Sabbath Day Word: Valentine’s Day, Another Festival To A Pagan Deity “Christianized”

By r. a.   Sabbath Day (Ex.20: 8 – 11)      Sat., Jan.20, 2018

In Messiah’s name: for those with eyes to see and ears to hear.

In another few weeks Atheists, Evolutionists, LBGT, Catholics, Christians, local schools and others will be celebrating the very popular Saint Valentine’s Day.

Without going too deeply into relevant sources, one of several sources I read, suggests the festival has its roots in a Roman [sexual] fertility festival of the Lupercalia (February 15) which was in the honor of the god, Pan.

“The name (Pan) seems to be borrowed from the Greek name of Pan – Lycaeus – from lukos, a wolf… because Pan, as god of shepherds, protected sheep from the rapacity of wolves”. It appears Pan was worshipped in ancient Egypt, Babylon, Rome and by the Phoenicians.

Pope Gelasius, in the 5th century C. E., changed the name of the pagan Lupercalia festival, and, instead of Feb.15, the Pope set Feb.14 as the new date of observance. This was still in keeping with the Feb.15 evening celebrations of the Lupercalia.

As with many of the pagan Christian festivals, the Roman Church “Christianized” them by giving them new names. Thus, Feb.14 was called Saint Valentine’s Day in supposed honor of a martyred priest by the name of Valentinus.

Nevertheless, there are individuals and assemblies throughout this earth who will not be participating in that Christian pagan deity festival. Here’s why not!          

Deut.12: 29-32 

29 When the Lord your God cuts off from before you the nations which you go to dispossess, and you displace them and dwell in their land,

30  take heed to yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed from before you, and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.’

31  You shall not worship the Lord your God in that way; for every abomination to the Lord which He hates they have done to their gods; for they burn even their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods.

32 “Whatever I command you, be careful to observe it; you shall not add to it nor take away from it. 

Jeremiah 10: 2 -“Do not learn the way of the Gentiles… for the customs of the peoples are futile”.

Those who will not be observing these “futile” customs are those who are converted and, with reverential fear, are obeying the Creator-God’s commands and following his true son, Messiah.

Peace, blessings and protection to all those who love the truth and hate the lies and deceptions.

 

 

 

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The Hitler Bell: A German Jewish Council Demands That It Be Removed

DW News.com     Posted Fri., Jan.19, 2018

Germany’s Central Council of Jews slammed Mayor Georg Welker over his remarks on the Nazi-era church bell in his village of Herxheim am Berg. Welker said the bell reminded him of German and “not just Jewish” victims.

The mayor of Herxheim am Berg, Georg Welker, denied accusations of anti-Semitism in the latest controversy surrounding the Nazi-era church bell in the German town south of Frankfurt. The 84-year-old bronze bell is inscribed with words “Everything for the Fatherland — Adolf Hitler” and a swastika.

The bell has been used for many decades, located out of sight in the belfry of the 1,000-year-old church. However, a former church organist alarmed the public after learning of its existence last summer. It has since sparked an intense debate on dealing with Nazi relics in Germany.

Local authorities have so far refused to remove the bell, saying it was a “historic relic” and that the village should not conceal its past.

‘I can hear the victims’

Herxheim am Berg’s mayor Georg Welker argued for keeping the bell in a show which aired on Thursday on Germany’s public broadcaster ARD. Welker said that the bell’s toll was a way of remembering the victims of the Nazi regime.

“I can hear the victims, there were also German citizens, not only Jewish,” Welker said, as quoted by the head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Josef Schuster.

The comments prompted sharp criticism from Schuster, who said Welker’s remarks were close to Nazi ideology.

“Did he mean to say that Jews at the time were not German citizens?” he asked.

Welker didn’t dispute that he’d made the comments but said it was possible he had misspoken or formulated a thought poorly during the course of the extended interview. Jewish residents of Herxheim am Berg left the village in the 1920s, before Hitler took power, said the 71-year-old politician and retired evangelist preacher.

During his work as the village preacher, Welker added, he conducted many funerals of people who suffered under the Nazi regime.

Welker’s clarifications are unlikely to stem the controversy, which forced his predecessor Roland Becker to step down in September.

