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"And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world"
Revelation 12:9

Because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie

2Thessalonians 2:10-11

For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.
Romans 11:32







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Just as the days of Noah...


But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Matthew 24:37-39


Are Homosexuals born that way? ....... Interracial Marriage




America Israel, And Great Britain In Prophecy


The Mark Of The Beast


The True Church


The Secret Rapture


The Dreadful Day Of The Lord



Answer To An Atheist


For The Evolutionist


Can a Christian Believe in Evolution?


Pre-Existence Before The Material Universe


Does God Exist?


7 Proofs God Exists


The Bible Superstition Or Authority


Seven Keys To Understanding The Bible


How To Study The Bible


How To Understand The Bible


How Do We Know We Have The Complete Bible


Answers To Questions About Genesis


Why There Seems To Be A Gap In The Bible


How The Bible Counts A Generation


The Bible Verses The Dead Sea Scrolls


Should We Use The Old Testament


The Hidden Knowledge


How Religion Deceives You


A World Held Captive


The Ark And Noah


Weeks Of Daniel


The Exile In Stone





The Bible Story For Children


Volume I


Volume II


Volume III


Volume IV


Volume V


Volume VI



Genealogy And The Bible Family Tree


God As King


Who Really Discovered America


Oldest Known 10 Commandments Were Found In America


USA And Britain's Common Wealth In Prophecy


Tea Tephi


Britain's Coronation Chair And Jacob's Pillow Stone


Jacob's Pillar Stone


The Two Witnesses


Russia In Prophecy


The Middle East In Prophecy


Who Are The Arabs


Seeing The world Throgh Islamic Eyes


The Race Question


The Origin Of The Races


Military Service And War


Why Does God Allow Wars


The Sure Way To End The Fear Of Nuclear War


What Is Armageddon?


There Is A Way To Escape


Understanding The Way To Peace


World Peace How It Will Come


The key To Human Survival


Petra The Safe Place


Is There Life After Death


World Peace And How It Will Come



The Mark Of The Beast


Mark Of God's People


The Key to Revelations


The Book Of Revelations Unveiled At Last


Christian Symbols, The Fish, Cross, And Crucifix


The Pagan Cross


The Cross


The Council Of Laodicea



Why The Church


Fundamental Doctrines


How And Why We Know We Have The Truth


The Abomination That Maketh Desolate


God's Temple Excepts The Mark Of The Beast


Joseph Tkach Sales God's Church


WCOG Changes Name


WCOG vs. Philadelphia COG Court Records


God's Church Is The Temple


The True Church


The History Of The Church


Where Is The Original True Church


Beginning History Of The Worldwide Church Of God


The Real History Of The True Church


Foundation, History, Authority, And Doctrine Of The Worldwide Church Of God


Philadelphia Era Of The Church


Just What Is The Church


God's Church Does Not Compromise


Worldly Churches Are Social Clubs


The Tongues Question


Tongues- Is The Pentecost Experience Being Repeated Today



Does God Exist


7 Proofs God Exist


What About God Revealed Knowledge


Why God Is Not Real To Most People


Is God Fair


How To Put God First


God Was King


God's Divorce


Is Jesus God


Should We Pray To God Or Only To Christ


70 Weeks Of Daniel


Was Jesus Really Dead


Why Christ Died


If You Lived At Time Of Christ Would You Have Believed Him


The Mystery Of MELCHIZEDEK Solved


What Is Man


How God Planned To Reproduce Himself


What Led To The Creation Of Man


What Is The Soul


Why You Are Alive


The Incredible Human Potential At Last Revealed


Why Humans Were Put On Earth


The only real value of a human life


Bridging The Gap Between Human Mind And The Ultimate Spirit Composed Sons Of God


What Science Can't Discover About The Human Mind


Human nature - Did God create it?


Human Nature And How A Whole World Is Deceived About It's Origin


Why Were You Born


You Were Born To Be King


The Great Purpose Of Your Life


Man To Rule The Universe


Your Children - FUTURE GODS


If You Were God How Would You Look At The World Today


God's Invisible Agents


Where Is Enoch And Elijah


Lazarus And The Rich Man


Can Men Actually Communicate With Departed Spirits?


