Tuesday, December 22, 2009

“We hold These Truths to be Self-evident…”

“We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness—”

When you are free, you have happiness.
Bible in Basic English   John 8:32:  And you will have knowledge of what is true, and that will make you free.

So what is the truth? Judge for yourself.
It is not like pre-cyber days, where we followed others like sheep, because we had no way of knowing better.   Now, we have the internet, and anything can be researched, so we cannot say that we are in darkness anymore. 
Don’t take my word for it, look it up, here is an online Bible in many translations: http://www.biblestudytools.com/bible-versions/

The truth is ‘self-evident’:
"Who Are You Honoring on December 25th ?
The "LORD" that you give honor to each year on December 25th - is NOT the one that you think you are honoring.  Jesus was born in a warm month, when the shepherds were still sleeping out in the fields with their flock in the night. Jesus was NOT born in the cold rainy month of December.  His birth date was obscured because God commands us to observe Jesus death and NOT His birth. 
Then whose birth is the world honoring on December 25 ?
None other than the First Human to Oppose God.
And Who was that ?
“After the Flood, Noah had a talented, but evil, great-grandson named Nimrod (Genesis 10:6-10) who rebelled greatly against God. The Bible says that he was “a mighty one”[1] Jewish tradition indicates that Nimrod was a tyrant "who made all of the people rebellious against God."[2] It is evident from history that Nimrod was not only a political leader, but also the lead priest of a form of occultist worship.[3]

Nimrod had one thing in common with all living things, he died!  But that wasn't the end of it.  His wife called the people together and told them that Nimrod was now serving his people in an exalted position as the sun-god! 
What about Nimrod's wife?  Her name was Semiramis.  She was also his mother! “
“Nimrod’s death was a shocking surprise to his followers. They couldn’t understand how or why the high priest of the sun-god could be allowed to die. So many subjects lost faith in their hero that Nimrod’s religious system started to crumble.
But Satan was not about to give up his struggle to turn man against his Creator. He worked in a very shrewd way to use Nimrod’s death to shock men into going on with their worship of idols. Satan had a plan to make pagan religions something that would not only become more and more popular at that time, but which would cause them to last for thousands of years!”

Christendom Joins "Babylon The Great",     How ?
"Nimrod was Noah's great-grandson. This system at Babel became the source of all false religion in the world. Apostate Christendom has a direct line of succession back through Roman and Greek paganism right to Babel, because Roman and Greek paganism, it is plain to see, came out of Babel.  Their gods are just renamed gods from older cultures which take you back to Babel. Of course, we know from history that the Roman Catholic Church came in as a mixture of paganism and Christianity through Constantine's desire to unite his empire with one unified religious system."
--APOKALUPSIS NOW, The Harlot Church, Chapter 17 of Revelation by Jack Shelton

"The Garden of Eden was in Southern Iraq, not far from where Nimrod, under Satan's motivation, built Babel, which was the beginning of Babylon. The Babylonian spirit is invading the world.  Its influence is breathtaking...and spreading its idea to the entire world. There is no other proper description of Babel and the evil intent of this first expression of false religion." --Babylon: The Axis of Evil by Joseph Chambers

The really sad part about all this Foolishness - is that most people, whether Christian or pagan - do not care, even when they have learned about the trap they are in.  They like it.  THEY PREFER IT......
"...the day of one's death is better than the day of one's birth. The end of a matter is better than its beginning..."   (Ecclesiastes 7:1,8) (NASB)-BibleGateway
 "1. A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth. 8. Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit". (Ecclesiastes 7:1,8) King James Version

“If the date of Jesus' Birth was important, then God would have had it recorded. Many events in the bible are recorded as to month and day and even the year of what King was reigning.  The fact that Jesus exact month and day of birth are never mentioned in the Bible, gives us clear indication that God did not want us to celebrate Christ's Birth.
God has concealed the time of Jesus' birth. There is no way to ascertain it. Nor was it of consequence to know the time; if it had been, God would have preserved the record of it. Matters of moment are clearly revealed. Those which God regards as of no importance. "  Albert Barnes (Barnes' Notes on the New Testament, Vol. 1, Kregel Publications, 1962, p.189).

"In the Scriptures, no one is recorded to have kept a feast or held a great banquet on his birthday. It is only sinners who make great rejoicings over the day in which they were born into this world" - (Catholic Encyclopedia, 1908 edition, Vol. 3, p. 724, "Natal Day").
There is no certainty as to the month or day of the birth [of Jesus]. The Christmas date, December 25...was...borrowed from a pagan festival.  'December'... seems unlikely, as unsuitable for the pasturing of flocks.  A more probable date -is a couple of months earlier" -(The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia,    1986, "Jesus Christ," p. 1628).

A far more likely scenario is that Jesus was born in the early autumn, around the time of the biblical Feast of Tabernacles (Leviticus 23:34-36), when Joseph and Mary would have traveled to Jerusalem to keep the Feast along with thousands of other Jewish families. This also helps us understand why in the town Bethlehem, a few miles to the south of Jerusalem, "there was no room for them in the inn" (Luke 2:7)- the town would have been crowded with other travelers keeping the Feast at this time of year."
From: http://christmasxmas.xanga.com/677078838/item/
Colossians 2:8:  "Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments (customs) of the world, and not after Christ."
From me:

Churches and preachers aren’t going to tell you the truth.  It would cut down on their donations at Christmastime, which, just like the stores, is the most profitable time of the year.
“The church leaders won't release membership numbers, but a recent annual report shows that Christmas revenues, listed at $8.1 million, dropped nearly $1.6 million, feeding speculation that the future is anything but rosy.”

Jesus didn’t have a paid ministry, so I won’t go to a congregation that pays fulltime ministers.  Small congregations without elaborate buildings, can give more comfort to those who need it, and give more to the needy.   Donations, are supposed to be done discreetly into a box at the rear, not in the open, passing a plate in front of others, seeming to say “Look at me, see how good I am!”.  That is not the true spirit of giving.

So look for the Truth in the Bible.
If you saw the time line I wrote out yesterday, I guess we would be celebrating His birth in mid September, IF that is what God had wanted us to do.

If you stuck with me this far, sorry, I didn’t mean to bend your eyes off again, today.

1 comment:

Jim and Dee said...

I love it when there's someone that gives Bible scripture ideas. I've followed you all along in the last two posts, thanks for posting.