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18)Open debate topic No 18 is: What is the origin of Christmas? .....

Nov 30, 2010

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Open  debate topic No 18  is: What is the origin of  Christmas?  Should we celebrate or not celebrate? ( Check blog after a week, for what divin inspiration says)

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Let us first begin by carefully  going through this biblical yearly calendar:

Is December 25th  the glorious day of Satan?

Let us from the calendar above, comment on what the world calls today, ‘the birth day of Jesus’. With regards to the Birth of Jesus, the Bible says: In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy God sent the angel Gabriel to a town in Galilee named Nazareth. He had a message for a girl promised in marriage to a man named Joseph who was descendant of King David. The girl’s name was Mary … you will become pregnant and give birth to a son named Jesus (Luke 1:26-35).

By this time the Saints were not yet obeying the changed Roman Satanic system of monthly counting, therefore, from the sixth month, which is Elul to the 2nd month Iyyar, gives nine months for normal pregnancy and birth. This is Biblically well justified, because this falls on the Roman April the 4th month when there is rain and as such, pastures for the cattle as the Bible puts it: She gave birth to her first son, wrapped him in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger-there was no room for them to stay in the inn. There were some shepherds in that part of the fields, taking care of their flocks (Luke 2:1-8).

If we have to follow the Roman Satanic monthly counting for the 6th month being August that the angel appeared to Mary, and she conceived and gave birth in December 25th, just six months later, it will be a sacrilege. Which then is this birth of “Christ” celebrated in December, 25th. Certainly the day for the glorification of Satan!

The events that take place on this wicked day are a good confirmation. The celebration of 25th December was a normal practice of Roman paganism in honour of the sun god Mithras(Queen of heaven -Jeremiah7:18).Therefore, it is a pagan feast that long existed before the birth of Christ.

When the pagan Roman religion metamorphosed under the disguise of Satan as a false “Christian” religion as will be illustrated in chapters ahead, this feast was then disguised to that of the birth of “Christ”. We advise believers to broadly read world religious history, so as not to be carelessly manipulated because of ignorance.

As we read broadly on the mystical origin of the celebration of 25th December disguised as the birth of Christ, we become more alert to the Lord’s warning that: “ The whole world is under the power of the wicked one”.

This researcher of facts Ramona Shashaani relates that, when he was invited to give a talk at a Christmas party about the Persian tradition of celebrating the winter solstice on December 21st, he in order to speak intelligently to a spiritually and psychologically keen audience, set out to research the subject. He was scrambling to find resource material when his day was saved by their list co-moderator who provided him with more references than he had hoped to find in his attempt to unravel the historical, symbolic and mythic bases behind the Persian people’s celebration of this festive occasion.

He says, what he did not expect to find, however, was a fascinating history of how Christmas may have its origins in the ancient Persian Mithraic tradition of worshipping Mithra or Mehr, the sun-god or god of love. And with the approaching winter solstice, he thought it might be appropriate to share this history.

He recounts that, while Christians around the world were preparing to celebrate Christmas on December 25th, the Persians were equally getting ready to tribute one of their most festive celebrations on December 21st, the eve of winter solstice, the longest night and shortest day of the year. In Iran this night is called SHAB-E YALDAA, also known as SHAB-E CHELLEH, which refers to the birthday or rebirth of the sun.

 He says, in the east more than in the west, lifestyles have often remained more in tune with nature. This integration of natural rhythms into life cycles is especially true in ancient Persia and has survived the ages. YALDAA, like other major Persian celebrations he declares, is focused on the changing of the seasons, and is as ancient as the time that people organized their lives around the precession of equinoxes.

He relates that, the most eminent festive affair is NOROOZ, the Iranian new year, which occurs with the spring equinox, around March 21st. It is no wonder he says, that astrology was first inaugurated in ancient Babylonia, a part of the Persian Empire. Yet YALDAA is chiefly related to MEHR YAZAT; it is the night of the birth of the unconquerable sun, Mehr or Mithra, meaning Imminent End of the World 160 love and sun, and has been celebrated by the followers of Mithraism as early as 5000 B.C.

Is it a mere coincidence that Christmas and YALDAA are so close in time and similar in nature? He questions ! And suggested that the origins of Christmas may be from ancient Persia. He recounts that, the celebration of Christ birthday on December 25th, may in fact be born out of the Persian Mithraic influence.

In the old Persian mythology, Mitra (Mithra, Mehr), the God of love, friendship, and light, the sun-god, that was miraculously born from a rock by a river or stream on this longest night of the year. He backs up saying that, Carl Jung, the famous Swiss psychiatrist who broke away from Freud, in his fifth volume of the collected works, Symbols of Transformation, extensively discussed the influence of Mithraism on Christianity and has portrayed its images and symbols. Carl Jung equally quotes, he relates, Franz Cumont’s  Th e Mysteries of Mithra, p. 149, modified:

“Perhaps no other religion has ever offered to its votaries, in so high a degree as Mithraism, opportunities for prayer and motives for veneration. When the initiate betook himself in the evening to the sacred grotto concealed in the solitude of the forest, at every step new sensations awakened in his heart some mystical emotion. The stars that shone in the sky, the wind that whispered in the foliage, the spring or brook that hastened murmuring to the valley, even the earth which he trod under his feet, were in his eyes divine, and all surrounding nature evoked in him a worshipful fear of the infinite forces that swayed the universe (para. 109).”

In praise of the Mithraic sun-god, Jung states, he says: “The sun. . . is the truly “rational image” of God, whether we adopt the standpoint of the primitive savage or of modern science. In either case Father-God from whom all living things draw life; he is the fructifier and the creator, the source of energy into our world.

