WHY DO CHRISTIANS CELEBRATE PAGAN CHRISTMAS?

THE BIZARRE ORIGINS OF CHRISTMAS

Pagan Orgies to Human Sacrifice: The Bizarre Origins of Christmas
Pagan Orgies to Human Sacrifice: The Bizarre Origins of Christmas

THE BIBLE WARNS


Christmas is celebrated on December 25th but the Ukrainians do that on January 7th of the year.

The majority of Christians do celebrate Christmas in spite of the fact that Christmas originated from the pagans.

The commandments in the Bible strictly forbade the adoption of the beliefs and practices of the pagans (Leviticus 19:4). In Exodus 20:3, it is stated: "Thou shalt have no other gods before me." Observing and celebrating Christmas is sinning against the Ten Commandments which God gave the Israelites when they came out of the land of Egypt. It is quoted in 1 Kings 21:26, "And he did very abominably in following idols, according to all things ..." Futhermore, God said, "Defile not yourselves with the idols of Egypt: I am the Lord your God."

"Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters ... (1 Cor.6:9)


THE ORIGIN OF CHRISTMAS


SimpleToRemember.com

"In the 4th century CE, Christianity imported the Saturnalia festival hoping to take the pagan masses in with it. Christian leaders succeeded in converting to christianity large numbers of pagans by promising them that they could continue to celebrate the Saturnalia as Christians.[2]

D. The problem was that there was nothing intrinsically Christian about Saturnalia. To remedy this, these Christian leaders named Saturnalia’s concluding day, December 25th, to be Jesus’ birthday.


LAST TRUMPET MINISTRIES

The truth is that all of the customs of Christmas pre-date the birth of Jesus Christ, and a study of this would reveal that Christmas in our day is a collection of traditions and practices taken from many cultures and nations.

The date of December 25th comes from Rome and was a celebration of the Italic god, Saturn, and the rebirth of the sun god.

This was done long before the birth of Jesus.

It was noted by the pre-Christian Romans and other pagans, that daylight began to decrease after December 22nd, when they assumed that the sun god died.


WIKIPEDIA ON CHRISTMAS


December 25 is not thought to be Jesus' actual date of birth, and the date may have been chosen to correspond with either a Roman festival,[6] or with the winter solstice. Modern customs of the holiday include gift-giving, Church celebrations, and the display of various decorations—including the Christmas tree, lights, mistletoe, nativity scenes, and holly. Santa Claus (also referred to as Father Christmas, although the two figures have different origins) is a popular mythological figure often associated with bringing gifts at Christmas for children. Santa is generally believed to be the result of a syncretization between Saint Nicholas and elements from pagan Nordic and Christian mythology, and his modern appearance is believed to have originated in 19th century media.


Night of Revelry   by G. Prakash   December 28, 2008   A Bit too far?
Night of Revelry by G. Prakash December 28, 2008 A Bit too far?

WHY DO CHRISTIANS CELEBRATE THE PAGAN CHRISTMAS?


Christians still celebrate the pagan Christmas for many reasons even though they know that Christmas is from pagan origin. They probably tell themselves that God loves them and wants to make them happy. God is such a loving God that He can forgive anyone who asks Him.

In Isaiah 4:1 which states: And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.

1. Churches are in the name of Christ only, but they preach their own doctrine. They profess with their mouths, but are not Christians in their heart


"Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:" (Isaiah 29:13).


Head of Constantine's colossal statute at the Capitoline Museums
Head of Constantine's colossal statute at the Capitoline Museums

EMPEROR CONSTANTINE


2. For the first 300 years or so, Christmas was unheard of until Emperor Constantine came on the scene and made the Church into The Roman Church which introduced the mass of Christ's Church.

The Roman Catholic Church decided to compromise with the pagans by allowing them to continue their paganistic practice when they became Christians. The church was content to swell their number of adherents through merging Christianity and paganism. The practice has continued until the present day and Christmas merrily continues. The head of The Roman Catholic Church is the pope.


MARTIN LUTHER


3. When Martin Luther broke away from the Catholic Church, he did not repudiate Christmas and the Lutheran Church still celebrate Christmas.

FROM BETHLEHEM ON CHRISTMAS EVE, SAT-7 to Broadcast Christmas Eve Service from the Christmas Lutheran Church

December 19, 2007

Nicosia, Cyprus- Two thousand years ago, angels announced the good news of Christ’s birth directly to shepherds gathered on the hills around Bethlehem. This Christmas Eve, SAT-7 will broadcast a live service directly from the Christmas Lutheran Church in downtown Bethlehem, giving Arab Christians living across the Middle East and around the world the chance to participate in a celebration of Christ’s birth from within every town where the savior was born.


HENRY VIII


4. Henry VIII broke away from the Catholic Church because his first wife, Catherine of Aragon could not bear a son and he wanted to marry Anne Boleyn. Henry VIII became the head of the Anglican Church. Once again, the church observed the practice of celebrating Christmas. The practice of the church still embraces Christmas.


OFF SHOOTS OF THE ROMAN CHURCH


5. Churches which are off shoots of the Roman Catholic Church follow the mother church and there are many of them which are too numerours to list.


Some of the Churches that celebrate Christmas

Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Episcopalian, Greek Orthodox, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, Unitarian Universalist, United Church of Christ.


COMMERCIALISM


6. Commercialism also plays an important part in keeping Christmas alive and kicking. A month before Christmas, advertising companies start their campaigns on working to lure the public in buying their products.

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Hire Santa Claus for your Dallas Fort Worth corporate or business promotion. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus are available for many Dallas Fort Worth Christmas promotions including:

Christmas Retail store Promotions

Restaurant's Breakfast's with Santa

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National and Local Product Promotions and much more.


SELLING WHAT CUSTOMERS WANT


7. A feast for the eyes. Advertisers know how to lure the customers to buy the products either selling at a discount or other ploys of the trade. They know the psychology of what customers want, and how to lure buyers.


FESTIVE REVELRY


Visit Manchester For Some Fantastic Festive Revelry This Winter. ... get the Christmas shopping done while simultaneously engaging in some festive revelry. ...


Festive Revelry at Raffles Beijing Hotel - A Season of Merry Feasting

Christmas Eve –BBC NEWS | England | London | London's festive revelry reality London's festive revelry reality ... On a Friday night at the height of the Christmas office party season Christmas Eve Festive Revelry at Jaan Restaurant Experience the magic of Christmas with French fine dining at its finest. ...


