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2-10-2016 “Mardi Gras” And The Bible

Though Mardi Gras is not officially approved by the Roman Catholic Church, it is officially ignored! It is the Tuesday of sinful excesses before their official “Ash Wednesday” beginning their 40 penitential days of “Lent.” (1) None of this is taught in the New Testament of God’s Word; (2) Everyone who practices these things do so by the authority of the apostate Roman Catholic Church, not God; (3) Before conversion, Christians “once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others” (Ephesians 2:3 NKJV), but not afterward; (4) Paul preached to Jews and Gentiles “that they should repent, turn to God, and do works befitting repentance” (Acts 26:20 NKJV), but there was never a “season of repentance.”

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#mardi-gras, #roman-catholic-church, #season

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2-17-2015           Mardi Gras

Roman Catholics may celebrate the three-day Carnival (which means lustful, fleshly, activity) which is followed by Mardi Gras (Tuesday of excess), a totally sinful “blowout” before the hypocritical 40-day Lent Fast Season. No Christian would observe any of this because Christians are told: “Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts” (Romans 13:13-14 NKJV). No Christian has God’s permission to celebrate Mardi Gras, and any church who gives sanction to such is not a church of Christ! Nor will any church of Christ follow a religious calendar that includes such as this. Giving up something for Lent is NOT penance for willful sin!

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#carnival, #christian, #fleshly-lusts, #lent, #mardi-gras, #religious-calendar, #roman-catholics