For $2000 Alex, this person has the following characteristics:
- he is the "Light of the World."
- he is "the image that shines on them"
- he "comes with the clouds, and every eye shall see him."
- he is from "the beginning and the end"
- he is their Lord which comes as a "Thief in the Night"
- he causes the end where "the elements will be dissolved with fire and the earth and everything done on it will be burned up."
- he has "eyes that are like fire"
- he is "a consuming fire"
- he "brings fire down from heaven"
- he is celebrated every year on Dec 25th !
- his special day of honor is Sunday
- his followers participate in full immersion baptism
- his believers had a "Lord's Supper"
- and last but not least, his symbol is a Cross!
Oh no! Sorry ....! Wrong answer!
Of course, the above characteristics can and do apply to Jesus Christ but they also apply to Helios, Apollo, Zeus, Horus, Baal, and Mithra(s). Another name for Mithras was Tammuz, usually depicted as a "golden" child - a child of the sun.
Satan is and was a liar from the beginning and his entire focus is on giving us a false god to serve. Satan's goal is to confuse the simple, loving worship of the Creator of All Things and substitute Him with something, anything else.
Mithraists were also taught they had immortal souls that went to a celestial heaven or an infernal hell at death.
Sunday, the 1st day of the week is the Venerable Day of the Sun. The sun's "followers" or "disciples" are the 12 months and the 12 signs of the Zodiac, through which the sun passes. The sun is "crucified," when it passes through the spring and fall equinoxes, the vernal equinox being Easter (another pagan god), at which time it is resurrected. The long stem cross represented the staff of Apollo.
The ULTIMATE name for this collection of false gods is: Sol Invictus Deo (the Invincible Sun god)
Although the Apostolic Church never associated December 25th with Christ and never worshipped on Sunday; later, the early Roman Church eagerly promoted Jesus-Helios-Sol sun symbolism to appease the Roman emperor Constantine who was the high priest of Sol Invictus all through his reign. The sun symbolism continues to the present day on robes, banners, icons, behind the cross in a ray of light, flames coming from the heart of Jesus, etc. Priests even bow and kiss a monstrance which is a gold statue of the sun on a pedestal during processions. This monstrance is taken directly from the worship of Sol Invictus.
The importance of study and discernment concerning pagan influences on Christianity cannot be overstated! We must return to the simple, loving worship of the true God. This "apostolic" first century style worship is the hallmark of the Remnant Church and will be active in the last days. And again, please understand I'm not picking on our Catholic friends. Members of the Remnant Church will indeed be Catholics along with all the others. Come out of her my friends. Ignore the calling of pagan myth and practice the true faith in Christ.
As my Blog page states; "Truth Can Be Brutal". The Prophet Daniel described the rise of "the Beast" and plainly laid it in Rome's lap! We all place ourselves in Jeopardy if we don't begin to understand this.