Most people, if not all, will automatically relate December 25 as the day Jesus was born. But there are overwhelming evidences from the Bible that will contradict this assumption. If Jesus was not born in December 25, like most religious groups assume, whose birthday are we commemorating?
The dark history of Christmas
A quick look to the history of Christmas reveals its pagan origin. As a matter of fact, the earliest record of the origin of Christmas can be traced as far as 200 B.C. Some historical records would even attest that at least 2000 years before Jesus’ actual birth Christmas was already being celebrated.
Don’t you see that as something weird? Celebrating an event that wasn’t even happened yet.
The pagan history of Christmas started with the Greeks celebrating a festival in honor of Bacchus. After that, the Romans also have their own festival held in honor of Saturnalia. Both festivals are known for its revelry, nocturnal orgies, chaos, riot and even death.
Most of the modern practices associated today with Christmas has nothing to do with Jesus’ birth. Rather, these practices are derived from pagan customs – customs that God strongly opposes.
“The Birthday of the Unconquered Sun”
Dies Natalis Solis Invicti means “the birthday of the Unconquered Sun”. If you are wondering whose birthday this world is celebrating on December 25, then you now know the answer!
The Roman emperor Aurelian inaugurated this festival in honor of the sun god on December 25! Yes you read that right. The sad thing about this is that those who supposed to be “Christians” took this ancient pagan festival and associated it with Jesus’ birth. Modern Christianity unknowingly celebrate an ancient pagan worship and thought of it as doing good for their faith.
Is God or Jesus pleased with Christmas?
As we read the history of the early New Testament Church – the true Church Jesus built – we can never see even a single hint that they celebrated Christ’s birth. Never in the Bible can we see that Jesus’ birth was celebrated. It was only 300 years from Jesus’ death that the false church mandated its celebration.
If the celebration of Jesus birth is SO important, why don’t we see in the Bible the exact date of Christ’s birth? Why don’t we see any commandment of celebrating it?
The crucial question to ask now is, does Christmas really honor God or Jesus? Obviously, the answer is NO. God instructed the Israelites, and by extension to us as well, these words:
“When the LORD thy God shall cut off the nations from before thee, whither thou goest to possess them, and thou succeedest them, and dwellest in their land; Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; AND 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 LORD thy God: for every abomination to the LORD, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods. What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it” (Deuteronomy 12:29-32).
God doesn’t want us to look into how the pagans worship their gods and adopt their customs. If we want to really honor God, then it should be on His terms, not ours. It will be stupid to say “I love you God” and don’t do what He says.
God wants us to worship Him in “truth and spirit” (John 4:24). That’s the genuine way of worshiping God. Ask yourself, “Is Christmas really the birth of Christ?” If you honestly answer that question, then you will come to the conclusion that IT IS NOT THE TRUTH. Therefore, worshiping God or Jesus through Christmas is vain. Read your Bible. See for yourself. God wants you to celebrate His ordained festivals rather than this abominable pagan worship.
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