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The “REAL WAR” on Christ: it’s NOT Christmas!!!!!

After doing some MAJOR research and coming to know what the TRUE ORIGINS of “Christmas” are, I am just ASTOUNDED at the number of misguided Christians out there who still think:

A). there’s a “war on Christmas”

B). that the “war on Christmas” IS a WAR ON CHRIST!

C). that “Christ” needs to be put back INTO the word “Christmas”!

(And had I not done my proper research into the matter, I myself would sadly still BE one of those poor, misguided folks!)

The truth is, “Christmas” is a purely CATHOLIC/PAGAN INSTITUTION. The word “Christmas” comes from the words “Christ MASS”. And quite incidentally, the Roman Catholic Church created *modern-day Christianity* OUT of PAGANISM! The Christmas festival is actually based off of the Pagan Festival called “Saturnalia”. And it was during the festival of “Saturnalia” that grostesque things were done to Biblical-roots Christians

https://thetruthandlight.wordpress.com/2008/12/25/saturnalia-the-real-roots-of-christmas/

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According to the following page:

http://www.simpletoremember.com/vitals/Christmas_TheRealStory.htm

How Did Christmas Come to Be Celebrated on December 25?

  1. Roman pagans first introduced the holiday of Saturnalia, a week long period of lawlessness celebrated between December 17-25.  During this period, Roman courts were closed, and Roman law dictated that no one could be punished for damaging property or injuring people during the weeklong celebration.  The festival began when Roman authorities chose “an enemy of the Roman people” to represent the “Lord of Misrule.”  Each Roman community selected a victim whom they forced to indulge in food and other physical pleasures throughout the week.  At the festival’s conclusion, December 25th, Roman authorities believed they were destroying the forces of darkness by brutally murdering this innocent man or woman.
  2. The ancient Greek writer poet and historian Lucian (in his dialogue entitled Saturnalia) describes the festival’s observance in his time.  In addition to human sacrifice, he mentions these customs: widespread intoxication; going from house to house while singing naked; rape and other sexual license; and consuming human-shaped biscuits (still produced in some English and most German bakeries during the Christmas season).
  3. In the 4th century CE, Christianity imported the Saturnalia festival hoping to take the pagan masses in with it.  Christian leaders succeeded in converting to Christianity large numbers of pagans by promising them that they could continue to celebrate the Saturnalia as Christians.[2]
  4. The problem was that there was nothing intrinsically Christian about Saturnalia. To remedy this, these Christian leaders named Saturnalia’s concluding day, December 25th, to be Jesus’ birthday.
  5. Christians had little success, however, refining the practices of Saturnalia.  As Stephen Nissenbaum, professor history at the University of Massachussetts, Amherst, writes, “In return for ensuring massive observance of the anniversary of the Savior’s birth by assigning it to this resonant date, the Church for its part tacitly agreed to allow the holiday to be celebrated more or less the way it had always been.”  The earliest Christmas holidays were celebrated by drinking, sexual indulgence, singing naked in the streets (a precursor of modern caroling), etc.
  6. The Reverend Increase Mather of Boston observed in 1687 that “the early Christians who  first observed the Nativity on December 25 did not do so thinking that Christ was born in that Month, but because the Heathens’ Saturnalia was at that time kept in Rome, and they were willing to have those Pagan Holidays metamorphosed into Christian ones.”[3] Because of its known pagan origin, Christmas was banned by the Puritans and its observance was illegal in Massachusetts between 1659 and 1681.[4]  However, Christmas was and still is celebrated by most Christians.
  7. Some of the most depraved customs of the Saturnalia carnival were intentionally revived by the Catholic Church in 1466 when Pope Paul II, for the amusement of his Roman citizens, forced Jews to race naked through the streets of the city.  An eyewitness account reports, “Before they were to run, the Jews were richly fed, so as to make the race more difficult for them and at the same time more amusing for spectators.  They ran… amid Rome’s taunting shrieks and peals of laughter, while the Holy Father stood upon a richly ornamented balcony and laughed heartily.”[5]
  8. As part of the Saturnalia carnival throughout the 18th and 19th centuries CE, rabbis of the ghetto in Rome were forced to wear clownish outfits and march through the city streets to the jeers of the crowd, pelted by a variety of projectiles. When the Jewish community of Rome sent a petition in 1836 to Pope Gregory XVI begging him to stop the annual Saturnalia abuse of the Jewish community, he responded, “It is not opportune to make any innovation.”[6] On December 25, 1881, Christian leaders whipped the Polish masses into Antisemitic frenzies that led to riots across the country.  In Warsaw 12 Jews were brutally murdered, huge numbers maimed, and many Jewish women were raped.  Two million rubles worth of property was destroyed.

