In Part II we will discover that December 25th was actually the birthday of many pagan gods throughout the centuries beginning with Nimrod. Also we’ll see how the first time December 25th was ever celebrated as ‘Christmas’ and the birth of Messiah was in the 4th century when Constantine simply declared it be so. When he merged the already pagan celebration “Saturnalia” (celebration of other gods, Saturn, the sun/Nimrod, etc) with so called “Christianity”.
About 2,200 years before the birth of Messiah, Noah’s great grandson, Nimrod along with his wife Semiramis, built the Tower of Babel (Genesis 10:10, 11:9) and the Babylonian Empire which combined their pagan religion with their form of government. They worshiped the stars, sun, and the moon, and they sacrificed their babies to Moloch (satan). Nimrod in an attempt to become “God” declared himself the god of the sun and Semiramis was the goddess of the moon (also known as the “Queen of Heaven”) and the people of the Babylonian Empire worshiped them as such. The story goes that Noah’s son Shem was so angry about this, that he had Nimrod killed and his body parts were delivered to different provinces within Babylon as a warning to those who worshiped Moloch. Continue reading
I would just like to reiterate again, these posts are very brief summaries of the pagan roots of Christmas. I encourage you to watch the videos provided in these posts and visit the links as well. If you really desire to know the truth about the holiday we know as Christmas you will dig and study for yourself. The information contained in these posts are simply a starting point for your research. I pray you continue your study and allow the Holy Spirit to grant sight to your eyes concerning these truths.
So, how does the Elohim (God) of the universe, Creator of all feel about using pagan and man ways to worship Him and His Son, Messiah (that is what Christmas is all about right?)
In Deuteronomy 12, Elohim is warning His people about false gods.
…take heed to yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed from before you, and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.’ You shall not worship the LORD your God in that way; for every abomination to the LORD which He hates they have done to their gods for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods”
Elohim cast the Canaanites out of the Promised Land because of their pagan idolatrous practices. They worshiped Ba’al, or Nimrod, Tammuz, the sun god, the pagan Messiah, the god of wine and revelry. They worshiped the evergreen tree, and used it as a symbol of their god. They observed December 25, in worship of the waning sun, and their sun-god divinity. This whole religious system stemmed from ancient Babylon, the root of all heresy and apostasy. Continue reading
* This post is a brief summary on this dangerous deception. Please click the links in red throughout this post and at the end to learn more.
I can remember like it was yesterday, I was in the 6th grade and was terrified to go to sleep. I had seen a movie on TV about the end of the world & the ‘rapture’ and as a child I was so afraid I would get “left behind”. The whole idea of Messiah coming back secretly to gather His church, taking us to Heaven while we watched the utter destruction of the earth and all of those who had not accepted Him below never really sat well with me, BUT….it is what we were taught was Biblical truth. It is what my mom believed and probably her mom and even her mom. The Pre-Tribulation rapture “theory” is what the majority of Christian’s seem to believe is true. Even those who are not believers in Messiah would probably tell you what is predicted to happen based on the popular “Left Behind” series of books and movies. Because we have become so lukewarm and apostasy abounds, even in the “Christian” community we tend not question anything our Pastor teaches us, we don’t study for ourselves. Sure, we may read a few scriptures but do we really dig in and study to show ourselves approved unto The Father? In most cases, I have found that unless I am willing to accept what I believe may be completely false and re-learn what the Bible REALLY has to say, I will continue to live my life in complete deception from the evil one. And let’s face it, that is how most of Christianity lives today. Continue reading
* Note – I use the covenant names of The Father and The Son in this post. For a study on the true names click here. Also, I have used 2 different Bible versions throughout this post as noted. To learn more about the ISR98 Bible version used click here.
I originally started this blog post with the title “When you find yourself without a church home” but, that is no longer a fully accurate statement for my family…not after all we’ve been shown by the Holy Spirit. At this point in our walk with Yahuah, it’s a choice not just happenstance. I will discuss the details of those revelations in a separate post I am working on simply called “Why we came out of the church”. But, for this post I specifically want to address the scripture most widely known and misused within “Christianity” regarding church attendance, Hebrews 10:25.
This verse has caused much grief personally as I have at several points in my life, found myself not attending church regularly or even at all. Whether it was because of life circumstances, not finding one that felt like “Home”, re-location or various other reasons, I was always reminded of this verse and out of my own guilt, attempted to find a church home in order to be a “good Christian”. Let’s face it, this verse seems to be thrown around quite often in the Christian community when we learn of a brother/sister who is not attending church regularly and we feel the need to admonish them with “Thus Sayeth the Lord”. I admit now that even though I’ve reacted in the flesh as a result of reading and hearing this verse, I always had a ‘nudge’ in my spirit. If this verse is in fact to be taken as commonly interpreted, it poses a conflict with other scriptures as it creates a yoke of slavery/bondage which is something Messiah clearly destroyed for those who follow Him. “In the freedom which Messiah has made us free, stand firm, then, and do not again be held with a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1 ISR 98 Continue reading
It has become commonplace to hear the terms “Christian Yoga”, “Holy Yoga” and I have even heard “Yoga for Jesus”. It seems it’s been all the rage for a while now, cool and hip to be a part of a yoga class. Yet, I would venture to say most people, including Christians have some knowledge that yoga is a practice derived from eastern religion. In fact, I’ve heard a lot of believers saying things in defense like“Oh, I am just doing the movements….it’s just stretching. I am not participating in the ‘religious’ aspect.” But can one really separate the two – the physical and spiritual aspects of yoga? Continue reading
As I drive around town, I see the advertisements for Zumba at numerous churches – Day and time of class, just come join the party! Believers that I know personally and through social media talk about their Zumba work outs, etc. At first glance, it sounds fun…after all its exercise, getting together with your girlfriends and dancing to get in shape…come on, no big deal right? But can you walk with me as we take a closer look: Continue reading