Are you a Pagan like Christian who will suffer God’s wrath and punishments for violating His commandments?
Many of the Christian religions now a days are practicing activities in Paganism, they have altars at home but thet also have some pagan gods beside the altar some are known like Buddha, the dream catcher etc…. Then on the side of western culture adopted by the new age Christians , the so called new Age Christian movement promotes having tattoo of Jesus or Bible verse in their body to honor Jesus or God but most of them when you ask them will say that the tattoo looks cool and sexy, they keep on doing this despite the perpetual prohibition that God the Father said in Leviticus that we should not have tattoo marks in our body because we are sacred to God and He is ordering this because He is the Lord our God. Then Christians now a days follow the pagan like celebrations such as the Halloween where new age Christians enjoy giving importance to costumes such as witch looks, looks of the devil look of monsters and evil looking creatures, Valentines where sexual immorality and desecration of the body and soul thru sexual intercourse and fornication are commonly performed as part of Valentines celebration of couples or even by people who just want to satisfy their lust. All these are performed by the new age Christians and they even spend vast amount of money to prepare for these pagan like activities. The pagan practice of Christians did not end here, many of Christians will pray to God for blessings but will also wish on the starts, or on mountains, oceans, rocks etc, for something that they want to get, forgetting that God said we should only worship God and not the objects, we should only pray to God and not to any other beings or things, we should not ask fortune tellers because they will corrupt our souls. These pagan like practices surely angers God the Father and though His commandments were given during the old testament era, still they are God’s Commandments to whole mankind. When we failed and violate God’s commandments we need to ask forgiveness, repent, offer God sacrifices, offer guilt offering, sin offerings, trespass offerings and wait for God to judge us in our meeting time with Him. While waiting for the judgement day of God, we should use our time and life productively the right and good ways according to God’s wisdom.
It is not yet late for the people to go back to God and learn about God’s wisdom and Commandments, we need to encourage people to read the Bible, the whole of it and not just parts of it. The whole Bible is important to Be read because God wrote it step by step for us to understand His intentions and His plans for all of us and also for Him to step by step introduced to us His people, leaders and how He mold and prepared them to fulfill missions that will make our world a better place the right and good ways according to God’s wisdom.
CATEHCHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH :
III. “YOU SHALL HAVE NO OTHER GODS BEFORE ME”
2110 The first commandment forbids honoring gods other than the one Lord who has revealed himself to his people. It proscribes superstition and irreligion. Superstition in some sense represents a perverse excess of religion; irreligion is the vice contrary by defect to the virtue of religion.
2111 Superstition is the deviation of religious feeling and of the practices this feeling imposes. It can even affect the worship we offer the true God, e.g., when one attributes an importance in some way magical to certain practices otherwise lawful or necessary. To attribute the efficacy of prayers or of sacramental signs to their mere external performance, apart from the interior dispositions that they demand, is to fall into superstition.41
2112 The first commandment condemns polytheism. It requires man neither to believe in, nor to venerate, other divinities than the one true God. Scripture constantly recalls this rejection of “idols, [of] silver and gold, the work of men’s hands. They have mouths, but do not speak; eyes, but do not see.” These empty idols make their worshippers empty: “Those who make them are like them; so are all who trust in them.”42 God, however, is the “living God”43 who gives life and intervenes in history.
2113 Idolatry not only refers to false pagan worship. It remains a constant temptation to faith. Idolatry consists in divinizing what is not God. Man commits idolatry whenever he honors and reveres a creature in place of God, whether this be gods or demons (for example, satanism), power, pleasure, race, ancestors, the state, money, etc. Jesus says, “You cannot serve God and mammon.”44 Many martyrs died for not adoring “the Beast”45 refusing even to simulate such worship. Idolatry rejects the unique Lordship of God; it is therefore incompatible with communion with God.46
2114 Human life finds its unity in the adoration of the one God. The commandment to worship the Lord alone integrates man and saves him from an endless disintegration. Idolatry is a perversion of man’s innate religious sense. An idolater is someone who “transfers his indestructible notion of God to anything other than God.”47