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Christians Need to Know The Pagan History of Christmas

Christians Need to Know The Pagan History of Christmas

Sep 17, 2014

Christians need to know the pagan history of Christmas to ensure that they are worshipping their true God in both Spirit & in truth.  We’ll start back to the time before Christians started celebrating Christmas. Yes, it is a fact that this holiday was practiced long before Christianity was classified as a religion and the early church was formed. It was only known by different names. It’s a pagan festival. Now if you refer back to the history lesson given on Nimrod, the Sun god, the Mystery Religion of Babylon, and Paganism, you will recall that believers and followers of the sun-god celebrate his birthday around the Winter Solstice, on December 25th, the time when the sun is closest to the earth. December 21st is the shortest day of the year.

Followers of the sun-god around the world celebrate this day, December 25th, as the day of birth of their god. This is the day when it is believed that the sun-god is reborn. Many of the practices, customs, and rituals that stem from this day are all pagan. The Romans celebrated Saturnalia, a festival dedicated to Saturn, their sun-god, that ran from the 17th to 24th of December. This festival included gift giving, orgies, and drunkenness.

When Christianity was adopted by Rome through Constantine, it did not replace their paganish customs, it was infiltrated and corrupted by paganism. Only those who had held true to the Word of God and did not accept the Roman’s worldy twist were able to withstand. The early church objected to the celebration of Christmas. You see in the time of Constantine, Christianity was on the rise. There were many riots and uprising due to the conversion of pagans to Christianity. Rather than extend the violence, Constantine claimed he had a vision of the cross of Christ and this was the reason for him being in power. He later declared Christianity as the Roman Empire’s official religion.

While it would seem that it was a win for Jesus & Christianity, it turned into something quite worse. They held the First Council of Nicaea in which they decided on doctrine, practices, and customs that would go along with Christianity, in purpose to allow the already pagans to continue their same worship, but have Christians feel involved. Catholicism was born, which is the use of Jesus intermingled with the idols & religion of mystery Babylon (paganism).

It was here where it was decided that along with Easter, another pagan holiday, that Christians would worship the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25th, along with their sun-god Saturn. They named it “Christ”-“Mass” They discussed the customs and practices. It was the perfect solution for Rome. They were able to continue with their pagan gods worship and Christians felt as if they were able to worship the birth of our Savior, Jesus.  However for Christians, that was false.

Now this tradition which started for “Christians” in the 4th Century A.D., was passed down through centuries over 1500 years until now. A lot of the practices developing and the acceptance of them growing, until now at this point in time they are not questioned. It’s a wildly practiced holiday all over the world. It is a tradition of man, that through acceptance has generated spiritual energy to those practicing’s detriment. From this history alone it should be understood that Christmas is not a Christian holiday that believers should be celebrating. There is however much more evidence when reviewing the history and meaning of the symbols & practices associated with Christmas.

Though you may feel that you still are worshipping our Jesus on Christmas regardless of what the pagans are doing, please know this is incorrect.  We are not to worship God in the way WE want, but how He wants.  When the children of Israel were freed from Egypt and built their idols in order to worship God, Moses quickly tore it down.  They were commanded not to worship Him as the Pagans & Gentiles did.

We are to worship Jesus exactly the way He commands and it should be everyday.  The only reason someone should celebrate Christmas is if it is found in the bible.  If it is not, then it is a tradition of man.  Christians should reject all tradition of men.

Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. (‭Colossians‬ ‭2‬:‭8‬ NKJV)

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27 comments

  1. Brian Stevens /

    Read JEREMIAH 10;1 to 6 I think is it about a Christmas tree..

  2. yes christmas is a way of the heathen . if you celebrate this , you preach another jesus .

  3. God looks at our hearts. If the Believer celebrates the birth of Jesus with a heart toward God remembering his gift to a lost and dying world, then I say, there is nothing wrong with it. I don’t worship the sun god, I worship Jesus Christ and the fact he gave up the wonders of heaven to come to earth as a baby so that we could be reconciled to his Father God. That is Christmas to me. So I will continue to celebrate the birth, life, death and resurrection of my Lord.

    • Yes, God looks at our hearts. And He sees that it is filthy, and wicked above all things. (Jer 17).

      He did not come to the earth as a baby so we could be reconciled, He shed His Blood and Died so we could be reconciled. This is why we are not commanded to celebrate His birth, but honor His death with Passover.

      It don’t matter what it means to me or you or anyone else. If we worship God, we should only care what it means to HIM. And the Bible tells us that using pagan traditions to worship Him is an ABOMINATION TO HIM. But sadly folks like to create god in their own image and like to try and worship Him in ways that He tells us are not acceptable to Him.

      So, please don’t think for a second that any worship we bring to Him is acceptable. There are clear verses that show offering things to Him He despises is an insult to Him. Cain’s offering was not acceptable, Aaron’s sons offered strange fire and were burned up. The children of Israel made a golden calf to represent the God that brought them out of egypt and were almost consumed.

      If you keep the traditions of xmas with the tree, lights, presents etc, then you ARE IN FACT honoring the Sun god and insulting the Son of God.

