IS IT BIBLICAL TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS?
Many people celebrate Christmas today, we enjoy the lights, the Christmas music and the presents, but do we actually know the origin of Christmas? Is it really the birth of Christ? Does the Bible command us to celebrate this feast? Or is it perhaps a pagan worshipping day that Christians are taking part in and thus going against Gods will and giving glory to satan and other gods.
Christmas, as everybody knows it, is not the birthday of Christ. He was not born in the middle of winter – we know that for sure as the sheep were out in the fields. It would have been extremely cold at night in the hills of Judea and it has always been the practice of shepherds in that area, not to keep sheep in the field after the end of October. It is also extremely unlikely that Herod would have ordered people to travel to their home towns for registration in the middle of winter.
It is also extremely unlikely that Herod would have ordered people to travel to their home towns for registration in the middle of winter.
God is very clear about us not celebrating man made feasts. Let’s take a look at what God says in the book of Isaiah.
The Tree of Live version reads as follows :
11 “For what is it to Me—the multitude of your sacrifices?” says Adonai. “I am full of burnt offerings of rams and fat of fed animals. I have no delight in the blood of bulls, or of lambs or he-goats. 12 When you come to appear before Me, who has required this at your hand – trampling My courts? 13 Bring no more worthless offerings! Incense is an abomination to Me. New Moon and Shabbat, the calling of convocations – I cannot endure it – iniquity with solemn assembly. 14 Your New Moons and your Festivals My soul hates! They are a burden to Me. I am weary to bear them. 15 When you spread out your hands, I will hide My eyes from you. When you multiply prayers, I will not hear. Your hands are full of blood!”
Christ was actually born around September at the festival of Sukkot (Tabernacles). The date would have been important to the Jews for the purpose of recording genealogies and the authors of the New Testament were obviously interested in the circumstances of the event, but they didn’t celebrate birthdays because it was not their custom to do so. It has never been a traditional Jewish custom except insofar as they picked up the idea from the Gentiles.
So why do we celebrate Christmas on the 25th December? Some people say it’s as good a time as any, and it doesn’t really matter when Yeshua was born as long as we celebrate his birth at some time. But if we are going to celebrate the birthday of Yeshua on December 25th, we need to know the reason why we are doing it on that day. This is actually the traditional birthdays of Nimrod, Osiris, Jupiter, and various other representations of the child-god of the Babylonian religious system.
To understand the history of the child-god, we have to begin with Genesis 10:8-10.
8 Now Cush fathered Nimrod. He started to become mighty in the land. 9 He was a mighty hunter before Adonai. This is why it is said, “Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before Adonai.” 10 The beginning of his kingdom included Babel, Erich, Accad and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
The Bible does not identify Nimrod’s mother, or his date of birth, but Egyptian and Babylonian antiquities identify his mother as Semiramis, and his birthday is celebrated on 25th December. Sometimes Semiramis is referred to as the mother of Nimrod, and sometimes as his wife, leading to the belief that Nimrod married his mother.
The Biblical reference to Nimrod as a “mighty hunter” is important because he was seen as the saviour of the ancient world for that very reason. People were living in small, scattered villages with little protection from wild animals. Nimrod was more than just a hunter, he was also a charismatic figure who could gather people together to build walled cities where they could live in safety. They were obedient to him as their leader, and considered that their loss of independence was a price worth paying for the safety that Nimrod and his kingdom offered.
There is nothing in the Bible about the death of Nimrod, but the ancient traditions suggest that he died a violent death. One tradition says that he was killed by a wild animal. Another says that Shem killed him because he had led the people into the worship of Baal.
His wife-mother, Semiramis, who had risen to greatness on his account, was not going to disappear into obscurity because of his death. Instead she pronounced him to be a god, so that she herself became a goddess. She produced another son, and proclaimed him to be the resurrected Nimrod. This was not difficult, because she was so promiscuous she produced many children whose father could not be identified. She proclaimed that she had gone down to the world of the dead, rescued Nimrod and brought him back.
Thus began the worship of Semiramis and the child-god, and the whole paraphernalia of the Babylonian religious system.
Egyptians, Romans and Greeks
After the decline of Babylon, the religion was transported to Egypt where they worshipped Isis and her husband Osiris who was mysteriously able to give the seed of procreation even after death, so that the child-god Horus was born. The mother and child deities appeared again in Pagan Rome as Fortuna and Jupiter, and in Greece as Ceres, the Great Mother, with the babe at her breast, or as Irene, the goddess of Peace, with the boy Plutus in her arms.
The myths of death and rebirth have always been associated with the cycle of agricultural seasons. In Egypt it was the inundation of the Nile, but elsewhere in the Northern Hemisphere which constitutes most of the Earth’s land mass, it was about the death and rebirth of the Sun. The winter solstice used to be on 25 December and people have always held a festival at that time because they knew that the days would start to get longer (a matter of great importance when there was no electric lights and no imported foods, etc.)
Idolatry in the Church
The early church, in their attempt to make converts from among the pagans, felt that they had to find a way to identify culturally with them. They had the Biblical story of the miraculous virgin birth of Christ, so they decided it must have happened on 25 December and the pagans were invited to come to church and worship him. Thus there was a position of ambiguity where some people might have genuinely converted to Christianity while others turned up just to indulge in the latest religious innovation. It was equivalent to the inclusion of Yeshua in the Roman pantheon of the gods, a matter which the early church had firmly resisted at the cost of the death of many martyrs.
