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Is December 25th a Pagan Holiday?

Let’s make sense with these pagan-threats against Christmas: 

Some symbols, especially Santa Claus needs to be removed from the Holiday,  Christian children need to be looking up for the Star of David that shown over the manger or for the precious soles of the feet of Christ in the rapture and not some sleigh of reindeer and a flying santa. Do you believe the government in the U.S. will move Christmas to say...September 21st?   No...  and we don’t have Bibles in the hotel rooms anymore, no more 10 commandments on the wall of the courthouses, no more prayer in schools, no nativity scenes in front of public offices. If we eliminate this glorious day of celebration all together we simply wouldn’t have it at all except in our private lives and that's just what the devil ordered, 'remove it, keep it quiet, hide it, and eliminate it'. satan wants to increase and God decrease. Let's not be agents and spokes-people for satan’s agenda and goal to erase Christmas. Let's just Fix it.

I remember sharing with a Jehovah's Witness, she said the 'crucifix hanging on my neck was idolatry', and I said yes “I idolize Christ” and she said but “you cant make an idol out of the symbol by wearing it, we are not to wear graven images “.....tsk, then I shared {1st Corinthians 1:18 } how the preaching of the cross is unto them which perish, "foolishness" but unto us which are saved it is the power of God", and how there are graven images all around us, I asked, "do you have bowls in your home?", well that's a graven image after the likeness of things in heaven, and your cups are also so get rid of all of them and just pour drinks in your hand, I also asked "do your kids play musical instruments?" well that’s also a graven image after the likeness of things in heaven, so pull them out of the music classes and get rid of those graven images. That's what videos like many on social media are posting, trying to do away with the “whole” when it only requires getting rid of the few things within in that are questionable. It is written in Romans 13:7 " Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor."

(Even the 3 wise men brought birthday gifts to Baby Jesus.) She mentioned we shouldn’t honor birthdays because it's idolatry, I mentioned how the Bible says in Romans Chapter 14, that we should let no one judge what days we honor especially if we are honoring the Lord.
I mentioned how the Bible says in Matthew 7:11  how we "know how to give good gifts unto our children", and how Colossians 2:16 says let no man judge what days you honor" and Romans14: 1-23  says “some men esteem one day above another and another man esteems everyday alike, let everyone be persuaded in his own mind”.

We are making a mountain out of a mole-hill here with contention over pagan practices and it borders on blaspheming Christ.
Anytime you are against extra effort and the setting aside of a high day to honor the Lord, and are in a country that actually has declared it a National Holiday and you rebuke it, whose side are you really on?  I can see Satan’s ministers being the only ones hating Christmas and seeking to rid the world of it while he makes Halloween and Devils Night bigger, brighter, more decorated and celebrated.  We need to be careful not to call so great a celebration in favor of our Lord's Birth a pagan expression!  The pagans worshipped the log, they idolized the tree, and we only use it as decor.  To "deck" means to decorate, it's in the Bible several times in a favorable sense, look it up.  Why bring ANY plants into the home for that matter?   Let's keep/get things into perspective.  Keep it in Context. You don’t rid the whole holiday, you rid the items of it that are questionable.
The commandment says that we not "make unto thee any graven image of any likeness in heaven or earth FOR TO WORSHIP IT"  Lev. 26:1  We decorate the tree we don’t worship it!  [In Jeremiah they "decked" the tree and worshipped it. [ Jer. 10:4 ]   

The scriptures she referred to were all about "worshipping" the graven images,  she mentioned that Barbie and Ken dolls and any dolls, are graven images and sin to have them; I said to her..."Well speaking of things we have that are graven images, made after the likeness of things in heaven, or earth or under water,...well there's chairs/thrones in heaven, trumpets, buildings and other items yet you have them and you don't worship them". Exodus 20:5  The command is to "NOT WORSHIP A GRAVEN IMAGE: 
 Just because something is not observed in the Bible as a High-day doesn’t mean we can’t dedicate a High-Day to the Lord, It Is an Honor unto Him, and He receives it. Everyday of the year was given by God, we give no day to the pagans, it all belongs to God who is to be honored everyday, including December 25th, don’t give satan anything. It all belongs to God. Long Live Christmas Day, til Kingdom Come !!!!!!!!

Should we honor the birthdays of dead presidents but not 
 formally recognize the Birth of the King of Kings?



Importance of Observing Communion

 The 1st communion was performed at passover...

In the Old Testament the blood on the doorposts of the lamb slain was to cover the firstborn when the death angel passed over those who applied the blood; It is directly symbolic (related to) the Lord who is the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world,  His blood covers the house (the bodily temple) causing the wages of sins which is death to PASS OVER all those who APPLY the Blood of the Lord Jesus in faith and obedience, although those who believe but will not COME IN under the covering of the Blood of Jesus nor partake of the "feast of the passover lamb",  remain outside of the covering and will be lost.

The same as they were commanded to eat all the parts of the lamb for the passover, we are commanded that if we "eat not His Flesh, and Drink not His Blood, you have no life in you". St. John 6:55 
The firstborn were the only concerned parties with the death angel passing thru the first time and thereafter the passover was still observed annually for all whether firstborn or not, But for those of us under the new testament observance, the firstborn who escaped death for all of us is Jesus Christ, (firstborn from the grave, and the dead, first resurrected from the dead) Just as not only the firstborn observed passover, all of us should observe the Lord's body at Communion til The Lord comes. Too often I've seen Christians leave, walk out of the sanctuary a minute before Communion is served, this is dishonor to the Lord's Precious Blood sacrifice! Perhaps they have not made a commitment to the Lord yet or they feel guilty that they still cling to one of the things that clung Christ to the Cross.  Jesus bore our sins, truly His Love kept Him Hanging there for us, but it was our sins that nailed Him there.

There are healing benefits to formally observing the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, but the focus is on why we need healing in the first place, and that the healer took our sins upon Himself. There is controversy on how often we should partake; it appears the Word of the Lord only says "as often as you do it, do it unto me...". It could have read "whenever you do it" but it says "as often"; (As long as we do not partake of the Lord's supper/communion for Any Other Reason than "Discerning The Lord's Body", we will not drink damnation to ourselves, but consider this....Can I really be discerning the Lord's Body if I practice what nailed Him to the Cross?

(I believe communion should be observed as often as we would like to formally, as a Body of Believers, remember Jesus Sacrifice, Show/Observe the Lord's death, and Examine ourselves. stir up the Life within us; Certainly sounds like with all the benefits it provides that His sacrifice should be formally observed more than once per year.) 

Scripture reference:

1st Cor 11:25-32

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1. Do it in Remembrance of The Lord

2. To show the Lord's Death, till He come

3. We are to Examine ourselves (why we participate?) & to  reflect on the purpose of partaking/and the     Lord's Suffering 


 

Scripture on respect for Law and Government

 Pray for all and ungodly leaders, and remember the Words the Lord left us to follow:

IT IS WRITTEN:

 Romans 13: 1- 8  1. Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: 4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. 5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. 6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. 7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour. 8 Owe no man anything, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law


(with all that is going on, let us be wise as serpents, harmless as doves, redeeming the time. Perhaps men of color, even women of color might need to be extra patient and cooperative, maybe even wear a suit and tie, business attire when driving out and about, with subordinate speech, polite, obedient replies. check headlights and rear lights regularly and payoff tickets, and etc. keep your cool !  )