BBC NEWS | England | London | London's festive revelry reality

London's festive revelry reality ... On a Friday night at the height of the Christmas office party season

People love fun, revelry, feasts, gifts, holiday.


TURN TO WORSHIPPING GOD


It is never too late to turn away from any pagan rites or rituals. God wants us to be pure and righteous. He will forgive us and we can change over into a new leaf and worship God only. Praise the Lord God for His mercy and love towards us.

But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollution of idols, ... (Acts 15:20).

"And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; ... Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you." (2 Cor. 6:16-17).

"For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God." (1 Thes.1:9).

"Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen" (1 John 5:21). Thank God and bless His name always. Amen.

The Lord God will listen to our prayers if we are sincere and want to change for the better. God will guide us to victory over evil. Praise and thank the Lord God.


Prophecy: Isaiah 4:1 Seven Women and One Man http://hubpages.com/hub/prophecy-isaiah

PROPHECY: ISAIAH 9:6: GOD'S MANIFESTATION - JESUS CHRIST http://hubpages.com/hub/prophecyisaiah9-6godsmanifestationjesus

JESUS THE BIBLE AND CHRISTMAS http://einron.hubpages.com/hub/JESUS-THE-BIBLE-AND-CHRISTMAS


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Comments 115 comments

surefire profile image

surefire 7 years ago

Highly interesting info.


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Vladimir Uhri 7 years ago from HubPages, FB

Very good. Every one should agree with this hub.


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

surefire

Thanks for commenting. I would sure like to see more comments.


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Vladimir Uhri

Thank you for agreeing with me. It would please God if every one sees the light of the matter. God is forgiving and will only bless the good, pure, humble and righteous. Jesus will soon be returning for the second time, and we must be ready for our Lord and Saviour.

God bless.

God bless.


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quicksand 7 years ago

Commercialism has certainly penetrated into everything.

An interesting hub indeed! :)


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LivingFood 7 years ago

Well said einron! Christmas used to be my favorite time of year...it was only about 2 years ago that I discovered the truth about Christmas and decided not to join in anymore!

Keep spreading the word!


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

quicksand

Thanks for commenting. Commercialism certainly pays an ernomous part in the celebration. Advertisements go out at least a month before Christmas. The retail stores for clothes, toys depend very much on the Christmas sale.

God bless.


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

LivingFood

Bravo! When you really want to seek the truth, you will find it. Thank God for the truth and the truth will set you free from all encumbrances.

You have guts to face the truth and not hide from a multitude of commitments of why you have to continue to celebrate the pagan rites.

A great number of pastors are encouraging their congregations to do so and their reason is that it brings in a lot of money for chartiy. They cannot see that God absolutely abhors paganism. I do give to charity but not because of Christmas.

1 Samuel 15:22-23 says:

Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.

For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubborness is as iniquity and idolatry.

You read of young children using their collection of money from various causes to give to those in need for Christmas. Does God appreciate the gesture?

Psalms 40:6, 8 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire;

I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.

May God guide you into more truths. Praise the Lord. Obey the will of the Lord.


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RGraf 7 years ago from Wisconsin

I want to begin celebrating His birth in the Spring not because of the timing of when we do it now, but because we have brought so much more into that if we were truely just celebrating His birth that we would not have around us - like the commercialism and the family guilt trips.

But we should also keep in mind that it is written by Paul that we should not put too much emphasis on the importance of dates and religious holidays. When we begin to do that we take the heart of the event out of it and focus on the rules nad regulations which sounds very much like those stiff-necked Pharisees.


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

RGraf

Thanks for your comments.

Paul was correct not to put too much emphasis on the importance of dates and religious holidays.

However, what I wrote in the hub are quotations from the Lord God not to follow the customs and rites of the pagans.

Hoping the Holy Spirit will guide and open our understanding of the Holy Scriptures.

God bless.


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eccles 7 years ago from Queensland, Australia

Very well covered. I just looked to see if you had covered Constantine and you did. However there is one mistake. There is NO GOD and the existence of Jesus cannot be proved. And forget Josephus "Antiquities of the Jews" The reference to Jesus was a later Christian forged addition.


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

eccles,

Thank you for commenting. I have read your profile and article. You seemed to have a bad view of Christianity from your childhood and I feel sorry that you were not able to solve the problem. Unless you were able to forgive, you will not be able to see why and how Jesus came into the world. I shall pray for you.

I also wrote about GOD'S MANIFESTATIONS: THE HOLY SPIRIT AND JESUS CHRIST, a repudiation of Trinity.

Take care and may God open your heart.


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eccles 7 years ago from Queensland, Australia

"I feel sorry that you were not able to solve the problem"

Einron, thank you for your reply, but what problem? I have solved my problem by realizing that Christianity is another fable. I know you don't like that, but you cannot think I am wrong and you can try to "convert me". I have a right to my opinion just as you have a right to your opinion. You can beilieve in the "Flying Spaghetti Monster" if you like, but that does not mean there is one. I gather you have read the BIble. Do you know who really wrote it and when? Are you confdent what you read now is excacty as it was originally written. You realize we do not have any original authored manuscripts for verification. Do you know about the Council of Nicea and what was done to the bible there?

So please no more prosletyzing.


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

eccles,

Sorry if I have offended you.  My apology.  I agree everyone is entitled to his own opinion.  No one can change another person but God.

First Council of Nicea represented by the following: AD 325

Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy, Assyrian Church of the East, Roman Catholicism, Anglicanism, Lutheranism, Calvinism

Constantine changed the worship of God from Saturday to Sunday calling it the Lord's Day.

The first five books of the Bible were written by Moses. 

See my hub on DEAD SEA SCROLLS EXHIBIT: ROM, TORONTO, CANADA, 2009-2010

Thanks for commenting.


malcolm777 7 years ago from new zealand

why? because worldy "christendom" is a harlot, its defined in revelation in big CAPITAL LETTERS a warning, he who has a strong forehead shall know


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

You are right. A "harlot" sleeps with many men and any Christian who follows idol worshipping or idolatry is rightfully called a harlot.

Thanks for commenting. God bless.


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The Rope 7 years ago from SE US

each to his own my brother. you're right on with the facts but history and the world will continue to evolve and change. celebrate Christ's birth any day of the year - it doesn't matter, the only thing that matters is what's in your heart. knowing Christ and living in God's spirit is all that is asked. so many things start out ugly and get turned to good, so even though i know the facts, i chose to take this time to celebrate Christ's birth. isn't it wonderful that so many come together to celebrate Christ today and that so many hearts get opened and so much insight occurs during such an intense season? God bless your history lesson, may the facts be heard and may your readers act on what's in their hearts.