Life After Death


Is There life After Death


Did God Create A Devil


Is There A Hell



God's Holy Days Or Pagan Holy Days


List Of Holy Days


How Often Should You Partake Of The Lord's Supper


Should The Lord's Supper Be On The 14th Or 15th


How To Observe The Passover In Your Own Home


The Resurrection Was Not On Sunday


Does Easter Really Commemorate The Resurrection


Easter


What Is The Purpose Of The Resurrection?


The Plain Truth About Easter


The Pentecost


How To Figure The Pentecost


The Sabbath A Perpetual Covenant


Which Day Is The Sabbath Of The New Testament?


Why Do You Observe Sunday


Neglecting The Sabbath


Christmas


Should You Celebrate Birthdays


Halloween


New Years Eve


Valentines Day



Is Tithing In Force Under The New Testament


Should Christians Tithe


Should You Pay Tithes


The Man Who Couldn't Afford To Tithe


Did You Ever Know Why Money Is The Root Of All Evil


Does God Hate The Rich



Has Time Been Lost


God's 19 Year Cycle


Calendar With Holy Days


God's Calendar


What is a Prophetic Year



The World's Oldest Surviving Inscription Of The Ten Commandments Found In America



Job, Joseph And His Brothers (Israel's Sons) Built The Great Pyramid



The Truth About The Free Masons



There Is Nothing New Under The Sun


The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us. There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after. Ecclesiastes 1:9-11



Sex


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Are Homosexuals Born That Way


Interracial Marriages


Why Marriage


Polygamy


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The Family Breakdown


Child Rearing


The family - God's Plan For Mankind


Conspiracy Against The Family


The Surprising Origin Of Modern Education



Pre-Existence Before The Material Universe


Does God Heal


The Plain Truth About Healing


What is Faith


What kind Of Faith Is Required Of Salvation


Are We Back On Track When We Lost Faith


How To Receive Answers To Your Prayers


Have Christians Lost Their Power?


The Plain Truth About Fasting


The Importance Of Fasting


Is all Animal Flesh Good Food


What Fish And Fowl Are Good For Food


The Key To Radiant Health


10 Simple Rules That Lead To Health


Why Man Must Suffer



Christ's Gospel Was Suppressed - Not Heard From First Century Until Now!


The Startling Revelation Of What Was Christ's Gospel


What Is The True Gospel?


The Gospel Jesus Taught


The Gospel Is Education


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All About Baptism


Baptism By Fire


What Do You Mean Born Again


Are The Ten Commandments Necessary


Were The Ten Commandments Nailed To The Cross


Were The Ten Commandments In Force Before Moses


The Ten Commandments


What Is Salvation


What Is The Reward Of The Saved


What Do You Mean Reward For Your Works


Just What Do You Mean Conversion


What Is True Spirituality


Conversion Sudden Experience Or Life Long Process


False Conversion


A Letter From Armstrong To The Newly Converted


What Is A Liberal


Is It Wrong To Be A Cultured Individual


The Old And New Covenant


Let God Fight Your Battles


The Law, The Catholics, And You


Do Christians Sin


Education For Life


Keep Your Eyes On The Goal


How FAR May I Safely Go, In Doing What I Want But Know I Ought NOT?


Christianity Is A Growth Process


Are You Being Tested


How You Can Overcome


How To Prevent Sin


What Is The Worst Sin


How You Could Commit The Unpardonable Sin


What Do You Mean The Unpardonable Sin


Ending Your Financial Worries


The Blessings Of Abundant Living


How To Live Life Abundantly


The Way Of Life That Causes Success


The Seven Laws Of Success


Should You Try To Change Others


Should You Listen To Others


We Must All Speak The Same


The True Meaning Of Predestination


Is Your Ultimate Fate Decided For You In Advance


What Is Friendship


What Is Emotional Maturity



The Incredible Human Potential


Christ's Gospel Was Suppressed - Not Heard From First Century Until Now!


