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Do You Follow Pagan Holidays

The following are G-ds Holy Days... Passover, Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashanan, Sukkot etc. The following are Pagan Emperor Constantine Holy Days. Easter and Christmas. Which do you follow and why?

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strongax, you continue to post falsehood. Sometimes one verse will not be sufficient to know what you are seeking, but instead you need to read more than one verse and read the whole passage and the whole chapter or even a few chapters in order to know the truth. Luke's witness tells us more than sufficient information necessary to know the exact date of Jesus' birth. strongax, rather than believe and profess a lie, I suggest that you seriously re-read the truth I replied to Gordon on the New Testament scriptures which tell exactly when Christ was born.
---Eloy on 1/20/11


Or, what GOD deems sufficient?? GOD has raised up holy Prophets and Teachers today to inform the Church that "YAHUSHUA" is the real Name of the Son of GOD. ...---Gordon on 1/19/11

Gordon, your claim is scripturally witnessed,and known to some,applied by few. Posting these...
Psalm 8:9
O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!
Psalm 9:10
And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
Psalm 22:22
I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.
Matthew 18:20
For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
---Trav on 1/20/11


\\esus says: "I know my sheep, and call my own sheep by name, and they follow me. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from that one, for they know not the voice of strangers. I am the Good Shepherd: the Good Shepherd gives his life for his sheep."
---Eloy on 1/20/11\\

And as I said on another blog, I'll be delighted to introduce you to Him.
---Cluny on 1/20/11


THE TIME HAS COME! When they would want to hear "What tickles their ears" and be preached the "Traditions of men, as doctrines of G-d"

For, like the Pharisees, so are these who disdain the Will of G-d. But like "Harlots" they worship Pagan Holy Days decreed to them as "Holy" by Their Emperor and their Pagan god Constantine.

And they have given all types of rationalisations/arguements. For they seek not You L-rd, but their worldly comforts.

For they do not fear you L-rd, and even seek to offend You, with all knowledge given to them of your precepts.

Still even now You L-rd stretched out your hand to them, but they refuse to hear and be healed.

YOUR WILL BE DONE!
---John on 1/20/11


Gordon:

In that case, just what standard do YOU consider sufficient to determine what truth and God's will are? If you reject those parts of the New Testament, just which parts of it DO you accept? I would be very interested to hear it. You seem to take the revelation of some modern so-called prophets as being more authoritative than the New Testament itself.


Eloy:

You said: But they are not necessary since Jesus' birth date is also recorded in both testaments of the Holy Scriptures.

December 25th is never mentioned anywhere in the New Testament. Also, if the original document is lost, can you at least point to which document attests to Cyril obtaining that date?
---StrongAxe on 1/20/11




Gordon, Yeshuah in the o.t. Hebrew scriptures is the exact same person as Jesus in the N.T. Greek scriptures, both mean the Savior the Messiah of God. Many false prophets come in the name of Jesus, but we know that they are false because they are antiChrist and ungodly. When an imposture comes to me and says "I am Jesus your Christ", I know that that person is a liar for I know only one Father, and it is not some other fraud. Yhwh Yeshuah Jesus says: "I know my sheep, and call my own sheep by name, and they follow me. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from that one, for they know not the voice of strangers. I am the Good Shepherd: the Good Shepherd gives his life for his sheep."
---Eloy on 1/20/11


\\GOD has raised up holy Prophets and Teachers today to inform the Church that "YAHUSHUA" is the real Name of the Son of GOD. \\

That the Hebrew/Aramaic name of Jesus is Yahoshua (give or take the vowels) is nothing new.

\\He is revealing this for a purpose. \\

This has always been known. It's not the subject of new divine revelation.

\\The Anti-Christ will use the well-known name of "Jesus" and at that time there will have to be a distinction\\

BCV, please.

