Some Thoughts Sparked by Easter
The name “Easter” is the name of the pagan goddess, known
as Easter, Ishtar, or Ashtoreth, the “many-breasted one,” the
goddess of sex, fertility, prosperity, fruitfulness, success, and happiness.
Hence, people use bunnies and eggs to celebrate Easter, things prolific
Did you know they had female priestesses and religious sexual orgies
in honor of her, the “queen of Heaven”? Do you really want
to be identified with these devilish origins and activities in any way?
See what Jeremiah had to say about such practices in Jeremiah chapter
44. God hates mixture, you know; if you don’t, you will.
Many nominal Christian churches preach a Jesus of physical prosperity
and fertility. Such is the Word-Faith doctrine - “Name it and claim
it” - propagated by Kenneth Hagin, Kenneth and Gloria Copeland and countless other prosperity preachers. Such diabolical doctrines nurture
a selfish attitude of giving to get (the “seed faith” doctrine
made popular by Oral Roberts and proclaimed by thousands).
The world churches love and praise a god of comeliness. They lawlessly
images, depicting Jesus as a handsome man, when, truly,
the Word of God by Isaiah describes Him quite differently (Isaiah 53:1-5).
In spirit and essence, they preach Attractive Ashtoreth, the mythical
many-breasted succulent sex beauty. It is another Jesus they worship,
and they give His Name to a pagan deity. Thus, there is great confusion,
which is the meaning of the words “Babel” and “Babylon.”
“[God] also said to me, ‘You turn again, and you shall see
greater evils that they are doing. And He brought me to the opening of
the gate of the LORD’s house, toward the north. And behold, women
were sitting there, weeping for Tammuz” (Ezekiel 8:13-14 MKJV).
Lent happens to be the period of weeping for Tammuz 40 days, one day
for each year he had lived. The parallels to the Lord’s life and
events thereof are stunning, aren’t they (I speak tongue-in-cheek)?
Yes, He was 40 days appearing and disappearing on earth after His resurrection,
but He appeared to those who believed, and they were rejoicing, not weeping.
Tammuz went to his grave and remained there. Not so with the Lord Jesus
The confusion and abominations don’t end there. While the Lord
Jesus is the Lamb (a clean animal) of God, the “Christian” world
celebrates Easter (supposedly celebrating the time of Jesus’ resurrection)
with ham, the carcass of a pig (an unclean animal). Subtly, the world
calls the Messiah, “the pig of God.” It was a boar that killed
the pagan god, Tammuz (some god!), and so they eat a pig in his honor
at the event named after his mother, Semiramis –Ishtar or Easter.
It is an intentional insult to Jews to be eating ham, a meat God declared
unclean for His people, at Passover. In contempt of the Jews, Gentiles
partake. Why do nominal Christians despise the Jews so much that they
would be willing to malign Jesus Christ in the process, the One they
presume to worship?
It’s hard to comprehend how intelligent, educated people fall
prey to this nonsense. But such is the power and mystery of iniquity.
Truly, the masses are insanely stupid by sin. It has nothing to do with
Paul the apostle said of the flesh and blood Jews, “Concerning
the Gospel, they are enemies for your sake, but concerning the election,
they are beloved for the sake of the fathers. For the gifts and the calling
of God are irrevocable” (Romans 11:28-29).
I don’t care who you are; if you despise the Jews, you despise
the fathers - Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob - whom you deem to be men of
faith and of God. Indeed, you despise God, Who has long ago determined
not to cast them off forever. (Dare read the books of the prophets Isaiah,
Jeremiah, and Ezekiel for yourself; read Romans chapters 9, 10, and 11
if you insist on the New Testament.)
Hitler, where are you now? Babylon, where are you? Alexander the Great
and your empire, mighty Rome, where are you? What happened to you, Eastern
Europe? What is now happening to you, Western Europe? Are you not in
great turmoil? You slaughter the Jews and expect to get away with it?
Now you have them replaced by murderous Muslims who take everything away
How you reap and will reap for what you’ve sown and still sow!
And where will you be when all is said and done, Arabs and Muslims who
vow the destruction of Jews and Israel? Will you fare any better than
Hitler? Don’t count on it. Truly, count otherwise; it is guaranteed.
It is written: Those who curse the Jews curse themselves. (Read A
Word to the Enemies of Israel.)
It had been my conviction that Canada was in dire trouble because it
shut the doors to the Jews who sought a haven during World War II when
the Nazis sought to destroy them. But not many years ago, there was a
prayer movement in Canada wherein a group of believers confessed this
nation’s sins against Israel and asked forgiveness of God for what
Canada had done half a century ago. I believe God heard their confession
and honored their public repentance, not because of any righteousness
on their part, but for His Name and glory.
Today we have Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservative government
standing strong on Israel’s side, something we’ve not ever
seen in Canada before. This is despite intense international pressure
and pressures within Canada. Sometimes Canada is the only nation to stand
with Israel. For this, as Mr. Harper acknowledges, he has had to pay
a price, but I believe God will bless and keep Canada for his stance.
I know He is doing so. Indeed, God is blessing Canada by giving us a
government willing to identify with Israel in its great trials in this
last great day of history. We stand in awe.
