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The Bible Slam: Leviticus Chapter 23

Yahweh's "holy days" are outlined in this chapter.   Most Christians do not celebrate these days, although Jews do follow them.   There is a Christian minority that honors them.

The usual bloody animal sacrifices are described again here, with much reference to burning flesh creating a "sweet savour to the Lord."

The main point of this chapter appears to be sabbath keeping and honoring the designated holy days, which some Christians believe describe various events that have and will take place.

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Discussion Points.

Leviticus 23:14, 23:21, 23:31 and 23:41 all proclaim that the holy days "shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations."   Observance of the day of atonement is quite stern:

23:29 For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people.

23:30 And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people.

Why do modern day Christians not honor the day of atonement, the feast of trumpets, the feast of tabernacles and so forth? It seems a bit hypocritical and convenient to cite anti-gay scripture from the Book of Leviticus as "inerrant" but to completely ignore these other commands which are to be observed forever and carry heavy consequences if they are not observed.

Here's a Christian who says the holy days described in Leviticus 23 should be honored:

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