And as the translators of the KJV Bible put it, has the Kingdom of God now become words and syllables--or in your case, vowels and consonants?
---Cluny on 1/20/11


StrongAxe, What is more important...? What the "Greek writers" thought was sufficient? Or, what GOD deems sufficient?? GOD has raised up holy Prophets and Teachers today to inform the Church that "YAHUSHUA" is the real Name of the Son of GOD. He is revealing this for a purpose. The Anti-Christ will use the well-known name of "Jesus" and at that time there will have to be a distinction. And, GOD will make that distinction by the Son being called by His true Hebrew Name. The Sacred Name of YAHUSHUA is being taught NOW for these End-Times. "JESUS" is not Hebrew, so, it could not have been the Messiah's real name.
---Gordon on 1/19/11


John, Brother, I am definitely on your side here. But, we have got to share these Truths with others in a Spirit of Love and Humility. If we really believe what we say we believe, then, we have no need to be defensive nor curt with anyone. If they do not accept these Truths now, they will see later on, as these Last Days roll along, that what we're sharing is true, and they will see why they needed to learn what we mentioned to them. Maybe I'm misunderstanding something here. But, I just sense a need for more Humility.
---Gordon on 1/19/11


Gordon, Zacharias performs the priest's duty of atonement in the 7th month at evening (October 9- Lev.16:29-34+ 23:26-32). Six months later Elizabeth in her 6th month of pregnancy, when Mary conceives (from October, 6 months is March- Lk.1:26,27,36). Count 9 months for Mary's pregnancy: 1 is end of March to beginning of April + 2 is May + up to 9 is December. Now set your heart from this day and upward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth, from the day that the foundation of Yhwh's temple was laid, set your heart: from this day will I bless. And she birthed the son of her, the first-born, and quilt-strapped him. Heg.2:18,19 + Lk.2:7,10,11.
---Eloy on 1/20/11




strongax, Today these civil records are no longer available. But they are not necessary since Jesus' birth date is also recorded in both testaments of the Holy Scriptures: Caesar Augustus decreed that all the residence dwelling be chronicled, and Titius carried Jerusalems chronicle to Rome. Shortly after the persecution of the early church the true date of Jesus birth became uncertain. Cyril, bishop of Jerusalem in the mid 4th century A.D., went to Rome and requested to have the true date of Jesus birth given to him from the original records. Cyril reported that December 25th was the date given to him from the chronicle. Thus Christmas was celebrated with confirmation by the Latin, Greek, and Hebrew Christians in Jerusalem at that time.
---Eloy on 1/20/11


Gordon:

Where in the Holy Scriptures does it say that Jesus's name should be pronounced YAHUSHUA?

The Greek writers of the New Testament called him "Iesous", and they all thought that this spelling was sufficient for all our needs.


Eloy:

Can you cite which Roman civil chronicle records that Jesus was born on December 25th, 5 B.C? I would love to see it. (I am not being cynical here. I would truly love it if such a chronicle exited. I am just skeptical about the existence of such a chronicle.)
---StrongAxe on 1/19/11


Eloy, WHERE in the Holy Scriptures does it say that YAHUSHUA was born on 25 December?
---Gordon on 1/19/11

Gordan. You can find that scripture in the Gospel of Eloy 6:66
---John on 1/19/11


Eloy, WHERE in the Holy Scriptures does it say that YAHUSHUA was born on 25 December?
---Gordon on 1/19/11


Cluny, You zeroed in on that word "catholicized" that I mentioned and you totally forgot to keep it in context with everything else I said. In being "catholicized", the Church has abandoned her Messianic Roots. Prime example being that the Lord YAHUSHUA said that He came in His Father's Name, that is "YAHUVEH" or "YAHUAH". The Son Himself is named after His Father. His Name means "YAHUVEH saves". The Anglo-grecian Name of "JESUS" was not even heard of during the time of the Messiah's first Advent. The Name of GOD was kept hidden by erroneous Jewish sects. And the Catholic church went merrily along with it. Then, the Protestants followed her sister's path, likewise. MISTAKE.
---Gordon on 1/19/11


If you truly claim to be a Christian, you should act like one even to those you consider less than Christian in their belief.-leej on 1/18/11
NO!!! I SHOULDN'T!!!-John on 1/18/11
Wow, what a revelation of John's heart.
Gal 6:10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all [men], especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
Luk 6:27 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,
Mat 15:18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart, and they defile the man.
Mat 7:20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
---micha9344 on 1/19/11


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The Church was made UNIVERSAL,---Cluny on 1/18/11

We are NOT talking about race(Flesh) but spirit.

One day you may actually understand his answer!
---John on 1/18/11

He may see the answer to the blindness above before you do. He sometimes translates words from Greek and Hebrew...to the orginal.