The discord into which the human soul has fallen can be harmoniously resolved through the sun as a natural object which knows no inner conflict . . . It shines equally on the just and the unjust, and allows useful creatures to flourish as well as the harmful. Therefore the sun is perfectly suited to represent the visible God of this world, i.e., the creative power of our own soul, which we call libido, and whose nature it is to bring forth the useful and the harmful, the good and the bad.

That this comparison is not just a matter of words can be seen from the teachings of the mystics: when they descend into the depths of their own being, they find “ in their heart” the image of the sun, they find their own life-force which they call the “sun” for a legitimate and, I would say, a physical reason, because our source of energy and life actually is the sun. Our physiological life, regarded as an energy process, is entirely solar
(para. 176).”

Therefore, with the advent of regional battles between ancient Persians and Romans he recounts, a majority of the Roman soldiers who lamented their brutish ways, came to find reverence for the Mithraic devotion to nature and beauty. They exalted Mithra’s illustrating of slaying the bull, representing sacrifice of the animal instinct in order to find the path to the divine. Soon, Mithraism spread its wings from Persia to the ancient-civilized world in Rome and many European countries, he comments.

Consequently, in Europe as in Persia, the 21st of December was celebrated as Mithra’s birthday. Early Christians he relates, took this very ancient Persian celebration to Mithra, the sun- god, and linked it to Christ’s birthday. But in the 4th century A.D., because of some errors in counting the leap year, the birthday of Mithra shifted to 25th of December and was established as such.

“.....hence in 274 AD, the Roman emperor Aurelia declared December 25th as the birthday of the unconquered sun (“natAlis solis invicti”).....”

He goes to clearly recount that, hence in 274 AD, the Roman emperor Aurelia declared December 25th as the birthday of the unconquered sun (“natAlis solis invicti”), which at the winter solstice begins to show an increase of light; he declared this day as a day of festivities. Later, the church of Rome (Roman Catholicism ) he says, established the commemoration of the birthday of Christ, the “sun of righteousness,” on this same date.

But the religion of most of the Romans and many people of the European continent was still Mithraism. We all confi rm that this was Satan’s strategy to use the pagan Roman religion now metamorphosed to a false “Christian religion ” under the Roman Emperor Constantine as its founder, to disguise the pagan feast of December 25th , to that of a false birth of Christ. This is the Adversary’s clever deception - Paganism dressed up in “Christian” clothes!

It’s still nothing more than Paganism, but real Christian churches have wholeheartedly embraced this deception. Satan wants to be “God.” The first four commandments tell us who “God” really is. Satan hates that and has done everything possible to abrogate those commandments. Calling December 25th the birthday of Jesus is nothing less than sticking a pagan god in the face of the “God” of the Bible - a direct violation of the first commandment.

Ramona goes forward to relate that, the Magi, who were known astrologers, saw a newborn bright star in the sky and predicted the birth of Christ. From the religious city of Qum in Iran(Matthew 2:1-11), they set out to Jerusalem to greet the infant Christ as the newly born king of the Jews, offering him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

Originally he says, the Magi had been disciples of Zoroaster, who spread his new religion in Persia long after Mithra. Their name is the Latinized form of Magoi [Herodotus I, 101].

They were a priestly caste during the Seleucid, Parthian and Sassanian periods in ancient Persia. Later, parts of the Avesta, the holy book of Zoroastrians, including the ritualistic sections of the Vendidad, probably derive from them. As a sacred and powerful caste, Zoroastrians ruled the Persian Empire in the 6th century B.C.; they continued to have a dominating religious infl uence on the subsequent kings of Persia and were still powerful at the time of the birth of Christ, he relates.

He recounts that, the connection of the Magi with astrology and their Persian origin is all that is known of the Magi (“wise men” in most English Bibles, “astrologers” in the new English Bible). In early Christian art the Magi usually wear Persian clothes (e.g., the Catacombs of Priscilla in Rome, 2nd century).

In the Syriac tradition those names are Persian and they are connected with Persian religious history. Zoroastrians he says, after refining and discarding some of the mythical and “heretical” aspects of Mithraism, retained YALDAA, a Soryani word meaning “the birth”. The ceremony is traced to the historical combat myth between the good forces of light against the evil forces of darkness. This longest night with evil as its zenith is considered ill-fated by this ancient Persian religion.

From this day onward, the good forces of light triumph as the days grow longer and give more light. This celebration he relates, comes on the eve of the Persian month of “DAY,” the first month of winter, also the name of the pre-Zoroastrian creator god, more commonly known as ‘Saturn” in the west.

In Persia, DAY was praised and revered as the most powerful God of creation and light, from which we have the English word “day” (the period of light in 24 hours). In the Roman world, the Saturnalia, from December 17 through December 24, became a time of merrymaking and exchange of presents, in honor of the Roman god Saturn.

Ancient Zoroastrians he says, believed that AHURA MAZDA (the good God) created light, day and sunshine as representations of order and “the ahurAic,” or good. The day is a time of work, harvest and productivity. They also believed he recounts, that AHRIMAN (an equally powerful, but evil god) created “the night’, a time of darkness, cold, hidden secrets and wild predators. Observing the cyclical changes in the length of days and nights, engendered a belief that light and darkness, or day and night are in continuous battle. The triumphant light brought about longer days, whereas the victory of darkness produced longer nights.

It was believed he relates, that the greatest battle between the forces of good and evil was fought on SHAB-E YALDAA, the night before winter solstice. Since the first night of winter is the longest and from that night onwards, the days get longer while the warmth and light of the sun increases, the night of the winter solstice was recognized and celebrated as the time of the sun’s birth or rebirth by Aryan tribes in Iran, India and Europe.

