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Christmas Pagan Influences

December 31, 2022, 10:08:58 am NilsFor1611 says: blessings
August 08, 2018, 02:38:10 am suzytr says: Hello, any good churches in the Sacto, CA area, also looking in Reno NV, thanks in advance and God Bless you Smiley
January 29, 2018, 01:21:57 am Christian40 says: It will be interesting to see what happens this year Israel being 70 years as a modern nation may 14 2018
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October 16, 2017, 03:28:18 am Christian40 says: anyone else thinking that time is accelerating now? it seems im doing days in shorter time now is time being affected in some way?
September 24, 2017, 10:45:16 pm Psalm 51:17 says: The specific rule pertaining to the national anthem is found on pages A62-63 of the league rulebook. It states: “The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem. “During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition. It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country. Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violations of the above, including first offenses.”
September 20, 2017, 04:32:32 am Christian40 says: "The most popular Hepatitis B vaccine is nothing short of a witch’s brew including aluminum, formaldehyde, yeast, amino acids, and soy. Aluminum is a known neurotoxin that destroys cellular metabolism and function. Hundreds of studies link to the ravaging effects of aluminum. The other proteins and formaldehyde serve to activate the immune system and open up the blood-brain barrier. This is NOT a good thing."
September 19, 2017, 03:59:21 am Christian40 says: bbc international did a video about there street preaching they are good witnesses
September 14, 2017, 08:06:04 am Psalm 51:17 says: bro Mark Hunter on YT has some good, edifying stuff too.
September 14, 2017, 04:31:26 am Christian40 says: i have thought that i'm reaping from past sins then my life has been impacted in ways from having non believers in my ancestry.
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Jer 10:2 Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen,

Yule Celebrations: Light the Fire!

I love the changing of the seasons, from spring to summer, summer to fall, fall to winter. We have just celebrated Samhain, the third of the Celtic autumn events, and can feel the first hints of winter drawing near: the shortening of the days, the graying of the skies and – for some of us – those first flakes of winter snow.
Earlier cultures described this time – the approach of The Longest Night, also known as the Winter Solstice or Yule – as the dying of the sun. However, on that night, something wonderful happens: the fading of the Sun appears to slow down and the light returns. Each day onward is just a little bit longer, a little bit brighter. Something to celebrate!
In many cultures, we see traditions of light and colour around the Winter Solstice: Christmas trees and candles, the lighting of the Menorah at Hanukkah, and the kinara candles at Kwanzaa, the Hindu celebration of Ganesh (the Pancha Ganapati). We also see the use of items celebrating the eternal concept of nature, those that thrive and survive through the bleak winters: roots and berries, fir boughs, mistletoe and holly. December 25th is also an important date in many ancient cultures: the Roman celebration of Mithras, the Egyptian celebration of Horus and the date Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
Our European ancestors – the Celts, the Nordics – lit fires at the Solstice to celebrate the returning of the light, bringing new growth and abundance. Many threw a giant log – the Yule Log in Nordic traditions – onto the hearth. Many of the earth-based spiritual traditions (Wiccan, Pagan, Celtic and more) were incorporated into the Christian Christmas traditions. For instance, the Christmas Tree was introduced back into England from Germany during Victorian times by Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria. The colours of Yule – red, gold, white, silver – are used as Christmas colours.
The Yule Log was also reintroduced into the western European culture: as a decorated log which would later be thrown on the fire, or as a decorated candle holder…or even the decorated chocolate cake treat presented at many a Christmas feast!

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