* * * *Christmas PLUS --A Simple* * * *Sbt Look* * * *Says* * * *Who Authorized It ?* * * *

Does The Almighty God Jehovah Or Yahweh have the Executive Right to Sanction Celebrations and/or Holidays –For his People Today“

(As he did for the Israelites)” Meaning -***For His True Christians Today ?***–Time From---

During and after the Apostles Life --of making the  Holy ***Way *** Scriptures—The New Testament –

That  was Completed approximately 66 years after Jesus’ Crucifixion---

Apostles Teachings  Open 2 Tim 3:17- 3:16 –Rev - 22:16-6-19 click In Context << 2 Timothy 3:14 >>  >> << Revelation 22:15 >>

                      A Simple Sbt Finds**No Mention of Christmas in The Holy Testimony.!!!**

                              When Jesus didn't come back after over 300 years

                              (the people assembled together) and appareled the Sun god Worship and Made Christmas--and

                                                    Worshiped the Son of God—They Sanctioned a New Festival Day.

                                         December 25- Birthday of the SunRefences in Open Christmas.htm

                                                            Comparable Events  

Now when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people assembled

At Mount Sinai, Yahweh (In English Jehovah) gave the Israelites the Law, and this was accompanied by supernatural displays. The people, however, disobediently made a golden calf for worship and claimed that they were having “a festival to Jehovah.” Study (Exodus32-1-14.htm) Open  Ex 32:1

 

 

Ex 32:1

Verse -7 Then the  LORD spoke to Moses, "Go down F699 at once, for your people, whom you R803 brought up from the land of Egypt, have corrupted  R804 {themselves.} 8 "They have quickly turned aside from the way which I commanded them. They R805 have made for themselves a molten calf, and have worshiped it and have R806 sacrificed to it and said, 'This is your god, O Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt!'

 

(Sbt Note Compare-Trindirty. Trindirty.htm.--In 325 A.D. the people assembled together and Declared Jesus to be God –and started

Worshipping a false mental Image of God.  Acts 17:29 Image formed by the art and thought of man.

Study Images.htm and Oneness.htm

(There are clear differences between mental perceptions and physical things. Heb1-3.htm )

http://www.biblepages.web.surftown.se/keyw-c.htm#Constantine

The Question is Who Authorized it ?—

AND

What happened to them (The Israelites) when they made Their Own Celebrations that Imitated  

And/or Simulated the Pagan Nations around them ?

 

A General Answer is ---because they practiced behaving like

THE Pagan Nations –they lost their earthly King—The Kingdom

was destroyed and they had to start living under Pagan Kings—That effect is still with us today –And all True Christians

Are Still Waiting for the Millennium-- Read

Open (http://www.2001translation.com/607.htm).  And  Jerusalem's Destruction – 587 or 607

 

For The Historical Answer*** Who Authorized***  Christmas  

If it Wasn’t Yahweh or Jesus or the Apostles –That only leaves --Who ?New Gentile Christians –Desiring

Something Unscriptural –along with -- Non Baptized Associates (Still Pagans).With Pagan Influence!!!

Open-http://www.bibletexts.com/terms/christmas.htm --- Compare http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas

Christmas http://www.yrm.org/b-day-sun.htm and http://www.seedofabraham.net/christmas.html

Moses Said Make me know, please, your ways, that I may know you, in order that I may find favor in your eyes.—Ex. 33:13

 

John Said at 1Jn 2:16 And  2:17

For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life,

 is not from the Father, but is from the world.

 2:17

The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever.

 

kai o kosmov paragetai (5731) kai h epiqumia autou, o de poiwn (5723) to qelhma tou qeou menei (5719) eiv ton aiwna. 

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NTB -> Covetousness; Immortality; Lust; Obedience; Righteous; Worldliness; Young Men
TV -> Devotional using 2:17

 

December 25- Birthday of the Sun--

*******************************************Ask Yourself—********************************************

Who Really is Pleased with Traditions and/or Customs

That Originates With ManMan ---- God—Word Says---Coommpare  AND Ask Yourself—? Do

True Christians Need More then the Provided Completed Scriptures to Please Jesus’God and Father—YHWH--TETRAGRAMMATON.htm

AS Clearly Stated in 2 Tim 3-16-17

ASV(2Ti 3:16)  Every scripture inspired of God is also profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction which is in righteousness.----Only God’s instructions which is in righteousness!!!

 

(2Ti 3:17)  That the man of God may be complete, furnished completely unto every good work.

2Ti 3:16) 

(GW)  Every Scripture Passage is inspired by God. All of them are useful for teaching, pointing out errors, correcting people, and training them for a life That ***Has*** God's ***Approval.***!!!!