      Feel free to continue doing it, but realize that our Father tells you it is an abomination to Him and it is making the commandments of God void by keeping the traditions of men.

      Deut 12
      30 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.
      31 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.

      xmas comes from child sacrifice rituals and traditions. It is a celebration worshiping the god of prosperity and it means the exact same to God today as it did back when Deut 12 was written.

      Worship God in truth and in spirit. Obey Him when He tells us NOT TO DO THESE THINGS.

      Peace and Mercy from Messiah Jesus

    • Amen!

    • James Charles /

      God does know our hearts, but we are also very responsible for understanding God. He has given us His Word for guidance and when we read it, we are able to clearly understand what He wants for us. Though celebrating Christmas is not a salvation issue, it is a power of the Holy Spirit issue. When we accept worldly traditions and practices, we diminish the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives, which He does not want. Narrow is the way to life, and broad is the way to destruction. We must be fully sure on all practices and customs we keep. Even if our intention is pure, Satan can deceive us all the same. If He has not commanded us to worship His birth, who are we to say we will do this anyway. This is very dangerous. That’s why we are to only do what God has commanded. Thanks for your comment Donna!

  4. all of your verses are,old,law, old covenant, Old Testament…When Jesus was born in the New Testament, the old law was abolished; otherwise we would still be sacrificing animals, women would be unclean, etc…It is a personal relationship,with Jesus that we have and we all,worship him individually in our own personal way…it is not worshipping an idol or getting involved in paganism,when we decorate a tree, place nativity scenes in our homes and yards, and exchange gifts…it’s following God’s example,of giving, of love, of joy…

    • James Charles /

      Bev all of my verses are not from the Old testament. I ended the post with Colossians 2:8. When we worship God in any way that He has not commanded, regardless of our intent, it does not make it right. Especially with a holiday so wrapped up in pagan traditions and idolatry. We can always make excuses for the things we do, or try to justify them but at the end of the day, it will not get us through the gate which is narrow. Can you deny that Christmas is a tradition of men regardless of why you celebrate it?

  5. Jerry Daugherty /

    If Chistmas had never been celebrated, Christianity wouldn’t be as strong as it is today. I am sure the sun God be, I for one am thankful for the birth of Christ and like to show it. I don’t advocate Santa Claus, for sure that is a lie, the fact that Jesus came in the flesh (God with us) is a truth that the devil would like for us to not believe.

    • James Charles /

      Jeremy that is a scary conclusion and denies the power of Christ that we needed this tradition to grow Christianity. I disagree with that. But it is of course your choice to celebrate Jesus in that way. God bless and thanks for the comment!

      • Apostle Shona Beasley /

        I thank the Lord Jesus Christ for the love and boldness I see displayed in your posts James Charles I am sure our Father is pleased, what I’m hearing in some of the posts is that people are holding to the traditions of men. I too used to think I was celebrating our beloved Savior Jesus Christ, then one year several months before it was time to participate again, my husband Apostle Michael Beasley was led by God to research Christmas,we were led by God to the library to discover a book called The Two Babylons, and the Catholic Encyclopedia God used these books, along with His infallible Word the Bible to open our eyes to the truth. I experienced several things following this revelation, first confusion, I thought I was celebrating Jesus’ birth , I thought I was doing right, I had even taught this to my daughter. Then I realized I was being deceived by Satan all these years, (that old
        serpent the devil) tricked me and others like me
        to believe I was worshiping God through this pegan ritual, think about it since when did the world celebrate the Savior,no way. God is a Spirit and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth, John 4:23,24. Jesus is the truth, He said I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me, John 14:6. My husband and I along with our congregation made up our minds that we would research Easter, and other pegan days, they don’t deserve to be called HOLY days, once we did we came into the knowledge of the truth. Then we began searching for the true Holy days, the Feast days Leviticus 23, these are our alternatives, this is how we worship now, we are the spiritual Isreal, Romans 9. May God bless you, be encouraged!

  6. This reminds me of a clever video that briefly explained a similar point:
    http://www.dailyedify.com/you-can-thank-constantine-for-the-pagan-influence-in-christianity/

  7. Anitiya Dimas Gundiri /

    I will always celebrate christmas for the peace given to mankind Amen,

    • Robert T Scarpati /

      If you’re doing it unto the Lord out of true love for Him and truly celebrating his birth and not the Pagan elements then possibly that is okay. But at least we can appreciate ant legitimate facts brought out in the article and not just simply disregard them as it is understandable why there would be a concern.