Fires and lights, symbols of AHURA MAZDA, warmth and lasting life have always been associated with the winter festival, he says. To remain safe from AHRIMAN’S harms, in the evening of SHAB-E YALDAA, bonfires are lit outside, while inside family and friends gather in a nightlong vigil around the KORSEE, a low, square table covered with a thick quilt overhanging on all sides. A brazier with hot coals is placed under the table, in the center.

                         "The so called Christmas night celebrations"

All night, families and friends he says, sit on large cushions on the ground around the KORSEE with the quilt over their laps. They arrange a special sacred space wherein the elders tell stories and fairytales or read poetry to the younger generations. The oldest member of the family says prayers, asks sun “yazat” to bless them, thanks God for the previous year’s crops, and prays for the prosperity of next year’s harvest. Then with a sharp knife, he or she cuts through a thick yogurt or watermelon, giving everyone a share. The cutting symbolizes the removal of sickness and pain from the family, he relates. He equally recounts that, snacks are passed around throughout the night.

It is virtually obligatory to eat pomegranates with angelica powder (GOLPAR) and AJEEL-E SHAB-E YALDAA, a tasty mixture of nuts and dried fruits as a symbol for solving problems, translated as “opening one’s problems” or “knots.” Eating nuts is said to keep illness at bay until the spring. The fruits are meant to bring more fruits and prosperity in the coming spring and onwards. More substantial fare for the night’s feast include eggplant stew with plain saffron-flavored rice; or rice with chicken or fish; thick yogurt, as well as sweets made with carrots and saffron (HALVAA-E HAVEEJ).

The foods themselves symbolize the balance of the seasons; watermelons and yogurt are eaten as a remedy for the heat of the summer, since these fruits are considered cold or SARDEE; while HALVAA, the saffron and carrot sweets, is meant to overcome the cold temperatures of winter since they are considered hot or GARMEE. Throughout the night of festivities, the family keeps the fires burning and the lights glowing to “help” the sun in its battle against darkness.

                              "The occultist “Christmas tree"

Spiritual origin have spiritual implications, you will rightly agree with us:   Have you ever ask your self the spiritual significance and impact of the so called “Christmas tree”, or you think it is just for entertainment, and we are been saved by grace in Jesus!: “.... Ancient Persians he says, also decorated an evergreen tree called SARVE.

The SARVE or “Rocket Juniper” - also known as the cypress tree, being straight, upright and resistant to the cold weather, was known as a symbol of enduring hardship, thus appropriate for celebrating Mithra(the sun god.) The younger ones had their “wishes” symbolically wrapped in colorful silk cloth and hung them on the tree along with lots of offerings for Mithra(the sun-god) in the hopes that he would answer their prayers.

 In mid 16th century, the YALDAA SARVE, was introduce as  the Christmas tree to the Germans. As cypress trees were not widespread in Germany, as indeed in most of Europe, the chosen tree became a variety of pine which was abundant in Europe. We clearly see from here the origin of the so called “Christmas tree” widely used today in the celebration of 25th December.  It was for this evil spirit, and still belongs to this evil spirit, no matter the blind arguments we may try to raise.

Our attachment to it, connects us to this spirit, and  the demons of it will  come around  where ever it is raised since the whole festivities of so called “Christmas”, is theirs! You can never take  sacrifices for demons and claim it God’s! That  can never work! Certainly we are very ignorant of the God we claim to be serving!

In summary he says , it is not just Mithra’s birth time which entered Christianity. There are many similarities between the Mithraic and Christian traditions. He goes forward to illustrate that, nowadays all Christians who celebrate the birth of Jesus, light fire places and candles, decorate trees with lights, stay up all night, sing and dance, eat special foods, pay visits, and celebrate this festive occasion with family and friends. This just to conclude that Christmas and YALDAA are just another example of the many common beliefs, customs, symbols, stories and myths that bind people of different nations and religions across the globe.

If we have been ignorant and God’s grace has just been covering us, then  from today as we read this, we are no longer ignorant before God! Yes, any time we  get into these practices, we renew loyalty to Satan,  and  offer  our lives to  him, for  him to manage for the coming year! Our lives therefore are opened to him, and he afflicts it in the way he want! Can this not be the reasons for our spiritual sterility? Yes, these are things that render this so called End Times Church, very handicapped! We are struggling with the Lord, but ignorantly in the pockets of Satan!  

Dear brethren in the Lord, it is the holy Spirit talking to you, so be careful the devil doesn’t seduce you to see but the human instrument he is using! But  we must never forget this warning of the Lord that says: “ Not everyone who calls me Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only those  who do the WILL  of my father in heaven.

When the judgment day comes, many will say to me, Lord, Lord! In you  name we spoke God’s message, by your name we drove out demons and performed many miracles! Then I will tell them, I never knew you. Get away from me, you wicked people” Matthew 7:21-13.  Are these feasts God’s will?  Can we show where they are written in the bible, practiced y the Lord Jesus Christ himself and the apostle? We are all under Satanic seduction. 

As conclusion however, Ramona says:
Let us honor these manifestations of the collective unconscious, so that we may be the keepers of light, love, friendship and peace among the peoples of the world. Enjoy your Christmas holidays, in its true spirit of love, gratitude, compassion, giving and forgiving, knowing that it may have its origins in an ancient tradition which, as Carl Jung says, links us back to “the creative power of our own soul.” As our teacher Rumi suggests, “Open up your hidden eyes and return to the root of the root of your own Self.

