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The Pagan Tradition of Christmas
Churches host parties featuring him. We tell our children of his exploits. Children long for his arrival and seek his blessing and favour. He judges the good and the bad. He writes their names in a book.
Who is this man?
That’s right it’s Jesus Christ.
Not! it’s Santa Claus.
You shall have no other gods before Me.“YOU SHALL NOT MAKE FOR YOURSELF AN IDOL, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. “You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me. - Exodus 20:3-5
Can You See the Connection?
Santa Claus evolved from Saint Nicholas who was related to the traditions of Saturn, the hero of Saturnalia. Saturnalia was a Roman holiday and festival celebrated at Christmas time.
Have you ever wondered why Santa has to enter through the fire of the chimney?
How could he get down the chimney if there is a fire going on those cold winter nights?
According to Norse legend, the goddess Hertha appeared in the fireplace and brought good luck to the homes she visited. Druids would set out milk and pastries to appease their god that came down the chimney in through the fireplace. This is symbolic of coming through hell’s fire.
Does Santa = Satan?
Let's take a deeper look.
Where in the Bible does it say that Christ was born on Christmas day?
Did you know Christ was not born on December 25th?
This date was to move his supposed birth with other pagan gods such as Horus, Krishna and Mithra.
Christmas Tree - Satan's Tree
Satan - Disguised as an Angel of Light
Christmas, Satan's Birthday
The Christmas Tree
Thus says the LORD,
“Do not learn the way of the nations,
And do not be terrified by the signs of the heavens
Although the nations are terrified by them;
FOR THE CUSTOMS OF THE PEOPLES ARE DELUSION; Because it is wood cut from the forest,
The work of the hands of a craftsman with a cutting tool.
“They DECORATE IT with silver and with gold;
They fasten it with nails and with hammers
So that it will not totter. - Jeremiah 10:2-4
The Christmas Tree has been Around for a Long Time
Christ's Birth, or the Birth of Pagan Gods?
Pagans have celebrated the spirit of Nimrod who was a man who married his own mother, Semiramis. After Nimrod’s death, Semiramis created a doctrine in order to maintain Nimrod as a spirit being. The springing forth of new life was deemed to be Nimrod’s spirit representing an evergreen tree that Samiramis claimed had sprung forth from a dead tree stump. On each anniversary, Nimrod's spirit would visit the evergreen tree bestowing gifts to it. Pagans have celebrated this date long before the birth of Christ.
Christmas time is a time where many feel the pressure to buy gifts from merchants and then put them under the tree. Merchants gladly take in the most money from us at this time of year, yet the Scripture says that merchants can be thieves and put people under oppression.
A MERCHANT, in whose hands are false balances, He loves to oppress. - Hosea 12:7
“For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the passion of her immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed acts of immorality with her, and the MERCHANTS of the earth have become rich by the wealth of her sensuality.” - Revelation 18:3
18:11, “And the MERCHANTS of the earth weep and mourn over her, because no one buys their cargoes any more—
18:15,” The MERCHANTS of these things, who became rich from her, will stand at a distance because of the fear of her torment, weeping and mourning,
18:23 and the light of a lamp will shine in you no more, and the voice of bridegroom and bride will be heard in you no more, for your MERCHANTS were the great ones of the earth, and all nations were deceived by your sorcery.
The Pagan Gods of Christmas
Here is a list of some pagan gods that were born on December 25th.
Egyption sun god
Syrian sun god
The Invisible Sun
The Star and the Angels
What about the star on the top of the Christmas trees?
Well, you may say that it represents the star of Bethlehem. However, pagans put a star or sun on top of their trees because of the gods they worship.
What about the angels on top of the Christmas tree?
What does the Bible say about angels?
No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an ANGEL OF LIGHT. - 2 Corinthians 2:14
You may say that it is a heavenly angel on top of my Christmas tree.
You shall not make for yourself an IDOL, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. - Exodus 20:4
Does God forbid the worship of images and likenesses of things that are in heaven above?
Yes He does.
The Time of Christ's Birth
We are not told the exact date of Christ's birth, but we are given clues as to approximately what time of year it was according to what was happening in that season. If you carefully read Scripture, you will see that it was not during December. (clue: Feast of Tabernacles)The birth of Christ and the origins of the various sun gods do not coincide with the same time of year according to Scripture. Most of the ancient sun gods were born on December 25th, but Christ was not born on that day or even in that season.
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 due to the cold temperatures at that time of year.
in order to register along with Mary, who was engaged to him, and was with child. - Luke 2:1-5
Jesus' birth was during the Roman census which would not have been during the cold season when the temperatures could dip below freezing and the road conditions were poor. It would have been self-defeating to hold a census at that time.
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’s father Zacharias served in the Jerusalem temple during the course of Abijah, which historically is 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 Jesus was conceived, John the Baptist's mother was six months pregnant with him. John was conceived approximately around the end of June and was born around the end of March. If six months is added, then Jesus was most likely born near the end of September, not on December 25th.
From a Biblical perspective, December 25th is a pagan celebration and the origin of many pagan sun gods. Unfortunately, many who call themselves Christians celebrate Christ’s birth on this day based on misinformation. They mix truth with lies in their celebration.
God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” - John 4:24
If we were take the time search out the true origins of certain holidays, festivals, rituals and other traditions, we might come to a different perspective, a Biblical perspective. The realization can be quite sobering. If we have a relationship with the one true God (Yahweh) through His Son, study His word by weighing and testing what He has shown us, we will be able to see the truth from the lies. God wants us to know the truth about His son, not superimposing him over the birth of sun gods at Christmas time.
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,
And DO NOT BE CONFORMED to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. - Romans 12:2
The greatest gift we can ever receive is by what Christ has done. However, you will never find it under an evergreen tree.
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