The Lord Jesus Christ, raised from the dead three days after being offered
up on the Passover as the Lamb of God, will yet save His people, as promised.
“And so all Israel shall be saved; as it is written, ‘There
shall come out of Zion the Deliverer, and He will turn away ungodliness
from Jacob. For this is My covenant with them, when I have taken away
their sins’” (Romans 11:26-27 MKJV).
- March 24, 2013
“Israel’s Only Friend”?
Ed Koch, former mayor of New York, recently died, and it reminded us
that we wrote to a website that published his
article in September 2011.
Here is the letter:
I most certainly have a question, if not a comment, of Mr. Koch. I have
appreciated his articles, reasoning, and stance for Israel. But in this
article, he says, “The U.S. is Israel’s only friend and ally.”
Is this true? Is he qualifying that statement with the idea that America
is the only friend and ally that seems powerful enough to help Israel
in any significant way? Because I see Prime Minister Stephen Harper of
Canada standing up for Israel. I have seen Minister Jason Kenney of Harper’s
cabinet standing up for Israel. Does the present Canadian government
not get any credit with Mr. Koch for its stance, for which it has paid
the price in many ways, one of those being the loss of a seat on the
U.N. Security Council, which Germany and even Portugal won instead?
I understand that most Jews are Liberals and Democrats. Traditionally,
that has certainly been so.
Wasn’t it a Liberal, Mr. Michael Ignatieff, Opposition Leader
to Harper, who criticized Harper’s support for Israel, and who
may have been a cause of the loss of that seat at the U.N.?
Isn’t Ignatieff the man who, before entering Canadian politics
and while reporting in Lebanon, criticized Israel and supported the Muslim
Arabs in the war, while all Israel was doing was defending herself?
Isn’t it a Democrat who, as President of the U.S., stands ready
to throw Israel under the bus - with fiendish relish, I might add? And
this is a
man whom the Jews significantly helped bring to power.
Are Jews like Mr. Koch so politically partisan that they don’t recognize
a friend when they have one in the present Conservative government of
Do Jews encourage further support from Canada and other nations by Ed
Koch’s insulting, dismissive remark? Can he, as a Jew, afford to publicly “schmooze” with
a power Jews assume or hope to be their friend, while publicly disregarding
those who pay a price to be their friend?
We have been supporting Mr. Harper and his government in his support
of Jews and of Israel. Maybe Mr. Koch knows something about Canada’s
government and Prime Minister Harper concerning present-day relations
with Jews and Israel that we don’t. If so, enlighten us. I would
like to hear what he knows that we don't, and would gladly take revelations
Mr. Jolkovsky, I'd like to hear from both you and Mr. Koch on this one.
- February 8, 2013
Etiquette Used to Conceal the Sin of the Religiously-Correct
“They tell the
prophets to keep quiet. They say, ‘Don't talk to us about what's
right. Tell us what we want to hear. Let us keep our illusions. Get
out of our way and stop blocking our path. We don't want to hear
about your holy God of Israel’” (Isaiah 30:10-11 GNB).
Barb Hallgrav, a commenter in the previous Notice Board
about ‘Keeping Christ in Christmas’?”)
sent this note to Marilyn Hafichuk:
Hi Marilyn, I just discovered that you have used
My name and My posts on facebook re Christmas on your husbands's website
Without my permission. I'm asking you hereby to please remove that. People
cannot legally publish to their own website another person's words or
name Without their permission and I do not give it. Please remove it,
I shared your concerns with Victor and Paul, Victor's co-worker at The
Path of Truth. This is his reply.
Hi Barb, Paul Cohen here from The Path of Truth,
Whether or not it’s legal to publish the correspondence
Victor had with you and others on Facebook, a public forum, is something
may debate, but there’s no question in our minds that doing
so is kosher with God. You and your friends publicly and openly expressed
your views about things pertaining to Him, and Victor openly answered
them. So what’s wrong with publishing these unedited remarks?
You are most certainly welcome to post our comments anywhere you
provided you quote completely in context, give credit (or “blame”)
where due, and don’t charge.
Why are you ashamed or afraid of people hearing what you believe
about God? Do you speak truth? Has the Lord spoken to you and taught
the things you speak? If so, why would you be reticent to have
it shouted from the housetops? Did you think you can talk about God
He can’t send anyone to answer you publicly? How are you any different
than those who crucified the Lord, because you’re speaking according
to their mindset?
In one of your posts you wrote: “I
doubt if anyone really knows what our Lord hates other than sin & I cannot see anything with His
name in it as sin.”
What do you think “taking His Name in vain” is, if not sin?
Have you not red this Scripture?
“For the Name of God is blasphemed among the nations because of
you, as it is written” (Romans 2:24 MKJV).
We had no agreement with you to confidentiality, Barb, and
the matter is certainly a public one. We won’t be removing what we published,
unless the Lord tells us otherwise. Is there anything you want to change
in what you wrote? If you have anything to add or edit, we would consider
publishing that too, Lord willing. Above all, we would love to see a
retraction, not for our sakes, but for yours. Your religion and self-righteousness
are killing you.
Marilyn, my comments were in reply to your post on facebook, between
friends, and I did not give you permission to publish it elsewhere especially
with My name attached. I believed I was speaking to a person not a group
and you should have asked my permission first, out of simple etiquette.