III.     The Origins of Christmas Customs

  1. The Origin of Christmas Tree
    Just as early Christians recruited Roman pagans by associating Christmas with the Saturnalia, so too worshippers of the Asheira cult and its offshoots were recruited by the Church sanctioning “Christmas Trees”.[7] Pagans had long worshipped trees in the forest, or brought them into their homes and decorated them, and this observance was adopted and painted with a Christian veneer by the Church.
  2. The Origin of Mistletoe
    Norse mythology recounts how the god Balder was killed using a mistletoe arrow by his rival god Hoder while fighting for the female Nanna.  Druid rituals use mistletoe to poison their human sacrificial victim.[8] The Christian custom of “kissing under the mistletoe” is a later synthesis of the sexual license of Saturnalia with the Druidic sacrificial cult.[9]
  3. The Origin of Christmas Presents
    In pre-Christian Rome, the emperors compelled their most despised citizens to bring offerings and gifts during the Saturnalia (in December) and Kalends (in January).  Later, this ritual expanded to include gift-giving among the general populace.  The Catholic Church gave this custom a Christian flavor by re-rooting it in the supposed gift-giving of Saint Nicholas (see below).[10]
  4. The Origin of Santa Claus
  5. Nicholas was born in Parara, Turkey in 270 CE and later became Bishop of Myra.  He died in 345 CE on December 6th.  He was only named a saint in the 19th century.
  6. Nicholas was among the most senior bishops who convened the Council of Nicaea in 325 CE and created the New Testament.  The text they produced portrayed Jews as “the children of the devil”[11] who sentenced Jesus to death.
  7. In 1087, a group of sailors who idolized Nicholas moved his bones from Turkey to a sanctuary in Bari, Italy.  There Nicholas supplanted a female boon-giving deity called The Grandmother, or Pasqua Epiphania, who used to fill the children’s stockings with her gifts.  The Grandmother was ousted from her shrine at Bari, which became the center of the Nicholas cult.  Members of this group gave each other gifts during a pageant they conducted annually on the anniversary of Nicholas’ death, December 6.
  8. The Nicholas cult spread north until it was adopted by German and Celtic pagans.  These groups worshipped a pantheon led by Woden –their chief god and the father of Thor, Balder, and Tiw.  Woden had a long, white beard and rode a horse through the heavens one evening each Autumn.  When Nicholas merged with Woden, he shed his Mediterranean appearance, grew a beard, mounted a flying horse, rescheduled his flight for December, and donned heavy winter clothing.
  9. In a bid for pagan adherents in Northern Europe, the Catholic Church adopted the Nicholas cult and taught that he did (and they should) distribute gifts on December 25th instead of December 6th.
  10. In 1809, the novelist Washington Irving (most famous his The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle) wrote a satire of Dutch culture entitled Knickerbocker History.  The satire refers several times to the white bearded, flying-horse riding Saint Nicholas using his Dutch name, Santa Claus.
  11. Dr. Clement Moore, a professor at Union Seminary, read Knickerbocker History, and in 1822 he published a poem based on the character Santa Claus: “Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.  The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in the hope that Saint Nicholas soon would be there…”  Moore innovated by portraying a Santa with eight reindeer who descended through chimneys.
  12. The Bavarian illustrator Thomas Nast almost completed the modern picture of Santa Claus.  From 1862 through 1886, based on Moore’s poem, Nast drew more than 2,200 cartoon images of Santa for Harper’s Weekly.  Before Nast, Saint Nicholas had been pictured as everything from a stern looking bishop to a gnome-like figure in a frock.  Nast also gave Santa a home at the North Pole, his workshop filled with elves, and his list of the good and bad children of the world.  All Santa was missing was his red outfit.
  13. In 1931, the Coca Cola Corporation contracted the Swedish commercial artist Haddon Sundblom to create a coke-drinking Santa.  Sundblom modeled his Santa on his friend Lou Prentice, chosen for his cheerful, chubby face.  The corporation insisted that Santa’s fur-trimmed suit be bright, Coca Cola red.  And Santa was born – a blend of Christian crusader, pagan god, and commercial idol.