The authorities of the 800-people-strong village called for community council session to discuss the fate of the bell next month.

Source:  http://www.dw.com/en/hitler-bell-saga-german-jewish-body-blasts-village-mayor-georg-welker/a-42211785

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Exploding Scandal: News Blackout! “The Most Horrific American Political Crime”

Natural News  By Mike Adams    Posted Fri., Jan.19, 2018 

#ReleaseTheMemo goes viral as America demands to see bombshell details of the secret *FISA warrant… “s**t is about to hit the fan”.

While the entire legacy media is running a complete news blackout on this exploding scandal — now shaping up to be the most horrific political crime in the history of this nation — Americans are demanding federal officials #ReleaseTheMemo so that people can see for themselves what really happened.

The magnitude of this scandal is off the charts. It makes Watergate look like child’s play. According to numerous sources (see below), this scandal reveals how Obama, the DOJ, the FBI and the Clinton campaign all conspired to fabricate false “intel” to justify illegal spying on their political enemies (the Trump campaign).

In other words, the U.S. intelligence community tried to steal an election but failed, and now they’re all about to be exposed (and go to jail).

As you might have expected, the entire corporate-run media system is refusing to report anything about this story.

But independent reporters like Sara Carter (Circa News) have been relentlessly pursuing the truth, and Sean Hannity has led the way on publicizing the details even as the legacy media tries to keep Americans in the dark.

Tweet the hashtag #ReleaseTheMemo to join the chorus of those demanding full transparency. Also trending now is #Obamagate, as this scandal goes all the way to the top of the corrupt Obama administration.

What follows here is a collection of shocking headlines on must-read stories that detail the astonishing scale and scope of this criminal conspiracy. Read up on this and you’ll know why the Democrats are screaming so loudly about the “government shutdown” as a pure distraction strategy.

The Gateway Pundit is probably the No. 1 site covering all the breaking news in near real time.

*FISA – Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

Links to story found here:  https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-01-19-releasethememo-goes-viral-as-america-demands-to-see-bombshell-details-of-the-secret-fisa-warrant.html

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School District Pays $800,000 To Settle Transgender Student Case

LifeSiteNews.com   By Mark Hodges       Posted Fri., Jan.19, 2018

Kenosha Wisconsin – The Kenosha Unified School District has caved to the transgender agenda, dropping its appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court and paying a $800,000 settlement in the case of a biologically female student who says she is a “boy.”

In July 2016, Wisconsin high schooler Ashley Whitaker (pic above) sued her school. She said she suffered from depression and anxiety and that her life was miserable – not because of her gender dysphoria, but because George Nelson Tremper High School didn’t acknowledge her as a “boy” and allow her to use the boys’ bathroom.

The board voted 5-2 last week to not continue the case and to withdraw the district’s petition to the Supreme Court. The district’s attorney Ron Stadler said that the district would likely have succeeded at the Supreme Court, but that the monetary and insurance risks weighed heavily.

“I think we have an excellent argument, but if you look at it in terms that you’ve got these escalating costs, you’ve got a good argument, but not an absolute argument,” he told Kenosha News. “The attorneys’ fees drive it.”

School leaders had offered “Ashton” a gender-neutral bathroom to use, but she still stopped drinking adequate water, began to faint, and suffered headaches over being addressed using female pronouns, initially being disallowed to run for Junior Prom King, and being made to room with the girls on an orchestra trip to Europe.

In September 2016, a federal court order Tremper High to let Ashley use the boys’ bathroom. The school appealed.

A Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals panel upheld the lower court’s dictum in 2017.  The court dismissed the school’s appeal to male students’ privacy as based on “sheer conjecture and abstraction.”

The court decided that a female using male community toilets is no different than “an overly curious student of the same biological sex who decides to sneak glances at his or her classmates.”

The school appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

But, worn down and concerned with rising litigation costs, the school district dropped its appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.  They agreed to pay $800,000 “for the harm Ash experienced as a student.”  The lion’s share of the money will go to lawyers.

Now a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Tremper High agreed to let Ashley use the men’s room if she ever visits.

