Another popular set of verses the church often uses to teach that the Sabbath is no longer valid comes from Galatians.
8 Formerly, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those who by nature are not gods. 9 But now that you know God—or rather are known by God—how is it that you are turning back to those weak and miserable forces? Do you wish to be enslaved by them all over again? 10 You are observing special days and months and seasons and years! 11 I fear for you, that somehow I have wasted my efforts on you.–Galatians 4:8-10
Verse 10 is NOT referring to the Sabbath or the Biblical festivals.
The reason why is because here Paul is talking to Gentiles who in the past had never observed the Biblical feasts or the Sabbath in the first place.
Look at verse 8.
It clearly states that they “did NOT know God”.
Obviously, this verse CANNOT be referring to the Jews, for if there is any nation that did know God, it was Israel.
Now look at verse 9.
It says they (Gentiles) are “turning back to those weak and miserable forces?”
Now if they are Gentiles, what exactly are these “weak and miserable forces” they are turning back to?
Obviously they are NOT turning back to Old Testament teachings, because they never knew them in the first place.
The answer is that they are turning back to the pagan gods and beliefs they worshipped and believed BEFORE coming to the true God of Israel through faith in Israel’s messiah. One who was not observing God’s ways in the first place cannot turn back to His ways.
The same goes for the “special days and months and seasons and years” mentioned in verse 10.
This verse means the Galatians’ former “pagan special days and months and seasons and years”.
In fact, I think you could actually apply these verses to the modern church pagan celebrations of Christmas and Easter. Both are obviously not Biblical festivals and both originate from pagan beliefs.
Am I implying that the modern Church should cease with their pagan Christmas and Easter celebrations and begin celebrating the Biblical feasts which point directly to their savior Christ?
YOU BET YOUR BRITCHES I AM.