CONTINUATION – Witchcraft … ON THIS PAGE:
· MORE CELTIC FEASTS ADOPTED BY CATHOLIC AND PROTESTANT CHRISTIANS
· WINTER SOLSTICE — REBIRTH OF THE DRUIDIC SUN GOD BELENOS ON DECEMBER 25 AND CHRISTIAN CHRIST-MASS
· Was Jesus born on December 25, 1 A.D., and does it influence our spiritual lives in Him?
· FATHER GOD OF THE BIBLE VERSUS THE ‘FATHER’ OF THE CHRISTIAN ‘CHRIST-MASS’
· GOD CLEARLY FORBADE DECORATING TREES FOR RELIGIOUS FEASTS AND CEREMONIES, (JEREMIAH 10:1-16)
· “We don’t worship the tree!” Really? May you keep Buddha statues and ‘not worship’ them? (Deut. 7:26)
· Christmass mistletoe, wreaths, and lights refer directly to Druidic pantheism and Yule light feasts
· What does God’s Word say about religious feasts such as christ-mass dinner, and proposing toasts at table?
· Celtic Fall/Autumn (Samhain) is HALLOWEEN or Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist “All-saints Day”
MORE CELTIC FEASTS ADOPTED BY CATHOLIC AND PROTESTANT CHRISTIANS
Pagan “sun gods” and their ‘sons’ or ‘mediating personifications:’ Christianity’s ‘father gods’ and ‘christs’
In Druidic/Celtic pantheism all of nature are gods, and the sun is the ‘supreme god’ or “father god:” the ‘god of gods;’ called by different names in different cultures. This is still the same in New Age, masonic, and other satanic orders.
The ‘sun gods’ also have “personifications” or “sons,” (mediators between god and man,) known as “christs.” E.g., HU, (secret Druidic masons,) Esus, (Druidic,) Sol, (Roman...) This stems from Old Babylon, when Nimrod became the sun god “father god” when he died, and was ‘reincarnated’ as his son Tammuz: “father christ,” (Genesis 11.)
Paganism is a clear replica of God’s prophesy in Genesis 3:15, when He promised a Savior, (His Son,) for believing man. When He confused the one-world language of Babylon, those replicas spread through the whole world, (John 12:31-33.)
Winter Solstice, (the rebirth of the Druidic-Roman sun god on December 25,) and Christian ‘christ-mass’
In Latin, the word ‘solstice’ means ‘sol,’ (the sun god,) and ‘sistere,’ (stand still.) In Druidism, the sun god Belenos or Belenus also ‘stands still’ on mid-summer and mid-winter nights. Actually, that is when the earth, in its oval orbit around the sun, is closest and farthest from the sun. Winter solstice occurs around 25th December in the Northern hemisphere; the longest night of the year in that region. In Druidism, winter solstice is celebrated as the rebirth of the sun god Belenos, who became the Greek sun god Mithras or the Roman sun god Saturn. Christianity took most of their dogmas, feasts, etcetera, from Druidic Mithraism, which teaches that during ‘winter solstice,’ ‘father sun god’ Mithras or actually Belenos, is ‘born again’ or reincarnated as his son Sol: ‘father christ.’
¨ Mithras or ‘father god’ is supposedly “reborn on December 25” “of a virgin” [to become Sol, the ‘mediator between god and man’ or between Mithras the sun god and the earth goddess;] “bringing heaven down to earth [to fertilize the earth.]” This constant copulation is signified by the compass-and-square sign of masonic orders. It is also embodied in Christianity by the church building, (mother Mary or mother earth,) attached to the church steeple, (father sun god;) making “little christs,” (the meaning of ‘Christians,’) for the church system. Now we know where Bill Johnson of Bethel Culture got his notion that they, [as ‘gods and mediating christs,’ “bring heaven down to earth by their ‘anointing’ and ‘knowledge that god is good;’” not by preaching the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ; (John 3:16; Mt. 28:18-20.) However, there is only “One Mediator between mankind and God: the Man Christ Jesus!” (1 Tim. 2:5.)
