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SUNDAY, JUN 22, 2014  |  24 comments
New agers, neo-pagans gather to greet solstice
Self-styled Druids, new-agers and thousands of revelers have watched the sun rise above the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge to mark the summer solstice - the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere.

English Heritage, which manages the monument, says some 36,000 sun-watchers gathered on the Salisbury Plain about 80 miles (130 kilometers) southwest of London on Saturday. Police say the event was peaceful with only 25 arrests, mainly for drug offenses.


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s c | Oh  Find all comments by s c
John Yurich, to which I would say that they did not observe the christianized pagan celebrations. see previous documentation as posted from Andrew Webb's PDF file on strange fire (profane worship).
Don't you care to know the Truth? Why must you create your own theology or subscribe to the popular "theological" ones that appeal to the flesh? If you would desire to follow the born again protestant reformers, you would not observe holidays.
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News Item6/24/14 7:19 PM
John Yurich USA | USA  Find all comments by John Yurich USA
GSTexas wrote:
When John Y makes ridiculous, arbitrary claims such as "All of the Protestant Reformers were under the guidance of the Holy Spirit to retain in their churches celebrating Christmas and Easter", it should become glaringly obvious that there is no point in trying to reason with him.
All of the Protestant Reformers were Born Again by reason of having embraced Jesus as their Savior and thus they were guided by the Holy Spirit in what doctrines to have in their churches.
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News Item6/24/14 2:56 PM
s c | Oh  Find all comments by s c
Those who are adamant in cleaving to their "holy-days" just bear out that it is always a big challenge to take "christmas" and the like to task by way of reason.
Traditions of men seem to usually trump the Word of God in this regard. Sadly, many evangelicals are very "catholic" in this manner.
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News Item6/24/14 1:46 PM
GSTexas  Find all comments by GSTexas
When John Y makes ridiculous, arbitrary claims such as "All of the Protestant Reformers were under the guidance of the Holy Spirit to retain in their churches celebrating Christmas and Easter", it should become glaringly obvious that there is no point in trying to reason with him.
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News Item6/24/14 9:19 AM
John Yurich USA | USA  Find all comments by John Yurich USA
BRF wrote:
John, Calvin only retained such things out of pragmatism and not scriptural or any so called guidance of the Holy Spirit both Calvin and Luther rejected mere experientialism. I see you offer no scriptural proof for any of your claims, so I will give you some help Romans 14 but then it will not justify keeping either of these pagan hiding festivals.
The secular aspects of Christmas and Easter are pagan but the religious aspects of Christmas and Easter are not pagan as the religious aspect of Christmas is the Birth of Jesus and the religious aspect of Easter is the Resurrection of Jesus.
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News Item6/24/14 7:39 AM
BRF | UK  Find all comments by BRF
John Yurich USA wrote:
All of the Protestant Reformers were under the guidance of the Holy Spirit to retain in their churches celebrating Christmas and Easter. The spiritual aspect of Christmas is the Birth of Jesus and the spiritual aspect of Easter is the Resurrection of Jesus.
John, Calvin only retained such things out of pragmatism and not scriptural or any so called guidance of the Holy Spirit both Calvin and Luther rejected mere experientialism. I see you offer no scriptural proof for any of your claims, so I will give you some help Romans 14 but then it will not justify keeping either of these pagan hiding festivals.
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News Item6/24/14 6:57 AM
Christopher000 | Rhode Island  Find all comments by Christopher000
Luther and the rest of the reformers retained unsound doctrine which can easily be proven by using their own words against the Word of God itself. While the Holy Spirit may have chosen Luther to spearhead the reformation, Luther came out with one eye open; retaining, teaching, and preaching direct contradictions which can easily be proven. To say I do this or that because Luther did it and Luther couldn't err is no different that believing the popes claim of infallibility when speaking ex-cathedra, which is basically whenever he speaks about anything. People should only be listened to insofar as when what they say/said, jives perfectly with Gods Word. Period. End of story. Finito.
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News Item6/24/14 4:17 AM
John Yurich USA | USA  Find all comments by John Yurich USA
