Modern Christianity considers Christ’s crucifixion as THE turning point of all biblical doctrine and practice. Is this a correct teaching?
According to its proponents, all beliefs and practices from the Old Testament and continuing into the crucifixion supposedly come to a stop and are now considered obsolete when Christ supposedly said of them: “It is finished.”
(For more details, please see our article, What Was Really “Finished”?)
In this regard, let us consider the implications of this popular teaching on the particular case of Pentecost, one of the seven annual Holy Days of God originating from the Old Testament.
Because of such teaching, most modern-day Christians believe that Pentecost and all the other annual Holy Days of God — plus the Sabbath, among other practices — were already abolished at the cross. Thus, their continued observance in this New Testament era is totally unnecessary because these were already “finished and fulfilled” in Christ.
Is this popular teaching really logical and true? If the answer is yes, where is the clear biblical basis to support such teaching? What does the evidence of the biblical record really say on this matter? You might be surprised with the biblical answers when you read them.