- Holidays and Celebrations
The Christmas Story Not Many People Know
Christmas is claimed to be the biggest and holiest holiday of the Christian belief. We have blindly let this "holiday" go on for years and years with out ever questioning it or even looking to the bible to verify the truth. Most Christian churches even celebrate this supposed Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus, only ignoring what the bible really says. So do you want to know the truth about the Christmas holiday? Do you want to know the truth that was always in plain sight yet so many have not even seen it?
The word "Christmas" means "Mass of Christ" later being shortened to, "Christ-Mass." It came from Roman Catholic mass. So where did they get this from? From the HEATHEN celebration of December 25th, as the birthday of Sol, the SUN GOD. It is, actually, an ancient rite of BAALISM, which the Bible condemns as the worst of all idolatrous worship! This holiday was never mentioned in the New Testament. It was never observed by Paul or the apostles or even the early Christian Church. Jesus was not born on December 25th and to believe such a thing is to believe in fables. Paul spoke of these fables that will come to pass in II Tim. 4:4. The holiday has NOTHING to do with Christ but is of pagan, Babylonish origin. So is it really okay to celebrate this holiday, even though it has nothing to do with Christ, the bible or God?
In the bible, it states in Luke 2:8 "there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night". This would have never been possible in Palestine in the month of December... IT WAS TOO COLD! They stopped and corralled them no later then October 15th to protect them form the harsh cold and rainy season that followed this date. Please take note to look at Song of Solomon 2:11, and Ezra 10:9, and 13 as they all speak of the shepherds and how they were not permitted to take their cattle out in harsh winter, late fall season. Looking at this, there is no possible way Jesus was born in December, or November or even October. The exact birth of Jesus is UNKNOWN! Bible scholars speculate is was sometime in September, 6 months after passover.
The Pagan holiday "Christmas" is a festival of the Brumalia (December 25th) following the Saturnalia (December 17 - 24th) which all ties into celebrating the shortest day of the year and the "new sun". The Saturnalia and Brumalia were so deeply intertwined with popular custom to risk losing the Christian influence or celebration, or having their beliefs change views. Many Churches were appalled by the idea of this pagan holiday being recognized as a Christian one that they protested against it. Prior to the 4th century, Christians were few in number,yet steadily increasing, and were persecuted by the government and all the pagans. In the 5th century the Roman Church ordered this holiday to be an official "Christian" celebration. In order for this to happen, they had to change everything about Brumalia to take likeness of a celebration of the birth of Jesus. In pagan origin is was in celebrating with merry joy and with a special spirit. They switched sun worship into son worship and eventually the Christian community fell victim and accepted this, in thinking, what harm could it do. So in short, Christmas became this Christian holiday from the Roman Catholics, yet it is STILL a pagan festival.
Throughout the bible, pagan beliefs, festivals and the corrupt system were under the name of Babylon. It started in Babylon of ancient Nimrod, which shows just how long people have been celebrating "Christmas". Nimrod, the son of Cush, grandson of Ham, and great-grandson of Noah, was the founder of the Babylonish system that has since took over the world. This system is man-ruled governments and empires that are based upon the competitive, profit making economic system. Nimrod built the tower of Babel, ancient Nineveh, the original Babylon and many more cities using this system. He was responsible for the world's first kingdom. Nimrod actual means "Marad: in Hebrew, which means he "rebelled". See Gen. 10:6, 8-12. Nimrod was very evil and corrupted. It is said he married his own mother whose name was Semiramis. After his death, his "mother/wife" propagated this evil doctrine as a symbol of Nimrod's spiritual being. She claimed a full grown tree (EVERGREEN) appeared overnight from the dead tree stump, which symbolized new life from Nimrod's death. Each year on Nimrod's birthday (December 25th), she said Nimrod would visit the tree and leave gifts upon it. That is where the origin of the Christmas tree started. Through her wise tales and scheming, she became Babylonian "Queen of Heaven" and Nimrod, under many names, became "divine son of heaven". Thru generations, this idolatrous worship, Nimrod also became the false Messiah. He was known as "son of Baal", or "the Sun-god". Both Nimrod and Semiramis became idolized and worshiped. This worship was spread world wide. The names varied in different countries and languages. In Egypt it was Iris and Osiris. In Asia, Cybele and Deoius. In pagan Rome, Fortuna and Jupiterpuer. Even in Greece, China, Japan, and Tibet, the counterpart of the Madonna is to be found, long before the birth of Jesus Christ. So, during the 4th and 5th centuries, the pagans of the Roman world began accepting the new popular "Christianity" by thousands, carrying on the traditions and old customs by merely covering up the real names with Christian sounding names.