  8. This is all true but does it really honor the sun god if we celebrate the birth of Christ at anytime during the year? We are told that Job celebrated his “special day” which is later identified as the day on which he was born. So there is nothing wrong with celebrating birthdays. Now if you want to get technical Jesus was probably born in September as Zacharias was a Priest of Abijah (Luke 1:5) and the latter could only enter the Holy of Holies on the 8th week after Nisan (I Chronicles 24:10). So that would mean that John the Baptist was conceived in June. So likely nine months later he was conceived in March. Jesus was 6 months younger than John so He was likely born in September (the most common month for shepherds to be grazing their flocks by night anyway). Additionally John 1:14 says that the Word became flesh and “Tabernacled” among us. This MAY in fact be stating that Jesus was born on the Feast of Tabernacles (also in September). Now since Quirinius was only governor of Syria for a little over a year; covering only one September – that in 5 B. C. (Luke 2:2) and since the Feast of tabernacles fell on 9/29 in 5 B. C. then it would seem likely that Jesus was born on 9/29/5 B. C. Now since it was okay for Job to celebrate a birthday it must in fact be okay for you and I to do so. Now Christmas should likely rather fall on 9/29 (as it was celebrated by some in the early Church). HOWEVER, since (1) the entire world currently celebrates it on 12/25 (as it replaced the feast of Saturnalia), (2) since anytime is a good time to celebrate the birth of Christ and (3)since a symbol can have whatever meaning is assigned to it , why not place the Star of Bethlehem above it and a manger scene beneath it and join the rest of the world in celebrating the birth of Christ? Particularly since the alternative is to be a legalistic scrooge?

    • James Charles /

      If you know Howie Gardner that Jesus was not born on this day and you choose to worship on this day because the world does, that says it all right there. Just remember that this world hates Christ, so why would the world be worshipping Him in truth. Why would Jesus want us worshipping on a day we know is a lie. There is way too much fleshly justification and no scriptural doctrine to back it up. I caution you with this. Narrow is the way to life, broad is the way to destruction. Especially knowing that witches, pagans, and satanists share this day as worship to their god should tell you who is in control of this confusion. The devil has tricked Christians who do not live fully through the Word to worship Him on this day. It’s very sad!

    • After many years of studying this, I would like to add this thought. If Christ was born in September (our American calendar) and I do believe that he was born in late September based a lot on the fact that I agree a lot with the poster…that would mean the Holy Spirit came to Mary, conceived Jesus, in late December. Christ might have been born in September BUT his life at conception was in December, 9 months for a human baby to be born. LIFE BEGINS AT CONCEPTION !!! I rejoyous and celebrate Christ birth everyday no matter what the calendar or stores or how anti or pro Christmas people want to spin it.

  9. Margaret Henderson /

    If we are not supposed to remember the birth of Jesus …I wonder why it was told to the shepherds ,by an angel of the Lord the tidings of great joy to all people that a Saviour was born.who is Christ the Lord.(Luke2:8/18..I am no scholar but why did God mention it ..and why was it written in this way..the shepherds told everyone about the babe…just wondering !!

    • James Charles /

      They never gave the date of this in the Bible. And there is no documentation that the early church celebrated this holiday. None at all. The only documentation that we have is that the Romans integrated their pagan festival with Christianity and some did not accept and some did.

  10. Larry Hadden /

    Amen to all you have said, Bro. James. In Lk. 5:39, Jesus/Yahshua said that “No man also having drunk OLD WINE straightway [immediately] desires [the]new [wine]; for he says, the old is better”. The Lord revealed to me that this refers to doctrines of men being desired instead of the truth. Christians are stone-drunk on the old wine of traditions, and so do not want to “taste” the new [revealed] truth of the Word. At least, not immediately. I take it that this means that sometime in the future, they’ll sober up and believe the truth. Or stay stone-drunk and pay for it.

    • James Charles /

      I agree Larry Hayden! My goal in writing this article and creating this site is for them to wake up before He returns. God Bless you and thank you for the comment!

  11. Marcie /

    Wow. Some of you have one religious argument after another and leave no room for a person’s individual convictions. I realize we are to follow in unity or we would have a million versions of Christianity—but, sheesh. Let’s all know that people who are commenting are at different stages in their maturity and not be so harsh on each other.

  12. Damilare /

    This thing about Christmas wouldn’t be easy to accept by some people, becos they know they will rejected and mocked by family members and friends. Some of us are more scared of men than we are of God, which is bad, we’re worshipping the creatures traditions than what the Creator said. May God help us, when we hear some hard sayings as this we as believers should not be so defensive and argue about it rather we should humble ourselves and take it to the Holy Spirit and know if it’s truth or not than fighting becos of ur pride and ego and not for God’s Glory. Please know this u can be sincere in ur worship of Christ just like the Israelites when they came out of Egypt but they were sincerely wrong and God wasn’t happy with them at all. We should Christianity is not for us to be accepted by the world or feel good but it’s for God’s Glory and to stand for the truth in love and not to be mesmerized by the world and the traditions of men. If the early followers of Christ didn’t celebrate it, then y are we doing it??? We need to answer this question honestly and know only the Truth will set us free, thanks.

  13. Claire Palmer /

    Thank you for your video. Very eye opening indeed. I would like to stop and have begun looking at other traditions and whether they are biblical or not, but my husband does not want to change anything. He loves the special time with family etc and doesn’t want to ostracize our kids from our extended family. For him the value of christmas/easter is in sharing quality time with family and he doesn’t want to lose this. So if you all could pray that the Lord’s will be done in our situation I would be sincerely grateful.

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