True followers of our Father Yahweh in heaven should NOT partake in New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day celebrations, because it is NOT taught in Holy Scripture, it’s origin is found in false Pagan worship.
New Year’s Day, being observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern corrupt Gregorian calendar as well as the corrupt Julian calendar, should be avoided by true children of the Most High. In Rome under the Julian calendar, the day was dedicated the FALSE GOD Janus of gateways and beginnings, for whom January (Ianuariuas) is also named (Forsythe, Time in Roman Religion, p. 14)
New Year’s is one of the oldest and most universal of all PAGAN TRADITIONS! The custom of celebrating it has remained essentially unchanged for 4,000 years!
“There is scarcely a people, ancient or modern, savage or civilized,” writes Theodor H. Gaster, in his definitive book “New Year”, “which has not observed it … in one form or another. Yet no other festival has been celebrated on so many different dates or in so many seemingly different ways.”
In ancient Babylon, New Year’s festivals were closely bound to the Pagan feast which today is called “Christmas“, which is another tradition Yahweh’s children are FORBIDDEN to partake in!
When and how did New Year’s celebrations originate? Who began the custom?
Notice the proof of history:
“Mesopotamia,” writes Earl W. Count, “is the very ancient Mother of Civilization. Christmas began there, OVER FOUR THOUSAND YEARS AGO, as the festival which renewed the world for another year. The ‘twelve days’ of Christmas; the bright fires and probably the Yule log; the giving of presents; the carnivals with their floats, their merrymakings and clownings, the mummers who sing and play from house to house; the feastings; the church processions with their lights and song — all these and more began there centuries before the Messiah was born. And they celebrated THE ARRIVAL OF A NEW YEAR!” (“4000 Years of Christmas”, pp. 20-21.)
The celebration of New Year’s is never once commanded in the Bible. Yahshua and the apostles never observed it!
That is how it all began…from false Pagan teachings, the celebration of New Year’s began in ancient Babylonia in Mesopotamia. It is based on a false and corrupt Gregorian Calender (Created by the corrupt Pope at the time, Pope Gregory), based on a false and corrupt god Janus, and based on a Pagan custom of ancient sun-worship 2000 years before the birth of our Messiah. New Year’s celebration is NOT taught in Holy Scripture!
The New Year’s festivities that had originated in Babylon, then found their way to Greece and finally to Rome, and now, all over the world. The Romans called it “Saturnalia” — in honor of Saturn. Among them it was extremely popular — a time of revelings, drinking bouts, orgies — finally ending in HUMAN SACRIFICE!
“The first day of the Saturnalia shifted during the lifetime of Rome … it began around the middle of December … and continued until January first. In its midst was December twenty-fifth, the day, as the Romans calculated, when the sun was at its lowest ebb ….” (E. W. Count’s “4000 Years of Christmas”, page 28.)
It was Julius Caesar, Emperor of Pagan Rome, who instituted the New Year’s festival on January first. In 46 B. C., Caesar adopted the Julian calendar. He transferred to the first of January ALL of the abomination licentious customs surrounding the Roman Saturnalia!
Why would truth lovers and children of our Father in heaven want to celebrate the new birth of Janus on 1 January and observe this Pagan custom? That’s a question that people need to answer! Everyone must immediately REPENT of this abomination custom and REPENT of celebrating New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day!
Today, New Year’s Eve has become a time for people to partake in excesses of alcohol consumption and lawlessness! Many even use this time for sexual immortality and parties! The modern lawless attitude seems to be, “have a wild time on New Year’s Eve, and turn over a new leaf on New Year’s Day!” But that is a Satanic teaching, not a biblical teaching!
What does Yahweh have to say about New Year’s? Does He condone observing a Pagan festival?
Yahweh labels celebrations such as New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day as an Abomination!
“Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou INQUIRE NOT AFTER THEIR GODS, saying ‘How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.’ THOU SHALT NOT DO SO UNTO THE ETERNAL YAHWEH: for EVERY ABOMINATION to the Eternal, WHICH HE HATETH, have they done to their gods ….” (Deut. 12:30-31.)
No wonder Yahweh warns the Pagan New Year’s celebration is AN ABOMINATION to Him! Strange as it seems, the professing unbelieving world and Christians, praises and practices customs and days of Pagan origin — thinly cloaking them in “Christian or worldly” sounding names! You too, may have accepted these vain traditions of men, never realising they are an ABOMINATION to our Father in heaven and PAGAN TO THE CORE!
“In VAIN do they worship me,” said Yahshua, “teaching for doctrines the commandments of men!”. “Full well YE REJECT THE COMMANDMENT OF YAHWEH, that ye may keep your own tradition,” He continued, “… making the Word of Yahweh none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered!” (Mark 7:7, 9, 13.)
Many people will confess, when forced to, the Pagan origin of these days, but they shrug their shoulders and don’t care, they stubbornly refuse stop observing them! Reader, don’t you make this mistake, because lawless choices lead to destruction, curses, illness and separation from the Father!!!
“Her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues!” – Revelation 18:4
New Year’s celebration began in Babylon 4,000 years ago. It is practiced today by almost every people on the face of the earth. Satan the Devil has indeed deceived the whole world -Rev. 12:9
But Yahweh Almighty has sent His messengers to warn this world — to cry aloud, and spare not, and SHOW HIS PEOPLE THEIR SINS (Isa. 58:1).
May Yahweh help you to HEED THIS WARNING, and FORSAKE THE PAGAN PRACTICES of this modern world and RETURN to obedience to Father Yahweh ALONE!
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