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The Voice of Christmas for Filipinos

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Jose Mari Chan

Let’s sing Merry Christmas and a happy holiday;This season may we never forget the love we have for Jesus;Let him be the one to guide us as another new year starts;And may the spirit of Christmas be always in our hearts

The lyrics above are from  the most popular Filipino song, Christmas In Our Hearts.

When the “ber” months start in the Philippines, Filipinos start bringing out their Christmas decors and playing  the  “Pinoy Christmas Anthem” –  Christmas In Our Hearts, by Jose Mari Chan.

Since it was released in 1990, Christmas in our Hearts  has become the best selling album of all time in the Philippines, Christmas or otherwise.

Thus, wherever Filipinos settle in different parts of the globe, they bring Christmas in Our Hearts with them, physically or in their hearts, as they sing and hum it, whenever Christmastime comes.

Back story

In an interview with Asian Journal, Jose Mari Chan (who recently had a very successful concert in Vancouver, Canada) shared how he came about writing Christmas In Our Hearts and what inspired him.

“In 1990, coming after the huge success of my album Constant Change  where the songs, Beautiful Girl and  Please Be Careful With My Heart are part of, my record producer suggested that I come up with a Christmas album. So I gathered a batch of Christmas songs that have been meaningful to me in my life, especially those that were not overly sung or recorded. On top of that, being a singer-songwriter, naturally I wanted some ORIGINAL compositions to be a part of the album.”

“Two years earlier I had composed a melody for an Assumption High School Class jubilee. The poem, Ang Tubig ay Buhay was written by one of the class members, Chari Cruz-Zarate. It was a catchy, pretty melody, which I felt was too precious to use only for a Class Homecoming. So I decided to turn it into a Christmas song. And that was the start of Christmas in our Hearts, ” Chan further explained.

Chan collaborated with a young songwriter, Rina CanizaI, in writing the song.  His original choice of singing partner for the song at that time was Lea Salonga. However, her recording contract did not  allow her to guest in Chan’s label. So, he asked his daughter Liza to quickly learn the song and record it with him.

Jose Mari revealed that he strongly feels that the hand of the Holy Spirit was behind the song from beginning to end, for which he thanks God.

Chan’s  message in  the song is peace throughout the world and to remember the true  meaning of Christmas which is Jesus.  “This season may we never forget, the love we have for Jesus,” stressing that the center of Christmas is Jesus Christ.

Though Chan has recorded many other popular songs, he is most known for his Christmas music. It was great news then when the beloved artist launched his second Christmas album last month, titled Going Home To Christmas. Chan revealed that with the tremendous success of Christmas in Our Hearts,he realized that Christmas music is his niche.

“The pop song may change in years and years, but the Christmas genre, that melody is universal,” he said.

During the Manila press conference  to announce the release of the new Christmas album several weeks ago, he said: “In this album of 22 songs, coming after 22 years since the release of Christmas In Our Hearts, I have put my whole heart into it and had all these years to prepare every note and every word that went into the production of the CD. (This is) a labor of love and inspiration.”

He added that there is a song for everyone in this collection, like joyful carols, songs for the families gathered together at Christmas, “a nostalgic piece dedicated to our beloved OFWs, prayerful songs, romantic Yuletide ballads, instrumental mood music as background for your holidays, a song for children, and even two songs in Pilipino that evoke the fiesta mood of Pasko.”

“It’s my gift to all the music lovers that have embraced my songs these past 45 years of my career as a recording artist,” he added.

Multi-talented

Born in Iloilo City on March 11, 1945, Jose Mari Chan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1967. A gifted singer and songwriter, Chan also engaged in business while he pursued a  career in music.

In 1966, he hosted and starred in a television show called 9 Teeners of ABS-CBN. His first single Afterglow was released in 1967 while his first long playing album Deep in My Heart was released in 1969.

In 1973, he represented the Philippines in the World Popular Song Festival in Tokyo where his song Can We Just Stop and Talk A While went into the final entries.

From 1975- 1986, Chan immigrated  to America where he engaged in business.

In 1986, he went back to Philippines and released his album A Golden Change.

In 1989, his album Constant Change was named Album of the Year by the Awit Awards and the following year, Christmas In Our Hearts was released which eventually earned the Double Diamond Record Award.

Jose Mari has been the recipient of many honors and awards which include  the TOYM (Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines) in 1974; several Life Achievement Awards- Dangal ng Musikang Pilipino Award 1997; Antonio C. Barreiro  Award from The Metro Pop Foundation; KATHA Award  2002; 25th Aliw Awards 2012; and 4th STAR Awards for Music Philippine Movie Press Club 2012.

