How did Christmas, December 25th, come to be celebrated as the birth of Jesus and is this celebration a violation of God’s Commands?
Great effort and many books have been filled with arguments by scholars as to when Jesus was born, however nowhere in Scripture is any significance given to a person’s date of birth. The festival of Christmas was not heard of until the third century and did not gain much observance until well into the fourth century. The first recorded “Christian” Christmas celebration on December 25th was in Rome in 336AD. However, by this time most of the other religions in the empire were already celebrating the birth of their gods on December 25th and had been doing so for centuries.
Who is Santa really? And why do parents completely ignore the fact that the origins of this practice are paganism, materialism, consumerism and pedophilia?
With the rampant pedophilia within the Roman Catholic clergy, why isn’t the connection made between the massive child abuse and this custom of giving the children over to such a fantasy figure of a man who “knows if they’ve been bad or good”?
The image of “Santa Claus” is nothing more than a marketing ploy to make the merchants of the earth rich, while the children are taught to “pray” to him as a “false god” for all their wants and wishes and made to believe that if they’re “good” those wishes will be fulfilled. It is idolatry and evil in the eyes of God and it only serves to provoke Him to anger!
Jesus said, “I have not come but for the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel.” How did these sheep become lost? And why can’t religious leaders who profess to know God answer this question? The prophet Isaiah says, “If they don’t speak according to His Word, it’s because there is no light in them.” Beware of false prophets! “My people have been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray…”
Shepherds Lead the Flock Astray
The following video looks at the tradition of the Christmas Tree and it being commanded against even before the time of Jesus. Religious leaders (the shepherds) don’t teach the people (the sheep) that this ancient tradition is evil to God according to His Word.
All we, Like Sheep… Isaiah 53:6
Truly “Ignorance of God is the greatest evil!” and the “reverence of God is the beginning of knowledge…” If your religious leaders are promoting a tradition that is Evil to God, they are ignorant of God and have no real reverence for Him!
Halloween (“Holy Eve”), All Soul’s Day, All Saint’s Day and the Day of the Dead will be here shortly. But what are the roots of these special Days of the Dead? When we trace them all the way back to their origin, we find they came from ancient Egypt when the people were caused to worship and make sacrifices to their dead Pharaoh. The name translated ‘Egypt’ in the Bible is actually ‘Mitzraim’ which was one of the sons of Noah’s son, Ham. The name means “oppression.”
The Evolution of Halloween and the Day of the Dead – Exposing the Roots
This probably seems like an odd question since the subject of idolatry is one of the most repeatedly covered topics in Scripture. The question however, is not whether God commands against idolatry, which He most assuredly does, but what exactly is idolatry? The argument has been made that when praying to an image or a statue, it is not idolatry as long as it’s done in reverence to the person or “saint” the image represents, and as long as you do it in worship of and love for God.
In Ex 20 (the Ten Commandments) God commands against worshiping “graven images or any likeness” stating “You shall not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them.” God is so adamant about this that it takes three verses to cover this one commandment and He refers to the idolaters as “them that hate Me”.
Webster defines idolatry as “the worship of a physical object as a god.” This is a very simple and concise definition, but it does not cover the full scope. What about the worship of God through a physical object? Does God appreciate your worship even if it comes through a statue or a painting or a “holy” wall or a big black box? As long as you are worshiping God why does it matter how you do it?
In the beginning, God destroyed the earth by water because of their worship practices, oppression and violence. Soon after the flood, Nimrod – King of Babylon began to deify himself and to do the worship practices that were taking place before the flood. When Abraham saw what was happening he said: “Woe to my father and this wicked generation, whose hearts are all inclined to vanity, who serve these idols of wood and stone which can neither eat, smell, hear nor speak, who have mouths without speech, eyes without sight, ears without hearing, hands without feeling, and legs which cannot move; like them are those that made them and that trust in them.” (Jasher 11:32)
As of 2005 54% (3.6 billion people) of the world’s population considered themselves adherents of an “Abrahamic religion.” Christianity being the largest at 33%, Islam second at 21% and Judaism at 0.02%. All “Abrahamic religions” claim a direct lineage to the Biblical Patriarch, Abraham.
Jesus said, If you are the children of Abraham, you would do the works of Abraham. So let’s see how well connected these “religions” really are to Abraham!
“Mene, Mene, Tikel Upharsin.” These were the Hebrew words written on the wall in the Biblical Book of Daniel. The only one who could interpret them for Belshazzar, King of Babylon, was Daniel, a Jewish man who had been taken into captivity from Judea by Nebuchadnezzar. Before interpreting the words, Daniel reprimanded Belshazzar for not humbling himself before the God of Heaven. He had in fact exalted himself against God, stolen the vessels from the Temple in Judea and was using them in his own temple to drink wine and party with his friends. Belshazzar worshiped gods/idols of gold and silver which “neither see, nor hear, nor know” anything. Therefore, God sent a hand to write on the wall before the king: “Mene. Mene, tekel, upharsin.” When the king’s “wise” men, magicians, and priests couldn’t tell him what it meant, he finally called Daniel.
“According to some millenarian teaching, it is the “transport” of (a “believer”) from earth to heaven at the Second Coming of Christ.” Said to be based on the Revelation 21:1-6, they actually think “the chosen” will be lifted up bodily into the sky, leaving nothing but a pile of clothes behind. Millenarianism itself is actually based in Zoroastrianism which is an ancient pagan, Persian religion.