There is plenty of information on the pagan background of traditional religious holidays out there.
The Purpose of this blog is not to rehash old information but to supply a fresh look at the situation. This blog will beginning to inform you why we God fearers do not observe the traditional religious holiday system around us, no matter where may live.
We have are forbidden by the Creator to observe them.
“And the LORD God commanded the man…”
From this verse comes many if not all of our commands. In the first book of the Bible, we read that mankind was created and has a Creator. The Creator has the right to make demands of His creation. So one could say, He is our big boss.
The problem is that He is not taken serous or most just do not Know Him nor what is expected of His creation.
Prohibition of idolatry
In the English we have the word ‘idolatry’ which is translated from the Hebrew ‘ avodah zarah’ or strange service’
Our Creator, from the beginning does not only want us to not bring anyone else between us and Him; He does not want us to serve/worship Him from made up ways.
From the beginning, we see that there is no one or thing between us and our Creator. He, the Creator did not give the majority of mankind a system of worship – in other words, He gave us no Sabbaths, festivals or any religious rites to do.
In the creation week we learn that the Creator set great lights in the skies to separate day from night, week from month and festivals. The continuation of reading the first five books of the Bible will show that until the formation of the nation of Israel at Mount Sinai there was no days or festivals given.
When the service of the Creator is done with festivals or days that He has not given; a forbidden act of idolatry is performed.
One of our sub-laws under the Prohibition of idolatry is that we are not permitted to invent religions or ways to serve the Creator.
He only gives seven main commands to keep. Each one of main commands has more sub laws under them, meaning that we have seven major commands but we have many sub-laws under each one; each sub-law may not be a direct command but an intended action may be expected of us.
For us God fearers, the observance of traditional religious holidays violates the forbidden act of idolatry.
Honoring and researching the Creator’s commands is very important business for us.
The Seven Commandment of the Creator are:
1. Set up courts of justice
2. Prohibition of idolatry
3. Prohibition of blasphemy
4. Prohibition of murder
5. Prohibition of theft
6. Prohibition of forbidden sexual relations
7. Prohibition of eating meat taken from a live animal
Below is a list of resources for the Seven Commandments:
The Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner
Guide For the Noahide by Rabbi Michael Shelomo Bar Ron
This list will get you started on your research toward understanding what the Creator wants from His creation.
Terry W. Hayes