Month 1:28 (Aviv), Week 4:6 (Sheshi/Kippur), Year 5935:028 AM|
Gregorian Calendar: Sunday 1 May 2011
May Day, May Day!
Labour Day is Not What You Think
May 1st in the Roman calendar, or the day on either side of it if it falls on a 'weekend', is another of those 'great' pagan festivals like Christmas and Easter that is the High Day of Communism known in many countries as 'Labour Day'. It was first introduced in the USSR in 1920. National Socialist Adolf Hitler was the first to introduce it into Germany as the medal struck in 1934 (see above) shows, combining Nazi and Soviet symbols to show their common origin and shared roots as atheistic, antichrist movements done in the name of the victimised working people of the world.
Continued in Part 2
May Day was not, however, an invention of the communists and fascists but is related to the Celtic festival of Beltane and the Germanic festival of Walpurgisnacht (Waplurga's Night). Scholar Xavier Delmarre traces Beltane to Giltiné, the Lithuanian goddess of death. It comes from a proto-Indo-European word meaning 'suffering' and 'death'. When you consider the misery brought upon the world by communism and fascism, it is indeed aptly named.
The observance of Walpurgisnacht is widespread in central and north Europe where it is remembered as a night on which witches gather to hold revels with their gods. In the Czech Republic straw witches are ceremonially burned. It is a major event in Finland. Here in Sweden huge bonfires are burned on Valborgsmässoafton. May Day is an important sabbat in the neo-pagan Wiccan religion and in Satanism, the latter of which has a deserved reputation as a religion of suffering and death for its many victims.
What, then, should the proper attitude of Christians and Messianics be to 'May Day' celebrated around the world in its various ways? The Scriptures leave us in absolutely no doubt as to what we should do with respect to this and other pagan customs:
No true believer should be honouring the gods of communism, fascism, Celtic Druidism, German paganism or all the other gods - including Satan - that are honoured at this time of year. Ignore the festivities, religious and secular, and instead use the day for some kind of useful service to Yahweh!
"Thus saith Yahweh: Learn not the way of the heathen...for the customs of the people are vain" (Jer.10:2-3, KJV).