WHAT ABOUT A BIBLE CALENDAR?

What about a Bible Calendar?
by Ruth Fischer Bennett

Some people say that there isn’t enough evidence to demonstrate clearly any calendar that is mentioned in the Bible. Some people say that the calendar used by the Jews is “the same one God delivered to Moses.” Then there are others who propose a great variety of Bible calendars.  It seems that if there is any possible position on this subject, someone already has it staked out. What provoked all this controversy? Sincere objections to the Jewish calendar, that’s what.  That calendar is one of the legacies of the Pharisees that is disturbing the various Sabbath and Holy Day keeping Churches of God today.

Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ had a great deal to say to his disciples and those who desire to follow Him warning about the attitude of the Pharisees and the traditions promulgated by them, which they used to contravene God’s written instructions.  The attitude He described was that of twisting the Word of God in order to appear to be righteous.

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INTRODUCTION TO COUNTING THE CALENDAR

Is salvation complicated?  What does the scripture say?  Look at Philippians 2:12.

Philippians 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

“Work out” is Strong’s #2716, to work fully, i.e., accomplish, by impl. to finish, fashion: -cause, do (deed); perform, work (out).

Is this verse saying that we as individuals work out everything about our salvation except the calendar issue?  Like it or not, believe it or not, if someone else tells you when your annual appointments with God are, you are under a hierarchy.  It may be as benevolent as possible, but if you can’t go to the calendar and the Bible and prove the timing of the Holy Days, then someone else controls your salvation.

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