¨ Since about 150 A.D., the rebirth of the Druidic Mithras or Roman Saturn was celebrated with a huge feast called “Saturnalia.” It apparently linked with the celebration of Mithras, which began with blood sacrifice, (the ritual hunting and slaying of a bull,) followed by an elaborate feast of the people, while ‘father god’ Mithras and his son, ‘father christ’ Sol, had a “mass” on the bull’s bloody hide.
During the Roman Empire’s official acceptance of Christianity in the 4th century, most of these Druidic-Roman dogmas and feasts were incorporated in Christianity. To satisfy Emperor Constantine and other Roman converts who flocked to the newly accepted Christian church, pope Julius 1 combined the rebirth of Mithras with the Feast of Saturnalia, but began it with the Jewish “Festival of Lights” on the evening of December 24.
¨ Julius directly referred all that paganism to the “birth of God’s Son Jesus Christ in Bethlehem,” and claimed that Jesus was born on December 25! Julius then yoked the banquet of Mithras and Sol on the hide of their blood sacrifice to the Christian “mass.” ‘Mass’ is the Christian ‘feast of salvation’ called ‘holy communion.’ During Catholic “mass” or Transubstantiation, the priest magically turns the ‘bread’ into the ‘literal body of christ.’ He then makes the wine into the ‘literal blood of christ;’ effectively feeding his church members cannibalistically and vampirously with “the body of christ.” Normally, this ‘mass’ is called ‘holy communion.’ So, understanding what “mass” in this context means, takes this Christian feast even further away from the God of the Bible and the Truth of His Word!
¨ Christianizing all that pagan idolatry was the official 4th century A.D. inauguration of “christmas,” (the sun-god ‘father christ’ + the ‘mass;’) supported by Bible verses! This idolatry leads believers to the cosmic christ that ‘reincarnates’ the spirit of all other christs like Sol, Buddha, Maitreya, the false cosmic/universal Jesus, etcetera, (2 Cor. 11:4.)
Was Jesus born on December 25, 1 A.D., and does it influence our spiritual lives in Him?
The Scriptures tell us that on the night Jesus was born, the shepherds were out in the fields with their flocks, (Lu. 2:8.) The 25th of December is mid-winter in Israel. This date might fall into Christianity’s ‘christ-mass’ festival, but shepherds would never take their flocks out during freezing winter nights. Thus, Jesus was born in summer, maybe in spring or autumn, but not in winter. So, the December 25 christ-mass feast does not fall in the reality of Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem.
Those who stand on Jesus’ ‘birthday’ on christ-mass has no Scriptural or historic leg to stand on. Furthermore, the christ-mass feast and its pagan trinkets were never part of the assemblies of Jesus’ believers until the 4th century A.D.! So, this Christianized pagan feast, wrapped in Bible verses, cannot benefit us spiritually at all. On the contrary, it leads believers to “call what is evil good, and what is good evil:” pure idolatry and witchcraft in God’s sight! (Isa. 5:20; Deut. 7:26.)
¨ While opinions differ as there were many censuses during that time, Jesus was born when Joseph and Mary were in Bethlehem for a Roman census during the reign of Herod the Great in 1 A.D., (Lu. 2:1-7.) It is highly unlikely that the couple’s journey would have been in winter. As Herod then planned to murder Jesus, they then fled to Egypt where they stayed until Herod died in the year 4 A.D., (Mt. 2:14-23.) After that, they returned to Israel to settle in Nazareth.