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

All who read the article have the right to their own opinion.

YOU WROTE: isn't it wonderful that so many come together to celebrate Christ today and that so many hearts get opened and so much insight occurs during such an intense season?

ANSWER: You are correct that many people celebrate Christmas

and are happy with the feasts, presents, drinking, etc. But what did God say about following pagan festivals?

But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollution of idols, ... (Acts 15:20).

"And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; ... Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you." (2 Cor. 6:16-17).

Pick your own choice. You are master of your life and destiny. Have a good day.


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The Rope 7 years ago from SE US

You are much more learned than I of course, and certainly your beliefs are not something I would even attempt to try changing but I would suggest that people who are seeking might want to review some of the other verisons of the bible and maybe contemplate the full meanings of what was said and in what context.


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

I do not agree that I am more learned than you or anybody else. I have learnt much more when I am writing a hub for I search out the bible verses and remember what others have preached before. I thank God for guiding me for I am wholly dependant on Him for the hubs that I write. You probably have more knowledge than me in other areas that I am not aware of.

You have a nice humble attitude which is pleasing to God. Pray and continue searching and you will find the right answer. Always pray to God for answers, and not other people.

I was hoping to reach out to more people and God led me to find out more deeply what the verses entailed.

It is a real pleasure to reply to you because you are open to discussion and not confrontational. I hope to be able to reply to more of your questions, especially in topics which I think would appeal to Christians. Thank you. God bless.


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celafoe 7 years ago from Planet earth. between the oceans

They celebrate it because the "churches" promote it instead of teaching the truth. In fact most church leaders have no idea about the unGodly roots of xmas. What ever happened to "not mixing the Holy with the profane"? Same thing that happened to so many other scriptural truths. They are not conducive to "church growth".

xmas is of cathiloc origin and was not taught in Christian churches until a couple hundred years ago.


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

celafoe,

It's a shame if the churches promote Christmas. Surely the ministers would have read the Bible about God's views on pagan rites and festivals. Don't they read the Bible?


Terry 7 years ago

Wow ! I am encouraged and amazed. Ive claimed Christ over 20 yrs. Christmas was my favorite day. Ive decorated my house with trees just to carry out the feel throughout the year. Two yrs ago I had another "conviction"@ Christmas. This time I searched it out. I no longer "celebrate" it as before. (Nor do I slam anyone who does) I simple do not participate and politely explain why when asked. I am now the "bad guy" in the family. Non Christians and Christians as well are bothered by me. I quietly donot participate. But people sometimes respond to me angrily. It is refreshing to read this by you. You put things into words better than I do. I appreciate your faithfulness to our Father.Thank You Keep on following in his footsteps humbley and faithfully. I believe The One True God has blessed many through your surrender to him. Love In Christ Our All in All


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Terry,

I am so happy to hear you say that you have stopped celebrating Christmas, especially when God forbids us to refrain from pagan festivals.

It would be like living as harlots serving several men. God is righteous and we must also be.

You must not keep quiet when asked, but state your reasons. You must stand up for God and not hide behind a bush. Be a man and stand up for the truth for the truth will also set others free.

You will feel joyful when you speak the truth to others.

God bless you.


Doc 7 years ago

I hope that many, many non-Christians are won to the Lord from this page. If this only reaches people who are already Christians, then . . . well, I guess a lot of people are still going to hell. Thankfully, some Christians who read your words and take it to heart will not longer celebrate this pagan festival. So I guess it all works out in the end -- except for the people still going to hell.


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Doc

Many thanks for your thoughts that many more non Christians will be won over to the Lord. I am concerned about Christians keeping the pagan festivals inspite of God's

objections. May God open their eyes to see that we cannot mix Christianity with pagan rites. You either serve God or Paganism.


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Dim Flaxenwick 7 years ago from Great Britain

Excellent info. My own reasons for quitting the xmas tree and its' trappings were the shock of finding so much paganism in xmas. In fact I've recently written a hub called "Happy Saturnalia". Hope you can find time to read it. Thanks


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Am glad that God opened your eyes to the paganism in Christmas and hope that more people will see it too. God bless.


LastLegend 7 years ago

so does that mean now i don't have to celebrate christmas with the wife and kids? we can just do nothing that day?

wow and all this time I thought christ was born on that day....heck we celebrate it.....is it a sin to continue to buy christmas trees and derorations and spend time together for christmas supper? we don't worship any pagan gods, only god himself..........ok now i see why everyone who once was holy came undone....I am confused badly......


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

LastLegend

You have to make the decision yourself. No one can influence your decision. You believe in God and He says not to follow pagan festivals. If you still continue, you are disobeying God. That is the truth, and you reap the consequence.

May God open your eyes to the truth. God bless.


LastLegend 7 years ago

ok so no more christmas trees and lights.....or santa and reindeer decorations.............or santa claus stories for the kids........damn pagans and their festivals!!!!!!!!!


LastLegend 7 years ago

telling 4 young kids this is going to be hard.............

any advice???


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

LastLegend

Praise and thank God that you have made a decision on not keeping and celebrating Christmas any more. I am very glad that you have made the decision yourself and not on my prompting, but you own conscience.

I do not know the ages of your children. I suggest that you get together the whole family to pray and ask God to open the hearts and eyes of your family.

You must tell them the truth why you would not be celebrating Christmas. If they are old enough to read, go over the hub with them, and pray that God give you wisdom to answer their questions.

The truth is always the best route to go. Tell them that you cannot love God or paganism. Tell them the story of Christ's birth, that Jesus is God in the flesh (John 1:1,14). Appeal to them the love of God is not the buying of things to please God, but in praying with a good heart.

God will open your heart when you wish to obey Him. I will pray for you. It is very important that you pray together as a family probably at night after dinner before going to bed. This is good practice to unite the family. The family who prays together stays together.

God bless you and your family.


LAst Legend 7 years ago

ok, but is the whole santa thing pagan rituals?what about snowmen or sleighs???? I mean saint nick was a man who gave his heart to less fortuante kids,tell me this is no pagan in anyway.


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

You either make a complete break or no break at all. The whole Christmas celebration is a farce. The songs about Christmas are very melodious and alluring, catching the imaginations of the people who listen like the sirens who lure and trap the unwary sailors.

What has snowmen and sleighs to do with the birth of Christ? Nothing? Enjoy making snowmen and ride on sleighs

but do not associate this with Christmas. Enjoy the beauty of nature and thank God.

