Wilbur A Berg  

   Several have asked for a clarification of our Passover practices and explanations. Some have wondered about a study paper on "The Passover in the Bible and the Church Today, 'I as well as GTA's comments on the subject in his book The Real Jesus.

   Please understand that neither of the above writings constitute official Church doctrine or practice. Any variation of doctrinal explanation contained in them has not been approved by Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong. Consequently, there is no official change of practice or explanation this year for any part of the Passover observance or story.

   While there are a number of questions that need eventual clarification, we have been so busy with other things during this time of trial and trauma that we have not been able to make a study of these details and present them to Mr. Armstrong for approval. Hopefully we will be able to get to these matters before Passover of next year.

   However, there should be no confusion about the date of the Passover. We still observe it on the evening of the 14th of Nisan (which falls this year on Tuesday, April 10th). Neither of the above sources raised any issues that would change the Church's Passover observance from the eve of Nisan 14 to some other date. Therefore, there should be no question about when to keep this service.

Wilbur A. Berg, Pastoral Administration Dept.

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Pastor General's ReportMarch 19, 1979Vol 3 No. 9