Santa Unmasked: The Origin of the St. Nicholas Cult — See Why We Have to Pray in Tongues?

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From: SantaUnmasked.com

My miraculous travels with Santa

A journey to the roots of European culture through St Nicholas

Beyond the feast of St. Nichlas lays a rather frightening Indo-European myth; Odin’s army of dead warriors: The Wild Hunt.

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He braught gifts and fertility, welfare, plentiful crops as well as bounties of fruits and nuts. And as tradition has it, he coummunicated through the chimneys, riding his white horse or reindeer through the skies, along with his black faced sidekick, named Black Peter, using his rod of fertility.

Holland played a major role in the spread of the St. Nicholas or ‘Sinterklaas’ cult. Odin’s army still exists not only in myth, but also in ritualistic practices.

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While other investigators studied the subject from behind the books in their libraries, he [Arnold-Jan Scheer] took trains, cars, even helicopters and went climbing in search of remote villages within Europa (some villages before 150 years so isolated, they had almost no contact with the outside world) where still until this day annual primitive and unknown Saint Nicolas rituals are celebrated.

These rituals can strongly differ from the feast rituals in more urban area. Scheer discovered throughout these travels in places in Europe (and even in his own country) the thin lines connecting these rites to the ancestors of Europeans and many Americans.

This myth and ritial forms, annually celebrated by the ancient Europeans, became mixed with other traditions during and after the middle ages through the influence of the Roman Catholic Church with the Bishop of Myra (nowadays Turke; the Bisshop died around 340 AD).

Meanwhile this cult reached Northwestern Europe via the Rhine and the sea, later arriving in Holland and its capital Amsterdam. Much later this cult came with the first Dutch settlers to their colony New Amsterdam (New York), where St. Nicolas (Dutch Sinterklaas) over the ages transformed into todays Jolly Old St. Nick.

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The Origin of Christmas: Should a Christian Celebrate X-Mas?

From: scribd

You Probably Know This Woman!

Issue Date: January/February 2007
By David W. Daniels

To the Aztecs, she was known as Tlazolteotl (TLAS-ohl-tay-OH-tul), the goddess of filth, gambling, prostitution and witchcraft, among other things. She was also known to the Aztecs as Coatlicue (co-AT-li-KWAY).

In the form of Coatlicue, she was a “virgin goddess” who became pregnant. The son she bore was supposed to be Huitzilopochtli (WHIT-sil-oh-POHKT-lee), the chief god of the Aztecs, reincarnated as a baby.

She was the goddess of the moon and of the morning/evening star (Venus). People who spoke different languages called her by other names. Some of them are Hecate, Astarte, Aphrodite, Venus, Isis, Semiramis and Ishtar (The fertility goddess which is where we derive the word Easter). Note: Easter is the first Sunday after the first new moon of another pagan holiday known as Ostara which March or 21st or 22nd. The Goddess Ostara (AKA: Ishtar), for whom “Easter” is named — Ostara as well as Easter is one of the Illuminati’s Human Sacrifice Nights

She is also known as the Roman Catholic “Virgin Mary” goddess.

Her son had many names as well. Some of them are Horus, Harpocrates, Mithras, Sol Invictus, Hercules, Attis and Tammuz. What do these god-babies have in common? Well, for one, they were all born on December 25th.  Which is where we derive the pagan celebration of Christmas from, which was originally known by the Romans as Saturnalia.  December 21-22 — Winter Solstice/Yule. One of the Illuminati’s Human Sacrifice Nights December 21- 22 — Yule — When the sun begins its northward trek in the sky, and days began to grow longer again, pagans celebrated the Winter Solstice by burning the Yule log. Since the sun had reversed itself and was now rising in the sky, pagans believed this was a sign that the human sacrifices carried out in Samhain (Halloween) had been accepted by the gods. The Roman Catholic Church later changed the day of celebration to December 25, calling it Christmas.

Roman Catholicism  is a demonic blend of ancient pagan religions made to look like Christianity.

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Christmas was not among the earliest festivals of the Church. It was celebrated, commemorated, or observed, neither by the apostles nor in the apostolic church — not for at least the first 300 years of church history!

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Russell Earl Kelly, Ph.D.: Tithing is Not a Christian Doctrine — "Tithing, today, is reaching the levels of a modern scandal"

“Tithing, today, is reaching the levels,
I believe, of a modern scandal.”

– Russell Earl Kelly, Ph.D.

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This is a slam-dunk, you all. Praise God!
And bless you, Russell Kelly!!!
May we be obedient and get it right — finally.
Phew!

I wrote the above right after I first saw Russell’s video. I was so excited because in this one presentation, Russell Kelly completely demolishes this “love of money” doctrine that is keeping so many from being led by the Holy Spirit.
Tithing is a big part of what is keeping the church from being alive truly in Christ!
And here, Russell shows us that the old covenant believers mostly didn’t even give 10% of their money to the Levitical priesthood.
What we’ve been taught about tithing is a falsehood. It’s a doctrine of demons that is “the love of money” driven.
Russell doesn’t talk about some of my conclusions [The Day that Tithing Ended — To Now Be Led By the Holy Spirit], but he totally proves that tithing is a false doctrine that should never be mentioned again as even some kind of a benchmark.
We’re supposed to be led by the Holy Spirit now, determining in our hearts what to give, according to Paul.
Russell’s entire book, Should the Church Teach Tithing? A Theologian’s Conclusions about a Taboo Doctrine, can be downloaded for free as a pdf HERE.

May we be ONE in Christ — not led by the law; though, tithing wasn’t really even practiced the way tithing teachers teach it.

