Wednesday, March 31, 2010

My First Days of Unleavened Bread

It's about time for Passover and the Days of Unleavened Bread. Therefore this is the perfect time to share with you my first observance of the Days of Unleavened Bread.

In 2000 it was not made clear to me that the Living Church of God taught observance of the Holy Days (Passover, Days of Unleavened Bread, Pentecost, Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, Feast of Tabernacles, Last Great Day.) So I was unable to observe them.

I was first made aware of their observance of the Holy Days while I was reading a booklet arguing for Seventh Day Sabbath observance. In that booklet Meredith was discussing fasting and he casually stated, as though mentioning a 'by the way' thing he stated that one is under no obligation to observe fasting on any day of the year except the Day of Atonement. Now I knew what the Day of Atonement was so this throw away comment made me panic and (because I trusted them) convinced me to observe those days.

There was, at the time, so soon after the 1998 GCG Split, no information on their website informing people when the Holy Days occurred. So when the fall Holy Days occurred in 2000 I did not know when they occurred. Although I did fast in 2000, but on the wrong day.

Later I got LCG's Holy Days booklet which finally told me the dates for the Holy Days. When the dates for the dates for the Days of Unleavened Bread came up I prepared to observe it as best I could. It was impossible for me to remove the leaven from the house so I could not do that. But I was determined to abstain from leaven and eat some unleavened bread.

As I had no training from the LCG hierarchy on what was leaven or not I had to act as I could. I was so zealous in trying to abstain from leaven that I actually starved myself since I was uncertain how to discern what was leaven or not.

By the last day I was actually ravenously starving, desperately waiting for the sun to set so I could eat normally. When one gets hungry enough he or she will only even think of food. I had reached that stage. I remember practically not eating anything that last day. So it was quite good that I was able eat normally.

I must say my other observances of the Days of Unleavened Bread were not as bad. I always felt very guilty for not observing it properly. I could not because I had not made contact with LCG, then when I did I was rebuffed by their minister, so then I couldn't do anything about joining LCG.

Thankfully in 2008 I discovered that HWA was a false prophet who made countless false prophecies. So I know that God could not have used Herbert W. Armstrong to do anything. LCG and other related groups observe the Feast of Tabernacles in the scriptually wrong way. Therefore I must say he was a fraud. I am still a Christian. I believe to this day that Jesus Christ is worthy of our worship. But I will not listen to HWA because of his many prophetic errors.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you should have spent more time proving what you believed instead of lying to yourself, trusting men instead of Christ, and blaming others for your obvious ignorance.