There is SO much wrong going on in the world today that it’s just mind-boggling……BEYOND mind-boggling, actually……
But what REALLY gets me the most is modern-day Christianity…….NOT ONLY are there SEVERAL apostate churches popping up all over the U.S. and around the world, but even HUNDREDS of the ones who call themselves “non-apostate churches” are actually in and of themselves apostate (ironic, isn’t it?)
“Really? Which ones?”, you may ask. Well, let me explain, here.
LONG BEFORE the MODERN day apostasy (i.e. Ecumenicalism — modern-day Churches aligning themselves with the Roman Catholic Church in Rome — and/or the Emergent Movement — bringing “New Age” themes into the Christian church, such as meditation, labyrinths, etc.), there was ALREADY an apostasy going on within the “Christian church”, as it were. And it started around the time of Constantine. Many people (specifically, Catholics and many Christian people today) want to PRAISE Constantine, thinking he did so much to ADVANCE CHRISTIANITY within the Roman Empire and perhaps the world, even.
But they are sadly overlooking ONE thing: In wanting to “appease” the Pagans within the Roman Empire who worshiped the Sun on SUN-DAY, he CHANGED the Sabbath day from the BIBLICALLY-MANDATED SATURDAY (7th day of the week) to SUN-DAY (the first day of the week!)
“Yeah, so what! What’s the big deal?”, you may be asking or saying to yourself. Well, I’ll TELL YOU what the “big deal” is! You can NOT change the holy, divine law of God and still call yourself “Christian”, that’s what!
Anyways, the Catholic Church followed suit in further promoting SUN-DAY as the Sabbath, instead of the BIBLICALLY-MANDATED SATURDAY (7th day of the week). Also please remember that around the time of Constantine in the Roman Empire, anti-Jewish sentiments were high among Gentile Christians, who accused the Jews of crucifying Jesus. Therefore, those ancient Christians didn’t want anything to DO with Jews or what they considered to be “Jewish law”. That’s why they HAPPILY submitted to the SUN-DAY Sabbath, instead of the biblically-mandated Saturday (7th day) one!
However, when Constantine changed the Sabbath from Saturday TO Sunday, he sadly turned Christianity into a LIE [and only managed to further advance an APOSTATE FORM of Christianity, nothing more]. That’s almost like the Jews of Moses’s time worshiping the golden calf while still believing in their hearts that they were somehow doing a “true service” to God! You can NOT put a “Christian stamp” on something that’s PAGAN in nature or origin (such as worship of the Sun day) and then expect God to approve of it, for God CAN NOT and WILL NOT approve of such blasphemies!
Okay, now fast forward to the modern times. The Catholic Church has observed a SUN-DAY Sabbath for YEARS and pretty much ALL OTHER CHRISTIAN CHURCHES (save for a very small few) have followed suit!
Have you ever wondered about WHY Jesus was the JEWISH MESSIAH, yet, most modern-day churches/Christians don’t give a DARN about the Old Testament or even do so much as care to read it? Or have you ever wondered WHY the modern-day church doesn’t celebrate the 7 annual feasts of the Lord and writes them off as “Jewish holidays, ONLY”? Or have you ever wondered why the church no longer celebrates the “7th Day-biblically-mandated Sabbath” but instead celebrates the Sabbath on the FIRST day of the week (Sun-day)?
Ironically enough, many modern-day churches/Christians completely and totally REJECT Jesus’s “Jewishness”.
And sadly, that’s the one aspect of Jesus Christ that simply can NOT be denied if one is to accept the FULL 100% TRUTH of God!
Modern-day Christians can NOT deny the “Jewishness” of Jesus since it’s written ALL OVER THE SCRIPTURES, OLD **AND** NEW TESTAMENTS, not to mention that over 360+ Messianic Prophecies about the coming Jewish Messiah in the Old Testament were FULFILLED by Jesus Christ in the New Testament!
Sadly, many modern-day Christians today have this unbridled spiritual/emotional animosity for the Jews. But ironically, that is exactly what Satan wants because remember that Satan’s goal is to take people AWAY from the Word of God and to divide and conquer among the Lord’s people (Gentile and Jew, alike!) And the people that decide to follow the Jewish roots of Christianity, believing it to be the Lord’s 100% truth, are not only few and far between but are facing an UPHILL BATTLE, as far as acceptance goes. But ya know what? Jesus had THIS to say in John 15:18-27 :
“If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me;
If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin. He that hateth me hateth my Father also. If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father. But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause. But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning”
But anyways, the point I was wanting to make is that modern-day Christianity has STRAYED from its Jewish roots and if there’s to be any REAL biblical truth behind it, it needs to GO BACK to its Jewish roots, in form, in prayers, in reading and in practice!
