Dear Bernie,    

I realize the frustration one feels that the majority of Americans want no mention made of the Christian aspects of Christmas. Such being the case, it is awfully easy to get caught up in the trap of trying to “prove” that what the world knows as “Christmas” is derived from Chrisitian sources. What you quote here is but one example of many writings intended to “prove” that all symbology can have Christian interpretations. This is not new. It has been the practice and desire since the first frustrated Catholic, in a pagan land, tried to draw the equivalency between the “son of God” and the “Sun God”.

Unfortunately, all of the symbols we now associate with Christ’s birth, be they evergreens, holly, mistletoe, yule logs, bright lights and gaudy decorations, all have their origin, not in Christianity, but in pagan fertility worship. A quick parusal of any standard encyclopedia will prove that; but if you really want to have your eyes opened, read some of the occultic guides, and you’ll see exactly how much we Christians have been duped by the devil into using his imagery to promote Christ. Just as an example, witches and sorcerers carve their “magic wands” out of wood from the holly shrub, because of its supposed magic powers. Does that give you a little understanding of the powerful significance that has lurked behind the scene in “Hollywood” since its beginnings? Yet even though this knowledge is readily confirmed, how many Christians flock to spend their money on, and instill their minds with its poison, the produce of this openly occultic industry?

Fertility worship, in case you’re not familiar with it, is a religious system based upon the masculine and feminine “generative principals” as the source of all life. The worship of Baal and Astarte, spoken of repeatedly among the Canaanites, and then among Israel and Judah, were fertilty “gods” and “goddesses”. It’s tenets taught that all life was sustained by sexual energy, both human and spiritual; and the evergreen was a perfect illustration of the “endless life” it produced.

Fertility worship derives its power from sexuality. The more blatant fornication that it can stir in a society, the greater the spiritual power, which is precisely the tactic that Baalim used to ensnare Israel when he was unable to curse them. Its two most powerful “instruments of spirituality” are public fornication and human sacrifice, whether ritualized or in the form of tribal warfare.

While largely unknown by this moniker today, it is the primary religion behind the New Age movement, Freemasonry, Wicca, and Neo-paganism. But it also has sent its roots deep into Christianity ever since Constantine decided to create “unity” in Rome by marrying the pagan sun worship of Mithraism with that of the mother goddess Isis, while labeling it all “Christianity”. These are the corrupt roots from which our own “Protestantism” has sprung, carrying with it many of the corrupt pagan customs of the worship of the sun, moon, and stars, as well of of the generative principles. Even our nation’s capital is branded by a giant phallic symbol to prove how deeply engrained all of this is. Yes, according the Masonic writings, that is precisely what the Washington Monument, and all of its cousins, are intended to represent.

Does it all matter? The Catholic Church has maintained, since its inception, that anything taken within it, is automatically sanctified and made holy — no matter how corrupt its origins. But God had something different to say on the subject: “Take heed to thyself that thou be not ensnared by following them (the Canaanites), after they are destroyed from before thee. and that thou inquire not after their gods, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their gods? Even so will I do likewise.'” (Deut. 12:30)

Let me ask you a simple question to ponder: If God told Israel to destroy the Canaanites, and all that they practiced, from off the face of the earth, and then drove both Israel and Judah into captivity because they imitated them anyway, How do you suppose He feels when the birth of His own Son is branded with all of the trappings of this same accursed fertility worship? If He judged Israel and Judah for doing it, how can we delude ourselves into thinking He won’t do the same thing with us, who have all of the truth at our disposal?

God’s message to His last days church is to come out of the midst of the harlot religious system, which has become the nesting place of every devil and unclean thing. Rome is the mother of harlots. The diverse churches comprising the religious system that so many are naively promoting, with all of their relabeled paganism, are some of her daughters. If she is the “Mother of harlots”, what does that make all of the churches that have “spun off” from her? If we then are assisting others in becoming “one” with this harlot system, what does that make us? I’ll give you a clue: “servants of God” is not the answer to any of these questions.

In His service,

Ed Spurlin