The Startling Revelation Of What Was Christ's Gospel


The Incredible Human Potential At Last Revealed


Pre-Existence Before The Material Universe


What Led To The Creation Of Man


How God Planned To Reproduce Himself


Bridging The Gap Between Human Mind And The Ultimate Spirit Composed Sons Of God


Why Today's World Evils


Why The Church


Just What Do You Mean Conversion


Human Nature And How A Whole World Is Deceived About It's Origin


Is There Life After Death


World Peace And How It Will Come



Jesus Is Coming Soon...Too Good To Be True


What Is The Kingdom Of God


What Will You Be Doing In The Next Life


Looking Into The World Tomorrow


Where Will The Millennium Be Spent


TheWonderful World Of Tomorrow



Mystery Of The Ages


The Seven Mysteries


How The 7 Mysteries Were Revealed


Who And What Is God


Mystery Of Angels And Evil Spirits


The Mystery Of Man


Mystery Of Civilization


Mystery Of Israel


The Church


The Kingdom Of God



Software


Theophilos


ESword



Herbert W. Armstrong


Armstrong's Calling


Armstrong's Conversion


How Christ Educated His Apostle


This Is The Life


How I've Been Providentially Protected From Harm And Death


No! I Was Never A Jehovah's Witness Or Seventh Day Adventist


The Little Book


The 19 Year Time Cycle


The Need To Make The Truth Plain


Must God's Ministers Be Ordained By The Hands Of Man?


You Won't Believe It Armstrong's Final Sermon


End Time Elijah


Armstrong's Autobiography



Josephus Antiquities Of The Jews


Josephus War Of The Jews


Josephus Against Apion


Josephus Hades


Josephus Autobiography








Mosr people carelessly assume that celebrating New Year's Eve is a Christian custom.

But did the practice of waiting the old year out really come from the Bible?

Is ]anuary 1 the true beginning of a new year? Who has the authority to determine when a new year begins?



An Ancient Pagan Custom



New Year's is one of the oldest and most universal of all pagan raditiam.' 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 forrn or another. Yet no other festival has been cele- brated on so rnany different dates or in so many seemingly different ways.

In ancient Babylon, New Year's festivals were closely bound to the pagan feast called Christmas today. The little-known connection of New Year's with Christmas is made clear here, The PLAIN TRUTH About CHRISTMAS!

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 tbnamnd year: 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 rnerryrnakings and clownings, the murnmers 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 Christ was born. And they celebrated the arrival of a new year! (4000 Years of Christmas, pp. 20-21.)

That is how it began. The celebration of New Year's began in ancient Babylonia in Mesopotamia. I was a pagan custom of ancient sun- worship 2000 years before the birth of Jesus.

The celebration of New Year's i never once commanded in the Bible. Jesus and the apostles never observed it. Moses forbade it!

Don't say it doesn't matter. It does matter to God whether we adopt the customs of the heathen. Your Bible says, Learn not the way of the heathen (Ieremiah 10:2).



A Pagan Roman Feast



The New Year's festivities that had originated in Babylon found their way to Greece and finally to Rome. The Romans called it Saturnalia;in honor of Saturn. Among them it was extremely popular;a time of revelings, drinking bouts, orgies;final1y 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. Cou.nt's 4000 Year: 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 licentious customs surrounding the Roman Saturnalia!



Accepted by Church Fathers



But how did such a thoroughly pagan day ever insinuate itself into our modern Christian calendar? Read the answer from church history;about 375 A. D. This is the period Emperor Constantine imposed Christianity on tl1e Roman world.

There were many immigrants into the ranks of the Christians by this time, writes Earl W. Count. The Church Fathers discovered to their alarm that they were also facing an in- vasion of pagan customs. The habit of Saturnalia was too strong to be left behind. At first the Church forbade it, but in vain (page 51).

Rather than resist the influence of pagan customs, the Catholic Church fathers compromised!

The Church finally succeeded in taking the rnerriment, the greenery, the lights, and the gifts from Saturn and giving them to the Babe of Bethlehem. . .. The pagan Romans became Christians;;but the Saturnalia remained! (E. W. Count, page 51.)

Modern Clristians have gone a step further!

