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Dear Apostolic friends,

Are you aware that the Seventh-Day Adventists use the same argument against worshiping on Sunday that you use against Christmas?

In fact, you already have taken the mark of the beast and are in cahoots with the anti-Christ if you practice worship on Sunday instead of Saturday, according to Ellen White’s boys.

You see, the worship of the Sun is pagan. Constantine worshiped the unconquered Sun. Constantine gave us worship on Sunday. Sunday is pagan. You are pagan if you worship on Sunday. You just think you are worshiping Jesus as your Lord and Savior. In reality, the paganism of ancient Sun worshipers like Constantine is mystically transferred to you and everyone else who worships on Sunday, which means that all the worship on that day actually goes to the Sun. There is even a colossal government conspiracy to make all Christians accept Sunday worship instead of Saturday worship, thus forcing everyone to unwittingly become pagans and worship the Sun.

To all who read this and think I am making this up: you either haven’t talked seriously to a seventh-day advocate or you haven’t talked to them long enough. (And for the sake of all those who didn’t recognize the use of sarcastic literary license, Constantine in fact did NOT give us Sunday worship – the early church actually gathered for worship on “the first day of the week”.)

Men like Herbert W. and Garner Ted Armstrong for years have pushed ideas like this in their World-Wide Church of God organization.

So, if I worship on Sunday I am a pagan worshiping the Sun god.

If I worship on Monday then I must be a pagan worshiping the Moon god (wouldn’t Allah just love that?).

Tuesday, too, derives its identity from the mists of pagan antiquity.

The list goes on and on, ad infinitum, ad nauseum. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – yea, even the Adventists’ beloved day of worship, Saturday, has paganism smeared all over its pristine face (Saturn’s day, no less). O consistency! Thou art a jewel…. I still can’t understand why I am a pagan subject of the anti-Christ because I worship on the Day of the Sun, but it’s perfectly fine and indeed ordained of God to worship on the Day of Saturn. What am I missing here?

But let us not stop here. Let’s go on to Calvary, to a hill far away on an old rugged cross. Oh no, my brother! For shame! It’s not a cross, because a cross is pagan. It’s a stake! Anyone who possesses or displays the sign of the cross is a pagan. Surely you knew that?! The ancient sign of life, the mystic tau – if you have it on your church pews everyone who sits on them is a pagan. If you have it on your pagan steeple you become a double-dipped pagan!

Birthdays are pagan, too. The only people that celebrated birthdays in the Bible were evil men.

And while I’m on the subject, you shouldn’t let your little girls play with dolls. In fact, any graven image is idolatrous and pagan. Really, photographs are not even right – they are images! Down with images!

By the way, I sure hope you don’t use magic markers. Magic is of the devil. You are of the devil if you use magic.

Why does it not bother more of us that there are those among us who believe we have to borrow from the teachings of clearly cult-leaning movements such as the Seventh-Day Adventists, Jehovah’s Witnesses and the World-Wide Church of God in order to “super-size” the Truth? Why do we allow men to preach from Alexander Hislop’s The Two Babylons as though it were divinely inspired and possessing equal weight with Holy Scripture?

We must beware lest we desecrate the purity of the Gospel by adding to it the “commandments of men”. Otherwise, we have cursed ourselves just as surely as those who have granted to themselves the right to take away from the Gospel whatever they please.

Rev. Tim D. Cormier
02 September, 2004

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Comments on: "An Open Letter to Apostolics Who Don’t Celebrate Christmas" (6)

  1. Do you teach it is ok for Christians to celebrate Christmas?

    Growing up Apostolic, We had Christmas..When I was about 16 They all at once Cut it off and Said No more Christmas! Its pagan and we are not going that way! Needless to say, the church still don’t have Christmas, yet they cut there hair and have tv’s with short skirts!! Most of them look and act like they are baptized in vinegar!

    We left there about 15 years ago and have met so many that have “Christmas” substitutes as “family time” or have Christmas and call it a “family reunion” So, Why not Call it what it is?! Your having Christmas with your family!!

    We do celebrate Christmas and I know there are people who may read this and think im a backslider or reprobate concerning the faith, but Im glad to say..That is fine with me, peoples opinions of me do not matter. The only thing that matters in my life is If I make it to Heaven!

    This subject has amused me in so many ways, for years..(even after not observing Christmas for 10 years out of obedience to the man of God in our life) Im settled with our families decision, To accept and rejoice in the Fact that Jesus Christ came in the form of human flesh to save his people and to go on to a hill and die so that I can make it all the way to the end!

    Please Brother, Any feedback would be welcomed!

    • Thanks, JD, for your kind words.

      Yes, I do believe that it is OK to celebrate Christmas, knowing that Jesus was not born on Dec. 25, but this is the day set aside to commemorate His birth.

      I appreciate the feedback.

      Feel free to send me an e-mail if you want to discuss this at greater length.

      God bless!

      Pastor Cormier

  2. marcusmaxis said:

    Awww deleted my post. dont like the truth being out there huh JD. Hiding the truth doesnt change it.

    • I deleted your comment because this is MY blog, and I decide what to publish here. You can publish whatever you choose on your own blog — I have no quarrel with that freedom of expression. Jesus said “ye shall know the Truth and the Truth will make you free.” Your perception of Truth is quite skewed if you think I can hide it by not publishing your comments. And while it is true that “hiding the truth doesn’t change it”, a more apt aphorism is — “no matter how many times you repeat a lie it doesn’t make it true.”

  3. Randy Cassidy said:

    I personally feel that it’s a persons right if they want to celebrate Christmas or call it family time. Either way there setting a time aside for Christ. I’m apostolic got in at age 10. Ever since than I’ve been changed by the blood of the lamb. I’m currently 18 years old. Please give me more feedback if anyone can. Thanks God bless you all.

    Bro, Randy Cassidy

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