kickme wrote:That's what I'm talking about Jay, I'm looking for input on this.
I wanna know why, when, how and where.
Seriously, I've seen so much of this and that I think we are all going to hell in a handbasket
I can empathize with your feelings, as i seem to be in the same boat. Here's some thoughts that came to me related to your post.
Those in the southern hemisphere (e.g. Austrailia/NZ) keep their Feasts in harmony with Jerusalem's seasons, even though it puts their Passover in the fall and Tabernacles in the spring. Are they doing it wrong? How will this anomaly be resolved in the Kingdom? Beats me.
It seems that if they kept the Feasts by their own seasons, it would cause confusion from a worldwide perspective. (i.e. We couldn't go to Austrailia for Tabernacles, because they would be observing Passover at that time.)
Your post caused me to think on this, and i now consider it an additional reason for using Jerusalem as the starting point for the beginnings of months.
IOW, if the start-of-year is tied to Jerusalem (for the "southerners"), then why not the start-of-months for us "westerners" and "far easterners"?
The start-of-day is a different "animal", and must remain unique to each location, being inexorably tied to sunrise or sunset. It simply wouldn't make sense to change dates (i.e. start the Sabbath) at say 2pm or 3am, just because that's the instant it started in Jerusalem.
Also, even if we agreed on anchoring the month to Jerusalem, it still wouldn't resolve the dispute over HOW to use the moon to determine the New Moon Day -- by conjunction or by sighting. I doubt if this will ever be resolved unitl Yahweh Himself clarifies it for us.
BTW, i think Joey gave some very good insights regarding the "change in the Law". I will give him "cautious agreement".