It seems that we have become a people who have built our lives on lies. To further our delusion, and insure that it is passed along to our children, we lie to them. History is revised, and emotion, fear, and guilt shape the narrative that is accepted and passed on from generation to generation. It is evident in every aspect of our society, and reaches fever pitch during certain times of the year.
I recently heard a story of family whose son finally realized his mom and dad had been lying to him about the tooth fairy. When he learned that they had lied to him he was pretty upset. Once trust is destroyed everything becomes suspect.
We lie to our kids about the tooth fairy, and Santa Claus, and tell them that a celebration of wickedness and death is fun! And the list goes on and on! Why?
What drives us to perpetuate the myths and outright lies, from generation to generation? Maybe it’s because we are afraid to stand out. The fear of not blending in with the crowd is powerful. Or maybe is goes deeper than that.
Could it be this; that once we acknowledge that we are living a lie in one area of our lives that it exposes a deeper rooted problem? Could it be that we the fear of learning that our entire foundation for living is based on a primary lie? What would than mean? What would we do? That would require change. How does that affect my prestige in the community? Or how does it impact my life’s work? What if it means that much of what I’ve fought to perpetuate, and venerate is wrong? That is a serious fear!
Each of us come to the realization, at some point in our lives, that the tooth fairy and Santa Claus are myths. We just accept that our parents lied to us, and that is part of being a kid. We had fun with it for awhile, and we compartmentalize a lot of feelings associated with it. Generation to generation the lies are foisted upon children. And lying becomes an acceptable practice, based in situational ethics. But isn’t lying always wrong?
Does anything good ever come from a lie? One may think it does, in the short run. But, in the long run, nothing good comes from a lie! Once we accept that lying is OK, in some circumstances, we then are left to ourselves, and pop culture, to determine those times. Once we accept lying as a practice, then we lose sight of the truth. Once we lose sight of the absolute truth we are left to relative truth. So we come to terms with being lied to on some issues, but we don’t address the root problem of those lies. Those lies are the branches of a tree, that has a root that runs deep. We begrudgingly trim off some leaves and branches of the lie, but we struggle with laying the axe to the root of the problem.
The tooth fairy, and Santa Claus, along with the Easter Bunny, are just leaves and branches on a bad tree, from a bad root, and it bears bad fruit. They represent pagan practices. Now, if you’re bent on being a pagan, fine and dandy. Have at it! I don’t recommend it. Paganism is a lie in and of itself. I believe The Scriptures. And for those of us who say we believe The Scriptures, we should not be OK with any hint of pagan practice!
Specifically speaking of the egg laying bunny and the fat red demon, they find their root in the lie that December 25th, known as Christmas Day, is the birth of The Messiah, and that Easter Sunday is the resurrection day of The Messiah. That is the lie. Do you want to know the Truth? If you don’t, stop reading at this point, turn and walk away, and let the root continue to go down deeper in your life, and in the lives of your children and grandchildren.
Still reading? OK. The Messiah wasn’t born on December 25th! His birth was during the fall feasts of His Father Yahweh, as given in The Scriptures. So, if your rationale is that you are observing this day in celebration of His birth, you missed it. He invited everyone to His birthday observance, and you came on the wrong day! That’s not good. But it gets worse! The day man has decided to celebrate The Messiah’s birth is really the birthday of the a pagan deity – the sun god! You, as a professing believer of The Scriptures, have rejected the Truth of Scripture so that you can observe your lying tradition – a tradition that not only replaces the feasts that He said to observe, but replaces His feast with a pagan feast!
And what about that Easter Bunny?
Well that egg laying bunny lie is rooted a pagan festival of fertility. That root is full of sexual perversion and murder! The colored eggs we laugh and joke about, and hide for our children to find them, find their origin in pagan priests who sacrifice infants and colored the eggs in the baby’s blood! Easter is Ashtarte, or Eostre. Do a search online. You’ll find a lot of info about it. Once again, we find ourselves, as a society, setting aside the real Truth for the sake of our lying tradition.
Pagans, every year, fight to take back their days from the Christians who have commandeered them. All the while Christians fight to put Christ back into Christmas. The pagans are right! The Christians are wrong!
