• 00:45

    Pagan Origins of Christmas and Easter

    in Education

    In the year AD 312, Emperor Constantine had a vision, seeing the cross of Christ superimposed on the sun, with the words, “in hoc signo vinces” = "in this sign you shall conquer."  He attributed a battle victory to this vision, and  he became a strong champion of Christianity.  The next year, he met with Emperor Licinius, the ruler of the eastern provinces, to sign the Edict of Milan giving equal rights to all religious groups within the Roman Empire.  Constantine blended Christian and pagan traditions by combining two pagan rituals (Saturn the god of Agriculture and Mithras the Persian god of light).  Constantine merged many of the traditions from these festivals with the Nativity story in the Bible and Christmas was born. From its beginning, Christmas was a holiday (or holy day), gifts were exchanged, families and friends gathered to feast, and a birth was celebrated; just like in the Roman and Persian festivities.  The first mention of December 25 as the date of Jesus' birth is found in an early Roman calendar from A.D. 336.


    Easter is is Chaldean (Babylonian) in origin - the name Astarte, one of the titles of Beltis, the queen of heaven. Astarte is the Greek name of the Mesopotamian goddess Ishtar. The worship of Bel and Astarte was introduced very early into Britain, along with the Druids, "the priests of the groves," the high places where the pagans worshipped the idols of Baal.
    The Easter Bunny, the oldest pagan symbol of fertility - Semiramis - has absolutely NOTHING to do with the resurrection of Christ, nor does the Sunrise service. Jesus was resurrected while it was still DARK.   John 20:1 (KJV)  The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.

  • 02:04

    Renewing our Spirit With the Arts—The Easter Spirit Renewal & Sacred Art Retreat

    in Spirituality

    Members from The United Urantia Family and Urantia Sacred Arts organizations will join us on the air this week as we explore the intersection between the Fine Arts and the Spiritual Path in preparation for the upcoming Easter Spirit Renewal and Sacred Art Retreat which will take place from March 27th-30th, 2015 at the beautiful Presentation Center nestled within the majestic Redwoods of Los Gatos, CA. The theme for the Retreat will be: "Renewing our Spirit with the Creator Son while Expressing the Creative Spirit through the Arts." Throughout the weekend, attendees will be encouraged to reflect upon Jesus' Life and matchless Teachings while engaging in a variety of activities and enjoying presentations featuring music, meditation, prayer, worship, creative writing, visual arts, dance, poetry, and more—all designed to help us renew our spirit and uplift the group in an atmosphere of spiritual joy and gratitude as we nurture our Inner Artists in gentle and playful ways.

    Register for the 2015 Retreat today at: 
    http://www.regonline.ca/register/login.aspx?eventID=1636560

    For more information, please visit the 2015 Retreat website at:
    http://www.tuuff.com/Easter%20Retreats/LosGatos_2015/invitation.html

  • 01:59

    Eartheart Network Radio LIVE ON LOCATION at OrganicFest, Asheville, NC

    in Lifestyle

    Join us live on location at OrganicFest 2014 in downtown Asheville where everything organic is featured and celebrated. Find out about great local businesses offering all organic products and services. Support sustainable living and learn about the diversity in the organic community in WNC and the world. Living an organic lifestyle is fun and easy when you learn about all the exciting new choices available to have a better quality of life.

  • 00:31

    Asheville Blogger Society

    in Travel

    Blogging in Asheville - Blogging from Asheville - Asheville Bloggers - people from Asheville who blog. However you want to phrase it, blogging is alive and well in Asheville and the Asheville Blogger Society has regained momentum. Tune in for an interesting chat on how blogging is affecting Asheville's outreach to the rest of the world.

  • 00:01

    Easter

    in The Bible

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    Easter


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    If you don't know Jesus as Your personal Savior,


    Now is the time.


    One Minute longer might be too late!!!

    Romans 10:9-11
    9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
    10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
    11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.


     


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  • 00:28
  • 02:00

    Gods true life line ministrys, friday service with bros. nick,bobby, and barny.

    in Christianity

    Gods true life line ministrys presents friday service with our brothers from around the world to bring you the true word of God. so dont miss out on friday , as we speak from the bible and unlock how to get closer and how to know God in a whole new way, amen @ 9:00 central time, 10:00 easter time, 8:00 mountain time, and 7:00 califorinia time.so dont forget to tune in to hear the true word of God, happy holidays and God bless.

  • 00:44

    CULTS AND RITUALS FROM THE PIT

    in Christianity

    LEARN THE TRUTH ABOUT CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS, IT'S ANCIENT ROOTS AND PRACTICES. DRESSED UP IN THE NAME OF 'CHRISTIANITY' 


    WHAT WOULD YOU DO? OR WHAT WOULDN'T YOU DO? 