This ironical conclusion, brings us deep spiritual illumination in which any authentic child of God will immediately perceive the hidden occultism behind the celebration of 25th December. No doubt the reasons for the human blood sacrifices from the numerous deaths, and many other evil practices that occur during this period and on this day in particular. “Yes, many of the Roman Catholic feasts are of evil origins” There are many historical writings demonstrating the evil sources of Roman Catholic festivities.

Yes, many will keep enjoying the birth of the pagan god-“sun of righteousness” that is born every year as Christmas the birth day of Christ, until fi re comes and consumes them all. It is equally widely believed by some that, Jesus Christ was born on the 6th of January. Colliers Encyclopedia confirms this saying:

“After the triumph of Constantine, the church at Rome assigned December 25 as the date for the celebration of the feast, possibly about A.D. 320 or 353. By the end of the fourth century the whole Christian world was celebrating Christmas on that day, with the exception of the Eastern churches, where it was celebrated on January 6.

The choice of December 25 was probably influenced by the fact that on this day the Romans celebrated the Mithraic feast of the Sun-god (natalis solis invicti), and that the Saturnalia also came at this time.” With light from the Lord, we greatly contest the 6th of January as the month in which Christ was born.

This is because to base our monthly count on the Roman calendar, brings inadequacy. This will imply that the angel visited Mary in June the 6th month and she put to birth in the beginning of the 8th month- 6th January. This will just be seven months pregnancy and we all know that Christ wasn’t born a premature .

The Lord’s taking of human form automatically submitted him to the human biological gestational rules. Scientifically, an infant is considered premature when it is born before the 37 th-38th weeks of gestation. The premature infant (36 weeks or less) has a large head in proportion to his body. The scalp hair is fine and fuzzy. The eyes are prominent because the face is small. The skin is red, wrinkled, and thin with little covering vernix.

We do not think that, this is how Christ was at birth. If we count from June to 6th January, it gives just about 29 weeks, while from June to December gives 28weeks. We equally doubt whether we have pasture in the fields at this time for shepherds to be out with their flock, grazing. Again the birth of Jesus could not have been on the 25th of December as others confirm that: “The cold of the night in Palestine between December and February is very piercing, and it was not customary for the shepherds of Judea to watch their flocks in the open fields later than about the end of October.” Hislop, A., The Two Babylons, Loiseaux Brothers, Neptune, N.J. pg 91.

Therefore, there can be no contestation that, following the biblical calendar counting with the 6th month- Elul (Roman 8th month-August), to the 2nd month-Iyaar ( Roman 4th month-April) making a total of 9months, is not the month in which our Lord Jesus Christ was born. In this case, the normal 9months gestation before delivery is fulfilled, and we have enough pasture in the field and good weather for shepherds to go out grazing their flocks in the field.

Equally we notice that, this month does not only correspond to that of the Feast of Harvest(kings 6:1), but also to the Pentecost day when there was the out pouring of the Holy Spirit on the earth(Act2). This is all of great spiritual significance.

Our Lord Jesus Christ said: “ Satan has nothing of his in me”. Is Satan having any of his feasts in you ? The Lord says that, the children of this world are wiser than His saints. The problem is not how good something is (because the devil does many good things), or the fact that the whole world is doing it. The most important question to always ask is:

Who is the author of that which we are doing? The devil does many good things. The children of this world are always very careful not to fall in the trap of Jesus, while on the contrary, those of Jesus easily fall in the trap of the world (Satan). If the saints could have only for a second, withdrawn to ask the question, why the 25th and 31st December are apex days for the committing of sins (drunkenness, gluttony, fornication, adultery, covetousness, fighting, cheating, exploitation, food poisoning, stealing, lying etcetera), they would have understood that, this is the day Satan crosses his legs on his throne of darkness and asks God to see how the whole world is worshipping him. It is unfortunate that saints have to accompany Satan in this challenge to God.

There are only two forces in the world. Either we are being pulled under the dominion of one or the other. The force or principal initiator of these two feasts is Satan, and that is why the entire world bows to it. For the saints to follow the world in these festivities means spiritual domination of the wicked one, since it is a spiritual force in action.

How can two people (saints and gentiles) who do not agree on spiritual holiness unto the Lord, only agree on the feast of 25th and 31st –December as well as Sunday as a day of general worship to the Lord? There must be something wrong somewhere. Yes! Satan is disguising as an angel of light:

‘‘ Undo the chains that bind you captive, people of Zion’’(Isaiah 52:2). If we do not know the ancient foundation established by the Lord, then it will be very difficult for us to walk with Him and please Him. This is one of the causes of the spiritual death of the rest of the church today that has been unable to be characteristically identical to the former church (New Testament). Yes, many of Roman Catholic feasts have evil origins.

 2) "Is EASTER CELEBRATION not a Christian appellation but  believed to be Chaldean, that is Babylonian in origin which is the name Astarte, representing one of the titles of Beltis, the  queen of heaven?"

As we broadly read from the works of some divinely inspired researchers, we are made to understand that, Easter celebration is not a Christian appellation. It is believed to be Chaldean. Th at is Babylonian in origin which is the name Astarte, representing one of the titles of Beltis, the queen of heaven(Jeremiah 7:18).

It is said that, the name Astarte, as found on the Assyrian monuments by the noted archeologist Layard, was the nameIshtar. Historically, the worship of Bel and Astarte was introduced very early into Britain, along with the Druids, “the priests of the groves,” which is the high places where the pagans worshipped the idols of Baal.

May 1st in the Almanac of the 1800’s, is called Beltane, from the pagan god, Bel. We all understand that, the titles Bel and Molech both belongs to the same pagan god. It is fundamental to remember that Semiramis of Babylon(also known as Ishtar), the wife of Nimrod and mother of Tammuz, was the same goddess that was worshiped all over the world in various names as:the Egyptian
fertility god, Artemis, the Roman goddess of licentiousness, Venus, the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, and the Ephesian, many-breasted fertility god, Diana, including many others.