Traditions had been going on for nearly two thousand years and it is very hard to break. Emperor Constantine gave the ruling in the early 320 A.D.

If you cannot part with all the Christmas folk lore and longing to salvage part of it, you will be like Lot's wife who turned back to look longingly at Sodom and was turned into a pillar of salt. Never live in the past nor in the future. Live for the present. Make a clean and complete break.

Look ahead to where Christ is leading you. Not only you, but your family as well as your circle of real friends. May the Lord God keep you strong and look ahead, not turning your head to the right or to the left. The truth will set you free. The children will not have to compare their Christmas gifts with those of their friends who receive bigger and better gifts. All glory to God.

May God bless you.


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Smireles 7 years ago from Texas

This is an interesting and detailed hub. However, I am shocked that you really believe that celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ will cause someone to be saved. God did not call us to give up any pleasure or enjoyment. Families make their own traditions. I love the Christmas season...not for the shopping and commercialism, but because there is more love during this time than is shown at any other time of the year. I have always and will always celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. I am not a pagan and I do not involve myself in pagan rituals or revelries. I am astounded that you would rip away the joys of the season from children!

Sorry, I did not mean to go off on you because I really do respect your right to your opinion.


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Thank you for your comments though we differ in views. It is left to the reader to decide for himself/herself what is right or wrong in the eyes of the Lord God.


Abia the Cat 7 years ago

I don't celebrate Christmas as "Christians" do even though I profess to be a Christian, but sometimes I wonder if I truly am. It's a day of the week in the month of December that we eat oysters and make merry so dear old 91 year old Mom will be happy. She still celebrates the influence of the pagans on early Christians church leaders and I get a nice fried oyster meal.


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

it not so early Christian church leaders that observe Christmas for Emperor came on the scene about AD 300 or so.

Anyway, thanks for the comments.

I do enjoy oysters myself!


Jedadiah 6 years ago

I have recently given up christmas also. from my understanding you should be tora observant. now, throughout the tora, god tells us wich feasts to hold for him yearly. why do we not? yahshua(JESUS) did not tell us not too? he accually observed the feasts himself. Are we not suspose to follow in his footsteps to enter the kingdom? So why do people do these paganistic things? And if anyone who doesnt beive in the bible see's this, please look more into the history of it ok. We still have the hebrew scripute from the old testament. the new testament not so much ,but do not shun it for it can be proven in other ways. It is the most propheticly and archeologicly proven book on earth! I think what christians really need to do is go back to the hebrew roots of the bible and become torah observant. Yahshua (jesus) changed a few of our laws not all. The ones he didnt change still apply. Please remember, Yahway (god) is the same yesterday, as today, as is forever. thank you and please let this information help you.


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einron 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Jedadiah

Thanks for commenting. As Christians, we should follow Jesus and not the Torah. Jesus is the way to salvation. Torah has Hebrew traditions and Christians do not have to follow them.

The only feast we should follow is the Holy Communion when Jesus said we should remember His death till he comes.

We do go back to the Hebrew roots when we read the Old Testaments, but we only observe God's commandments, and not traditions of men.

God bless.


Jedadiah 6 years ago

yes, but god did not tell only jews to observe his feast. he told all people too. and once again as jesus himself said his father is the same yesterday as today as forever. Hannuka is the only man made tradition we observe. I would also like to note that to be a jew is not a bloodline, it is a faith. That is also told in the new testament. And if your studies run deeper, you will realise that even after the death of jesus, the deciples still kept their hebrew roots. Christianity never even came into play until how long after his death? I respect that you are on the right path and you information was awesome and everyone should see this. The fact is that jesus observed the feast and we should also. there is no way getting around this. they are not man made, the are given to us but god himself. please research what im telling you and come to your own belief about this. I just want to help and i love you all thank you.


Alisha 6 years ago

You didn't mention one of the most appropriate Bible verses in regards to the modern celebration of Christmas:

Jeremiah 10:2-5 (KJV)

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. They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.


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einron 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Alisha

Thank you for pointing out that I missed out on mentioning the Christmas tree. I did not mention about the giving out of presents to each other, and not to God. I am glad that you did. God bless.


ObeytheWord 6 years ago

Your information is great for explaining the Pagan origin of the Sun-God Festival. It's sad how our entire culture has been deceived by Satan. Do a search on the names "God" and "Jesus"...maybe you already have...Do a search on "Sabbath". Look at who changed them...and you will truly be amazed...oh how we were all deceived. Look up the term "Christian" and how that came about....Satan's goal was to deceive the world....don't just stop at Christmas and other pagan festivals....

Our creator, Yahweh (I AM in Hebrew) and His Son, Yahushua (I AM SALVATION in Hebrew). They can lift you up and carry you through anything. I know I speak of the Names, as they are very important to me. This is why I feel the way I do and I feel I must share this with you.

(Isa. 12:4)

“And in that day you will say: ”Praise Yahweh, call upon His Name; Declare His deed among the peoples, Make mention that His Name is exalted.”

(Acts 2:21)

“And it shall be that everyone who calls on the Name of Yahweh shall be saved.”

(Joel 2:32)

“And it shall be that everyone that calls on the Name of Yahweh shall be delivered.”

(Romans 10:13)

'For “everyone who calls on the Name of Yahweh shall be saved.”'

His name is mentioned over 7000 times in the original Hebrew scrolls in which the translators render as “Lord”.

(Jer. 23:26-27)

26. “Till when shall it be in the heart of the prophets? - the prophets of falsehood and prophets of deceit of their own heart, 27. who try to make My people forget My Name by their dreams which everyone relates to his neighbor, as their fathers forgot My Name for Ba'al.

(Hosea 2: 16-17)

16 “And it shall be in that day, “declares Yahweh, “that you call Me 'My Husband,' and no longer call Me 'My Ba'al.' 17 “And I shall remove the names of the Ba'als from her mouth, and they shall no more be remembered by their name.

Ba'al, Strong's # 1167 one of the meanings of this word is “Lord.”

(Revelations 2:17)

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies. To him who overcomes I shall give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I shall give him a white stone, and on the white stone a renewed Name written which no one knows except him who receives it.”

(Revelation 3:8)

8: "I know your works - see, I have set before you an open door, and no one is able to shut it - that you have little power, yet have guarded My Word, and have not denied My Name."

Consider finding a direct translation of the Scriptures from the Hebrew scrolls that has our Elohim's name restored. Not one that went through many languages to English, ie. KJV. Then look up and study how the King James Version of the bible was formed...very interesting...but you do the search...I did.

