November 27, 2020
FROM YOUR PASTOR’S DESK:
MITHRAISM, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25, CHRISTIANITY AND ROMANISM (Part V)
“Richard Vertegen, after much research, writes of the heathen nations:
‘And it is also respectable that the most ancient Germans being Pagans, and having appropriated their first Day of the Week to the peculiar adoration of the Sun, whereof that Day doth yet in our English Tongue retain the name of Sunday.’ – ‘Restitution of Decayed Intelligence in Antiquities,’ p. 11. London: 1673.
“Speaking of the Saxons, he says: ‘First then unto the day dedicated unto the especial adoration of the Idol of the Sun, they gave the name of Sunday, as much as to say the Sun’s-day, or the day of the Sun. This Idol was placed in a Temple, and there adored and sacrificed into, for that they believed that the Sun in the Firmament did with or in this Idol correspond and co-operate. The manner and form whereof was according to this ensuing Picture.’ – Ibid, p. 74. (Capitalization as given in this ancient book).
“It is hardly fair to accuse the Roman Catholic Church of exchanging God’s holy Sabbath for a heathen festival WITHOUT giving her the opportunity to DENY or ACKNOWLEDGE this accusation; so we will let her now state the FACT in her own words, frankly. She says:
“The Church took the pagan philosophy and made it the buckler of faith against the heathen……She took the pagan Sunday and made it the Christian Sunday……There is, in truth, something royal, kingly about the sun, making it a fit emblem of Jesus, the Sun of Justice. Hence the Church in these countries would seem to have said, ‘Keep that old, pagan name. It shall remain consecrated, sanctified.’ And thus the pagan Sunday, dedicated to Balder, became the Christian Sunday, sacred to Jesus.’ – ‘Catholic World,’ March, 1894, p.809.” (From ‘Facts of Faith,’ Christian Edwardson. pp. 102, 103, Southern Pub. Asso. 1943.
The Bible Sabbath has a preparation day, Friday. The pagan Sunday which the Catholic Church changed its name to ‘Christian Sunday,’ does not have a preparation day. Hence, they cannot change the true Sabbath into their “preparation day.” It would be too obvious a change this late!
Let’s prepare for the Lord’s day tomorrow! Bless all, NMF