- Religion and Philosophy»
- Christianity, the Bible & Jesus
The Christmas Story You Don't Want to Hear About
A lot of Christians believe that Christmas is about the celebration of the birth of Christ our Saviour. This belief stems from traditions that have been passed down through the generations. Many believe that they are giving honour to God in partaking in this celebration without knowing the roots and origins of this time of year. This article will investigate the concepts of the Christmas season and its origins to expose it for what it truly is. Under the gloss and glow of this celebration are deceptions that are hidden in plain sight. Satan wants you to remain ignorant of the truth and keep you distracted in the bliss and gloss that is steeped in the traditions of man.
When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies. – John 8:44b
Satan has planted lies in the hearts and minds of people for the sole reason of steering them away from God. His intent is to make them believe that they are worshiping him in spirit, but not in truth. The illusion is what many believe to be 'truth' is actually lie. Satan has perpetuated lies for thousands of years to deceive God's people into idolatry.
Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons – 1 Timothy 4:1
The Birth of Christ
There is no direct reference to the exact date of the birth of Christ, but it can be reasonably estimated by referencing Scripture that the Christmas season does not even closely coincide with his birth.
And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. - Luke 2:7-8
The shepherds would not be in the fields watching their flocks in Judea in December in the dead of winter due to the cold climate at that time of year. Shepherds during the first century would watch their sheep during the warmer months of spring to fall. Rather, it is likely Christ's birth was during the Roman census, which would not have occurred during the cold season, as that time of year the temperatures could dip below freezing and the road conditions would have been poor. It would have been self-defeating to demand travel at that time of year.
Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth. This was the first census taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria.
And everyone was on his way to register for the census, each to his own city. Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, in order to register along with Mary, who was engaged to him, and was with child. - Luke 2:1-5
After these days Elizabeth his wife became pregnant, and she kept herself in seclusion for five months, saying, “This is the way the Lord has dealt with me in the days when He looked with favor upon me, to take away my disgrace among men.” Now IN THE SIXTH MONTH the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the descendants of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.
And coming in, he said to her, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.” But she was very perplexed at this statement, and kept pondering what kind of salutation this was. The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; for you have found favor with God.
“And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus. “He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end.”
Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I am a virgin?” The angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God. “And behold, even your relative Elizabeth has also conceived a son in her old age; and SHE WHO WAS CALLED BARREN IS NOW IN HER SIXTH MONTH. - Luke 1:24-36
In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zacharias, of THE DIVISION OF ABIJAH; and he had a wife from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. - Luke 1:5
John the Baptist's father, Zacharias served in the Jerusalem temple during the course of Abijah, which historically was around the middle of June.
Now it happened that while he was PERFORMING HIS PRIESTLY SERVICE before God in the APPOINTED ORDER OF HIS DIVISION, according to the custom of the priestly office, he was chosen by lot to enter the temple of the Lord and burn incense. And the whole multitude of the people were in prayer outside at the hour of the incense offering. And an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing to the right of the altar of incense.
Zacharias was troubled when he saw the angel, and fear gripped him. But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your petition has been heard, and your wife ELIZABETH WILL BEAR YOU A SON, and you will GIVE HIM THE NAME JOHN. - Luke 1:8-13
When the days of his PRIESTLY SERVICE WERE ENDED, he went back home. After these days Elizabeth HIS WIFE BECAME PREGNANT, and she kept herself in seclusion for FIVE MONTHS. - Luke 1:23-24
When Christ was conceived, Elizabeth was already six months pregnant with John the Baptist in her womb. John was conceived approximately around the end of June and was born around the end of March. If six months is added, Christ would likely to have been born near the end of September, or in the fall during the feast of Tabernacles.
December 25th was a date that was chosen for pagan sun god worship of Baal that can be traced back all the way to the books of the Old Testament that originated with Nimrod and Tammuz from ancient Babylon. These pagan traditions were passed along through many different cultures from the Babylonians, Egyptians, Samarians, Palestinians, Greeks, Persians, and the Romans.
The date of December 25th influenced the Church during the Roman Empire. There is no evidence that the early ekklesia celebrated Christ's birth or Christmas until the Catholic Church merged pagan sun god worship in the 4th century. The sun god's (Natalis Solis Invictis) birthday was on December 25th with an honoured celebration every year. The Roman Catholic Church as a means of expanding their influence incorporated with pagan traditions of Rome and blended them with Christianity and renamed the festivities Christmas, or Christ’s Mass. Christmas is the attempt of syncretism of pagan sun god worship with Christianity. It is an attempt of worship of a man as God, but has no Scriptural basis that justifies, sanctifies, or substantiates this tradition as true worship towards God. That fact is that Christmas within the church system was founded on paganism, not the principles of God.
The Symbolism of the Christmas Tree and its Ornaments
The Christmas tree is one of the most famous symbols throughout the world where it is ordained with lights and decorations, and gifts underneath it. Many do not realise what the tree and decorations actually represent.
You shall surely destroy all the places where the nations whom you shall dispossess served their gods, on the high mountains and on the hills and under every green tree. – Deuteronomy 12:2
Pagans used tree worship thousands of years before Yahshua was born. They would put up a tree, holly, mistletoe, and wreaths that are rooted in worship toward a pagan fertility god worship. The Christmas tree represents an erect male phallus and the circular wreath, the female reproductive organ. The silver, or coloured ball ornaments represent testicles, the tinsel semen, and red ribbons labia. This is the perverted symbolic imagery of every Christmas tree in the living rooms of almost every home during the Christmas season. The imagery is hidden in plan sight. That's right, it is a decorated erect male phallus and the wreath is an open female reproductive organ that hangs in most doorways, or with a phallic candle in the middle of it on the dining room table.
