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Modern Olympics — Ancient Pagan Ceremony Repackaged

 

The Olympics — It’s not what you think…

The Olympian events continue to be a major pagan ritual as it was since its inception during the ancient Greek civilization. Contrary to popular belief, the event hosts more than just games. London Olympics 2012 is probably going to be one of the biggest occult ritual till date, not to forget the Athens Olympics 2004 that was packed with ritualistic symbolism. The term ‘Olympic’ springs from Olympus or Olympos, a Greek god as well as a mythical location of the 12 Greek gods.

Ancient Olympics 

The ancient pagan Greeks took their religious deities very seriously. Everything they did revolved around their gods and goddesses. The Olympics was in fact a religious celebration rather than a sporting event that including all kinds of immorality, from animal (and occasionally human) sacrifices to sexual revelry to religious chants and feasts dedicated to their deities.  For several centuries, the event was held every fourth years, as it is today. In ancient Greece, it was the longest religious festival as well as the longest sporting event — and it continues to be in this day and age.

Zeus was the main god that was honored during the religious athletic event. He was known as the king of the Olympians. The participants would stand before an enormous 40-feet high statue of the god holding a lightning bolt, swearing oaths to him at his temple in Olympia. Only men participated in the Games back then, and they would do so naked.

At the beginning of the event, the “eternal flame” was lit by virgins in honor of Hera, Zeus’ sister and wife. The same flame is seen held by the Statue of Liberty and Paramount Pictures.

This polytheistic rituals lasted several hundred years before it was a banned in 394 A.D. by Emperor Theodosius of Rome in response to the spread of Christianity across the Roman empire. He realized the horrendous pagan acts carried out during the Olympic events went against the prevailing Christian belief.

Birth of Modern Olympics

Baron Pierre, a Jesuit/Freemason (no surprises) revived the pagan spirit of the Games in 1892. He was the father of the International Olympic Committee.

‘Baron de Coubertin so loved the religion of the games that his heart was buried in the temple of Apollo in Olympia. To Coubertin, the Olympian athlete was himself a god. In an 1892 proposal of the revival of the games, Coubertin said, “The first essential characteristic of the Olympics, both ancient as well as modern, is to be a religion. It represents, above and outside the Churches, humanity’s superior religion.” Today, more revival of the ‘spirit’ of the games is being promulgated by many.’ — Source

The event is NO different today. It’s pagan to its core. Ritualistic acts abound. Greek deities are present on medals; the flame is lit, every beginning as a ceremonial implication. One of the acts of pagan rituals include excessive sex with multiple/unknown partners. The same happens during the Olympic events “behind-the-scenes” as described by US gold medalist, Hope Solo:

“With a once-in-a-lifetime experience, you want to build memories, whether it’s sexual, partying or on the field. I’ve seen people having sex right out in the open. On the grass, between buildings, people are getting down and dirty.” Source

Sexual activities in the open or behind doors is an essential ritual of ancient pagan religions.

Live in the Fear of God

For those of us who are called by the LORD our God to live a life separate from that of the world, let us be ware that we don’t get heavily involved in this satanic event as we will be watching a pagan ritual unfold. Be on your guard! Let us not become like the Israelites who worshiped the golden calf and reveled in its glory when they thought Moses was not returning.

And Jesus said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God. – Luke 16:15

 

For detailed readings: 

The religious roots of Olympics
Olympics 2012 – Unveiling a (false) Messiah?
Revisiting the pagan Olympic Games

 

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Enmity with God in the Church

The lack of fear of God has brought in so much worldliness and compromise within the Church it’s shocking. Every disobedient thing seems to be acceptable, whether it’s yoga, transcendental meditation (in the name of Jesus, if that’s not going beyond the limit then I don’t know that is!), live-in relations, night clubs, witchcraft/vampire-themed movies, etc. The list is endless. Why have Christians failed to recognize the enemy? Why are they so ready to believe a compromised gospel rather than the Gospel that says “do not love the world or the things therein” (1John 2:15)? The Lord was not using a figure of speech when He spoke through James saying, “know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God“? (James 4:4) Which “god” do you go to sing to on Sunday mornings? A god whose love is so overtly emphasised that he’s turned into a Santa Claus? A god who’s so “love-sick” that he’s begging you to love him back? That’s the not God of the Bible! We’re supposed to be on our knees begging Him for love; yet He’s so merciful He took the initiative to endow His love on us! He has not removed His indignation and fearful wrath from the disobedient and the half Christians (Rom 1:18).

If you do a research or at least look around in this site, you’ll find that this world is run by the Evil. He’s doing all he can to take as many souls as he can with him into the lake of fire. He’s created lewd entertainment, unjust politics and government, texts books teaching lies about history and science, false doctrines, false teachers, false “Christian” interpretations, New Age gurus,  confused gender roles, fairy tales, manifestations of aliens. Again the list is endless. Do you still not comprehend why the only wise and all-knowing God would tell His chosen sheep to stay away from the wolves territory? Are Satan’s strategies hid from Him? Why is every generation worse than the previous? Christians are perishing because of the lack of knowledge. It’s too difficult for them to give up the “fun” the god of this world has to offer. I often can’t tell the difference between a christian and a heathen. That’s the most shameful thing ever!

