By Moody Adams If you want to know what is wrong with America’s brand of Christianity, all you have to do is attend Mardi Gras.
Mardi Gras begins 47 days before Easter. There are seven days of drunken revelry, followed by Ash Wednesday and the 40 days of Lent--then Easter; partying before repenting. Here is what the Catholic Church is successfully teaching: “Sin all you want to, come to the church and we will put ashes on your forehead, hear your confession and fix it with God. Thanks to the church you will guarantee you are ready to join in Christ’s resurrection and go to heaven.
Errol Laborde, in his book Mardi Gras! (Picayune Press, N.O. LA.), says, "Leaders of the new Christian church deplored the depravity and tried to stop it. Unsuccessful, they switched tactics. What they could not suppress, they absorbed. the Church made the spring rites an acceptable feasting before the Lenten season of penance and abstinence."
The symbol of Mardi Gras is a fat bull, the symbol of the ancient god Baal. Baal worship was the religion that led Israel astray from God (Exodus 32, I Kings 12:28). But waving and cheering the pagan gods of Mardi Gras is no longer upsetting to American people.
The Ten Commandments are being removed from American minds. These commandments say, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God," (Exodus 20:3-5). Mardi Gras revels in building forbidden images to idol gods.
God even warns us to: "...make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth" (Exodus 23:13). Mardi Gras revelers raise their voice in praise to Bacchus, the Greek god of wine; Venus, the Greek goddess of sex; Orpheus, the god of music; Amor, the god of eroticism
Millions of Americans, ignorant of the Bible, have been convinced they can wave to idols, get drunk, flash their breats and engage in public intercourse and get it all fixed with a little ash on the forehead.
Religion without repentance--that is what is corrupting American Christianity.