 

  1. The Christmas Challenge
  • Christmas has always been a holiday celebrated carelessly.  For millennia, pagans, Christians, and even Jews have been swept away in the season’s festivities, and very few people ever pause to consider the celebration’s intrinsic meaning, history, or origins.
  • Christmas celebrates the birth of the Christian god who came to rescue mankind from the “curse of the Torah.”  It is a 24-hour declaration that Judaism is no longer valid.
  • Christmas is a lie.  There is no Christian church with a tradition that Jesus was really born on December 25th.
  • December 25 is a day on which “BIBLICAL CHRISTIANS” have been shamed, tortured, and murdered.
  • Many of the most popular Christmas customs – including Christmas trees, mistletoe, Christmas presents, and Santa Claus – are modern incarnations of the most depraved pagan rituals ever practiced on earth.

Many who are excitedly preparing for their Christmas celebrations would prefer not knowing about the holiday’s real significance.  If they do know the history, they often object that their celebration has nothing to do with the holiday’s monstrous history and meaning.  “We are just having fun.”

Imagine that between 1933-45, the Nazi regime celebrated Adolf Hitler’s birthday – April 20 – as a holiday.  Imagine that they named the day, “Hitlerday,” and observed the day with feasting, drunkenness, gift-giving, and various pagan practices.  Imagine that on that day, biblical-roots Christians were historically subject to perverse tortures and abuse, and that this continued for centuries.

Now, imagine that your great-great-great-grandchildren were about to celebrate Hitlerday.  April 20th arrived. They had long forgotten about Auschwitz and Bergen Belsen.  They had never heard of gas chambers or death marches.  They had purchased champagne and caviar, and were about to begin the party, when someone reminded them of the day’s real history and their ancestors’ agony.  Imagine that they initially objected, “We aren’t celebrating the Holocaust; we’re just having a little Hitlerday party.”  If you could travel forward in time and meet them; if you could say a few words to them, what would you advise them to do on Hitlerday?

On December 25, 1941, Julius Streicher, one of the most vicious of Hitler’s assistants, celebrated Christmas by penning the following editorial in his rabidly Antisemitic newspaper, Der Stuermer:

If one really wants to put an end to the continued prospering of this curse from heaven that is the Jewish blood, there is only one way to do it: to eradicate this people, this Satan’s son, root and branch.

It was an appropriate thought for the day.  This Christmas, how will we celebrate?

AUTHOR: LAWRENCE KELEMEN

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Truth be told, the REAL WAR on Jesus Christ/Christ began around 325A.D. at the Council of Nicea. That is when the TRUE, BIBLICALLY-MANDATED 7TH DAY SABBATH, was CHANGED from Saturday to SUN-DAY, venerable worship day of the SUN!

And then, at the 365A.D. Council of Laodicea, things ONLY got worse! That is when it was FORBIDDEN to rest on the TRUE Sabbath (Friday sundown to Saturday sundown) and when “Christians” and “Jews” were FORCED BY LAW to WORK on the Sabbath and REST on Sun-Day, venerable worship day of the Sun (practices CLEARLY forbidden by the bible!)

But no, it doesn’t even stop THERE! It gets EVEN worse! It was also FORBIDDEN for Christians and Jews living in the Roman Empire at that time to eat UNLEAVENED BREAD/fast/pray (a biblical command) and to celebrate the TRUE “Holy Days” of the Lord, including the following:

  • Passover

  • Feast of Unleavened Bread

  • Feast of Firstfruits

  • Pentecost

  • Feast of Tabernacles

  • Day of Atonement

  • Feast of Trumpets

So quite honestly, the time between 325A.D. and 365A.D. is when the TRUE WAR on “Christ” (atleast in the modern day time) began! So don’t be fooled! The Roman Catholic Church is one of THE MOST evilest organizations in history! It pretty much turned all Christianity into a LIE! It took the Jewish religion and turned it INTO *ANCIENT BABYLONIAN SUN WORSHIP, REPACKAGED*! Don’t believe me? DO THE RESEARCH AND SEE FOR YOURSELVES BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!!!!!!!!!!!

Satan’s Bride: The Roman Catholic Church & The Vatican, Part 5:

The Lord’s BIBLICAL TRUTHS:

“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven” – Matthew 7:21

“Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?” – Matthew 7:2

“And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity” – Matthew 7:23

“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” – Matthew 7:13

“Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it” – Matthew 7:14

“Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” – Luke 12:32

For many years, I had often pondered the meaning of the above passages. Matthew 7:13 sounds like ALOT of people go to “eternal condemnation” after they die. So I had always wondered: “if MANY people are going to go to eternal destruction when they die, what was the point of Jesus being crucified for, then?” And it wasn’t really a question that was mocking Jesus or the sacrifice he MADE for all of mankind, it was just a question wondering WHY so many people would go to eternal destruction when they die.

