Is Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Pagan?
Mother’s Day dates back to ancient cultures in Greece and Rome. In both cultures, mother goddesses (Queen of Heaven). were worshipped during the springtime with religious festivals. The ancient Greeks paid tribute to the powerful goddess Rhea, the wife of Cronus, known as the Mother of the Gods (Queen of Heaven).
Similarly, evidence of a three-day Roman festival in Mid-March called Hilaria, to honor the Roman goddess Magna Mater, or Great Mother, dates back to 250 BCE.
As Christianity spread throughout Europe, the celebration of the “Mother Church” replaced the pagan tradition of honoring mythological goddesses. The fourth Sunday in Lent (Weeping for Tammuz), a 40-day fasting period before Easter, became known as Mothering Sunday.
To show appreciation for their mothers, they often brought gifts or a “mothering cake” (Jeremiah 7:18) and over time, it began to coincide with the celebration of the Mother Church.
Mother’s Day always falls on the second Sun-day of May, and like so many other holidays rooted in pagan sun-worship including Father’s Day which always falls on the third Sun-day of June, usually fall on the day named in honor of their most powerful god — The Sun!
You already know that I am not for following Paganism. Many of the modern Holidays have Pagan roots and are attached to some false god. Many of the rituals on these Holidays are forbidden in the Torah and yet we as believers continue to do them. We need to check ourself if we are so in love with the world that we will go against the Scriptures just to enjoy a Pagan Holiday.
Now, don’t mis-understand me. If my mother was still around I would call her on that day and tell her that I love her because she would not understand. But as far as the other rituals that many do on that day, like going out to dinner, giving gifts that’s a different story. I would maybe give her a gift earlier or on a different day, the same with dinner. I loved my mother, but I love YAHUAH more!
Did you know that many of these Holidays were introduced to us through the Roman Catholic Church? All they had to do was add a dab of J-sus to it, and that’s all it took.
Honor your Mother and Father as the Scripture says, but be careful not to offend our heavenly Father YAHUAH by disobeying his word.
‘James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with YAHUAH? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of YAHUAH.’
Satan is well pleased with those that participate in his worldly customs. They are created to uplift someone for a day over YAHUAH. Instead of giving thanks to the one that gave you life, Satan has made Mom & Dad the idol for the day thereby placing Mom & Dad above YAHUAH.