BRF wrote:
Not true John many a Reformed and Presbyterian believers do not celebrate either Christmas or Easter neither of which as any scriptural mandate. I find it sad that you along with many on these pages never offer any Biblical proof for any of their statements but descend into childish and wicked name calling. Prove your claim that either are to be kept, then show that not to is unbiblical. With scripture John and not name calling.
All of the Protestant Reformers were under the guidance of the Holy Spirit to retain in their churches celebrating Christmas and Easter. The spiritual aspect of Christmas is the Birth of Jesus and the spiritual aspect of Easter is the Resurrection of Jesus.
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News Item6/23/14 5:22 PM
s c | Oh  Find all comments by s c
I'll echo BRF's statement with a copy of a PDF file off of Pastor Andrew Webb's SermonAudio sermon-strange fire...
Festival days, vulgarly called Holy-days, having no warrant in the
word of God, are not to be
continued.” – Westminster Directory for Public Worship
There is no warrant in Scripture for the observance of Christma
s and Easter as holy days, rather the
contrary (see Gal. 4:9-11; Col. 2:16-21), and such observance is contrary
to the principles of the 5
Reformed Faith, conducive to will worship, and not in harmony with the sim
plicity of the Gospel of
Jesus Christ. --General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church i
n the United States (Southern
Presbyterians), Deliverance on Christmas and Easter (1899).
This information is documented.
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News Item6/23/14 5:59 AM
BRF | UK  Find all comments by BRF
John Yurich USA wrote:
The Protestant Reformers retained celebrating the Birth of Jesus and the Resurrection of Jesus in their churches because they were under the guidance of the Holy Spirit to do so and they were not mentally deranged and psychotic. Only someone who is mentally deranged and psychotic has a problem celebrating the Birth of Jesus on Christmas and the Resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday. All Evangelical Protestant Churches celebrate the Birth of Jesus on Christmas and the Resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday. If one is an Evangelical Protestant and they have a problem celebrating the Birth of Jesus on Christmas and the Resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday then they are under the guidance of Satan.
Not true John many a Reformed and Presbyterian believers do not celebrate either Christmas or Easter neither of which as any scriptural mandate. I find it sad that you along with many on these pages never offer any Biblical proof for any of their statements but descend into childish and wicked name calling. Prove your claim that either are to be kept, then show that not to is unbiblical. With scripture John and not name calling.
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News Item6/23/14 4:59 AM
John Yurich USA | USA  Find all comments by John Yurich USA
Rick wrote:
Jesus didn't even celebrate His own birthday and He certainly didn't tell us to either. The first church didn't set aside a day to celebrate ANYONE'S birthdays. They were about spreading the Gospel, as we all should be. The birth, death and resurrection of Jesus is an everyday celebration... not a once a year reminder. I'm thankful every day for the sacrifice... I'm a sinner unworthy of Jesus.
The Protestant Reformers retained celebrating the Birth of Jesus and the Resurrection of Jesus in their churches because they were under the guidance of the Holy Spirit to do so and they were not mentally deranged and psychotic. Only someone who is mentally deranged and psychotic has a problem celebrating the Birth of Jesus on Christmas and the Resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday. All Evangelical Protestant Churches celebrate the Birth of Jesus on Christmas and the Resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday. If one is an Evangelical Protestant and they have a problem celebrating the Birth of Jesus on Christmas and the Resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday then they are under the guidance of Satan.
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News Item6/22/14 9:33 PM
Rick | Georgia  Find all comments by Rick
Jesus didn't even celebrate His own birthday and He certainly didn't tell us to either. The first church didn't set aside a day to celebrate ANYONE'S birthdays. They were about spreading the Gospel, as we all should be. The birth, death and resurrection of Jesus is an everyday celebration... not a once a year reminder. I'm thankful every day for the sacrifice... I'm a sinner unworthy of Jesus.
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News Item6/22/14 5:43 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
John Y., what's Easter, Christians don't celebrate amything on Easter!
American Tract Dictionary (1859) wrote:
EASTER:

