Man has not been given the authority to add to, or take away from, the precepts of God. Yet, as in the garden of Eden, the serpent in an attempt to deceive asks: “Hath God said?” Yes, He has spoken and the Word of God does not change!
When that Word became flesh and dwelt among men, the most religious of all those calling themselves followers of God were found by Jesus to be of the “devil”, “serpents and vipers.” These people, although very religious, had through tradition, made God’s laws “of none effect.” Jesus told them: “Ye neither know me, nor my Father” yet they claimed the highest position of leadership and authority.
The same thing is going on today. It has been shown over and over again that many traditions, taught by today’s leaders, have absolutely no Biblical authority. In addition, it has been shown that they are, in fact, customs developed by pagan sun worshipers in honor of “other gods”.
The attempt to substitute non-Biblical doctrines “the commandments of men”, in place of God’s commandments, is “in vain”. Who is being honored? – Who is being worshiped? – Not Christ!
We have been warned that not every one that calls Christ Jesus “Lord” will enter into the kingdom of heaven, but only those doing the will of His heavenly Father. Even though many have done wonderful works in His name, they will be told that, as transgressors of God’s law, they must depart from Him: “I never knew you”.
As a responsible person, you are now aware that many practices which have been labeled “Christian” have no Biblical authority and are, in fact, pagan in nature.
You must now make a decision. What will you do with the information that you have received? Remember, you are ultimately responsible for your decision – therefore, it is vital that your conclusion be based on a personal examination of the scripture. You cannot afford to allow others to make this decision for you this time. Your eternal life is at stake.
If there is no Biblical support for the traditions which have been discussed, where then did they come from, and whom do they honor? The only honest answer is that they originated in pagan sun worship, oppose obedience to our creator and thereby honor Satan.
It is no coincidence that traditions of sun worship have now been labeled “Christian”? It is the result of thousands of years of Satanic efforts to undermine the true worship of God. These practices, which oppose the commandments of God, will never be “Christianized” no matter what those calling themselves church leaders say.
We are without excuse if we fail to retain the knowledge that we have been given, and act upon it for to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.”
After reviewing the facts of how pagan practices have crept into the pure Christianity of 2000 years ago, one might wonder: “When the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
But God has always preserved a faithful remnant.