evolution8 wrote:Hi honey, don't let any pagan ruin our Christmas celebration.
It's x-mess that is pagan
Some true history ...Idolatry in the 'church'
The roman catholic church, in their attempt to make converts from among the pagans, felt that they had to find a way to identify culturally with them. They had the biblical story of the miraculous virgin birth of christ, so they decided they must invent it happened on 25 december and the pagans were invited to come to church and worship him. Thus there was a position of ambiguity, where some people might have genuinely converted to christianity while others turned up just to indulge in the latest religious innovation. It was equivalent to the inclusion of their 'jesus' in the roman pantheon of the gods, a matter which the early church had firmly resisted at the cost of the death of many martyrs.
Thus the roman catholic church established the madonna and child as the latest manifestation of the queen of heaven and her son. The pagans made no compromises, they didn't need to, they just came and worshipped their new deities because it fitted in nicely with what they already believed.
While it's easy to knock the catholic church because of their mary idolatry, the protestants cannot be left off the hook. The protestant reformation dispensed with only a part of the babylonian system of worship. The celebration of christmas, inherited from the roman catholic church, via pagan Rome, via Egypt, via Babylon, is still practiced as one of the most important event in the protestant christian calendar, so from that point of view the protestants are into as much of this ambiguous falsehood as the catholics.
So what should we do about it? The Word tells us: "...Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen
.... Come out of her, My people, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues
". (Rev. 18:2-4). It says "Come out of her, MY people
", meaning the people who are supposed to come out are people who belong to the true Messiah, i.e. the true Scripture-following believers.
So, it's a choice ... to follow the pagan idolatry roots of the so-called 'church' or follow the truth of the Word. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever love and make a lie
. Rev 22:15For I witness to everyone hearing the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to them, Elohim shall add to him the plagues that are written in this Book, and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, Elohim shall take away his part from the Book of Life, and out of the Sacred city, which are written in this Book
. Rev 22:18,19