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# EASTER – The pagan festival of Easter originated as the worship of the sun goddess, the Babylonian Queen of Heaven who was later worshiped under many names including Ishtar, Cybele, Idaea Mater (the Great Mother), or Astarte for whom the celebration of Easter is named. Easter is not another name for the Feast of Passover and is not celebrated at the Biblically prescribed time for Passover…(learn more)

# CHRISTMAS – December 25th is well known as the birthday of various pagan gods. A Roman calendar drawn up by a “Christian” in 354 A.D.  shows December 25 to be the birthday of the sun god Sol Invictus…(learn more)

# REMEMBER THE SABBATH DAY – The Sabbath described in Genesis 2 is definitely the seventh day, Saturday, and not the first day, Sunday. The fourth commandment was established at the creation of the world and later reconfirmed to Moses in the wilderness by the creator Himself…(learn more)

# TEXTUAL CONSIDERATIONS – There are those who say that the writers of the New Testament had an agenda to pervert the meaning of scripture…(learn more)

# THE SUN GOD MITHRA – Mithras was the sun god of the Persians and subsequent empires including the Roman Empire through the 4th century. During the 4th century, Mithras “mysteriously” vanished and Roman “Christianity” began. A Christianity not like that of the 1st century; but, a polluted, corrupt “Christianity” lacking few Mithraic rituals…(learn more)

# LAW AND GRACE –  Jesus Christ, our Creator, the law giver, and our Savior said that until heaven and earth pass away, not even the slightest thing concerning the law will change.  If any of the commandments could have been changed, sin could have been redefined, and He would not have had to die…(learn more)

# THE ASSYRIANS – Shalmaneser III, King at the time the Black-Obelisk was inscribed, honors Bel, the father of the gods, Beltis, the mother of the gods, and the sun god Shamas and Ishtar at the beginning of the inscription. He calls Asshur the king of all the four regions, the sun god of the multitude of mankind…(learn more)

# ANOTHER JESUS – Scriptures warn us to beware of those preaching “another Jesus””…if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.”…(learn more)

# THE BABYLONIANS – The next civilization was that of Babylonia. They too were sun worshipers. During the Biblical time of the Judges, wars were being fought between the Assyrians and the Babylonians. Merodach-Baladan extended his empire to include upper Babylon and at that time he became known as the “King of Babylon”…(learn more)

# MEDO-PERSIANS – -As Medo-Persia indicates, it is a kingdom derived from the combination of the Medes and the Persians. This combination took place under the ruler-ship of Cyrus the Great. The Biblical Darius was also one of the famous Medo-Persian kings. Both Cyrus and Darius are important characters as they were instrumental in the return of Judeans to Jerusalem after the Babylonian captivity…(learn more)

# THE GRECO-ROMANS – At the height of his power, in 323 B.C., Alexander the Great died in Babylon having conquered a vast area stretching from Greece to India, including Egypt and Israel.  Little by little Rome gained dominance over the Grecian Empire. At the death of Caesar Augustus,the time of Christ, the Roman empire stretched from Spain to the Caspian Sea, including Egypt, the Sinai peninsula, and Israel. Christianity was born and grew up in this setting…(learn more)

# SOL INVICTUS – In the year 307 A.D. Emperor Diocletian, a sun worshipper, was involved in the dedication of a temple to Mithra and was responsible for the burning of scripture which made it possible for later emperors to formulate their own version of “Christianity.”…(learn more)

# LEGALISM – Is being categorized as legalistic an insult or a compliment? It should be noted that the word legalism or legalistic is not found in the Bible, however, its moral synonyms are: – – honorable, chaste, pure, virtuous, just, honest and righteous. In fact, they are mentioned over 500 times. Could it be that use of the word legalistic is an attempt to avoid dealing with these important Biblical issues?…(learn more)

# HAPPY BIRTHDAY – In 273 A.D. Aurelian brought the worship of Baal, from Syria, back to Rome, and instituted the cult of Sol Invictus, which combined the worship of all the pagan sun gods into one – “Sol Invictus.” A few years earlier, the Roman emperor Elogabalus had unsuccessfully attempted to make the worship of the sun god Baal the predominant religion in Rome. The way Aurelian was able to get everyone, with their own specific sun gods, to be happy, was by proclaiming December 25th to be the birthday of Sol Invictus…(learn more)

# MARTIN LUTHER – In the year 1517, the Protestant Reformation is known to have been initiated, when the German monk Martin Luther nailed his ninety five theses to the door of Wittenberg Church. It is commonly thought that the basis of the reformation was Sola Scriptura, or Scripture Only; the authority of scripture over that of church councils and the concept of Papal infallibility…(learn more)

# IMAGES – Tertullian, the “church” historian, who lived some one hundred years after Christ, gives us great insight into the use of the cross by the Romans. The Romans, knew that the symbol of the cross was one of pagan origin. They saw the use of it by those calling themselves Christians as proof that what was being called Christianity in Tertullian’s time was no more than re-hashed paganism…(learn more)

# LORD LORD – Man has not been given the authority to add to, or take away from, the precepts of God. Yet, as in the garden of Eden, the serpent in an attempt to deceive asks: “Hath God said?”  Yes, He has spoken and the Word of God does not change!…(learn more)

# CONCLUSION – When that Word became flesh and dwelt among men, the most religious of all those calling themselves followers of God were found by Jesus to be of the “devil”, “serpents and vipers.” These people, although very religious, had through tradition, made God’s laws “of none effect.” Jesus told them: “Ye neither know me, nor my Father” yet they claimed the highest position of leadership and authority…(learn more)

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