It is therefore made very clear to our understanding that, the (Easter) bunny, the oldest pagan symbol of fertility - Semiramis - has absolutely nothing to do with the death of Christ. Nor does the “Sunrise service”.

We all know that Jesus Christ resurrected while it was still dark as it is written: “And early came Mary Magdalene, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.” John 20:1. No one divinely inspired will doubt the fact that sunrise services commonly practiced by the Roman Catholics, are for the worship of the Pagan Sun god.

A mythological legend brings to our knowledge that sometime after the death of Semiramis, from a huge egg that dropped from heaven, came out a re-incarnated Semiramis.

She was referred to by the Babylonian Talmud as Ishtar, or Easter as introduced by the Roman Catholics. Th e forty days of Lent symbolize one day for each year of Tammuz’ life. God’s position as revealed in Ezekiel 8:13-16 as regards this evil practice of honoring Tammuz is categorical as the bible says:

“You will see still greater abominations which they commit” Then he brought me to the entrance of the north gate of the house of the Lord; and behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz……And he brought me into the inner court of the house of the Lord; and behold, at the door of the temple of the Lord, between the porch and the alter, were about twenty-five men, with their backs to the temple of the Lord, and their faces towards the east , worshipping the SUN towards the east”.

After the death and resurrection of Christ, the Apostles no longer celebrated the festival of Pasch, or the Passover, since spiritually, it had been transformed to the Lord’s supper (breaking bread) as earlier mentioned in previous chapters. In addition, the festival of Ishtar (Easter celebration) now observed in churches is far different from the original festival of Pasch. It is historically revealed that:

"....The Roman Catholic Church then adopted this mystic egg of Astarte, and consecrated it as a symbol of Christ’s resurrection...”

“The hot cross buns of Good Friday, and the dyed eggs of Easter Sunday figured in the Chaldean rites just as they do today. The OEbuns,’ known by the identical name, were used in the worship of the queen of heaven, the goddess Ishtar, as early as the days of Cecrops, the founder of Athens, that is, 1500 years before the Christian era. One species of sacred bread which used to be offered to the gods was called OEBoun.’” Hislop, Two Babylons, pg 107.

To biblically illustrate this, it is written: “Th e children gather wood, the fathers kindle the fi re, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven”. Jeremiah 7:18. So we see all these evil practices in the Roman Catholic celebration of Easter(Ishtar) today. Th e hot cross buns are not now off ered, but eaten instead, on the festival of Easter (Astarte - Ishtar). Further explanations illustrates that:

“The origin of the Pasch (Passover) eggs is just as clear. The ancient Druids bore an egg as the sacred emblem of their order. In the mysteries of Bacchus, as celebrated in Athens, one part of the nocturnal ceremony consisted in the consecration of an egg. The Hindu fables celebrate their mundane egg as of a golden color. In China, even as late as the 19th century, dyed or painted eggs were used during sacred festivals. “In ancient times, eggs were used in the religious rites of the Egyptians and the Greeks, and were hung up for mystic purposes in their temples. . .

The classic poets are full of the fable of the mystic egg of the Babylonians. “The occult meaning of the mystic egg of Astarte had reference to the ark during the time of the flood, in which the whole human race was shut up, as the chick is enclosed in the egg before it is hatched. And of course, the egg also refers to birth, or creation.

“Though the deified queen, whom Astarte represented, had no actual existence till some centuries after the flood, yet through the doctrine of metampsychosis, which was firmly established in Babylon, it was easy for her worshippers to be made to believe that, in a previous incarnation, she had lived in the Antediluvian world and passed safely through the waters of the flood. The Roman Catholic Church then adopted this mystic egg of Astarte, and consecrated it as a symbol of Christ’s resurrection.” Ibid pg

Therefore, there is no doubt that, Easter is a totally Pagan holiday. The memorial for Christ’s death and resurrection is water baptism(immersion) completed by the breaking of bread to which the Lord said: “And he took bread, and when he had given thanks he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me. And like wise the cup after supper, saying, “This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood” Luke 22:19-2.

Therefore, the memorial of Christ is not the pagan celebration of Easterin honor of Ishtar the pagan god as practiced by the Roman Catholics and its sister “churches” today.

3) Did VALENTINE’S DAY,  began as a pagan fertility rite celebrated with drunkenness and sexual licentiousness during which time sweets and spring fl owers were given as sacrifices to the gods in the temple?

It is related equally that, Valentine’s day celebrated by the Roman Catholics, also has occultic origins. Cupid (Tammuz/Osiris/Nimrod) is the  son of the Greek goddess, Venus (Semiramis). Venus, is the daughter of the Greek god Jupiter, the head god (Nimrod, the sun god of Babylon, and Ra, the sun god of Egypt).

Cupid is depicted with a bow and arrow, a reminder of Nimrod being a “mighty hunter” (Genesis 10:9). Valentine’s day began as a pagan fertility rite celebrated with drunkenness and sexual licentiousness during which time sweets and spring flowers were given as sacrifices to the gods in the temple.

From these brief enlightened historical narrates, we can rightly confirm without doubts that, the celebration of 25th December with all that characterize it such as : Christmas trees, offering of gifts, lighting of candles, eating, drinking and dancing etc, is real paganism. Therefore, any true believer in Christ who yokes himself to this feast as well as all the other Roman Catholic pagan feasts, is equally yoking himself to their gods, no matter his sincerity.

