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Leviticus 23:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and
say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim
to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.
**** If you are new to the faith or the truths about holidays of men Vs the
Holydays of God, or if you just want a more solid foundation for your beliefs,
then you may want to read or pass on an excellent TOTW article titled
Bulletin-Date="Sat, 06-Dec-03 08:55:07">Should I Be Observing the Biblical
Holydays? at http://members.aol.com/kenhoeck/whyfeast.html
Proverbs 30:5-6 Every word of God is pure: he is a
shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his
words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
A broad element of English Christianity still considered
Christmas celebration a pagan blasphemy. The Puritans, Baptists, Quakers,
Presbyterians, Calvinists and other denominations brought this opposition
to early New England and strong opposition to the holiday lasted in America
until the middle of the 18th century. ~ 12/23/83 USA TODAY article
Henry Ward Beecher, a Congregationalist, wrote in 1874 of his New England
boyhood: to me Christmas is a foreign day, and
I shall die so. When I was a boy I wondered what Christmas was. I knew there
was such a time, because we had an Episcopal church in our town, and I saw
them dressing it with evergreens, and wondered what they were taking the
woods in the church for; but I got no satisfactory explanation. A little
later I understood it was a Romish institution, kept by the Romish Church.
The Mass is the preeminent feature of Christmas
celebration. "In the Roman Catholic Church three masses are usually said
to symbolize the birth of Christ eternally in the bosom of the Father, from
the womb of Mary and mystically in the soul of the faithful." The concept
of the Mass is embedded in the English term Christmas, its etymology being
traced to the Old English words Christes maesse, meaning "the mass or festival
of Christ." ~ James Taylor, "Christmas," in The New International
Dictionary of the Christian Church (J. D. Douglas, ed.; Grand Rapids: Zondervan,
1974), p. 223.
Let's Take Christ Out Of X-Mas
(a poem -author unknown - attributed to The Conversion Center
-a ministry to Roman Catholics)
Because it is that time of year, this verse
has come your way, To tell you why I can't condone this pagan holiday.
"Merry Christmas" is a phrase you'll hear this
time of year, Expressing heartfelt sentiments to those you hold most dear.
Let's "Keep Christ in Christmas" is another
timely phrase, It's Satan who is glorified - Beware his subtle ways!
Jesus is "The Reason for the Season" some folks
say, And yet the scriptures teach Christ wasn't born on Christmas Day!
For God declares the 25th was not our Saviour's
birth, Yet saved and unsaved on this day rejoice with equal mirth!
You can't mix children of the dark with children
of the light, And expect this fornication to be pleasing in His sight!
But men love darkness more than light is what
the scriptures say, And so they've tried to christianize this total heathen
Jesus is the Way, the Truth, No truth is of
a lie, So celebrating Christmas time His "True Church" will not buy!
Men call this season holy, then chock it full
of lies, Could this be of the Holy One, or just a mere disguise?
When men call something holy, you had best beware,
Satan's at the heart of it, countless souls to snare!
Can you believe the Christmas season with its
drunkenness and mirth, Gives honor to our Saviour to recall His holy birth?
Do you believe that every place that sports
a Christmas tree, Abortion clinics, banks and bars are Christianity?
Whose birthday did it celebrate before our Saviour
came? It's still the same old festival, someone just changed the name!
It's Nimrod's birthday party, always was and
'ere will be, Think of this, dear Christian, as you decorate your tree!
For long before dear Jesus came, this holiday
was kept, From Babylon into the church this season slowly crept!
Satan shakes his fist at God, "What fools these
mortals be, I told you I'd deceive them and they would worship me!"
Ole Satan takes a scripture truth and mixes
it with lies, "You'll spend eternity with me!" the old deceiver cries.
But Christ declares from majesty, "I've still
a faithful few, Who are awake and will not bow nor bend their knees to you!"
God seeks those who'll worship Him in spirit
and in truth. For many, this means we must reject the lies taught from our
The standard is not set by men, but set by God
alone, And only those who follow it will sit upon the throne!
God is One Who won't be mocked, He's weary of
our ways, Of taking pagan festivals to call them holy days!
They say if we remove the lies from all this
Christmas fun, We'll soon end up with nothing to remind us of God's Son!
Like Santa Claus, "He's coming, kids!"
They never bat an eye, But God sees this for what it is, It's just a Christmas
Santa's elves make all these toys, and Santa's
reindeer fly, He knows the good girls and the boys, another Christmas lie!