I stopped replying and reading replies to that particular post because
I've learned that arguing between Christians is wrong and that unity
in Christ is more important, esp in these last days.
Marilyn, this has been a big breach of trust and I'm very disappointed
in you. My faith in my Lord Jesus Christ is the most precious thing in
my life and to have my beliefs mocked by a fellow Christian who believes
somewhat differently is just sad.
But if your friend needs to use my words to prove his own beliefs
on his website then so be it, but do me the courtesy of removing
*Colossians 2:16 "Let
no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect
of an holy day, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath
Barb then unfriended Marilyn, allowing no opportunity for response.
Paul and Victor respond here, at The Path of Truth, for
Barb and everyone else:
Barb, Paul and Victor answering you on our site since you replied
to Marilyn through Facebook and then unfriended her, cutting off
our means of communication.
You say “arguing” between Christians is wrong and “unity
in Christ” is more important in “these last days.” You
sound like the pope or any other ecumenical preacher of the harlot
church, to which you manifestly belong. What does the true Church
of Christ, the Assembly of His saints, have to do with the works
of men, that we should be united with them?
2 Corinthians 6:14-18 MKJV
(14) Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers; for what
fellowship does righteousness have with lawlessness? And what partnership
does light have with darkness?
(15) And what agreement does Christ have with Belial? Or what part
does a believer have with an unbeliever?
(16) And what agreement does a temple of God have with idols? For
you are the temple of the living God, as God has said, "I will
dwell in them and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they
shall be My people."
(17) Therefore come out from among them and be separated, says the
Lord, and do not touch the unclean thing. And I will receive you
(18) and I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and
daughters, says the Lord Almighty.
It’s in the gatherings of idolatrous churches where you learned
to celebrate “Christmas,” along with many other damnable
lies. And you don’t want us to publish God’s argument
against those things presented in His Name? We aren’t bound
like you to hold those phony works together as representative of
Christ, but are here in His Name to expose them as the paths of the
One of Satan’s greatest lies is that, because men have called
themselves by the Name of the Lord, they are His people. Haven’t
you heard of “wolves in sheep’s clothing” and “tares”?
Both terms describe those who appear to be something they aren’t.
That’s you. The Lord said of such:
“Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord! Lord! Did we not
prophesy in Your Name, and through Your Name throw out demons, and
Your Name do many wonderful works?' And then I will say to them,
'I never knew you! Depart from Me, those working lawlessness!'” (Matthew
You haven’t answered any of our questions, Barb, trying instead
to validate your lawlessness by disguising it as lawful etiquette,
which is pleasing to people who want to hide themselves in darkness,
but not pleasing to God and His saints walking in the Light. If everyone
were to follow your suggestions and ways, there wouldn’t be
a Bible today, because those who wrote it named names and didn’t
hold back on telling people their sins.
You call speaking the Truth “mocking” your beliefs and
a “breach of trust.” We were not mocking you; rather,
it is the Truth speaking against you, and so you are offended. You’ve
put what you believe above God, because that’s where you’ve
seated yourself. You’re altogether walking in the spirit of
anti-Christ, the man of sin:
“Let not anyone deceive you by any means. For that Day shall
not come unless there first comes a falling away, and the man of
sin shall be revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts
himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped, so that
he sits as God in the temple of God, setting himself forth, that
he is God” (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 MKJV).
That’s you and your demand to have your etiquette honored.
But we come with the Lord to put you away:
“And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord
shall consume with the breath of His mouth and shall destroy with
the brightness of His coming” (2 Thessalonians 2:8 MKJV).
Shame on Isaiah, who went naked before the people for years - how
he lacked etiquette (Isaiah 20:2-3).
Shame on John the Immerser, who addressed the multitudes coming
to him as a brood of vipers – how he lacked etiquette (Luke
Shame on Peter, who rebuked Simon (Acts 8:20-23), and Paul, who
rebuked Elymas (Acts 13:8-12).
And most of all, shame on Jesus, Who, while a guest in a man’s
house, rebuked him for his wrong. How the Lord lacked etiquette (Luke
7:36–47)! You, Barb, worship another Jesus (2 Corinthians 11:4),
one who prizes unity at the cost of the Truth. While we lack your
etiquette prized by the prince of this world, you lack the righteousness
of the Lord Jesus Christ, your etiquette replacing worshipping Him
in spirit and in truth.
“Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these
men, saying, 'Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His
saints, to execute judgment against all, and to convict all the ungodly
among them about all their ungodly deeds which they have committed
impiously, and about all the harsh words which ungodly sinners have
spoken against Him'” (Jude 1:14-15 EMTV).
Let the Lord be manifest and praised by all. Amen.
Paul and Victor
- January 22, 2013
What about “Keeping Christ in Christmas”?
Victor had the following conversation on Facebook about a picture that
declared: “I’m Keeping Christ in Christmas. Who’s With
Victor: Don’t try doing the impossible
and the regrettable. Trying to include Jesus Christ in Christmas, after
Whom the event is presumably named, is to bring great dishonour to Him.
The event has never been about Him, but about the false, or anti-, Christ
(Baal is one of the many names for this fellow).
