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Edition 239. December 24th 2014
The church’s love affair with paganism:
The church’s love affair with paganism:
►See the video clip at the bottom of this edition.
I want to put this out there because it is Truth, and secondly to put a wall of separation between myself, The Prophetic Scroll and all the ‘Christian’ devil-worshippers. It’s not from a point of view of pride by any means; it is from a point of view of distancing myself and The Prophetic Scroll from known satanic deception. It is from a point of view of clinging to God’s revealed holy and pure word.
Many ignorant people try to debunk this source or that, which proclaims the pagan origins of Christmas, Easter and other Catholic-introduced traditions in the church. There are thousands of references, studies, books and historic documents on the subject all with consistent themes. Any Bible scholar worth anything can’t debunk all the mountains of evidence, even if one or two contain a few suspect items.
Besides that, we are dealing with the Spirit of Truth and the spirit of error. If you are one with the Spirit of God, He will show you.
I’m not going to spend too much time on all the details of the origins of Christmas and Easter, because I’ve dealt with them at length in many previous editions. I want to centre in on God’s word and what He says.
Many of you reading this will reject it and condemn it. You are rejecting God’s ways and enshrining your own.
Paganism, idolatry, the occult, witchcraft, Satanism are all parallel terms. The Catholic morph-machine has created a church unfamiliar to the Church of the Bible, and the Christian world has swallowed it.
‘Christians’ passionately hate destroying their idols.
An angry testimony:
A friend of mine was recently really offended that I would have nothing to do with Christmas. She had no Biblical backing of any sort. At the end of the day, she was really angry and offended that my actions in fact judged her gods. What she was really freaked out about was that I was not like her!
You see, that is what the devil wants. He wants you in his camp. The details don’t matter as long as you are with him. The devil wants no obstruction or resistance. We must all be like him! We must not rock his boat! Sorry, my friends, I stand removed and separated from all your pagan gods and ways and I condemn them all.
How and why did it all come about?
Let me give you a very brief summary of real true Church history:
The early Church was full of power. It grew very fast in spite of massive persecution. It was primarily Jewish with Hebraic customs and traditions. They celebrated the seven Feasts of the Lord and rejected with the utmost contempt all forms of paganism, devil worship and the occult.
After incredible persecution by ten successive Roman Emperors, Constantine came along, having had a “supernatural” vision that he was to conquer the world under the sign of the cross. It’s well known that all the Roman Emperors including Constantine hated the Jews. He stopped the persecution of the Church and made Christianity the religion of Rome, which at that time was full of Babylonian pagan, devil worship.
But to make Christianity more palatable to the Roman masses and to fulfil his hatred of the Jews, Constantine began to re-brand and re-characterise the Church. He introduced many forms of Babylonian occult practise into the church and removed the convocations of the early Church that had Godly Hebraic roots.
He changed the Sabbath so that it would not fall on the day the Jews practised it. They removed Passover, changed it to Easter and called it the “floating day” so that it could be changed in order that it would never coincide with Passover.
This newly re-characterised Babylonian-flavoured church was prevented from participating in any of the seven Feasts of the Lord, because of their Jewish origins. The church was effectively stripped of everything Hebraic.
Easter, of course is the pagan sex-god Ishtar. She was worshipped in the pagan temple by having sex with temple whores. Many relics still survive of Ishtar – always seen in the nude and with rabbits and eggs around her – fertility symbols. Remember that it is this sex goddess that the Catholic church has in the place of the most holy convocation – Passover.
►The old King James version of the Bible uses the word ‘Easter’ instead of Passover (Acts 12:4). It is WRONG. The original word is ‘Pasha’ (Greek), which is identical to the Hebrew word ‘Pesach’ meaning ‘Passover.’ This is a classic example of the devil being involved in trying to re-characterise the church with his error.
Do not send me emails saying it right, it should be “Easter.” Go and look it up first! You will see what the truth is. By the way it has been corrected to “Passover” in the New King James and others.
In the dark ages the church became a spiritually dark dead monster that had no resemblance at all to the early Church.