And over a period of SEVERAL years, the Lord FINALLY revealed the answer to me: it wasn’t that he CHOSE to send these people to eternal condemnation but that they themselves CHOSE the path to go there over the course of their lifetimes! “But HOW, Lord?”, I’d ask. And it was over the course of SEVERAL months of study that the answer became crystal clear to me…..

Starting in the BEGINNING chapter of Genesis, we read about how the Lord created the heavens and the Earth (and consequently, all life on Earth) in 6 days and then in Genesis 2:2-2:3, we read: “And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made”.

So right off the bat, I’ve ALWAYS secretly wondered: “if the Lord rested on and blessed the SEVENTH day, why do practically all the churches today worship on the FIRST day of the week?” Something about that has ALWAYS felt deadly WRONG to me! So I asked a Catholic friend (about the only “Christian” friend I had at the time) why that was, and she said the Catholic Church had changed the Sabbath day from Saturday to Sunday “because Jesus was resurrected on Sunday” or something like that.

But quite frankly, something about that just didn’t sit right with me. “Who gave the church/mortal man the right to change the Sabbath day from Saturday, the 7th day of the week to Sunday, the first day of the week?” I wondered. “Afterall, I never remember reading ANYTHING in the bible where Jesus said to change the sabbath day!”

Most recently in the last year or so, the total and COMPLETE answer been revealed to me:

Cardinal James Gibbons, The Faith of Our Fathers (Ayers Publishing, 1978): 108: “But you may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctify

The Convert’s Catechism of Catholic Doctrine (1957): 50:

Q. Which is the Sabbath day?
A. Saturday is the Sabbath day.
Q. Why Do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?
A. We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday.

Chancellor Albert Smith for Cardinal of Baltimore Archdiocese, letter dated February 10, 1920: “If Protestants would follow the Bible, they should worship God on the Sabbath day by God, which is Saturday. In keeping the Sunday, they are following a law of the Catholic Church

Stephen Keenan, Catholic—Doctrinal Catechism 3rd Edition: 174:

Question: Have you any other way of proving the Church has power to institute festivals of precept?

Answer: “Had she not such power, she could not have done that in which all modern religionists agree with her, she could not have substituted the observance of Sunday the 1st day of the week, for the observance of Saturday the 7th day, a change for which there is no Scriptural authority“.

Our Sunday Visitor (February 5, 1950): “Practically everything Protestants regard as essential or important they have received from the Catholic Church… The Protestant mind does not seem to realize that in accepting the Bible and observing the Sunday, in keeping Christmas and Easter, they are accepting the authority of the spokesman for the church, the Pope”

Louis Gaston Segur, Plain Talk about the Protestantism of To-Day (London: Thomas Richardson and Son, 1874): 213: “Thus the observance of Sunday by the Protestants is a homage they pay, in spite of themselves, to the authority of the (Catholic) Church”.

The Catholic Mirror (September 23, 1893):”The Catholic Church, for over one thousand years before the existence of a Protestant, by virtue of her divine mission, changed the day from Saturday to Sunday…The Adventists are the only body of Christians with the Bible as their teacher, who can find no warrant in its pages for the change of day from the seventh to the first. Hence their appellation, “Seventh-day Adventists.”

Catholic Record (September 1, 1923): “The [Catholic] Church is above the Bible, and this transference of the Sabbath observance is proof of that fact”

Pope Leo XIII, Praeclara Gratulationis Publicae (The Reunion of Christendom), June 20, 1894: 
”We hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty

“Pope,” Ferraris’ Ecclesiastic Dictionary: “The Pope is of so great dignity and so exalted that he is not a mere man, but as it were God, and the vicar of God”

***Plus, many, many more “quotes” from the Catholic Church regarding the “Sabbath Change”……..

Translation? At the council of Nicea in AD 325 or so, The 7th Day Sabbath Day was CHANGED by Constantine and the Catholic Church (big surprise) from Saturday to Sun-Day (venerable worship of the Sun Day) and pretty much ALL Protestant churches later followed suit. And THIS is when “Christianity”, in and of itself, BECAME A LIE! Because NOT ONLY did the Catholic Church change the 7th day Sabbath but they PROFANED the Lord’s 7 Annual Feasts (outlined in Leviticus 23) by calling them “Jewish feasts” and “unnecessary” and thus, installing PAGAN HOLIDAYS into the church (such as Christmas, Easter, St. Valentine’s Day, Halloween, etc.) which have NO SCRIPTURAL BASIS, WHATSOEVER! 

