Bible Quiz Question #10
When is it OK to change time, seasons and festivals?
a) When the church says it is OK?
b) As long as you intend it to be “Christian” it is OK?
c) Both a & b?
What is sad about this is that the Christian church has deliberately separated from the Jewish roots of the truth taught by Y’shua. The birth of the Messiah has been turned into an orgy celebrating the birthday of the ancient pig hunter, Tammuz on December 25th. The Messiah’s passion to die for us on Passover has been turned into another sexual deviancy where rabbits lay eggs and you eat ham in honor of the boar that killed Tammuz.
But everybody is doing it, you might say. That excuse didn’t work for you when you were getting a ticket for speeding. It doesn’t work when your kids try it on you.
Are you going to tell me that the two highest Christian holiday’s where the church hopes to draw in more converts based on the display of gross heathenism are OK and that God is pleased? Then let me remind you that the great circus promoter PT Barnum was correct when he said there’s a sucker born every minute.
I would like to point out at this time that the word church is derived from the same root word that circus is derived from.
So why are these highly paid false prophets told in seminary the true history of these heathen festivals and then warned to keep the tradition going or else suffer a failed church? Why are you following these compromising, heathen festival loving, paid false prophet church leaders? Is a man’s opinion more important than God’s truth?
Thus saith יְהֹוָה[i], Yehovah, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not. They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good. (Jeremiah 10:2-5 KJV)
Be not afraid of them as in fear them as you would fear God. Obviously, they were the objects of creation worship.
And the Messiah says that we are to be grafted into the same root of the Olive tree which represents the Hebrew root! Christmas and Easter celebrating gentiles? BS as in Bovine Scatology!
For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches. And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree; (Romans 11:16-17 KJV)
That’s our future. To be grafted into Israel and not the other way around with the church absorbing Israel.
Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in. Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: For if יְהֹוָה[ii], Yehovah spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee. (Romans 11:19-21 KJV)
Why would God cut off our branches?
Behold therefore the goodness and severity of יְהֹוָה: Yehovah on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. (Romans 11:22 KJV)
Whether you like it or not, Christmas and Easter will not survive the coming of the Messiah. You may ask yourself, aren’t we saved once and for all and get all the blessings no matter how many times we break the law? Horse Radish![iii] You too can be cut off.
I picked on just two heathen practices of the church. There are many more. You have the power to make a decision and stand up with Messiah, His written word and bear fruit for Him. Better hurry because here comes the husbandman with his pruning shears! It’s gonna hurt!
[i] The Hebrew name of God, יְהֹוָה translates as YeHoVaH or Yehovah. Although banned by orthodox Jews and the Pope it can be found in several places intact with vowel pointing in the Leningrad codex and the Aleppo codex. Strong’s concordance has it accurately translated to English in reference number H3068.
[ii] In the Textus Receptus, the word God is translated from the word Theos in the Greek. In the Septuagint, Theos is used to translate the Hebrew .יְהֹוָה Yehovah and אֱלֹהִים Elohiym. Both were translated into Greek as Theos. While it is difficult to translate languages and keep the exact same meaning, it should also be understood that at the time of the translation of the Septuagint, the Rabbi’s were banning the speaking of the name of God. There must not have been too great of a need to let Alexander the Great and the Greek’s have access to the powerful and set apart name of the one who parted the Red Sea. So instead of a one to one translation of the name, they used a title.
[iii] Creates something that is described as like Bovine Scatology if you eat too much of it.