Throughout my life, I went to a few different churches. Years ago I learned about the roots of some of the Christian traditions. Some of those traditions were not Biblical. It is okay for traditions to not be in the Bible as long as they don't go against His Word. I'm not saying this to judge others. Just explaining why I chose to leave the church.
My husband and I talked with a pastor about some of the things being taught. He was more interested in bringing people into the church than taking the time to research the truth of the matter. (I do believe his motives regarding the saving of souls were proper, but his turning the other way with the truth was not.)
I know what I am about to say seems minor, but I don't want to get into the more serious examples yet. Also, if someone is teaching one lie, then how many others are they perpetuating?
Yeshua (Jesus) was not born on December 25th. December 25th was the birthday of the sun-god Mithras (as well as other so‑called gods). The Catholic Church CHOSE to celebrate Jesus' birth on this day. This article is not about Christmas so I am not going into details about all of that here. But I needed to say this to explain my next statement.
I was on the worship team and we were practicing for service when we started singing that Jesus was born on Christmas day. Knowing this is not true, I could no longer, in good conscience, continue to be on the worship team. Because to me, being on the worship team is endorsing what is being said.
The church says we are to keep only the 10 Commandments (and not all of the Old Testament Instructions). But they don't even keep the 10. One of the things I learned was that Sabbath is on Saturday, not Sunday. It is okay to go to church on Sunday. You can meet to worship Him any day of the week. However, to move the Sabbath to Sunday as the early Catholic church did (and continued by the Protestant church) is to pronounce yourself above Yahweh and His ways.
That is all I am going to address in this article. Again, I am not saying this to judge anyone. I am still friends with people in the church, but leaving it was just something I felt like I needed to do.
Several times I consulted with my Pastors and teachers regarding issues such as these and every time I would get the wink that I was probably right, but that nothing was going to be changed regarding that truth. It broke my heart. I will always love the people of the church, but for leaders to see a truth and not change bad traditions to line up with it is abhorrent to me and I cannot support it.
I still believe in Yeshua and the Bible and the doctrines found in the Scripture, but I will never follow any person blindly again.
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