Should Natsariym or Christians Celebrate Father’s Day?
Sunday, June 18, 2023, is the day America celebrates as Father’s Day. It was first celebrated in the United States, in June of 1910. Predictably, like its holiday companion known as Mother’s Day, it has Pagan roots.
The two holidays share one common theme: observance on the day of veneration of the Sun – Sunday.
This commonality betrays their connection with solar worship. The fact that it is held on or near the summer solstice, is a key to unlocking the mystery that leads to its Pagan source. Most agronomic civilizations since ancient times, have commemorated the summer solstice with celebrations and worship of the sun. Also known in some English speaking countries as Midsummer, it was often was celebrated with bonfires, sometimes referred to as “setting the watch.” It was believed that this fire would prevent evil spirits from entering a village. This Pagan ritual was in celebration of the power of the sun god, overcoming the darkness.
Like all Pagan rituals, it was “Christianized” by the Roman Catholic church, after the time of Constantine. It is now referred to in the Catholic church as St. John’s Day.
Sunwheels were often employed mark the occasion. A wheel would be set alight and then and rolled from a hill into a river. Some believed that if the fire went out before the wheel landed in the river, a good harvest would be ensured.
They will protest that their indulgence in these customs are not against YAHUAH’s ordinances and will even try and quote scripture to support their desire. Some believe that YAHUAH’s commandments were abrogated by Messiah’s death on the Tree, despite the fact that YAHUAH’s Word says otherwise.
When you are come into the land which YAHUAH ELOHAYKA gives you, you shall not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.
DEVARIYM (DEUTERONOMY) 18:9
HEAR ye the Word which YAHUAH speaks unto you, O house of Yashar’el:
Thus says YAHUAH, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.
YIRMEYAHU (JEREMIAH) 10:1-2
And why call ye me, ADONAI, ADONAI, and do not את eth the things which I say?
Whosoever comes to me, and hears my sayings, and does them, I will show you to whom he is like:
He is like a man which built a house, and dug deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
But he that hears, and does not, is like a man that without a foundation built a house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.
LUQAS (LUKE) 6:46-49
The modern day believer can call Messiah ADONAI, but if he refuses to hear and do his commandments, they may have a rude awakening on judgment day.
Your Brother, Gera’el Toma
Gerald W Thomas in New Hebron, Mississippi