Every year on Christmas day (December 25th) people gather with family and friends to enjoy a festive meal and to exchange gifts. They decorate their homes and churches, bring in trees and deck them with silver and gold, they indulge in customs from kissing under the mistletoe to midnight mass, and they do all this (and a whole lot more) to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. It is a day that affects the entire world. The Christmas season along with anything else associated with that time of year in any way, shape or form, is not the will of God, nor is it founded on any Biblical principles or authority by Jesus or any of the apostles. Yet religions, Christians and non-Christians alike continue to indulge year after year in a concept built upon lies. For those of us who do not celebrate Christmas, we stand out from the crowds of people who do! The world has been deceived.
Celebrating Birthdays - Christian or pagan?
In the Bible, Pharaoh and Herod celebrated their birthdays. On Pharaoh’s birthday, he had his chief baker killed. On Herod’s, he had John the Baptist put to death. There is a third mention of birthday celebrations in the Bible; Job’s children were feasting, ‘every one his day’, and were all killed by Satan. Job went on to curse the day he was born! So did Jeremiah! Solomon wrote, “A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one’s birth.” Ecclesiastes 7:1. Did anyone die when Jesus was born? Yes! In fact every male child under two years of age was put to death in Herod’s attempt to kill the King of the Jews, leaving no reason to celebrate, especially for those families where death was to visit them because Jesus was born!
Did Mary celebrate her Son’s birthday? No! Did any of the disciples, who knew Jesus personally and were taught by Him, celebrate His birthday? No! In fact, celebrating birthdays was never mentioned by any of the apostles. If Christmas festivities were all about Jesus who came to make us free from sin, then maybe a celebration would be in order! But ultimately, it is his suffering, death and resurrection that redeems us and this is what we are told to remember by Jesus himself, “This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me,” and by the apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 11:24-25. There is nothing in Christmas that represents or commemorates anything Jesus did on the cross.
How and when did Christmas originate?
Certainly not from God. Around 400 years after Jesus was born, the Roman emperor Constantine decided to embrace Christianity. One of the most popular pagan celebrations and festivals at the time was the Saturnalia, celebrated from December 17-24, followed by the Brumalia on December 25. For a pagan who was now a Christian, this would be hard to give up, so an equivalent, more ‘Christian’ reason for celebrating and merry making was devised. Rather than a day of Sun worship, a day of Son worship was created for Christians which gave them an excuse to insert the name of Jesus into their evil days of celebration and to identify their pagan season of gluttonous and evil traditions within their new religion. Now a days we hear the expression, “Keep Christ in Christmas!” How can Christ be kept in something He never was in? In the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, there is no command—not even a suggestion—to commemorate the birth of Jesus. Peter preached, “Save yourselves from this untoward generation.” Acts 2:40.
Does Christmas really celebrate the birthday of Christ, and was Jesus actually born on December 25th? No! He was not even born in the Winter season. In fact, this is the birth date given to Nimrod, a great grandson of Noah, and the founder of Babylon. Shortly after he died at a young age, his wife-mother claimed that an evergreen tree grew overnight and symbolized Nimrod’s new life. This would perpetuate her son forever as a god. Centuries later, setting-up a green tree plays a major role in the Christmas concept of celebrating the birth of Christ! And yet God warns his people and makes it clear to do no such thing. “Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.” Jeremiah 10:2-4. This is a perfect description of a Christmas tree. The green tree is mentioned 15 times in the Bible, and each instance is associated with idolatry or death!
Christmas is a major Christian holiday, yet so many non-Christians observe it!
Why do people exchange presents with friends and relatives at Christmas time? Was it because the wise men presented gifts to the child Jesus? Did they expect gifts in return? Ancient (and even modern) customs dictate that when we come before royalty such as a King, we should come bearing gifts. Just like the Queen of Sheba when she visited King Solomon. When the wise men (we don’t know how many since their number is not mentioned in the Bible - ‘three’ is another Christmas myth!) came to honor Jesus, they brought gifts which they gave to Him. Not to each other! Today’s custom of Christmas is to exchange gifts with all kinds of people and to get some in return! It’s not anyone’s birthday, and in no way does this bring any honor to Jesus! In Revelation chapter 11, there is an account of gifts being sent one to another along with rejoicing and making merry, when the two witnesses sent from God are killed by the beast. One more reason to stop this mockery of the virgin birth of God’s Son.
Is there anything Godly or Biblical about Christmas?
The spirit of Christmas or the spirit of God?
Final comment from the author :
Just how Christian is Christmas? Not as much as you think. In fact, not much at all. Christmas is actually a cleaned up version of old rituals. But that's not the half of it. In fact, Christmas is utterly Pagan! Christmas Is Spiritual Adultery. Taking an evergreen tree, putting it in your house, decorating it with lights, sitting in the dark, and adoring
There are many Bible reasons not to celebrate Christmas for those who esteem God's precepts concerning all things to be right and that hate every false way (Ps 119:128). The God of heaven has specified exactly how He wants to be worshipped. He does not accept inventions or modifications. And He seeks those who will worship Him in spirit and truth (John 4:23-24). You are living in the perilous times of the last days - a time of great compromise by so-called Christians (II Tim 3:1 - 4:5 ). Christians practice paganism while thinking they are doing God a service! Lucky devil! The way of the heathen has been gift-wrapped and delivered under the mantle of religion, and this ungodly gift has been accepted despite God’s warning. From Rudolph to fruit cake, the pleasures of a season run rampant as the world drags the Son of God into their socials. The gift of God is eternal life, and its now up to us to decide whom we should receive, and what gift we should choose.
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