The Lord is saying:
“ And as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the son of man. They ate, they drank, they married, they were given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise as it was in the days of Lot─they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built, but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom fire and sulphur rained from heaven and destroyed them all─so will it be on the day when the Son of man is revealed’’ Luke 17:26-30.



We all agree that the ‘Passover feast’ is always celebrated within the month of Roman March, corresponds to the departure of the people of Israel from Egypt. God told the Israelites:

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This month is to be the first month of the year for you …. From the evening of the fourteenth day of the first month ….. It is sacrifice for Passover to honour the Lord, because he passed over the houses of the Israelites in Egypt”xodus 12:1-12).

-“And they kept the Passover in the fi rst month, on the fourteenth day of the first month, in the evening” (Numbers 9:5).

According to the Bible, this period that corresponds to late Roman March-Easter period (Passover) is the beginning of the new year that extends to early April. Therefore, the first month of the year which is part of March –April and not the Roman Catholic instituted December 31st−January1st Feast of Saint Sylvester.

Is this not the accomplishment of the prophecy of Daniel 7:25? Therefore, the date on which ‘Pass over’ is celebrated following the Roman calendar always corresponds to the 14th day, counting from the beginning of this first month of the year (Nisan) before the Lord as written in the Bible.

If things are so clear like this, why have we decided to dishonour our God, and give glory to Satan who has carried out these changes? On the calendar below, we see that on the Roman calendar, the last half of the month of March (the 3rd month) plus half of the first part of April (the 4th month) is equal to the 1st month (Nisan), which God established as the first month of the year.

Therefore, the end of the year as illustrated on the calendar is the rest of the month of February and March (the 2nd and 3 rd month according to the Roman calendar). This is the right end of the year, and we are supposed to celebrate in giving thanks to God for the past year and entrusting Him the New Year as it is written:

You shall tithe all the yield of your seed, which comes forth from the field year by year. And before the Lord your God, in the place which he will choose to make his name dwell there, you shall eat the tithe of your grain , of your wine, and of your oil, and the firstlings of your herd and     flock; that you may learn to fear the Lord your God always … … Spend the money for what ever you desire, … what ever your appetite craves; and you shall eat there before the Lord and rejoice, you and your household. And you shall not forsake the Levite who is within your towns, for he has no portion or inheritance with you (Deuteronomy. 14: 22-27).

Under Babylon’s spiritual captivity, we have been doing this at the wrong time and not in the honour of our God, but Satan, through the Roman Catholic instituted : “feast of saint Sylvester”( End of year December 31st January1st ).

Therefore, January 1st is the beginning of a false new year. Saint Sylvester was the first Roman pope after Emperor Constantine and died in December 31st, 335A.D. When the Bible talks of : The feast of ingathering at the year’s end ( Exodus 34:22-23). Which is this end of year ?

Is it December 31st January 1st which is the feast of Saints Sylvester in memory of his death, or the Easter period marking the departure of the people of Israel from Egypt in March, which is Abib ?

This day therefore, was set aside by the Roman Catholics in honour of St Sylvester’s day of death. So have we then become worshippers of demons called saints! Can we answer this question: Who is saint Sylvester to us the children of God that we are honouring his death day? All this is the accomplishment of Daniel 7: 25.

If the devil has to counterfeit or change the right end of year, it means that, this holds a very important place in the heart of God. This is the day we have to rejoice ourselves in the Lord’s presence, thanking and praising Him for having allowed us under the land of the sun for one more year. He considers this very important, and this is why He gives us the command of Deuteronomy 14:22-24. Who is “saint Sylvester” that we the sons ofrighteousness should ignorantly worship and celebrate?

I did this foolishness when I was still in darkness, until the Lord opened my eyes to the truth. So, gone are those days that I sheepishly followed a blind mass to hurt my God, in doing things that His word does not command. The whole world indeed, is under the power of Satan as the Bible says.

It is true that, each and every one of us will not be judged by what the whole world is doing, irrespective of how good the thing may seem to be, but by what we knew of the word of God , but failed to obey.

At this point, let us ask this question again: Do these alterations mean anything to you? Or shall we say, this is the Jewish Law, but we are now save by Grace in the Lord Jesus! The 1st month known before the Lord our God instead corresponds to the 3rd month according to Roman counting.

Let us ask ourselves this question: Why did the Romans not match their 1st month January to the Lord’s 1st month Nisan? On the contrary we have 1st month Nisan = 3rd month March. Do you understand what we are trying to illustrate?

The Lord says: He who has wisdom will understand the tricks of the devil. When the Bible says: On the first day of the third month of the eleventh year (Ezekiel 31: 1): Which was this 3rd month referring to according to us? And has this 3rd month changed, or does it still remain the same? Was it the Lord’s counting, or the Roman counting?

These are questions we must answer. Listen Brethren, as the Israelites were leaving Egypt to the promised land and God told them: “ You are leaving Egypt on this first day in the First month that I give you as from today, the month of Abib (Nisan).” In this same way, when we were leaving Egypt (the world of sins) to follow Christ into the kingdom of heaven (our promised land), the Lord said from that particular moment, ‘‘your first month of the year is Abib (Nisan),” which is the Roman’s 3rd month of the year-March’’. And the end of year before him from this month will not be our Roman December.

As we read this, it very clear  that Satan will hurry some of us to quote some letters of Paul as defends , out of ignorance  of understanding the various circumstances and situations he was  writing to handle.



Before we continue   this subject, we must first take note of this warning:
So also our beloved brother Paul wrote to you according to the wisdom given him, speaking of this as he does in all his letters. There are some things in them hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other scriptures. You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, beware lest you be carried away with the error of Lawless men and lost your own stability ( 2nd Peter 3:15-17).

