‘three pillars of the American Christmas…. fornication’

                             -unholy alliance-

Nativity 

When one thinks of ‘fornication’ the first thought to mind is the voluntary sexual intercourse between two unmarried persons or two persons not married to each other. The next question that is probably reigning in the reader’s mind is “what in the world does this have to do with Christmas?” For context we must consider the events recorded in Numbers 25…

 

Numbers 25:1-3

And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab. And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods: and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods. And Israel joined himself unto Ba’al pe’or (a false god associated with Mount Pe‘or): and the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel.

Now to draw a parallel and find application to the celebration of Christmas in America, we must move from the physical to the spiritual. The nation Israel’s physical fornication with the daughters of Moab lead them to spiritual fornication. This was the reason God admonished His people “not to give their sons to the daughters of the land, and not to take their daughters as wives for their sons, because if they did, the inhabitants of the land would turn the hearts from Jehovah, to the gods of the people”.

That is exactly what happened… God is pretty smart! By intermarrying with the daughters of Moab the Israelites were now committing spiritual fornication against the husband of their youth… Jehovah, the True and Living God, with gods that are profitable for nothing.

This is very similar to what we see happening in America with the celebration of Christmas. We have fabricated a day in which we ascribe to the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God and have merged the celebration with another god, thereby propagating a spirit of fornication.

 

Matthew 6:19-24

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great [is] that darkness! No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

From Christ’s own admonition, we see that mammon (money) is likened to a god. If we see what has become of Christmas from the commercial aspect, we must agree that the altar of mammon gets much more attention than the supposed birth of the Son of God… spiritual fornication of the baser sort, and all done under the guise of religion. In fact the mixing and mingling of God with mammon is the work of religion.

For application let’s return to this alliance with the daughters of Moab… it was devised by a prophet of God.

 

Numbers 31:16

Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of the LORD.

Yes, the deceptive and divisive spiritual fornication wrought among the people of God was the work of Balaam, a prophet of God. This comparison is uncanny, in that we have been handed down the traditions of Christmas by the same….

 

The word “Christmas”itself reveals who married paganism to Christianity. The word “Christmas” is a combination of the words “Christ” and “Mass. The word “Mass” means death and was coined originally by the Roman Catholic Church, and belongs exclusively to the church of Rome.

A simple study of the tactics of the Romish Church reveals that in every case, the church absorbed the customs, traditions and general paganism of every tribe, culture and nation in their efforts to increase the number of people under their control.

In short, the Romish church told all of these pagan cultures, “Bring your gods, goddesses, rituals and rites, and we will assign Christian sounding titles and names to them. The Origin of Christmas- Last Trumpet Ministries

 

The old adage sounds all too familiar, “if you can’t beat them, join them”. We have mixed and mingled the god of mammon with the celebration of the Word of God becoming flesh… spiritual fornication, if you please, and it ought not to be.

In William Stafford’s poem ‘Deciding’ concerning the myth of the Midas, he speaks of the struggle that goes on within man, especially with regard to mammon.

Deciding by William Stafford

One mine the Indians worked had gold so good they left it there
for God to keep.
At night sometimes you think your way that far, that deep,
or almost.
You hold all things or not, depending not on greed but whether they suit what life begins to mean.
Like those workers you study what moves, what stays. You bow, and then, like them, you know—
What’s God, what’s world, what’s gold.

It is this distinction that the church and all of Christendom in America has forsaken. We have incorporated these idolatrous pagan rituals and have mixed and mingled them with this child in a manager  and that for the purpose of  satisfying the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes. One must admit that Christmas in America has immersed itself in ‘spiritual fornication’, and that not for the glory of God.

 

Isaiah 44:8

Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.

malachi

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2 Comments

  1. Hi, enjoyed reading this blog… very well written. It is nice to see other with the same believes. Really appreciated how you approached it. Thanks
    Debylin

    • Thanks debylin for stopping by ‘A Word From Malachi’, and more importantly taking the time to respond. I hope that you read all three series of “Three Pillars to the American Christmas’ and then the conclusion that was posted this morning ‘Merry Christmas’. I am not a modern day Scrooge and I Love the Lord with all my heart, I am just very sad with the commercial corruption that has consumed the Christmas celebration in America.

      I do hope this day finds you and yours in God’s blessings and hope you have a Merry Christmas.

      malachi


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