And we can't make Christmas about Jesus Christ any more than we can
use a dirty dog dish to serve up good food to our families and guests.
trying to be nasty, but telling you something you all need to know. The
facts are there in historical record and the Scriptures to substantiate
what I say. Read:
That Devilish Spirit of Christmas
Jennifer Aliff: i
am right the with ya i dont understand why you would take christ out
of christnas its his birthday
Victor: Christmas was never Jesus’ birthday,
and He was never in the event. Christmas is the birth date of the anti-Christ
at the winter solstice, originating with Nimrod and
his wife, Semiramis. Christ “mass” (a pagan ritual) is a
pagan event dressed up as Christian. It is an affront to God. Read The
Birthday Celebration of the Anti-Christ.
Sue Eaton: “I
am JESUS is the Reason for the Season”
Murray: Always Jesus is the reason for the season!!!!!!
Victor: Not true. TREASON is
the reason for the season. It is the anti-Christ’s birthday pretending
to be Christ’s. We’ve been taken by pagan subterfuge. The
Lord’s birth into this world wasn’t meant to be celebrated.
The Feasts of God pointed to His death, resurrection, ascension, and
return at Pentecost upon the 120 in Jerusalem (Acts 2). Not one of the
seven Feasts (3 major) pointed to His physical birth. The birth they
do point to is His birth from the dead - the resurrection, from, not
into, this world.
Juanita DeMars: Count me in, I dont think he ever left. We just need
a reminder of the true meaning.
Victor: You’re right; He never left because He
was never there to leave. And I give you all
the true meaning of Christmas. If
you study the history of the event, it was instituted long, long before
Christ. It’s absolutely pagan, in honor of a pretender to the Messiah.
Jennie Bristol: (That's
what CHRISTMAS is all about) :)
Victor: Again, not true, though we’ve been taught
that. It is indeed treason, which we didn’t realize until He revealed
the truth of the event to us.
Michael Crusco: Christ in Christmas has always been there, the big media
wants all of us to believe its on its way out.....screw them! Ba Hum
Victor: Truly, the media aren’t the people to
consult, and they have their foolish opinions and false notions. However,
in Christ Jesus was never in.
We are guiltier than the media for implicating Jesus Christ in this anti-Christ
event, though they try to dissociate
Christmas from Him.
In actual fact, they are more right for keeping Him out than we for
trying to make it about Him.
Sheri L. Johnson
Nealy: How can it be Christmas without him? Just doesn't work for me he is
Victor: The spirit and feelings you experience at Christmas are
powerful, indeed, but they have nothing to do with Jesus Christ. That
seductive spirit is not Him, but a spirit from Satan, deceiving in most “wonderful” ways.
If you want to serve the Lord Jesus Christ and to know Him as He is,
you’ll come to experience Him every day. You won’t need an
event; indeed, you’ll shun it, recognizing it for what it is -
treason against Him, albeit done in ignorance.
Another comment: I'm
in . . . Merry Christmas!
Victor: Believe it or not, those words carry power,
as do blessings and curses. Knowing what I know now, I would not wish
that spirit on
anyone. I was there, under that spirit, and much enjoyed it, and I’m
very thankful I’ve been delivered from it by the True and Living,
Ever-Present Lord Jesus Christ, Who has now granted me the grace to preach
Tina Nagy: I am and
always have been with ya, I don't thing without Christ at this time
of year and circumstances I would function.
Victor: If you are in that condition, you are far from
Jesus Christ, the Risen Lord and Savior, my friend. What? Is a celebration
event your only hope? How sad! You need the Lord Jesus Christ in your
life. Christmas won’t do it; indeed, it does the very opposite
- deceptively, seductively.
Another comment: Happy
Holidays my ass !! Christ is why we have this holiday !!! Gifts to
Victor: If Christmas was about Jesus Christ, I would
side with anyone who opposed trying to exclude Him. However, Jesus Christ
about merriment. And He’s not about the Mass, a pagan ritual practiced
long before Jesus Christ and long before the identity and establishment
the Roman Church in the 4th century.
Furthermore, language like yours is far from becoming of the Lord Jesus
Christ. Those words are certainly no gift to God. Consider for your soul.
Corrie Thompson: That is what it is all about . Lets not forget
that. Love him as he loves you well we can at least try all thought we
all know his love is more Merry CHRIST mas try to love others as he has
Victor: The spirit of Christmas breeds a false love, the fleshly,
seductive, reveling, passionate kind, which has absolutely nothing to
do with the Love of God or the love He gives us when we repent and believe
Read False Love - Satan’s
Patricia Chase: Merry
Christmas I say every Day & thank God for
his Son Jesus
Victor: When one comes to personally know the Lord Jesus Christ,
being born of His Spirit, he or she is cleansed of unrighteousness. The
life eventually becomes one of walking and fellowshipping with Him daily.
There will be no more looking to events like Christmas for fulfillment
or satisfaction. You’ll have much more.
Another comment: He
saved my life
Victor: He is the Savior of all men. The True Feasts
of God pointed to His work of salvation for us all. The celebration was
not of the false, but of the true. We have much to be thankful for.
AdairandJordan Bosserman: I'm a God fearing man but, people really
need to study... Christ never was or will ever be in Christmas. Study,
or at least Google.