The Olive tree is a species.
The grafting was of the same species, the divorced Nth house nations of Israel.
Heb8:8,Jer31:31 denotes the tree,wild and otherwise. As do all prophets (not popular here), Christ and Apostles as we'd expect. Seed mixing was forbidden by GOD in Torah,tal-mudd and even the KJV. Man does not typically follow GODs rules. Resisting. As evidenced.
---Trav on 1/19/11


Abraham was neither Jew nor Israelite, but he was an Hebrew. Trav will tell ya, he's got a bead on the prophets.(no guile intended)
---micha9344 on 1/18/11

None taken.
Never see prophets used for witness used much around here do we?
Numbers 11:29
And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? would God that all the LORD'S people were prophets, and that the LORD would put his spirit upon them!

Acts 13:40
Beware therefore, lest that come upon you, which is spoken of in the prophets,
---Trav on 1/19/11


you should act like one even to those you consider less than Christian in their belief.
---leej on 1/18/11
NO!!! I SHOULDN'T!!!
1Peter4...

As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God. For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do. They are surprised that you do not join them in their reckless, and they heap abuse on you. But they will have to give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. For this is the reason the gospel was preached, so that they might be judged according to human standards in regard to the body, but live according to God in regard to the spirit.
---John on 1/18/11


Gordon, but you err, for both recorded in the old covenant and in the New Covenant of the Holy Scriptures, and also the civil chronicles which were kept in Rome record Jesus' nativity in Bethlehem of Judea in the the 2nd hour of night, between 7 and 8 o'clock Mediterranean time, on December 25th, 5 B.C.
---Eloy on 1/18/11


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The very blog topic itself is an extremely loaded question. It is as conducive to meaningful dialogue as "Republicans are good and Democrats are evil - which party do YOU support?" (or the other way around), or "Have you stopped beating your wife?". All such questions make extreme assumptions, and by even attempting to answer such questions, one implicitly agrees with those assumptions.
---StrongAxe on 1/18/11


//Since you are CARNAL and NOT SPIRITUAL. You (like others here) can only see flesh when we speak.

John boy, I believe if you are more civil in your questions, there is a better chance you will get a decent answer and that perhaps without any insults.

If you truly claim to be a Christian, you should act like one even to those you consider less than Christian in their belief.
---leej on 1/18/11


The Church was made UNIVERSAL, and not just Jewish only or a mere sect of Judaism.
---Cluny on 1/18/11

Since you are CARNAL and NOT SPIRITUAL. You (like others here) can only see flesh when we speak.

We are NOT talking about race(Flesh) but spirit. The Church (once exclusive to Jews) is (as you say) now universal to all who want to be graffted in the "Olive tree". And (Hmmm??) which religion is the Olive Tree?

Since Gentiles are the wild branches.

So you also say to Jesus (as Nicodemus did) how can one be born again????

Does one go back into his mothers womb?
I'm sure you remember Jesus answer.

One day you may actually understand his answer!
---John on 1/18/11


\\The Church has been, as a thought just occurred to me this morn, "catholicized".\\

Right!

The Church was made UNIVERSAL, and not just Jewish only or a mere sect of Judaism.
---Cluny on 1/18/11


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Abraham was neither Jew nor Israelite, but he was an Hebrew. Trav will tell ya, he's got a bead on the prophets.(no guile intended)
---micha9344 on 1/18/11


Gordon Ro 2:29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly, and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter, ...

Romans 2:17 onward addresses ONLY those who are Jewish by blood line.

(2:17) Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God,....

He also addresses the Gentiles but does not refer to them as Jews.

(2:24) For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you (Jews), as it is written.

In believiing all Christians are Jewish, some sects attempt to justify observance of the Jewish Sabbath & the dietary laws, but they reject the decree of the Jerusalem council (Acts 15) that Gentile converts need not convert to Judaism.
---leej on 1/18/11


John, Absolutely! :-) As "Christian" Gentiles, we are JEWISH, in the truest sense of the word. The Scriptures say that those who are in the Faith are the true Children of Abraham, the father of the Faith. A TRUE Jew is one who follows YAHUSHUA. Being of Jewish blood profits little, for many Jews are now in Hell for having rejected Salvation through the Messiah. The Church has been, as a thought just occurred to me this morn, "catholicized". We have been separated, again I say, from our "Hebraic/Messianic Roots". The Son of GOD has become this anglo-caucasian. Nothing to do with (His) skin colour, but, rather, He has become westernized, and that, at the Church's loss. I will check out this other Blog you mentioned!
---Gordon on 1/18/11


