When we look at the definition of what a “pagan” actually is we shouldn’t want anything to do with anything related. But again, American tradition ranks supremely high in this country. Yes, even higher than Jesus although “the patriots” will not admit to it.
PA'GAN, n. A heathen; a Gentile; an idolater; one who worships false gods
Let me see, I know that word “idolater” has popped up somewhere else before. Let me try to think where? Oh yes, here it is……
1Corinthians 6:9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, NOR IDOLATERS, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the Kingdom of God.
Oh, and then there’s……
Galatians 5:19 Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 IDOLATRY, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, 21 envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the Kingdom of God.
And oh boy, don’t tell me there is another one……
Revelation 21:8 "But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and IDOLATERS and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."
Okay, now let us look at this more closely. The three verses above make it clear that all those who participate in IDOLATRY will not have any part in the Kingdom of God and “they will” have a place in the “LAKE OF FIRE”. But see if this makes any sense to you? When the people of the United States come in waving the stars and stripes with all of the tradition and pride go to stand before the Lord He is going to look at them and see their “I prayed the prayer badge” and the fact that they are from “THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”, then he is going to pat them on the head and wink then welcome them into heaven? He’ll send the people of the “good ole U.S. of A.” to the “exempt line”? What? Does that really make any sense to you? I don’t think that “don’t make a big deal out of it” and “it’s just tradition” is going to work before THE HOLY ONE!
People will think that I am crazy for thinking like this. Never once have I had this explained to me this way but I strongly feel that I have heard this from the Lord. The devil has duped this country into being involved in idolatry and pagan worship with us even knowing it. It has been instilled in us since we came from the womb!
Well, let us look at that word idolatry to see what it really means……
IDOL'ATRY, n. [L. idololatria. Gr. idol, and to worship or serve.]
1. The worship of idols, images, or anything made by hands, or WHICH IS NOT OF GOD. – clearly the paganism and idolatry that the American holidays display are not of God. The attempt was made to include Him but we will look at many verses coming up that will prove that He would never have any part of any of this.
Idolatry is of two kinds; the worship of images, statues, pictures, anything made by hands; and the worship of the heavenly bodies, the sun, moon and stars, or of demons, angels, men and ANIMALS. – I think “the bunny” falls into this!
2. Excessive attachment or veneration for anything, or that which borders on adoration. – No doubt that many holidays in this country carry “excessive attachment” and even “adoration”!
I can just hear it now…..”we do not worship these things”. I knew that would be coming so let us look at one of the definitions to the word “worship”. It was the 5th definition but here it is…..
WORSHIP: 5. The homage paid to idols or false gods by pagans;
In this definition the “homage” would be what the majority of the people do in this country when they lift up things like the easter bunny and Santa Claus. I must be honest and say that I have not ever looked at it this deep and I have been guilty of turning my head to what I was made aware of being wrong. Once we are with knowledge then we are held accountable before the Lord for what we know. So at this point you are held accountable for what you have read up to now.
Part 3 will be coming soon as we dig into what the Word of God says about paganism!