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
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
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?
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?
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.