Plymouth Rock

011 What about Thanksgiving

In this PodCast we will be covering the vanity and excess that is today called Thanksgiving.

We will be looking at the ancient harvest festivals going all the way back to the pagan festivals of Rome, Egypt and Greece. As well as the more modern history of Thanksgiving here in America.

Did the first settlers, who sought to escape religious persecution, intend to thank God with a day of gluttony and excess? Have you ever wondered what Native Americans think of Thanksgiving… are they thankful?

We will also be covering what God thinks of Thanksgiving as it is practiced today, what if anything you should be thankful for, and who you should be thankful to.

Topics covered in this PodCast are:
The momentous occasion of the landing on Plymouth Rock in 1620
The Native American Heritage Day and how that relates to Thanksgiving.
Vain traditions of Thanksgiving and what you should really be thankful for
The ancient Harvest festivals in Rome, Egypt and Greece and how they relate to modern day Thanksgiving.
The true thanksgiving and how it connects with the Good Samaritan.

You hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying, this people draws near unto Me with their mouth, and honors Me with their lips; but their heart is far from Me. But in vain they do worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

Matthew 15:7-9

Family Ties: A Special Relationship

There has been a “special relationship” between these two countries since their birth. They represent the two sons of Joseph, son of Israel, Ephraim and Manasseh. Family ties are hard to be broken. These two were born into Egypt in the years of plenty. Their father provided food for everyone in the time of the famine and was greatly admired. Although they’ve had their differences, like brothers, they always settle them and get along with each other in peace. This relationship is now being threatened to come to an end in hostility. It will be a time of Great Tribulation.

Manasseh and Ephraim – A Special Brotherly Relationship

A Momentous Occasion – 400-Year Anniversary

It is indeed a momentous occasion for America. Four hundred years ago, on November 11, 1620, the Pilgrims came ashore on land. That is now in Provincetown on Cape Cod. The Pilgrims’ story is a central theme in the history and culture of the United States of America. The Pilgrim Fathers were that band of Puritans who founded the colony of Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620.

A pilgrim is defined a person who journeys a long distance to some sacred place as an act of devotion. They were escaping religious persecution and going to the Promised Land.

The Pilgrims Landing

“PROVINCETOWN – The year 1620 is etched in the annals of world history. It is the year a group of English settlers known as the Pilgrims seeking religious freedom boarded their ship, Mayflower. They braved a hazardous trip across the Atlantic Ocean to establish a new home.”

Plymouth Rock etched with the year 1620
Plymouth Rock – 1620

Seeing this date etched in Plymouth Rock is like seeing the writing on the Wall. “Mene, mene, teckel, upharsin” in the time of Daniel spelled the end for the Babylonian king and the end of the Babylonian captivity. It marks an especially important date for the people of God.

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