The TORAH is a VERY important piece left out of "Christian" teachings today....Yahweh knows the beginning and the end.

In Matthew 5:17-19

17: "Do not think that I came to destroy the Torah or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to complete. 18: "For truly, I say to you, till the heaven and the earth pass away, one jot or one tittle shall by no means pass from the Torah till all be done. 19: "Whoever, then, breaks one of the least of these commands, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the reign of the heavens.

I have done quite a bit of searching for the truth and in my studies, I have come across a very easy to understand book regarding who we are and our deception from Satan... Check out "The Great Falling Away" and "The Chosen People" by Don Esposito. They are available for free online.

As for myself, I will call myself a believer in Yahushua and a follower of Yahweh.

Seek the truth!

Obey the Word and Spread the Word


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einron 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Obeytheword

Thanks for your comments.

Philippians 2:10-11

That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven and things in earth, and things under the earth.

And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Revelation 19:16

And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KINGS OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

It is not so important for the Christians to learn about Torah for we have the NEW TESTAMENT as God had given Jesus full authority to work on His behalf.

God bless.


peacenhim 6 years ago

Very strong and detailed filled Hub! However....God judges our hearts, and looks at our hearts to see His reflection. If.....since Constantine we celebrate the birth of Jesus in ignorance not aware of its pagan influences with specific dates, pagan idols, and icons.....and we are truly celebrating the birth of our Savior, I do not believe God is going to judge us for celebrating the birth of His Son. We need to celebrate in Spirit and in Truth, which is the real reason God sent His only begotten Son to earth as the incorruptible seed in the form of Man, to save all humanity from sin and death. This great act of Mercy and Grace, the gift of His beloved Son, calls for celebration alone!! Amen! The true meaning of Christmas. Thank you for sharing this information with us, however.....we will all stand before the Judgement Seat of Christ one day and give an account of what we have done on earth with our faith and knowledge God has given us. It is truly our hearts, and the Spirit of Love for our Savior that makes this Holiday special, our motives behind our actions is what we have to examine and keep in check. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas einron!!!


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einron 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

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Proverbs 3:12

For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son on whom he delighted.

Proverb 29:19

A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understand he will not answer.

Proverb 15:10

Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.

Jeremiah 7:3

Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, Amend your ways and your doings and I will cause you to dwell in this place.

1 Kings 21:26

And he did very abominably in following idols, according to all things as did the Amorites, whom the Lord cast out before the children of Israel.

Amen.


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Unchained Grace 6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

I just got a major education! I feel bad in saying I never knew any of this, but like many, I got caught up in the Christmas thing myself. Society generally has a major attitude when you point out stuff like this because nobody really wants to buck the system. A system, by the way, which has been commercially oriented since somebody figured that money could be made from those who rush to spend their last dollar and go into huge debt. Essentially, people don't want to believe they've been suckerpunched by the system.


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einron 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Unchained Grace

No one wants to be wrong and admits that. If you seek the truth, you will find it. God loves a repentant heart and would wipe out the wrong completely. One must humbly apologise to God. Praise God for His mercy is limitless.

God bless.


peacenhim 6 years ago

"Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus."

Romans 8:1. Once we are born again, and accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we are grafted into the Kingdom of God and are considered Heirs to His Kingdom and of Christ. This however does not give us liberty to keep on sinning but to turn from our sinful ways and continually renew our minds of the things of God, which are The Fruits of the Spirit. If we celebrate Christmas traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation, (Traditions of Men) in ignorance, which many have done over centuries before the computer and the Internet age for instant knowledge and access.....God no longer condemns us, as He looks upon our hearts and our motives in regards to our celebrations. We are not burning our children on alters as sacrifices to Baal, or worshipping other gods and goddesses, the iconic Christmas symbols have been harmlessly passed down from generation to generation as a symbol of love, peace, joy and festivities. If....however we worship Santa Clause and the elves instead of Jesus Christ, then I certainly do believe we will have a major problem with our Heavenly Father and He will most likely correct and discipline. Have a very Merry Christmas!!!


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einron 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

peacenhim

Exodus 20:1-3

The first three of the ten commandments.

Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Ephesians 5:5

For this ye know, that no ... idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

1 Corinthians 6:9

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters ...

Leviticus 19:4

Turn ye not unto idols.

YOU WROTE:

God no longer condemns us, as He looks upon our hearts and our motives in regards to our celebrations.

ANSWER:

God does not condemn those who do not know that Christmas is originated from pagan rites.

But if you know it is wrong, and does not correct the mistake, hoping that God is merciful, you are completely wrong.

Proverbs 3:12

For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son on whom he delighted.

Jeremiah 7:3

Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, Amend your ways and your doings and I will cause you to dwell in this place.

Peace.


peacenhim 6 years ago

Amen!! I agree 100% with your answer!!!!! This is the TRUTH!!


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einron 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

peacenhim

Thank you very much for agreeing with my answers. In the beginning, we did not seem to understand each other. Praise God, we have come to an understanding.

Peace.


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teachingpriest 6 years ago from Chicago

This is a good hub. The gospel of the truth is surely and sorely needed in these times.


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einron 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

teachingpriest

Thanks for the comments. Glad that you agree truth is needed at all times, especially now.


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A M Werner 6 years ago from West Allis

einron, you hit all the major points on the head. Sadly, for most people, the tradition is so deeply inbedded into their belief-system, the loss of Christmas is associated with the loss of Christ. It's like they've made both necessary to the other. For anyone who has ever seen Star Trek (bear with me a moment), there was this race called the Borg who assimilate everyone and the conscience of every culture and every person becomes one united thought and purpose. This is how the Roman Catholic Church grew. It assimilated other religions into it by keeping the ceremonies and the worship services while changing the statutes and the names. Paganism continued supposedly with a special anointing that cleansed it and made it pure. If the tree is bad, the fruit will be bad. Why? Because its roots are feeding from the wrong place. You have to uproot the whole tree - not bless it and sanctify and call it good. Peace.


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einron 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

You are absolutely correct. The trees are known by the fruits. There is a Chinese saying, When you cut grass, you must completely take out the roots if you do not want the grass to grow.

Peace.


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kaloomba 6 years ago

God warns us all to abstain from following after other gods, even unknowingly!

Peacenhim - I urge you and all other Christians to stop taking scripture out of context in order to justify and continue unholy practices... The New Testament didn't abolish the Old one!


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einron 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Hurrah! Thank you for saying the right thing! Peace!


