Warning: 10 POPULAR “Christian” Practices/Beliefs that are not Rooted in the Bible!

Do you know that most of the practices, traditions, and beliefs that Christians practice today are not found in the Bible? You might be shocked but this is true and the saddest part is that professing Christians continue to practice them without questioning the authority of their church.

“You hypocrites! How right Isaiah was when he prophesied about you! ‘These people, says God, honor me with their words, but their heart is really far away from me. It is no use for them to worship me, because they teach TRADITIONS as though they were my laws!'” (Matthew 15:7-9).

This is really not something that is new. The Bible talks about this. Revelation 12:9 tells us that the WHOLE WORLD is deceived by the Devil. SO if you see a really big religious group, then you can be certain that it is not the TRUE church. As a matter of fact, most of the traditions popularly practiced today cannot be supported by the Bible!

So in this blog post, I want to share a list of popular Christian traditions that are PLAINLY not found in the Bible and are rooted in PAGANISM instead! Read on to find more.

False Christian Tradition #1: Christmas


Do you really think that the exact date of the Jesus’ birth is revealed in the Bible? The PLAIN answer is NO! In fact, the birth of Jesus is very impossible to fall on December.

Take an encyclopedia and look at the Christmas section. You will find that the history of Christmas is rooted in paganism. Thus, real Christians should never observe Christmas as the Bible condemns paganism.

False Christian Tradition #2: Sunday Sabbath


From Genesis to Revelation, you will never read the sanctification of Sunday in replacement of Saturday as the day of Sabbath. Sunday as the rest day is instituted by men through the council of Nicaea. It was not authorized by the Bible.

Throughout the early Christian history, Saturday is continued to be observed as the Sabbath day, many years and even centuries after Jesus’ death. But now, Sunday is popularly observed. Truly, this is a testimony of how widespread Satan’s influence is.

FALSE CHRISTIAN TRADITION #3: HALLOWEEN


Source: operationlettertosanta.com

Source: operationlettertosanta.com

Have you not ever wondered how a satanic and devilish holiday can be considered as a Christian holiday? And yet, we can see how Christian parents will encourage their children to wear grotesque and scary costumes when Halloween comes. Scary movies become the theme of movies, books, television, and many others.

Once I have seen a photo of nuns in their traditional attire with devilish masks! What an irony. Truly, there must be something wrong with this practice!

False Christian Tradition #4: Valentine’s Day


Who is Valentine anyway? No one really knows and yet many observe this day as the day of the love. What is so harmless about this festival? Well, if you only read history how young women are being sexually partnered with men during this day, then you might want to think twice before buying that valentine card. Of course, what can so wrong about it? IT IS WRONG SIMPLY BECAUSE IT IS PAGAN AND GOD DOes NOT LIKE PAGAN PRACTICES. Do not define love according to your standards; because love is defined as the keeping of God’s commandment (I John 5:3).

False Christian Tradition #5: Easter Sunday


What does eggs and bunny has to do with Jesus’ resurrection? OPEN YOUR EYES my friend and honestly answer the question.

The answer is plainly NOTHING!

Bunnies and eggs are fertility symbols devoted to the goddess Ishtar (which by the way where “easter” gets its name).

In addition to this, Jesus said He would be in the grave for THREE days and THREE nights. Now ask your self does being buried on a Friday sunset and being resurrected in Sunday morning sounds like 3 days and 3 nights? Even a grade school pupil will know how to count and answer that is only 2 nights and 1 day! So stop observing festivals that are plainly not biblical.

False Christian Tradition #6: Trinity


This is the most widely taught doctrine in Christianity today and yet, this is even one of the most preposterous and ridiculous doctrine. Why you might ask. First of all, the Holy Spirit is never a persona in the God Family. The God Family today is only composed as of now of God the Father and Jesus Christ.

