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We decided to be upfront about what we believe in and not “beating around the bush” regarding why we do.

The Bible is very clear and precise regarding what we should and should not celebrate as Christians.

Rather than simply absorbing the conclusions we’ve reached after decades of studying the Bible, we encourage you to read and find out for yourself what this Beautiful Book says.

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Regarding: Halloween

Being an OBVIOUS pagan cult a Christian should not take part in, we begin addressing the occult celebration of Halloween.

There’s plenty of information regarding this pagan celebration online, but here’s a few reasons why we do not celebrate it, or take part in it in any way shape or form.

…and no, not even calling it a Christian name makes a pagan holiday Christian somehow, that is preposterous. It would be akin to calling a newborn child Lucyfer, it’s not Lucifer so does that make it okay? We don’t think so. The mere idea of it sounds dark.

  1. Halloween is a derivation of Samhain, an occult holiday where the Celts ushered in the dark half of the year. Keyword: dark.

  2. During the Samhain festival, the families would invite the spirits of their ancestors to come in and have food, and the children would play with these “familial” spirits. That same night, the doors and windows would be left open for the dead to come in and eat what had been left out for them.

  3. In an effort to fill the empty chairs of the churches during this time, “christians” tried unsuccessfully to reframe this pagan holiday as a Christian celebration. Pope Gregory tried moving the date in the ninth century.

Are we legalists? We pray to God we’re not for the law brings upon wrath (Rom 4:15), but God has come to set us free and give us life—eternal life. Rather, we try our best to stick to the Bible and what it says for God’s Word is enough for us.

We will see many of these pagan holidays celebrated around the sun (they almost always fall on equinoxes) and the pagan '“sun-god”.

Read more about Halloween (Samhain) here: https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/samhain


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Regarding: Easter

Easter is just an example of how not reading your Bible and trying to adapt pagan holidays to attract people or for whatever reason leads to confusion and blasphemy; just plain embarrassing error.

When Jesus told the pharisees in Matthew 12:37-40 that they would not see a sign except the sign of the prophet Jonah, he went on to tell them exactly how many days He would be in Sheol until He would emerge victorious: three days and three nights.

By a very simple mathematical calculation we can correctly arrive to the conclusion that, from so-called “Good Friday” to “Resurrection Sunday” we have 1 day and a half (1.5 days), er go only half of Jesus’ prophesied time had gone by. Did Jesus make a mistake?

Impossible.

Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words, in its entry “Easter,” states:

“The term ‘Easter’ is not of Christian origin. It is another form of Astarte, one of the titles of the Chaldean goddess, the queen of heaven. The festival of Pasch [Passover] held by Christians in post-apostolic times was a continuation of the Jewish feast … From this Pasch the pagan festival of ‘Easter’ was quite distinct and was introduced into the apostate Western religion, as part of the attempt to adapt pagan festivals to Christianity” (W.E. Vine, 1985, emphasis added throughout).

You can read more about this pagan holiday here: https://www.ucg.org/the-good-news/what-are-the-real-origins-of-easter

Ever wondered why the rabbit and the eggs? Well we have but it’s a rather easy explanation: “the rabbit is a pagan symbol and has always been an emblem of fertility”.


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Regarding: Valentine’s Day

OK. We are not trying to spoil literally everything quote-unquote “fun” in our daily lives, but as CHRISTians we are called to live for CHRIST. The innocent Lamb who died for our sins on the cross. If he endured all that pain and we can’t even give a second thought to what we take for granted, then we should ask Him for the strength and courage to face these issues which we might not even know may be affecting us.

Valentine’s Day. A day for lovers. Love is in the air and life seems a little bit better even if it is for those measly 24 hours.

What does the Bible say about it? Or more specifically, about the passions of the flesh? Or is it that we’re that naïve that we think Valentine’s Day is celebrated only by married couples the world-around?

Well, apart from this holiday being another marketing stunt to try and get Americans to spend to stimulate the economy, turns out that Valentine’s Day is yet another attempt by the Roman Catholic church to get people to celebrate a pagan holiday known as Lupercalia which was a fertility festival where gluttony, drunkenness and by implication sexual immorality were encouraged.

YES, God is love, but God is not a God of confusion or disorder. He calls us to hold fast to our wives in Matthew 19:5—that is the order of God: for man to marry a woman in equal yoke and to enjoy her in the sanctity of marriage and not outside of it, that would be fornication; yet we see the Roman Catholic church encouraging such activity. It should come as no surprise their endorsement of homosexual sin.

Read more about Valentine’s Day here: https://www.ucg.org/the-good-news/valentines-day-whats-wrong-with-showing-love


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