Eloy, That's fine. Praise YAH for you being a child of the KING. For I was not implying that you did not know Ha MASHIACH YAHUSHUA. I was only pointing out that our Messiah's Birthday is not 25 December/Christmas day. YAHUSHUA is a God of Truth. He desires Truth in all the inward parts (of us). Isn't it about time you receive the Truth of these "lesser Things" of the Son of GOD? And separate yourself from the false doctrines and traditions of RELIGIOUS MEN? For, now that the Truth has been revealed to you, you are held responsible for it. Whether it be of great importance or lesser. Truth is Truth.
---Gordon on 1/18/11


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\\You haven't even bothered to do some real research, so your shooting from the hip of beliefs you garnered throughout your years of Sunday Church attendance.\\

Gordon, please tell me on which day, we may NOT worship God.
---Cluny on 1/18/11


G-d Bless you Gordan!
I need your help here.
Yahushua is the fulfillment of the laws and the fulfillment of Judaism.

I wish I hand you on my blog called "Are Christians Jews?"

Yes we are Jews. Even though racially I am a Gentile.
---John on 1/18/11


Gordon, There is no confusion here, for I know in whom I believe. And I will continue to worship the only Holy One of Israel revealed in the New Testament, Yeshuah ha Meshiach, the Amighty. Jesus says: "I am the Alpha and the Omega, Beginning and Ultimate, which from being, and which to being, and which coming, The Almighty. You all are from beneath, I am from above: you all are of this world, I am not of this world. For if you all believe not that I AM, you all will die in your sins." Jn.8:23,24+ Rev.1:8.
---Eloy on 1/18/11


John, You're exactly right! The whole centrality of the Sabbath and the Holy Feast Days is "JESUS". It is the Son of GOD "YAHUSHUA". The Feast Days were presented to the Hebrew race as days to remember how GOD delivered them and worked in their lives. But, the in depth and central meaning was to point them to their Messiah. Since we Gentiles, unnatural branches, are grafted into the natural Jewish branch, then we also have reasons to celebrate and observe the Feasts and the Sabbath, for we were redeemed by the Lord of the Sabbath. And we can celebrate Him with Festivals. As well as with the Communion. It's great to see someone else who understands!! *sigh*
---Gordon on 1/17/11


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Cluny, What you just said reflects your complete ignorance of what the Messianic Festivals and the 7th Day Sabbath are really about. John and I have helped to explain parts of it, but, it all went over your head like a jet plane. You haven't even bothered to do some real research, so your shooting from the hip of beliefs you garnered throughout your years of Sunday Church attendance. The Church of today, by and large has cut herself off from her Roots. Including facets of the Saviour and Messiah she claims to follow. Much of today's church is about prosperity, being the best you you can be, blessings of $$$$, ad nauseum. I'm exaggerating there, to a degree, to make a point. Btw, these Truths will also help in understanding the End-Times.
---Gordon on 1/17/11


Eloy, You have the terminology and the christianized pagan holidays amalgamated into a ball of confusion. The Messiah, Who you claim to follow, was not born on Christmas day, nor is Easter the true Resurrection Day. The Messiah was born on "Sukkot", the Feast of Tabernacles, which falls in September. And He died on the Passover. And, He arose at the end of the 7th Day Sabbath. Now, you can say that I have no Scriptural "proof" of all of this. And, if that is how you feel, then, show me your "Scriptural proof" that the Son of GOD was born on Christmas day and that He arose on Easter! The religious traditions of religious men are not Scriptural "proofs", either. So, please, don't even go there!
---Gordon on 1/17/11


What you're saying, Gordon, is that you've adopted the heresy of the Galatians.

Read that letter carefully. In the NT, "circumsicion" is used as a metaphor for the whole corpus of Jewish practices, as we see in the phrase, "those of the circumcision."

As St. Paul warns, "Having begun by grace, will you now be completed according to the flesh?....If you accept circumcision, Christ will do you no good!"
---Cluny on 1/17/11


AMEN GORDON!

That's what I'm teaching here.

