A watered down gospel is no gospel at all. If the biblical gospel message is altered or refuted, it is just another gospel- and no gospel at all. Perhaps one of the all time greatest delusions in the Christian world, is the innumerable number of people who are under the impression that, in order to be forgiven their sins and inherit eternal life, all they have to do is believe Yeshua (Jesus) died for their sins on the cross.
To be a follower (or disciple) of Yeshua (Jesus) means to believe that what Yahweh our God says in His Word is true- even if everyone around you disagrees. As followers (or disciples) of Yeshua (Jesus), we always have to make great efforts to teach the Bible instead of manmade Christian doctrines. We should believe in the Bible, the whole Bible and nothing but the Bible. But are we Bible parrots ?? Are we parroting our Bibles ??
Constantine became Roman Emperor in 306 AD and ruled for 31 years. But also Constantine had a problem. What was he to do with the followers of Yeshua (Jesus) who were spreading rapidly ?? They did keep their strong faith even if they were tortured and killed. So far all Roman Emperors had persecuted the early followers of Yeshua (Jesus)- but were not capable of stopping them. Constantine realized that he cannot stop them either. He did not join them but he made a new religion around another and different Greco- Roman Jesus beside them. With another spirit and another gospel.
Yahweh our God`s part in Salvation: 1. Yahweh our God sent His Son Yeshua (Jesus). 2. Yeshua (Jesus) shed His Blood. 3. Yeshua (Jesus) died for our sins. 4. Yeshua (Jesus) rose again on the 3rd day. Human beings` part in Salvation: 1. Hear the Gospel. 2. Believe the Gospel. 3. Repent of sin and turn back to Yahweh our God. 4. Reach up to water baptism into Yeshua Messiah (Jesus Christ). 5. Get a gift of the Holy Spirit. 6. Confess faith openly. 7. Remain faithful and obey Yeshua (Jesus).
Even today people are still celebrating this pagan holiday and taking great pleasure in doing so. Every year, millions of families look forward to non- biblical Thanksgiving so they can get together with family and give thanks to God for all their blessings. Regretfully just like the pagans of Ancient Rome. Thanksgiving is a very very good example of religious manmade traditions with no even shaky connection(s) to the Bible. The true story doesn't have quite the same fuzzy feelings associated with it as the one where the Indians and Pilgrims are all sitting down together at the big feast... Thanksgiving had brutal and bloody beginning !!
When did Halloween begin and why ?? How did it originate ?? Was it of pagan origins or is there something more behind Halloween history ?? How did it get to be so widely observed ?? And what does God think about it ?? Does God view Halloween as clean innocent fun ??
The problem is, this story may be almost entirely wrong. The events surrounding the birth have been retold so many times and in so many ways— in plays, poetry, books and movies— that most people have a distorted view of the true events. The only accurate record is found in the Holy Bible, God’s Word.