The Christmas Story You Don't Want to Hear

That's right kids, close your eyes and ears.
That's right kids, close your eyes and ears.

A lot of Christians believe that Christmas is about the celebration of the birth of Yahshua our Messiah. This belief stems from traditions that have been passed down through the generations. Many believe that they are giving honour to Yahweh in partaking in this celebration without knowing the roots and origins of this time of year. This article will investigate the concepts of the Christmas season and its origins to expose it for what it truly is. Under the gloss and glow of this celebration are deceptions that are hidden in plain sight. Satan wants you to remain ignorant of the truth and keep you distracted in the bliss and gloss that is steeped in the traditions of man.


When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies. – John 8:44b


Satan has planted lies in the hearts and minds of people for the sole reason of steering them away from God. His intent is to make them believe that they are worshipping him in spirit, but not in truth. The illusion is what many believe to be "truth" is actually lie. Satan has perpetuated lies for thousands of years to deceive God's people into idolatry.


Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons – 1 Timothy 4:1

The Birth of Yahshua

There is no direct reference to the exact date of the birth of Yahshua, but it can be reasonably estimated by referencing Scripture that the Christmas season does not even closely coincide with his birth.


And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. - Luke 2:7-8


The shepherds would not be in the fields watching their flocks in Judea in December in the dead of winter due to the cold climate at that time of year. Shepherds during the first century would watch their sheep during the warmer months of spring to fall. Rather, it is likely Yahshua's birth was during the Roman census, which would not have occurred during the cold season, as that time of year the temperatures could dip below freezing and the road conditions would have been poor. It would have been self-defeating to demand travel at that time of year.


Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth. This was the first census taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. And everyone was on his way to register for the census, each to his own city. Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, in order to register along with Mary, who was engaged to him, and was with child. - Luke 2:1-5



After these days Elizabeth his wife became pregnant, and she kept herself in seclusion for five months, saying, “This is the way the Lord has dealt with me in the days when He looked with favor upon me, to take away my disgrace among men.” Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the descendants of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. And coming in, he said to her, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.” But she was very perplexed at this statement, and kept pondering what kind of salutation this was. The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; for you have found favor with God. “And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus. “He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end.” Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I am a virgin?” The angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God. “And behold, even your relative Elizabeth has also conceived a son in her old age; and she who was called barren is now in her sixth month. - Luke 1:24-36


In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zacharias, of the division of Abijah; and he had a wife from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. - Luke 1:5


John the Baptist's father, Zacharias served in the Jerusalem temple during the course of Abijah, which historically was around the middle of June.


Now it happened that while he was performing his priestly service before God in the appointed order of his division, according to the custom of the priestly office, he was chosen by lot to enter the temple of the Lord and burn incense. And the whole multitude of the people were in prayer outside at the hour of the incense offering. And an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing to the right of the altar of incense. Zacharias was troubled when he saw the angel, and fear gripped him. But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your petition has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you will give him the name John. - Luke 1:8-13


When the days of his priestly service were ended, he went back home. After these days Elizabeth his wife became pregnant, and she kept herself in seclusion for five months. - Luke 1:23-24


When Yahshua was conceived, Elizabeth was already six months pregnant with John the Baptist in her womb. John was conceived approximately around the end of June and was born around the end of March. If six months is added, Yahshua would likely to have been born near the end of September, or in the fall during the feast of Tabernacles.

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December 25th

December 25th was a date that was chosen for pagan sun god worship of Baal that can be traced back all the way to the books of the Old Testament that originated with Nimrod and Tammuz from ancient Babylon. These pagan traditions were passed along through many different cultures from the Babylonians, Egyptians, Samarians, Palestinians, Greeks, Persians, and the Romans.

The date of December 25th influenced the Church during the Roman Empire. There is no evidence that the early ekklesia celebrated Yahshua's birth, or Christmas until the Catholic Church merged pagan sun god worship in the 4th century. The sun god's (Natalis Solis Invictis) birthday was on December 25th with an honoured celebration every year. The Roman Catholic Church as a means of expanding their influence incorporated with pagan traditions of Rome and blended them with Christianity and renamed the festivities Christmas, or Christ’s Mass. Christmas is the attempt of syncretism of pagan sun god worship with Christianity. It is an attempt of worship of a man as God, but has no Scriptural basis that justifies, sanctifies, or substantiates this tradition as true worship towards Yahweh. That fact is that Christmas within the Church system was founded on paganism, not the principles of God.

The Symbolism of the Christmas Tree and its Ornaments

The Christmas tree is one of the most famous symbols throughout the world where it is ordained with lights and decorations, and gifts underneath it. Many do not realise what the tree and decorations actually represent.


You shall surely destroy all the places where the nations whom you shall dispossess served their gods, on the high mountains and on the hills and under every green tree. – Deuteronomy 12:2


Pagans used tree worship thousands of years before Yahshua was born. They would put up a tree, holly, mistletoe, and wreaths that are rooted in worship toward a pagan fertility god worship. The Christmas tree represents an erect male phallus and the circular wreath, the female reproductive organ. The silver, or coloured ball ornaments represent testicles, the tinsel semen, and red ribbons labia. This is the perverted symbolic imagery of every Christmas tree in the living rooms of almost every home during the Christmas season. The imagery is hidden in plan sight. That's right, it is a decorated erect male phallus and the wreath is an open female reproductive organ that hangs in most doorways, or with a phallic candle in the middle of it on the dining room table.


