Entries by Ronald Dart

Christian Holidays (Holy Days) By Ronald L Dart

Everybody knows there are holidays mentioned in the Bible. But what are they? The holidays that are mentioned in the Bible are usually dismissed as Jewish. But did you know the New Testament Church still celebrated these holidays after Christ’s ascension? Walk through the Christ centered significance of the holidays in your Bible. This series goes in depth to each of the ‘Feasts of the Lord’, ‘Holy Days’, or ‘Sabbaths’ as listed in Leviticus 23 to include: The Sabbath, Passover, Feast of Firstfruits, Feast of Weeks (Pentecost), Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and the Feast of Tabernacles. Dart also discusses Christmas and Easter, addressing the questionable origins of these man-made traditions. [Read more]

The Thread: By Ronald L. Dart

There is a thread that runs from the beginning to the end of the Bible that few seem to understand. There are specific points along that thread where God chose to act in history. In the Bible, these are called, “the appointments” of God. Because they occurred in connection with events in Jewish history, the days took on the meaning of those events. But then came Jesus, and the great events of his life and work also took place on these appointments. Moreover, the future plans of Christ are also reflected in these appointments along the thread. Traditional beliefs say that the festivals came in with the old covenant and went out with the cross. But as you follow The Thread, you will find that explanation will not hold.

The feasts we find in the Bible are transcendent, and from the very beginning pointed, not so much at Israel’s history, but at the work and ministry of Jesus Christ in history. As you pick up The Thread and follow it, things will become clearer. The Festivals of Jehovah mark places where we can most easily find The Thread. You will understand how each of God’s holidays points to Christ and impacts your life. Understanding this will simplify the Bible and deepen your understanding. [Read more]

Epistles of Paul from a pro-Torah perspective

An excellent and highly detailed study in the epistles of the Apostle Paul from a Pro-Torah perspective. In this classic studio recorded series by Ronald L. Dart, each of Paul’s letters is studied verse by verse in chronological order and evaluated in the light of the record in Acts. We hope you’ll enjoy your study on the “Epistles of Paul.” [Read more]

The ‘Wall of Separation’ in Ephesians 2:14

The unity Paul speaks of is inclusive (“How do we include everybody?”), not exclusive (“What people do we need to kick out?”). In Ephesians 2, what was the “law of commandment” and the “wall of separation”, and what was abolished by Jesus? How to work toward unity today. Roles of the leaders toward unity. Unity by coercion will not last; authoritarianism divides and is contrary to the Ephesian instruction. Every joint has its role – no exclusiveness. [Read more]

Feast of Trumpets and the resurrection of the dead

There is no idea more central to the Christian faith, than the resurrection of the dead, and yet in those early years of Christianity, it had already been called into question, in the church! It’s in the great 15th chapter of Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians that he wrestles with a group that claimed there was no resurrection from the dead. I presume, they still held the doctrine of the ‘Kingdom of God,’ but for them it was a physical kingdom. It was something that a lot of Jews believed in and expected. They expected the Messiah to come, conquer the Romans, set up a rule of God on this earth in the physical sense. [Read more]

Common objections to the Feast Days

A thorough examination of 3 scriptures commonly used to claim the Holy Days have been done away. Galatians 4:9-10, Ephesians 2:15, Colossians 2:14-16. You cannot make a distinction in the law (including The Holy Days, Sabbath, the law of Moses, the ceremonial laws, and even the Ten Commandments), throwing some out and keeping others; they all stand or fall together. Subjects: The temple as a stage for God’s plan; nailed to the cross; Numbers 5 blotting out; Numbers 6 vows; “where God places His name”. [Read more]