Religious Customs are Vain – Worthless

Excerpt from The House of Yahweh free monthly magazine…

Yeremyah (Jeremiah)10:2-5
2 This is what Yahweh says: Do not learn the way; religious practices, of the heathen; Gentile nations; and do not be deceived by the signs of heaven; though the heathen are deceived by them; using them to set their feasts.
3 For the religious customs of the peoples are vain; worthless! For one cuts a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the ax.
4 They decorate it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, so that it will not move; topple over.
5 They are upright, like a palm tree, but they cannot speak; they must be carried, because they cannot go by themselves. Do not give them reverence! They cannot do evil, nor is it in them to do Righteousness!

Yahweh has told us emphatically, ‘‘Do not learn the way of the heathen!’’ The way of the heathen is written in the chapters of man’s customs and traditions that have come down from the mythological Semiramis—Tammuz/mother—son adoration or worship.

Yahweh’s Way is written in the Holy Scriptures.
His way is there for His House to read and then to obey
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Deuteronomy 4:1-2
1 Hear now, O Israyl, the Statutes and the Judgments which I teach you to observe and do, that you may live, and go in and possess the land which Yahweh, the Heavenly Father of your fathers, is giving you.
2 You shall not add to the word which I command you, nor shall you take anything from it, so that you may keep the Laws of Yahweh your Father which I command you.

We realize that these customs of Christmas and New Year are presented to this world as beautiful things. These worldly holidays are well bound in the very fabric of life in the Christian world. These are times when families come together, gifts are exchanged, and the tree is set up with all the old, familiar decorations. These festivals play on the emotions and senses of mankind. These are exactly the kinds of feelings Satan uses to get this world to give her the worship she desires.

The worldly preachers who claim to follow the Scriptures are afraid to condemn these pagan practices. They are afraid of upsetting all the rich merchants who benefit during the yule-tide season. They are afraid of upsetting the worship of the sun that brings them so much wealth.

II Corinthians 11:14-15
14 And no marvel; for Satan herself is transformed into an angel of light.
15 Therefore, it is no great thing if her ministers also are transformed as the ministers of Righteousness whose end will be according to their works.

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