What are my proofs that Trinity is false and a great hoax? The Holy Spirit is never mentioned in the visions of John, Daniel, Stephen, and Paul. In Paul’s salutations, it is never mentioned the Holy Spirit. In the conception account of Jesus, the Holy Spirit is referred to as the power of the most High and many others.

So what are your proofs of TRINITY? Show me!

False Christian Tradition #7: Heaven as the reward for righteous people


This belief has led to many other false teaching such as praying to the “saints”, praying to Mary, praying for the peace of your departed loved ones, purgatory, and many others. Heaven is not the reward to righteous people, but in fact, the righteous will reign here on earth when Christ will establish His Kingdom (Revelation 5:10).

False Christian Tradition #8: Creating and worshiping statues


Source: prisonerofjoy.blogspot.com

Source: prisonerofjoy.blogspot.com

When the Catholic Church was so busy converting people, they ridicule people who worship the sun, the tree, and carved images. But they did not look into themselves first before pointing out the plank in their brother’s eye. It is very clear in the number 2 commandment that we should not create graven image and worship them since this is abominable to God.

But what did most Christians do? They fill their houses with statues of Jesus, Mary, and all the saints. They even put grills to make sure that no one will steal them. What a pathetic practice. Even the humongous and mega churches today are filled with statues of people.

False Christian Tradition #9: The Commandments are Nailed to the Cross


Have you heard the message, “once saved, always saved”? This is one of those demonic deceptions that most people are led to believe in. They say that we live under grace and commandment keeping is no longer binding. All you have to do is accept Jesus in your heart and you are saved already. But is this accurate? After all, are we really free from any law?

It is true that we are under grace and no amount of commandment keeping can earn us salvation. But God make it a point that we still need to keep His commandments as His sons and daughters. One of the many clear scriptures we can see is in Revelation 12:17.

False Christian Tradition #10: Baptizing while still a Baby


Repent and be Baptize.

Question: How can a baby repent?

Answer: impossible!

So why do people baptize their babies when the Bible tells us that they need to first understand and count the cost before actually dedicating their lives to God? Obviously, another false Christian tradition.

Furthermore, we don’t find in the scripture of baptism being done by sprinkling of water. In fact, Christ was never baptized until He reached 31. He was also baptized in the Jordan River where MUCH water is located. He then came OUT of the water after baptism. So do we see babies sprinkled water on their head being baptized here?

Conclusion:


Jesus said in John 4:23-24 that God is Spirit and those who would like to worship God should worship Him in TRUTH and SPIRIT. Therefore, there are two criteria you need to use to determine whether a worship is acceptable to God or not – your worship should be in TRUTH (criteria #1) and SPIRIT (Criteria #2).

Ask yourself, is the Christmas, easter, Halloween, Sunday Sabbath, baptizing babies, worshiping statues, the trinity doctrine, not observing God’s Commandments, valentine’s day, and others are in TRUTH and SPIRIT?

Read the Bible to know the answer. Do not believe me, believe the BIBLE.

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18 thoughts on “Warning: 10 POPULAR “Christian” Practices/Beliefs that are not Rooted in the Bible!

  1. #1-I would agree
    #2-agreed
    #3-I have to agree here, dont see why “Christians” do this Holiday that is rooted in Satan
    #4-Valentine’s Day I dont have a problem with this one, also there was a person name St.Valentine which I think is the reason its named after
    #5-Easter Sunday- Again, I have no problem with celebrating Easter, as long as you dont celebrate Good Friday, since the Bible says Jesus was in the grave 3 days and nights.
    #6-DK off hand
    #7-no comment
    #8-Always did wonder about that! Christians, and Catholics ridiculed those that worshiped the sun and other things like that, then turn around and worship statues, and other things
    #9-huh?
    #10-Baptizing babies, yes I can see not doing that, but I have no problem in blessing them.

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    • Hello Richard!:)

      Thanks for taking the time to comment.

