Most Americans have grown up with an appreciation for Christmas gifts when young, its music, winter sports, etc. But famine is threatening our world with millions dying in Africa as well as covid, says Dr. Richard Ruhling, author on current events and Bible prophecy. His website offers references for the following quotes.
A 10-year old boy asked his teacher what the Bible means—“Learn not the way of the heathen…for the customs of the peoples are vain; one cuts a tree from the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the ax.. They decorate it with silver and gold. They fasten it with nails and hammers so that it will not topple.” He was reading the 10th chapter of Jeremiah, and the teacher didn’t explain.
“Vain” means empty and this is a custom of heathen? It suggests a need to look deeper at Christmas, a word meaning Christ’s mass. “In the eucharistic prayer, the church commemorates Jesus Christ and his redeeming work, especially his sacrifice for all humankind through his crucifixion.” (Google)
That supports the idea of Christmas as a mass celebrating Christ’s death rather than his birth. Christ was born when shepherds were in the fields watching their sheep, not in winter, but in the fall at the Feast of Tabernacles. It’s an 8-day festival with a meaning that fits the coming of Christ to our world.
It commemorated Israel’s 40 years in the wilderness when they lived in tents and Christ came to tabernacle with us and he had “nowhere to lay his head.” The eight-day festival also marked the 8th day when he was dedicated in the temple that included circumcision on the 8th day, chosen by God for when pain is not acute from a nervous system not well developed but the blood clotting is better than at birth. These factors integrate with the Feast of Tabernacles as the 8 days and Christ’s birth.
Our understanding of the Feast of Tabernacles is obscured by the Church’s boast of abolishing the “Jewish festivals” in spite of God calling them “My feasts” in 23rd chapter of Leviticus and the last verse has the word “mo’ed”, meaning appointed times. They were enforced by “statutes forever.”
The “little horn” power that grew out of the Roman Empire when it fell “changed times and laws” in Daniel’s 7th chapter and did bad things, a warning to Christians if they read the world’s best seller.
This is evidence that religionists have changed the Bible, but deeper looks can still arrive at truth.
For more information on how biblical end-times are impending for 2023, readers can get Dr. Ruhling’s new book as a Christmas gift, From Lockdown to Knockdown, The Fall of America on Friday, Dec 9 on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08YJJSGYZ where Kindle offers a free app so readers can download the book to phone or pc and save postage.