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Bible Law Lesson 3

Bible Law Lesson 3

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What they don't tell you in church. All is biblically based. How to defend the Christian faith.
What they don't tell you in church. All is biblically based. How to defend the Christian faith.

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ThePaganOriginsofEasterandHalloween
HOPEOFISRAELMINISTRIES
BIBLE
CORRESPONDENCECOURSE
 __________________________________________ 
WitchesareaCommonPartofHalloweenObservance
Lesson3
 
AnOpenLetterfromtheStaff...
WHY do people all over the worldobservesomanydifferentdaysofworship?Somany different customs?Where did this world’s holidays comefrom? Were they established by theSUPREME AUTHORITY of YEHOVAHGod Almighty? What BIBLE AUTHORITYis there for the holidays observed by most of modern so-called Christianity?VeryfewknowWHYtheyobservethedays they do! Where did Easter -- with its hotcross buns, bunnies and Easter eggs --originate? And Halloween -- with its ghosts,witches and trick-or-treat?Satan’s pagan holidays have becomesuch a traditional part of professingChristianitythatmany,thoughacknowledgingtheirpaganorigin,STILLOBSERVETHEM!What about you?The very same pagan practicesYEHOVAH God condemned in OldTestament times have crept into modern“Christianity” and are being celebrated today.Every tribe, every nation, every religionsingles out certain times of worship. It is amanifestation of the basic “urge to religion”that the Creator God placed within humannature.But YEHOVAH God has not left it tohuman nature -- or human whim dependentupon human ideas or traditions -- to determineeither the time or the manner of the worshipacceptabletoHim.AndwithoutYEHOVAH’sown instruction, man could not know whichdays YEHOVAH Himself MADE HOLY.Did you know YEHOVAH GodAlmighty, in His Word, condemns humanlydevised worship -- such as Easter -- as VAIN?Also the Messiah said, “In vain they doworship me, teaching for doctrines thecommandments of men(
Matthew 15:9
).How about YOU -- are youworshipping YEHOVAH God and HisMessiahinvain?
E-Mail:kiwihope@gmail.com VisittheHopeofIsraelWebsitesat:US:http://hope-of-israel.orgNZ:hope-of-israel.org.nzUK:church-of-yehovah.org
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HopeofIsraelMinistries
BIBLE
CorrespondenceCourse
Lesson3
HOPEOFISRAELMINISTRIES
BIBLE
CORRESPONDENCECOURSELESSON3
PublishedatArcadia,CaliforniabyHopeof Israel Ministries (Ecclesia of YEHOVAH).
EDITORANDDIRECTOR
JohnD.Keyser 
TECHNICALADVISOR
SeanC.Keyser 
YOUR ENROLLMENT has been paid byothers. Bulk copies for distribution notgiven or sold. ADDRESS COMMUNICATIONS to theEditor at the following address:
Hope of Israel Ministries
, P.O. Box 2186,Temple City, California 91780, U.S.A. _________________________________ 
AboutOurCover...
Witches lose their repulsiveness and communi-cating with the dead seems less horrifying whenthey become familiar -- a very real danger indeed!
 
LESSON3IsraelWarned
SincethetimeofBabel--andcontinuinginto our modern twentieth-first century -- thefalse religion of Nimrod has dominated theworld!After YEHOVAH God scattered thenations at Babel (
Gen. 11:8
) and especially after the death of Nimrod, his followers continuedtheir rebellion in secret. They developed anintricate symbolism called the “mysteries.” This pagansystemhingedonthecarefulre-namingof all phases of their worship. In order to deceivethe people, the priests of Nimrod began callingtheirwickedcustomsbynameswhichseemedtohonor YEHOVAH God Himself! Nimrod took the name “Lord,whichtranslated into Hebrew became “Baal” and intoGreek became “Adonis.” Nimrod’s wicked mother, known tohistorians as Semiramis, took the name of the“Mother of God,” and was worshipped as Ishtar -- the mother goddess of dawn or light(
 Lempriere’s Classical Dictionary
, article,“Adonis”). Her new name, “Ishtar,” was pronounced just as we pronounce the word“Easter” in English! She was worshipped in thespring -- her feast day a rite of fertility! You willwant to read all about the origin of Easter in our free article,
Where Did Easter Come From?
 Notice how widespread the worship of  Nimrod and Semiramis had become in the timeof Moses -- and what YEHOVAH God saysaboutit.
1.
DidYEHOVAHGodwarnHispeopleto avoid the ways of Egypt -- a land rife with pagan customs and traditions?
Leviticus 18:3
,firstpart.DidHealsowarnthemnottoadoptthecustoms of Canaan?
Same verse
.
2.
WhywasYEHOVAHGodagainstthe practices of the heathen? Had they defiled thevery land they lived in?
Leviticus 18:26-30
.
3.
DidYEHOVAHGodthereforepunishthe heathen by casting them from their land?
Verse 28
. See also
Leviticus 20:23
.
COMMENT:
YEHOVAH God is norespecter of persons. Whichever people practice pagan customs and defile themselves byobserving pagan holidays He punishes! Noticewhat He told Israel in
Deuteronomy 8:19-20
.
4.
What was the penalty for observingthe customs of the heathen?
Leviticus 20:1-2
.Isn’t the penalty for sin still the same today?
Romans 6:23
.
COMMENT:
YEHOVAH God says “IchangeNOT!(
Malachi3:6
.)Hestillexactsthedeath penalty for those who WILLFULLYcontinue to disobey Him and observe pagancustoms after they have learned the truth.In Old Testament Israel the civilgovernment of the nation executed sinners.Today YEHOVAH Himself places the guilty person under the spiritual penalty of eternaldeath until he REPENTS of his past sins and begins to KEEP YEHOVAH Godscommandments.
5.
Were YEHOVAHs peoplecommanded to keep His statutes?
Leviticus18:5
.
COMMENT:
Among the statutesYEHOVAH God has given for His people areHis HOLY DAYS (
Leviticus 23
, especially
verses 14, 21, 31, and 41
) -- days which revealthe way to eternal life to those who KEEPTHEM.
IsraelAdoptedPaganRites1.
Does YEHOVAH God promise to blessHispeopleabundantlyiftheywillkeepHisHoly Days? Read
Leviticus 26:1-13
, especially
ThePaganOriginsofEasterandHalloweenLesson3
HopeofIsraelMinistries
BIBLE
CorrespondenceCourse
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ThePaganOriginsofEasterandHalloween

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