christmas…

Wish I would of got this out to y’all earlier..but better sooner than later…

O.k. so…

Why do you keep christmas? How do you keep it? Where did your traditions come from?

I personally have not kept x-mas for a few years now. But how did this come about? We never were quit “normal” – My family had always made each other gifts, besides the store-bought presents. And we always read Luke chapter 2 before we ripped into the gifts. Then things slowly began to change. First we said we’d try an ALL-homemade xmas. Then we decided we’d just celebrate it a month or so later because we could buy the on-sale items and celebrate cheaper.

Finally, we said, “Forget it! This is silly!!”. He didn’t even get born this day, did he? Yes, I can hear you now. Whoa!! Slow down!  What are you talking about? The children love     x-mas! We couldn’t take that away from them! And- and what about the true meaning? The greatest gift ever?!

Whoa!! Slow down!  What are you talking about?” O.k. I’ll slow down, at least as long as that includes answering your other questions. Thanks for asking. And if you have more, just air them in the comments!

“The children love x-mas! We couldn’t take that away from them!” Yup, x-mas is (“was” for me) FUN!! But let me clarify…what do you mean? Quit lying to them about santa claus? Quit letting them be selfish? I’m all for it.

What about the true meaning?”  Great question! The birth of the Messiah is very important. But it wouldn’t mean a whole lot without his death on the tree for us! Both are important, very important. But, as much as we strive to go back to the “roots” of christmas, we have a very hard time – always coming back to the lights, presents, and food. Family is important, but so is the shopping. Hmmm. This makes one wonder, whether the Saviour’s birth is really where this holiday came from. Do we actually put up a tree to remember his birth? Are all the elves in the front yard the true symbol of the wise-men? Do we ask for presents because of that one, ultimate gift? I’ll be giving y’all some links on this subject!

                                                                                                                                                                   

Well, well, well. I want to first bring up some Bible verses, and then I will give you a few links as to the origins of this holiday.

First of all, and mainly, I shall quote from Jeremiah 10, verses 1-12, where it appears erecting trees in our houses connotates a very bad thing to Yahuah. (Unfamiliar with that name? Click the links below!:) The most important is the bold part, if your in a time scrunch.

Unchecked Copy Box Jer 10:1 “Hear ye the word which [Yhwh] speaketh unto you, O house of Israel:
Thus saith [Yhwh], Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not. They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good. Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O [Yhwh]; thou art great, and thy name is great in might. Who would not fear thee, O King of nations? for to thee doth it appertain: forasmuch as among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like unto thee. But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities. Silver spread into plates is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of the workman, and of the hands of the founder: blue and purple is their clothing: they are all the work of cunning men. But [Yhwh]is the true [Elohiym], he is the living [Elohiym], and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation. Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens. He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.”
2 Kings 16:2-4 “Twenty years old was Ahaz when he began to reign, and reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem, and did not that which was right in the sight of the LORD his God, like David his father. But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, yea, and made his son to pass through the fire, according to the abominations of the heathen, whom [Yahuah] cast out from before the children of Israel. And he sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.” 
 
Could the most heart-warming holiday also be the cruelest? “The History of Christmas”
Wow, I’m only about 14(out of 29) minutes in, but this is really good stuff! Shocking but true- “Is christmas christian?”

An open confession;

“I have kept this holiday, I confess. I am sorry I did not understand you earlier, all of you who I’ve heard say you don’t keep christmas. I did not pause to consider. I want to have an open mind, unlike I did then.

“Yahuah, I have mocked you. This holiday still sounds fun, but I will not observe it; I will keep your pure Holy days, rather than the world’s holidays. Help me to learn from your Feasts. Also, please Help me, Yhwh to learn & grow & be truly sorry for this, one among many things I have done wrong!! Through your grace. HalleluYah!!”

 See my post; “Is it okay to feast with the Father-updated” for more info on His Holy days!
Shalowm; thanks for reading!

 

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Why women are not pastors; pt. I

Why Women Are Not Pastors Needless to say, many women today have taken pastoral positions in churches everywhere. It’s common to hear about a church with a woman pastor. But is this biblical? Is this something that God ordains and blesses? What does God’s Word have to say about women who want to be pastors? […]

via Why Women Are Not Pastors — paytej

Read pt. II on his website if you want.

Shalom!

Questions: Sandy Hook

Perhaps our innocence, too?

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Section 1: Comprehending why to question. (Note that “Why question?” is a question, lol.)

Note: We will never acquire all the answers before the coming of the king. But it is our duty to search, with His guidance..

People don’t appear to like to question. Nope. In fact, it is thought unsafe to question. Yes, there are many, many things I don’t comprehend fully – or at all.

However, if I don’t question everything, will I ever find the answers? True enough, I may still not get all the answers and especially won’t get them right away. But if I never ask any q’s, how can un-asked questions get answered?

Let me re-phrase that. Some questions will be answered before you ask; i.e. whether or not you ask. You may learn you get to eat latkes during Chanukkah, even though you didn’t ask “What’s for dinner?” as you visited a friend for the evening. (I’ve yet to try ’em.)

However, although some questions will be answered without being asked, they are less likely to be answered correctly. These inconsistent answers may lead you to start questioning!

You asking puts you on the road to being in charge of your own life. You can choose to ask, rather than just receive (perhaps faulty) answers.

                                                                                                                                    

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Section 2: Your outlook, our outlook…

“In fact, it is thought unsafe to question.” What could I mean by this? Back in 2012, a tragedy occurred in Newtown. What exactly happened, I’m not sure. But it was terrible.

Many good people have swallowed the whole official story of Sandy Hook. But I dare anyone (you!?!) who is willing to question to do so. Even on this topic.

This is an instance where it is thought unsafe to question.

If you question such a thing, you are thought of as a “bad” person. And you are represented so by “the media”. You are thought to be attacking the families of the victims.

Yes, I understand that if, indeed, you recently lost your young child to a mad-man, you can’t very well take criticism. That’s natural, and altogether logical. It is a horrific time in your life. Go ahead, ignore the questions (for now). You may even like to take time away from ALL of the press. You need it.

However, this tragedy occurred 5 years ago now.

This is such an important event in our history, if it is completely fake, that is pretty big. And if it is absolutely true, then it must be provable.  You say; “But people will always question, no matter what you show them!” Yes, some will.

But sometimes, other times, perhaps you have claimed the “proof” as an end-all to any other claims because you have looked no further. Maybe you took this “proof” as granted because you never questioned the official story, and that’s why this proof is completely legitimate (to you).

Perhaps these others (ones who have questioned the official story), on the other hand, have looked into the other side, the dark, dark side of truth; and thus this “proof” only makes them want to look further; deeper. (Of course, both sides are dark…)

Perspective.

Yes, this tragedy occurred 5 years ago.

                                                                                                                                 

hmmthinkingSection 3: “Proof” is “proof” & proof is proofYou look into it.

Why do I question this? People close to me have. And some things don’t add up once you look into it, either.

One thing for y’all to check out for now is Emilie’s story. Below are some links.

Is her grandfather so sad he can’t think straight, or is he getting his lines wrong?

Her aunt appears confused as well.

Lastly, how come Mr. Robbie appears so smiley? He has to compose himself to quit?

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