Recently, I was studying the topics surrounding the concept of the Lamb of God slain before the foundation of the world. I was reminded of a critical point – Christ redeeming us from our fruitless traditions and vain worship.
I googled the definition of “vain” from several sources and put them all together.
VAIN ~adj : fruitless : lacking substance or worth : worthless : having no real value : without real significance : marked by futility : concern for one’s appearance (self) : showing excessive pride : proceeding from pride : having too high an opinion of oneself (exalt self)
The definition of “vain” that stood out to me the most was: having no real value. What makes one’s worship have no real value? According to Scripture: “making the word of God of no effect through your tradition which you have handed down” (Mark 7:13 NKJV). Therefore, it behooves us all to examine all our traditions that have been handed down to us and we hand down to our progeny according to the plumbline of God's Word.
When Jesus (Yeshua) was confronted by the Pharisees about His disciples not following the traditions of the elders in Jerusalem, “He answered and said to them, ‘Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: This people honors Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me. 7 And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’ 8 For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men … 13 making the word of God of no effect through your tradition which you have handed down” (Mark 7:6-8,13 NKJV).
Just as the Pharisees added to the Word of God the traditions of the elders, so has most of modern Christianity. It has been a long held tradition to celebrate Jesus Christ’s birth during the Christmas season (off and on since the Fourth Century); but it’s a man-made tradition that started out as an effort to link paganism and Christianity.
The “official” Catholic Church assigned Yeshua (Jesus) the human quality of a birthday in the fourth century, so that they could assimilate the largest heretical sect in the world called Arianism. At the time, Arianism (with an "i" not a "y") regarded Jesus solely as a human agent, which meant they believed Jesus was not God. The “official” institutional church proclaimed that Jesus was not God in its endorsement of Christmas while still proclaiming that Jesus sustained His place in the Holy Trinity. Some people call this speaking with forked tongue. The Babylonian fingerprints of mixture and confusion are all over Jesus’ birthday celebration.
The fact of Jesus’ virgin birth is too precious to cheapen by assimilating it with the pagan traditions. This type of mixture is Satan’s formula, not Christ’s.
Just remember that the Lord our God created us to love celebrations. God created beauty. He created fun. He also created us with the capacity for addiction, so we could be totally and utterly devoted to Him. When our God-given capacity for addiction becomes twisted through our fleshly appetites, disaster and destruction are its results.
I wrote a book to fulfill a vow I made to the Lord’s face approximately 23 years ago – SANTA-TIZING (https://www.amazon.com/SANTA-TIZING-Whats-wrong-Christmas-clean/dp/1607911159/). It documents how Christmas holds people captive in a spellbinding potion of the sacred commemoration of Christ’s birth mixed with a plethora of profane traditions associated with its celebration.
Unfortunately, Christmas appears to fit God’s classification of vain worship according to His Word. We merely need to examine the term “Christmas” to see this reality. If you dive into the literal origins of the term “Christmas,” you will discover that at its roots the word “Christmas” means “Christ’s dismissal” or “Christ, you are dismissed.” Please refer to https://sapphirethroneministries.wordpress.com/2013/12/17/to-dismiss-christ/ for more information.
Like I said, SANTA-TIZING: What’s wrong with Christmas and how to clean it up was written to fulfill a vow made to Yeshua’s face to tell the Christian Church that “Christmas will be the Golden Calf of America.” It took ten years of full-time research, a golden scribe angel, and the Spirit’s leading to unearthing His Truth in the sands of time. It covers every argument that you have ever heard about Christmas.
Won’t you please seek His face about whether He considers Christmas vain worship, so that you and yours may have no spot or wrinkle in worshiping the Father in spirit and in truth.
Give em heaven!!!
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Written December 4, 2022 – Robin Main. Copyrighted – If you are going to copy this, please copy it right by giving attributions to this source. Blessings!
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