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The New Years Deception
With the so called new year coming around in a few hours, I thought I would do an article on the truth behind the celebration of this day. What is it really about? Why do we do it? And is this really the start of the new year? Find out below.
According to Exodus 12 and Song of Solomon 2 12, the new year actually begins in Spring, symbolizing rebirth and regeneration. This makes more sense as Mashiach was also born around this time.
Why Do We Call January the First Month?
What we are looking at is the god Janus, an ancient Roman idol. He is associated with beginnings, gates, time, and doorways. He has two faces, representing one looking back in the past and another looking towards the future. Around 700 B.C, king Numa Pompilius reformed the original 10 month calendar by adding the months January (Ianuarius) and February (Februarius).
This is where we get the name of January from. When we partake in this holiday we are indirectly obeying a pagan ritual associated with a pagan god. We are warned about such things in Colossians 2 8. "Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Mashiach."
Peace and blessings.