Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Mother’s Day – Good or Not So Good?

Many people are aware of the pagan origin of Christmas and Easter (which isn’t Passover), but what about holidays of recent invention, such as Mother’s Day? There’s no heathen religious history associated with it, and there isn’t anything wrong with honoring our mothers on a particular day, is there? Well, yes, there is for the children of God who are called out of men’s artificial ways of honoring themselves in corruption. For more on this, read the following portion of an online meeting from 2010 (See below).

Note: During the meeting Walter twice referred to the “pagan origin” of Mother’s Day without specifying what that was. I looked up the history of Mother’s Day and discovered it was started, not in honor of mothers, but mothers rising up after the US Civil War to put an end to all wars of bloodshed. Here is part of “Mother’s Day Proclamation,” by abolitionist Julia Ward Howe (1870 – author of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”).

Let women now leave all that may be left of home
For a great and earnest day of counsel.
Let them meet first, as women, to bewail and commemorate the dead.
Let them solemnly take counsel with each other as to the means
Whereby the great human family can live in peace…
Each bearing after his own time the sacred impress, not of Caesar,
But of God –
In the name of womanhood and humanity, I earnestly ask
That a general congress of women without limit of nationality,
May be appointed and held at someplace deemed most convenient
And the earliest period consistent with its objects,
To promote the alliance of the different nationalities,
The amicable settlement of international questions,
The great and general interests of peace.

Later, another woman, Ann Reeves Jarvis, organized “Mother’s Day Work Clubs” to educate poor women about health and hygiene. Her daughter, Anna Jarvis, began to organize the first Mother’s Day celebrations in the US, which eventually was declared a national holiday by President Woodrow Wilson in 1914. Nine years later, Jarvis protested against what Mother’s Day had become, even calling for boycotts: “This is not what I intended. I wanted it to be a day of sentiment, not profit.” So much for the best intentions of man, which cannot overcome the nature of man to serve himself and not the Lord, Who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

Applicable portions from our May 8th, 2010 Sabbath meeting where we covered the topic of Mother’s Day:

“Who are My mother, brother, and sister?” the Lord asked. Can you imagine Jesus setting aside “Mother’s Day” for His mother? The very thought is repugnant to Him.

These words are true and applicable to all, especially give attention to the last verse for now.

“Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth. I did not come to send peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a man’s foes shall be those of his own household” (Matthew 10:34-36 MKJV).


To know the truth is to embrace it. It is not about head knowledge; With head knowledge, you will honor your mother, and only your mother. With heart knowledge, you will honor the Creator and all He has made. Without Him, you can honor nothing. With Him, you honor Him, and by Him, all. And your head knowledge is vain, so that even your mother won’t be honored – nothing of the flesh or the world has life; never did, never will. In Him was life and IS.

And what about the other 364 days? Are mothers and fathers honored on those? Is one formal, official day going to make up for negligence, thoughtlessness, and carelessness on any or all of the other days?And if we live right every day, which is why we are gathered here today, in the Lord, do we need a special day set aside? Frankly, is it not substitution for the reality?

Is it not playing on people’s consciences just to open their wallets or exalt themselves as “heroes”?


All these days and observances are so vain. What we want to do is understand the origin and significance of these things. It certainly was not the Lord Who decided on a day of the year to keep His Fifth Commandment, was it? “For the time of life which is past is enough for us to have worked out the will of the nations, having gone on in lasciviousness, lusts,excess of wine, parties, carousings, and abominable idolatries” (1 Peter 4:3 MKJV). In these things they are surprised, that you are not running with them into the same excess of riot, blaspheming. But they shall give account to Him Who is ready to judge the living and the dead. (1 Peter 4:4-5 MKJV)

The Fifth Commandment is from the new heart, every day.

“Who are My mother, brother, and sister?” the Lord asked. Can you imagine Jesus setting aside “Mother’s Day” for His mother? The very thought is repugnant to Him.

“If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple. And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me, he cannot be My disciple” (Luke 14:26-27 MKJV).

