I honestly wish the Hebrew Roots and Messianic types would come down off their high horse and stop the “everything is pagan” nonsense. For instance, every once in a while I run across some threads where dozens are sitting around, all puckered up, screaming and hollering that it’s “pagan” to utter the names of the days of the week because, “You’re worshiping the sun god if you say ‘Sunday!'"
Oh, snap out of it! We live in a world that uses predominantly the Gregorian calendar, so deal with it. Nobody is “worshiping” some pagan god when they make an appointment with their doctor on TUESDAY, or whatever! (Actually, Mr. and Mrs. Holier-than-thou, I’d like to see you try to make an appointment with your doctor on “the second day of the 5th month, please.” They’ll probably end up hanging up on you by the time you finish explaining how “pagan” they are.)
It's GREAT that you have found your way to the truth of Torah - so, share it with others - but stop trying to beat the world over the head with some kooky ideas you've picked up on Facebook. All it serves to do is to turn people off. God doesn't want you behaving like that. (OOPS, I said "GOD" - that's yet another "pagan" term in the eyes of some....)
From what I've been seeing, chances are, the very people who are going around trying to correct all the "pagans" will, at some point, find a new "religion" anyway, because they never really understood THE Creator and His Word, in the first place. They merely graze their way across the Internet, absorbing bits and pieces of stuff that appeals to them, and pretend it's Bible knowledge...which they're willing to discard the moment something more interesting comes along.
Shali, I understand that many practices Christians, Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists do are pagan (repetitive chanting, ecstatic dancing, clapping, etc.). Am I understanding this correctly?ReplyDelete
Kevin, some definitely are! You're right about that.Delete
Came to Torah in 2011. Walked away from ALL fellowships in 2015 for this and other similar behavior. The forget that they are supposed to by the light of the world (Matt 5:14) and not spend all their time pointing out the darkness.ReplyDelete
ACBeyer, my husband and I left all congregations around Passover in 2008 because we simply couldn't take the endless nonsense anymore. We stay home on Shabbat and do our own studies. MUCH more productive!Delete