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.
The Real Origins of Christmas
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Halloween and the Days of the Dead
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
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During this time of year – some might ask – Why don’t you do lent? My answer is Why do it? Anyone who has had a child knows that the number one question asked of a parent is “Why?” This is a valid question that must needs be answered here. If you consider God’s Word, there is no mention of Lent the way it is practiced today. Why?! Lent is the pre-cursor to the most important “holy-day” according to some, so why is the practice not found in the Word of God? Did Moses say “thou shalt put ash on your forehead on the Wednesday after Fat Tuesday and give up something for forty days?” Most definitely-he did not! Therefore – we can deduce that this practice has It’s roots elsewhere.
According to Alexander Hislop in his book The Two Babylons, the forty days’ abstinence of Lent was directly borrowed from the worshippers of the Babylonian goddess (Ishtar – Astarte – the Queen of Heaven) … Among the Pagans this Lent seems to have been an indispensable preliminary to the great annual festival in commemoration of the death and resurrection of Tammuz, which was celebrated by alternate weeping and rejoicing … Continue reading “Is that Lent in your pocket?”
Origin of the Eucharist
The Eucharist (i.e. Communion) is a ritual, which has been performed in religious masses all over the world for millennia. The ritualistic rite of eating a cracker and wine, or grape juice, has been practiced continually since Babylon under the rule of Nimrod, King of Babylon. In the Vatican, the Pope now wears that same crown of “Mystery, Babylon the Great” and holds, “a golden cup in her hand, making all nations drunk with the wine of her fornication” (Rev 17:2-5, 18:3). (For more comparisons between Babylon and the Vatican, check out “The Two Babylons” by Alexander Hislop)
Man shall not live by bread alone
Catholics and many religious sects are told that priests have the power to transform a cracker and wine into the flesh and blood of a man they call Jesus. Protestants practice the same ritual but believe that the bread and wine are rather a symbol of the flesh and blood of Jesus. Yet, the very man they think they’re reverencing by eating a piece of bread said, “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” (Mat 4:4; Deu 8:3)