“But HOW?”, you may ask. Answer: By reading and following the Old AND New Testaments!
“But wait a minute!”, you may think. “Weren’t the Old Testament laws done away by Jesus in the New Testament?”
Answer: No, NOT AT ALL! In fact, they were EXPANDED ON, and even ADDED ONTO in the New Testament!
Don’t believe me? Check out Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount (Matthew chapter 5-7). Not only did he reference the 10 commandments from Moses in the Old Testament but he EXPANDED on them.
And concerning the Old Testament law(s), he had THIS to say:
“Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled” [Matthew 5:17-18]
The new heaven and new Earth don’t happen until Revelation 21:1 [book of Revelation, chapter 21, verse 1] in the bible. And from my understanding, at the start of Revelation chapter 22, heaven and earth have already passed and a new heaven and new Earth has been created. The law was done away with at the beginning of chapter 21 of Revelation DURING the creation of the new heaven and new Earth and by the start of Revelation chapter 22, there is no longer any “law” because “law” is simply not needed anymore, for there is NO MORE CHAOS, DISORDER AND DESTRUCTION, at this very point in time, for there is only PEACE, LOVE, SERVITUDE TO GOD/JESUS CHRIST AND PERFECT HARMONY. In other words, Paradise Eternal.
And ya want to know WHY the Lord’s 7 Annual Feasts aren’t JUST “Jewish holidays” for the Jews to observe, only? Jesus AND his apostles AND their followers celebrated all 7 of the Lord’s Annual Feasts, including 2 additional “minor” Jewish feasts and ESPECIALLY the Saturday (Jewish) Sabbath. And the book of Revelation in the New Testament references the people of the Lord partaking in THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES (one of the Lord’s required/ordained 7 annual feasts talked about in the OLD TESTAMENT!) So what does THAT tell you, folks? Yup. You guessed it. The Lord’s 7 annual feasts are STILL required for us to celebrate today! And not only that, but celebrating the feasts of the Lord that Jesus fulfilled can actually help bring one CLOSER to Jesus Christ, not farther away from him!
You may’ve gone to a Sunday-worshiping church your whole life and been led to believe by your pastor that the “Jewish days” were no longer required of us, as Christians and/or that it was “good” and “okay” to celebrate Christmas and Easter (Pagan originated holidays) by putting a “Christian stamp” on it or might’ve even been led to believe by “popular teachings” that Christians somehow replace Jews as God’s Chosen People. But my friends……you’ve been deceived. Not only by your church and your pastor but by the world. Remember that Satan is VERY ANGRY and knows his time on Earth is short and he’s out to deceive as MANY PEOPLE AS HE CAN, while he still gots time. He gots the Catholics, Mormons, Jehovah’s Witness, Christian “cults” and all those who hate and deny Jesus, in his pocket. He also gots the Satanists/Wiccans/Pagans/New Agers, Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, Atheists, Shintoists, Kabbalists, Scientologists, Agnostics, Sunday-sabbath-worshiping Christians, etc. in his pocket.
But what Satan DOESN’T have in his pocket are true, bible-believing Christians who adhere to/follow the bible, front to back, Old Testament to New Testament, in life, in prayer, in reading and in practice. And it’s THOSE souls who shall inherit Eternal Paradise with Jesus Christ someday and of whom Satan hates the absolute most!
Plus let us ALSO remember what Jesus said in Matthew 7:13-14
“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it“
I pray that all that read this will open up their eyes to the GREAT DECEPTION that happened in the Christian church under Constantine long ago and that they will not only have an interest in the Jewish roots of Christianity but that they will search their minds, hearts, bodies and spirits to discover the 100% truth of God, not just the “partial truth” spoken about in most modern-day Christian churches today! I also want to say a prayer for Israel and for all those who deny or mock Jesus Christ. May they open up their minds, hearts and spirits to the Lord’s full 100% spiritual truth before it’s too late. Amen.