Should we eat a Passover dinner (Seder) along with the Passover emblems?

     Should we eat a Passover dinner (Seder) along with the Passover emblems?

     Based on John 13:2, we believe that Yahshua ate a Passover supper with His disciples, including
lamb and unleavened bread. However, later that evening He introduced the emblems
representing His body and blood. When He did this we believe that He replaced the Old
Testament lamb and unleavened bread with the New Testament bread (representing His body)
and cup (representing His blood). Also, from our perspective, it seems inappropriate to eat lamb
prior to partaking of the emblems which represent the true lamb.

Another reason we abstain from the traditional Passover supper (often called the Seder) is Paul’s
admonition to eat at home in 1 Corinthians 11:20-22: “When ye come together therefore into one
place, this is not to eat the Master’s supper. For in eating every one taketh before other his own
supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken. What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink
in? or despise ye the assembly of Yahweh, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to
you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.”

Paul would have never encouraged the Corinthian brethren to eat dinner at home prior to the
emblems if the dinner was still crucial to the Passover. For these reasons, we do not celebrate a
separate Passover dinner with the emblems. Instead, we review the Passover from the Old and
New Testaments and follow in the examples of Yahshua through the foot washing and the
partaking of the emblems.

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4 years ago

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Shalom. I wander why the comments are not posted? Bread (Body) and Wine (Blood) should be eaten on 13 Abib, at the beginning, this is the commemoration of Yahshua’s death. Whereas Passover (roasted lamb/kid of a goat, unleavened bread, and bitter herbs, should be eaten on 15 Abib, at the beginning of The Feast of Unleavened Bread, this is to remember the wonders and miracles that Almighty Yahweh did when He delivered His people from Egypt. Two different events that must be fulfilled as they are commandments.

Patty cooper
Patty cooper
4 years ago

Messiah stated “do this in remembrance of me”, that seems pretty clear to me. A direct command from the Lamb himself.
Also, in reality, no physical lamb was really needed, for the spiritual Lamb was there. And , He instucts ur to do the same as He did.