The Error of Idolatry

Romans 1: 17-19 For the gospel reveals the righteousness of God that comes by faith from start to finish, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.” The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness. For what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.…

It is plainly stated in Deuteronomy 12:29-32

When the LORD your God shall cut off the nations from before you, where you go to possess them, and you displace them, and dwell in their land;

Take heed to yourself that you are not snared by following them, after they are destroyed from before you; and that you inquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.

You shall not do so unto the LORD your God: for every abomination to the LORD, which He hates, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burned in the fire to their gods.

Whatsoever thing I command you, observe to do it: you shall not add thereto, nor take away from it.

In light of this past X Mass season and the denial that it is pagan (the first I have heard of it not being pagan!), and after hearing a preacher admit it is foundationally pagan, but one has liberty to celebrate it or not, I felt compelled by God’s Holy Spirit to do this post and quote the above Scriptures and J.C. Ryle quote. Deuteronomy 12: 29-32 is the end of thinking you have this liberty. But, you say, it doesn’t apply to you because you don’t believe X Mass is a pagan feast day? It is an imitation of Yule.

FTA: From the holiday ham to the evergreen in your living room, here’s how the pagan celebration of Yule influenced modern Christmas traditions.

God never compromises with evil.

Read the Deuteronomy 12 passage again. Why would we want to remind God of the evils idolaters have done and do to this day with imitating the same customs as them? Who are we to add or take away from God’s Word and create a day by putting Christ’s name on an ancient pagan day (Yule) and calling it holy? We cannot call anything holy that God does not call holy. Yet, many will withhold the truth in unrighteousness, deluding themselves as well as others in thinking they are honoring God. Be aware that God has the final say. He knows what is under that “christian mask” that has been put over this goddess/mother-child pagan day.

Today, worldwide we see how the nations are giving in to perversity. Israel was put into captivity by the pagan nation when they worshiped God in their same ways of worship to their gods. The Church needs to repent for we are in that same captivity. We have the removal of God in the public square, abortion on demand, sexual perversions, no prayer in public school, satanism outright worshiped, and Darwinian/humanism teachings to our children and God heard none of our prayers concerning these things because we regarded iniquity in our hearts by celebrating our idolized “holy” day, Christ Mass, imitating Yule.

May God open your spiritual eyes of understanding and grant repentance. Amen.

9 thoughts on “The Error of Idolatry

  1. Sherry

    The early Christian church started celebrating Christmas long before the Vikings became Christians. So, the Vikings had nothing to do with it. However, people all over the northern hemisphere have celebrated the winter solstice for millennia, and that includes the people of the Roman Empire.

    How did the early Christian church pick a date to celebrate? We don’t have a record, but consider the obvious problem. Whenever some group starts suggesting a new holiday, employers start complaining we already have enough holidays. Since most people in the Roman Empire were becoming Christians by the 4th Century, the time around the Winter Solstice was available. Given that we like our traditions and the birth of Jesus seemed like a great occasion to celebrate, the new holy day caught on.

    So, what is the real problem? Is idolatry creeping into the Christmas celebration? Yes, but that is because fewer people are reading the Bible. That is because we are not teaching our children what it means to be a Christian.

    The fact is that people are going to celebrate the winter solstice. If they know nothing about Jesus they will get drunk celebrate Santa and the grinch. If they know about Jesus and they understand why He was born among us, they will go to church and express their gratitude.

    You don’t want to celebrate Christmas. You think it is idolatry. Your choice, but your accusations are nonsense. Most people have no idea where many so-called Christmas traditions came from. That is because they are not celebrating the old Pagan gods. If they are not celebrating Jesus, then they are celebrating the idols of stuff, sex, science, state, and self. They are celebrating as their idols what the ancient Pagans wanted their gods to give them.

    Since the same infusion of secular nonsense has happened to Easter — which the Bible completely describes — a holiday early Christians started celebrating early on, the problem is obviously one of ignorance, not one of celebrating a Pagan holiday.


    • Hey, Tom, which came first, the chicken or the egg? No, I’m not about to read your long dissertation since you know not the Scriptures…My Beloved Savior has told me that this is His battle and unless He opens your eyes to the truth you will not see it. Besides, I’m not obligated to listen to or debate those who cannot use scriptures properly.

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      • I think the winter solstice predates humanity.

        We live in an era with telescopes and satellites. We understand the tilt of the earth. To our ancestors, the seasons were a mystery. Nevertheless, because winter is so bitter and cold, we still celebrate the promise of spring. Will our Lord forgive us for celebrating the coming of spring, signs that the days are growing longer. Will our Lord forgive us if we use the occasion to celebrate His birth, to demonstrate how much we love Him? Why not?

        Will our Lord forgive us if we celebrate with drunkenness, sexual debauchery, and blasphemy without repentance. Probably not.


  2. FTA: Christmas is not wholly a Christian invention. The Church absorbed customs and traditions from pre-existing pagan winter festivals, such as Saturnalia and Yule. Favourite Christmas pastimes, such as caroling and gift-giving, have their origins in the pre-Christian pagan populaces of Europe.

    Author: Russell Fleming has a Masters degree in Ancient History and Classical Archaeology and an MLitt degree in Ancient History from the University of St. Andrews.,Examples%20of%20such%20festivals%20are%20Saturnalia%20and%20Yule.


  3. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap [gather into a pile] to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
    -2 Timothy 4:3-4


  4. For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error. While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.
    -2 Peter 2:18-22


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