      #4… Well, even if here was someone whos name is St. Valentine, we cannot take away the fact that it is rooted in Paganism…

      #5… do you know that the Bible tells us that Jesus was crucified on Wednesday and was resurrected on Saturday? If you want to know more, just tell me.:)
      #10. yep, The bible tells us that we should bless the children, but never baptize them.

      Cheers,
      JOshua

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  5. How can you can read this passage and not find the person of the Holy Spirit, co-equal with Christ?
    John 14:15 “If you love me, obey my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. 17 He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you.

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    • Hello, Appliedfaithorg!

      Thanks for your comment. We Read that the scripture cannot be broken (John 10:35). There are a lot of clear indications and evidence that go against the trinity doctrine. Paul denied the trinity (https://becomingchristians.com/2015/12/03/how-paul-surprisingly-denied-the-trinity-doctrine/) and there are 5 ways to debunk it (https://becomingchristians.com/2014/03/21/the-great-trinity-hoax-5-easy-ways-to-debunk-the-trinity-doctrine-shocking/).

      If there is something that would “prove” the trinity, it can be easily refuted.

      In John 14:15, the Holy Spirit should have not referred as “He”, but “It”. The Greek language uses gender-inflected pronouns and since the trinity doctrine has already crept into Christianity when the KJV were written, the translators are biased in using the pronoun he instead of it.

      As you can see, other verses use “IT” rather than he. Verses such as these:

      Romans 8:16: The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

      Romans 8:26: Likewise the Spirit also helps our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

      Another example is Matthew 10:20, where Jesus says: “For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which [not who ] speaketh in you.” Another is 1 Peter 1:11, which refers to “the Spirit of Christ which [again, not who ] was in them.” The King James Version translators did use the proper neuter pronouns in these verses.

      This can be a very long topic. Please read this article:

      http://www.ucg.org/bible-study-tools/booklets/is-god-a-trinity/why-the-holy-spirit-is-sometimes-incorrectly-referred-to

      You can also request your free copy, Is God a Trinity?
      http://www.ucg.org/bible-study-tools/booklets/is-god-a-trinity

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      • I checked NIV, NLT, NASB, ESV, HCSB, TLB and the KJV… everyone has it as a “Him”at some point in John 14 (17, 26). If someone is believing you over that many independent scholars, woe be unto them. You are bearing false witness. You appear to be either deluded, or a false profit… and I very rarely use that strong of language. The ESV team was led by one of the authors and lecturers I studied in Greek classes in seminary, and I trust him far more than you.

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      • Did you also checked Romans 8:16 and Romans 8:26? The scripture cannot be broken. Why are you ignoring this plain passage that use “it” to refer to the Holy Spirit?

        Let me give you a longer explanation why there is a variation. I would like to quote one of our publications.

        Greek, like the Romance languages deriving from Latin (Spanish, French, Italian, etc.), assigns a specific gender for every noun. Every object, animate or inanimate, is designated as either masculine, feminine or neuter. The gender is often unrelated to whether the item is indeed masculine or feminine.

        For example, in French the word livre, meaning “book,” is of the masculine gender and is referred to by a pronoun equivalent to the English “he” or “him.” And in Spanish, mesa, or “table,” is in the feminine. Clearly, although these nouns have gender, their gender does not refer to actually being male or female. In the English language, in contrast, most nouns that do not refer to objects that are male or female are referred to in the neuter sense, with the pronoun “it.”

        We might note that in the Hebrew language, in which the Old Testament was written, the word translated “spirit,” ruach, is referred to with feminine pronouns. But the Holy Spirit clearly is not female or a woman.

        In Greek, both masculine and neuter words are used to refer to the Holy Spirit. The Greek word translated “Counselor,” “Helper,” “Comforter” and “Advocate” in John chapters 14 to 16 is parakletos , a masculine word in Greek and thus referred to in these chapters by Greek pronouns equivalent to the English “he,” “him,” “his,” “himself,” “who” and “whom.”