Full article here:  https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/school-district-caves-to-gay-lobby-pays-800000-to-settle-transgender-studen

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The Democrat That Trump Should Fear In 2020 — And It’s Not Oprah

Washington Post   By Eugene Scott        Posted Thurs., Jan.18, 2018

A recent Quinnipiac poll says that more Americans would vote for former vice president Joe Biden than Trump. It certainly wouldn’t be a landslide win: 48 percent of respondents said they’d pick Biden, while 44 percent said they’d elect the president for a second term.

Biden has not ruled out running in 2020, after opting not to enter the race in 2016, citing the death of his son Beau Biden and a need to focus on family. But, if elected, Biden would be 78 years old when entering the White House. The former vice president ranks at No. 2 behind Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on The Fix’s list of top 2020 contenders.

While Biden is No. 2 on the list, it’s not as firmly as before, after a recent spate of sexual harassment allegations against politicians — and the re-evaluation of past allegations — put Biden’s handling of the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings back in the spotlight, Aaron Blake reported.

And speaking of the #MeToo movement, the buzz around Oprah Winfrey after her campaign-style speech during the Golden Globes, confirmed that she would beat the president. According to the poll, she would get 52 percent of the vote to Trump’s 39 percent. But 66 percent of respondents said electing a celebrity as president is a bad idea.

One particular lawmaker who is considered a front-runner by many liberals would not appear to have the support needed to beat Trump: Sanders. When asked whether they’d be inclined to vote for Sanders over Trump, 55 percent of those surveyed said no.

It has become a common argument on the left when lamenting Trump that had Sanders been the Democratic nominee over Hillary Clinton, he would have attracted enough support to beat Trump. The argument is that liberals who did not back Clinton would have voted for Sanders, along with some of the white working-class voters and men who ultimately chose Trump.

However, this most recent poll suggests that would not be the case today. The poll also revealed potential support for Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, the lawmaker from New York who holds Clinton’s former seat in the Senate. When asked whether they would be inclined to vote for Gillibrand, 49 percent of Americans said “no” while only 13 percent said “yes.”

“President Donald Trump can’t seem to improve his approval rating, perhaps because of the troubling fact that half of the voters we spoke to think he is mentally unstable,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. “The president is a divider, not a uniter, say an overwhelming number of voters, an assessment made even more disturbing by his perceived lack of respect for people of color.”

Full article here:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2018/01/18/the-democrat-trump-should-fear-the-most-in-2020-and-its-not-oprah/?hpid=hp_hp-more-top-stories_fix-2020-11am%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.9215d106ad23

 

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Lucifer Is No Fallen Angel (4 min vid)

Posted by r. a.     Vid by James R. Brayshaw         Thurs., Jan.18, 2018

Is Satan the infamous Lucifer? According to James Brayshaw, they are not the same entity. Take a look and decide for yourself. (r. a. note)

 

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Did Hawaii And Japan Send Out Those Missile Alerts? Maybe This Is The Real (9 min vid)

Posted by r. a.   Vid by On Point Preparedness      Thurs., Jan.18, 2018

“Pushing the wrong button” just doesn’t smell right. Here’s a more plausible explanation of how these missile alerts were activated. (r. a. note)

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Gross! Watch This Kitchen-Maid Grovel To The Zionists (3min vid)

Russian Insider.com   By Louis Heyward   Posted Wed., Jan.17, 2018

The level of insanity has reached an all new high when your diplomatic representative to the rest of planet Earth makes it clear that she is in fact beholden to a foreign government.

Watch as she panders to the Zionist! She goes the extra mile to make sure that they understand that serving Israel comes first, everything else is secondary. She is an embarrassment to her country.

Source: http://russia-insider.com/en/shocking-video-nikki-haley-groveling-and-pandering-aipac-event-israel-lobby/ri22146

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Israeli Minister Calls For More Death And Injuries To Palestinians In Gaza

AntiWar.com    By Ramzy Baroud      Posted Wed., Jan.17, 2018

Not a day passes without a prominent Israeli politician or intellectual making an outrageous statement against Palestinians. Many of these statements tend to garner little attention or evoke rightly deserved outrage.

Just recently, Israel’s Minister of Agriculture, Uri Ariel, called for more death and injuries on Palestinians in Gaza.

