Is Easter Pagan?
04-23-2011, 01:28 PM
RE: Is Easter Pagan?
(04-23-2011 12:42 AM)sari83 Wrote: No, I did say objects or things can become idols. Also, giving supernatural powers to an object/thing would be classified as creating an idol. Recently, a local church was selling (for an exchange of a donation) prayer quilts. It alleged that if a person prays while kneeling on the quilt, their prayers will be answered. As well as, teaching children that a bunny, fairy, man in red suit, etc. has the powers to magically bring them gifts is in a sense creating an idol.
Now Sarah, you have it right. Now you are saying what matters to believers. People can become idols also, just look at some of the leadership worldwide, political or religious. However what you really are correct in, is the issue of the 'prayer quilt'. See, that is taking something supposedly for God and turning it into pagan superstition. And that is what needs to be trounced. Making something of Christ pagan. Making prayer a superstition. It's making the prayer quilt a talisman.
Who answers prayer? and is it dependent on how we stand, sit, kneel or lay? does it depend on where we are? Can an object assure us that our prayers will be answered?
Mat 6:5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
Mat 6:6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
Mat 6:7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
Mat 6:8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
Jas 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
Jas 1:6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
Jas 1:7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
Jas 1:8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
These types of things are the things that make false doctrine, and permeate the lives of Christians, and which fall under the banner of Christianity but are not of Christ. These are the things that corrupt and change the Word of God, so people do not know the Truth. These are the things that must be refuted because they are foundational for living for Christ. There's so much that falls into place if we understand things like this.
Eph 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
Eph 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Col 4:2 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;
Col 4:5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.
Col 4:6 Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.
3John 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
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