By Minister Keith Evans
I thought to share what I believe to be a very poignant and honest article on the Christmas celebration. I do believe that there are a plethora of people out there that look at me kind of uncanny like for using veracity in promulgating truths. Is Christmas Day, or December 25th, the day Jesus was born? No! According to aggregate data and other credible, viable source of information, the answer is a resounding no.
The Bible doesn’t give any date at all. In fact, all we can do is give conjectures and speculations. As a disclaimer, I am not in anyway implying that you can’t enjoy yourselves around this time, but to simply put everything into perspective. Did the early church in Acts observe Christmas Day? No! And if you’re saying yes, please provide Scripture to support your position by emailing me.
Christmas has been entrenched and inoculated within the core of society when it comes to the celebration of the birth of the Son of God. However, if one was to be completely sincere in his or her research, you’ll find out that the origin of Christmas have nothing to do with the birth Jesus of Nazareth, according to Scripture. The Berean Believers were more apt to search and to research Scripture to ascertain Biblical truths such as the Messianic Scriptures that brings substantial amount of credence to the deity of Jesus Christ. Acts 17:11-12, “These (Bereans) were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so. Therefore many believed; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few.”
The Berean Church did what we in the 21st century failed to do, and that is systemic research and study 2 Timothy 2:15, “Study to share yourself approved.”
Despite the spread of Christianity, midwinter festivals did not become Christmas for hundreds of years. The Bible gives no reference to when Jesus was born, and it needs no assistance from us to say when He was born. With no Biblical directive to do so and no mention in the Gospels of the correct date, it wasn’t until the fourth century that the church leaders in Rome (Roman Catholicism) embraced it.
Midwinter festivals with their pagan roots were already celebrated throughout the world. Celebrating the lengthening days after the winter solstice which fell on December 21 have to be considered. The Puritans considered Christmas paganism and took a stand against it unanimously! The roots of it are fundamentally erroneous and inudated in the philosophical beliefs call zeitgeist. Zeitgeist, meaning, “spirit of the times”, which has it’s origin in New Age religion. That being the sun god, or Tammuz or Nimrod the progenitor of this occultism. Horus, Saturn, Krishna, Dionysus, Mithra, Attis, and a plethora of other false deities were all said to have been born on December 25. Ephesians 5:11, “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.”
This isn’t a useless tautological rhetoric, but a credible, palpable set of information given to better inform you my friends. Rome celebrated Mithra on December 25, which was the highest day for them. Christians never celebrated the birth of Jesus, while the Romans celebrated Mithra. And it seemed natural that Roman Catholicism declared that December 25 was the feast day to celebrate Jesus. Roman Catholicism knew that they couldn’t outdo Mithra, but simply adapted the concept of the pagan holiday into the nativity. Christmas was very fleshly and a brothel for those in the streets of Rome condone in gluttony, drunkenness, and sexual immorality. It was also the celebration of Saturn, which of course is Saturnalia, which is connected to the New Age.
While I’m not trying to discourage anyone from having a good family time, I think we as the Church need to be better equipped with the truth of God’s word just to know. Having been inoculated and overwhelmed with Christmas as kids, it is embedded within each and every one of us. What about the Judeo-Christian feasts in Leviticus, such as The Passover, Feast of the Unleavened Bread, first fruits, Tabernacles, Trumpets, and the Feast of Lights celebrated by Jesus and the Apostles in the word of God call Hanukkah? If anything, why not embrace these?
You could mask a devil with light and wings, but that is still a devil. We must stay within the parameters of Scripture, and stand for what the word of God says, and not tradition. Again, it is not my objective here to war with my Christian friends, but simply to inform you that Christmas isn’t a Christian holy day organically speaking! It is pagan!
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