“What is this special weapon we have that we fire and see pillars of smoke and fire, but nobody gets hurt? It is time for there to be injuries and deaths as well,” he said.

Ariel’s calling for the killing of more Palestinians came on the heels of other repugnant statements concerning a 16-year-old teenager girl, Ahed Tamimi. AHED was arrested in a violent Israeli army raid at her home in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh.

A video recording showed her slapping an Israeli soldier a day after the Israeli army shot her cousin in the head, placing him in a coma.

Israeli Education Minister, Naftali Bennett, known for his extremist political views, demanded that AHED and other Palestinian girls should “spend the rest of their days in prison.”

A prominent Israeli journalist, Ben Caspit, sought yet more punishment. He suggested that AHED and girls like her should be raped in jail. “In the case of the girls, we should exact a price at some other opportunity, in the dark, without witnesses and cameras”, he wrote in Hebrew.

This violent and revolting mindset, however, is not new. It is an extension of an old, entrenched belief system that is predicated on a long history of violence.

Undeniably, the views of Ariel, Bennett and Caspit are not angry statements uttered in a moment of rage. They are all reflections of real policies that have been carried out for over 70 years. Indeed, killing, raping and imprisoning for life are features that have accompanied the state of Israel since the very beginning.

This violent legacy continues to define Israel to this day, through the use of what Israeli historian Ilan Pappe describes as “incremental genocide.”

Throughout this long legacy, little has changed except for names and titles. The Zionist militias that orchestrated the genocide of the Palestinians prior to the establishment of Israel in 1948 merged together to form the Israeli army; and the leaders of these groups became Israel’s leaders.

Israel’s violent birth in 1947- 48 was the culmination of the violent discourse that preceded it for many years. It was the time when Zionist teachings of prior years were put into practice and the outcome was simply horrifying.

“The tactic of isolating and attacking a certain village or town and executing its population in a horrible, indiscriminate massacre was a strategy employed, time and again, by Zionist bands to compel the population of surrounding villages and towns to flee,” Ahmad Al-Haaj told me when I asked him to reflect on Israel’s past and present.

Al-Haaj is a Palestinian historian and an expert on the Nakba, the “Catastrophe” that had befallen Palestinians in 1948.

So, when government ministers like Ariel and Bennett call for wanton violence against Palestinians, they are simply carrying on with a bloody legacy that has defined every single Israeli leader in the past. It is the violent mindset that continues to control the Israeli government and its relationship with Palestinians; in fact, with all of its neighbors.

Full article here:  https://original.antiwar.com/ramzy-baroud/2018/01/16/words-deeds-genesis-israeli-violence/

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Germany: Sacred Cow Gives Blessing For New Hindu Temple

DW News.com       Posted Wed., Jan.17, 2018

A German milk cow called Madel has given her approval to a proposed site for a Hindu temple outside Bremen. The local Hindu community borrowed the animal to suss out (find out) whether the land would be good for a temple.

A Hindu priest and a group of Bremen Hindus led the milk cow to the field dedicated to building a temple on Wednesday. The animal, considered sacred in the ancient religion, was required to indicate her approval or disapproval of the site.

The religious ritual is commonly practiced among Hindu communities in India and Sri Lanka.

“If she stays there, it’s a good place to build a house or a temple,” community leader Pathmakaran Pathmanathan told the German  EPD News Agency ahead of the ceremony on the outskirts of Germany’s northern city of Bremen.

According to the custom, the cow is required to stay on the field of her own accord and show no signs of discomfort. Otherwise, the building would need to be moved to a different site.

On Wednesday, the cow named Madel was taken to the meadow by its owner, local farmer Frank Imhoff. A Hindu priest blessed the animal and decorated it with a cloth, flowers and powder paint.

With Madel not attempting to leave the field, her behavior was soon deemed favorable to proceed with construction.

“We will build the temple here,” community leader Pathmanathan said. “There are lots of people here and yet the cow feels happy nonetheless.”

According to Pathmanathan, the port city of Bremen boasts around 300 Hindu families. Around 100,000 Hindu people currently live in Germany.

Source:  http://www.dw.com/en/germany-cow-gives-blessing-for-hindu-temple-in-bremen/a-42183009

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