Victor: Indeed, people need to study, pray,
and repent of themselves and their pleasures of this world. Instead of
seeking occasion to celebrate, they need to humble themselves and seek
the Lord. These are serious matters. Christmas brings on God’s
wrath, never His blessing.
Another comment: Well "Christ" wasn't born on "Christmas".
Actually, he wasn't born in December at all. Sooo, yah.
Victor: The true fact that Christ wasn’t born on that day
is just a small factor in the event. The myth goes that the anti-Christ
was born at that date, which means that while you’re deceived into
thinking you celebrate Christ, you are actually celebrating His arch
enemy as put forth by the traditions of men.
But truly, people are celebrating the birth
of the anti-Christ, though they don’t realize what
they do. Or do they?
Wall: There's one in every crowd.
Marilyn Hafichuk: There's rarely if ever more than
one. Many spokespersons for God have had to stand alone against scoffers.
Rachel Pilloff: Sorry
to inform everyone but "Christmas" was
celebrated long before Jesus was even born, it is the pagan holiday also
known as yule. It celebrates the coming winter solstice. Jesus wasn't
born anywhere near 12/25 and the Christmas tree is a representation of
the yule log. The puritans banned the celebration of Christmas for these
reasons and more. Even the word messiah (meaning anointed one) is derived
from the word messa, which is the alligator fat used in pagan rituals
to anoint the chosen. Even the days of the week are named after pagan
gods. That's why quakers say first day-seventh day instead. But all this
isn't necessarily bad, it just goes to show how intertwined the different
cultures of the world have become.
Victor: Hi Rachel,
You know Christmas is pagan and therefore didn’t originate with
Christ, of course. The Quakers and many others earnest in worshipping
our crucified and risen Lord and Savior knew what they were talking about.
As to your statement that “all this isn’t necessarily bad,” you’re
right that different cultures of the world have become intertwined. However,
you are in disagreement with God and His prophets who wrote the Scriptures.
There they plainly enjoin God’s people to have nothing to do with
“So says the LORD, Do not learn the way of the nations, and do
not be terrified at the signs of the heavens; for the nations are terrified
at them. For the customs of the people are vain; for one cuts a tree
out of the forest with the axe, the work of the hands of the workman.
They adorn it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and
hammers, so that it will not wobble. They are like a rounded post, and
they cannot speak. They must surely be lifted, because they cannot walk.
Do not be afraid of them; for they cannot do evil nor good, for it is
not in them. There is none like You, O LORD; You are great, and Your
name is great in might” (Jeremiah 10:2-6 MKJV).
The keeping of Christmas is against Christ, and if anyone is a worshipper
of Jesus Christ in spirit and in truth, how can observing Christmas not be bad?
Cloie L. Hust-Suttles: Absolutely Syl. There would be no Christmas without
Victor: Cloie, there would be no false Christ without
Christmas, for it is his birth celebration, not Christ’s. The
spirit inspiring the people of the world at Christmas is the spirit of
Read the Scriptures, study the historical origins, and read That
Devilish Spirit of Christmas.
Scoville Cox: Whether it be the specific day or not (and I
am sure it was not) it is a time of rememberence and celebration....Yes
people do celebrate differently but it's about what is in your heart.
My upbringing set the 25th as the day of celebration..when you get down
to the start of it all....it was all decided by man the #of days to the
week and the date on a calendar-time is referenced biblically but no
exacts...There are lots of mysterys left to be told, but The birth of
Christ is the reason for our celebration- My heart feels sadness for
anyone who does not- I love to share that with others by of spirit, gifts
and deeds- Merryment just attaches itself ...but sometimes others just
don't want any part of it....I don't understand, but then they probably
Victor: Billie Jo, I understand your expression of
sympathy for those not celebrating Christmas. I was once there myself
Lord revealed Himself to me, as He
has done to all His children. That’s not to say He made Himself
known to the Jehovah’s Witnesses, or to Jews, or to the many splinters
of the Worldwide Church of God, just because they also don’t celebrate
Christmas - He hasn’t, but He has made Himself known to me
In that revelation, He has taught us that we are to have nothing to
do with that “wonderful and blessed” celebration. It is a
destructive deception full of every unclean thing.
You say you don’t understand. I understand that you don’t
understand. Until you are in personal touch with Jesus Christ through
repentance of sin, it really is impossible to understand.
As to your speculation that I don’t understand, you are so wrong.
It is because we do understand that we refrain from desecrating holy
ground. We dare not mix the holy with the vile by celebrating Baal’s
birth, falsely named the Christ, he being very anti-Christ.
Jonboy Risinger: I Keep God Every Day!
Victor: Jonboy, people keep and honor Christmas because they don’t “keep
God every day.” If they had a living relationship with Him by His
Spirit, wherein He was born in them, they would treat Christmas as the
abomination it is in God’s sight.
But a question for thought on your expression: Are you keeping God or
is He keeping you?
Marilyn Smercina: my minister said when you write XMAS you cross out
Christ. So you are right let's keep Christ in Christmas. Love Mom
Victor: Marilyn, understandably, your minister comes
from the standpoint where I once came from, one of trying to defend Christ
and -oriented celebration. But I did so naïvely, being ignorant
of the facts. When you come to know Him and learn of Him at His feet,
find He never was in Christmas and that He hates the event for the abomination
it is; you’ll do all you know to do to keep Him out of it, and
it away from Him.
