Amen. I agree with your response to DouglasKC. There is no need for us to observe the Jewish holy days, for three reasons:
1. God gave them to the people of Israel. He never commanded Gentiles to observe them, unless they converted to Judaism.
2. Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection. When Jesus died on the cross, was buried, and rose from the dead, He abolished the ceremonial law (but not the moral law, which includes the Ten Commandments). [I realize that some of my fellow dispensationalists, and even some non-dispensationalists, will critize me for saying, “but not the moral law.”]
3. The destruction of the Temple in 70 A.D. There is no physical Temple today because of that. Since there is no physical Temple today, there is no need to observe the Jewish holy days. We are under the New Covenant, which Christ ushered in at Calvary. Under the New Covenant, the church is the temple of God (I Cor. 3:16,17; II Cor. 6:16; Eph. 2:19-22; I Peter 2:5).
Paul said that the Jewish holy days “are shadows of things to come” (Col. 2:17). Whether DouglasKC realizes it or not, those “things to come” have come.
Let's look at it again:
Col 2:16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of a holy day, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:
Col 2:17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.
Now you are interpreting this to say that Paul thinks that the feast days ARE shadows and thus SHOULD NOT be observed by Christians BECAUSE Christ is the reality that cast the shadows so there's no need for shadows...correct?
If this is not correct, what was casting the shadow?
Yes, He did give them to "Israel" and where are the "people of Israel" today? They are NOT in the tiny Nation of Israel. Those are two separate entites. God wants His children to observe them and they do not have to convert to Judaism.
Paul said that the Jewish holy days are shadows of things to come (Col. 2:17). Whether DouglasKC realizes it or not, those things to come have come
Some of us will be in for a big surprise, won't we? We shall see........