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kaloomba 6 years ago

Excellent Hub.. The truth be told!


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einron 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Thanks for commenting again. God bless.


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AaronTomPar 6 years ago

Not trying to contradict you or anything, but because you have a tree in your house, you aren't neccessarily celebrating a Pagan ritual or whatever. I understand where you're coming from, but we put an angel at the top of the tree (or a star, to symbolize the star above Baby Jesus's crib) , and we put gifts under the tree because the King's lay gifts at Jesus's feet, but really it isn't defiling the holiday unless you focus too much on the trees and gifts and too little on Jesus. Y' know?


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einron 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Sorry, the photo was taken aboard the cruiser, Queen Mary 2 by the ship's photographer across the foyer.

No kings lay gifts at Jesus' feet but the wise men of the east.

Our family do not observe Christmas at all because it had its origin from the pagans.

Peace!


char 6 years ago

I have recently discovered everything you have said here. Including the Torah and how Christianity has become all twisted and wrapped up with Paganism. We managed to get Easter down to just a nice family meal , because I had some time off. I am hoping for a similar version of christmas but its going to be hard explaining the lack of decorations and gifts to the grown up children. Not to mention my husband is still very involved in the catholic church. At least we have months to pray and discuss it. You have a nice, simple, non judgemental way of explaining this to people. Keep up the good work.


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einron 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Char

Thanks for trying. Tell it to Jesus of your fears, ask Him to guide you in your talks to the family. It is important if you pray together as a family every night. The family who pray together stay together. Ask God for strength to carry you through and He will. Stay focussed on the subject. Jesus will not let you down.

Peace and blessings from the Lord.


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brotheryochanan 6 years ago from BC, canada

started by pagans, taken over by capitalism, endorsed by churches. lol. As a christian that does not participate in christmas at all i find this winter time of year quite relaxing as i avoid all the hustle and bustle. Its a good time to witness to people as all ask why i do not groove to christmas and since i give all year round i have discovered that the january bargains are a good time for me to save money and buy myself something i need. The ways of god are twice blessed and more!


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einron 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

brotheryochanan

Thanks for the comments. Great you were able to find bargains in January! Bless the Lord!


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brotheryochanan 6 years ago from BC, canada

yah... computers and peripherals are 1/2 price, lol. Nice works einron.. Keep up the hubs! I don't need much as i only have my computer and electric motorcycle, a few clothes, 2 cats and i seem to be quite able to live off the bulk food bins; mmmm dark chocolate covered almonds! raisins, yogurt almonds, dried apricot and the occasional dinner at a restaurant with spiritual family, but never on saturday hehe.


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einron 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

brotheryochanan

Thanks for your comments. Peace!


12staceys 6 years ago

i have love for the goddess and the old ways, and have always loved christmas and easter for all its rich pagan traditions!


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einron 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

12staceys

If you love all the rich pagan traditions, you cannot love Jesus. You have your choice!


Fallon 6 years ago

I just discovered the pagan roots of Christmas last week. Thank you for your article. It's nice to see others who have given up the man made observance of Jesus's birth. I am one of the Christmas nuts who would go all out on decorations, presents etc. I'm sure I'm going to be called crazy (among other things) by those who know me when I tell them I "quit" Christmas. It will be hard... but for God I will do anything.


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einron 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Fallon

Thank God you have realized the pagan roots of Christmas. It should not be hard because your love of God and commandments should supercede everything else. It is discarding a bad habit. Peace and blessigs.


Guest 6 years ago

Jehovah's Witnesses do not celebrate any holidays due to pagan origins. Many have scoffed and laughed at them for YEARS. Origins truly, truly matter to Jehovah.


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einron 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Good for them for not keeping this pagan festival. However, Jehovah's Witnesses do not believe in Jesus Christ as the Son of God.

John 1:1, 14

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Pray for this. Peace!

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.


Christalone 6 years ago

Hello

Been reading few of your hubs and i believe i was lead to this page. I just want to thank God for your life, his confirmation and His precious Gift, Holy Spirit. The Lord started to reveal many things to me 3 years ago when i finally decided to seek him. I went to church most of my life but never read the word except in church....when i begin to dig deep into his word by the help of Holy Spirit, the Lord begin to show and convict me about things that i shouldn't be part of and Christmas was one of them, i was really shocked and confused. reading through the word and doing my own personal research has enlighten me and it all makes sense. Not celebrating Christmas is one of the hardest thing for Christian to grasp, because we are so comfortable with the things of the flesh.

these are also some other reasons:

-Jesus is no longer a baby

-There were never any instruction given in the bible about such holiday

-its man made holiday

-financial burden...many end up in debt

-ppl give grudgingly...they fill obligated to give, it does not come from the heart,

-showing the love of Christ is not seasonal neither is giving

-covetousness creeps in

-and so on

By the way Jesus Christ should be celebrated through out our daily living

Thanks for the post

God is Holy and Perfect


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einron 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Christalone

Reading the hub is not by chance. Because you were searching the truth, God led you to this.

Jesus should be celebrated through every day, but the Sabbath was special because God sanctified, blessed and rested on the day, and it is part of the 10 Commandments (Gen. 2:2-3).

God bless!


martin ramon del gallego 5 years ago

nice discussions. i personally do not celebrate Christmas anymore. God bless and shalom.


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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Thank God for the revelation!


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YankeeRoo 5 years ago from Sydney AUSTRALIA

The Christ-Mass is celebrated on 25th December because it is the birthday of the new God.

We need to understand celestial events to understand the basis of this in religion. Believe it or not, Christianity is but a thinly veiled reincarnation of Egyptian Sun Worship and Ra. To help explain this, you need to view the celestial events from a certain point in the northern hemisphere; right about where the Papacy sits today.

* 19th December, the Sun is hung upon the Southern Cross constellation (the crucifixion) and dies on the third day

* 22nd December, the Sun set for the last time of the year and does not rise above the horizon again for 3 days. This signifies that the God has died, and Darkness now rules the Earth. But God in his Grace looks down upon his children and gives rise to a new Son (sun) that will amaze you by performing feats of miracles.

* 25th December the new God (sun) is born. (the sun rises above the horizon once again). He has defeated death and is resurrected and God brings him back into the sky.

* 26th – 27th December, the new God walks on water (the sun appears to walk across the horizon of the oceans, never falling into darkness.