Carol Mack: The best
way to “keep Christ in Christmas” is
to model Christlike behavior. Jesus was for feeding people. Jesus was
for healing and compassion. Jesus was for getting a bunch of loud, messy,
mismatched people around a table and having a big dinner. - Rev. Erin
Victor: If Jesus was for feeding people, as “Reverend” Wathen
says, why didn’t He do it more often than
the twice we know of while they were in the wilderness (Matthew
14:13ff. and 15:32ff.)? And
was He for “getting
a bunch of loud, messy, mismatched people around a table and having a
Wherever do you find that in Scripture?
Is Erin trying to be popular and “unlegalistic”? She has
the wrong Jesus, and not the One of Whom the Bible testifies, the One
know. Instead, she has the one of Christmas, the one
of true gluttony and drunkenness, not the One they accused of those
sins, though He was guiltless.
Victor to all:
For those of you who profess faith in Jesus Christ, has it ever occurred
to you that hundreds of millions of those who have no faith in Christ
love Christmas? So if the world loves Christmas, and it surely does,
how is it that Christmas can possibly be of God? Jesus says:
“You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows
your hearts. For that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination
in the sight of God” (Luke 16:15 MKJV).
How do you get around those facts and His words? Or do you really care?
Barb Hallgrav: wow
this guy really Hates Christmas! He's welcome to his opinion but I
prefer to look at the results of this (granted man-made)
celebration of the birth of our Saviour. I know but don't care how it
all started as long as it brings our Lord Jesus to mind all over the
world. Judge it by it's fruits: Peace -Traditional laying down of weapons,
giving food & gifts to the poor, families getting together to sing
songs of praise to our Lord, a reminder to all the world by commemorating
the birth, life and sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Granted the non-believers
have certainly changed the 'spirit of Christmas' into the spirit of Gimme
Gimme, but I believe it is right & proper to celebrate the miracle
of our Lord's birth. (doesn't matter what day was chosen)
Jeannie Van Popta: Barb, if by 'this guy' you mean the Lord Jesus Christ,
then yes, he really does hate Christmas.
Barb Hallgrav: Jeannie,
of course I meant the Writer of the article & I
doubt if anyone really knows what our Lord hates other than sin & I
cannot see anything with His name in it as sin. The 'spirit of Christmas'
is a beautiful thing - what it has become in our commercial society,
not so much.
Jeannie Van Popta: He tells us in the bible what He hates.
'I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not take delight in your
solemn assemblies.' Amos 5:21
16 There are six things that the Lord hates,
seven that are an abomination
17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue,
and hands that shed innocent blood,
18 a heart that devises wicked plans,
feet that make haste to run to evil,
19 a false witness who breathes out lies,
and one who sows discord among
To me the 'spirit of Christmas' is a false witness that breathes
out lies. God does not ask us to celebrate
Jesus' birthday. And do you have any idea how much innocent blood has
been shed by slaves to make enough chocolate, sugar and coffee for
that one day alone?
Victor: Hi Barb,
You bet I hate Christmas – with a passion, because Jesus Christ
hates it with a passion and I’m with Him. You may say I’m
welcome to my opinion, but I certainly don’t see it that way. It’s
the opinions of men that cause all the trouble and conflict. Better we
should know the truth and speak it - and nothing but the truth.
Can we know the truth? You say you “doubt
anyone really knows what our Lord hates other than sin.” I
see Jeannie listed several of those sins. Christmas is a sin. In the link we
provided, we prove it. Haven’t you red it, or are you confident,
as I once was, of limited knowledge on the subject?
I can solemnly declare to you, not by opinion, but by the Spirit of
the Lord Who dwells in me and Who sends me to speak on His behalf, that
is nothing whatsoever “beautiful” about the spirit of Christmas.
To men, yes, very “beautiful,” but to Him, it is sheer abomination,
utter ugliness. If you knew Him, if you had His Mind, which the Scriptures
worshipping Him in spirit and truth have, then you would understand and
heartily agree with us.
It isn’t commercialism that has ruined Christmas. Christmas
was an unclean thing that began millennia before Christ. It is indeed
the celebration of the birth of the sun god. This manmade deity is known
by dozens of names in various cultures throughout history, one of those
God’s prophets declared that believers are to have nothing whatsoever
to do with these gods or their celebrations. It’s not up to a believer,
nor is it his or her right or privilege to make a good drink out of poison,
justifying herself by saying things like, “It’s the thought
that counts,” or, “So long as my heart is right”; one
can’t do evil for the right reasons.
It’s not about honouring God by our unclean and unlearned ways,
but worshipping Him as He would have it. Who
do we think we are? The Bible is clear on these points, and I’ll
gladly furnish you with books, chapters, and verses. Do you believe the
Scriptures, Barb? They
testify of Jesus Christ and His will, Law, thoughts, and ways.
The Scriptures also testify of how we ever so nicely depart
from Him and His will to our destruction. Which is what keeping Christmas
is all about. Our link and many other
sites and links on the internet prove it. But are you really interested
in the Truth, or are you simply set on men’s traditions that defy
You say, “I know but don't care how it all
started as long as it brings our Lord Jesus to mind all over the world.”