Going home to Christmas

Chan and his wife, Mary Ann Ansaldo have five children, Jose Antonio, Elizabeth Ann, Michael Philip Ciprian, Francisco Rafael and Marie Angelica who are all musically inclined.

His three sons have a band called Generation and they write their own music, too.

Asked which of his songs are his favorites, Chan said he has no favorites. “My songs are like my children. All my children are equal, wala akong favorite. They are all equally loved. Ganyan ang attitude ko towards my songs,” he says.

In his 45 years in show business, Chan admits that performing in concerts has been the most memorable part.  His exciting and rewarding career  has taken him from the smallest town to the biggest cities in the Philippines, and to different parts of the globe.

The 67-year-old Chan admits that he doesn’t know how much longer he can keep his voice nor until when people will come and watch his concerts. He said the time is now to come out with Going Home to Christmas while people still flock to his shows and buying his albums.

Going Home to Christmas is all about family, love, kindness, generosity, forgiveness, and everything that the season symbolizes. The color is local and the feeling is home. The lyrics are dedicated to the OFW. Christmas is family eh,” said the Pinoy Christmas Icon.


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  • kanoy

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    “We dedicate our lives to fostering faith and compassion, and we work daily to promote justice and fairness for all,” the leaders wrote in the letter, which was released Sunday. “Standing on these beliefs, we think that it is morally just to grant equal opportunities and responsibilities to loving, committed same-sex couples.
    Jumping Jesus on a pogo stick….if we ”let JESUS lead us” next year like we ”let JESUS lead us” this year….we are in for another year of trouble and woe

    • Baruk1

      Sodom and Gomorrah was burned down for the reason of same sexual practices. It is either they  forget to read again and again the Bible and put in their mind what they read or they are the apostles of the god of this evil world Satan the Devil, who is a liar from the beginning and continue deceiving human being.
       
      “”Now before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both old and young, all the people from every quarter, surrounded the house. And they called to Lot and said to him, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may know them carnally.”" Gen 19:4-5
       
      Those religious leaders really don’t know what they are doing. If they are to promote God and Jesus Christ they really have to preach the gospel that Jesus Christ preached as written in the Bible.
       
      “”Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.”"Mark 1:14-15.
       

      • kanoy

        Maryland Nun: Most Catholics Disagree with Bishops on Gay Marriage

        Satan the Devil supports defends employs pedophile priests…oops! that’s the POPE

      • Baruk1

        The woman (refer to the church) riding on the beast is focusing on the Catholic Church.
         
        So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. (Rev 17:3). And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. (Rev 17:5)
         
        The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. (Rev 20:10)
         

      • kanoy

        Has anyone else listened to the hateful rhetoric of the catholic church against gays, lesbians and transgendered people and thought “why are they projecting their problems on to our community?”
        They say we recruit children, but we don’t have day schools,  boarding schools or alter boys.
        They say we have a massive ‘homosexual agenda’ and some conspiracy organization. Yet they hide and protect pedophile priests using church money to send them around the world on Vatican passports to hide them and expose more children.
        They say we’re all sinners, that we injure children with just our presence alone.
        Name a single Gay, Lesbian or Transgender organization that has expended over $2 billion dollars trying to quash the news that it recruits, trains, harbors and protects child molesters or that if you query the internet for  ’catholic priest + child molester’ you get nearly half a million hits.  ’Catholic priest + child abuse, over 7 million hits.

      • Baruk1

        God hates Sodomites. They have no room in the Kingdom of God.

        Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, (1 Cor 6:9)

      • Baruk1

        The woman (refer to the church) riding on the beast, is being focused as the Catholic Church.
         
        So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. (Rev 17:3)
         
        And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. (Rev 17:5)
         
        The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. (Rev 20:10)

      • kanoy

         EXPOSING THE FRAUDULANT PERPETUAL ”VIRGIN” MARY MOTHER OF 5 POSSIBLY 6
        Matthew 13:55 (KJV)
        55 Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?
        Mark 6:3 (King James Version)

           3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.

         Galatians 1:19 (KJV)
        19 But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord’s brother.
        The fallacy of the perpetual virginity doctrine. As we have seen, the Jews who best knew the family of

        Joseph and Mary not only knew that Jesus had siblings, but they knew the names of Jesus’ brothers. If Catholicism can be wrong about this doctrine, how about their doctrine of salvation by meritorious works, the Pope being the head of the church, and holy water salvation (Tit. 3: 5; Eph. 1: 22, 23, Matt. 28: 18; Matt. 26: 28)?

