I am sitting here absolutely floored by the GARBAGE arguments coming from supposed Christians about Christmas. Remember, if they’re promoting Christmas or other pagan days, #FollowTheMoney
I’m currently watching a dumpster fire of logic interview with a guy promoting his book, William J. Federer. I’m sitting through this 90 minutes of Hell so you don’t have to.
TRACK RECORD OF COMPROMISE
If this group of people (Nicean Council) has no problem doing away with Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread and First Fruits to merge it into “Easter” and then (in his own words) arbitrarily decided on a specific fixed date that falls on a Sunday, per Constantine’s request, you can’t trust ANY of the Orthodox Church’s traditional dates of when Biblical events happened!
If you wanted to repurpose pagan Saturnalia, because they were in the Byzantine empire, or Yule as they moved against the Gauls and other Northern Europeans, all you have to do is take the date of their pagan festival and count back 40 weeks to come up with your fake reason for making it about Jesus’ birth.
I EXPECT DISCERNMENT
I absolutely expect discernment from the #CrackYourBible family. What other pastors and Bible teachers tell their flock is irrelevant and they’ll have to answer before God for leading people astray. In this family, the Bible is the final authority on every matter, not our personal feelings or what someone outside of the Bible says. This is why this channel is called Crack YOUR Bible.
THIS IS NOT A CONVICTION ISSUE
This is not a conviction / Romans 14 / Colossians 2 issue. Christians are NEVER allowed to worship God in pagan ways. You can NEVER redeem a pagan festival. You don’t get to decide that charity overrides God’s commands to not worship Him as the pagans do.
“When the LORD your God cuts off before you the nations whom you go in to dispossess, and you dispossess them and dwell in their land, take care that you be not ensnared to follow them, after they have been destroyed before you, and that you do not inquire about their gods, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their gods?—that I also may do the same.’ You shall not worship the LORD your God in that way, for every abominable thing that the LORD hates they have done for their gods, for they even burn their sons and their daughters in the fire to their gods.” – Deuteronomy 12:29-31 ESV
God’s Creation Used To Create Occult Items
Would you paint a pentagram in blood on your floor for Jesus because God made stars and circles and blood? Of course not!
So you can’t say that “God made trees” so that somehow makes it totally fine to cut a tree down, drag it into your house, decorate it, put gifts on and around it while feasting and celebrating around this tree on the exact same day and in the exact same way as the pagans.
THIS IS A SALVATIONAL ISSUE
This is a salvational issue because if you’ve been watching my channel (if not, why are you here?) then you know that you can’t dine at the table of the Lord and the table of demons. “No, I imply that what pagans sacrifice they offer to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons. Shall we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he?” – 1 Corinthians 10: 20-22 ESV
BIBLICAL HOLIDAYS ARE A CHOICE
While you have freedom in Christ to choose to celebrate or not celebrate BIBLICAL holidays, you NEVER have the freedom in Christ to celebrate pagan holidays.
SAINT NICHOLAS OR ODIN
Check out this slide I made and you let me know who Santa is based off of for yourself:
— Rachel Stephens 🌈✝️👑 (@RachelNStephens) December 4, 2019