“But become doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if anyone is a hearer of the Word and not a doer,he is like a man studying his natural face in a mirror. For he studied himself and went his way, and immediately he forgot what he was like. But whoever looks into the perfect Law of liberty and continues in it, he is not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work. This one shall be blessed in his doing” (James 1:22-25 MKJV)


I recall I used to wonder how much to spend on a Mother’s Day card. Back in the ‘50’s one could likely buy one for 10 cents, maybe 5; don’t recall – or for $1, which was a big fancy one. Now just what kind of honor would I do my mother if I didn’t work as a kid and make sure I got her the best card on the counter? And what about flowers? “Don’t you love your mother enough to get her flowers, or some gift? Are you going to cheap out and just give her a card? What kind of son are you?!? For shame!” Thus says the accuser, the destroyer, and the merchandiser. The same with Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s, and everything else of the world. It is never, but never, enough – never.

Unless my mother knew I had only $1 dollar to my name and I went without my pleasures just to buy her the $1 card. Then my mother should consider that she could have taught me to not try to artificialize my love for her – “Oh son, you shouldn’t have!” And it’s true! Those mothers who teach the way of God are the true mothers, and they are honored daily of God and those they teach. Motherhood is not biological; it is spiritual.

“But the Jerusalem from above is free, who is the mother of us all” (Galatians 4:26 MKJV).


Of course, all that is said here for tomorrow’s event can be said of Father’s Day, as well.

“And He stretched out His hand toward His disciples and said, Behold, My mother and My brothers! For whoever shall do the will of My Father in Heaven, the same is My brother and sister and mother”
(Matthew 12:49-50 MKJV).

 

Related posts:

On the Subject of Long Hair for Men

There's been plenty of debate and misconceptions regarding the meaning behind "long hair" in 1 Corinthians 11:14. What is long? What is too long? If Nature is to teach the obvious why is it not clear? We find out.

The Conduct Required of Believing Wives

Subject: God give me clarity From: Teresa To: The Path of Truth Date: 12/4/2015 9:45 AMI have come across your website and I'm married to my earthly husband that we were not brought together by God now that I have come to christ and live for Jesus now it's hard to accept my old ways and im not trying to talk down on him because I have been patient I have fasted I have prayed and I just come to conclusion that maybe this marriage is not healthy and not the will of God I don't see the love of God in him, we have children together so I feel sorry for him but I am not merciful to the wicked, I have stuck around, because i trust in God and feel that he might change him but as I red this page it's like man brought us together and we were in the world now I just want more of God I do everything and not complaining but this marriage is a distraction he wants to be worshiped instead of us praying and worshiping God together, I'm always pulling him to church he doesn't wash me with the word the holy spirit teaches me all what I have grown to know wisdom and understanding and I think this marriage is not being blessed it is a hindrance but I want to do God's will not my own so I just don't know wer to start or where to begin I research some things and he had like narcissism and jezabell spirit when I ask him to fast he makes excuses he doesn't even try he gets bord of God's word and thats not GOOD I just don't know wer to start or what to do we have children and I'm willing to gi...

The Lord is Over Prison

From: Dorothea To: The Path of Truth Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 8:06 PM Subject: clare-du-bois.listened to some of her videos although it prompts me to pray... and she is right that we are in last days  no scripture is mentioned in videos I listened to ' I think she is a fraud ... or maybe just confused  Sister in Christ http://pa-john.freehostia.com/From: Victor Hafichuk To: Dorothea Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 7:36 AM Subject: Re: clare-du-bois.Claire duBois is a fraud, Dorothea, and you can know this with all assurance, if you desire to do God’s will and follow through by His grace. “Therefore Jesus answered them and said, "My doctrine is not Mine, but His Who sent Me. If anyone desires to do His will, he will know about the doctrine, whether it is from God, or whether I am speaking on My own authority” (John 7:16-17).That looks like an interesting site you sent us. We’ll check it out, Lord willing. Is there any particular reason you sent it to us? Are you reading on our site and receiving the doctrine of Christ? VictorFrom: Dorothea To: Victor Hafichuk Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 2:54 PM Subject: Re: clare-du-bois.I agree so I am ignoring Claire duBois Please pray for my husband who is under persecution - my husband managed site From: Victor Hafichuk To: Dorothea Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2016 2:43 PM Subject: Re[3]: clare-du-bois.Can you elaborate on your husband’s situation? Who is perse...
Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Provide your email if you would like to receive periodic correspondence from us.



0
You can leave a comment herex
()
x