This all led to the Catholic popes murdering millions of Jews in the inquisitions.
There is no doubt of the pagan, Satanic origins of Christmas, Easter and others:
Christmas, the mass of Christ:
The Catholic mass is an evil convocation in which they believe in trans-substantiation. This is the belief that bread (wafer) literally becomes the body of Christ. This means that Christ is forever eaten and killed. If it were true it would be cannibalism. It does also forever crucify Christ.
So, the Christ Mass has this terrible, dubious, erroneous foundation and association.
Nobody knows for sure, but most Spirit led scholars believe that our Lord was born in the fall (autumn) months, most probably on the Feast of Tabernacles.
Ancient pagan, devil - worshippers celebrated a festival known as Saturnalia at the foot of an evergreen (fir) tree, which they had cut down and nailed to their floors. They decorated the tree with silver and gold balls in worship of the sun and moon. They believed a supernatural figure would visit them and leave gifts for them. This was the Babylonian god Nimrod.
Jeremiah 10:1-5 speaks of sacred tree-worship. This is the origin of the Christmas tree.
A fir tree supernaturally sprang up on the spot where Nimrod died. He was the son and husband of Ishtar (Easter).
The 25th is known as the birthday of the sun in occult circles. The sun begins its move from the solstice a few days earlier.
This evil feast spread around the known world including Egypt and took root in Rome. It’s well known that Rome was the seat of much occult worship, all founded in Babylon.
There was no Christmas in early church days. It was introduced about 1000AD. The Christ mass was introduced by the Catholic church as part of their grand strategy to keep the Jews out of the church. They knew that the Jews would have nothing to do with Babylonian practices, because they had once before been in Babylonian captivity.
Every single aspect of Christmas is rooted in the occult. I’m not even going to go into them all. You can research it all yourself.
Numerous Satanic gods were ‘born’ on December 25th:
Why does Satan want to identify December 25th with our Messiah? It is simply because so many Pagan gods have their birthday on the same date. Subtly this merges them together.
Baal worship had infiltrated Babylon with its many gods and forms of worship. Everything to do with Babylon was evil, occult, pagan and full of devil worship.
Some of the gods with links and birthdays on the 25th December include:
Mithra (Also known as Sol Invictus) - the god of the unconquerable sun, highly venerated by the Catholics even today.
Horus, Zeus, Tamuz, Apollo, Jupiter and mant others.
The big argument:
The big argument, which is nothing but a lie, put forward by most church ministers and their flock is that we don’t serve the devil in all these things, we just use the names and the traditions, but we insert Jesus into them.
You know the story: “We put Christ back into Christmas”. How can you put Christ back into Christmas when He was never in it and would have nothing to do with it anyway?
So, what are you going to do with these verses and others just like it?
You must decide if you believe the words of God or not, and what to do about His words.
Exodus 23:13 “Be circumspect and make no mention of the name of other gods, nor let it be heard from your mouth.”
Zephaniah 1:4 “...Against the inhabitants of Jerusalem, I will cut off every trace of Baal from this place, the names of the idolatrous priests, with the pagan priests.”
Jeremiah 10:2 “Do not learn the way of the pagans.” (This goes on to condemn the cutting down of the fir tree and decorating it with gold and silver!)
Deuteronomy 12:30-31 “Take heed to yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed before you, and that you do not enquire after their gods, saying ‘How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.’ You shall not worship the Lord your God in that way...”
So now – what are you going to do with those verses, Christmas keeper? They condemn you and speak against you. I suppose you can tell God to shut up, or tear the verses out of your Bible while you sing jingle bells.
Why won’t your pastor tell you or teach you these things? There are two possible reasons. Firstly he may be ignorant of them, which means he has no place being a pastor. Secondly it may be because he is a friend of the world, or should we say its god - Satan. Beware any pastor that won’t teach on God’s enemies.
Exodus 23:1-2“...Do not put your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness. You shall not follow the crowd to do evil...”
2 Kings 17:32-34 “...Priests of the high places sacrificed in the shrines of the high places. They feared the Lord, yet served their own gods according to the rituals of the nations...to this day they continue practicing their former rituals; they do not fear the Lord...”