Rather than present a gift to ]esus Christ on the day they falsely assume to be His birthday, the world is busily trading presents among themselves! Christ has been not only forgotten at Christmas time, but is not so much as toasted amidst the partying of New Year's Eve!

During the Middle Ages many of the ancient Roman customs were maintained and augmented by the incoming heathen rites of the Teutonic peoples. It was during this period that the customary yule log and mistletoe were added to the popular New Year's festivities. The yule log is a carry-over from the bonfires of sun-worship, and mistletoe is a parasite used in Druid rites as a symbol of sex-worship!

As Teutonic customs were added, the date of New Year's celebrations was temporarily changed to March 25, to coincide with the Germanic spring rites of fertility.

Finally Pope Gregory re-instituted the ancient pagan Roman date of ]anuary first. He imposed it on the whole Western world in 1582 when his Gregorian calendar reforms were accepted. All Roman Catholic countries accepted this change at ante! Sweden, Germany, Denmark and England, the strongholds of Druid customs, finally acquiesced to Rome in the 1700's!



The Modern Attitude of Compromise



Today, New Year's Eve has become a time for people to wallow in excesses of liquor! The modern attitude seems to be, have a wild time on New Year's Eve, and turn over a new leaf on New Year's Day!

New Year's resolutions are empty and meaningless, usually trifling matters of jest! Few people make a lasting change.

Most people seem to have convinced themselves that God is out of the picture for good. That God is not con- cerned with their modern revelings, drunken parties, promiscuous behavior!

What does God have to say about New Year's? Does He condone observing a pagan festival? practicing pagan customs in the name of Christ?



God Labels New Year's PAGAN!



God Almighty does not compromise!

Notice the Eternal's stern warning to Israel as they conquered the pagan nations of the promised land:

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 aftertheir gods, saying How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.' Thou rival! not do :0 untathe Eternal thy Gad: for every abomination to the Eternal, which He haleth, have they done to their gods. . . . (Deut. 12:50-31.)

What were the customs God hates and condemns in Deuteronomy? What are those pagan rites that are an abomination to I-Iirn?

These very rites and customs practiced in ancient Canaan and Syria included the New Years Festivals! From the ancient Canaanites the Greeks learned the same rites.



Greek God of WINE !



Theodor I-I. Gaster writes concerning the familiar New Year's babe:

Actually the New Year babe is far older than he looks. In ancient Greece, it was customary at the great festival of Dionysus to parade a babe cradled in a winnowing basket. This was taken to symbolize the annual (or periodic) rebirth of that god as the spirit of fertility! (New Year.)

Who was this Dionysus?

None other than Bacchus;-the god of wine! In his honor the Greeks held a festival celled the Festival of the Wine-Press at the time which corresponds to our months of January- February!

Today more alcoholic beverages are consumed during the holiday season than at any other time of the year! New Year's Eve is noted for its licentious, wild, and wanton partying. People are deceived by riotous pagan holiday spirits;for the most part em- anating from liquor bottles;all the while calling it Christian!



Father Time



Another symbol of New Year's celebrations is equally pagan! It is the familiar figure of a white-haired man carrying a scythe. What does he represent? The ancient Greek god Cronos. It is from the name Cronos we derive our chronograph which measures time.

Among the Greek gods, Cronos originally cut a swath of human sacrifice with his sharpened scythe! The silent reaper anciently reaped little chiildren in horrible episodes of mythical mnnibalirm! This Greek rite of human sacrifice was adopted by ancient Rome, where human sacrifice was practiced at least until 500 A. D.

N0 wonder God Almighty warns the pagan New Year's celebration is an abomination to Him! See Deuteronomy 12:31.

Strange as it seems, the professing Christian world praises and practices customs and days of pagan origin- thinly cloaking them in Christian- sounding names! You too, may have accepted these vain traditions of men, never realizing they are PAGAN TO THE cons! In vain do they worship me, said Jesus Christ, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men !

]esus said it is possible to worship Gad;to venerate the name of Christ -;and still do it all in vain!

Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition, He continued, . . making the Word of God of 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 stubbornly refuse to stop observing them! God is their judge! '

Don't you make this mistake!



When Does God Begin the New Year?