And you shall not bring an abominable thing into your house and become devoted to destruction like it. You shall utterly detest and abhor it, for it is devoted to destruction. – Deuteronomy 7:26
But I have this against you, that you tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess and is teaching and seducing my servants to practice sexual immorality and to eat food sacrificed to idols. – Revelation 2:20
The altar of the Christmas tree is a display of fertility emblems with offerings and gifts to the god of fertility and childbirth are placed underneath. The goddess of fertility is the consort of Baal and has been worshipped as Asherah, Astarte, Artemis, Athena, Isis, Gaia, Nana, Austron, Ostara, Eastre, Easter, Aphrodite, Eostre, Astoreth, Ishtar, Diana, Ninurta, Cres, Nut, Venus, Indrani, Devaki, Tanit, and many others throughout history (Acts 19). Many Wiccans to this day celebrate the Vernal Equinox that is about fertility and sex that points to the impregnation of Asherah and the birth of Baal (the sun god).
And there is danger not only that this trade of ours may come into disrepute but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis may be counted as nothing, and that she may even be deposed from her magnificence, she whom all Asia and the world worship.” – Acts 19:27
Many in the church ignorantly celebrate Christmas out of deception because they do not have the knowledge of the truth.
“Therefore say to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord GOD: Repent and turn away from your idols, and turn away your faces from all your abominations. – Ezekiel 14:6
Santa Claus/ Krampus
Satan Claus is a false god that attempts to take on the characteristics of the one true God. He is portrayed as an omnipresent and all-knowing being who judges by handing out blessings and curses. Santa is known as the rewarder of good boys and girls helper, but before the 19th century there was a beast like creature named Krampus that was a companion to Santa who captured the naughty boys and girls and put them in a sack in order to eat them. Krampus eventually evolved into elves who made toys for the children. Santa is a false god that has demon companions that carry out tasks for him.
The Golden Calf
Many will acknowledge the origins of Christmas, but will argue that it is not what it means to them; therefore, if they erect a tree and ornate it in their home, it has nothing to do with fertility god worship. They then go on to say that they are acknowledging and worshiping "Jesus Christ" instead. So, the question that needs to be asked is,
Can you worship God in the ways that pagans worship their gods?
Take care that you be not ensnared to follow them, after they have been destroyed before you, and that you do not inquire about their gods, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their gods?—that I also may do the same.’ You shall not worship the Yahweh your God in that way – Deuteronomy 12:30-31
You shall not bow down to their gods nor serve them, nor do as they do, but you shall utterly overthrow them and break their pillars in pieces. – Exodus 23:24
While Moses was away with Yahweh in Exodus, the people brought all their gold together and melted it into a golden calf to worship. What is interesting is that they wanted to worship their golden calf while acknowledging God at the same time.
And he received the gold from their hand and fashioned it with a graving tool and made a golden calf. And they said, “These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt!” When Aaron saw this, he built an altar before it. And Aaron made proclamation and said, “Tomorrow shall be a feast to Yahweh.” – Exodus 32:4-5
They wanted to worship God, but wanted to do it with an addition of an idol. The way that they worshiped Yahweh was via the idolatry of the pagans. Even though the people desired to worship the one true God, Yahweh they were not. It was an abomination.
And the LORD said to Moses, “Go down, for your people, whom you brought up out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves. They have turned aside quickly out of the way that I commanded them. They have made for themselves a golden calf and have worshiped it and sacrificed to it – Exodus 32:7-8
The Traditions of Man
The traditions of man have seduced the masses away into worshipping idols for thousands of years. The deception is in the attempt at mixing different faiths as a means of worshipping God with the practices and traditions of pagan origin.
Take care lest your heart be deceived, and you turn aside and serve other gods and worship them – Deuteronomy 11:16
No, I imply that what pagans sacrifice they offer to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons. – 1 Corinthians 10:20-21
The traditions of men hinder obedience to Yahweh from worshipping Him in spirit and truth. Many attempt to worship Him in spirit, but completely miss the truth part.
You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, when he said: ‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’” – Matthew 15:7-9
Man’s traditions have exalted themselves above God's ways. We cannot put Yahshua back into Christmas because he was never there in the first place.
Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness – 1 Timothy 4:7
- The Pagan Tradition of Christmas
Christmas is not a Christian holiday, nor is it anywhere near the time of the birth of Jesus Christ.
- Easter and the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ are not Compatible Timelines
Easter is not the Passover and has nothing to do with Jesus Christ. It's origins are pagan and associated with worshiping false gods, which were observed long before the birth of Jesus Christ.
- The Pagan Easter Tradition in the Modern Church
When Jesus Christ is applied to a date that has nothing to do with Him, it means that the dates are significant to someone else. The facts are that Christmas and Easter are about a counterfeit Jesus.
- The Pagan Roots of Halloween
Many "Christians" do not realize that engaging in the occult holiday of Halloween is following malevolent traditions of man over God's Word. This historic tradition was spawned from ancient Babylon.
© 2013 PlanksandNails