FTA: We have just spent over a month considering the world-religion and everything that is called “Christian”, but which is not part of Christ’s “Church”. When we begin to see Truth, and then also understand the muck we have been sloshing around in, it becomes rather unnerving. When John saw “Mystery Babylon” it says that he “marveled with great amazement” (Rev17:6) Why was he so amazed? Perhaps, for the same reasons that any faithful Believer should shudder when Truth comes flooding in: all those things we assumed were part of Christ’s Church, only to realize that all this time it has been part of satan’s paganism. We have grown up with it, being taught that it is “the Church”. And if we reject it, it is tantamount to declaring that we are not Christians. All these ‘things’ have been ingrained into us as being part of [C]hristianity’s essence.
…Speaking of ‘sun’ worship… I’m sure many readers will get riled up at this, like they do at X-mass time when I observe the total pagan nature of the tree with its lights. It has been ‘most precious’ to “Christians” throughout the years… the “Easter Sunrise Service”. The “[c]hurch” celebrates it as a most sacred “Easter” service. ‘Not going to rehash here the pagan-ness of “Easter”, to the queen of heaven, Isis, Ashtoreth, Isthar, Eostre, etc. We have done that in the past, We celebrate the fulfillment of Passover/Firstfruits of Christ’s Death and Resurrection. And so, in addition to the pagan “easter”, why does the [c]hurch celebrate “SUNRISE”?? What does God say about it? “So He brought me into the inner court of the house of Jehovah; and behold, at the door of the temple of Jehovah, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty-five men with their backs toward the temple of Jehovah and their faces toward the east, and they were worshiping the sun toward the east. And He said to me, Have you seen this, O son of man? Is it a trivial thing to the house of Judah to commit the abominations which they commit here? For they have filled the land with violence; then they have returned to provoke Me to anger…” (Ezek8:16-17) The [c]hurch today engages in the very same thing which aroused God’s “anger” against Israel!!