Imagine if the 1st century Jews thought as these Pharisee hypocrites do. Blogging one excuse after another. Unwilling to offend men, unwilling to leave their comfort zone, unwilling to change their hearts and be healed. They do NOT want to give up their Christmas fun with all its trimmings and Easters cute bunnies.

So like The Pharisees, they RATIONALIZE reasons to justify their sins!

SO THEY OFFEND G-D INSTEAD

If the early Jews ALL thought as these, then NONE would have follow Christ and Christianity would not exist. He was offensive to their society and their comfort zone. Look at how The Apostles earthly lives changed. They lost it all! But gained Heaven!
---John on 1/17/11


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As all faithful Christians following Christ, I follow the Messianic holy days of Christmas, celebrating the birthday of Yeshuah ha Messiach, and Easter, Yeshuah's Passover Communion and Resurrection Day.
---Eloy on 1/17/11


I now follow the Messianic Holy Days (Passover, Sukkot, etc.) instead of the Pagan/Christian holidays (Christmas, Easter, etc. because the Messianic/Jewish Feast days are Days of celebrating the Son of GOD Himself (YAHUSHUA/JESUS). I also observe, now, the weekly, 7th Day Sabbath). I am not Adventist (although I attended an Adventist school at the ages of 6 and 7. Loved it, too!) But, I learned about the True Holy Days and Sabbath Day almost 5 years ago. I love it, now, and I will never go back. The "Christian" holidays seem so saccharin and shallow. So does the name "Jesus".
---Gordon on 1/17/11


I am not enthusiastic about any holiday. History clearly teaches us that christmas & easter were established to replace similar pagan holidays & draw pagans to the church. Wasn't the birth of the sun god celebrated in Dec on the winter soltice? Aren't eggs & rabbits symbols of fertility? That said: Rom 14:5 One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. Rom 14:6 He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord, and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks, and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.
---Hope on 1/17/11


Reba, G-d Bless you!

You are truly a Christian seeking the heart of G-d.

May he bless your journey in every thing you do.

PS. I will look up the sites you listed.
---John on 1/16/11


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John, it looks as though they are not gong to post all the things I found on the feasts, so I'll tell you where I got it & if you're interested you can look it up. Type in, Jewish Feasts & Holidays of God:Celebrating Jewish & Christian Traditions. And then I read , Why Should A Christian Celebrate The Jewish Feasts. This person spells God the way you do. He spells LORD that way too. So you may find that interesting as well. So I have been giving what you said some study time but so far the LORD hasn't shown me the need to change the way I celebrate my holidays. I feel that I'm open to God's leading so I'm waiting on Him. It's been an interesting study.
---Reba on 1/16/11


John, seems you have a problem spelling the name of GOD.
---christan on 1/15/11

IGNORANCE IS NOT BLISS CHRIST(I)AN AND SO FAR ALL OF YOUR POSTS SHOW IT!
---John on 1/15/11


John, seems you have a problem spelling the name of GOD.
---christan on 1/15/11


John, I don't know if they will all get posted or not, but I have shown how the Jews feasts are very similar to our Holidays. The focus is somewhat different because of the CHRISTIAN worshipping JESUS & the JEW following tradition & still looking for Him. Passover,Unleavened Bread,Feast of First Fruits, Feast of weeks or Pentecost, Feast of Trumpets or Rosh Hashannah,Day of Atonement or Yom Kippur,Feasts of Booths or Tabernacle. I stated for each one how I saw them celebrated in our Holidays. I hope they post them.
---Reba on 1/15/11


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The pass over feast in the spring, celebrates the Jews being delivered from slavery. They sacrifice a perfect lamb.The blood sprinkled on the door posts. EASTER, in the spring, Christians celebrating freedom from slavery of sin & death. The perfect Lamb is Christ Jesus, & we cover ourselves with His blood. The Jews celebrate the historical & agricultural(door posts). The Christians Celebrate the Spiritual redemption of our souls. This is our way of remembering the feast of the Pass Over.
---Reba on 1/15/11


ooops Reba its Shuvah Israel in Irvine Ca.

I am not a member of that church, but if you want to really know what Christianity is really about. You (and ALL others) must visit a Messianic Church.

You will fully understand why G-d gave us the Holy Days and what they mean to Christians.

You will soon see just how far off the track most Christians really are.