Furthermore, at the Council of Laodecia in AD 364 or 365 I believe, those who kept the true biblical 7th day Sabbath were punished and people of those times were even ENCOURAGED TO WORK on the 7th day Sabbath (something that the bible CLEARLY PROHIBITS on that day!) So now it should become CLEARLY apparent just HOW MUCH the “Catholic Church” HATES the bible, HATES Jesus Christ and everything he represents, HATES God the Heavenly Father and HATES his heavenly laws and decrees and 7 Annual Feasts of the Lord! 

And in their very own words, they think they are HIGHER THAN GOD ALMIGHTY HIMSELF! If that doesn’t send a cold chill down your spine, I don’t know what does!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Catholic Record (September 1, 1923): “The [Catholic] Church is above the Bible, and this transference of the Sabbath observance is proof of that fact”

Pope Leo XIII, Praeclara Gratulationis Publicae (The Reunion of Christendom), June 20, 1894: 
”We hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty

So today, you got all these Christians who “bought the lies” of the Catholic and Protestant churches and are just going along, like sheep to the slaughter! And the sad part is, most of these folks have NO IDEA of the “hell” they’re headed for, after they die! They THINK they’re doing God service by worshiping on Sun-Day (venerable Pagan day of the Sun) rather than on the TRUE, biblical Sabbath (SATURDAY!) They THINK that Christmas and Easter are CHRISTIAN HOLIDAYS when they are actually PROFANE VERSIONS of the Lord’s TRUE FEASTS/HOLIDAYS (such as Passover and Chanukah). They THINK that the Lord NO LONGER REQUIRES us to celebrate the “Jewish feasts” when in all actually, they are not strictly “Jewish feasts” AT ALL, they are the feasts of the Lord meant to be observed by ALL his peoples, Jews and Gentiles ALIKE!

Also as well: the 7th Day Sabbath and OBSERVANCE of it is meant to be a “sign” of the covenant between the Lord and his people! Therefore, if people don’t adhere to HIS 7th Day Sabbath, which HE rested on and SANCTIFIED and SET APART AS HOLY, then they’re not truly a part of his “covenant”. And IF they continue to celebrate Christmas and Easter, KNOWING that they’re not true Christian holidays, then they will be eternally cut off from the Lord’s people someday (unless they REPENT and STOP celebrating them!)

That’s what Satan does. He PROFANES things that are SACRED to God/Jesus Christ! And then he tries to get AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE to follow his “profane ways”…..

Lets just say that the Catholic Church is SATAN’S MASTERPIECE! THROUGH IT, he was able to not only DO AWAY WITH and PROFANE the 7th Day Sabbath, but he was able to GUT OUT the 2nd commandment “thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image……..thou shall not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them”, he was able to do away with the 4th commandment altogether (“remember the sabbath day to keep it holy”), he was able to get people to DO AWAY WITH the Lord’s holidays and install FALSE PAGAN HOLIDAYS into the church, he was able to get people to bow down to STATUES instead of to God Almighty/Jesus Christ himself, he was able to take just about EVERY biblical principle from the bible and PROFANE IT, somehow. 

But my question is THIS: HOW did the Catholic Church get away with it for SSSSOOOO LLLLOOOOONNNNNGGGG and nobody’s seemed to notice? Why is there not MASS OUTRAGE over the LIES the Catholic Church has preached for HUNDREDS OF YEARS? Why are Protestants not UP IN ARMS about how their “churches” have ADOPTED the Catholic Church’s heresays? Why are modern-day Christians not reading the bible for THEMSELVES and/or confronting their pastors and/or fellow church members OF THE TRUTH?

