Should Christians keep the Passover?

Should Christians keep the Passover?

Scripture: Luke 22:19, 1 Corinthians 1:11-23, 1 Corinthians 5:7
Should Christians keep the Passover? I think every Christian should keep the Passover through the Lord's supper. It has gone through a transition since we no longer slay lambs. Christ fulfilled the Passover, so we keep it in a new way.
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Caller:  My question is on the Passover.  At the Last Supper on Passover in Luke 22:19, it says: And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.  And then St Paul goes on to say in I Corinthians 11:23: For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you.

That the Lord Jesus the same night which was the Passover night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.  If Jesus kept the Passover, then I feel like I’m commanded to keep it because He kept it.  And if I don’t, then I feel like I’m breaking one of His commandments. 

Pastor Doug:  Well, I think every that Christian should keep the Passover.  Now let me explain what I’m saying.  If you read in 1 Corinthians 5:7: Purge out therefore the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, as you are unleavened.  For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.  Every Christian that celebrates the Lord’s Supper, as you just stated, he is keeping the Passover.  In other words, we don’t kill lambs anymore, so obviously the Passover has gone through a transition. 

Instead of killing lambs, we now celebrate Communion, or the Lord’s Supper, which is the modern equivalent of the Passover.  Jesus was the fulfillment.  It would be really a lack of faith for us to keep the Passover the way the Jews did, because Christ is now our Passover and whenever we have the Lord’s Supper we are keeping that feast—that angel of judgment passes over, the same way he did for the children of Israel because of our faith in the blood of the Lamb.  Does that make sense?

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