FOR THE RECORD “I AM A PROTESTANT – LOCK, STOCK AND BARREL!”
Yeah we’ve been crying out against Christmas, Easter and Halloween for many years now and those who have their mind set to compromise will continue to observe these abominations using all sorts of sickening justifications. But that isn’t going to stop me from crying out against it; because the divine admonition to me as a servant of God is not to trim my sails to the breeze of popular opinion, but to tell it like it is and let the chips fall where they may!
“And thou shalt speak My words unto them, WHETHER THEY WILL HEAR, OR WHETHER THEY WILL FORBEAR: for they are most rebellious!” [Ezk 2:7]
But that will not make you ‘popular’ nor draw crowds will it?
“No, it will not, and knowing this, those who love the praise of men more than the approbation of God, and who value their salary above immortal souls, trim their sails accordingly. “But such preaching will drive people away, will it not?!” We answer, better drive people away by faithful preaching than drive the Holy Spirit away by unfaithfully pandering to the flesh!” – A. W. Pink
“For what peace in the Church without Truth? All conformity to anything else is but the agreement of Herod and Pilate to destroy Christ and His Kingdom”. And again, “An agreement without truth is no peace, but a covenant with death, a league with hell, a conspiracy against the Kingdom of Christ and a stout rebellion against the God of Heaven”. [John Owen]
In the light of the above statements does it not grieve the spirit of the true child of God to see those who call themselves ‘Protestants’ jump on the bandwagon with the Roman Catholics and observe their Pagan ‘Holy Days’ such as Easter and Christmas?!
“But I am not a “PROTESTANT’” says one, “I am just a “CHRISTIAN”!
Thou fool! Knowest thou not that A ‘CHRISTIAN’ AND A “PROTESTANT” ARE SYNONYMOUS!
A ‘Christian’ is not just someone who embraces that which Christ loves, but one who HATES EVERYTHING which Christ abhors!
“Through Thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I HATE EVERY FALSE WAY”! [Psalm 119:104]
The Apostle’s admonition to you who call yourself a ‘Christian’ is – “Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather REPROVE them”. [Eph 5:11] The word ‘reprove’ according to Strong’s means to ‘tell a fault’ confute and rebuke – in other words to PROTEST!
Was Jesus (the one you claim to follow) a ‘PROTESTANT’? Go back and read about the time when your Lord made a scourge of small cords and drove out of the temple those who were making a merchandise of His Father’s house! This is one of the few instances which is recorded in ALL the four gospels. Must be PRETTY IMPORTANT! And the Apostle tells us WHY he did it – “It was written, The zeal of Thine house hath EATEN ME UP”! [John 2:17]
Trust me, if you have even a little bit of Christ’s Spirit, then this SAME ZEAL ‘will eat you up’!
How can you claim to be a Christian, if you are not PROTESTING against that which parades in your Lord’s garb, while making merchandise of the souls of men?! [Rev 18:13]
Something’s seriously wrong with the ‘Christian’ who can shake hands with a Roman Catholic and call him a ‘brother’ and the Christian who knows the origins of Christmas and Easter and still stubbornly refuses to renounce it!
I am not advocating that you hate the Roman Catholic, but you have got to HATE THE SYSTEM! For it is the spirit of the ANTICHRIST! You must be willing to fight it ‘tooth and nail’ to your last dying breath! All of Christ’s true brethren fought this evil system and some of them sealed their testimony with their blood!
If you haven’t already done so, go get yourself a book called ‘The Book of Martyrs’ by John Foxe and read it and weep! And don’t just weep, but take up the Sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God and cut this system and the devil which rules it to the heart!
May God help you!!