Friday, March 26, 2010

Easter Celebration is PAGAN

By Wyatt Ciesielka

Easter’s five fatal flaws :
Living Church of God: Commentary:

Millions of sincere Christians will soon attend Easter sunrise services supposedly celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. However, one of Satan’s greatest deceptions (Revelation 12:9) is in deceiving sincere people into worshiping a false Jesus on Easter Sunday! Easter Sunday does not honor Jesus. In fact, celebrating Easter greatly displeases Him, as do all idolatrous and heathen practices (Isaiah 1:14)!

Do you unknowingly worship a false Jesus? Do you plan to participate in Easter sunrise worship services this year, which are rooted in what your Bible calls "abominable" paganism? If you really love Jesus, then you should not.

Let us briefly review five fatal flaws of Easter:

1) Jesus was not resurrected Sunday morning. A careful study of Scripture reveals that Jesus was in the tomb exactly three days and three nights as He promised He would be. To deny this is to reject Christ’s one and only claim to be the Messiah (Matthew 12:39-40)! Jesus died on a Wednesday afternoon, just before the "annual Sabbath" known as the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. He was buried and then resurrected 72 hours later, just before the end of the weekly Sabbath (near the end of the day, Saturday).

2) Sunrise worship services are indeed found in your Bible, and they are condemned as pagan “abominations” to God. Sunrise worship was an integral part of the Babylonish Mystery Religion and was core in worshipping Semiramis and her infant son, Tammuz. Semiramis claimed that Tammuz was Nimrod reborn as the Messiah. Later, Semiramis was represented as the goddess Astarte (or Ishtar), the “queen of heaven.”

Read Ezekiel 8:14-16 where the glory of the Lord shows the ancient Israelites committing an “abomination” by “weeping for Tammuz” during sunrise worship services (v. 16)! Worship of Semiramis (“the mother of god”) and Tammuz (a counterfeit Messiah) continues today in the form of Easter Sunrise services.

3) Your Bible sternly condemns anyone who adopts pagan practices, regardless whether or not someone claims that they keep these customs “to honor Jesus.” Jeremiah 10:2 commands us to “Learn not the way of the heathen” and 2 Thessalonians 2:15 demands that we do not follow the “traditions of men.”

4) Claiming we somehow “honor” Jesus by pagan practice simply defies common sense and sound reason. Analogies are rarely entirely adequate, but consider this question. If you knew that your human father enjoyed steak and potatoes as a special dinner … and that he hated ham sandwiches … but you refused to make steak and potatoes for him and instead kept making him ham sandwiches … could a rational person really argue that you are honoring or loving your human father by continually trying to serve him ham sandwiches?

God has shown how He wants to be worshipped through His weekly Sabbath and annual biblical Holy Days. Yet while perhaps well-intended, many supposed Christians and supposed Christian ministers and priests reject God’s Holy Days and claim to show their love to their Lord and their Heavenly Father by continually trying to serve Him with what He calls revolting, pagan and abominable! Jesus asks these people, “Why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not the things which I say?” (Luke 6:46).

5) Finally, 1 Corinthians 6:9 and Revelation 22:15 condemn those who practice these pagan and idolatrous customs as not being allowed in the Kingdom of God!

"For much more about the origins of Easter and what God says about true, righteous worship, please read the excellent articles: "“The Sign of Jonah" by Mr. Rod McNair,

"“Holidays or Holy Days": by Dr. Douglas Winnail,

or watch the excellent Tomorrow’s World telecasts, "“TheResurrection was NOT on Easter: by Mr. John Ogwyn, or

"“Easter is Pagan": by Dr. Roderick Meredith.

For those who desire to learn how to truly please and honor their Lord and Heavenly Father by observing the Biblical Holy Days, please study the detailed booklet,"The Holy Days—God’s Master Plan.":

Watch the Middle East!

Watch the Middle East! :

"This is an admonition God’s Church has made for decades, and now we are starting to see why. “The Temple Mount Institute has filed suit in its fight for the right to sacrifice a sheep on the Temple Mount prior to Passover, as commanded in the Torah.” Citing equal access rights to the Temple Mount, the Institute notes discriminatory actions by the Israeli police. Muslims retain the right to worship according to their customs, while Jews, who also view the Temple Mount as holy, are forced to limit their religious activities (, March 18, 2010)."

Although the Temple Mount Institute will likely not be granted the opportunity to offer sacrifices on the Temple Mount prior to the Passover, there is increasing pressure to allow equal access to worship on the Temple Mount. As America appears to be curtailing its relationship with Israel, the EU and the Catholic Church are “building” their relationships with Israel.