            Beloved, the fact that Jesus had brothers and sisters who were obviously the offspring of Mary and Joseph does not in any way take away from Jesus’ identity. Jesus remains “the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” (John 1: 29). He is truly the Son of God (John 3: 16)
        But Mary WAS NOT a perpetual virginity

      • Baruk1

        Jesus Christ is God. He is with the Father from the beginning. Everything that was made is made through Him. The God of the Old Testaments is Jesus Christ. Around 2,000 yrs ago, He came preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom of God. Most present day Christians are preaching different gospel. He teaches us how to pray “..thy Kingdom come ..”
         
        Jesus Christ is coming back to establish the Kingdom of God. He will be with the Saints, who will be king and priest of the coming Kingdom on the earth.
         
        Jesus Christ told us to watch and be ready. The Kingdom of God is coming very soon like a thief in the night. Some of the signs that Jesus Christ gave are already around.
         
        “In the beginning was the Word (Jesus Christ), and the Word was with God (Father), and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.” John 1:1-5 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14).
         

      • kanoy

        Sister Jeannine Gramick of New Ways Ministry spoke at the Maryland Marriage Equality clergy press conference last week, in support of the bill introduced in the state legislature to legalize gay marriage. “I speak on behalf of the majority of U.S. Catholics who favor legal marriage for same-gender couples,” she said, adding that this position “flows from our own church’s social justice teaching.”

      • Baruk1

        Are they already forgetting what happen to Sodom and Gomorrah. Can sister Jeannine try to open the Catholic Bible please on Gen 19:4-5.

      • kanoy

         ”The great moral question of our attitude toward the homeless, toward refugees and migrants takes on a deeper dimension: Do we really have room for God when he seeks to enter under our roof? Do we have time and space for him?” the pope said.
        OH? REALLY? WHY ARE THERE SO MANY STARVING CATHOLIC FILIPINOS THEN?
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      • Baruk1

        King Solomon is the wisest and the wealthiest man ever live. The Vatican’s wealth is nothing compared to his wealth. He has 700 wives and 300 concubines. His kingdom was divided after him between his son Rehoboam (Judah) and his general Jeroboam (Israel). The whole kingdom established by his father David, never been united to this day. Present day Israel is only from the tribes of Judah and Benjamin and still missing the lost Ten tribes of Israel.  

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CFZ2Q7RFJ6PWRYMM3NJ7JB4KSE Dynamic

    The person you are referring to must be”pedro or juan”.

  • agaylaya

    “Pinoy Christmas Anthem” –  Christmas In Our Hearts, by Jose Mari Chan. Your article also mentioned that this song is “the most popular Filipino song” . I don’t know where you based this claim but there seems to be other more popular Filipino Christmas songs like “Ang Pasko ay Sumapit” and Pasko Na Naman”. Ms. De Castro, if this is the way you are promoting Mr. Chan’s new album please don’t make unsubstantiated claims for it leaves a bad taste in the mouth. Mr Chan is talented enough and is greatly admired to be able to sell his new albums without making spurious claims.    

  • kanoy

    Baruk1 God hates Sodomites. They have no room in the Kingdom of God

    REPLY,,,,,AHHH but GOD loves the PEDOPHILES catholics confess their sins to and who grant them ABSOLUTION from their sins,,,imagine that a CHILD MOLESTER forgiving someone who ”touched THEMSELVES immorally” 3 times bwaa what a scam

    • Baruk1

      I do hope you are not one of those practicing SODOMY.

      I fell so sorry if you are one of them my friend.

      • kanoy

         what my wife and t do in the comfort of our home is our business now go ask the child molesting pedophile priest for absolution from your sins as he manipulates his penis pump

      • Baruk1

        The lips of the wise disperse knowledge, But the heart of the fool does not do so. Prov 15:7

        A fool has no delight in understanding, But in expressing his own heart. Prov 18:2

        A fool’s mouth is his destruction, And his lips are the snare of his soul. Prov 18:7

        It is honorable for a man to stop striving, Since any fool can start a quarrel. Prov 20:3

      • kanoy

         A fool is better than an obstinate man

      • Baruk1

        Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, For he will despise the wisdom of your words (Prov 23:9)
         
        Do not answer a fool according to his folly, Lest you also be like him. Answer a fool according to his folly, Lest he be wise in his own eyes. (Prov 26:4-5)
         
