sermon: Truth-Based Worship Vs Spiritual Confusion
Martin G. Collins
Given 28-Dec-19; Sermon #1522; 74 minutes
Does observing Christmas, Easter, or Halloween teach us to uphold the truth (John 8:32; 18:37)? Because the world's peoples refuse to uphold the truth, God has given them over to a debased mind (Romans 1:25-28), worshipping the creature instead of the Creator, believing Satanically-inspired lies and delusions (II Thessalonians 2:11) which include the syncretic adaptations of the birth of the unconquered sun by the Roman Catholic Church, as well as the worship of the Queen of Heaven (Jeremiah 7:18). God has recorded the demise of our compromising forbears (I Corinthians 10:1-11) in order that we do not emulate their dance with demons. God never accepts worship concocted with human reasoning and the traditions of man. The starting point for worship must always be God, relying exclusively on His revelation, never on philosophy, fallible human reason, or on science falsely so-called. The world's holidays represent the way of get (drunkenness, gluttony, materialism), but God's Holy Days, the only days Jesus kept, emphasize the way of give and lead to peace. They are joyous occasions still kept by the Church, revealing God's wonderful purpose for all of us.
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