        Because of the masculine gender of parakletos, these pronouns are grammatically correct in Greek. But to translate these into English as “he,” “him,” etc., is grammatically incorrect.

        For example, you would never translate a particular French sentence into English as “I’m looking for my book so I can read him.” While this grammatical construction makes sense in the French language, it is wrong in English. In the same way, to suppose on this basis that the Holy Spirit is a person to be referred to as “he” or “him” is incorrect.

        Only if the parakletos or helper were known to be a person could the use of a gender-inflected pronoun justifiably be used in English. And the term parakletos certainly can refer to a person—as it refers to Jesus Christ in 1 John 2:1. Yet the Holy Spirit is nowhere designated with personhood. So personal pronouns should not be substituted for it.

        Furthermore, there is absolutely no theological or biblical justification for referring to the term “Holy Spirit” with masculine pronouns, even in Greek. The Greek word pneuma, translated “spirit” (but also translated “wind” and “breath” in the New Testament) is a grammatically neuter word. So, in the Greek language, pronouns equivalent to the English “it,” “its,” “itself,” “which” or “that” are properly used in referring to this word translated into English as “spirit.”

        Yet when the King James or Authorized Version was produced (early in the 1600s), the doctrine of the Trinity had already been accepted for more than 1,000 years. So naturally the translators of that version, influenced by that belief, usually chose personal rather than neutral pronouns when referring to the Holy Spirit in English (see, for example, John 16:13-14; Romans 8:26).

        However, this wasn’t always the case. Notice that in some passages in the King James Version the translators did use the proper neuter pronouns. For example, Romans 8:16 says, “The Spirit itself [not himself ] beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.” Similarly, Romans 8:26 says “the Spirit itself [again, not himself ] maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.” In these cases the translators correctly used neuter pronouns because the Greek word pneuma, translated “Spirit,” is neuter in gender.

        Another example is Matthew 10:20, where Jesus says: “For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which [not who ] speaketh in you.” Another is 1 Peter 1:11, which refers to “the Spirit of Christ which [again, not who ] was in them.” The King James Version translators did use the proper neuter pronouns in these verses.

        Regrettably, later English translators of the Bible have gone further than the King James translators in referring to the Holy Spirit with masculine rather than neuter pronouns. Thus the Holy Spirit is almost always referred to as “he” or “him” in the more modern versions. This reflects not linguistic accuracy, but the doctrinal bias or incorrect assumptions of Bible translators who wrongly believe the Holy Spirit is a person.

        ——————-
        You are free to trust anyone whom you want to trust. As for me, I only trust God and His word.

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      • For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. http://esv.to/Rom8.14

        Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. http://esv.to/Rom8.26

        These testify to the person of the Spirit. Paul affirms the Trinity.

        My question for you is, how do you blaspheme that which is not deity? And if you do, what does Jesus say is the penalty?

        28 “Truly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the children of man, and whatever blasphemies they utter,
        29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”-
        30 for they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.” http://esv.to/Mark3.28-30

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      • I see. So the ESV also does render it Himself. At least the NKJV got the translation correct. I hope you read my lengthy, but detailed explanation about the inaccurate translation of referring to the HS as him instead of it. I could see that you didn’t took the time to comment about it. I would assume that you agree with the explanation.

        About your question. Blasphemy is “an act of effrontery in which the honour of God is insulted by man” (New Bible Dictionary).

        The Holy Spirit is considered the power of God (Luke 1:35). We need to remember that Jesus is conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit. If it is a persona, then why don’t we see any record of Jesus calling the HS as His father? But instead we consistently see Jesus talking to God and referring to Him as a Father.

        Now, since the HS is the power of God, blaspheming the HS is like insulting and blaspheming God. That’s how simple it is to explain. Blaspheming the HS is denying the authority and power of God. If you deny the power of God, then you are denying the same power that is able to save you. That is why Jesus is saying that it is unforgivable for anyone to blaspheme the HS.