Is improperly put for PASSOVER, Ac 12:4; [in the KJV, anyway] Passover being the name of the ancient Jewish festival here referred to; while Easter, from the Saxon goddess Eostre, is the modern name of a Christian festival, in commemoration of the events of Passover-week, and fixed at the same period of the year.

Now, we do take note of Resurrection Sunday, though of course it really should be tied into more closely to Passover also.

Anyway, John Y., it isn't what Satan's Church gets right, it's the heresies it has added which makes it damnable, List of Heresies and Human Traditions Adopted and Perpetuated by the Roman Catholic Church in the Course of 1600 Years.. Come Out Of The Catholic Church. Stop being like these pagans at Stone Henge, It's no better to worship the wafer-god. Spit the the poisonous bread out the next time the priest puts it in your mouth.

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News Item6/22/14 5:35 PM
Strat  Find all comments by Strat
NRC wrote:
s c.....the parrot reply from JY will be forthcoming...
He is joined to his idols.
As are many here,idols of government,politics,political parties,race,denominations and oh my the countless ism's
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News Item6/22/14 5:19 PM
BRF | UK  Find all comments by BRF
JohnYurich USA wrote:
If you attend a Baptist Church or any other Evangelical Protestant Church then you are an Evangelical Protestant. And if the wise men celebrated the Birth of Jesus then Christmas is not unscriptural. The Resurrection of Jesus is not unscriptural. Therefore celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus which is the religious aspect of Easter is not unsciptural. And Good Friday is the commemeration of the Crucifixion of Jesus. Therefore Good Friday is not unscriptural as the Crucifixion of Jesus is mentioned in the Bible. It is mental derangement and psychosis not to celebrate the Birth of Jesus on Christmas and the Resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday.
John the wise men came after the birth of Christ to worship Christ and not to celebrate his birth. It was not even the same visit to Bethlehem as in Luke's account of Christ's birth, in Luke 2:29 they go back to Nazareth in Matt2:14 they went to Egypt. They also went into a house Matt2:11 no stable. This was most likely on the many visits a devout Jew like Joseph would make, which was required three times a year for the feasts. Neither scripture, Christ or the Apostles ever celebrated or commands the celebration of Christ's birth.
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News Item6/22/14 3:44 PM
NRC  Find all comments by NRC
s c.....the parrot reply from JY will be forthcoming...
He is joined to his idols.
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News Item6/22/14 3:40 PM
s c | Oh  Find all comments by s c
John Yurich, you might ask our Christian ancestors the same question. "christmas" and "easter" are christianized pagan celebrations which the catholic church devised. "christmas" actually means the mass of Christ or death of Christ and "easter" or asherah/astarte/venus (btw: lots and lots of examples of asherah worship in the OT)... worship is pagan in origins. Just because you observe something in a different light doesn't mean that it is acceptable. Would you call your gift-giving day "gay day"? We could take a lesson from our Christian forefathers. If you do your homework, you may be surprised and, dare i say, disappointed if your main concern is with pleasing the flesh and following suit in the vain traditions of man. Just an aside: usually anything that has such value in the catholic church such as christmas and easter, should be a dead give away as to to its' merit.
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News Item6/22/14 2:34 PM
Strat  Find all comments by Strat
Worshipers of Nature and mother Earth"Nature" is a heartless,souless and cruel brutal force that dresses it's self in a pleasant disguise,it would kill us all if God allowed it to,it in fact kills millions every year....it is not worthy of worship of any kind.

The beaches in my area have a lot of rip currents,yes there are the "Scientific" explanations,but how convenient that they wait just off shore to drag people to their death.

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News Item6/22/14 6:18 AM
JohnYurich USA | USA  Find all comments by JohnYurich USA
NRC wrote:
Lol...I'm not a "normal" evangelical Protestant type...I'm a Christian who reads Gods Word and then endeavors by His grace to obey it.
Btw...mentally deranged and psychotic seems to describe roman catholicism to a tee.
If you attend a Baptist Church or any other Evangelical Protestant Church then you are an Evangelical Protestant. And if the wise men celebrated the Birth of Jesus then Christmas is not unscriptural. The Resurrection of Jesus is not unscriptural. Therefore celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus which is the religious aspect of Easter is not unsciptural. And Good Friday is the commemeration of the Crucifixion of Jesus. Therefore Good Friday is not unscriptural as the Crucifixion of Jesus is mentioned in the Bible. It is mental derangement and psychosis not to celebrate the Birth of Jesus on Christmas and the Resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday.
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News Item6/22/14 6:04 AM
NRC  Find all comments by NRC
Lol...I'm not a "normal" evangelical Protestant type...I'm a Christian who reads Gods Word and then endeavors by His grace to obey it.
Btw...mentally deranged and psychotic seems to describe roman catholicism to a tee.
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