(CEV)  Everything in the Scriptures is God's Word. All of it is useful for teaching and helping people

and for correcting them and showing them how to live.

(GNB)  All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching the truth, rebuking error, correcting faults,

and giving instruction for right living,

******************************Christmas Figures********************

 

Compare ASV(Psa 115:5-8)  They have mouths, but they speak not; Eyes have they, but they see not;

(Psa 115:6)  They have ears, but they hear not; Noses have they, but they smell not;

(Psa 115:7)  They have hands, but they handle not; Feet have they, but they walk not; Neither speak they through their throat.

(Psa 115:8)  They that make them shall be like unto them; Yea, every one that trusteth in them.

(Psa 115:8)  Those who make idols end up like them. So does everyone who trusts them.--NSB

16 God inspired (Greek: theop'neustos: God-breathed) all Scripture! It is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness.
17 Thus the man of God may be
completely equipped for every good work.

Read the New Simplified Bible Open  http://www.webspawner.com/users/newsimplifiedbible/nsb2timothy3.html

16 For all the Scriptures are inspired by God and are good for teaching, for correcting, for setting things straight, and for providing righteous discipline. 17 They qualify a man of God and provide him with whatever he needs to do all sorts of good work. Open http://www.2001translation.com/Second_Timothy.htm

. 2001 Translation 1 Jn 2-15-17---With Linked Notes to Open

15 Don’t love the world or anythingg in the world. If anyone loves the world, there isn’t any love of the Father in him. 16 Because, everything in the world – fleshly desires, lusting after the things you can see, and trusting that you can provide ffor yourself – doesn’t come from the Father, it ccomes from the ***World***. 17 And the Open world with all its desires is passing away, but the one who does what God wannts remains through the age.

Those who make them will become like them,
Everyone who trusts in them New American Standard Bible—See Below

Open

http://www.webspawner.com/users/newsimplifiedbible/nsbpsalms113thr.html

For a look at these four Bibles (below) and others

Open—It is Important to Read the Content and Commentary and See if you can make a Comparison –

Psalms 115 8 Open-Click on Context] and [Commentary]

English: New American Standard Bible

English: Webster's Bible

English: World English Bible

English: Basic English Bible

Psalms 115 8 Context] [Commentary]

 

Those who make them will become like them,
Everyone who trusts in them.

They that make them are like them; so is every one that trusteth in them.

Those who make them will be like them; Yes, everyone who trusts in them.

Those who make them are like them; and so is everyone who puts his faith in them.

English: New American Standard Bible Psalms 115 1-18

English: American Standard Version

 

Psalms 115 1-18 [Context] [Commentary]

Here is a Ssmple of How 2nd Century True Dedicated Unadulterated Christians Addressed Invitations

[197 A.D., ANF 3:44] and  200 A.D., ANF 3:66

 So what did Christians prior to Constantine think of the types of celebrations that are now associated with Christmas? Below is a sampling from the Christian leader and theologian Tertullian,(IDENTITY BELOW) as presented in A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs: A Reference Guide to More Than 700 Topics Discussed by the Early Church Fathers, edited by David W. Bercot (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1998, page 342). http://camellia.shc.edu/theology/Early%20Church.htm

Addressing pagans:

On your day of gladness, we [Christians] neither cover our doorposts with wreaths, nor intrude upon the day with lamps. At the call of public festivity, you consider it a proper thing to decorate your house like some new brothel.( a house of prostitution )  We are accused of a lower sacrilege because we do not celebrate along with you the holidays of the Caesars in a manner forbidden alike by modesty, decency, and purity. [197 A.D., ANF 3:44]

The Roman traitors clad their doorposts with green and branching laurels. They smoked up their porches with lofty and brilliant lamps. [197 A.D., ANF 3:44]

Addressing Christians:

What less of a defilement does he incur on that ground than does a business ... that is publicly consecrated to an idol? The Minervalia are a much Minerva's as the Saturnalia is Saturn's. Yes, it is Saturn's day, which much necessarily be celebrated even by little slaves at the time of the Saturnalia. Likewise, New Year's gifts must be caught at. The Septimontium must be kept. And all the presents of Midwinter and the Feast of Dear Kinsmanship must be exacted. The schools must be wreathed with flowers.... The same thing takes place on an idol's birthday. Every ceremony of the devil is frequented. Who will think that these things are benefiting to a Christian teacher? [200 A.D., ANF 3:66]

The Saturnalia, New Year, Midwinter festivals, and Matronalia are frequented by us! Presents come and go! There are New Year's gifts! Games join their noise! Banquets join their din! The pagans are more faithful to their own sect... For, even if they had known them, they would not have shared the Lord's Day or Pentecost with us. For they would fear lest they would appear to be Christians. Yet, we are not apprehensive that we might appear to be pagans! [200 A.D., ANF 3:69] From-http://www.bibletexts.com/terms/christmas.htm ---

