When does a thing become sin?
1 Corinthians 10King James Version (KJV)
10 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;
2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat;
4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
5 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.
8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.
Notice, in the above scripture, ALL those people had been ‘baptized’ unto Moses, or law. They had all drunk of the same spiritual ‘meat’. God was not pleased with many of them and overthrew them in the wilderness.
They all started out as God’s people or nation.
Yet only a few ended up still with God. Now, why? What made the difference. This is very important to anyone who truly wishes to go all the way with God and not fall by the wayside, being cast away at the judgment.
This chapter shows us what made the difference. It is still the difference today. Some wrestle the scriptures, to their own destruction, as Peter told us. See, they try to find a way out of having to obey God. They truly love their idols more than they love God.
Look at verse seven. They were idolaters. They sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. So you say, it is not a sin to eat and drink. Right. But what made it sin to them? They were doing it as unto an IDOL. This causes it to become SPIRITUAL ADULTERY.
Notice, He just keeps telling them, do not do as those old Israelites did. Do not lust after these evil things.
18 Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?
19 What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?
20 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.
21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.
The priests who offered things on the altar, were partakers of those things.
So, what is he saying? What made these things become sin? Verse 20 shows the answer = those things were sacrificed to DEVILS AND NOT TO GOD.
So when you offer things to devils, you cannot eat of the table of the Lord. It must be one or the other. He said, you cannot do both.
25 Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake:
26 For the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof.
27 If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake.
28 But if any man say unto you, this is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof:
29 Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of another man’s conscience?
30 For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks?
See, he made it very clear that it is not a sin to eat what food is set before you…BUT if they show you that it was sacrificed to idols, DO NOT EAT IT.
I can eat any kind of meat and it is not a sin to me for I know that Jesus cleansed it all at calvary. But to people who think it is a sin, it is.
Now some will take this and ‘wrest’ it as Peter said they would, trying to justify their satanic holidays.
But it will not work with God. God has made it very clear what he will not accept and what he considers SPIRITUAL ADULTERY.
In Deuteronomy God told us not to look at how the heathens worship their ‘gods’ and attempt to do the same to Him. He said, I hate all that stuff. So, trying to say you do not think it is sin, WILL NOT MAKE THAT BE TRUE.
If you took the time to study where all of these holidays came from, you would have no doubt that they are ALL steeped in evil devil worship. Idols of old. The witchcraft ways the heathens worshipped these idols, is something God HATES.
So you cannot justify them and think God will accept it. God very clearly told us that He cursed the day of the birth of Jesus. He clearly said, do not let that day be blessed.
So you cannot over-ride such a command from God, do this idol worship, and expect God to accept it.
Remember that both Cain and ABel did a sacrifice to God. But God was not pleased with the sacrifice of Cain and it cost Cain eternal life. It did not have to. God gave Cain a chance to repent and be accepted, but Cain was stubborn and refused.
What was Cain’s sacrifice? He went by old covenant LAW and offered an animal sacrifice to God. But God has always hated this, and has never once accepted it.
Abel was offering people that He had taught the truth to, unto God. God accepted this and Abel still lives.
Cain was religious, but it was in ways that God hated.
When God speaks against material things, it is only sin, when it is offered to idols. When it is connected with a religious doing, it is sin.
The only way it is not sin, is for God to have TOLD US TO DO IT.
God has to show us how to worship him, acceptably. If you try to do it some other way, as the heathens do to their idols, God will destroy you.
Look up Saturnalia. Not only is this the very same holiday as your xmess, but it goes all the way back thousands of years further back. It was always, and still is, worship of a SUN GOD’S BIRTHDAY.
Why is this? Adam was a SON OF GOD. But this Adam was prideful of his good looks and wanted to be worshiped as God. The SON KINGDOM IS NOT GOD.
The Father kingdom is God. Jesus never once said, I am God. It is lies of man. But Adam set up the son as god. Hence, the ‘sun’ gods birthday.
Now your xmess is nothing but this same old celebration or worship of satan.
The Romans had the Saturnalia and changed the name of it to christmas, to deceive the Christians into accepting this IDOL WORSHIP.
So, when a person has a few things of beauty in their home, or yard, or whatever, and that has no connection with a religious celebration, it is not connected to any god, then it is not sin. It is the lusting after these things, that makes them sin, and when they are connected with idol worship.
So, do not wrest scripture to your own destruction. All man-made holidays are IDOL WORSHIP; the things you do, eat and play are all offered to devils, and not God, for God will have no part with it. As I have said before, if it is something to God, that God will accept, then God had to have commanded us to do that. You cannot think that God will just forget that these holidays came from devil worship, all the way down from Adam to our day, and He is just going to up and accept the mess that he hates! you can believe this all you want to, but believing lies do not make them true.
This is the solid truth and all who reject it, do so to your own hurt. You know without a doubt that there is not even one single verse of Scripture that upholds any of this mess you call holidays.
I have challenged everyone to bring forth one scripture to back up your frolicking and merry-making, gift exchanging, but no one can do it.
God speaks against receiving gifts. He said it blinds you. God said, a gift blinds the eye.
God as just shown me that when you ‘sit’ or gather around your ‘green tree’ that you decorated in honor of the sungod, it is the same old sin of dancing around the golden calf. This is a sin that God holds against Israel forever. He will do the same to you.
By: Jo Smith…Dec 28, 2015