Hill people donâ€™t have Winter festivals. Winter is named for the Fozzloiskian god Wint, whose birthday was celebrated on December 21. People would skate on frozen ponds, coast down hills on sleds, and cuss at drivers who ran into their chariots on icy roads, all as ways of worshipping Wint. Pagan stuff, you know, and if you wear earmuffs and drink hot chocolate you might as well put an image of Wint on the dash of your car. They used to have them with the head that would bob up and down, but I havenâ€™t seen one like that since Carter was in office.
The Doc says... the truth of the matter is that none of us is absolutely sure how Christmas got started. It was around centuries before we were born, the Bible neither endorses nor condemns it, "
Right ye are. That's why we should base it off of what it actually celebrates. A modern Christmas filled with materialism, and Christ have no common ground. They cannot be put together...
But honestly, I am not against a "secular Christmas". One where Christ is not excluded obviously, but the celebrations that we do during that time are not done claiming that there for Christ. Because it'd be a lie anyway...
And whether Christmas is a pagan holiday, a Catholic holiday, or a Tammuz Holiday, we should seiz this moment to spread the gospel, this is the time where people are somewhat interested in the birth of Jesus.
(TMC) â€śIn fact, if you look deeper into the matter, Tammuz's B-Day is Dec. 25!!!â€ť
This is a perfect example of what I was talking about earlier. Who on Earth knows or cares who Tammuz was? If the folks in your neighborhood have a Tammuz worshiping issue, then I could see your point. However, I highly suspect that is not the case. Long story short- Tammuz is dead and Jesus is Lord. Thatâ€™s why one has to dig through a mountain of historical dust heap to find some dude named â€śTammuzâ€ť that some other folks used to worship - while at the same time you can walk into any bookshop or library and learn about Christ right from His Word.
December 25th has a 1:365 chance of being Christâ€™s Birthday- same as every other day of the year. Every argument for itâ€™s being or not being one time of year or another is riddled with assumptions: Such as when Ceasar would or wouldnâ€™t issue taxes; What the weather patterns where like 2,000 years ago; when certain people were serving in the Temple; and when Great Men died in relation to when they were born. Point is we donâ€™t know- and I get the feeling most of the folks grumpy over 12/25 would be just as unhappy with 4/25 or 10/25.
BTW- How exactly do we know when Tammuz was allegedly born?
Been a long time, so I don't remember the particulars anymore, but the general issues were that most of his claims were unsubstantiated. There was rarely any evidence to back up his claims, and there were a lot of contradictions, etc.
I'm sure any details can still be found with an online search.
Ever hear of the book, "The Annuls of the World", by James Usher? Quite the volume, and I bought it, but haven't had the time to check it out just yet.
Ezek 18:4 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die."
The sinner may change the flesh. But cannot change the soul.
The soul of the sinner will stand before GOD on judgment day exactly as GOD has created him/her. Rom 2:5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; 6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds:"
GOD created two separate and different 'authorities' in mankind. One is the authority of male. The other is the authority of female. Both are provided with a different role and function in life on earth.
The sinner who rejects the way they were created by GOD is rejecting GOD's decision and GOD's actions, and GOD's laws.
This is an abomination to God and will incur the wrath of God.
The quote "church" unquote, which yields to this evil transgression is rejecting repentance and salvation. Thus do they reject Crucified Christ and His blood. Prov 17:15.
Yet again the Church of England proves its religion of Liberalism is the abomination of human ideology and NOT of God or Scripture.
There's a Roman Catholic church in my area where they have the usual manager set up in the front. However, this ones a bit different in that the "baby Jesus" doll is all alone, and inside a cage; a large cage. The wisemen are peering through the cage, unable to get any closer, while peering at the doll from several feet away.
The premise is the bigotry of closed borders, how we are all brothers and sisters, and that Jesus must be very sad that this nation doesn't just let anyone, and everyone flood in and disappear, because that's just not Christian.
This is according to the churches Priest, and some parishioners interviewed, because the manger scene caused a local stir.