One passage I find PARTICULARLY interesting (in light of the Catholic Church) is the following:

“Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God” – 2 Thessalonians 2:4

Okay, now compare that passage with the following quotes and tell me the resemblance isn’t STRIKING:

Catholic Record (September 1, 1923): “The [Catholic] Church is above the Bible, and this transference of the Sabbath observance is proof of that fact”

Pope Leo XIII, Praeclara Gratulationis Publicae (The Reunion of Christendom), June 20, 1894: 
”We hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty

“Pope,” Ferraris’ Ecclesiastic Dictionary: “The Pope is of so great dignity and so exalted that he is not a mere man, but as it were God, and the vicar of God”

The point I want to try to make is THIS: The Catholic Church has turned “Christianity” into a LIE! Have you ever wondered why the bible proclaims the 7th day as the Sabbath but nearly ALL churches today proclaim the 1st Day of the week as the Sabbath? Or have you ever wondered why Jesus Christ was Jewish and celebrated (along with his disciples) all the Lord’s feasts, yet, most Christians of today have never even HEARD of these 7 Annual Feasts of the Lord outlined in Leviticus 23? Or have you ever wondered why Jesus Christ was Jewish, yet today’s “Christianity” has nothing “Jewish” ABOUT it?

I will admit that it took me a LONG time to finally see the light about the Catholic Church and all its false doctrines. My Catholic friend seemed so genuine in her faith, claiming that the Lord Jesus Christ led her there to the Catholic Church. But I submit to you today (as well as her, please forgive me if you’re reading this, I say this with love) that whatever “told” her to go the Catholic Church WASN’T Jesus Christ Almighty but SATAN himself! For Jesus Christ would never, EVER, EVER tell someone to step a single FOOT inside the Catholic Church (UNLESS he wanted to “educate them” about all the FALSE DOCTRINES that Catholics believe).

Perhaps it was a “test” by the Lord to see how much of the bible she REALLY knew or not. I myself had a similar “test”. The Lord Jesus Christ once sent me into an LDS Mormon church to “test” my knowledge of the bible against THEIR spiritual dogma. One by one, they get up at the podium and say “I know this church is true”. And after hearing that over and over and over again at the Mormon church, one almost starts to believe it. Thankfully, the Lord Jesus freed me OUT of that place before it was too late and I became another “Mormon robot”, as it were. If you look real closely in a Mormon’s eyes, you can “see” their programming. Plus I honestly saw a demon spirit project out of one of the “women teachers” there, once. It’s an experience I’ll never forget, one of the most freakiest things I’ve ever seen during a “church service”.

And though we are required to “fellowship”, I sometimes wonder if the whole modern-day concept of “church” is even biblical. Back during the times of Jesus, they had what’s called “small house churches” that met on days other than Shabbat/the Sabbath and ON the Sabbath, they went to the synagogues (as far as my understanding on that goes).

Usually, the bigger a “church” becomes, the more “corrupt” it gets. And the “smaller” a church is, the LESS corrupt it is (spiritually speaking). And while that’s not ALWAYS the case, it certainly seems to be in the majority of cases that I’ve noticed over the years.

Me? I don’t go to any “church” in my area. Today’s “churches” just don’t give a hoot about Jesus Christ or his true gospel. Show me just ONE Christian church in these parts that follows the bible, front to back, and I’d be happy to go to it every week. But alas, no such churches exist in my area. It’s either the PROFANE churches (who worship on the false Sun-Day sabbath and in the FALSE Pagan “holidays”), a local mosque, or an Orthodox Jewish congregation whose blood seems to BOIL at just the mere mention of the name of Jesus Christ Almighty! So that puts me in quite a pickle, as far as trying to attending a “church” goes. 

However, I do read and study the bible quite a bit. And trust me, I’ve learned more about God/Jesus Christ from my OWN personal home study than I EVER did inside a “Christian church service”. And trust me, there’s a REASONING for that. 

But please know this: VERY FEW people will get REDEEMED and allowed to go into the new heavenly city someday. And that is because they bought into the lie of the Catholic Church and beyond. Please, I beg of you: if you’re a Catholic and/or still go the Catholic Church, GET OUT OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH WHILE YOU STILL CAN! Your soul and your ETERNAL SALVATION depend on it! MARK MY WORDS!

 

What’s Called “Christian” Isn’t Always Christian! BEWARE!

I am amazed just how many people today think that just because certain music is labeled as “Christian“, that it must AUTOMATICALLY be good. But that personally can’t be further from the truth!