In case you haven't figured out, his demons
pull that sleigh, And Santa is really Satan, just spelled another way!
And for the more "religious," how about some
"sacred lies"?The Saviour's born to mankind, so we'll all see paradise!
Makes no difference how we live, or what we
do and say, God wouldn't send a man to Hell, it's not the christian way!
Jesus born in Bethlehem on Christmas long ago,
Freezing shepherds grazing sheep in the December snow!
Christmas hymns and natal scenes, as holy as
they seem, Cleverly are part of this hellish Christmas scheme!
"Jingle Bells" and "Silent Night" led many souls
astray, But now you have a glimpse of how God views this heathen day!
Holly, bells, and mistletoe, and toasts of Christmas
glee May leave you with a hangover in Hell eternally!
Candles, lights and Christmas trees are pagan
to the core, And befit not one washed by the blood but flaunted by the "*****."
Don't fall for this deception, I pray you'll
come to see, The white horse of Apocalypse is bearing down on thee!
There is no truth in Christmas, it's just a
pack of lies, "Presents" from the evil one with hopes your soul he buys!
Of many "false Christs" we are warned, most
in the pulpits be, Beware when they say: "Come! Let's carol round
the Christmas tree!"
The "secret" of the Lord's with those who fear
His holy Name. If you really are a Christian, cease from this worldly game!
Luke 16 tells the story, verse 13 is specially
true, You cannot serve two masters, choose today which one for you!
"We're saved, it doesn't matter" you may hear
some preacher say; But all will find out differently when comes the judgment
If you were blind He could forgive, but since
you say you see, The consequences you will reap for all eternity!
In vanity you worship Him, traditions for to
keep, Protesting barks and oinks I hear aren't coming from the sheep!
In Revelation 3:16 the fate of many lies, Not
bold enough to take a stand, they yield to compromise!
And then they wonder why He says, Lukewarm!
I'll spue thee out! They've let the standard so far down they may not hear
Every Word of God is pure, and we must be the
same, Let's seek to reach this standard and be worthy of His name!
The Pilgrims would not celebrate this day the
world holds dear, They boldly stood against it, sound in truth they did not
My friend, if you love Jesus, if He reigns within
your heart, Forsake this Christmas garbage, and refuse to take a part!
For one day soon we'll give account for all
we've said and done, Have we stayed steadfast in the Lord, or bowed to Satan's
If you really want to please your Lord, refrain
this wicked way, Love and honor His holy Name each and every day!
Bow your head and ask the Lord, "Forgive me,
I have strayed, I've worshipped Christmas idols, Into their hands I've played."
"Oh! Father, we cry out to Thee in these
last dangerous days, Give us strength and courage to repent our evil ways!"
If you don't know the Saviour, and you're sick
of all your sin, Just open up your heart's door, For He's promised to come
Repent! And He will wash your sins much
whiter than the snow, When you take on His righteousness, to Heaven you will
Don't wait until you're good enough, that good
you'll never be, Let Jesus save your wretched soul, He sets sin captives
You cannot offer anything to One Who is all
wise, Cain's offering was evil, Abel's was the prize!
The foolish count on works to place their souls
in paradise, But the good works of Christmas, even these will not suffice,
No matter how you care and give, how lavishly
you bestow, Won't keep you from that fiery fate prepared for you below!
And giving gifts to needy folks, you think rewards
may bring, But all your works mean nothing lest you serve the King of Kings!
In Matthew 7 verse 22, and also 23, Show "holy
works" done "In His Name" Can be iniquity!
It's those who hide behind a mask, doing works
for all to see, That may impress their fellow man, but fail to well please
So before you do another work, before comes
end this day, Think long of who is glorified when Christmas games you play.
Jesus Christ, the Holy One, Righteous, Pure,
and True, I won't put Christ in Christmas to dishonor Him, should you?
A final word:
Please deal with people of the world as you want to be dealt with. Conviction
will come of a willing heart and the holy spirit's lead. Do not smite your
fellow man with the truth in condemnation but offer the truth in gentleness
and humility of the spirit. And, most of all, in the love that flows from
God the Father and Christ Jesus, through the spirit, to ultimately produce
fruit of righteousness in you. Little children, Keep yourself from idols.
"Remember our Lord died upon a tree - don't make an idol out of one."
"Have a Restful 7th Day Sabbath"
Love to you all in Christ Jesus ~ Kenneth M. Hoeck
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