SCRIPTURE ABOUT IDOL WORSHIP Read the whole chapter of Ezekiel 8. Ezekiel in a vision of God at Jerusalem is shown the image of jealousy, the chambers of imagery, the mourners for Tammuz, the Worshipers towards the sun and God's wrath for their idolatry. "Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eyes shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them" (vs. 18).
II Cor. 5:17 (A new creature in Christ.)
II Cor. 6:16-17 (What agreement can there be between the temple of God and idols? Leave idolatry and heathen worship; touch not any unclean thing!)
Eph. 4:25 (Reject all falsity.)
I Thess. 1:9 (Ye turned from idols to God.)
I John 5:21 (Keep yourself from idols.)
SCRIPTURE ABOUT SO-CALLED CHRISTIAN HOLIDAYS
Certain holidays got into the Christian church by way of the Catholic Church. To keep the country united, Roman emperors began to give Christian meaning to pagan rituals.
Ex. 22:18 (Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.)
Ex. 23:13 (Make no mention of the name of other gods.)
Lev. 19:31 (To be defiled by familiar spirits and wizards
Duet.18: 9-14 (The abominations of the nations are to be avoided.)
Jos. 23:7 (Neither make mention of the name of their gods.)
I Sam. 28:7-28 (The witch raised Samuel; Saul fainted.)
Micah 5:12-13 (Cut off witches, soothsayers, and images.)
Acts 13:6-11 (Elymas the sorcerer was struck blind.)
Acts 16:16-19 (Casteth out a spirit of divination.)
Romans 12:2 (And be not conformed to this world.)
Gal. 5:19-21 (He reckoneth up the works of the flesh.)
Eph. 6:12-13 (He sheweth what they intend that preach circumcision.)
II Tim. 1:7 (For God hath not given us a spirit of fear.)
James 4:4-10 (God resisteth the proud.)
APPARENTLY HARMLESS HOLIDAYS
Some holidays do not appear to have any evil practices that are contrary to the Word of God. They are Columbus Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.
Good Friday is kept on the anniversary of the crucifixion. Encyclopedia Britannica says that the origin is somewhat obscure. Jesus could not have died on Friday and risen on Sunday in three days.
Common Jewish holidays include Passover, Rosh Hashannah, Yom Kippur and Hanukkah. These are apparently harmless holidays taken from the Old Testament practices.
Most of the remaining holidays are American in origin and celebrate birthdays or special events. They include Lincoln's Birthday, Washington's Birthday, Flag Day, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Father's Day, Election Day and Veteran's Day.
NEW YEAR'S DAY (Encyclopedia Britannica)
Participation in New Year's Day observances as well as in the Saturnalia of December was from the first discouraged by the church. Christians were expected to spend the day in quiet meditation, reading Scripture and performing acts of charity. In 567 A.D. this began to change.
Romans' god Janus (for January) was worshipped by exchanging gifts. Druid priests gave branches of mistletoe which grew on their sacred oaks, to the people for charms.
ST. VALENTINE'S DAY (World Book Encyclopedia " The Two Babylons)
Ex. 20:3-6 (You shall have no other gods except me.)
Ex. 20:7-17 (The Ten Commandments.)
Matt. 18:5-6 (Woe to those who mislead children. We need to ask God and our children to forgive us.)
John 14:15 (If you love me, keep my commandments.)
John 15:12 (Love one another just as I have loved you.)
Rom. 11:22 (Consider therefore the goodness and severity of God.)
In 296 B.C. there is found a record of Pan worship in Lupercal, a cave in Palentin Hills. To purify themselves, priests sacrificed and ate goats and dogs, cut shins in strips for lashes, and used these to strike women.
Cupid is the Latin name of god of sexual love, Eros. Kamadira is Hindu for Cupid; name was shortened to Kama. Cupid is also another name for Nimrod, Baal is another name for Nimrod, and so this is Baal worship.
Here we get erotic demons. Many children conceived in Christian homes are conceived in lust. So, from conception enters lust and other sex spirits.
ST. PATRICK'S DAY (Webster's Dictionary)
St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. Patron saint: a saint that is supposed to protect and promote the welfare of a particular person, community, state or institution.
Jehovah-Jarieh, the Lord will provide (Gen. 22:14). Casting the whole of your care upon Him (I Peter 5:7). Don't worry, God knows what you need even before you ask (Luke 12:22-31).
So, St. Patrick is an idol you are depending on. We are told not to try to communicate with the dead - necromancy (Deut. 18:11).