Here are just a few, sad examples of what modern day “Christian music” entails:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIcrgRMogP8 [Christian metal]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIbkTH1b1gU [Christian electro]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l18KIdZ_pDc [Christian rock]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73rjIq8UoEk [Christian rap]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3o8tjegpI8 [Christian rock]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAP51A4g5m8 [Christian country/pop]

Compare all those modern day examples with music that might’ve been traditional around the time of Jesus Christ

Christian Berdahl’s music seminar drives home the point I want to make on this:

Not to mention that pastor JD Farag gives an EXCELLENT presentation on the subject:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9d45_rO2bs&list=PL48B6C4A6FF0FEC56  Part 1 [watch from 3:12 and on]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=880cC2_rWBs&list=PL48B6C4A6FF0FEC56 Part 2 [watch from 2:10 and on]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmQtH4Yfzo4&list=PL48B6C4A6FF0FEC56  Part 3 [watch from 2:36 and on]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uWLMfk3nDc&list=PL48B6C4A6FF0FEC56  Part 4 [watch from 2:30 and on]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkdHUfnZ3Ss&list=PL48B6C4A6FF0FEC56  Part 5 [watch ALL of it]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ghhibj2vD1I&list=PL48B6C4A6FF0FEC56  Part 6 [watch ALL of it]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKMTE6AXjII Part 7 [watch ALL of it, but specifically focus around 1:30]

Plus walk into just about ANY church worship today and you won’t find the true spirit of God anywhere NEAR! For Satan has now taken over today’s Christian music and today’s Christian churches. Just look at the number of today’s Christian churches who now OPENLY SUPPORT GAY MARRIAGE and/or have OPENLY GAY CLERGY/PASTORS!

I even most recently had an experience where I walked into a local Lutheran church and had the shock of my LIFE! Not only did they entrust a 7-10 year old boy in a suit to take care of the “offering plate”, who seemed to scowl with disgust at anyone not putting money in it, but the pastor noted that the money wasn’t EVEN counted/accounted for (from what I understand of it), they barely mentioned the name of Jesus Christ AT ALL, sung hymns for a good 45 minutes, had people dressed to the nines, had a HUGE idolatrous statue of Jesus by the altar and (GASP!) had something written at the very bottom of their worship literature which stated “glory be to the Roman Catholic Church” or something of the like. I was HORRIFIED! And I’ve never stepped foot back inside that church ever, EVER again!

But then it finally occurred to me. It wasn’t just the Lutheran church or the Methodist church or the Baptist church etc., that had gone astray. But in fact, practically ALL the local churches here where I live have gone astray. Why? Because first of all, they were all worshipping on SUNDAY, which is the WRONG SABBATH! [The bible says the Sabbath is the SEVENTH day of the week, NOT the FIRST DAY of the week!] And secondly, all they seemed to care about were money, appearances, church budgets, who’s donating the most to charity, ways to RAISE more money for the church, and numbers. Not ONE person I saw ever gave their testimony of how they came to faith in Jesus Christ or even seemed to give a care in the world about me or why I was even there. In fact, Jesus Christ was barely even mentioned at all. Not to mention that I didn’t feel spiritually alive while attending any of their sermons. In fact, I felt quite dead on the inside.

Many Christians (and even non-Christians alike) seem to think that “being a true Christian” means going to church every Sunday and also that ANY music or object labeled as Christian is OK. But that couldn’t be further from the truth! God is not confined to a building or 4 walls. Many pastors and church people think that having a beautiful “building” will somehow glorify God and glorify their particular church. But they are only fooling themselves. For God searches the hearts and minds of ALL people. God cares more about what they are doing to serve HIM, rather than what they are doing to serve themselves or fellow man/popular culture!

So that begs of question, then…….what IS true Christian music and what IS a “true Christian?” and/or a true Christian church?

Answer A: TRUE Christian music comes from the soul. It is whatever music calms our minds and spirit and INSPIRES us to worship and serve God/Jesus Christ. Can someone truly say that Christian metal (which sounds no different from secular metal) or that Christian rap or electro music calms their spirit and truly INSPIRES them to worship/serve God/Jesus Christ?

Answer B: A TRUE Christian is one that reads the bible (front to back), takes it to 100% heart and actually believes and does what it says. For example, a person can’t just believe in the 10 commandments, the Oliviet Discourse/Sermon On The Mount and the Old & New Testament teachings about the Sabbath, etc. A person must actively KEEP THEM. For Jesus Christ said in the bible “if you love me, you will obey my commandments”. They will REPENT of their sins and realize their NEED for a Savior (Jesus Christ). They will also practice what they preach. For example, if they say people should give to the poor, then they will do likewise. They will also be wise as a serpent but gentle as a dove. They will strive to live their lives as close to the “ideal” as possible that Jesus Christ set for his followers in the bible. They will be slow to anger and quick to love. They will care more about what Jesus Christ thinks of them than what the world/popular culture/other people think of them. Etc.