Jeff : )

Tithing is Not a Christian Doctrine

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A 2 hour video of the 19 point essay “Tithing is Not a Christian Doctrine” The video is showing me, Russell Earl Kelly, Ph. D. with no material displayed. Every statement has something important and challenging. Novice editing makes it choppy in a few places. It is far from perfect but well worth the view.

Friends, I am not opposed to financially supporting churches and the advancement of God’s kingdom. However I am opposed to supporting churches using the false doctrine of NT tithing instead of better New Covenant freewill offering principles.

You can get this video on DVD from my website:
http://www.tithing-russkelly.com

There you can also find the book:
Tithing: Should the Church teach tithing? – A Theologian’s Conclusions about a Taboo Doctrine

May the Lord Jesus Christ bless you,
Russell Earl Kelly, Ph. D.

Russell Earl Kelly, Ph. D.
Auther: Russell Earl Kelly, Ph. D.

From: About the Author

Although legally blind since 1989, Russell subsequently completed a Th. M.. and a Ph. D. at independent Baptist-oriented Covington Theological Seminary in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia in August 2000. His dissertation was on the subject of tithing. From that dissertation came his first book, Should the Church Teach Tithing? A Theologian’s Conclusions about a Taboo Doctrine.

Russell lists all 19 points here (scroll down for article)
From: Russell Kelly’s Articles on Tithing

1873: TITHING FIRST SUGGESTED IN THE U.S.A.

BOOK REVIEWS ON AMAZON.COM

BUY THIS BOOK AND 2-HOUR $10.00 DVD

CBS NEWS TRANSCRIPT ON TITHING

CHARLES (CHUCK) SWINDOLL

CONTEMPORARY JEWISH TITHING CONCEPT

CORBAN AND FIRSTFRUIT-TITHING

MALACHI 3:10 HAS BEEN MISINTERPRETED; RNS

OPPOSITION TO TITHING GROWS; RNS

POEMS BY H. K. POWELL

PREACHERS SPEAK OUT FOR GRACE-GIVING ONLY

RICH PREACHERS WHO TEACH TITHING

SEARCHING FOR A GRACE-GIVING CHURCH

SIX MOST QUOTED PRO-TITHING LIES

TEXT INDEX FOR 2007 EDITION

THEOLOGICAL DOUBLE-TALK

TITHING PRINCIPLES FOR TITHE-TEACHING CHURCHES

WALL STREET JOURNAL, THE BACKLASH AGAINST TITHING

WALL STREET JOURNAL; RUSSELL EARL KELLY

WEB SITES WHICH DISCUSS THIS BOOK

WIDOW’S MITE NOT TITHING EXAMPLE

Related:
The Day that Tithing Ended — To Now Be Led By the Holy Spirit
[My Dream] Tithing? “No, it’s a Holy Spirit thing!!”
Many Pastors Still Teach Old Covenant, Pre-Pentecost Tithing—Not Spirit-Led Giving
Tithing or the Carriage Driver?
Russell Earl Kelly, Ph.D.: Where in the Bible Were Tithes Abolished?
Russell Kelly: REASONS TO OPPOSE N.T. TITHING
Russell Kelly: TITHERS’ MATTHEW 5:17 PROBLEM
Russell Kelly, Ph.D.: Reply to Jim Feeney, Ph.D. on Tithing

Rebuttal of Rick Warren on Tithing by Russell Earl Kelly

Rebuttal of Jack Hayford on Tithing by Russell Earl Kelly

Tithing or the Carriage Driver? [From the Let Us Be ONE prophecy]
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Creflo Dollar: “Pay Tithes or get SHOT!”
David Bercot CD teaching: What The Early Christians Believed About Tithing and Fasting? “You might be surprised to know…”
Teaching tithing keeps the little (and the big) children from coming to Jesus where they can have life!
Baruch: “Not only is DECEPTION of the church possible, it was PROPHESIED TO HAPPEN!” — Jesus said “IN THE LAST DAYS THE MAJORITY WILL BE DECEIVED, take heed that it doesn’t happen to you” — “FALSE TEACHERS are actually SPEAKING SPELLS with the words of their FALSE DOCTRINES!”
All of my Tithing or Spirit-led posts

The Universe is Young — Evidence from Space, Earth, Biology & History

From the article, below:

The Bible teaches that: God created the universe approximately 6000 years ago, ex nihilo (out of nothing) in six literal, twenty-four hour days. Then, approximately 4400 years ago, the earth was destroyed by a worldwide Flood.

Some significant very young Earth indicators from the article:

The oldest living coral reef is less than 4200 years old. (6, p. 39; 7)
The oldest living tree in the world is about 4300 years old. (6, p. 40; 7)
The oldest known historical records are less than 6000 years old. (1, p. 160)
Dividing the amount of various minerals in the ocean by their influx rate indicates only a few thousand years of accumulation. (1, p. 153; 5, p. 24; 6, p. 42)
Topsoil formation rates indicate only a few thousand years of formation. (6, p. 38)
Niagara Falls’ erosion rate (four to five feet per year) indicates an age of less than 10,000 years. Don’t forget Noah’s Flood could have eroded half of the seven-mile-long Niagara River gorge in a few hours as the flood waters raced through the soft sediments.) (6, p. 39; 7)
The size of the Mississippi River delta, divided by the rate mud is being deposited, gives an age of less than 30,000 years. (The Flood in Noah’s day could have washed out 80% of the mud there in a few hours or days, so 4400 years is a reasonable age for the delta.) (3, p. 23; 6, p. 38; 7) Continue reading “The Universe is Young — Evidence from Space, Earth, Biology & History”