Great Sermon! We have heard this sermon before, last April, but heard it again today, so well worth hearing again. We thank you Pastor Gary for standing against these pagan traditions, it has so encouraged us, for we have not touched them for years, God having showed us plainly the truth.
Against Crosses and Easter, Harlot Religion Finally, a sovereign grace and Calvinistic preacher who warns about false religion in the display of man-made crosses as an unauthorized means of pretending to worship Jesus Christ, especially on Easter! The speaker asks why people do this. It's because the churches put fake crosses on their roofs and pagan-like steeples, and in their sanctuaries, for their modern Temples, to make a show of religion, a form of Christianity, otherwise others would not know. They must have a visible symbol, which the speaker calls what the Bible does, idolatry, and just like Rome does! This is False Religion, no matter their use of the Bible or confessions of faith. This is the makeup and paint of the Great Harlot, who must entice with sensual means instead of by faith alone of things unseen. The cross is a doctrine, not a symbol or idol, and like the Bronze Serpent which Hezekiah had to destroy because it was made into a superstitious symbol, like crosses today. False Christianity makes crosses for display, like the athletes wear who are not converted, but use it as a pretense of religion, while they are wicked.
George and Rose Fenton (4/12/2012)
Great Sermon! We thank God for you Pastor Gary for the truths that you bring. This one is a special, as it also deals with the paganism of "Easter" and the so-called Sunrise services!!
So many have been seduced by these pagan festivals. We are to be a separated people, let the "Religious" have their Religion. We are only to preach and teach Christ crucified.
More please Gary. How we would love to have you here in England. The churches all go along with these pagan traditions.
sincerely, in Christ, Rose & George