Does it do so? Yes, but in an unflattering, horridly ungodly way, indeed.
And the unregenerate world celebrates in revelry and pretence of goodwill,
blaspheming His Name. How is it corrupt men love Christmas so much?
You say, “Judge it by it's fruits: Peace
-Traditional laying down of weapons, giving food & gifts to the poor, families getting together
to sing songs of praise to our Lord, a reminder to all the world by commemorating
the birth, life and sacrifice of Jesus Christ.”
There is no laying down of weapons because there is no laying down of
unregenerate wills. Whenever men do lay down weapons at Christmas, they
do so for strategy and gain. Right after Christmas, they go right at
it again. Why? Because they couldn’t care less about the Lord,
You want fruits? We spell them out in the link.
In various pagan feasts, including Christmas, celebrants gave gifts to
one another and to the
poor, long before Christ’s Name was ever included. Shall you justify
those feasts to other gods because they gave gifts and helped the poor?
How about charity? Do we need pagan feasts to open purses?
These are all excuses and foolish justifications by unlearned and
unthinking people who believe they serve the Lord, but truly don’t.
They are lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God, and pursue their
As for singing songs and hymns to the Lord, I used to do so as a Catholic.
We’d go caroling and sing at the top of our voices, while drunk.
We loved it! Do all do so? Not at all. I can tell you we all loved
the spirit of Christmas, giving and receiving gifts, dining, the tree,
all of it. My point is that Christmas is loved by the sober and revelers
alike. Why? Think about it.
Most importantly, God’s Feasts in Scripture until the coming of
the Lord were all solemn feasts. And not one
represented His physical birth into the world. They all pointed to his
ascension, and shedding of His Holy Spirit. Never did God desire or command
that we celebrate His physical birth, because that wasn’t what
His coming was about, not at all.
Finally, you say, “but I believe it is right & proper to celebrate
the miracle of our Lord's birth. (doesn't matter what day was chosen)”
Barb, in all kindness, I say to you that you aren’t entitled to
your opinion and beliefs. None of us are, not when it comes to
the things of God. Only His Word and His Mind count, and when we come
into a collision course with His will, we suffer the penalty of death
and Hell, guaranteed.
Even if we celebrated His physical birth on the right date, it wouldn’t
matter a whit. God’s will is that we celebrate His birth spiritually
within. That’s what He came to accomplish. Experiencing His birth
in reality, we will drop Christmas like a hot potato. Until
then, we will celebrate it because its spirit and activities are soooo
enjoyable to the flesh.
Which flesh is at enmity with God.
Barb Hallgrav: Marilyn,
you are welcome to your interpretation. As for me and my house, we
will serve the Lord.' Merry Christmas & God Bless
you. Colossians 2:16
Victor: Barb, let’s take the verse you quote at us in context:
Colossians 2:13-17 MKJV
(13) And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your
flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all
(14) blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us,
which was contrary to us, and has taken it out of the way, nailing it
to the cross.
(15) Having stripped rulers and authorities, He made a show of them publicly,
triumphing over them in it.
(16) Therefore let no one judge you in food or in drink, or in respect
of a feast, or of the new moon, or of the sabbaths.
(17) For these are a shadow of things
to come, but the Body is of Christ.
Plainly, Paul was talking about the rituals and ordinances of Israel
before Christ, and not about pagan festivities and customs, which he
and the prophets, saints, and other apostles denounced in no uncertain
The fact is the prophets judged the heathen for their sins of idolatry,
as did the apostles and saints. Paul the apostle, the same man who spoke
those words to the Colossians, also spoke the following words to the
2 Corinthians 6:14-18 MKJV
(14) Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers; for what fellowship
does righteousness have with lawlessness? And what partnership does
light have with darkness?
(15) And what agreement does Christ have with Belial? Or what part does
a believer have with an unbeliever?
(16) And what agreement does a temple of God have with idols? For you
are the temple of the living God, as God has said, "I will dwell
in them and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall
be My people."
(17) Therefore come out from among them and be separated, says the Lord,
and do not touch the unclean thing. And I will receive you
(18) and I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters,
says the Lord Almighty.
Does Paul contradict himself? So what was Paul saying to the Colossians?
He was speaking from the standpoint of Scriptural instruction and understanding.
He was not speaking of tolerating paganism, as his words to the Corinthians
bear out. Where do you get your unscriptural interpretations, Barb?
As for judging no man in food and drink, was he speaking as you suppose?
If so, what was he doing here?:
“For in eating each one takes his own supper first; and one is
hungry, and another drunken. For do you not have houses in which to eat
and drink? Or do you despise the Church of God, and shame those who do
not have? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you for this? I do
not praise you!” (1 Corinthians 11:21-22 MKJV)
And: “Therefore whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do,
do all to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31 MKJV).
Do you think Paul wouldn’t rebuke or judge in drinking and eating
things contrary to all health and godliness? If you do, you’re
mistaken. If he didn’t, Paul wouldn’t be doing his job
in teaching the truth and what’s good for his sheep.
So how do you who defends paganism serve the Lord as you declare?
You don’t know what you’re saying. And that’s because
your heart isn’t after the Lord, but after the world. Not good.