And you shall not bring an abominable thing into your house and become devoted to destruction like it. You shall utterly detest and abhor it, for it is devoted to destruction. – Deuteronomy 7:26


But I have this against you, that you tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess and is teaching and seducing my servants to practice sexual immorality and to eat food sacrificed to idols. – Revelation 2:20


The altar of the Christmas tree is a display of fertility emblems with offerings and gifts to the god of fertility and childbirth are placed underneath. The goddess of fertility is the consort of Baal and has been worshipped as Asherah, Astarte, Artemis, Athena, Isis, Gaia, Nana, Austron, Ostara, Eastre, Easter, Aphrodite, Eostre, Astoreth, Ishtar, Diana, Ninurta, Cres, Nut, Venus, Indrani, Devaki, Tanit, and many others throughout history (Acts 19). Many Wiccans to this day celebrate the Vernal Equinox that is about fertility and sex that points to the impregnation of Asherah and the birth of Baal (the sun god).


And there is danger not only that this trade of ours may come into disrepute but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis may be counted as nothing, and that she may even be deposed from her magnificence, she whom all Asia and the world worship.” – Acts 19:27


Many in the church ignorantly celebrate Christmas out of deception because they do not have the knowledge of the truth.


“Therefore say to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord GOD: Repent and turn away from your idols, and turn away your faces from all your abominations. – Ezekiel 14:6

Santa Claus/ Krampus

Satan Claus is a false god that attempts to take on the characteristics of the one true God. He is portrayed as an omnipresent and all-knowing being who judges by handing out blessings and curses. Santa is known as the rewarder of good boys and girls helper, but before the 19th century there was a beast like creature named Krampus that was a companion to Santa who captured the naughty boys and girls and put them in a sack in order to eat them. Krampus eventually evolved into elves who made toys for the children. Santa is a false god that has demon companions that carry out tasks for him.

The Golden Calf

The Argument

Many will acknowledge the origins of Christmas, but will argue that it is not what it means to them; therefore, if they erect a tree and ornate it in their home, it has nothing to do with fertility god worship. They then go on to say that they are acknowledging and worshiping "Jesus Christ" instead. So, the question that needs to be asked is,

Can you worship God in the ways that pagans worship their gods?


Take care that you be not ensnared to follow them, after they have been destroyed before you, and that you do not inquire about their gods, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their gods?—that I also may do the same.’ You shall not worship the Yahweh your God in that way – Deuteronomy 12:30-31


You shall not bow down to their gods nor serve them, nor do as they do, but you shall utterly overthrow them and break their pillars in pieces. – Exodus 23:24


While Moses was away with Yahweh in Exodus, the people brought all their gold together and melted it into a golden calf to worship. What is interesting is that they wanted to worship their golden calf while acknowledging God at the same time.


And he received the gold from their hand and fashioned it with a graving tool and made a golden calf. And they said, “These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt!” When Aaron saw this, he built an altar before it. And Aaron made proclamation and said, “Tomorrow shall be a feast to Yahweh.” – Exodus 32:4-5


They wanted to worship God, but wanted to do it with an addition of an idol. The way that they worshiped Yahweh was via the idolatry of the pagans. Even though the people desired to worship the one true God, Yahweh they were not. It was an abomination.


And the LORD said to Moses, “Go down, for your people, whom you brought up out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves. They have turned aside quickly out of the way that I commanded them. They have made for themselves a golden calf and have worshiped it and sacrificed to it – Exodus 32:7-8

The Traditions of Man

The traditions of man have seduced the masses away into worshipping idols for thousands of years. The deception is in the attempt at mixing different faiths as a means of worshipping God with the practices and traditions of pagan origin.


Take care lest your heart be deceived, and you turn aside and serve other gods and worship them – Deuteronomy 11:16


No, I imply that what pagans sacrifice they offer to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons. – 1 Corinthians 10:20-21


The traditions of men hinder obedience to Yahweh from worshipping Him in spirit and truth. Many attempt to worship Him in spirit, but completely miss the truth part.


You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, when he said: ‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’” – Matthew 15:7-9


Man’s traditions have exalted themselves above God's ways. We cannot put Yahshua back into Christmas because he was never there in the first place.


Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness – 1 Timothy 4:7

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celafoe 2 years ago from Planet earth. between the oceans

and this is why i do not accept xmas as a Christian celebration and am willing to take the flack from the the church system for teaching this truth also. we cannot mix the Holy with the profane and expect God's blessings. This xmas lie is a good example of taking the Lord's name in vain as it is saying God is in something He abhors.

anyone teaching the xmas lie does not understand God and His ways and is in fact, promoting false gods regardless of what they say it means to them.

another good article my brother


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WiccanSage 2 years ago

Interesting article. I would have to say though that the quote "Many Wiccans to this day celebrate the Vernal Equinox that is about fertility and sex that points to the impregnation of Asherah and the birth of Baal " is inaccurate. For one thing, Wicca is a 70 year old religion; saying 'to this day' implies we've been around all this time worshipping our Gods. And secondly, while we celebrate the Vernal Equinox, most of us don't worship Asherah or Baal specifically-- or sun Gods specifically. Other than that I can see why some Christians don't celebrate Christmas. But holidays are really what a person makes of them, I think.


graceinus 2 years ago from those of the Ekklesia

PandN- I think the point we all fail to realize is the fact that the bible does not make it an issue to celebrate the birth of Jesus as a yearly event regardless of when He was born. The fact that NO ONE knows the date of His birth should serve as proof that His birth should not be a celebrated event. But the pagans will insist.

Great Hub PandN


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lambservant 2 years ago from Pacific Northwest

Interesting. I don't decorate and haven't for years. I don't much enjoy Christmas, but not for the reasons you gave. I've known for many years that the birth of Christ was not on Dec. 25. However, I do reflect on Christ's birth that day because that is the day chosen (for whatever reason). I find no harm in that. My heart is worshiping the Lord, not a day, holiday, or season. Christmas (the holiday, not Christ) to me has become a god in itself. Consumerism, greed, entitlement, ingratitude, and Walmart soil this season. I get your point about all the paganism, I will be pondering that, maybe do a little research myself.

You write a lot about the modern church and how unscriptural they are which is fine. I would love though to see a hub from you how the Lord has blessed and worked in your life.


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freeradicalsteve 2 years ago

We do not celebrate Christmas in our home per se, but now I know more about the "signs and symbols" I will be talking to my wife about her desire for a few "winter" type decorations in the home (we don't have a tree but we do have a wreath most years). Thanks for this.


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justthemessenger 2 years ago from The Great Midwest

Hey, I get it. Pagan influences abound in our 'holiday' celebrations. Keep in mind, then like now the believers were surrounded by non- believing cultures. But let's get something straight. As with any other "birthday", we celebrate the event NOT the date. The occurrence of the living God personified in the flesh via Jesus Christ is the event that we celebrate. The date December 25 is not the focus of a disciple's celebration of the Christ (anointed one) Mass (celebration), rather the happening and what it represented is our cause to be cheerful. It's not December 25th or not that matters so much as it is the prophecy of Isaiah coming to pass.


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PlanksandNails 2 years ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

Celafoe,

You are right. Satan wants people to worship God the way they desire to worship Him. They fail to understand that God requires us to worship Him the way He wants us to.

Thanks for the encouragement.


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PlanksandNails 2 years ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

WiccanSage,

Although you may say Wicca is relatively new, its practice can be traced all the way back to Leviticus in the Bible. It may not be called Wicca, but it is the same thing under a different mask. The Queen of Heaven, Asherah, Asthoreth, and Astarte all have the same pagan origins. The many Wiccan pagan goddesses are named on this list here,

http://www.freewebs.com/life-as-a-wiccan/goddessan...

Thanks for leaving your thoughts and comments.


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PlanksandNails 2 years ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

Graceinus,

The Gospel is relevant every day of the year. Unfortunately, many do not realize that it is idolatry to make Jesus Christ into a product of commerce. I believe there is a reason that the exact date and time is not known, but man has decided that they will make a date for Jesus nonetheless to appease their carnality.

God Bless.


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PlanksandNails 2 years ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

Lambservant,

Everything I have written has been the result of having to walk it out in my own personal life. I really do not know most of what I will write until God shows me on that particular day. My goal is to be a catalyst by the grace of Jesus Christ to encourage others to pursue truth so that they may be able to find it for themselves. I realize it is not going to be a popular message and will ruffle many feathers.

I believe that being able to make the distinction, and discerning genuine truth from the illusion of truth is the key to God being able to use His people in expanding His Kingdom. The illusion of truth is what spiritually blinds eyes and deafens ears to the leading of the Holy Spirit. I believe that the modern "churches" that are steeped in the traditions of man are tombs filled with the hardest people group to reach for the true Gospel.

My carnal self despises, but God by His grace has crucified my flesh and given me a heart of agape love. I write articles for those in the modern "church." It will by no means tickle any ears, but I believe that the true Gospel is about conviction, repentance and separation, not a sales pitch of feel-goods that leads to membership.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, they are appreciated.


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PlanksandNails 2 years ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

Freeradicalsteve,

Once the images and symbols that have been hidden in plain sight jump out at you, the illusion is dispelled for what it truly means. I find it very sobering.

Thanks again for your latest article. I believe that it is such a relevant message to the times we are in. God Bless.


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PlanksandNails 2 years ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

Justthemessenger,

All the good intentions and sincerity towards Jesus Christ personified through the events, dates and symbolism of Christmas is spiritual adultery.

If I was cheating on my wife and thinking about her while I was doing it does not make it right. In the same way, if I am thinking about Jesus Christ while using pagan events, dates and symbols of Christmas does not make it right either.

We are to worship Jesus Christ in spirit and truth. Everything about Christmas is a golden calf and has absolutely nothing to do with Jesus Christ.

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