Every year around Christmas time you will hear "Silent Night, Holy Night" being sung. This actually came from the "mother and child" theme which celebrated Nimrod and Semiramis. This along with many other songs and Christmas traditions were passed down over generations and we are taught only that it is a Christian holiday, when in truth, it is pagan idolatry. When we celebrate Christmas, we celebrate idolatry, that is Nimrod and Semiramis. If I'm not mistaken, there is a commandment against this.
Other traditions explained:
Mistletoe - was used at this festival of the winter solstice because it was considered sacred to the SUN, because of its supposed healing power. Kissing under the mistletoe was celebrating the death of the "old sun" and the birth of the new at the winter solstice.
Holly Berries - were considered sacred food of the "sun-god".
Yule Log - is in reality the "sun log." "Yule" means "wheel," a pagan symbol of the sun. Yet today professing Christians speak of the "sacred YULETIDE season".
Candles/Lighting - is encouraging the waning sun-god to reach the lowest places of the sky. There are used as a beacon, or guild.
All these things were celebrated BEFORE Christianity even had its name.
And what about Santa Clause? As most of us know, it is another name for St. Nicholas, a Roman Catholic bishop who lived in the 5th century. He was a saint honored by the Greeks and Latins on December 6th. His legend of his "gift giving" to underprivileged children in secret; This was later changed to December 25th, thus, we have Santa Claus. Thru the year parents would punish their children for not listening by making threats that St. Nick wont bring them gifts.Parents LIE and promise false tales of this man with magic and mumbo jumbo just to get their children to behave, only to come to find that their parents in fact lied the whole time and this great man, giving and loving was a big, fat, red wearing lie! People wonder why children grow up to believe God too, is a myth. God said "Thou shalt not bear FALSE WITNESS!".
The bible even speaks of the Christmas tree, in saying... "Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen . . . For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a TREE out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not."Jeremiah 10:2-6
THAT IS A PERFECT DESCRIPTION OF A CHRISTMAS TREE! We are commanded to not learn the ways of the heathen and blasphemers.
Finally, we come to gift giving. So where did this come from?...
"The interchange of presents between friends is alike characteristic of Christmas and the Saturnalia, and must have been adopted by Christians from the Pagans, as the admonition of Tertullian plainly shows." The truth is, this give giving has nothing to do with Christianity AT ALL. It is celebrated as Jesus' birthday, but why then, do we give gifts to everyone BUT the actual one who has the birthday? Does that not seem a little off? What if it was your friends birthday, and instead of buying him/her gifts you buy EVERYONE ELSE gifts but that person... I hope a light is going off in your head. THAT'S JUST WRONG! Yet, this is how Christmas is being celebrated all over the world. They honor the "day" not the actual birth of Jesus. We spend money we don't have for gifts for people that don't even (in MOST cases) have a birthday on December 25th. Over the years, Jesus isn't even found in all homes and people just celebrate Christmas as a giving holiday not even questioning why they are spending all that money on people they care about. Now, there is nothing wrong with giving to others, BUT this is all a marketing scheme we all have fallen for. Jesus did receive gifts for his birth, but WEEKS later as he was a promised messiah.
If you have not yet realized it, we live in modern day Babylon, and most won't ever know it. From Christmas being a lie, to Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween and even our own birthdays! Why do we get gifts on our birthdays anyways? ITS ALL ABOUT THE MONEY. Just as it was back when Nimrod corrupted people with his system. He started this mass marketing system to make profits off of nothing by making us greedy, self loving heathen. In the book of Revelation, it warns us, that Babylon will rise again to claim many people. When we partake in her sins, we become victims of her curses and we struggle. We buy things we don't need EVERY DAY! So how are we to overcome these traditions? Are we willing to give them up, or are we all fools of modern day Babylon?