The Jerusalem Debate – Eleven Objections and Responses | The Lamb’s Servant
There are at least eleven reasons that people give as to why they don’t “want to”, “have to” or “shouldn’t” go to Jerusalem for the three Pilgrimage Feasts (Pesach, Shavuot and Sukkot). These reasons might actually seem to make good sense when you first hear them. So let’s take a quick look at this list of “reasons for not going” that I have personally heard (and if you have heard of other reasons on this topic, please share them with me).
If these reasons are legitimate, the scriptures should bear witness to them. Let’s consider them carefully in the light of Scripture. We don’t want to abandon Torah because we swallowed a faulty understanding. Let’s jump in by taking them one at a time.
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ELEVEN REASONS NOT TO GO TO JERUSALEM FOR THE PILGRIMAGE FEASTS
11. Paul sailed from Philippi after the days of Unleavened Bread, which means that he wasn’t in Jerusalem for the Feast of Passover. Therefore, he shows that we don’t need to be in Jerusalem for the feasts.
There may be more objections, so if you know of one, please comment below – we would appreciate the opportunity to study its merits. Thank you!