‘The season of Lent is upon us… a time of abstinence, fasting and penance.’ And alms giving… Or is it?
‘When you fast, don’t be as the hypocrites’. And ‘When you do your alms, don’t sound a trumpet as the hypocrites do… that they may have the glory of men…’ and…
‘Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees/Priests which is hypocrisy.’Jesus (Matt 6:1-2, 16; Luke 12:1)
“Lent is a Roman Catholic thing!”Catholic priest
What is Acceptable?
“But God the Father, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, asks, “Is this the fast I have chosen? Don’t you serve only your own interests? Cease to do evil/wrong and learn to do right. Pursue justice and champion the oppressed…”Isaiah 58
“Strangers devour your land before your eyes; it is desolate as Sodom in its overthrow… Except the Lord of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant we would be as Sodom and like unto Gomorrah… To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto Me? saith the LORD: When you come to appear before Me, who has required this at your hand?”Isaiah 1
“Is this such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? Will you call this a fast and an acceptable day to the Lord? Isn’t this the fast that I have required? to loose the bands of injustice, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke? Isn’t it to deal your bread to the hungry…; and that you don’t hide yourself from your own kinsfolk?”Isaiah 58
Come out of her!
As for the Roman Catholic feasts and fasts, whose worship practices are a conglomeration of many and having their roots in the idolatrous ways of ancient Egypt, Canaan, Babylon, Assyria, Persia and Greece:
“Come out of her, my people, that you are not partakers of her sins, and that you don’t receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.”Revelation 18
“After the doings of the land of Egypt wherein you dwelt, you shall not do; and after the doings of Canaan where I bring you, you shall not do; neither shall you walk in their ordinances. You shall do My judgments and keep My ordinances to walk therein.”Leviticus 18
A Remnant will Escape
“And there shall be an highway for the Remnant of His people which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.”Isaiah 11
“He that has ears to hear, let him hear.”Jesus
The Long Black Train Medley: The Long Black Train, Randy Travis and Josh Turner Old Man’s Rubble, Amy Grant Old Satan, Nashville Bluegrass Band It’s a Sin, The Pet Shop Boys Tribulation, Charlie Daniels