The Jews and many other groups still observe Yom Kippurim. They have fallen for a deception that has been promoted as truth for hundreds of years.
I, too, was there myself not long ago. Satan relies on a mixture of the truth, half-truth, and lies. This was his approach in the Garden of Eden and he has continued with this strategy ever since.
Paul often tells us to prove all things. (1Thessalonians 5:21, Galatians 6:4, Romans 12:2) We must avoid doctrines that seem right but have not been proven according to Yahweh’s word. (1Timothy 4: 1, 1 John 4:1)
I have often accepted beliefs because I trusted those who also believe them, not because I studied to prove them. When I first joined the Worldwide Church of g-d, it was not because I performed an exhaustive study of their beliefs, but because Herbert Armstrong sounded so convincing. I believed him rather than scripture.
I believed him about the seventh day Sabbath because my Christian education taught me about the 10 Commandments. These commandments proclaim the seventh day Sabbath. I was not able to accept the Christian teaching that the Sabbath had been changed. When Mr. Armstrong taught about the seventh day Sabbath, I assumed the other teachings would also be true. This was not the way to prove all things.
For example Mr. Armstrong talked about tithing. I found this in the Bible and thought it too must be true. I did not search deep enough to learn the truth about tithing. Eventually it was made known to me that the tithing under the old covenant was only for the Levites. (Numbers 18: 21, 24) There is no tithing under the new covenant. Free will offerings are encouraged, but not demanded. I tithed a lot of money to Worldwide and sacred name groups for many years as a result of my ignorance and lack of study to prove what it is actually true.
For many years I kept the seven feasts revealed in Leviticus 23. Later I was able to learn that this was according to the old covenant sacrificial law. This law, but not the Royal law, ended with the death of Messiah on the tree.
Yahweh allowed me to learn His Son’s “name of inheritance”. I was able to do this by reading an excellent study prepared by George Gabler. (http://kahalyahweh.net/articles/nameofinheritance.htm)
Through this study I learned about a scripture I had never noticed before: Deuteronomy 29:20:
Yahweh will not spare him, then the anger of Yahweh and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and Yahweh shall blot out his name from under heaven.
Yes, this was according to the added law of the old covenant that whoever died in sin had their name blotted out. Only one man died in sin. Messiah absorbed all sin. This law was in effect until Messiah died on the tree. Messiah had to live and die under this law. (Galatians 4:4) Since he was under this old covenant sacrificial law, his given name at birth was blotted out. This is why he had to inherit a new name. (Hebrews 1:4) This understanding changed everything for me. Please read the “Name of Inheritance” for yourself and review the articles on this website to learn more about the importance of the name of YahwehShua, the name of inheritance.
For years I had recognized Jesus as the Son’s name. Later I accepted the teaching that the name was not Jesus, but Yahshua. When I came to the inherited name, I really had to study and pray for truth. This was truly the first time I studied to prove it to myself. The name is not found in the Bible like Jesus or Yahshua. It must be revealed. (John 6:44)
Along the way I have learned about the doctrine of Messiah as revealed in Hebrews 6:1-2. Yes, this information had been there all along, just like Deuteronomy 29:20. I then learned that the apostle John made a very strong statement about the importance of the doctrine of Messiah. He tells us this in his second letter verse nine: “Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Messiah, hath not Yahweh. He that abideth in the doctrine of Messiah, he hath both the Father and the Son.” This really got my attention and caused me to study this doctrine more deeply.
My studies have revealed that this commandment from Messiah has replaced the old covenant teaching found in Leviticus 23. In fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12) my brethren and I have chosen to fully commit ourselves to the doctrine of Messiah. By doing this we have truly left the old covenant. We have been told in Hebrews 7:12 that there was a change. Now we have accepted this truth and are practicing it.
I have left behind Sunday, circumcision in the flesh, Jesus, tithing and many other incorrect teachings. I invite you to take this same journey and discover the truth.
Through study and prayer I am convinced that the correct keeping of the fall feasts is by observing only Yom Teruah and Yom Gadol. Upon deeper study, Yom Kippurim as it is kept today is not scriptural. It is based on the traditions of men. The Talmudic rabbinical teachings have greatly contributed to this and have influenced the way Christians and sacred name groups have held onto this old covenant teaching. Sukkot is not as sinister as Yom Kippurim but because Messiah left it out of his Commandments, we must not observe it as we have chosen not to observe Yom Kippurim.
You must decide if you really want the truth and do whatever it takes. If you are searching for the truth and what I have said here is of interest, then perhaps you are being called. We are here to help. Pray for truth to Yahweh and contact our elders for help.
May Yahweh guide you.