Thus the early church established the Madonna and child as the latest manifestation of the Queen of Heaven and her son. The Pagans made no compromises, they didn’t need to, they just came and worshipped their new deities because it fitted in nicely with what they already believed.
So what should we do about it? The Bible tells us: “…Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen …. Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues”. (Rev. 18:2-4). It says “Come out of her, MY people”, meaning the people who are supposed to come out are people who belong to God, i.e. born-again Bible-believing Christians.
Santa Claus, also known as Saint Claus, or Saint Nicholas, the famous mythical character loved by multitudes across the world, is a demonic caricature of our Yeshua Hammasiach.
The godly qualities of joy (jolly) wealth (bearer of gifts), omnipresence (everywhere on the same night), eternal life (ageless), travel in the Spirit (magical flight), punisher of the wicked (withholds gifts), and rewarder of good (giver of gifts), are combined with the ungodly qualities of Antichrist and World Unity, in this pitiful, comic substitute for the CHRIST of the Bible. Adults as well as children are force-fed this demonic lie (usually from birth), which exposes them to violence, magic, fantasy, war games, dancing reindeer and mystical cartoons, while the Son of God, His truth and His righteousness, are denied and blasphemed by the world.
Did you know that the Bible describes Revelations 1:12-16 (TLV) Father God with a robe that hangs to the ground, with a golden belt around his waist, and with hair which is white as wool. Is it not strange that Santa Clause is a replica of the image that is described here?
“12 Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned, I saw seven golden menorot. 13 In the midst of the menorot, I saw One like a Son of Man, clothed in a robe down to His feet, with a golden belt wrapped around His chest. 14 His head and His hair were white like wool, white like snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire. 15 His feet were like polished bronze refined in a furnace, and His voice was like the roar of rushing waters. 16 In His right hand He held seven stars, and out of His mouth came forth a sharp, two-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining at full strength.”
Is it also not strange that in Zechariah 2:6 the verse describes Father God saying: “Ho, Ho, Ho, come forth and flee from the land of the North saith the Lord.” And that Santa Clause is also using these same words, again as a copycat of Father God. Santa Clause is also referred to as coming from the North.
The Christmas Tree
It seems a strange thing to do – cutting down a tree from the forest and putting it in your house, deprived of nourishment because the roots have been cut off. If I wanted to look at a tree I would go into the forest where there are thousands of them, growing taller and more majestic with each passing year, testifying to the glory of God’s creation.
As part of this pagan form of satan worship, heathens (Gentiles) would bring (into their houses) fir or pine trees, during this period of the year.
They would deck the tree with GOLD AND SILVER ORNAMENTS or gold and silver coloured ornaments. The Christmas tree is based on mythology that originated in Babylon. For those who do it in the traditional manner, the Yule Log is thrown onto the fire on Christmas Eve, representing death and destruction. Then on Christmas Day there is the tree, covered in decorations and surrounded with presents, representing new life, the resurrected Nimrod.
It is also a violation of Jeremiah 10:2-11 (TLV) where it is denounced as a heathen idol:
Idols are Worthless Scarecrows
1 Hear the word that Adonai speaks to you, house of Israel, 2 Thus says Adonai: “Do not learn the way of the nations or be frightened by signs of the heavens – though the nations are terrified by them. 3 The customs of the peoples are useless: it is just a tree cut from the forest, the work of the hands of a craftsman with a chisel.
4 They decorate it with silver and gold, and fasten it with hammer and nails so it won’t totter. 5 Like a scarecrow in a cucumber garden, their idols cannot speak. They must be carried because they cannot walk! Do not fear them for they can do no harm – nor do any good.” 6 There is none like You, Adonai! You are great and great is Your Name in power. 7 Who should not fear You, Ruler of the nations? For it is your due! For among all the wise of the nations and in all their kingdoms, there is none like You. 8 They are totally stupid and foolish. Discipline is useless—it’s wood! 9 Beaten silver is brought from Tarshish and gold from Uphaz. The work of the craftsman and of the goldsmith’s hands is clothed in blue and purple – all the work of skilful men. 10 But Adonai Elohim is truth. He is the living God and eternal King. At His wrath the earth quakes and the nations cannot endure His indignation. 11 Thus you will say to them: “The gods—which did not make the heavens and the earth—will perish from the earth and from under the heavens.”
- Are you going to have a Christmas tree in your church this year?
- Are you going to have one in your house?
- Are you going to give presents to each other on the 25th of December in the ambiguous veneration of a multitude of gods?
- Are you going to be bowing in front of idols?
This will make you think twice before celebrating Christmas. The word of God says you cannot serve two gods. Are you going to obey God now that you know the truth and not celebrate Christmas, or are you still going to do what your forefathers taught you to do?
MAKE A CHOICE TODAY!!
DO YOU WANT TO FOLLOW GOD AND HIS FEASTS OR DO YOU WANT TO FOLLOW
MAN AND HIS MAN-MADE FEASTS?
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