It would be laughable if it were not so sad.
---John on 1/15/11


Did the pagan emporer Constantine ever believe in Christ and repent? And, if so, would he not now be called Saint Constantine?
Would some of us be amazed to see him in the Kingdom of God?
---micha9344 on 1/15/11


John, we have never been taught how to follow those holidays you are talking about.
---Reba on 1/14/11

You can learn. If you ever experience and understood these true Holy Days you would be absolutely shocked and awe. It would be like being saved all over again. Its like returning home from a long war. You'll experience the Last Supper 1st hand and know the Hymns they sang and the meaning of eat cup and why Jesus pick the 3rd cup.

Reba, I HIGHLY recomend you visit a Messianic church and see first hand what its about. Most are about 70% Gentile Christians, the rest Jews. It is the full Olive tree.

If you can't attend one, then I reccomend you pull up the Website for Shuva Israel in Irvine Ca.

YOU'LL BE AMAZED!
---John on 1/14/11


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John, what evidence do you have, besides constantly repeating it, that Constantine established Christmas and Easter?

Give the documentation.
---Cluny on 1/14/11


it was the "girls" who went to the tomb, I think the "boys" were'nt too brave at that time.....
..the wheat and tares grow together remember?
---richard on 1/14/11

The girls were doing what girls do. The men were in danger of their lives. It happened the way it was supposed to. Who did the girls go to afterwards?

We can get the order as messed up as we allow it to be. That does not make it "holy".
You're right about the, Tares and Wheat. They are mixed up and seen everywhere one wants to identify. It is not for us to pull them up/burn.....but, just to be aware in identity. Seen any Wolves on TV lately?
---Trav on 1/14/11


"No Christian needs to refer to Him as G-d ...that is the foolishness of sectarian doctrine (I am guessing J.W.?)" richard

Jehovah's Witnesses do not refer to the Almighty as G-d. They refer to him (in English) as 'Jehovah' based on the Hebrew tetragrammaton that appears about 7,000 times in God's word.
---scott on 1/14/11


John, we have never been taught how to follow those holidays you are talking about. Most of us would not even know where to start even if we would follow them out of respect as you suggested.. I personally feel that under Grace God wants His Children to worship Him in Spirit & truth. From the heart & in our daily walk. To talk with Him & fellowship with Him more than just follow the days you mentioned. If you feel it's that important why are you not going around from state to state sharing the hows of following those days. It's not required for us as Christians to follow them.
---Reba on 1/14/11


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I know of God the Father,God the son and God the Holy Spirit,so I am convinced of the Godhead as "three in one" no Christian needs to refer to Him as G-d ...that is the foolishness of sectarian doctrine (I am guessing J.W.?) as regards holidays going off to Israel for a few days is a rare treat and is governed more by finance and "company vacation" than religous ordinance.. speaking personally.
---richard on 1/14/11


I'm personally not hung up on the sins of an ancient man who was a lunatic--I don't care why he decided on certain dates like Christmas and Easter. I merely celebrate Christmas and Easter 'cause I want to glorify my Lord and thank Him.
---Mary on 1/14/11


John--Grafted in though we my be, Christians are not COMMANDED to be circumcised or eat kosher nor live under Jewish law. We live by the Spirit and by faith.

Col 2:13-14 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses,
Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross,

Col 2:16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things to come, but the body is of Christ.
---Donna66 on 1/14/11


Many of you claim that these Holy Days COMMANDED to us by G-d are purely optional for you, since you are racially Gentile and not Jew. But Yet you became Jews as you were grafted into their tree (Romans). Christianity is Judaisms final sect. Even if we assume you're right in your assumption. Wouldn't you still observe G-ds Holy Days out of love for Him. You do optional things for love of your family.
Don't you???

Yet you refuse to do this for your Savior and Almighty G-d. Instead choosing to follow a Pagan Emperor who (like Nero) mass murdered his own family.

Do you find this odd???

Is not the real reason for your "convictions" is peer pressure and comfort zone?
(Pride/Imagine/approval of men)
---John on 1/13/11


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Passover, Yom Kipper, Rosh Hashana, Sukkot are Jewish Holidays. Jesus probably celebrated them because He was a Jew. Being a Christian, I do not. I wouldn't mind celebrating Passover from a Christian perspective, because of symbols that forshadow the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ.