Why do believers cling to pagan, Christianized feasts like christ-mass? We must thank our Father in heaven every day for Jesus Christ, His Holy Spirit, and the Truth of His Word, by which we live now and forever more, (Mt. 4:4.) Paul commanded in Romans 12:1-2, “...Present your bodies [daily] a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, [as a tribute to our Father in heaven through Jesus’ complete atonement in our place; Isaiah 53:3-5,] which is your [basic] service to Him… And do not be conformed to the [religious] world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, that you may [know] that… perfect will of God [to obey Him.]” Colossians 2:1-8, “...What a great conflict [with Christianity] I have for you… attaining to… full understanding… [Let no one] deceive you with persuasive words… and cheat you through [Christian mythology;] according to the tradition of men and the basic [pantheist] principles of the world, and not according to Christ.” For “the Holy Spirit will guide you into all truth” if you choose to follow Him, (Jn. 16:13.)
FATHER GOD OF THE BIBLE VERSUS THE ‘FATHER’ OF THE CHRISTIAN CHRIST-MASS
Jesus solemnly instructed, “Do not call anyone on earth your [spiritual/religious] father, for One is your Father; He Who is in heaven… If anyone says to you, ‘Look here is the christ..’ do not believe it and do not [follow them…]” (Mt. 23:9; 24:23-26.) Catholic Christians do not joke by calling their unscriptural clergies “father.” They actually mean, “our god fathers and father christs.” These religious impersonators substitute Father God and His human Son Jesus Christ - and even more so on ‘christ-mass,’ when they directly link ‘father christmass’ to Jesus’ birth, and thus to Jesus Himself.
So, the ‘father christ’ of this ‘mass’ is not simply a ‘fairy tale’ character. Calling this demon “father christ,” (whether uttered by a Catholic or Protestant mouth,) directly blasphemes the Holy Name of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Bible.
[Acknowledgement to the person who published this image]
Whether this so-called ‘father christmass’ calls himself Santa, [an anagram or letter scrambling for ‘Satan,’] ‘saint’ Nicholas or whatever, he is just another demonic mockery of God, which Christians cheerfully swallowed.
This demon flies across the sky on a reindeer-sleigh on ‘christmass eve’ to bring all ‘good’ children gifts; laughing “Ho-Ho-Ho!” to ridicule the True God because millions of Christians revere him; thinking Jesus of the Bible is hidden somewhere in that “christ” and “mass!” But since when can the Creator God be compared to anti-christs and satanic banquets?
¨ As seen, everything about “christmass” speaks of the Druidic-Roman feast of Winter Solstice and the ‘reincarnation’ of the sun god Belenos/Mithras/Saturn as his son Sol, which is still celebrated by “giving gifts!” The Old Hebrews had no gift-giving festivals. No such religious feast is mentioned in the Bible. So, Christianity also stole ‘gift-giving’ from paganism to apply it to the Magi [or magicians] that brought gifts to honor Jesus the True Christ! But that was a pagan, not a Hebrew custom. After Jesus’ birth, that ‘gift-giving’ was never repeated in the Scriptures or among His believers, either before or after the cross. What’s more, the Mary-worshiping, Christian ‘christ, saint, or bishop’ Nicolas, (the 4th century so-called ‘giver of gifts’ and ‘miracle worker’) too, had nothing to do with the Holy Father God of the Bible or His Son Jesus Christ. Just because it is a Christian tradition to give gifts on December 25, (just as any other act of participating in this “mass,”) does not make it Godly or acceptable to God, (Col. 2:1-8!)
¨ Similarly, Santa’s elves are not holy angels and his reindeer flight depict Astro Travel. Like all other so-called fairy tale characters who fly on magic carpets, broom sticks and such, Santa’s flight fits nowhere in the Holy Birth of Jesus, the Christ-child of Bethlehem. Interestingly, that fat white-bearded guy was first dressed in a bright green suit, which undoubtedly referred to the nature gods of pantheist sun worship. When Americans commercialized this moneymaking scheme in the 19th century, they dressed him in a red suit trimmed with white fur and black gum boots.