IDENTITY  Tertullian,----Who was he –Open-- Tertullian (web article)With Other-Early Church Fathers

Another Reference Open http://bible.crosswalk.com/History/AD/EarlyChurchFathers/Ante-Nicene/Tertullian/view.cgi?file=anf03-02.htm&size=20

- What Christians taught & practiced prior to Constantine     

Open-- http://www.bibletexts.com/terms/genuine-christianity.htm

 

December 25- Birthday of the Sun-Open http://www.yrm.org/b-day-sun.htm

See the History of Christian Symbols—Open--ChristianSymbols.html andCROSSplus.htm

(GW)Acts 17-29  So if we are God's children, we shouldn't think that the divine being is like an image made from gold, silver, or stone, an image that is the product of human imagination and skill. Open BadWordsInTheBIBLES.htm

Open-- KingJesusHasSPOKEN.htm

ASV Joh 4:21  Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when neither in this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, shall ye worship the Father.

Joh 4:22  Ye worship that which ye know not: we worship that which we know; for salvation is from the Jews.

Joh 4:23  But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth: for such doth the Father seek to be his worshippers.

Joh 4:24  God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship in spirit and truth.

Joh 4:25  The woman saith unto him, I know that Messiah cometh (he that is called Christ): when he is come, he will declare unto us all things.

Joh 4:26  Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.

Check Out the History of the Cross – Open CROSSplus.htm

SBT      The Tetragrammaton Testifier

                           King Jesus Has SPOKEN-- Plus C/H- HallowBeThyNAME.htm

SBT Believes It Can Get The Truth Out Of Any Bible—

                      Only Because Of a Trained Eye

                            On Good Bible Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

 

         C/H--BestBibleDictionariesPLUS.htm

 

                       C/H-- BestBiblesPlus.htm

 

WITH LOVE FOR THE TRUTH—THE WHOLE TRUTH—AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH

–SO HELP US ALL Y.eH.oW.aH  in English Jehovah   

        Theology in Harmony from Prov8-22 to Rev 1:1 11:1 Rev22-16-21 With Heb 13:8 and Matt 28:18 .

SBT1-

The Tetragrammaton Testifier C/H--TETRAGRAMMATON.htm

 Compare --------------- Open BottomLine.htm

If you need help locating articles of interest open BottomLine.htm view topics listed –If you don’t see what you are

Looking For --There is a Librarian E-Mail address at the bottom of BottomLine.htm

With The New Name For The Trinity In That page.

Yahoo’s Sbt index 1BOpenIndexHere.htm  

If You go to a Congregation that Teaches all the Above ---You can feel Safe and not Sorry about that--

SBT is only a Reference Library—Not The Salvation Congregation !!! Read  Heb10-23-26.htm

Additional Reading

And Also Think About----Open PatriotismPlus.htm

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Psalms
Chapter 115 Introduction:
Glory to be ascribed to God. (1-8) by trusting in him and praising him. (9-18)

Psalms 115:1-8
Let no opinion of our own merits have any place in our prayers or in our praises. All the good we do, is done by the power of his grace; and all the good we have, is the gift of his mere mercy, and he must have all the praise. Are we in pursuit of any mercy, and wrestling with God for it, we must take encouragement in prayer from God only. Lord, do so for us; not that we may have the credit and comfort of it, but that they mercy and truth may have the glory of it. The heathen gods are senseless things. They are the works of men's hands: the painter, the carver, the statuary, can put no life into them, therefore no sense. The psalmist hence shows the folly of the worshippers of idols.

Psalms 115:9-18
It is folly to trust in dead images, but it is wisdom to trust in the living God, for he is a help and a shield to those that trust in him. Wherever there is right fear of God, there may be cheerful faith in him; those who reverence his word, may rely upon it. He is ever found faithful. The greatest need his blessing, and it shall not be denied to the meanest that fear him. God's blessing gives an increase, especially in spiritual blessings. And the Lord is to be praised: his goodness is large, for he has given the earth to the children of men for their use. The souls of the faithful, after they are delivered from the burdens of the flesh, are still praising him; but the dead body cannot praise God: death puts an end to our glorifying him in this world of trial and conflict. Others are dead, and an end is thereby put to their service, therefore we will seek to do the more for God. We will not only do it ourselves, but will engage others to do it; to praise him when we are gone. Lord, thou art the only object for faith and love. Help us to praise thee while living and when dying, that thy name may be the first and last upon our lips: and let the sweet savour of thy name refresh our souls for ever. –

See what is thy name---Open--- C/H--TETRAGRAMMATON.htm



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