This amazing discourse ends in verse 41 “So these nations feared the Lord, yet served their idols; also their children and their children’s children have continued doing as their fathers did even to this day.”
Why do these things matter?
Of course most people think they don’t matter, but they do a lot more than most can imagine.
Firstly they matter because God has spelt it out clearly in His word. He has condemned and judged every form of occult paganism.
►The second reason is because these satanic, occult, pagan practises in the church have re-characterised the church. They have given the church a non-Hebraic character and flavour friendly to the gods of Babylon and threatening to the Jews, effectively keeping them out of the church, which was the plan of Satan and his brigade, the Catholics from the beginning of the Church.
The Bible says that the gospel is to go to the Jew first. It says we are to make them jealous. Make them jealous with Babylon-rooted garbage?? – You have got to be joking!
Most people, so-called Christians included, don’t care at all how much of the devil they have in their lives or how they serve him. As long as they fit in comfortably with the ways of man and the world they are happy. They would never dare question what a united world believes, says and does!
Becoming a man /world - pleaser is the first step to finding favour with the devil and the disapproval of God. (Galatians 1:10).
The effects on the Jew:
The effects are numerous and tragic. It’s all a plot! Oh, you didn’t know that! Very few people, Christians included, have any idea that we are all in an environment of spiritual conflict. Satan hates God, the things of God, and the ways of God.
Satan knows that his days are numbered and that the soon coming mass salvation of the Jews spells his doom. Of course he is going to try to prevent this and mess things up.
Satan operating in the church has done more harm to the Jew than most can imagine.
Most Christians have no idea that their heroes (not mine) the Catholic early church so-called fathers were all anti-Semites – every one of them. The reformers were also anti-Semitic, with Luther and Calvin being the worst. You can find more in the following articles:
Anti-Semitism of the church fathers: Here
How did the church get so far from its Jewish roots? Here
Things your Pastor never told you about the church fathers. Here
The sad legacy of Christian anti-Semitism. Here
The power of paganism:
Churches indoctrinated and infiltrated by pagan gods are powerless. O yes they have power all right, but it’s the power of persuasion and manipulation. It’s a fraudulent, counterfeit power, born of the energy of their own flesh rather than the energy of the Spirit.
►Christmas loving “Christian” – perhaps you should think of this. Have you ever wondered why the world and its god, Satan, loves and partakes in Christmas and Easter? Have you ever wondered why the world and its god Satan hates, and won’t participate in Shabbat, Passover or the other Feasts of the Lord?
I’ll answer you. It’s because all things pagan are of the world and its god. The Feasts of the Lord are of the God of heaven and the world hates God and His ways.
Jeremiah 6:16-19 “Stand in the ways and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; then you will find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’ Also I set watchmen over you, saying, ‘Listen to the sound of the trumpet!’ But they said, ‘We will not listen.’ Therefore hear you nations and know, O congregation, what is among them. Hear O earth! Behold I will certainly bring calamity on this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not heeded My words, nor My law, but rejected it.”
The beauty of holiness:
My God is pure and holy. I can tell you that there is nothing as wonderful and glorious as the beauty of holiness. The word ‘holiness’ means separation!
Proverbs 4:18-19 “But the path of the righteous is like the shining sun, that shines even brighter unto the perfect day. The way of the wicked is like darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble.”
Job 17:9 “The righteous will hold onto his ways, and he who has clean hands will be stronger and stronger.”
Joshua 24:15 “If it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served or the gods of the Amorites. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
Revelation 2:6 “But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.”
Revelation 2:15 “You also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which things I hate.”
The two verses above from our Lord’s assessment of His church in the opening chapters of the Revelation are shocking indeed. They reveal a doctrine leading to deeds that our Lord hates! Note the word “hate.” It is a very strong word.
The heresy of the Nicolaitans can be found in historical documents and in the name.
The name is derived from the word “Nicos” which means ‘to conquer or subdue’, and the word “Laos”, which means ‘people or laity’. So the word itself means, ‘to conquer and subdue the laity’.