GOD CLEARLY FORBADE DECORATING TREES FOR RELIGIOUS FEASTS AND CEREMONIES, (Jer. 10:1-19)
During 625-586 B.C., Israel accepted the worship of nature, and God sent Jeremiah to warn His people, saying, “Do not learn the way of the Gentiles… for the customs of [those pantheists] are futile: For one cuts a tree from the forest… They decorate it with silver and gold; they fasten it with nails and hammers so that it will not topple… [and knowingly or unknowingly, they bring “an accursed thing, [an idol,] into their homes!]” (Jer. 10:1-7; Deut. 7:26!)
The Druids, who spread Babylonian worship in Europe, and the Christians, who copied their gods, ceremonies, and worship to connect them to the God of the Bible, all styled their decoration of trees on pantheism. According to God’s clear and solemn warning against religious objects, which Jeremiah 10:1-19 describe to the T, we are not talking about fun-party-time decorations during the happy-go-lucky christmass feast!
¨ The christmass feast and everything attached to it are religious beliefs and religious objects, (gods and talismans;) justified by Bible verses and passages! In which minute way can the ‘gold-and-silver decoration’ of trees, which God so undeniably forbade, relate to the Biblical Christ Jesus, Who was born in a humble manger among straw and barnyard animals? If the christmass tree of Christian religion were an ‘innocent’ decoration, it means believers may bring ‘innocent’ Mary, Buddha, Hindu, and other religious objects into their homes. They may ‘fasten’ those false gods in a place of honor and adorn them with ‘silver and gold,’ as long as they do not actively ‘worship’ them? May the Holy Spirit always remind us that God forbade His people in the Moral Law to “bring an idol into your house, lest you be… destroyed like it. You shall utterly detest... and abhor it, for it is an accursed thing!” (Deut. 7:25-26.)
Placing idols or gods, (ORDINARY ART EXCLUDED,) in our homes is idolatry and witchcraft, (Ex. 20:1-6.) Of course, the idol in itself remains lifeless, but as a religious object, it always has demons attached to it. 1 Corinthians 10:14-22 commands, “Flee from idolatry… [An idol is nothing, but you may not replicate pagan worship,] as the things they sacrifice they sacrifice to demons and not to God…. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons…”
¨ Likewise, Christians still sing ‘christmass carols’ or worship songs by candle light, and this custom too, was taken from paganism and linked to “Jesus’ birth!” Here is a popular Christianized, Yule worship song, “Joy to the world, the Solstice comes! So earth prepares for spring…” (‘Joy to the world, the Lord has come! Let earth receive her king…’) And here is the German version of another one, “O tannenbaum, O tannenbaum, wie treu sind deine blätter…” (‘Oh christmass tree, Oh christmass tree, how sincere art thou leaves…’) – as if this ordinary tree, which God had created, can be compared to the Creator God Himself, Who became a Man at Bethlehem! (John 1:1-14; 3:16.)
¨ Speaking of pantheism, which is polytheism, Romans 1:18-32 warns, “The wrath of God is revealed… against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth… because what may be known of God is shown to them… through the work of His hands, and understood by the things that He made… But although they knew God, [they worshiped His creation instead of worshiping Him as the Creator… (page down on that webpage.] Therefore, God also gave them up to uncleanness… [such as homosexuality,] to worship the creature rather than the Creator…”
Mistletoe, ‘christmass’ wreaths, YULE or “fairy lights, etcetera, refer to Satanism in the form of polytheism
The Druids believed that ‘all is god and god is all.’ Hence, they worshiped the earth, the cosmos, the forces and elements of nature such as earth, fire, water, air, as well as animals, trees, etcetera, as many gods, which is polytheism. Because, theoretically, nature itself is god, (also known as the fertility goddess Mother Nature and her husband Pan the ‘creator,’) nature itself is ‘sacred and possesses magical powers.’
¨ Consequently, during their religious festivals and ceremonies such as winter solstice, (which was turned into ‘christmass,’) the Druids placed the ‘god’ Mistletoe, (a semi-parasitic plant that grows on ‘divine’ oak trees,) on their doors and strung it over their porches to bring ‘good luck’ in the home and marriage. They also used the prickly, dark green leaves and bright red berries of the ‘divine’ Holly plant as the god of protection and healing, and so forth.