Fear God. And by fear I mean be afraid of Him. Enough of the mushy god the terrifying God is turned into. Because false teachers have managed to take out the fear of God from the minds of Christians, they are involved in every evil work because they think God is love and not to be feared. The Apostle Paul persuaded people to turn to Christ and obey Him because he knew the terror of God Almighty.

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things [done] in [his] body, according to that he hath done, whether [it be] good or bad. Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men… (2Cor 5:10,11)

It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. (Heb 0:31)

This is holy fear, and not manipulation. Keep away from the things of this world; the things that make your flesh happy but grieves your spirit and the Holy Spirit. The only truth is the Gospel, everything else is a deception!


The Slavery of Serving Worldliness

“Oh that my child be godly. Oh that my child give it all for the sake of Christ. Oh that my child live for Him. Oh that my child not be enslaved to the very things that so enslave me.

Do you realize, now listen to this, there’s a balance in everything, there is… but do you realize that if you would just take an agenda/write down a list of how much time you invest in your children in extra curricular activities (versus) how much time you invest in your children with regard to godliness.

We buy things, we fill them full of media, we put them in the world, and we carry them every place on the face of the earth all throughout the week that our lives are so busy and scattered that we can’t even sit a meal and what are we doing?! We’re making our children enslaved to the very master that enslaves us and ruins our lives instead of teaching our children only one thing is needed: devotion to Christ.”

– Paul Washer


It’s very uncool to be a biblical Christian

Here’s a write-up I came across. Did you ever know that being a Christian involves no persecution, no hatred from the world, no narrow gates or roads, no hate crime charges, but only fun fun fun? Well if you believe that Christ meant coolness and fun when He said to carry our cross daily and follow Him; that the world will hate you because it has hated Him first; that in this world you will have many troubles: then this is the gospel for you. But just be warned, it’s a false one and hence don’t expect the Lord to acknowledge you before His Father in Heaven, and don’t expect to find a place in Heaven!  Anyhow, I’ve confronted it with the different colored text (typos in the original by the author):

It’s cool to b a Christian!! (Scripture please). So many people think it’s boring and uncool to be a Christian but that’s totally wrong. (Since when is being cool Christ’s purpose? He isn’t concerned with social status but eternal life!) The Christian life is the most most joyful and meaningful life there is. The Christian life is the ultimate life! The Bible saids that Jesus have come to give us life, abundant life. (John 10:10) We can have that life (life you want or the life He wants for you?) when we start to live for Jesus. (Are you advertising Christianity? Jesus also said there will be hatred and persecution, seems like that scripture does not exist in your bible..)
The Christian life is so much more than going to church and singing psalms, it’s a living relationship with God every day! When you become a Christian God becomes your best friend, a friend whom you can share everything with. (So God just becomes a buddy who will never leave you? So basically the apostles were killed for their best friend, and Christians are hated because of having a best friend? The Bible says God becomes the Father, you become His children and followers! We fear/revere a father more than a friend.) 
And you don’t have to cut your hair or change the way you look either just because you are a Christian. The Bible tells us clearly that God looks at our inner body not on our outer look. He judges us by our hearts. That what’s counts to God not if you wear a threepiecesuit or not. (1 Zamuel 16:7) (So a Christian can look like a cave man with tattoos or wear skimpy dresses and flirt around and God accepts all that? The Bible says that we are not to love the world or its things, but be sanctified in our minds and hearts which must show in our lifestyle – which will be different from the world’s. Besides, the heart is the most deceiving thing. Jesus said, “Ye shall know them by their works” (not hearts) Matt 7:20)

GOD  CAN  FORGIVE  YOU! And you know what? God can forgive all your sins in the past if you just turn from them and turn to God instead. The Bible saids that if we confess our sins to God and ask for His forgiveness He forgives everything and gives us a brand new life with Him.(1 John 1:7-9, Romans 10:9-10, Isaiah 1:18, 2 Corintians 5:17)Yes, God forgives your sins and He also forgets them. They are gone forever. (Hebrews 10:17, Psalms 103:12) So no matter what you may have done in the past God can forgive you all. All He asks from you is that you are sorry for what you have done and ask for His forgiveness. (Proverbs 28:13, I John 1:9, Romans 10:9-10) (That’s it? Just feel sorry for your past and ask God’s forgiveness and voila? What about the present and the future? What about living in sanctification and in holiness? It is the lifestyle (fruits/works) that will show if you really were sorry.)

GOD  LOVES  YOU  EVEN  IF  YOU  HATE  HIM! And you know what? God still loves you even if you hate Him. God still loves you even if you are satanist, whore, thief, murderer oranything else. No matter who you are and no matter what you may have done in the past God still loves you. He don’t like your evil ways of course but He still loves you as a person. He even loved you so much that He sent His only son Jesus here to earth to die for your sins! (John 3:16) Jesus never did anything wrong still He was willing to die for your sins on the cross (Hebrews 4:15) He took your penalty in your place. And if you believe that Jesus did this for you God promises that He will forgive you all your sins and give you a brand new life in communion with Him. (The author fails to mention why a satanist, a whore, thief, murder and anyone else need Christ; no really, why should a satanist turn to Christ when he has not been convicted of the gross sin and warned of eternal lake of fire with the devil himself? A person can never be convicted of sin unless he is chosen of God to belong to Him. God loves those that are His; He has saved satanists, whores, thieves etc but not by their decision of “accepting Christ”. A person must renounce their evil ways and start living by God’s Word, then they shall continue in salvation.)

