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Local churches mark start of Lent

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« on: February 23, 2012, 07:47:47 am »


The first day of Lent. As an act of penitence, palms saved from the
previous year’s "Palm Sunday" are burned to ashes and placed in the
shape of a cross on individuals’ foreheads on this day. (Webster’s
Dictionary, Carnival)


A forty-day period of penitence and prayer instituted by the Roman
Catholic Church which begins on Ash Wednesday and prepares for the
celebration of Easter. Though previously lasting less than a week, during
the seventh century it came to represent the forty days, one day for
every year of Tammuz’s life.

The word "lent" comes from the old English "lencten," which means
"Spring." Created by the Catholic Church around 525, under the
guidance of Abbot Dionysus the Little,. The observance is not found in
the Bible, so it was not recognized by Jesus, the apostles, or the early
Christian Church.

This period of abstinence actually originated in Babylon, as a preliminary
to the annual day that honored the death and resurrection of Tammuz;
and later was observed in Egypt to honor Osiris, the son of Isis, who was
the counterpart of Tammuz.

When Nimrod died, and was made the sun god, Semiramis then had an
illegitimate son called Tammuz, who she claimed to be the son of
Nimrod. She said that he was the "promised seed of the woman,"
(Genesis 3:15) and demanded that both her and Tammuz be
worshipped. He became symbolized by the golden calf. She became
known as the "queen of heaven," and was the prototype from which
all other pagan goddesses came. Her representation can be seen in
the Roman Catholic Church's worship of Mary, who is called the "Mother
of the Church," the "Queen of Heaven and Earth," and the "Queen of the
Universe." These titles can not refer to Mary, the mother of Jesus,
because nowhere in the Bible does it talk about Mary's role in such a
way. 1Ti 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and
men, the man Christ Jesus;

According to Babylonian tradition, when Tammuz was killed, his mother
cried so much, that he came back to life. The manifestation of this was
the rebirth and blooming of all vegetation in the Spring, which came to
symbolize his resurrection, and why Tammuz is honored in the Spring.
Very similar, is the story in the ancient writings of the Sumerians, in
Mesopotamia, which said that Tammuz was married to the goddess
Inanna (Ishtar), the "mother goddess."

Ezekiel 8:12-13 talks about the women weeping for Tammuz and this
actually refers to what became the 40-day Lenten period. –Controlled by
the Calendar p 46, 47

Ezekiel 8:13-14: He said also unto me, Turn thee yet again, and thou
shalt see greater abominations that they do. Then he brought me to the
door of the gate of the LORD'S house which [was] toward the north; and,
behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz.

Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen [this], O son of man? turn thee
yet again, [and] thou shalt see greater abominations than these. And he
brought me into the inner court of the LORD'S house, and, behold, at the
door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, [were]
about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the
LORD, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun
toward the east.

According to Johannes Cassianus, who wrote in the fifth century,
“Howbeit you should know, that as long as the primitive church retained
its perfection unbroken, this observance of Lent did not exist” (First
Conference Abbot Theonas, chapter 30).

A forty-day abstinence period was anciently observed in honor of the
pagan gods Osiris, Adonis and Tammuz (John Landseer, Sabaean
Researches, pp. 111, 112).

“The forty days abstinence of Lent was directly borrowed from the
worshippers of the Babylonian goddess. Such a Lent of forty days, in the
spring of the year, is still observed by the Yezidis or Pagan Devilworshippers
of Koordistan, who have inherited it from their early
masters, the Babylonians. Such a Lent of forty days was held in spring
by the Pagan Mexicans…Such a Lent of forty days was observed in
Egypt…” -Alexander Hislops, The Two Babylons, p. 104-105
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