As of Thursday, January 24, 2013
The Dalles One true date
To the editor:
There actually is a true historical calendar date in the Bible. It is not Dec. 25 or Jan. 6.
Pastors ignore this historical date. Pastors deceive their paying customers by appealing to their feelings not their minds. Ignorant minds write checks without question. Pastors rake in cash for the church franchise they work for. They take their cut, the corporate office takes theirs.
Church customers do not care if they are being deceived as long as they “feel” religious. Deceiving their customers is no problem for pastors as long as the customer returns. Ignorance is bliss? Pastor robes, titles, their sugar-coated speech dotted with the names Jesus and “g-o-d” make them appear truthful, honest and good.
Scratch the surface of this show and you will find deception and ignorance. Not one time in the Bible does the date Dec. 25 appear. Never. Not one single time is the birth of the Jewish boy mentioned after the first “birthday.” It is never suggested or demanded that we celebrate his birth. Never.
There is a very clearly defined date in the Bible. It is first mentioned in the second book of the Bible, Exodus. It is a date set around a dramatic event. A nation is formed and a nation is dramatically destroyed.
The “Old” mentions it 48 times. The “New” acknowledges it 28 times. It is the day Moses led the Jewish people out of Egypt, the Passover. The date? The 14th of Nisan.
The Hebrew calendar has kept track of this date for 3,500 years. So what? This is the exact day the Christ died. His birthday is meaningless. He “did” nothing that day. Without his willingness to die on the Passover on that stake at Jerusalem, his birth would be meaningless. His death is everything. His death on this date clearly defines a vital part of Bible truth.
The Christ commands his “believers” to remember his death and its association with Passover.
Church goers are left ignorant of the importance in understanding “this” festival. Why? It is Jewish! The simple point concerning this date is that it does “exist” in the Bible and it is completely shunned by pastors while they focus on made up dates.
The key to understanding the one true Bible message is accepting the dominating Jewishness of it. It takes courage, honest curiosity and respect to find “the” truth. Truth begins with reading Genesis.