        Mark explains that Christ was responding to an accusation from His detractors, who said, “He has an unclean spirit” (Mark 3:30). They meant that His authority came from Satan, not from God. Although these accusers knew that Christ was the Son of God, they accused Him of being a fraud. Christ warned them that they were in danger of committing a sin for which there was no forgiveness.

        If one continues to blaspheme and do not repent, then he is in danger of dying in the lake of fire (Matthew 10:28; Revelation 20:14-15).

        I hope this explains your question.

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      • Old Testament Trinity Proof Texts…..

        You are COMEPLETELY …misleading people about the TRINITY

        Genesis 1:26
        “Let US make man in OUR image”: Three plural pronouns, (We, Us, Our) used 6 different times in four different passages: Gen 1:26; 3:22; 11:7; Isa 6:8. The unanimous opinion of the apostolic Fathers was that the Father was talking to Jesus.

        Genesis 19:24
        “Then Yahweh [on earth in human form] rained on Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from Yahweh [in spirit form in heaven] out of heaven. Genesis 19:24. In this text Abraham is visited by three individuals, one being Yahweh and the other two angels. Here we have God on the earth (Jesus) and God in heaven (father) sending down fire from heaven. This incident when Abraham met with Yahweh God, is what Jesus referred to when he said, “Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.” (John 8:56) The unanimous opinion of the apostolic Fathers was that Jesus visited Abraham in Genesis 18 and 19.

        Isaiah 6

        Isaiah saw the glory of Yahweh, but John says that Isaiah really saw the glory of Christ. This proves Jesus is Yahweh. Combine this with the fact the Yahweh said, “Who will go for US” is a plural pronoun indicating more than one person in the Godhead.

        Isaiah 40-55

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        Jesus echoes the “I AM” statements in Isaiah chapters 40-55. This spectacular link explores over 20 different passages in Isaiah and John.

        Isaiah 45:23-24

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        I have sworn by Myself, The word has gone forth from My mouth in righteousness And will not turn back, That to Me every knee will bow, every tongue will swear allegiance. “They will say of Me, ‘Only in the Lord are righteousness and strength.’ Men will come to Him, And all who were angry at Him shall be put to shame.

        Micah 5:2

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        But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity.

        New Testament Trinity Proof Texts

        Mark 2:5-12

        Why does this man speak that way? He is blaspheming; who can forgive sins but God alone?

        John 1:1

        In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.

        John 5:18

        For this cause therefore the Jews were seeking all the more to kill Him, because He not only was breaking the Sabbath, but also was calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God.

        John 8:58

        “Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.” The Jews therefore said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?” Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.” Therefore they picked up stones to throw at Him; but Jesus hid Himself, and went out of the temple.

        John 10:33

        “I and the Father are one.” The Jews took up stones again to stone Him. … Has it not been written in your Law, ‘I said, you are gods’?”

        John 12:41 + Isaiah 6

        A simple reading of the context of John 12 makes it clear that John is saying that Isaiah saw the glory of Jesus Christ himself in Isaiah 6. This proves Jesus is Yahweh.

        John 19:7
        The Jews answered him, “We have a law, and by that law He ought to die because He made Himself out to be the Son of God.”

        Romans 14:11
        For it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall give praise to God.”

        2 Corinthians 13:14

        Philippians 2:1-2
        The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.

        Philippians 2:9-11
        “Therefore also God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

        Revelation 22:3
        “And there shall no longer be any curse; and the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His bond-servants shall [latreuo] serve Him.”

        Jesus worshipped in the highest sense of “latreuo”

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      • Hello Charles,

        Thanks for taking the time to comment. I’m not sure how the scriptures you quoted support the trinity doctrine. In fact, these scriptures point out to the overwhelming and plain conclusion that there are only TWO God being in the God family. Nowhere can we see any scripture telling us that there are three gods, which by the way is of pagan concept.

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