Christians are taught to cherry-pick scriptures out of Galatians and Colossians to justify their celebration of Christmas and Easter. They don’t realize these verses in context actually promote the celebration of the biblical feasts, not their pagan substitutes.
A careful look at the Word of God will reveal that the goals of Martin Luther’s gospel and that of the Kingdom of God are not at all the same. Perhaps it’s time to re-think our evangelism values and strategy.
The influence of Python in the Greco-Roman world was greatly enhanced by the expansion of Hellenism (Greek philosophy, culture, values). This worldview stands diametrically opposed to the concrete truth of YHWH’s commands and greatly affects not only the way we see the world, but also our view of worship.
Behind all greenery, gifts and grog, the militant adoration of the Christmas season causes bondage in the lives of those people who choose to participate in it.
The western church has spent all kinds of energy going after homosexuality, abortion and Harry Potter, but has unknowingly ignored the most ancient form of witchcraft that permeates her very culture, allowing an altar of sin to remain undetected and operable within.