ORTHODOX LENT (The Two Babylons)
The forty days abstinence of Lent was directly borrowed from Worshipers of the Babylonian goddess, Ishtar or Eastre. Such a fast is still observed in the spring of the year by pagan Devil Worshipers of Koordistan. Pagan Mexicans, three days after the vernal equinox, begin a solemn fast of forty days in honor of the sun.
In 519 A.D. the council held at Aurelia in the time of Hormisdas, Bishop of Rome, decreed that Lent should be kept before Easter. Three days after the vernal equinox began, a solemn fast of forty days was held in honor of the sun. The sun god has many names: Adonis, Asiris, Bacchus, Liber and Tammuz.
Lent was brought into the church to keep the pagans from leaving it. The church said the fast was for Christ's crucifixion? In reality it had been in effect before Christ was born in the heathen spring festivals. Ash Wednesday is celebrated on the first day of Lent.
PALM SUNDAY (Realen Cyklops)
It was originally to commemorate Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Later on it was combined with pagan activities; today the palm and willow are blessed and carried in the procession. It is ascribed to a pagan holiday where olive and willow are blessed.
Powers attributed to the palm are exorcizing evil spirits, healing diseases, warding off devils, protecting homes from lightning and fire, and protecting fields against hail and storms. The olive has had healing powers attributed to it since antiquity.
EASTER SUNDAY (Babylon Mystery Religion " Encyclopedia Britannica)
I always thought it was strange that Easter came on a different day each year. If Christ arose on March 10, that would be the anniversary every year. But I found that Easter's date is established by astrology according to the vernal equinox. The spring festival of pagan worship of the sun and the renewed season was also set on the same date.
The Druids had a sacred symbol - an egg. The word Easter comes from the name of a pagan goddess - goddess of rising light of day and spring. Easter is the modern form of Eastre, Ostera, Astarte or Ishtar. Another name for Astarte is Diana of Euphrates. Easter in King James Bible means pascha or Passover.
Astarte was hatched from a big egg which fell from heaven. Druids (Satan Worshipers) in Europe used eggs as symbols of goddess of spring. The rabbit is associated with the moon in ancient Egypt. It is a fertility symbol of sexual significance.
Hot cross buns are raisin cakes with a "T" on them baked for the queen of heaven, Tammuz, (Jer. 7:18).
God talks about sun worship in Ezekiel Chapter 8. The sunrise service was a part of ancient sun worship. Baal was the sun god and still is today. Shinto pilgrims pray to the sun as they climb the mountain sides. Mithrists meet together at dawn and honor the sun god. At the time of the Old Testament, the Jews got into practices of picking up sticks and feathers to build fires, making raisin cakes, and crying for Tammuz (Josh. 23:7 and Eze. 8:14). Don't mix with these heathen practices; don't even mention the names of their gods!
It is derived from Maia, Mother of Mercury, to whom the Romans sacrificed on the first day. From April 28 to May 2, a festival is held to Flora, goddess of flowers. The celebration was so across in England that the parliament suspended it in 1644 but restored it in 1661. Winding the May pole is part of the celebration.
HALLOWEEN (The Truth About Halloween)
Trick or treat comes to us by way of pagan cults - Worshipers of Satan. The earliest celebrations were held by Druids in honor of Shamhain, lord of the dead. They believed that Shamhain called together wicked spirits, fairies, witches and elves to harm people. To exorcise yourself of these ghosts, you set out a food treat. If you didn't, they would trick you. Druids might even ask for your child to sacrifice.
Jack-o-lantern is the ancient symbol of a dammed soul. Today Satan Worshipers have their highest Sabbath mass on the eve of October 31st; it ends on November 1st. To obtain the greatest power, perform the greatest sacrifice; humans are preferred above animals. This is the time to proclaim powers for control and leadership of the satanic realm of world systems.
Haunted houses are good places to get demons of fear, rebellion and unclean spirits. Orange, black and red are considered to be the Devil's colors. Children get demons and so do you when you surrender to Satan and partake of his worship!
To mask is to obscure the true identity of the reveler so that he/she can commit sin in secret. In 800 A.D. All Saints Day was established on November 1 to honor all dead saints; pretty clever of Satan! If we pray to dead saints we are into necromancy which God forbids us to do.
This is a reign of evil: Baal, Bacchus and Saturn worship.
ST. JOHN'S EVE (The Two Babylons)
This is the custom of lighting fires at night. Very evil activities go on at this time. The pagans had a festival to Oannes (Tammuz or Nimrod). The Papacy using John the Baptist (Joannes) for Oannes adapted mid summer's day to St. John's Fires. Fragments from the fires were used for casting spells. Druids made blazing fires to Baal on June 24.
