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It is Baalmas, not Christmas.

Hi everyone,

I made a big change this year! It started by me growing in my walk with God and walking with the Lord is guarateeed to make your heart softer and more tender gradually. I also noticed a 'falling away' in my own personal walk with God. The more closer I drew to him, the more I started to shed away things that would offend God and be a hinderance.

I have always heard a little here and there about Christmas being a Pagan holiday. Back then, I had chosen to play the ignorance card. If I didn't learn about it, then I couldn't be held accountable for it. Who would want to stop any fun festivities of Christmas? Pfft.

But the Lord opened the eyes of my heart and he showed me a Bible verse:

"Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of Israel:

Thus saith the LORD, 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." Jeremiah 10:2-4

I found that one and I started looking through Deutronomy. Suddenly, this other one appeared to me as well. It is about not placing any trees near the altar of the Lord. Jessica pointed out that many churches have Christmas trees near or upon the Altar.

"Thou shalt not plant thee a grove of any trees near unto the altar of the LORD thy God, which thou shalt make thee." Deuteronomy 16:21

I wrote a devotional about it called "Merry Paganism" at AgMinistries.org and it explains the history of Christmas and how it all started with Nimrod and his mother, Semiramis. This has been a practice of Paganism since the days of Noah. The Lord abhors it and even told us to destroy their groves.

Multiple times in the Bible, groves are mentioned and God tells us they are to be destroyed. This is one example:

"And ye shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars, and burn their groves with fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of them out of that place." Deuteronomy 12:3


And if you search for the word "grove" and "altar" in the Bible search engine, you shall find multiple references to Baal. Baal worshipping was started by Nimrod and his mother and it continues to this very day. It is a false religion that strongly resembles Christianity but it is a fraud!

"And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and forgat the LORD their God, and served Baalim and the groves." Judges 3:7



"For he built up again the high places which Hezekiah his father had destroyed; and he reared up altars for Baal, and made a grove, as did Ahab king of Israel; and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served them." 2 Kings 21:3

I threw out my Christmas tree a couple of days ago. I also threw out anything that had evergreen leaves on it. I kept the lights because I have them all year long because deaf people love something that plays with their eyes. And Santa, Christmas trees, evergreen leaves, himmeli shapes, angels of light and these sorts are out of my house. I am going to take this time to teach my children the story of Christ's birth and put their focus on glorifying our God alone. I am thinking of creative ways and starting new traditions to make this a very special time of the year for our family and departing from the worldly traditions of men and lucifier himself.



Remember to stand strong and not to be enticed by the 'Angel of Light' himself. He dazzles, lures and draws us in as hard as he can. Remember the true light, the one of Jesus Christ. He was born in a humble manger in a poor barn for animals. His way is humble and the Christmas world we see today is far from it.

Many people will say that Christmas is a Christian holiday, but we've crossed an X on Christ's name in "x-mas," we make Santa, Rudolph and Frosty the Snowman bigger than Jesus and Christmas is more about spending money and buying gifts than embracing the joy we have in Christ. We've left him out of Christmas just about completely. It has all been a part of satan's agenda this entire time.
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I understand that this is a hard saying and many will not accept this, but let us seek God and draw near him. Let his ways become ours. Let us not partake in anything that would offend him. Let us have a willing and obedient spirit. It's a blessing to serve the Lord and walk in the way that delights him! Blessed be the name of the Lord!

I found an interesting link, click HERE for more info.

(p.s. Interesting fact is that Joseph smith was visited by two "angels" in a sacred grove. I wonder which angels they were since sacred groves are pagan sites of worship to satan.)

9 Comments:

  1. Krystal said...
    Hey, lady! I saw your article on agmin when it was first posted, but didn't have a chance to read it when I first saw it. So I printed it out, and finally got to it just last night. I've asked my hubby to read it...

    :)
    Krystal said...
    PS - I can't get the link to work.

    :)
    Sisterlisa said...
    Maybe it's being hit on a lot. I saw it this morning. I can email you a copy of it, I saved it. ;O)
    Theresa said...
    Thank you so much for posting this and letting God to work in your heart. My Grandma (1906-2002) told me this for years, but I did not take it to heart until I had children and we have drastically cut out most of Christmas. We do discuss the birth of Christ and celebrate that but tell them it's NOT his BD but that it's important he was born a man. It's in our church, our family, the world around us, hard to escape and people think we are nuts. But how can we choose to "celebrate Jesus" with the things of an idol and an abomination to Him? The only thing I wanted to ask you about that I wasn't sure about was the Jeremiah verse. My Grandma also said that was a tree with tinsel, but when I read it, to me it sounds like an idol where they made it of wood and overlayed it with precious metals and propped it up to sit/stand or whatever in their shrines or homes. Either way it doesn't change the fact that Christmas trees are pagan, just wondered what you thought. Thank you for being brave and posting this! I'm praying about what God would have me post on my blog. Oh, btw, once you get used to the idea of changing what you've always done - there is a tremendous freedom in not getting caught up in all the hubbub of the holidays! :o)
    Californialily said...
    Thank you for your comment Theresa! That is a good question! I do notice there are idols made of wood, as well as gold, silver, brass, and whatever they have there!

    I re-read the verse carefully and it sounds to me that it is explaining that a workman who has an axe cuts down a tree which they nail down and decorate. It didn't mention a craftsman or a carver who designs idols out of the tree. But I think it could apply to idols as such too. But we also have to nail down the trees (before the tree stands nowadays), and idols aren't usually nailed down but set down upon something.

    Evergreen trees were idols and objects of worship in Paganism because they survived the winter. They symbolized everlasting life. I think that any object of worship other than God is abhored by him. I am sure you think the same too.

    I believe you when you say there's a freedom in not being a part of this, and I am already starting to feel it. It seems like the burden is lighter and I was JUST thinking that tonight driving to church! :)
    Tranquillity said...
    Awesome post as usual Charlene. Very well written and once again I learned somethin from ya! Thanks!
    SuperAngel said...
    I cannot tell you what I felt when I was reading Jeremiah last year and found the christmas tree verse! Funny how Jeremiah wrote that about trees way before Christ was born therefore christmas trees do not have ANYTHING to do with christmas. I dont understand why people cannot make that connection!

    Great article Charlene! You did a great job explaining everything!

    Love,
    Miss Amanda
    The Daily Planet
    Lisa A. Shaw said...
    Your passion in your writing always comes through.
    Eddy said...
    Santa Claus?What do you get when you take the 'n' out and place it after the 'a'?

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