I did not know this. Thank You for the info. I will look it up. I will never go to another sun day church especially with a phallic symbol I think you may have your facts a bit confused. Including the scriptural references at you are referring to.
As well in Deuteronomy Now let me inform you about the REAL reason there are steeples. Until quite recently, accurate clocks were either nonexistent or very expensive. The time of day was very approximate—for example, in the New Testament, everything happened at either the third, sixth, or ninth hour. People told time by the position of the sun, which is part guesswork, and on overcast days they had to go by feel.
So you can see that until very recently, it was impossible to fix Sunday morning worship at, say, 9: In the beginning, Christian worship was at sunrise. Sunrise and sunset are the only two times of day about which everyone can be unanimous without accurate timepieces.
But after Christianity became legal, pious Christians wanted to worship at different times of the day and on all days of the week, so it became necessary to develop some means of announcing the time of worship to the public.
So steeples have become decorative. As well most Christian denominations believe that the steeple is a symbol of the connection that we have or could have with our Lord and Saviour. Hope this perspective helps! Permalink Reply by Randy Nowell on October 20, at 4: And by the way I know this issue has been a controversy and will always be but I have a question for you. Since you brought up the clock issue and since times have changed and we all have clocks, why still build steeples?
Many other churches don't, not to mention the fact it adds an enormous amount of money to construct which means more donations needed to pay for it, more fund raising, etc Didn't the Messiah wear sackcloth and preach in the streets and local synagogues? He didn't need mammoth structures with costly steeples and vaulted ceilings.
That is the downfall of the Catholic church. Just keep it a simple house of prayer, that's all that's needed. Compare a Catholic church to others and see for yourself and you will be surprised how many smaller, hidden churches are out there. You know, the more I talk, the more it sounds pagan. It has to be a monumental building with a giant steeple. If the Catholic religion itself is changing with the times how come the new construction of churches remain all the same?
Yep, sounds pagan to me. Reply Permalink Reply by Kilroy on February 15, at Permalink Reply by Kilroy on February 15, at Since I no longer trust the King James Version entirely I looked up some of these scriptures according to the Aramaic translation.
For those of you who do not know what the image of Baal looked like go here: I will use Pesach and Chag HaMatzoth as an example. Notice it says, between the evenings. If you want to be accurate with the time that was used by the children of Yisrael, you will count them between the evenings, from sundown. Also, as the above article points out, it was the Catholic Church that adopted the steeples at first.
The Catholic church was began by Emperor Constantine who was a pagan sun god worshipper, which is why the Catholic Church is mixed with paganism, such as the pagan fish hat that the pope wears. Also the various caps that the bishops and cardinals and such wear originated from paganism.
They wore that cap to keep their heads warm, especially in the winter, because they shaved their head into a tonsure.
Keeping in mind, this was to the sons of Aharon, who were the Kohanim Priests: The same thing goes for us Jews. We should not be wearing the Yarmulkes, because of their representation. Also the Eucharist that is used in Catholic masses, which they believe that through the prayer of the priest is changed into the real flesh of Mashiach by transubstantiation, is stamped with the IHS, which again, because of their pagan roots, was the initials for the Egyptian gods Isis, Horeb, and Seb.
Hitler said, "Repeat a lie long enough and you can get most people to believe it". It is important to really dig into the history of these things to know where they came from. Does that make me special? It is just neat to know. That would never get me to Shamayim heaven. We must all be born again. As you can see from my profile, I am a Messianic Jew who teaches Hebrew ways and traditions, as well as Torah. I also use only the true Names of our Heavenly Father and Mashiach.