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The Merging of Christianity into Paganism

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    • Are still on the calendar in use among the so-called Christian nations.
    • Passed away from the calendar at the Council of Nicæa.
    • Come from ancient Hinduism.
    • We are reminded of the unchanging nature of time.
    • We can see that the seven-day week has come down from Creation without interruption.
    • We have before us a constant reminder of the amalgamation of paganism and Christianity.
    • We can be grateful that someone figured out how to keep track of time so that we have a workable calendar.
    • Took place at the Council of Nicæa.
    • Occurred at the Council of Laodicæa.
    • Began at the cross.
    • Was a process that took several hundred years.
    • Paganism ceased to exist.
    • The true Sabbath was lost under the assumption that the planetary week was the Bible week.
    • It became stronger, combining points of truth they both had.
    • Their devotion to the planetary gods.
    • Pagan styles of dress - it was prettier.
    • Pagan methods of calendation (time-keeping.)
    • Eating unclean meats.
    • Was not a problem anymore than it is today.
    • Had to be careful not to speak poorly of the planetary gods.
    • Had to get special permission from the local governor and pay a Christian tax.
    • Had difficulties because of differences in keeping track of time. The holy days did not line up.
    • Pioneered the movement toward substituting Sunday observance for lunar Sabbath observance.
    • Urged Christians to remember the words of Yahushua and render unto Cæsar the things that are Cæsar's, and render unto Yahuwah the things which are Yahuwah's.
    • Urged the Roman emperor to accept the Biblical seven-day week in place of the eight-day Julian week.
    • Burned Rome in the days of Emperor Nero as a protest against his persecution of them.
    • Were among the first to begin worshipping by the Julian rather than the Biblical calendar.
    • Stubbornly refused to accept Julian calendation. Many were martyred, others fled. Soon there were no Christians left in Rome.
    • Knew that Mithraism was simply another name for Christianity and so had great success in converting the pagan Romans.
    • Were delighted the Christians were finally seeing how user-friendly the Julian calendar was.
    • Were confused when Christians began using the pagan calendar for worship.
    • Did not care what the Christians did. Their attitude was very advanced for their day. As Mithraists they advocated a 'live-and-let-live' attitude.
    • They had started worhsipping on the day of the Sun, too.
    • Christians prayed toward the East.
    • Mithraists had adopted the Biblical calendar.
    • The root word for Mithraism and Christianity in Latin is the same.
    • Both claimed to be mankind's savior.
    • Both were born of a virgin.
    • Both had twelve followers who were virgins.
    • Known as the Good Shepherd.
    • Known as the Way, the Truth, the Life.
    • Known as the only Begotten son of Yahuwah.
    • The hearts of the pagans were touched over this sign of willingness to compromise.
    • Many pagans were converted as a result of this first experiment in ecumenism.
    • The pagans could see little difference between Christianity and Mithraism.
    • The emperor declared a celebration over the unification of his empire. This was held on the first day of the month of Janus, (the two-faced god, combined into one being). It is still observed today on January 1.
    • Proves that Saturday is the Bible Sabbath.
    • Proves that Sunday is the day of Yahushua's resurrection.
    • Reveals that our modern worship days are merely assumptions founded upon tradition.
    • Proves that the modern week has not come down uninterrupted since Creation.
    • Demonstrates that all Yahuwah requires is that we worship on the seventh day of whatever calendar society is using.
    • Julian calendar
    • Sidereal calendar
    • Roman Republican calendar
    • Gregorian calendar
    • Biblical luni-solar calendar