God Has A Church, It Is NOT The Great
Cathederal, Neither Is It The National Establishment, Neither Is It The Various Denominations (Including the Seventh-day Adventist Denomination)
At 53:45 into this sermon posted below, Doug's argument against observing God's immutable calendar of salvational feast days sounds really good and seeing he is
such a polished speaker, I myself just want to go along with his erroneous posiotion
but if you are familiar with the specific language of the Bible you just have to call him
on his lies. Please keep in mind that if I hated Doug I wouldn't take the time to call
his or your attention to the subtle errors he teaches.
Ellen White was a prophet and just like other prophets, Sister White documented not only the good but the bad decisions of the Bible characters and heroes that she wrote about.
In Ellen White's commentary on Acts 20:6, in her hallmark book called Acts of the Apostles she documents the story about Paul keeping the feast of Passover with his gentile (not Jewish) converts in Philippi (Not in Jerusalem).
This all took place some 25 years after the cross and we note that there is not one word of censure from Sister White criticizing Paul for keeping the Passover in any way, shape or form but simply documents "The Philippians were the most loving and truehearted of the apostle's converts, and during the eight days of the feast he enjoyed peaceful and happy communion with them." I want to take the time to make it plain that nothing negative or critical is mentioned by Sister White like "Paul was so ingrained with his religious training as a Pharisee that he did not yet realized that to observe Passover was a denial of Christ's sacrifice." Here was the perfect opportunity for Sister White to make it plain that we should not follow the example of the Apostle Paul by observing Passover and yet she says nothing of the sort.
During his lifelong, selfless ministry Paul never missed the opportunity to reach out to his fellowman with the love of Messiah. To everyone that crossed his adventurous missionary path he is documented as doing fervent outreach but especially during the holy says, new moons and the sabbath day. Whether the people Paul was witnessing to were Jews or gentiles, whether they were in Jerusalem or in Philippi, bond or free, male or female, during a holiday, a new moon or the sabbath feast or during an ordinary workday, Paul always took every opportunity to witness and evangelize for the self sacrificing love of Messiah.
One thing we know for certain is that Paul kept all of the commanded feast days listed in Leviticus 23 no matter where he happened to be and no matter if he was in the company with Jews or Gentiles. According to Paul's own words, He never did anything against the Jewish people or customs of the Jewish fathers which means he always celebrated God's feast days/appointments in time regardless of his geographical location or what company he was with.
"And it came to pass, that after three days Paul called the chief of the Jews together: and when they were come together, he said unto them, Men and brethren, though I have committed nothing against the people, or **customs of our fathers,** yet was I delivered prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans."