How would Christ want us to celebrate His birthday? What do you do every Christmas to thank God for the birth of your son? What actions do you take?
The Biblical Truth about Christ’s Birth
Colossians 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.
Psalm 81:12 So I let them follow their own stubborn desires, living according to their own ideas.
Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for 1. The date of December 25 is not found in your Bible.
The shepherds and sheep would not be in the fields in the winter.
There is no mention of the number of wise men in any verse.
There is no mention that of the any of them were Kings.
The wise men found the king of the Jews when he was around 2 years old.
The Bible does mention not to bring an evergreen tree into your home and decorate it
Mary and Joseph were not required to travel in the winter
Yehovah says, a lying tongue is the second on His list that He hates most.
Everything about Christmas is pagan, Pat Robertson admits to the fully pagan origins of Christmas and defends celebrating the Christianized pagan holiday ● Jeremiah 10:2 Thus says the LORD, "Do not learn the way of the nations, and do not be terrified by the signs of the heavens though the nations are terrified by them; 3 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. 4"They decorate it with silver and with gold; They fasten it with nails and with hammers So that it will not totter.…
I have come to believe that nothing can be said to change one’s mind about Christmas. The music, gifts, food and festive events outweigh the true meaning about Yeshua’s birth, this event trumps Yehovah. If you really want to celebrate His birth, then don't do it on the pagan sun god’s birthday of December 25th.
This is what we find in the Bible.
Proverbs 14:12 There is a way that seemeth right to a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death!"
John 8:44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
Deuteronomy 12:31 Thou shalt not do so unto Jehovah thy God: for every abomination to Jehovah, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters do they burn in the fire to their gods. ● Matthew 15:9 "In vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men"
John 4:23 The true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. He will not accept that kind of worship, even though intended in His honor. To Him, He says, it is offering what is abominable to Him, and therefore it honors, not Him, but false pagan gods. GOD says we must not worship Him according to the "dictates of our own conscience"—a term we often hear.
Does It Really Honor Christ?
Suppose someone you love has a birthday. You want to honor that person on his or her birthday. Would you lavishly buy gifts for everyone else, trading gifts back and forth with all your other friends and loved ones, but ignore completely any gift for the one whose birthday you are honoring.
Now come two arguments often used to justify Christmas observance.
Many will reason this way: "But, even though the exact date of Yeshua' birth is unknown, should we not select some date to celebrate as His birthday?" The answer is positively no! Did you not notice the statement quoted from the Catholic Encyclopedia? "Sinners alone, not saints, celebrate their birthdays." The celebration of birthdays is not a Christian, but a pagan custom, observed by sinners!
But many still say, "Even so—even though Christmas was a pagan custom, honoring the false sun-god, we don't observe it to honor the false god, we observe it to honor Christ."
But how does GOD answer in His Word? "Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them [the pagans in their customs] . . . that thou enquire not after their gods, saying, how did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise. Thou shalt not do so unto the Yehovah thy God: for every abomination to the Eternal, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods"
But Yeshua says plainly, "Yehovah is a spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth" (John 4:24). And what is truth? Yehovah’s Word—the Holy Bible—said Yeshua, is truth (John 17:17); and the Bible says Yehovah will not accept worship when people take a pagan custom or manner of worship and try to honor Christ with it. Again, Yeshua said: "In vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men" (Matthew 15:9).
Christmas observance is a tradition of men, and the commandments of Yehovah, as quoted, forbid it. Yeshua said, further, "full well ye reject the commandment of Yehovah, that ye may keep your own tradition."
That is precisely what the millions are doing today. They ignore the commandment of Yehovah He commands, regarding taking the customs of the pagans and using them to honor or worship Yehovah: "Thou shalt not do so unto the Yehovah thy God." Still, most people today take that command of Yehovah lightly, or as having no validity whatsoever, and follow the tradition of men in observing Christmas.
Make no mistake! Yehovah will allow you to defy and disobey Him. He will allow you to follow the crowd and the traditions of men. He will allow you to sin. But He also says there is a day of reckoning coming? As you sow, so shall you reap! Yeshua was the living Word of Yehovah in person, and the Bible is the written Word of Yehovah. And we shall be judged, for eternity, by these words! They should not be taken lightly or ignored.
What Encyclopedias Say The word "Christmas" means "Mass of Christ," or, as it came to be shortened, "Christ-Mass."
It came from the Roman /Catholic Church.
Christmas was not among the earliest festivals of the Church
In the Scriptures, no one is recorded to have kept a feast or held a great banquet on His birthday.
These recognized historical authorities show Christmas was not observed by
Christians for the first two or three hundred years—a period longer than the entire history of the United States as a nation!
In the fifth century the Western Church ordered it to be celebrated forever on the day of the old Roman feast of the birth of Sol, as no certain knowledge of the day of Christ's birth existed."
Sol Invictus ("Unconquered Sun") was the official sun god of the later Roman Empire and a patron of soldiers. In 274 AD the Roman emperor Aurelian made it an official cult alongside the traditional Roman cults.
Pagan feast days forbidden by God
idolater, a person that admires intensely and often blindly one that is not usually a subject of worship.
Idolatry is the worship of an idol or cult image, being a physical image, such as a statue,
Every year, the priest of Ishtar would impregnate young virgins on an altar. The children were born on Christmas and the next year they were sacrificed at the Easter Sunday at sunrise service. The priest would take Ishtar’s eggs and dye them in the blood of the sacrificed children. This was observed around 2000 years before Christ was born. 'You shall not give any of your offspring to offer them to Moloch, nor shall you profane the name of your God; I am Yehovah. Leviticus 18:21 21. You must not bow down to them or worship them, for I, the Yehovah your God, am a jealous God who will not tolerate your affection for any other gods. I lay the sins of the parents upon their children; the entire family is affected-even children in the third and fourth generations of those who reject me. Exodus 20: 5
Do Not Be Unequally Yoked …16 What agreement can exist between the temple of God and idols?
For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be My people.” 17“Therefore come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.” 2 Cor 6:17
The Sovereignty of God 1 Hear the word that the LORD speaks to you, O house of Israel. 2 This is what the LORD says: “Do not learn the ways of the nations or be terrified by the signs in the heavens, although the nations are terrified by them. 3 For the customs of the people are worthless; they cut down a tree from the forest; it is shaped with a chisel by the hands of a craftsman…4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.
How This Pagan Custom Got into the Church the New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge explains clearly, in its article on "Christmas": "How much the date of the festival depended upon the pagan Brumalia (Dec. 25) following the Saturnalia (Dec. 17-24), and celebrating the shortest day in the year and the 'new sun,’.
December 25th is not the birthday of Yeshua the true Christ! The apostles and early true Church never celebrated Christ's birthday at any time. There is no command or instruction to celebrate it in the Bible—rather, the celebration of birthdays is a pagan, not a Christian custom, believe it or not the pagan festival with its riot and merrymaking was so popular that Christians were glad of an excuse to continue its celebration with little change in spirit and in manner. Christian preachers of the West and the Near East protested the unseemly frivolity with which Christ's birthday was celebrated, while Christians of Mesopotamia accused their Western brethren of idolatry and sun worship for adopting as Christian this pagan festival but remember, these people had grown up in pagan customs, chief of which was this idolatrous festival of December 25th. It was a festival of merrymaking, with its special spirit.
They enjoyed it! They didn't want to give it up! Now this same article in the New Schaff- Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge Explains how the recognition by Constantine of
Sunday, which had been the day of pagan sun worship, and how the influence of the pagan Manichaeism, which identified the SON of God with the physical SUN, gave these pagans of the fourth century, now turning over wholesale to "Christianity," their excuse for calling their pagan festival date of December 25th (birthday of the SUN-god) the birthday of the SON of God. And that is how "Christmas" became fastened on our Western world!
We may call it by another name, but it's the same old pagan sun-worshipping festival still! ."The Real Origin of Christmas but if we got Christmas from the Roman Catholics, and they got it from paganism, where did the pagans get it? Where, when, and what was its real origin? It is a chief custom of the corrupt system denounced all through Bible prophecies and teachings under the name of Babylon. And it started and originated in the original Babylon of ancient Nimrod! She claimed a full-grown evergreen tree sprang overnight from a dead tree stump, which symbolized the springing forth unto new life of the dead Nimrod. On each anniversary of his birth, she claimed, Nimrod would visit the evergreen tree and leave gifts upon it. December 25th was the birthday of Nimrod. This is the real origin of the Christmas tree. We are shocked to learn the truth—some, unfortunately, take offense at the plain truth! But God commands His faithful ministers, "Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgression!
22 Then the Yehovah said to Moses, “Tell the Israelites this: ‘You have seen for yourselves that I have spoken to you from heaven: 23 Do not make any gods to be alongside me; do not make for yourselves gods of silver or gods of gold. Exodus 20:22