¨ To set up pantheism and polytheism in churches, Christianity introduced, among other pagan decorations, Yule lights, (the precursor to modern fairy string lights and other decorations on the christmass tree, etcetera,) during their ‘christmass’ feast. ‘Yule feasts’ are still the alterative to ‘christmass,’ of which “the church of Satan and other LaVeyan Satanists celebrate Yule as an option to this Christian christmass holiday.”] (Wikipedia.)
¨ That is how the red and green Holly-theme became ‘christmass colors’ during this festival; a tribute to the ‘holy’ Holly ‘god’ of joy, peace, ‘good luck,’ and the protection of their Druidic/Roman Christian goddess Mary and her son, the cosmic Jesus. Christians also refer the superstition of ‘lucky in love’ to mistletoe, as this parasitic plant ‘binds’ the oak tree on which it lives and ‘steals’ its life from it. Thus, the christmass tradition of kissing under stringed mistletoe. Couples don’t realize they are cursing themselves to be ‘bound’ and ‘stolen’ by a parasite! There is only one parasite that I know of, which “come to steal, kill, and destroy,” and his name is Satan.
Weaved wreaths were/are another well-known ‘divine’ component in Celtic and Roman festivals. Their nature gods allegedly brought goodwill, everlasting life, victory, and unity between the many other gods into their worshipers’ homes. Thus, those gods were Christianized by hanging wreaths on doors, and decorating tables with wreaths to ‘invite the spirit of Christmas,’ (pagan spirits or ‘gods’ of goodwill,) into Christian homes.
What does God’s Word say about religious feasts such as christmass dinner, and proposing toasts at table?
Again, this is not about ordinary feasts and celebrations! Neither is it about “eating with unbelievers” to further God’s Truth without participating in their idolatry, (1 Cor. 10:25-29.) Christmass is a religious Christian feast that was replicated from paganism. It is against such idolatry and witchcraft that Paul warned in 1 Corinthians 10:20-21 KJV, “[Gentiles sacrifice to demons and not to God. Do not have fellowship with demons by mixing God’s table with their religious beliefs and customs.] You cannot partake of the Lord’s table, [1 Corinthians 11:23-26,] and of the [religious] table of demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons…”
¨ God announced through Isaiah, “Who are those who forsake the Lord… Who prepare a table for Gad, and those who furnish a drink offering for Meni? Therefore, I will number you for the sword and you will all bow down to the slaughter…” In Egyptian mythology, Gad is the god of destiny and chance, and Meni is the fertility goddess of fate.
¨ To ‘prepare a table for Gad’ means to spread a sacrificial table before a god; called “mass” in Christianity. It also pertains to spreading a festive-religious table before a god in his honor; celebrating religious events and/or offering food to demon gods to give thanks for their good luck, or fertility. This is also done in ancestor worship and other religious feasts such as the pagan ‘christ-mass’ feast that supposedly connects to the Holy God of the Scriptures.
¨ To ‘furnish a drink offering for Meni’ means either pouring out a drink offering to this goddess, (which is Satan in disguise,) as also done in ancestor worship for the ‘forefathers,’ and ‘proposing a toast’ or ‘wishing good luck’ by raising glasses to drink in honor of the ‘goddess of chance, fortune, and ‘good luck.’
The Druidic Irish celebrate 1 August or summer solstice in that hemisphere, when the ‘sun god’ reaches his highest point during the longest day, with the festival Lughnasdh. During that festival, they honor the sun god Lugh with singing, dancing, competitions, and horseracing. The fertility goddess Macha supposedly died in childbirth after racing against the king’s horses. So, during the festival of summer solstice, Brits honor Macha with this “sport of kings.” In later years, the ‘sport’ of horseracing evolved into the ‘sport’ of gambling. As we know, horseracing, as all other types of gambling, became a worldwide practice. It is a fact that over time, humanity’s addiction to gambling has destroyed millions of families and lives, because, placing money and other valuable commodities in the hands of Satan as the god of ‘fortune’ and relying on his ‘good luck,’ is idolatry and witchcraft against the Lord God Christ Jesus, (Heb. 1:1-14; Col. 2:9-10.)