Christians have other days they have chosen to commemorate the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus. And I am content with them. I'd rather they weren't so commercialized, but it doesn't detract from the holiday for me personally.
---Donna66 on 1/13/11


If July 4 and New Years are Pagan holidays John I follow the first and not the second.
As I stated previously Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter are celebrated by true believers daily.
A Calendar date set aside for Christmas and Easter gives us a chance to evangelize to the lost who may only attend church twice a year. Why miss the great commission over some silly argument concerning Emperor Constantine. Remember why you are here and redeem the time.
---larry on 1/13/11


Do you also blame Constantine for changing the Scriptures from the original form of scrolls to the pagan codex?
---Cluny on 1/13/11


Easter is the Passover and Resurrection of Christ, and Christmas is the birth of Christ, all holy and none pagan.
---Eloy on 1/13/11


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No problem Mary.
I'm just trying to get some input on this issue. Looks like we got some really good posts. Very sharp minded people here.
---John on 1/13/11


Romans 14:1-6, "Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations... one believeth that he may eat all things: another...eateth herbs. Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not, and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him. Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth...One man esteemeth one day above another: another...every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord, and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it...giveth God thanks."
---Bruce5656 on 1/13/11


Amen Darlene. I wish people were more concerned with helping others and giving to spread the Gospel insted of trying to be holier then others because they do not keep a certain day.
---Samuel on 1/13/11


Sorry if I was being a bit sarcastic, John, it just bugs me when some people try to make me feel guilty about celebrating Christmas and Easter because I consider both of those days totally worthy of celebrating--especially Easter, even though they were ORIGINALLY pagan holidays.
---Mary on 1/13/11


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Emperor Copnstantine became a Christian during his life. Why do we call him pagan?

Also: since Easter is define as the day after Passover, why do you call it pagan?

The NAME Easter is indeed not Christian, but it is only the name, not the celebration
---peter3594 on 1/13/11


I agree with Alan,Christmas and Easter aren't holy days to me. They are just lovely times which remind us of Christ and brings smiles to our family watching the joy the children get from our family's customs. Why in the world do people have to label things,just be blessed with the happiness which come from observing lovely times together. We teach the children why we celebrate but don't label it holy,blessing to us, yes,holy no. No one can prove they began as Pagan practices,seems if they could without a doubt,they would have already.
---Darlene_1 on 1/13/11


John, please forgive me too.
I didnt know! Sorry!
---TheSeg on 1/12/11


I'm NOT Mary. The blog simply listed G-ds Holy Days and Pagan Emperors Constantine's Holy Days.

I don't see anything saying John's Holy Days

DO YOU????
---John on 1/12/11


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Neither. I follow passover,becuase Jesus was a Jewish man (in the flesh)though we're not Jews. I do not give into manmade customs like easter bunnies nor santa clauses.
---candice on 1/12/11


God knows the heart & purpose for doing things of every person. To say their way of celebrating a day set aside for HIM is not for any person to judge.The Holidays are like other choices each person must decide for themselves. Some fast regularly & often. Others rarely or never. Only God knows why either do what they do. We are not to judge the ones who do or don't fast. We've discussed this subject of Holidays in another blog so why are you asking it again? Especially since you already know who agrees with you & who don't on this subject. I don't understand what you hope to gain by repeating the same stuff.
---Reba on 1/13/11


Neither, however the traditional passover observance carries the crucifixion & resurrection of the Lord and not the gregorian easter observance that dances all around it.
---Pharisee on 1/13/11


John: 'The following are Pagan Emperor Constantine Holy Days. Easter and Christmas'

Does anyone here say these days are holy?

For me they are days on which we remember two great events. But they are not holy.
---alan8566_of_uk on 1/13/11


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There is no evidence that Constantine had anything to do with establishing the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ or the Christian Pascha.

He certainly is not responsible for the name "Easter," which is a Germanic word.

"Pascha" or a phonetic equivalent is used in almost all other European languages.
---Cluny on 1/13/11


when my work gives me time off and pay for that holiday, i suppose that is participating in a way.

if anyone takes a hard line against any holiday, isn't it a slap in the face of G-d to accept any days off, pay, gifts, or anything that is connected to these pagan holidays?
---aka on 1/13/11


Actually ,John, we are not under obligation to "follow" any particular holiday (Holy day)
---1st_cliff on 1/13/11


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