        The great God who formed everything Gives the fool his hire and the transgressor his wages. As a dog returns to his own vomit, So a fool repeats his folly. (Prov 26:10-11)

      • kanoy

         Jesus the Fool: The Mission of the Unconventional Christ
        Jesus, like the Medieval jester, reframes our thinking about ourselves, the world and God by taking us by surprise.
        .Michael Frost is a teacher, writer, church leader, and one of Australia’s leading communicators and evangelists. He is the Director of the Centre for Evangelism and Global Mission at Morling Baptist Seminary in Sydney, and also the author of numerous books, including Seeing God in the Ordinary (Hendrickson 2000); Exiles (Hendrickson 2006); and The Shaping of Things to Come (Hendrickson 2003) and ReJesus: A Wild Messiah for a Missional Church (Hendrickson 2009) with Alan Hirsch.

      • Baruk1

        Michael Frost is a teacher

        I can assure you that he is one of those false prophets, false teachers or you name it. He is a disciple of the god of this evil world, Satan the devil, who is a liar from the beginning.
         
        “”Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many “”(Matt 24:4-5)
         
         
        1.   He is preaching a different gospel  with what Jesus Christ preached — the Gospel of the Kingdom of God
         
        “”Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.”" (Mark 1:14-15)
         
        “”As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.”" (Gal 1:9)
         
        “”But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing”", (2 Cor 4:3)
         
         
        2.   He is observing Sunday (day of the Sun) rather than the seventh day Holy as commanded by God.
         
        3.   He is observing the pagan practices same as that of a Catholic: Christmas, Easter, Halloween, etc

  • kanoy

    Baruk1 Most present day Christians are preaching different gospel.

    REPLY HAHA the above garbage comes from a catholic….they only believe 80% of the bible is truth….the 80% that agrees with their true doctrine and 20% is lies…the 20% that exposes their false teachings,,,,,but we see from Baruk1 garbage he goes to the ”ONE TRUE CHURCH ONE TRUE RELIGION” rhetoric that has made the vatican the richest organization on earth ”It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God” there are thousands of religions…but unlike Baruk1 claim….there is ONLY but 1 God….God never said  the Catholic church that protects therefor promotes pedophiles,,,NO….he said he who believes in ME!!!!!!

    • Baruk1

      Bible is the mind of God (good, perfect, the True God) in writing.
       
      God is One:

      “And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one:” John 17:22

      “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding”.(Prov 9:10)
       
      “Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth”. (Prov 4:5 )

      The gospel that Jesus Christ, God of the Bible preached: Have you heard this yourself??

      “Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.”" (Mark 1:14-15)

      The god of this present evil world, Satan the devil, a liar from the beginning, is deceiving the world. I do hope you are not one of them. Even Satan believe in God.
       
      “”And the Lord said to Satan, “From where do you come?” So Satan answered the Lord and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it.”" (Job 1:7)
       

      • kanoy

         PERPETUAL VIRGIN MY A$$ BOW DOWN TO GRAVEN IMAGES
         clear sense of scripture (to those without any preconceived ideas) is made manifest in it’s clarity.

            Mark 3:31
            “There came then His Brethren and His Mother, and standing without, sent unto Him calling Him.”

            Mark 6:3
            “Is not this the carpenter, the Son of Mary, the Brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.”

        Mark 15:40
            “There were also women looking on afar off: among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary themother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome;”

            Mark 16:1
            “And when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the Mother of James, and Salome, had brought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint Him.”

        Anyone looking at those scriptures both “carefully” and “honestly” can come to no other conclusion but that Mary had other children. The problem is not that the scriptures don’t clearly state this, the problem is that the Roman Catholic church places tradition over and above the Authority of the Word of God, making it non effectual (mark 7:13). There is nothing in God’s Word that either implicitly or explicitly says Jesus was the lone son of Mary

        THEY CALL GOD A LIAR WHEN HE SENT AN ANGEL TO TELL JOSEPH TO HAVE SEX WITH MARY

        Matthew 1:24-25
            “Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him HIS WIFE:
         AFTER JEASUS WAS BORN MARY HAD WILD PASSIONATE SEX!!!!!!!!!!!!!
            And knew her not Until she had brought forth her firstborn Son: and he called His name, Jesus

      • Baruk1

        Apostolic Christians knew Jesus Christ has other brothers and sisters.
         
        Jude, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, (Jude 1:1)
         
        James, a bondservant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, (James 1:1)

        Now what is your point?