¨ According to the Word of God, we either trust in the complete provision of Almighty God Alone - or by gambling, honoring demon gods by spreading feasts before them; ‘toasting’ drinks to call their blessing upon us, and through other pagan practices, we dedicate your lives, finances, health, and future to the devil, (1 Jn. 5:19; 10:10.)
Celtic Fall/Autumn (Samhain) is Halloween or Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist “All-saints Day”
The Celtic Druids said the sun itself ‘begins to die’ each year on October 31 at “summer’s end” in the Northern Hemisphere - which is the beginning of the “dark half” of the year, known as “ancestor night.” Hence, they instituted the feast of Samhain on October 31 to November 1, (the witches’ New Year,) to celebrate the beginning of fall, or autumn.
During Samhain, they celebrate the ‘literal dying’ of the god Belenos, (later called Lugh.) Samhain is a feast of human and other blood sacrifice and ‘sacred’ fire-rituals to celebrate death, the final harvest at summer’s end, and to “call up” and worship dead ancestors. Thus, the Celts made huge ‘holy’ bon fires or actually, bone fires – stacks of ancestor and animal bones, which they sacrificed to the fire god to honor the dying sun god. They lit candles at the graves of their dead relatives to ‘wake up their spirits,’ (see Eccl. 9:5-6.) They cleaned the skulls of their ancestors and placed candles inside them to place outside their homes. (Today, skulls are replaced with hollowed out pumpkins.) This was/is to invite the spirits of their ancestors to their homes to “mediate the fertility blessings of the sun god and earth goddess on their behalf.” [Partly from Britannica.com & Wikipedia.]
¨ “The Druids believed the Grim Reaper or Death itself then went from home to home begging for souls to take with him to the grave, (Hades,) as sacrifices to the supreme god, the sun god. Today, people teach children to go ‘trick or treating;’ collecting sweets, which are symbols of those souls. The Romans included two of their festivals into Samhain: ‘Pomona,’ which honors the ‘fruit goddess’ and ‘Feralia,’ which honors their deceased ancestors. The Halloween tradition of ‘bobbing for apples’ is in honor of Pomona and associates with the water god.”
¨ The Satanic Calendar states that October 31 is a night for human sacrifice, and declares the following, “October 22-29 - Sacrifice preparation: the kidnapping, holding, and ceremonial preparation of a person for human sacrifice. October 28-30: Satanist high unholy days, related to Halloween. Human sacrifices on 31 – All Hallows Eve or Halloween: One of the two most important Satanist nights of the year. Attempts are made to break the bond which is keeping the doors to the underworld closed. Blood and sex rituals are compulsory. Sexual association with demons...”
The Druidic feast of Samhain Is The Satanist feast Halloween; Christianized as the Catholic, Anglican, Methodist, Lutheran, and other Protestant churches’ All-Hallow's Eve, All-Saint’s Day, or All-Souls Day, which honors dead Christian ancestors or so-called departed “saints.”
¨ In reality, at Hallow-mass, (Halloween,) Christians worship the sun god and the fertility Earth Goddess Mary. They also light candles to honor the fire god; relating the candles to Jesus the Light of the world. Their candlelight, (not ordinary candlelight,) is supposed to guide their departed to their “eternal homes,” (Luke 16:19-31!) Then, Christian children mimic the Grim Reaper or the spirit of death by following the pumpkin lanterns, (representations of the Celtic candle-lit ancestor skulls,) from home to home, begging for ‘soul cakes’ or in modern language, “sweets.”