Is that Lent in your pocket?

During this time of year – some might ask – Why don’t you do lent?  My answer is Why do it?  Anyone who has had a child knows that the number one question asked of a parent is “Why?”  This is a valid question that must needs be answered here.  If you consider God’s Word, there is no mention of Lent the way it is practiced today.  Why?!  Lent is the pre-cursor to the most important “holy-day” according to some, so why is the practice not found in the Word of God?  Did Moses say “thou shalt put ash on your forehead on the Wednesday after Fat Tuesday and give up something for forty days?”  Most definitely-he did not!   Therefore – we can deduce that this practice has It’s roots elsewhere.

According to Alexander Hislop in his book The Two Babylons, the forty days’ abstinence of Lent was directly borrowed from the worshippers of the Babylonian goddess (Ishtar – Astarte – the Queen of Heaven) … Among the Pagans this Lent seems to have been an indispensable preliminary to the great annual festival in commemoration of the death and resurrection of Tammuz, which was celebrated by alternate weeping and rejoicing … Continue reading “Is that Lent in your pocket?”

Flesh & Blood, or Cracker & Grape Juice?

The Eucharist (i.e. Communion) is a ritual, which has been performed in religious masses all over the world for millennia.  The ritualistic rite of eating a cracker and wine, or grape juice, has been practiced continually since Babylon under the rule of Nimrod, King of Babylon.  In the Vatican, the Pope now wears that same crown of “Mystery, Babylon the Great” and holds, “a golden cup in her hand, making all nations drunk with the wine of her fornication” (Rev 17:2-5, 18:3).  (For more comparisons between Babylon and the Vatican, check out “The Two Babylons” by Alexander Hislop)

Catholics and many religious sects are told that priests have the power to transform a cracker and wine into the flesh and blood of a man they call Jesus.  Protestants practice the same ritual but believe that the bread and wine are rather a symbol of the flesh and blood of Jesus.  Yet, the very man they think they’re reverencing by eating a piece of bread said, “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” (Mat 4:4; Deu 8:3) Continue reading “Flesh & Blood, or Cracker & Grape Juice?”

Is Easter Holy?

Is Easter a true holiday, or holy day, in the eyes of God?  The majority of those calling themselves “Christian” think that they practice the customs of Easter in order to worship God; however, they are dead wrong

Many were brought up to believe that Easter is a magical day celebrating Jesus’ resurrection, which involved painted eggs, the Easter Bunny, and hot cross buns.  It might spoil the fun, but every tradition surrounding Easter has its roots in paganism and, in reality, has nothing to do with Jesus at all.  In fact, if one looks up “Easter” in the dictionary, they will find the word “pagan” in the definition somewhere.  For example, Webster’s defines Easter as “originally a pagan festival in honor of the Goddess of Spring, Eastre, held in April”. Continue reading “Is Easter Holy?”