* the new God heals the sick (the flora that were once limp and dying, rejuvenate through his touch of Light. He is the Light of the World

* Easter is celebrated when the length of days is longer than the length of nights (e.g. 12:01 hours daytime and 11:59 of night time)

Perhaps this answers your question as to the 25th of December and the Christ-Mass.


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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

YankeeRoo

Sorry to disagree with you. Any one who celebrates festivals of pagan festivals are not real Christians.


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YankeeRoo 5 years ago from Sydney AUSTRALIA

@eiron

So are you saying that because I've celebrated Halloween that I am not a "real" Christian? I think you missed something somewhere.

Christmas, or the Christ-Mass, is the celebration of the birth of Christ. We need not celebrate the birth on the actual day of birth to be Christian.

Just as Americans celebrate the birthday of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln on the same day -- even though they weren't both born on the same day. (nb: it used to be different holidays but have been merged into a single holiday to given room for the Martin Luther King holiday). In Australia and New Zealand the Queens birthday is celebrated on different days of the year, again not her actual birthday.

Does changing the day of celebration make one celebration any less relevent? No.


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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

YankRoo

Whether people call you "Christian" or not is unimportant, but what God calls is important.

Whether you follow what the bible says or the Pied Piper is your prerogative.

Whether you celebrate your birthday together with your mother and father on the same day is unimportant to the world at large.

Whether you follow God's teaching is between you and God and no one else. You have to be accountable to Him and not anyone else.

Have a good day.


HOSANNA 5 years ago

LETS SEE IF THE PEGAN HOLIDAY WILL BE TAKEN OUT OF CHURCH SERVICES WE SHOULD CELEBRATE HIS BIRTH DAILY AND GIVE THANKS DAILY AND PRAY DAILY NOT WHEN WE ARE IN A BIND.


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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Hosanna

Praise God for your comments. We should worship God every day.

Jesus is the Son of God and in Hebrews 7:3 it says, "Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God;


Hosanna 5 years ago

einron are you a christian? I agree the bible don't say we should celebrate christmas. Many churches are lost in may ways and they feel they are right. But only god can open their eyes to the truth thanks for sharing and caring.


Melissa 5 years ago

Wow! Christmas has always been one of my fav. holiday and my Birthday is Dec 24 also, so my family would all get together and celebrate both. It is Ok to celebrate our Birthdays, Right? Its kinda sad to let it go, but this really makes me open my eyes. As bad as I would hate to take away the "tradition", I want to do whats right in GODS eyes. How do we go about finding a "True" church and one that preaches on Saturdays...I don't know of any around here where I live. I want to teach my children the right way and right teachings. I do believe this will be the last year we celebrate. Is it still Ok to give our children gifts (at any time of year) as long as its not celebrating Christmas? I just love decorating,with the lights and tree, but is that ok as long as we do not do it to worship anything pagan? Sorry for all the questions, I just want to do what is right and teach my children the right ways....Wow.. I need to get back into my Bible and start reading it to my kids again..This has made me open my eyes! Whats so funny about this is when we moved here I found out that my neighbor does not celebrate and we thought it to be kinda weird, although I had heard that Dec.25 was not Christs B/D we still celebrated it as it was, and now to find out that my neighbor is doing the right thing. Maybe I need to find out more info from her.Thank you and keep posting the truth!!!


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einron 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Melissa,

Praise and thank God for opening your eyes to the fact. Parents can give presents to their children, but not as Christmas gifts.

God had already adorn the trees with leaves, buds and flowers in their glory. To adorn trees with silver and gold ornaments is to show God that He did not do His best for nature. How can one add to the beauty of nature!

Trying to find a church that worships God on Saturday. I would suggest that you pray to God for guidance. Take your time. There are churches that worship God on Saturday, but fail on other matters such as Holy Spirit, baptism, Old and New Covenants, Name of Jesus' church etc.

I am giving you my profile so you can see what other matters I have written.

May God bless and guide you.

http://hubpages.com/@einron


venetiakelley 4 years ago

Thank-God for you His dedicated servant, whom He chose to use to educate & enlighten people to His Truth. Praise God for your Humble Soul. May The Lord Jesus Christ continue to bless and use you mightily for His Service. Shalom


einron 4 years ago

Thank and praise God for your comments. Your comments have blessed me mightily. God bless.


Lex Weaver Jr 4 years ago

Have you not read Psa 14:1, 14:3, 53:1, 53:3, Mat 19:17, Mar 10:18, Luk 18:19, and Rom 3:12, which I will sum up for you what each says by saying this, "There are NONE good, no not one," and Jesus Himself even said to the rich young ruler in Mat, Mar, and Luk, "Why callest thou me good, there is none good save God." My family celebrates Christmas as the birth of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior! Is it un-right in your eyes to honor our Lord in such a way?


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einron 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Lex Weaver Jr

What your family does is between God and them. It has nothing to do with me. What I quoted is from the Bible!

Pray to God for answers! Peace!


ladona 4 years ago

Thank you so much for your Hub. I had been raised celebrating the way the world does, until my eyes were opened to the truth. Something in my spirit kept telling me to research what we were doing. When I did, I realized the pagan roots of it all. It sickened me to incorporate any of it into my celebrations to My Lord and Savior. God deserved better than that. If one really believes in the Bible, then one should clearly see that we are not to adopt pagan rituals. I had a Christian friend that told me to stop taking things so seriously. That pagan customs are just a fun family time tradition that no longer are a ritual to pagan gods, but were in fact made Holy because we use them to help celebrate Our God now. She became offended & unfriended me on facebook, because I couldn't see this the way she did. My convictions about this subject cannot and will not change. When your eyes are opened to the truth, one can never close their eyes again to what has been revealed. Knowing that these customs were once used to honor other gods, how can anyone in all good conscience bring them before our God for the fun of it. I am going to take this seriously, because I seriously love and honor my Lord and Savior. Fortunately, we had stopped celebrating the pagan customs as the world does when my children were babies, which made it easier on them to accept and we did not have to take it away from them. We did have a lot of resistance from the relatives. My children are now in their late teens. We have great family times! They understand why we do things differently than most and couldn't be happier. I am finding that my girls are getting some negativity when their friends and their families half jokingly to tell them they were raised silly. I just pray as they become adults that they continue to hold tightly to God's word and to never give in to please another man's beliefs or customs that does not line up with The Word. To call oneself a Christian is to believe in The Word of God...all of it. We can't be lukewarm and just pick and choose what we should believe and do. And yes, there's times that as we stand on The Word of God that we feel we are standing alone and that no one else sees the truth. Jesus himself found himself surrounded by those that refused to accept & believe the truth. I just want to thank you again for your article. It's always of great encouragement & confirmation to hear the truth of this matter from a another believer in Christ. God bless you!


