The Season of Hypocrisy is here!


At this time of the year, no difference can be seen between many professed Christians and pleasure-seeking worldlings. They all say, “Christmas is a merry time to eat and drink… time to celebrate the birth of Jesus… a season of cheer and good will…” Many of the revellers know that there is no biblical nor historical evidence supporting the celebration of Jesus’ birth on December 25. They are also aware that the Bible warns against unhealthy eating- swine flesh and alcohol consumption. They know that Christ did not command Christmas keeping. It was a Roman Catholic pope who did. They know too that there is plenty of Bible evidence instructing Commandment-keeping, including obedience to God’s 7th Day Sabbath. However, many choose to obey man rather than God. They love Christmas but hate God’s Law.

The hypocrisy is also glaring in those who hold high office in this country. St Vincent and the Grenadines government recently passed a ‘vaccination’ mandate that has forced hardworking dedicated citizens out of their jobs and has driven many to violate their conscience. The health of many is in jeopardy and this wicked government has refused to take liability. Now, the Prime Minister goes to the people’s parliament with his hypocrisy and proclaims, “we have become too selfish, let’s help someone this Christmas.” St. Vincent Times reported his comments in relation to a cheque he had sent to GECCU to assist grade six students. While the PM informs us of his donation, many are being persecuted by his government for choosing to follow their God-given conscience.

Teachers and other public servants were fired and denied their hard-earned salaries. They are unable to feed their children, pay their mortgage, pay their utility bills and meet other financial obligations. Is that your definition of “peace and goodwill” Mr. PM? Is that how you help teachers, nurses, custom officers, police officers and cleaners? Your government has placed these Vincentians on the breadline for refusing to follow a wicked mandate which originated in unscientific and callous minds. That is the work of Satan sir, not the work of God.

The supporters of the cruel mandate, including some evil servants, also join in the hypocrisy. They wish the world “merry Christmas” while they carry out instructions to take bread out of the mouths of their own fellowmen, under the garb that they are “doing their job”. They refuse to rebuke injustice and to condemn wickedness. As partakers of the evil, they too will receive the retributive judgement of YHWH if they do not repent.

The great evil that abounds in this land is not going unnoticed by the Holy One. He calls upon the evildoers to repent, be converted and glorify Him now and throughout the year. “…put away the evil of your doings…cease to do evil. Learn to do well. Seek judgement, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.” Isaiah 1:16,17.

Ann-Marie Ballantyne

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  1. There is always room in Antigua and Barbuda for St. Vincent and the Grenadines people, The A&B government loves St. Vincentians especially now A&B is heading into another election soon. St. Vincentians, Pack up your georgie bundle and come on over to Antigua and Barbuda there are rooms and public sector jobs in the Inn for you. Antiguans are migrating to greener pastures like Canada, America, and England leaving vacant rooms and jobs for you St. Vincentians.

  2. Well structured letter Ms. Ballantyne. A question though. Was this same religion around when the black man was brutalized, degradation and stripped of everything that was humane? Was this same religion around when Indegenous people were rounded up and placed in reservations? As I am on the topic, what would be your response if he had condemned homosexuality? Would you have quoted scripture to give him credit? After all, the bi Le is against that too. Asking for a descendant of slavery, forced to hold on to a religion that is not theirs.

    • No, that was the Catholics. The great whore of revelation 17. They have the blood of saints on their hands as well (The Inquisition, Dark ages). Before you say “they’re all the same”, I ask you: 1) Didn’t Jesus warn of false teachers? 2) Would Jesus do that? 3) Isn’t that the same reasoning behind pushing these “vaccines”? Mat 7:18 – A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

  3. Please decide whether you want to criticize the govt or Christians. They are not the same. I too am against the political, tyrannical and unscientific mandates.

    Concerning Christmas, it is a celebration of Christ’s birth. It is a fact that we don’t know exactly when Jesus was born…but we know that he was. I’m sure you know someone that in their adult years got a first look at their birth register, and found out that the date inscribed doesn’t match the day that they grew up celebrating as their own. Should it be the end of the world? I don’t think so, because the day does not matter as much as the fact that the person was born. Now you are obviously a 7th day Adventist so days matter a lot to you but I would like to remind you that your bible says in Romans 14:6 – “, He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.”.

    About it being pagan holiday…pagans don’t celebrate Jesus. It’s possible that the date coincides with one but that doesn’t make it pagan any more than the people who were born on halloween celebrating THEIR day. If you want to be strict about it, a few of the days of the week were named after pagan gods, SUNday, MOONday, THORSday. While we’re at it, why not abolish Easter because of the bunny? Even better, let’s banish all the bunnies because of playboy! My real issue with this, is Christians submitting to and even joining the forces looking to abolish entire seasons where people will tolerate being told the story of a man who was born to be crucified for their sins. Hasn’t Jesus suffered enough wounds at the hands of his…friends? You don’t have to eat the food. Bring it for me!

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