CHRISTMAS (Babylon Mystery Religion " Christmas Almanac)
Christmas means a mass for Christ. Does Christ need a mass? Mass is the celebration of the Eucharist. In transubstantiation, the Catholic priest says that the bread and wine do not remain but the entire substance of the bread and wine is changed into the body of Christ and into his actual blood respectively. How can this be when He is seated besides the Father in Heaven?
In ancient times there was already a celebration in December. From December 17 until January 6 was their Saturnalia. The first day public ceremonies were held honoring Saturn or Baal. The second day pigs were offered by families. Trees, fires, cedars and oaks were worshipped.
Jesus Christ is truth (John 14:6)! Almost everything associated with Christmas is a lie. It is not a mass for Christ. Santa Claus does not exist. The date of December 25 as Christ's birth is most likely a lie. The brotherly love at Christmas is fake. Some can hardly wait for it to end.
The tree was worshipped and decorated by many ancient pagan groups. In the Bible at least ten times, the green tree is associated with idolatry and false worship.
Druids used holly and mistletoe in their ceremonies. They worshipped the oak tree. Gilded nuts and balls or ornaments symbolize the sun.
The yule log is the dead stock of Nimrod, deified as the sun god, but cut down by his enemies. The Christmas tree is Nimrod come to life again. Nimrod was so evil, that at his death, the leaders cut his body in twelve pieces and sent them around the world so that his body could not be recovered and worshiped!
"For the customs and ordinances of the people are false, empty and futile: for one cuteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the ax. They deck the idol with silver and with gold: they fasten it with nails and with hammer that it move not" (Jer. 10:3-4). These customs show how good and evil became mixed, and worship of the true God became polluted.
Missionaries in the sixth century were sent to the pagans in the Roman ford. Finding June 24 very popular, they sought to Christianize this day by calling it John the Baptist's birthday. Jesus' name was easily fitted into this holiday six months later on December 24. Romans exchanged presents for Saturnalia in pagan Rome.
If God wanted us to celebrate Jesus' birthday, I believe He could have given us the date and told us how to do it. We are only told to commemorate His death and resurrection with the Lord's Supper until He comes. The early Christians did this at every meeting. God gave exact instructions to the people for every feast, celebration or sacrifice; that includes dates and activities.
God really got specific in Exodus and Leviticus. He came down hard on all occult practices. He even said to kill those that practiced them.
America was later in receiving from its Puritan influence than England. Christmas was outlawed in New England until the mid nineteenth century. In 1856 Bostonians were required to be at work or they were dismissed. School classes were held until 1870.
LIST OF DEMONS TO CAST OUT IN THE NAME OF JESUS
Idol Worship, Saturn, Occult Practices, Oannes,
Image of Jealousy, Janus, Halloween, Joannes,
Chambers of Imagery, Druids, Wicked Spirits, Fairies,
Mourners for Tammuz, Sacred Oaks, Queen of Heaven, Elves,
Sun Worship, Charms, Baal, Ego,
Idolatry, Misleading Children, Jack-0-Lantern, Astarte,
Heathen Worship, Eroticism, Haunted Houses, May Pole,
Unclean Things, Lust, Rebellion, Ishtar,
Falsity, Conception in Lust, Unclean Spirits, Sun God,
Pagan Rituals, St. Patrick, Devil's Colors, Liber,
Witchcraft, Necromancy, Reveling, Ostera,
Familiar Spirits, Abstinence of Lent, Reign of Evil, Tammuz,
Witches/Wizards, False Healing Powers, Easter, Adonis,
Abominations, Eastre, Futility, Bacchus,
Soothsaying, Satan Worship, Fear, Nimrod,
Demonic Images, Casting Spells, Mass for Christ, Santa Claus,
False Worship, Fertility Symbols, Diana of Euphrates, Sacred Egg,
Divination, Asiris Eucharist, Vanity, Sorcery,
Worship of Rabbit, Hot Cross Buns, Dead Stock of Nimrod, Pride,
Sacrifice to Satan; Worship of Firs, Cedars and Oaks; Honoring Dead Saints;
Goddess of Flowers (Flora); Blessed Palm, Willow " Olive; Black Sabbath Mass;
Transubstantiation; Saturn Worship (Saturnalia); Goddess of Rising Light of
Day; Lord of Dead (Shamhain); Mother of Mercury (Maia)