Answer C: A TRUE Christian church is a small fellowship of believers who not only READ the bible front to back but that take it to 100% heart. So in other words, a TRUE Christian church would make the SEVENTH DAY (Saturday) the SABBATH, and NOT the First day of the week (Sunday). Plus they would also (in general) NOT partake in Pagan/Pagan Originated Holidays such as New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween, Birthdays and Christmas and WOULD partake of the Lord’s Seven Annual Holidays (which the Lord’s people will STILL be celebrating, even during the time of the Millennial Kingdom – specifically the Feast of Tabernacles).

And no, I’m honestly not sure HOW ancient biblical peoples kept track of their age and what not. They didn’t celebrate birthdays more than likely, since the bible would’ve likely mentioned it if they had. But they had to’ve done SOMETHING to keep diligent track of how old people were back then and I’m not sure what that “something” is. If anyone ever finds the answer, let me know.

But I ask you this: the next time you or your church celebrate a holiday, ask yourself if that holiday is really, truly of God/Jesus Christ or not and rather or not the bible truly commands you to celebrate such holidays. If not, then it would be wise to not celebrate them and focus on worshipping Jesus Christ, instead (the one you SHOULD be worshipping if you are a true Christian).

And when you listen to “Christian” music or videos on Youtube or read “Christian” magazine articles or blogs, or watch “Christian” movies on Netflix, etc., ask yourself if that music, video, book, article, blog is truly “biblical” or not. Because believe it or not, there are many things in Christian movies that actually go AGAINST the bible. One example of this is in the movie called “Jesus: The Greatest Story Ever Told”, starring Jeremy Sisto as Jesus. There are SEVERAL biblical inaccuracies, as follows:

1). John the Baptist tells Jesus to repent of his sins. This is an abomination! For Jesus Christ HAD no sin!

2). Mother Mary had to prompt Jesus to go out into the world and “find his way”. This is wrong! Jesus Christ knew who he was from the beginning and needed no “prompting” on anyone’s part, for example, when he stayed in the heavenly Father’s house (the temple) when he was only 12 years old!

3). When father Joseph dies, Jesus gets angry and yells at God, demanding Him to bring Joseph back to life. The real Jesus would NEVER do that. He said from the beginning that everything he did was not his will, but the will of the Father in Heaven. 

4). Instead of Jesus going out to greet/collect the first of his two disciples while they were fishing on the boat, the 2 disciples first come to HIM!

5). When confronted by a Gentile woman begging for help, Jesus (Jeremy Sisto) says : “this woman has taught me that my message is for the Gentiles, too” [Jesus Christ is the Lord and he NEEDS no teaching from ANY “human”!]

6). He has a romantic interest in Mary (sister of Martha) & considers marrying her [Jesus doesn’t lust!]

7). He has no siblings [a nod to the Catholic church, that claims that Mary was a perpetual virgin, even though the bible says that JESUS HAD BROTHERS AND SISTERS!]

8). He is baptized in knee-deep water with SPRINKLING, instead of FULL IMMERSION!

9). A crippled man he healed had to be helped to walk afterwards due to his atrophied muscles still being weak and painful.

10). Instead of Jesus being on the boat WITH the disciples DURING the time of the STORM, the movie shows Jesus (Jeremy Sisto) out in the middle of the ocean [during the time of the storm] walking TOWARDS the boat.

And I’m sure there’s probably more, but the for sake of space, I will just cover those 10, for now. But the point I want to try to make is that what is called “Christian” isn’t always, truly Christian. You can’t mix truth with lies! Therefore, I’m sad to say that the movie Jesus: The Greatest Story Ever Told is a lie! It depicts a human, non-divine Jesus. I mean, even just looking at the video cover makes me CRINGE! It shows the actor who portrayed Jesus with his robe a little down and his chest showing, AS IF to subconsciously advertize him as some sort of “sex symbol!”

Actually, my best advice to you all is NOT to watch “Jesus movies”. Because the one I just mentioned up above is only a slew of MANY biblically inaccurate movies out there! And the producers/directors want to cry out “right of creative film-making” but the truth is, you can’t exchange the true, biblical truth of Jesus for a lie!

I pray that ALL who read this will further think about what type of reading, blogs, movies, music, tv they let into their hearts, minds and homes, and do away  with the things that aren’t pleasing to the Lord Yeshua/Jesus Christ and that all Christian movie/music producers will STOP making biblically inaccurate music and movies and start making TRUE, biblical music and movies, based 100% from the bible, word for word, King James Version. Amen.