Christ, or The Messiah, was never in Christmas! And, guess what! He doesn’t want to be associated with it. In fact, The Scriptures teach that we are not to worship The Creator with the abominable practices of the pagans around us. The goal is that those who are believers in The Creator will obey the Instructions of The Creator, and by doing so will be a light to the pagans, with the hope that they too reject their pagan myths and accept the Truth of the One and Only Creator – The only True Mighty One!
Think about it! Consider the child who learns that mom and dad have been lying to them. How can that child believe anything mom and dad say to them after that realization? Especially if mom and dad aren’t willing to give up the entire lie!
The best it gets for us, as human beings, is a life of repentance. Repentance is change that comes from seeing the Truth and the lie, and choosing Truth. When our children see that pattern it is something they can respect, and they feel that they can listen to a parent who is willing to admit when they’re wrong, and commit to what is right. And so it is with all the world.
John 3:16 says that “God (Yahweh) so loved the world, that He sent His only begotten Son, that whosoever would believe in Him would not perish, but have everlasting life.” The Father’s Name is Yahweh. His Son, who was given His Name, is Yahshua, which means “Yah is Salvation.” God is a title, as is Lord. His Name is Yahweh. Jesus is not the name of Messiah. His Name is Yahshua. Yahshua was born according the appointed time of Yahweh. He died according the appointed time of Yahweh. Yahweh’s appointed times are not pagan festivals. They are given in The Scriptures. You will find the annual, chronological outline of them in Leviticus Chapter 23. But they are spoken of throughout The Scriptures.
We need to “lay the axe to the root” of the lie in our lives, if we profess to be people of the Truth. Yes, The True Messiah, whose real Name is Yahshua, was born and died, and rose again. But not according to man’s traditionally perpetuated lies. He came to destroy the works of the devil, whose sole purpose is the lead mankind away from the Truth. He began in the garden by questioning what Yahweh said, and he still does today. When he asks you the question, “Did Yahweh really say” this or that? Will you take the time to learn the Truth so that you don’t believe lies, or will you be content to let the root drive down deeper in your soul, cutting off the source of Truth that speaks in a still small voice?
Consider Luke Chapter Three.
Luk 3:1 And in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Yehuḏah, and Herodes district ruler of Galil, and his brother Philip district ruler of Yetur and the country of Trachonitis, and Lusanias district ruler of Aḇilene,
Luk 3:2 Ḥanan and Qayapha being high priests, the word of Elohim came to Yoḥanan the son of Zeḵaryah in the wilderness.
Luk 3:3 And he went into all the neighbourhood of the Yardĕn, proclaiming an immersion of repentance for the forgiveness of sins,
Luk 3:4 as it has been written in the book of the words of Yeshayahu the prophet,1 saying, “A voice of one crying in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way of יהוה, make His paths straight. Footnote: 1Isa. 40:3-5.
Luk 3:5 ‘Every valley shall be filled and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall become straight, and the rough become smooth ways,
Luk 3:6 and all flesh shall see the deliverance of Elohim.’ ”
Luk 3:7 He said therefore to the crowds that came out to be immersed by him, “Brood of adders, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
Luk 3:8 “Therefore bear fruit worthy of repentance, and do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Aḇraham as our father.’ For I say to you that Elohim is able to raise up children to Aḇraham from these stones.
Luk 3:9 “And even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. Therefore every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.”
This portion of Scripture is about the one we call John, in English. His Hebrew given name was Yohanen. He was sent in the spirit of Elijah to prepare the way of the coming Messiah, Yahshua, as foretold by the prophet Yeshayahu (Isaiah). Verse 9 should cause us to look at our lives and see what we’re rooted in – of which tree are we? Are we of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, from the garden, of our father Adam? Or are we eating of the Tree of Life, of our Father Yahweh, in His Son Yahshua, the second Adam? Are we born again, with a new heart of repentance evidenced by change? Are we willing to lay the axe to the root of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, and eat only from the Tree of Life?
Our response to this question will determine what we say and do. It is true repentance. And we know this, because Yahshua said it, that “without repentance” the sinner will perish. Repentance is change from following after our own ways, and toward following the ways of Yahweh, according to His Instructions, in His Son – Yahshua, by His work of grace. Interested?