Greetings in Yahshuah Ben Yah/Yahshuah HaMashiach/the Lord Jesus Christ, Nathan and Vera,
I am responding to your recent greeting to all, wishing them a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukah and a Joyous Kwanza.
Nate (and Vera), I want to tell you the great error in what you do as Jews who profess faith in God. Firstly, Christmas is a pagan festival, originating long before Jesus Christ, in honor of deities concocted in the minds of the heathen, as promoted by spiritual powers (demons) influencing them to their idolatrous practices. By Moses and by Jeremiah, as well as by others, YHWH strictly forbade any association with these gods or forms of worship and practices. As it is written:
“Take heed to yourself that you do not become snared by following them, after they are destroyed from before you, and that you do not ask about their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods, that I too may do likewise?” (Deuteronomy 12:30 MKJV)
And: “Hear the Word which Jehovah speaks to you, O house of Israel. So says Jehovah, Do not learn the way of the nations, and do not be terrified at the signs of the heavens; for the nations are terrified at them. For the customs of the people are vain…” (Jeremiah 10:1-3 MKJV).
And: “But they would not hear, but hardened their necks, like the neck of their fathers who did not believe in Jehovah their God. And they rejected His statutes and His covenant which He made with their fathers, and His testimonies which He testified against them. And they went after the vain thing, and became vain, and after the nations around them, concerning whom Jehovah had charged them not to do like them” (2 Kings 17:14-15 MKJV).
Christmas has nothing whatsoever to do with Yahshuah/Jesus Christ. God has nothing to do with Kwanza. These are not innocent celebrations or festivities, Nate. All suffer the consequences of partaking in these apparently harmless activities. I know; I was there and now I am here. Being there only, I didn’t know, but where I am now, I can and do know. God once spoke to me in 1976, telling me His people were hurting because they were indulging in all these things, and doing them in His Name, thinking to please Him. They are grieving, not pleasing Him.
Why would you encourage these things, contrary to the Torah, as though you were ignorant of, or wilfully disregarding the Torah, while at the same time presuming to go to the synagogue and worshiping the One Who condemned these things?
I will tell you why. Perhaps you haven’t known any differently, but you are choosing the acceptance of man over the praise of God, and the pleasures of this world over the fulfilment of the spirit.
Nate and Vera, I don’t say these things to fault you. You are already at fault, know it or not, and I tell you how, as a friend, so that you will know and seek to honor the Creator, and not men who choose, whether ignorantly or otherwise, to worship and revel as they please, against His will. It is not easy, to be sure, but it is necessary, if one will live.
Sent to Nate on December 12, 2004
Wrong! While almost all nominal Christian churches celebrate Easter, why don’t they stop to consider that the pagan goddess of fertility and love, Ishtar or Ashtoreth, has the preeminence here even in the name of the occasion - “Easter”? As with Christmas, carnal religious leaders long ago decided to bring the heathen into their fold by “Christianizing” their idolatrous worship practices, cleverly paralleling them to, and interweaving them with, Biblical events and practices.
From: Nicola To: The Path of Truth Sent: Monday, November 07, 2016 5:02 PM Subject: Using my picture and personal information Without consent! Dear Ronnie, I have become aware that my picture and personnel information has become public knowledge without first asking me.m which has resulted with over 50 downloads so far. This is illegal. If it is not removed, I will have to take further action. My son is also in that picture. Regards, Nicola From: Victor Hafichuk To: Nicola Cc: Ronnie Tanner and Paul Cohen Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2016 7:36 AM Subject: Re: Using my picture and personal information Without consent! So Nicola, it’s okay for you to publicize demonic trash (albeit as a sick “joke,” as you say) with your toddler in it, but cry in protest at his involvement if we publicly confront you for doing so? How does that work? Are you upset with people seeing what WE’VE said, or about people seeing what YOU’VE said, or, with what your “friends” have said? Perhaps you simply don’t want any of your associates to know you profess Christ, and to hear what He has to say about your profession? Might that be it? Victor [The record of the Facebook conversation] Nicola October 31 at 4:50pm · The closest I'm getting to Halloween this yr! Comments Rob Ha ha your lucky i didn't even get that close been asleep most of it , not even a trick or treat knocked on the door lol looks like you had a little drink though , xxxxx Nic...