        I’m asking you if you ever heard the Gospel that Jesus Christ preached, the Gospel of the Kingdom of God? No reply.

        As per Mark 16:1 on your comment — question, what day was Jesus Christ crucified and the day he was risen??

      • kanoy

         My point from the start of this has always been and remains,,,, CATHOLICS DISAGREE WITH YOU AS WELL AS I
        MARY NEVER HAD EARTHLY SEX!!!!! The Apostolic Christian Church? then you are in the USA in Europe they call it Evangelical Baptist Church…another thing Catholics disagree with you guys on, even though you both base your foundation on the New Testament, at least Froehlich did, is they say you do not have to be reborn in the spirit and you do, because God said so
        The Bible tells us and makes it very clear. Look at John 3:5-7 (NIV): “Jesus answered, ‘I tell you the truth, no one can enter thekingdomofGodunless he is born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’”
        CATHOLICS SAY THAT IS A LIE ANOTHER PART OF THE 20% BIBLICAL LIES…THEY CLAIM

      • Baruk1

        1. I AM ASKING YOU IF YOU EVER HEARD OF THE GOSPEL THAT JESUS CHRIST PREACHED — NO REPLY
        “”Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.”" (Mark 1:14-15)

        2. AS PER MARK 16:1 ON YOUR COMMENT — QUESTION, WHAT DAY WAS JESUS CHRIST CRUCIFIED AND THE DAY HE WAS RISEN?? — NO REPLY.

        Apostolic Christians always refer to the Christians during the time of the Apostles started on Pentecost when they were gathered in a room.

      • kanoy

         NAH in my 63 yrs i never heard of this bible thingy,,,is that some kind of belt in the USA where the 144,000 live?
        the four angels who had been given power to harm the land and the sea: 3 “Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.” 4 Then I heard the number of those who were sealed: 144,000 from all the tribes of Israel

      • Baruk1

        I assumed you are one of those main stream Christians who believe that Jesus Christ was crucified on Fri and risen on Sunday to justify the practice of Catholics to have Sunday as their Lords Day. Jesus Christ gave the Ten Commandments to Moses. Included in the Law, “Remember the Sabbath Day, to keep it Holy…”.
         
        Most of the practice of Catholic is Pagan. Sunday (day of the sun god), Christmas (birthday of the Sun God), Easter (from Estar, the god of sexuality), etc. Modern day, main stream Christians though they said they practice contrary to the pagan practices but still follow those Catholic practices.
         
        Why don’t we believe in Jesus Christ and follow Him. Apostle Paul said ”Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ”. 1 Cor 11:1

      • kanoy

         exactly,,,PAGAN was their roots they made a big mistake when they built their doctrine from the roof down…first,,,doctrine,,,then,,,biblical support…which is why they thump 80% and thumb their nose at 20%,,,,they want you to believe in their religion first…GOD 2nd,,,,,oh yea and PETER is no where near ROME

      • Baruk1

        Why is your Christian group if ever, observing Sunday, Easter, Christmas, Halloween, etc., like that of Catholic?
         
        Why are you not observing the Seventh day Sabbath as commanded? “Remember the Sabbath Day to keep it Holy…”

      • kanoy

         Baruk1

        Why is your Christian group if ever, observing Sunday, Easter, Christmas, Halloween, etc., like that of Catholic?

        I DO NOT BELONG TO NO CHRISTIAN GROUP,,,,I DO NOT BELIEVE IN NOR HAVE ANY NEED FOR RELIGION….GOD SAID ”HE WHO BELIEVES IN ME” NOT ”HE WHO BELIEVES IN RELIGION…KEEP YOUR RELIGION AND FOLLOW IT…I WILL KEEP GOD AND FOLLOW HIM
         
        Why are you not observing the Seventh day Sabbath as commanded? “Remember the Sabbath Day to keep it Holy…”

        WHAT IS THE 7TH DAY? WHAT DAY DID GOD START CREATING THE EARTH? ON WHAT CALANDER? WHO CREATED THAT CALANDER? WHAT COUNTRY? WHAT DECADE? A.D OR B.C.?

      • Baruk1

        I am really impress by a man like you who don’t have any religious group but has that diligence on studying the word of God (Bible). I wish  there are more people like you. God is looking after the hearth.

        “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. (Prov 9:10)

        There is a danger in he who believe. “You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe–and tremble!” (James 2:19). We must believe and follow God.
         
