originally posted by: Toadmund
originally posted by: iSomeone
It is completely pagan. And is NOT Christian. False Christianity, which has apostatized from the truth, has adapted it, along with a plethora of
other pagan, and God-dishoning holidays such as Halloween and Christmas.
What is real Christianity?
Well, I need not be considered. Christianity uses the Bible as its authority, and true Christians are followers of Christ.
Notice what type of worship God says he accepts in his word:
(James 1:27) . . .The form of worship that is clean and undefiled from the standpoint of our God and Father is this: to look after orphans and
widows in their tribulation, and to keep oneself without spot from the world.
To take care of the defenseless is a key part of true worship, especially orphans, and widows. Also to keep oneself without spot from the world.
That is because one's cultivating a friendship with the world would be putting oneself on record as an enemy of Jehovah God:
(James 4:4) Adulteresses, do YOU not know that the friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever, therefore, wants to be a friend of the world
is constituting himself an enemy of God.
Another scripture of note is what Jesus said would be an indicator to all if people were his follwers or not:
(John 13:35) By this all will know that YOU are my disciples, if YOU have love among yourselves.”
So love is the real determining factor. True Christianity is not divided. It does not get involved in political disputes:
(John 17:14) . . .I have given your word to them, but the world has hated them, because they are no part of the world, just as I am no part of the
True Christians are neutral, and do not get invovled with war, knowing that they could kill a brother or sister of theirs in another nation, and also
knowing that the governments of this world are in Satan's control.
They look to Jesus' kingdom government in heaven as the solution to mankind's problems:
(Psalm 146:3) 3 Do not put YOUR trust in nobles, Nor in the son of earthling man, to whom no salvation belongs.
(Daniel 2:44) “And in the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be brought to ruin. And the kingdom itself
will not be passed on to any other people. It will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, and it itself will stand to times indefinite;
Instead, they have "learned war NO MORE":
(Isaiah 2:4) . . .. And they will have to beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning shears. Nation will not lift up sword
against nation, neither will they learn war anymore.
There are a few other indicators of true Christianity. True Christians use Jehovah's name just as Jesus said we should do, and they make it known:
(Matthew 6:9) . . .Our Father in the heavens, let your name be sanctified.
And the preach about God's kingdom in all the earth as a united group of people:
(Matthew 28:19) . . .Go therefore and make disciples of people of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of
the holy spirit. . .
(Acts 5:42) . . .And every day in the temple and from house to house they continued without letup teaching and declaring the good news about the
These are a few of the requirements of the true form of worship that is spotless and undefiled before God. And as was mentioned earlier, true worship
has separated itself completely from all pagan practices and traditions that defile God and his good name, and pollute true worship:
(Isaiah 52:11) Turn away, turn away, get out of there, touch nothing unclean; get out from the midst of her, keep yourselves clean, YOU who are
carrying the utensils of Jehovah.
(Jeremiah 51:45) “Get out of the midst of her, O my people, and provide each one his soul with escape from the burning anger of Jehovah.
(Revelation 18:4) And I heard another voice out of heaven say: “Get out of her, my people, if YOU do not want to share with her in her sins, and if
YOU do not want to receive part of her plagues.
If you find a group of people who follows all of these scriptures, they have evidenced that God's good spirit is upon them, and they have the true
form of worship. They love Jehovah God with all their hearts and souls, as the greatest of commandments, and they love their neighbor as their-self
as the second greatest.
They preach and teach about Jehovah's name and his established kingdom government. They are neutral in politics, they do not go to war. They are
hated by people all over the world because they do not celebrate their pagan and nationalistic holidays. They uphold the Bible as the ultimate
authority, and not the teachings of any man. They are obedient to the secular authorities where they do not conflict with God, paying back "God's
things to God, and Caesar's things to Cesar."
They are united in love earth-wide, and are unified in the same line of thought, there is no division among them:
(Ephesians 4:4) One body there is, and one spirit, even as YOU were called in the one hope to which YOU were called;
(Colossians 2:2) . . .that they may be harmoniously joined together in love . . .
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