I would like to share something that God has been impressing on me and my life… I hope that it brings edification to others.
1 John 2:15 “Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him…”
The Word of God clearly tells me that I cannot love (welcome, entertain, be fond of, or love dearly) the world or anything in the world because if I do then the love of the Father is not in me… While I was meditating on this, I began to see that even if I go around saying “I love Jesus” it is a lie if I love “ANYTHING” in the world and this was a bitter pill to swallow. Jesus told us clearly that “No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one and…
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.
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 pagan, 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.
He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them. – John 12:40
They willfully rejected the testimony of God against themselves; they refused the self-evident Christ who would so greatly have blessed them. This wilful rejection was carried out so effectually that it became impossible to convert and heal them; they could not be instructed, or reformed, and therefore they were given over to destruction. Nothing remained but to allow the Romans to burn the temple and plough the site of the city. It was a dreadful thing that they should deliberately choose destruction, and obstinately involve themselves in the most tremendous of woes. Poor Israel, we pity thee! It was sad indeed to fall from so great a height! Yet we are bound to admit that God dealt…
The word disciple is taken from the word discipline. This definition is very fitting for the disciples who walked with Jesus and learned first hand what the righteous and unrighteous acts should be if they wanted to enter heaven. As a disciple we see Paul didn’t hesitate to tell El’-y-mas the sorcerer his acts against the deputy were evil and that he was perverting the Lords right way! (Acts 13:8-12) But El’-y-mas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith. Then Saul,(who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him, And said, O full of all subtily(deceit) and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord? And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be…
Ezekiel 6:9 …how I have been grieved by their adulterous hearts, which have turned away from Me, and by their eyes, which have lusted after their idols. They will loathe themselves for the evil they have done and for all their detestable practices….We grieve God’s heart when we mix religious paganism (Christ Mass traditions of men) with our worship of Him. Yes. It hurts Him because He is a jealous God and loves us deeply.