December 23, 2009
…ok, so I didn’t really have just one thing to say about xmas after all
The Circus Maximus in Rome was where chariot races took place. There, as many as 270,000 spectators were entertained. In ancient times the obelisk of Seti stood at the focal point of the Circus. It had been brought there by Caesar Augustus from Heliopolis, the city of the sun in Egypt.
Now you might be wondering what chariot racing has to do with December 25. The details of a Roman Calendar will make it apparent. In 354 A.D. a calendar was drawn up by a Christian living in Rome. While the other pagan birthdays were celebrated with 24 chariot races in the Roman circus, the birthday of Sol Invictus was celebrated with an additional 5 chariot races- 30 races on December 25th. December 25th was the most important pagan birthday on the entire Roman calendar! Over 200 years after the time of Christ – in supposedly Christian Rome, there is no mention of the birth of Christ on that day. That’s no coincidence!
Christmas was illegal in England. It was outlawed in New England from 1649 to 1658. It was condemned for its pagan roots by the Puritans, the Methodists, the Quakers, the Amish, the Presbyterians and the Baptists. It was made a legal holiday in Massachusetts in 1856. These are easily confirmed facts that theologians are well aware of.
Was December 25th the birthday of Jesus? No it was not – and our forefathers knew that. So how is it possible that this pagan festival has become one of the major components of traditional Christianity? There is one very good answer: Time is the ally of deceit.
Categories: biblical truth, pagan traditions, Richard Rives, world net daily.
May 17, 2009
1. Disregard for and blatant disobedience to the Law of God.
2. The appointment of “Elders” who according to Scripture, don’t qualify.
3. The teaching of lawlessness and the misrepresentation of Grace.
4. Blatant twisting of Scripture to serve MANY different agendas.
5. The picking and choosing of commandments to follow based on self interest.
6. The lack of teaching the FEAR OF GOD, and the false teaching on the definition of LOVE.
7. Continuing in the sins of countless generations who take the worship and adoration of OTHER GODS, put it before HIS FACE and DEMAND that He accept it as a gift of worship. ie; the paganism of Christmas, Easter, Sunday, Saints Days, etc.etc.
8. The burden and heavy yoke of rosters. (if you have been a part of a church you know what I mean by ‘burn out’.)
9. The general lack of preaching the true Gospel of Messiah and the lack of concern for the lost.
10. The lack of HOLINESS, which reveals a congregations underlining desire to be JUST LIKE THE WORLD.
I understand that there are some congregations that are less pagan in their practices, and less lawless than others. My prayer is that they question their customs, traditions and practices in light of the Scriptures, that they COME OUT of the false system and worship the true God in spirit and truth.
YHVH is not interested in the institutions. He is interested in His people walking in His commandments, and although we may not be in “the land” yet, we should be set apart from the world as His people.
Categories: biblical truth, commandments, gospel, pagan traditions, torah.