In history, the heresy arose out of Nicolas of Antioch who was a proselyte with deep pagan roots. He taught a doctrine of compromise insisting that paganism and Roman black-magic and occult practises must be mixed with this new Christian religion.
The heresy had a much deeper more deadly aspect to it and this was control of the bishops or hierarchy of the church over the laity. This separation was done by rigid ruler-ship and visual separation in forms of dress, attire, and even mannerisms.
This gives the laity the false impression that the leaders are special and above them, making for easy control by the priesthood.
Today all forms of dress and mannerisms that distinguish and separate the clergy above the laity would fit within Nicolaitanism.
Nicolaitan ministers do not only want to control you, but they want to mix into your life all forms of paganism and the occult. Christmas and Easter would be classic examples.
Another classic example of the true nature of the Nicolaitan spirit is revealed in the image below of the Catholic mitre (hat). It is fashioned after the evil Babylonian river or fish god Dagon. They are all shaped like an open fish mouth in honour of this satanic god.
There are numerous other examples in the Catholic church as well as in many denominational churches.
Broken Christianity is full of broken crosses, satanic imagery, icons and clothing.
The most powerful verse of all:
Isaiah 43:12 “There was no foreign god among you; therefore you are My witnesses says the Lord.”
This is a far reaching verse indeed. If you have any interest at all in being a testimony or witness for our Lord, you had better take heed of this verse. If you are a participant with and of the Babylonian pagan gods of Christmas, Easter and others – you are not a witness of our Lord.
Before a whole lot of you get angry with me – read the verse again! That’s what God says! Go and scream the odds at Him because He isn’t in your devil-worshipping camp. Send Him your angry emails. Or of course you can tear that verse out of your Bible.
Clean your life up:
God’s light will shine on the idols in your life. Idols for destruction, even while the world exalts, glorifies and insists on these idols remaining in you and being moulded into your life.
Idols become objects of bondage and control by which the devil gains access to your life.
Repentance and finding forgiveness from our Lord is the most wonderful thing imaginable. Being clean before Him is powerful!
Vigilance and watchfulness are required.
What you do and what you are obedient to reveals much more about you than you can imagine. It’s not what you believe that counts, but what you do as a result of your beliefs. What you believe, say and do together is the issue. What you believe say and do reflects how close you are to the living God or how close you are to Satan.
Of course we can walk happily with believers who celebrate Christmas and Easter. It’s our own hearts that are where the issue is.
Judges 10:13-14 “You have forsaken Me and served other gods, Therefore I will deliver you no more. Go and cry out to the gods which you have chosen; let them deliver you in your time of distress.”
Psalm 97:10-11 “You who love the Lord, hate evil! He preserves the souls of His saints; He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked. Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.”
Anything and everything originating in Babylon and the Catholic church should immediately be ejected from the Church. It is all polluted.
The desire of Satan is to keep the Jews from the Church and hence from their Messiah, which is all part of the end-time scenario. All Babylonian originated customs and traditions go a long way to fulfilling Satan’s desire.
This entire Christmas, Easter thing is part of the wall of separation between those who love the truth and its purity and those who love the world and are disqualified by God to serve Him, although they may continue to do so in their own strength.
Do you want to do really well with our Lord, or the lord of the world? It’s your choice, but you can’t have both. Eternity will be 100% pure and holy.
Shall I give you a not- so - little warning? I’ll share much more on this in the next edition. If you willingly tolerate, support and participate in the things of pagan Babylon, you are demonstrating that there is no wall of separation between you and the devil. He will capitalise on it and lead you into Multifaith and the destruction that is to come with it! It’s a present rising force.
●Mixture of our Messiah’s truth and a bit of Paganism makes you lukewarm!
Please have a look at this short video clip on the subject. It is HERE.
The image below is a compilation. I painted the leaves using texture techniques and superimposed the Hanukkah nine-branched Menorah on top of it.
I took the picture below of this immature martial eagle – a beautiful raptor of our skies. The species is declining although not endangered yet.
Shalom and grow in grace!