Remember! It is God Almighty who created the Universe. He set the heavenly bodies in their courses at Creation. It is by His master-clock that time is determined.

The earth's rotation regulates the length of a day;the lunar phases in- dicate the length of a month. And the orbit of the earth around the sun dic- tates the length of a year!

But only God has the authority to set the date of the beginning of. the new year!

God's sacred calendar year begins in the spring;not in the middle of a dead winter! Notice Exodus 12:1~2, And the Eternal spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the fin! month of the year ta you.

The first month of God's sacred calendar is called, in the Bible, Abib. It means the month of green ears. Later, the Jews called it Nis an;a Babylonian word having the same meaning.

It was in the month of Abih or Nis an that Israel came out of Egyptian captivity under Moses (Ex. 54:18). The Hebrew month Ahib overlaps the months of March-April on the pagan Roman calendar in use today.

God placed the beginning of the sacred year in the early spring to mark the beginning of the seasonal harvests. The two annual harvests in Palestine foreshadowed God's Plan for the two-fold rpiritual harvest of souls to be born into His Kingdom.

Your Bible speaks of a great false religious system which will think to change times and laws (Dan. 7:25). This system has deliberately thought to change the beginning of God's calendar year in an attempt to hide God's Plan for the salvation of man- kind! But man has no authority to change God's master-clock.

Satan, however, has cleverly deceived the world into believing the new year begins on january first!



Why National Captivity?



The very same pagan practices Godcondemns in the Old Testament are being perpetuated in our modern world today!

The very same festivals of paganism adopted by ancient Israel have become an integral part of this modern society!

Read, in II Kings 17:15-18, the reason why God Almighty took ancient Israel into captivity: And they rejected his statutes, and his covenant that he made with their fathers, and his testimonies which he testified against them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after the heathen that were round about them, concerning whom the Lord had charged them, that they should not do like them!

What was the result of Israel following the customs of the heathen nations around them?

Therefore the Low was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of his sight.,..and afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand of spoilers, until he had cast them out of his sight. . . . S0 war lmzel rawied away out of their own land to Assyria unto this day! (H Kings 17:18, 20, and 23.)

Israel never returned as a nation to the land of Palestine!

Israel was lost! Its true identity was concealed until modern times! Now there is proof that the lost ten tribes of ancient Israel migrated to North- western Europe. The chief peoples among them have become the United States and British Commonwealth today!



Modern Paganism Will Be Punished!



Do you suppose God has changed His mind about compromising with paganism?

For I am the Lord I change not.... warns the Eternal in Malachi 3:6. This same reminder is repeated in Hebrews 13:8.

Speaking to the modern nations of Israel today, Almighty God says, As for you, O house of Israel, thus saith the Eternal God; Go ye, serve ye everyone his idols and thereafter also, if ye will not hearken unto me: but pollute ye my holy name no more with your gifts and with your idols (Ezek. 20:39).

In other words, God is saying, Be pagan if you insist; but quit calling it Christian.

God continues to warn modern Israel against the holidays of paganism, in Hosea 2:11:

I will also cause all her mirth to cease, her feast days [days the people chose], her new moons [marking the beginning of the pagan New Year], and her sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts. Notice that these were Israel's feast days;-those Israel had acquired from the pagan nations around them; not those God had originally instituted through His Bible! And I will visit upon her the dayr of Baalim, wherein she burned incense to them (verse 13)!

The very same punishment awaits any nation today that forsakes God's law as revealed in His Holy Bible, and turns to the customs of pagan nations ;-observing pagan days of worship!

Does it make any difference if you continue observing pagan customs- like New Year's? It certainly does! God says so!



What You Should Do



God Almighty prophesies a final revival of Babylonian religion in great power just before He cuts short man's misrule of this earth. Read His waming in Revelation 18

And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power, and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the Great is fallen, is fallen. . . . For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of 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!

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 God Almighty has sent His ministers to warn this world;to cry aloud, and spare not, and show His PEOPLE their transgressions (Isa. 58:1). Punishment will not be forever withheld!

May God help you to HEED His WARNING, and forsake the pagan practice: of this modern world!






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