    SCENARIO #1 


    1) SOMEONE YOU KNOW OR DON'T KNOW HAS GIVEN YOU A GIFT AND SAID 'MERRY CHRISTMAS' OR 'HAPPY HOLIDAYS.' IF YOU ARE A TRUE SAINT, BORN AGAIN JUDEO-CHRISTIAN, WHAT WOULD YOU DO? WOULD YOU A) ACCEPT THE GIFT AND RETURN THE GREETING WITHOUT SAYING ANYTHING ELSE. B) ACCEPT THE GIFT AND SAY, " THANKS," EVEN THOUGH  YOU DON'T BELIEVE OR CELEBRATE IN YOUR FESTIVITIES.C) SAY "NO THANKS" AND EXPLAIN WHY YOU WILL NOT ACCEPT THE GIFT, UNLESS GIVEN TO ME ON A DIFFERENT OCCASION.


    SCENARIO #2 


    2) YOU HAD BORROWED MONEY FROM A FRIEND OR RELATIVE CLOSE TO THIS WORLDLY SEASON. YOU TELL THEM YOU HAVE THE FUNDS TO PAY THEM BACK NOW AND WISH TO GIVE IT TO THEM. THE PERSON SAYS, "AH, DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT, JUST KEEP IT. FOR CHRISTMAS. DO YOU: A) ACCEPT THE OFFER AND SAY "THANKS" NOTHING ADDED TO IT. B) DO YOU SAY, I WILL ACCEPT THE OFFER, BUT NOT FOR CHRISTMAS AND KEEP THE MONEY. C) DO YOU SAY I WILL NOT KEEP THIS MONEY AND EXPLAIN WHY, STATING "UNLESS YOU GIVE IT TO ME FOR ANY OTHER REASON BESIDES BIRTHDAYS AND OTHER WORLDLY CELEBRATIONS."


     WOULD YOU BE CONVICTED IF YOU DID THIS OR THAT? WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT MIXING THE CLEAN WITH THE UNCLEAN? OR EVEN SITTING AT THE SEAT WITH SINNERS? FIND OUT IF YOU ARE PARTICIPATING IN OCCULT WORSHIP, PAGAN FESTIVALS, WITCHCRAFT AND IDOLATRY.


    FOR THIS REASON, ELOHIM WILL SEND UPON THEM A DELUDING INFLUENCESO THAT THEY WILL BELIEVE WHAT IS FALSE, IN ORDER THAT THEY ALL MAY BE JUDGED WHO DID NOT BELIEVE THE TRUTH, BUT TOOK PLEASURE IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS. 


    2 Thessalonians 2:11

  • 00:31

    Asheville and Its Irish History

    in Travel

    Faith and Begorrah! Asheville, North Carolina  was settled primarily by the Irish and their Scottish counterparts. Many of Asheville's residents descend from those original settlers. But Asheville has plenty to offer on a more current front, too. Join Asheville, NC on Blog Talk Radio to talk about Asheville's Irish Roots.

  • 00:30

    Weekly Astro-Forecast-Saturn enters Sagittarius

    in Spirituality

    Rev. Shellie Enteen, Astrologer, Author, Educator talks about what astrology reveals for the coming week. Plan your time wisely by knowing what to expect on each day!


    Other topics may be discussed on different episodes and occasionally a guest will drop by, too. Be sure to check the Esoterically Speaking Network for what's coming up...


    The big news this week is that Saturn enters Sagittarius, bringing new lessons for us all.


    Caller questions welcome if time allows.646 478 3193


    Shellie is an Interfaith Reverend who has practiced astrology as spiritual and life counseling for over 35 years. She has been published in The Mountain Astrologer and has been a guest speaker at organizations such as the South Florida Astrological Assocation and Asheville Friends of Astrology.


    Check out the popular daily forecasts on her Astralessence Facebook Learn more about Shellie and sign up for a free montly e-newsletter through her website www.astralessence.com.


    She can be reached at shellie@astralessence.com for information on how to schedule astrology and card readings.


     

  • 00:32

    The Author Chat Show with Lynda D. Brown

    in Books

    Meet author Stephen W. Hiemstra. I'll be interviewing him about his book, A Christian Guide to Spirituality: Foundations for Disciples


    About the book:


    A Christian Guide to Spirituality takes the form of 50 daily devotions. Each topic is treated with a scriptural reference, reflection, prayer, and questions for discussion. Occasionally, references are provided for further study. The first four chapters (Introduction, Apostle’s Creed, Lord’s Prayer, and Ten Commandments) cover 40 days making them suitable as a Lenten study. Ten additional days focus on the spiritual disciplines and a short conclusion. Fifty days of study allow an Easter study running through Pentecost.


    About the author:


    Author Stephen W. Hiemstra (MDiv, PhD) is a slave of Christ, husband, father, tentmaker, economist, and writer. He lives with Maryam, his wife of thirty years, in Centreville, VA and they have three grown children.


    Stephen has been an active writer spanning both his career as an economist and a pastor. As an economist of 27 years in 5 federal agencies, he published numerous government studies, magazine articles, and book reviews. He has maintained a personal website since the 1990s and he has been active in social media. A Christian Guide to Spirituality is his first published book.


    Stephen is currently a second career tentmaker dividing his time equally between Hispanic ministry and blogging under a theme of “online pastor”. As a hospital chaplain intern, he worked in the emergency department, a psychiatric unit, and an Alzheimer’s unit. He is an elder in Centreville Presbyterian Church.


     

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