One of the clear signs of the end of the age, indicating Christ’s imminent return, is the cessation of Temple sacrifices. The sacrifices will apparently cease half-way through a seven-year treaty between many nations, and will be involved in triggering the beginning of the Great Tribulation (Daniel 9:27; 12:11).

In order for sacrifices to cease, they must first begin—and events appear to be moving in this direction!

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Health care passes and God watches

by wallace g smith
Thoughts En Route:


Well, the deed is done. President Obama’s progressive health care plan is passed.

There are many givens in all of this. The plan is incredibly expensive, and among those things that are theoretically going to reduce its cost is a previously imaginary beast: government efficiency.

It isn’t partisan to say that the idea that our government will actually be able to add efficiency and reduce waste is a dubious one at best. The most honest of minds that I have read recognize that the plan is going to be terribly, terribly expensive — and at a time when we our debt is reaching truly frightening levels. Those nations to whom we owe money will certainly be paying attention.

There are also a number of questions. While individual positions differed (as they always will), much more of the American people felt the health care bill was a bad idea than a good one. Even many of those who wanted to change the status quo didn’t like this bill. Many were disgusted with the legislative bribes in the bill and with the catering to those with political connection in opposition to the will of the “unconnected” populous. Many were also frustrated with the lack of transparency of the process" ...

Also, the constitutionality of some of the provisions is surely going to be attacked. For instance, the Constitution of the United States — which defines the powers of federal authority — nowhere gives Congress the authority to require Americans to purchase a product, such as, in this case, insurance. The States have long enjoyed that authority" ...

However, the Constitution is always at the mercy of how it is interpreted by the current U.S. Supreme Court (since the vows to uphold the Constitution has long become a trivial consideration), so the final shape of all of this remains to be seen."...

For anyone who would like a blow-by-blow account of how nauseating the final moments of approval process actually was, feel free to read the Wall Street Journal’s opinion piece Inside the Pelosi Sausage Factory: by Kimberley A. Strassel. If you can hold your lunch down long enough to read through it and realize that this represents how the leadership of our nation conducts its business, perhaps you will pray all the more passionately that God’s Kingdom will come soon!"...

...what all of this may mean prophetically and spiritually"...

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Benchmarks of Prophecy

The Jesus Christ of your Bible prophesied His return to planet Earth. And he promised that His return would bring genuine peace--an end to the wars, diseases and financial turmoil increasingly plaguing our world.But when will He come? For how many more years must we wait? We do not need to “guess.” Your Bible gives specific benchmarks of prophecy.

Watch this telecast:

Benchmarks of Prophecy

Thursday, March 11, 2010

"Chief exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth says Devil is in the Vatican"

"Richard Owen in Rome" :
"The Times":

"Father Gabriele Amorth, 85, who has been the Vatican's chief exorcist for 25 years and says he has dealt with 70,000 cases of demonic possession, said that the consequences of satanic infiltration included power struggles at the Vatican as well as 'cardinals who do not believe in Jesus, and bishops who are linked to the Demon'."...

Don Gabriele Amorth is the chief exorcist at the Vatican


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Saturday, March 6, 2010

US Congressional estimates show GRIM DEFICIT picture

Congressional estimates show grim deficit picture - Yahoo! News:

Excerpt, highlight added

A new congressional report released Friday says the United States' long-term fiscal woes are even worse than predicted by President Barack Obama's grim budget submission last month.

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office predicts that Obama's budget plans would generate deficits over the upcoming decade that would total $9.8 trillion. That's $1.2 trillion more than predicted by the administration.

The agency says its future-year predictions of tax revenues are more pessimistic than the administration's. That's because CBO projects slightly slower economic growth than the White House.

The deficit picture has turned alarmingly worse since the recession that started at the end of 2007, never dipping below 4 percent of the size of the economy over the next decade. Economists say that deficits of that size are unsustainable and could put upward pressure on interest rates, crowd out private investment in the economy and ultimately erode the nation's standard of living.

Still, the Feb. 1 White House budget plan was a largely stand-pat document that avoided difficult decisions on curbing the unsustainable growth of federal benefit programs like the Medicare health care program for the elderly and Medicaid, which provides health care to the poor and disabled.

Instead, Obama has created an 18-member fiscal reform commission that's charged with coming up with a plan to shrink the deficit to 3 percent of the economy within five years. But the Republicans to be named to the panel by congressional GOP leaders are unlikely to go along with any tax increases that might be proposed, which could ensure election-year gridlock."

While the president is intent on ramming through Congress a new trillion-dollar health-care entitlement, he appears far less concerned with addressing the looming crisis of entitlement spending already on the books,' said Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the top Republican on the Budget Committee.

'Instead, he delegates this task to a 'Fiscal Commission'which would not even report until after the next election.

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