The TRUE ORIGIN of Christmas
I am sure to make many enemies with this blog but the TRUTH need to be known. It is the TRUTH that will set us free!! For too long the Devil or Satan has deceived the world in thinking that Christmas was a Christian holiday when that is far from the truth!!!! I have been revealing this truth to congregations around the world and to pastors. But don’t take my word for it – do your own research like I did some 35 years ago while in Belgium. Some say that I just spoil the fun for the kids…and some have even kicked me out of their church for revealing the truth about Christmas.
The name “Christmas” has been mixed with the word Christ and the word “Mass”. This is an indication that a mixture of Christianity and the pagan Roman Catholic church has taken place. Let me explain. First of all, the December 25th date IS NOT the actual birthday of Jesus Christ. This date was chosen by the Roman Catholic Church to celebrate pagan sun worship – Mithraism. This festivity was called ‘The Nativity’. The Roman Catholic Encyclopedia states, “The well-known solar feast of Natalis Invicti – the Nativity of the Unconquered Sun – celebrated on 25 December, has a strong claim on the responsibility for our December date.” You see, the winter festival was very popular. And indeed so popular it was adopted as the time of the birth of Christ by the Roman Church.
When Jesus was born, “there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night” (Luke 2:8). Shepherds in Palestine DID NOT abide in the fields during the middle of winter!!!! Usually they did this around the fall of the year. We know that Jesus was crucified in spring, ant the time of passover (John 18:39). If you figure Jesus ministering for three and a half years, this would place the beginning of his ministry in the fall. At that time, he was almost thirty years of age (Luke 3:23). If he turned thirty in the fall, then his birthday was in the FALL, thirty years before.
Also consider that at the time of Jesus’ birth, Joseph and Mary had gone to Bethlehem to be taxed (Luke 2:1-5). There are no biblical records to indicate that the middle of winter was a time of taxing. In the fall would be a more logical and practical time to be taxed – at the END of the HARVEST.
Now it is not essential that we know the exact date when Christ was born. The main thing is that HE WAS BORN!!!! But the early church never celebrated His birth but commemorated the death of Christ (1 Cor. 11:26), NOT HIS BIRTH. The Catholic Encyclopedia says, “Christmas was not amont the earliest festivals of the Church. Irenaeus and Tertullian omit it from their lists of feasts.”
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