We get some perceptive e-mails from readers round the world. Here's one just received about the unholy mess called Christmas.
Hi Alan and Pat,
So glad you are bringing the attention of the Christian world to understand the paganism of the world’s ways; and of course, it is so easy to see how Satan has used pagan holidays to celebrate and extend his own kingdom, which sadly enough has infiltrated the Christian church to such a degree that they no longer are “sensitive” to his wiles and to try and take it away from them is like taking candy from a child!
And what do you think of Christian churches having a nice large decorated tree right up there on the platform to share it with the “servants” of the LORD! Nice, heh!
I had to quit going cause I was about to get up and throw the tree in the streets; but that would likely get me thrown in jail! Funny how even some of the cults like Jehovah’s Witnesses easily and readily recognize how paganistic and satanistic these celebrations are, and they neither celebrate birthdays or Christmas.
But Christians (born-again Christians) don’t want to part with their “traditions” and practices as it would cause too much family dissension, and they like getting all those gifts, and they like to think, after all, they are sure the LORD doesn’t mind!
I recently told my friend, “You put up a tree, then I am not coming over!” I am not condoning, accepting, or being part of it in any way, shape, or form … cost me what it may!
'Let them have their Christmas gods! …if they insist and they can’t part with them, then they have judged themselves worthy of them! And those things in their entirety are NOT OF GOD… they are anti-GOD!
The LORD deliver us from all idolatry, images, pagan symbols and worldly culture (in all and any of its forms; and rid us even by the FIRE of the HOLY SPIRIT of the dross, and stump and roots together!... lest we face a different kind of fire later!
And the world (the culture of Satan) is everywhere in the Church…overall. But one thing is for certain, and that is our GOD is a HOLY GOD, and is a GOD who loves PURITY and HOLINESS… always and forever and doesn’t compromise, and doesn’t comply, and does not mix the pure with the unpure, or the pure with the profane … no admixture!
We are getting to the place where we don’t even know what is pure or what pure is and what is profane and what profane is! (I speak of most, but not all!)… these days to most, it doesn’t even matter! They are bordering on calling “evil good”… and that is filled with “woe”… to Christians and non-Christian alike!
I often wonder why there is so little movement of GOD’S SPIRIT with people coming to CHRIST …why there is so little confirmation of people coming in repentance for salvation …the unsaved don’t want what they see …the Church is just like them anyways!
The music is becoming just like one of their rock concerts (true- AF- a former rock drummer) … the dress is the same, the morals (sadly) are the same, and there isn’t hardly any place where you wouldn’t find a Christian! There is no separation! There is really no difference! I am sure you see it where you are and the places you travel too! I tell you, it makes me weep! It makes me absolutely weep!
I have often wondered about the verse that says, “Love not the world, neither the things in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him!” in 1 John 2:15; and what about “…know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with GOD?” James 4:4 That’s pretty strong words! But they are pure words and true words! I just know that I don’t want that to be me! So I might be a little alone from time to time, but I would rather have it this way, than being in the middle of something I hate!
We have accepted a lot of Babylonia symbols and customs into our Christian culture as well! Not good! I don’t want anything that even smacks of it, smells like it, or looks like it! Take it …have it … I don’t want it! I was reading the book of Nehemiah and Ezra where the people had to separate themselves from all forms of idolatry and mixture!
Times have changed but the divine principles are the same! And it is time for us to “hear what the Spirit sayeth to the Churches” (Rev. 2 and 3) or we just might find ourselves cast into the same bed with those of the Tribulation… I hope not … but “unless we repent”… (followed by “or else”!) May the goodness of GOD lead us to repentance! Well, thanks for letting me share … and I share your heart, and I stand with you! … and for what GOD stands for: TRUTH, RIGHTEOUSNESS, HOLINESS, PURITY on both sides, and inside and out!
In the name of YESHUA HaMashia…
GOD’s Holy and Anointed One,
The Only Begotten of the Father,
Our Advocate, Intercessor, and High Priest;