        The first few chapters of Genesis deals with creation. On the Seventh day, God rested and commanded us to keep it Holy.
         
        Originally the Calendar used by God’s peoples is based on the moon, (abib,nisan etc) there are 12 months in a year, sometimes 13. The present calendar called Roman calendar as influence by the Catholic and Roman Emperor. This is based on 30 and 31 days and 28 and 29 on February.
         
        Since  the early days of mankind, 6,000 years ago the original God’s calendar was used to about after the birth of Christ. We will notice that in the present calendar the birth of Jesus Christ is about 6 BC.
         
        The beginning of the family of Adam and Eve is somewhere in the Middle East, so the Calendar must first be used there.
         
        Let us follow the Berean. If they heard something, they check the Bible if it is so.

      • kanoy

          Baruk1 Collapse
        I
        am really impress by a man like you who don’t have any religious group
        but has that diligence on studying the
        word of God (Bible). I wish 
        there are more people like you. God is looking after the hearth.
        My God is everyone God but their religion irregardless of which it is,,,is shared but by a few,,,,I hear people incorrectly claim that more people where killed in the name of GOD than all other reasons combined,,,that is FALSE….more people where killed in the name of RELIGION than all other reasons combined,,,,GOD IS NOT RELIGION…as for the calender even the Roman earliest noted which they stole from the greeks was 46-48 bc and began after the v.e. in march not januatry but solar calendars where in use long before that,,,so what is the 7th day what day is the sabbath? who really knows

      • Baruk1

        • so what is the 7th day what day is the sabbath? who really knows

        Yes, so many people died because of Religion. Magellan in his successful voyaged to South America using the cross and the sword, went to the beautiful islands now called the Philippines. Luckily we have the great hero Lapu Lapu who stopped him. Not lucky enough the sword and the cross successfully spread to the north down to the south.

        After King Solomon, the Kingdom of Israel was divided to Israel and Judea. Later on they were all captured and taken to foreign land. Only the tribes of Judah and Benjamin comeback . During the time of Jesus Christ that area was popularly known as Samaria. Israel was recognized again as a country only in the 20th century. Up to now the rest of the tribes still called the lost ten tribes of Israel.

        Around 700 AD, the Muslim, the great grand children of Abraham by Hagar, under their Caliph tried to conquer Europe. Muslim succeeded in the Western part, (Catholic dominated) to Spain but was stopped in the Eastern part, (Orthodox dominated).

        Jerusalem, the place where Jesus Christ will set foot when he comeback as King of kings and Lord of Lord is under controversy. The Jews, the Muslim and the Vatican are all claiming for a piece.

        This is one of the sign given in the Bible, the “abomination of desolation” spoken by prophet Daniel and could happen after the Peace Treaty. The end would come 3 1/2 years after the abomination.

        Sabbath never missed by Israelites. When they fled from Egypt they were living on the manna from heaven. They cannot get manna on the Sabbath.
        Jesus Christ observed Sabbath

        “So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read” (Luke 4:16).

        “”Yes, it was Jesus’ regular custom to worship on the Sabbath! What day of the week was that? Since the time of Jesus, and centuries before, the Jewish community has very carefully documented its observance of the seventh-day Sabbath, from sunset Friday through sunset Saturday. We know from thousands of carefully kept records that the seven-day cycle of the week has not been broken since Jesus’ time. Those who worship on the seventh day today are worshiping on the same day Jesus did!”"

        “”Not only did Jesus keep the commandments, He instructed others to keep them as well, saying, “if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments” (Matthew 19:17). Jesus’ answer clearly showed He was speaking of the Ten Commandments.”"

      • kanoy

         CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS

      • Baruk1

        Christopher Columbus discover North America (USA). He brought with him the Pomes (prisoner of mother England).
         
        United States and England are from the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh, the Children of Joseph by Egyptian mother. Joseph became second in command in Egypt after  he was sold by his brothers to the Egyptian merchant. During the famine all over the land, he took Jacob (name changed to Israel) and the 11 brothers (tribes) to Egypt. They all settle there until the time of Moses who deliver the Israelites out of Egypt to the promised land.
         
        God promised blessing (inheritance) to Abraham. It was passed on to Isaac, to Jacob, then Ephraim and Manasseh. The blessing of England and USA is because of the promised to Abraham. England and USA are both turning away from God. What we are seeing now is a fall of England and American Empire including Canada, New Zealand and Australia. These things are all happening as prophesied.
         
        Jesus Christ is coming back. Watch you therefore and pray and be ready that you will be accounted for.



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