This text spells out plainly that, Apostle Paul’s letters were written with wisdom and contained difficult things. And unfortunately because of this, many people are misinterpreting him and promoting lawlessness. Is this not what we are doing? So this text is greatly warning us to be very careful as we read apostle Paul’s letters, else we will misinterpret him and promote lawlessness for our own very destruction.

What Paul meant here was the “ceremonial Sabbaths”. This involves the ceremonial ways of works in the Old Testament aimed at pleasing God on certain specified days, months, seasons, and years. It was characterized by the offering of sacrifices like: food, drink, wine, meat, circumcision etcetera.

Yes, The Bible says: You observe days, and months, and seasons and years! (Galatians

4:10-11). Paul clearly meant, the way it was all done in the Old Testament ceremonial ways of works, and the offering of sacrifices like: Food, drink, wine, meat etc, which is the ceremonial Law as he further clarifies in verse 21-26 when he says, ‘desire to be under the Law.’ For instance, the Bible says:

-“Three times in a year you shall keep a feast of unleavened bread; as I commanded you, you shall eat unleavened bread for seven days at the appointed time in the appointed month Abib, for in it you came out of Egypt (Atonement day) “(Exodus 23:14-15). “On the tenth day of the seventh month, the Israelites and the foreigners living among them must fast and do no work. On that day the ritual is to be performed to purify them from all their sins, so that they will be ritually
clean( Leviticus 16: 29-30).

-“The pass over celebrated to honour the Lord, begins at sunset on the fourteenth day of the first month. On the fifteenth day the festival of unleavened Bread begins, and for seven days you must not eat any bread made with yeast ”( Leviticus 23: 5-6).

-“The Festival of shelters begins on the fifteenth day of the seventh month and continues for seven days. On the 1st of these days … ( Leviticus 33: 35).

Here, we are dealing essentially with the ceremonial Sabbaths (holy days), which ceased from being effective with the coming of Christ. Today in Israel, the Jews that rejected and keep rejecting Christ are still obeying these ceremonial Sabbaths under Judaism the old religious system of works, before the coming of Christ.

These and many others constitute the ceremonial and civil Laws, which were Temporal and shadow of what was to come (Jesus Christ). Those who had believed in Christ seemed to have been continuing with these practices, and that is why Paul made the statement in Galatians 4:10-11. They were now to be led by the Holy Spirit in obedience of God’s laws, rather than the practice of works as we have been saying. Looking at it spiritually in this perspective, we will not find ourselves in contradiction with the scriptures.

To further clarify issues:

-Do we not, in spirit and truth thank the lord every day, every week, every month and at the end of every year? Yes, we do organise special service of thanksgiving to the Lord every end of year, even though at the wrong time.

-Do we follow the ceremonial practices as is stipulated in the Old Testament? Certainly not! Is this not what Paul meant? Our problem here is that they have all been changed and we are following the wrong ones, as more will be discovered as we read ahead. We keep referring you to Isaiah 66: 23-24.

Therefore, in order not to be led astray in the misinterpretation of this statement of Apostle Paul, we must spiritually be led to understand it’s domain of application, and circumstances.


The Bible says: One man esteems one day as better than another, while another man esteems all days alike. Let everyone be fully convinced in his own mind? He who observes the day observes it in honour of the Lord (Romans 14:5-  The above statement cannot and will never be applicable to any issue, having legislation. It can only be applicable to general issues having no collective legislation, and therefore, allowed to individual esteem and opinion.

“....That  food offered to idols is anything? No, I imply that what pagans sacrifice they offer to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be partners with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons.....”

To begin with, we must note that Paul’s command was to believers already having divine knowledge on the clean and unclean; who were going to unbelievers living without any divine legislation. Therefore, the emphasis on unbeliever must be spiritually taken into consideration in the understanding of this command.

As believers we should not get into the house of an unbeliever on invitation for dinner to whom we are light bearers of the gospel, and start asking to know what has been set before us as food in order to reject as unclean, and start explaining legislation on clean and unclean foods. When we do this, instead of preaching Christ as earlier mentioned we may off end the unbeliever (Gentile), and block the gospel. Yes, because it is not by interpretation of the Law of written letters that we are saved, but the Law of written letter revealed by the Holy Spirit (2ndCorinthians 3:6).

In such cases therefore, we are to eat whatever is set before us as food without asking any question for fear of conscience as the Bible says:

If an unbeliever invites you to a meal and you decide to go, eat what is set before

you without asking any question because of your conscience (1st Corinthians

Then, “… Because of your conscience” is a clear confirmation that, there exist a divine legislation on clean and unclean foods without which we would not be talking of: “because of your conscience”. And more to some one who knows nothing about it. We all know that food offered to idols (clean or unclean), is considered unclean and must not be eaten as it is written: “ eat no food that has been offered to idols’(Acts 15:29). But with the command in this context: ‘‘eat everything set before you as food’’, we can eat it and will not be sinning before the Lord, if we were not told.

Also, Paul by saying: ‘Without asking any questions’, will mean to eat what ever is before us with a free conscience without asking to know whether it is clean or unclean according to God’s commandments.

This because our Conscience will condemn us if we ask and  know that it is unclean but go ahead to eat for it is written: But if some one says to you, ‘Th is food was off ered to idols, then do not eat that food Vs 28. Our
state of conscience therefore, is very important as it is written:

“Th is then is how we will know that we belong to the truth; this is how we will be confi dent in God’s presence. If our conscience condemns us He knows everything. And so my dear friends, if our conscience does not condemns us, we have courage in God’s presence. We receive from Him what ever we ask, because we obey his commands and do what pleases Him”1st John


The situation and circumstance of, ‘eating everything set before you’, is very complex as Paul says: Well what ever you do, whether you eat or drink, do it all for God’s glory. Live in such a way as to cause no trouble either to Jews or Gentiles or to the Church of God. Just do as I do; I try to please everyone in all that I do, not thinking of my own good, but of the good of all so that they might be saved Verse 31-33.