You say I’m welcome to my interpretation. No, I’m not – not
even by you, though you say so, and certainly not by the Lord. As far
as He’s concerned, I’m only welcome to the truth; never to
lies and idolatry. So, Barb, wrong again.
But I’ll leave you to your devices. This device of celebrating
Christmas has cost you dearly, as it does all. People suffer sickness
and disease, tragic accidents, financial troubles, divorce, wayward children,
fear and torment, depression and every evil thing because of Christmas,
the ignorant observance of the birth of the anti-Christ. They suffer
great darkness and poverty of spirit because God’s wrath is on
it. This we know and this we speak for His sake and for the sakes of
all who unwittingly destroy themselves in the Name of the Lord, taking
- December 7, 2012
Did Jesus Take Our Place on the Cross?
We received this note:
just happened upon your site, & haven't studied much of it yet,
but it didn't take me long to see that we both have a similar approach
to our faith......the common sense, man will mess anything at all up
given an opportunity approach! I just wanted to say thank you for your
time & efforts, the content is quite extensive. I look forward to
reading through it.
Thanks for your note of appreciation. The only way we aren’t messing
up here is because God is doing the work. It’s His calling and
doing, not ours, for which we’re very thankful. We’re just
as big screw-ups as anyone else, but His grace has made us what we are
in Christ, to live as Him and to do His will. That’s what we’re
preaching and teaching others at The Path of Truth.
We’d like to hear more from you. Don’t be put off by doctrine
or teachings you don’t agree with, but know that it’s about
following the Lord, obeying Him in what is required of us both generally
and specifically. Read Obedience. ...
...the only doctrine
I abide by is that I'm separated from God through original sin, but
reconciled & adopted through the birth,
teachings, death & resurrection of Christ Jesus, who was blameless & sinless, & who
took my place on the cross. I don't believe in denominations, I think
they divide the church, however I don't condemn them either.
Jesus didn’t take your place on the cross. This is a common erroneous
teaching, not found in the Bible. Two things render it impossible and
a third, totally unsatisfactory.
One, no sinner can atone for his sins by offering himself as sacrifice.
The sinner is already dead in his sins and has nothing acceptable to
Two, aside from atonement, physical execution isn’t a sentence
commensurate with our sins. We have all committed many sins worthy of
death. A single act of capital punishment doesn’t begin to address
the multitude of a sinner’s transgressions.
We see that being hung on a cross doesn’t reconcile you to God
or suffice as a penalty for your transgressions. So while Christ died
for you, He didn’t die in your
place. There’s a world of
difference between the two.
Which brings us to point number three, making the notion of Christ taking
your place on the cross totally unsatisfactory: The salvation of God
isn’t nearly complete if it only addresses past sins. Our salvation
is secure only when we’re delivered from a perpetual state of sinning.
As it is written:
“He who practices sin is of the Devil, for the Devil sins from
the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was revealed, that He
might undo the works of the Devil. Everyone who has been born of God
does not commit sin, because His seed remains in him, and he cannot sin,
because he has been born of God” (1 John 3:8-9 MKJV).
How do we come to this state of blessedness? That’s the critical
question. Nominal Christianity, as preached in the denominations you
don’t condemn, has no answer except to say Christ has taken our
place on the cross and we’ll enter Heaven in the by-and-by. True
Christianity, on the other hand, preaches repentance from all sin, with
us taking our rightful place on the cross, thereby entering eternal
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but
Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live
by the faith of the Son of God, Who loved me, and gave Himself for me” (Galatians
“Jesus said to her, I am the Resurrection and the Life! He who
believes in Me, though he die, yet he shall live. And whoever lives and
believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26
The only way to enter the resurrection life of Jesus Christ is by believing
in Him, which is synonymous with taking up the cross. Depending on the
teaching that “Christ has taken our place” is the graveyard
of many sincere religious professors. Read The
Cross - Only the Death Sentence Will Avail.
Finally, Jeff, when you take up the cross, you’ll be of the same
mind and spirit as the Lord. Then you will condemn denominations, as
does brother Paul:
“For you are yet carnal. For in that there is among you envyings
and strife and divisions, are you not carnal, and do you not walk according
to men? For while one says, 'I am of Paul'; and another, 'I am of Apollos';
are you not carnal?” (1 Corinthians 3:3-4 MKJV)
“But I say this, that every one of you says, 'I am of Paul,' and
'I of Apollos,' and 'I of Cephas,' and 'I of Christ.' Is Christ divided?
Was Paul crucified for you, or were you baptized in the name of Paul?” (1
Corinthians 1:12-13 MKJV)
But Paul was speaking to believers with the faith of Christ. What we
have today in denominations are primarily tares who have never known
the Lord. We’re careful not to come against the bundling of these
together, as Jesus said must be: “First gather together the
tares, and bind them into bundles to burn them…” (Matthew
As His servants, we are calling on God’s people to repent of their
sins and come out of these condemned places, before it’s too late:
“And I heard another voice from Heaven, saying, ‘Come out
of her, My people, that you may not be partakers of her sins, and that
you may not receive of her plagues. For her sins joined together, even
up to Heaven, and God has remembered her unjust deeds’” (Revelation
We see the judgment of God on these ungodly works, Jeff, which will
continue in force with great momentum until all evil is put away. It
is the Day of the Lord.
- December 3, 2012
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