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einron 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

ladona

Praise and thank God for opening your heart to accept the truth. Unless you give yourself to God wholeheartedly, He will not open your heart and eyes to the truth. I am very thankful that you have found the truth. May God opened your heart further and find more truth concealed to the unbelievers who seek only their pleasure. God bless.


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ultimate kenneth 4 years ago from Science City of Muñoz

This is a very interesting hub! i loved reading this. So informative. Four thumbs up!


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einron 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

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Thanks for your extra thumbs up. Love it.


rhoneaj 4 years ago

Its true the bible never says that... And we shouldnt celebrate Christmas... Christians should know that most holidays that are celebrated started as a celebration for a paganistic deity. Halloween ,easter, st. pats day, valentines.... Since we are speaking about Christmas... Understand that this a tradition that started over 4000 years ago.. In celebration of Mithra, which some culture call him the Messiah... So christmas celebration does have something to do with someone' s God... its just not the God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob....


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einron 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

rhoneaj

Christmas is not celebrating the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. God bless.


Hormah 4 years ago

You'd think if celebrating Jesus' birth was so important to God, He would have told us WHEN it occurred. He gave specific instructions to know when to celebrate His feasts.


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einron 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

True. Jesus said to remember His death by observing the Holy Communion until He returns.

1 Co. 11:12

This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. That is why churches celebrated the Holy Communion.

God bless.

It is more important to remember that He died for us


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Sara E Pastrana 4 years ago

how can i share this?


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einron 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Sara E. Pastrana

Copy this to any one you wish to send to and they can read the article.

http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/whychristi...

I am thankful that you want to send to others so they can share. Praise and thank God.

God bless.


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dianetrotter 3 years ago from Fontana

The date was selected to commemorate the birth of Christ. Possibly a decision was made that Christians should celebrate Christ rather than all of the pagan celebrations. Maulenga Karenga came up with Kwanza back in the late 80s to detract from Christmas and emphasizes that Kwanza has nothing to do with Christ. It adds to the variety. Those that don't want to celebrate Christmas can celebrate Kwanza or Hannukah or the winter solstice or whatever they choose. I celebrate Christ. I don't care about the history of the origin. If the date were changed to Apri 15 I would still celebrate the birth of Christ.


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einron 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

It is sad that you do not care about history but would follow blindly what the date is to celebrate the birth of Christ.


anon 3 years ago

Dear einron,

I have seen your writing and your repudiation of Trinity. If you would not be offended at my saying this - your beliefs are already very much in line with Islam. As you know, God out of His Mercy sent many noble men to guide others from darkness into light, and it is the duty of everyone present to follow the teachings of these Divinely inspired Messengers from God to humanity. In the time of Moses, all who were present had to follow Moses for salvation, in the time of Jesus, they were to follow Jesus, in the time of the final Messenger Muhammad, (which is from his 40th year to the Day of Judgment), we are to follow him. I would encourage you to read (with an open mind) a translation of the Quran - the Final testament of God, particularly the chapter "Maryam". (Arabic for Mary, the Virgin Mother), which writes in detail about the Blessed birth and the Holy Spirit and the uplifting of Jesus Christ, as well as verses 33-71 in the third chapter, "the Family of Imran", and the 61st chapter (As-Saff) from verse 6 to the end. There are other mentions of Jesus (peace be upon him), but I encourage you to read these 3 excerpts about him. In addition, for a historical context, you really should read the book "The History of the Quranic Text: From Revelation to Compilation", by Muhammad Mustafa Al-Azami. You can find it as an e-book online as well.

I am only sharing these things with you because you seem open-minded and a pure-hearted truth-seeker enough to be able to handle the information.

Peace and prayers to you,

A Muslim


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einron 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

anon

Thank you for your remarks. I will remain a Christian as long as I live. There are millions of Christians who differ in their belief of Christianity, but I hope some will turn to the true belief of Christianity.

Peace.


venetiakelley 3 years ago

Just like the Wise Men sought out Jesus to bestow Gift's upon Him; we too, are to Seek out Jesus, and bestow our gift's on Him; He is the one who gifted us to begin with! All thing's were made by Him, and for Him. The emphasis is not on the one day... because we are to seek Him all are day's!! And, as far as giving other's gift's, like they do at Christmas, we are to be gifting people with the gift's that God bestowed on us: such as I have I will give to you; there are many gift's, but one Spirit. Love in Christ!


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einron 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

What gifts God wants from us are our hearts to love Him and to love our neighbours as ourselves. The Ten Commandments are divided into two, to love God (4) and to love our neighbours (6 commandments).


Ana D. 3 years ago

I personally don't agree. There are many examples in the Bible of God using bad situations and turning them into his glory. Like Joseph in Exodus and many modern day testimonies. Now if everyone was worshiping someone other than God on Christmas and Christians were participating that would definitely be a place to draw the line. Yet very few people are celebrating paganism on this holiday, unless you count Santa:-p If it weren't for Christmas, we wouldn't even have all the worshipful carols that tell us so much about God's beautiful character. This year I will be celebrating my 15th Christmas and so many amazing memories that I have experienced in every holiday season of my life. The celebration, the family time and everything else most people do for Christmas glorifies God. One last thought. If there was a pagan who got saved, would God not use him to glorify His holy name. Would he not accept him into heaven just because he started out as a pagan? That's all. Have a merry Christmas this year.


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dianetrotter 3 years ago from Fontana

There are 365 days in a year and billions and billions of people. Many people celebrate the same birth date because they were all born on the same day. December has a Jewish celebration, Christian celebration, African (Kwanza) celebration, and this Saturnalia celebration. Does anyone celebrate Saturnalia? The good thing is that people can celebrate any or all of them if they want.


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einron 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

We agree to disagree. Thank you.


Kathy 23 months ago

Everything has been originated from the pagans, like the name of the months, the wedding ring finger, etc? To me, I like celebrating Jesus birth on the 25th. I like the fact that Jesus is being celebrated on a pagan date. Everyday belongs to God. The scriptures used above was about idols. I do not worship pagan gods, I celebrate Jesus.


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einron 23 months ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Kathy

1 John 5:21

Little children, keep your selves from idols.

Do not associate with anything to do with idols.

Your choice is your own.


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einron 23 months ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Kathy

1 John 5:21

Little children, keep your selves from idols.

Do not associate with anything to do with idols.

Your choice is your own.

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