I'm still on the learning curve regarding the appointed days of God and coming to learn much I wasn't taught in the CoC. So through reviewing the Sabbaths, we see some instructions were even the Gentile sojourners were commanded certain things - such as the matter of not eating anything with leaven. Since Jesus, nor His apostles, lessened any of the explicit Torah of God regarding the Sabbaths and the Torah has instruction for the Sojourners - why don't more Gentile believers teach about it? There is the prohibition by God for a Gentile to take Passover without being circumcised, but partaking was not forbidden to the Gentile, just that they meet certain conditions..<quoted text>
Absolutely we should study these feasts and holy days, recognize their fulfillments in Christ. We gain greater understanding of God and His plan through them. I do think it would be helpful for Christians to recognize when these days fall on the calendar, think of them, see how they were observed. If we recognize their fulfillment in Christ, what harm is there even in celebrating them?
If there are Jewish believers who still want to observe the days, what is the harm- as long as they recognize that keeping these things in themselves will not bring about salvation? As Paul said, our heritage comes from the Jew. God gave these people many great blessings. if they are in Christ, they are family.
Gentiles today, just like then, should not be forced to observe the days in order to be saved, or have Jewish believers consider them saved.
The local Messianic Synagogue is doing a study of the roots of the faith that includes the topic - so it will likely be some weeks before we get to that part.
Perhaps equally or more important is to ask ourselves why we support festivals or holidays that have no root in the faith, but are candidly actually rooted in paganism and Satanism - yet Christians rush head-long into their celebration as they ignore the celebrations given by God!
Oh, I forgot - Paul said the Torah was nailed to the cross and we just need to be convinced in our own heart we have the liberty to whatever we want if it doesn't offend our conscience - no need to do what God said!(trying to stay with the topic theme;-)