This message of Paul was addressed to believers already having divine revelation on the clean and unclean; and who in such a circumstance will just be eating the unclean food like someone who is drinking dirty water in the dark with no psychological disturbances. He will just be eating in spiritual darkness without being psychologically disturbed.

Therefore the believer eating the unclean food offered to idols unknowingly will not be disturbed and God will take care of the spiritually unclean aspect of the food as he eats, since his conscience is clear.

When one reads this text:

For if any one sees you, a man of knowledge, at the table in an idol’s temple, might he not be encouraged, if his conscience is weak, to eat food offered to idols? And so by your knowledge this weak man is destroyed, the brother for whom Christ died”(1st Corinthians 8:10-11)!  It will seem to mean that, Paul is encouraging strong believers in the Lord to eat food offered to idols if only it will not affect the weak believer’s conscience .

 But far from this when we read this other text still from Paul saying: “What  do I imply then? That food offered to idols is anything? No, I imply that what pagans sacrifice they offer to demons and not to God. I do not want you  to be partners with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons. Shall we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we strong than he?” 1st  Corinthians 10:19-23.

Therefore, if a person has to consciously put the Lord to test by continuously eating the unclean food(s) or food offered to idols after receiving revelations from God, then he is putting God to test, and will bear the negative spiritual and organic impact on his body and life. The Holy Spirit must therefore lead us in all situations and circumstances, in our dealing with God and His written word. For us to be teaching believers to be consciously eating the unclean contrary to God’s legislation against the real spiritual intentions of
Paul’s letter is misinterpreting Paul’s letters and promoting Lawlessness (2nd Peter 3:16).

We have noticed that, any conscious or unconscious disobedience to any word of God, gives the devil some spiritual advantage over us and thus greatly influences our spiritual growth and standing before the Lord.


As conclusion, curious is to note that all these feasts are Roman Catholic feasts, thus rightly the saying all roads leads to Rome......).  In our debate topic of our blog page:
http://www.cross.tv/profile/362419?go=blogs&action=show& id=19061&backpage=1, we clearly through biblical truths and Historical facts,  saw the origin of Roman Catholicism! Is it not real hypocrisy and spiritual  blindness for us  today,  who call our selves born again children of God,  claiming  not to be Roman Catholics, but celebrating their feasts? How can we call people idol worshippers then go to be celebrating their feast? Is that not real contradictions?

It was because of this double standards that, during the reformation period of Martin Luther, the Catholics argued  the protestants saying: “ We Catholics, have the expressed authority to observe Sunday instead of the Sabbath as we hold on the other points of our religious belief. For Example, the authority of the Church of the living God ‘‘the Pillar and support of the truth’’ (I Timothy 3: 15). While the protestants have no authority to do it.

Even in the Bible you are not given that authority, so you cannot pretend to find any reason anywhere. You (Protestant) as well as we (Catholic) are just following a tradition as far as this point is concerned, but we are doing it and believing it as part and parcel of the word of God and the Church considered as divinely designated to keep and interpret them.

You are applying it and weakly denouncing it, by an uncertain guide which quite often goes against the commandment of God while violating the commands on other feasts prescribed by the same Catholic church”. (Traites Cliff ons Vol, articles ‘‘Une question pour tous les Chrétiens de la Bible. P.15).

Yes, the biblele says:

“ The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and covered with gold ornaments, precious  stones, and pearls. In her hand she held a GOLD CUP FULL OF OBSCENE AND FILTY THINGS  resulting from her IMMORALITY.......Great Babylon, the mother  of all prostitutes and perverts in the world.......’ The waters you saw, on which the prostitute is sitting, are nations, people, races, and languages......The woman you saw is the great   city that rules over the king of the earth...” Revelation 17:4-18.

Then adds:  “ Then I heard a voice  from heaven saying “come out my people! Come out from her! You must not share in her punishment? You must not take part in her sins; you must not share in her punishment! For her sins  are piled up as high as heaven, and God remember her wicked ways” Revelations 18:4-5.

Brethren, the bible says: “ All scriptures is inspired by God and is useful for teaching the truth, rebuking error, correcting faults, and giving instruction for the right living so that the person who serves God may be fully qualified and equipped to do every kind of good deed” 2nd Timothy 3:16-17.

Therefore brethren, I will be the most wicked man who ever existed on planet earth, to have been revealed all this truth, as I go WATCHING and PRAYING as the Lord commanded, then abandoned them to turn to be obeying demons!

For someone who has been ignoring bowing down to demons and offering to them sacrifices in the celebration of their feast, the Lord understands it and grants considerations!  But today as we have read, we are longer ignorant before Him! Our knowledge of this truth  today, brings our conscience under condemnation.

He knows that He has spoken to us! I the writer, and this cross.tv   stands as witnesses! The bible says: “ This,  then, is how we will know that we belong to the truth; this is how we will be confident in God’s presence. If our conscience condemns us, we know that God is greater than our CONSCIENCE and that he knows  everything. And so, my dear friend, if our conscience does not condemn us , we have courage in God’s ‘presence” 1 John 3:19-21.

 So, let  us  humble now before the Lord to ask him more questions for more illumination. But   if we prefer to allow demons to  misinterpret and quote  the letters of  Paul to help us and calm our conscience, that we may continue to offer sacrifices to demons in these pagan feasts,  then the judgment throne  is waiting for us.

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