YOU  CAN  START  A  NEW  LIFE  WITH  JESUS  TODAY! Yeah, that’s true you can have it today if you want it (who would want a hard, persecuted life? Unless you’re promoting your gospel of coolness…). All it takes is a simple prayer where you turn to God and pray Godfor forgiveness of your sins and ask Jesus to take full control of your life. It’s that simple. (Readers, do not fall for this lie! It’s not that simple! You can’t be saved just by your decision of praying)You don’t even have to go to priest or something like that, you can do it right where you are. The mostimportant thing isn’t the words but that you are serious in what youare doing. You can’t play games with God, He knows you better than you know yourself. He knows if you are serious or not.But if you are serious God will forgive your sins and give your life real meaning. God will forget all the evil things you have donein the past and give you a brand new life instead.
And if you turn to Him, He surely will turn to you and forgive and forget all the past forever! But don’t wait too long to turn to Christ. You don’t have any promisefor tomorrow. The Bible saids that the day of Salvation is today. (2 Corintians 6:2)Today you got the chance. You don’t even know if you are alivetomorrow, but today you got the chance to turn to Christ. So don’t blew it!
This is the most important decision you will ever make in your life and decides where you will spend your eternity. And there is no middle ground, either you receive Christ or you are rejecting Him. If you choose to don’t care about Christ you are in fact rejecting Him. If you reject Him he will reject you on judgement day.
The choice is yours…

BUT  WHY  DID  JESUS  HAVE  TO  DIE? Well, the Bible tells us that he had to die to conquer the penalty of sin. We all sin and the Bible saids that the wages of sin is death. (Romans 3:23, 6:23)Jesus came to annulate the penalty of sin and therefore he had to die for us. But death wasn’t the end, he rose again on the third dayand conquered death. Because of this we can now have forgivenessof our sins if we just believe in Him. And that’s not all, cause becauseof Jesus annulation of our sins we can now have a communion with God, we can now have a living relationship with God forever if we just believe that He did this for us (Don’t “just” believe it, live it.) . The wayto Heaven is open for us. All it takes is to believe (and LIVE an uncool life) that Jesus diedfor your sins and rose again on the third day. If you do this andpray God to forgive your sins and let God have control of your lifeyou will have a living relationship with God every day.
Of course the Christian life isn’t always easy but God will help you thru even the bad times if you just put your trust in Him. Whenyou start to live for Jesus you will have a purpose and meaning in your life that you just never have had before. The Christian life is the most meaningful, joyful and wonderful life you can ever have. So what are you waiting for??


Is it biblical to burn a Qu’ran?

Although the incident has passed some time ago, the question is still relevant: should a Christian burn a Qur’an? (I would rather ask whether it is biblical to burn a Qur’an.) The majority of Christians will disagree, and I agree with those who disagree. First off, retaliation is not the best way to get a message across. It just adds fuel to the fire. Secondly, Muslims burn the Bibles in order to instill fear in us; but they are ignorant of the fact that we worship not the Bible, but the God of the Bible. They can burn as many Bibles in the world as they want, yet they cannot burn the living Word of the Lord God from people’s hearts. The apostles never went around burning religious literature of other religions in order to defend themselves – that is unChrist-like! Why use the same strategies as our enemies? What difference does Jesus Christ’s teachings make? Defending ourselves comes naturally when attack but to retaliate only generates further trouble without solving the problem.

Islam is a physical threat to the Church as well as to the entire world. The New Testament is full of scriptures that encourage the followers of Christ to partake in His suffering. It’s an honor to suffer for the One who suffered for us! He had more authority to stop the torture He had to go through, yet He obeyed God His Father unto death. How much more should we!? The world is bound to hate Jesus Christ, and hence His followers: If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before [it hated] you.” John 15:18 and again “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me.” Matt 24:9 Did the Lord literally mean that the world will hate or did He mean metaphorically? He always spoke plainly to His disciples.

We are not to fear the physical death but rather the spiritual death! “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Matt 10:28 When we refuse to deny Christ before a Muslim, who may be ready to behead us if we reject Allah, that refusal is worth more than burning a religious book! When the apostles and the Church was persecuted, this did not stop the Gospel from spreading but rather the persecution acted as a catalyst to further the Gospel of Christ Jesus!

The armour of God described in Ephesians 6 does not list ‘retaliation’ as a weapon because the weapons described are spiritual since we wage war against Satan and his forces in the unseen realm. Let us rather fight the deceiving doctrines that have infiltrated the Church destroying her from within and endangering the spirits of people! May we always seek God’s wisdom rather than depend on our intelligence, let God be obeyed at all times.


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