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Many already know there is a war on american's favorite holiday which is commonly called "christmas" or rather christ-MASS, what most don't care about is the fact that it is paganism repackaged as a "christian" holyday when the fact is you cannot take a pagan celebration and make it anything but pagan.
To start off most people quote Jeremiah 10, well that sounds alot like a xmas tree but fact is Jeremiah was talking about all idols in general not just the xmas tree or baal bush as I prefer to call them. xmas is a heathen way and in this article I aim to prove such, many will call this a "war on christmas", well yes, there is always a war with the devil and his devices.
Jeremiah 10:2 "Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them." After all, shouldn't the roots of our worship be in the scriptures, rather than paganism? and that the people that do those things must need be born, meaning they have yet to be reborn, and that's a scary thing. He goes on to say that the Gentiles were dismayed at the signs of heaven. History tells us that when the sun began to go further away from the earth and the days grew shorter in the winter, the sun worshipping Gentiles were "dismayed", and feared that the sun would not return. So they held certain festivals just after the time of the Winter Solstice when it did begin to return. This return of the sun is why December 25th is the birthday of so many solar deities/gods. Jesus commanded us to remember his death and resurrection, and never instructed us to remember, keep, or celebrate his birthday. Now, remember; pagans, witches, seculars, and Satanist all celebrate Christmas. Why would they celebrate someone who they completely oppose? That’s a good question, here’s the truth: The Original celebration is called “Saturnalia” in which they create a feast to Sam Hein (the god of the dead). But the new name of “Christmas” sits real well with them too, because the undiscerning Christian does not know the roots & history of Christmas, or the true meaning of what the word means. The term “Mass” is derived from the Late Latin word missa (dismissal), a word used in the concluding formula of Mass in Latin: “Ite, missa est“ (“Go; it is the dismissal”) What they in fact are celebrating is the dismissal of Christ, in other words, (his death).
This is why they are so merry and exchange gifts with one another.
Notice an interesting parallel found in the Book of Revelation 11:7-10 as the two witnesses from God, get killed. "And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
And their dead bodies [shall lie] in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.
And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.
And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth." As we can see, this is Satan’s way of celebrating the death of something he considers an obstacle. You may say, yes but I celebrate the birth of Jesus regardless of what they celebrate.
I say to you, did Jesus ask us to keep and celebrate his birthday? And if still decide to celebrate his birthday; does it have to be in the company of a group of people who hate the God you love? To conclude, by participating, you are participating in the commercialization of this wicked helliday. We know as Christians that Satan is in control of this earth, and uses his people to accomplish his evil deeds and desires. Whether it would be through direct satanic pacts, sinful behavior, or plain ignorance. A person, who is not under the blood covenant of Christ, will fall under Satan’s lies, confusions, and ultimately his control. No one knows what day Jesus Christ was born on. From the biblical description, most historians believe that his birth probably occurred in September, approximately six months after Passover. One thing they agree on is that it is very unlikely that Jesus was born in December, since the bible records shepherds tending their sheep in the fields on that night. This is quite unlikely to have happened during a cold Judean winter. So why do we celebrate Christ's birthday as Christmas, on December the 25th?
The answer lies in the pagan origins of Christmas. In ancient Babylon, the feast of the Son of Isis (Goddess of Nature) was celebrated on December 25. Raucous partying, gluttonous eating and drinking, and gift-giving were traditions of this feast.
In Rome, the Winter Solstice was celebrated many years before the birth of Christ. The Romans called their winter holiday Saturnalia, honoring Saturn, the God of Agriculture. In January, they observed the Kalends of January, which represented the triumph of life over death. This whole season was called Dies Natalis Invicti Solis, the Birthday of the Unconquered Sun. The festival season was marked by much merrymaking. It is in ancient Rome that the tradition of the Mummers was born. The Mummers were groups of costumed singers and dancers who traveled from house to house entertaining their neighbors. From this, the Christmas tradition of caroling was born.
In northern Europe, many other traditions that we now consider part of Christian worship were begun long before the participants had ever heard of Christ. The pagans of northern Europe celebrated the their own winter solstice, known as Yule. Yule was symbolic of the pagan Sun God, Mithras, being born, and was observed on the shortest day of the year. As the Sun God grew and matured, the days became longer and warmer. It was customary to light a candle to encourage Mithras, and the sun, to reappear next year.
Huge Yule logs were burned in honor of the sun. The word Yule itself means "wheel," the wheel being a pagan symbol for the sun. Mistletoe was considered a sacred plant, and the custom of kissing under the mistletoe began as a fertility ritual. Hollyberries were thought to be a food of the gods.
The tree is the one symbol that unites almost all the northern European winter solstices. Live evergreen trees were often brought into homes during the harsh winters as a reminder to inhabitants that soon their crops would grow again. Evergreen boughs were sometimes carried as totems of good luck and were often present at weddings, representing fertility. The Druids used the tree as a religious symbol, holding their sacred ceremonies while surrounding and worshipping huge trees.
In 350, Pope Julius I declared that Christ's birth would be celebrated on December 25. There is little doubt that he was trying to make it as painless as possible for pagan Romans (who remained a majority at that time) to convert to Christianity. The new religion went down a bit easier, knowing that their feasts would not be taken away from them.
Christmas (Christ-Mass) as we know it today, most historians agree, began in Germany, though Catholics and Lutherans still disagree about which church celebrated it first. The earliest record of an evergreen being decorated in a Christian celebration was in 1521 in the Alsace region of Germany. A prominent Lutheran minister of the day cried blasphemy: "Better that they should look to the true tree of life, Christ." The following is a quote from the 2000 Encyclopædia Britannica, Volume 11 ; page 390.
"During the later periods of Roman history, sun worship gained in importance and ultimately led to what has been called a 'solar monotheism.' Nearly all the gods of the period were possessed of Solar qualities, and both Christ and Mithra acquired the traits of solar deities. The feast of Sol and Victus (open unconquered Sun) on December 25th was celebrated with great joy, and eventually this date was taken over by the Christians as Christmas, the birthday of Christ."
Notice how it says "both Christ and Mithra acquired the traits of solar deities?" Pardon me, but do any alarm bells go off here? The Christmas celebration as we know it today, is clearly pagan in origin, that is it has Satan's prints all over it. When researching it anyone can see it is clearly not a Christian holiday. What bothers me is so many preachers know what it is and still do nothing about it. They stand in the pulpit year after year and do not tell the "flock", that it is one of the pagans most sacred days. Why is this? Do these men of God not know about it? The reason is the "flock" would not accept it and would run the preacher off!! They will let the "flock" drown in sin at risk of loosing their pay check and position. It boils down to no GUTS!! I get mail daily from pagans and once in awhile they will slip in the fact that the church celebrates their holiday, and they are correct!!! Its time for Gods people to get some backbone and stop the non-sense. We best do something or God will. But to make things even worse, there are even more OBVIOUS lies... Such as that fat bastard old santa clause Santa Claus
All over the world, Santa Claus is God to the children of the world (move the n to the end of Santa). Others say 'Father Christmas'.
Parents purposely and deliberately lie to their children and tell them that they should fear Santa Claus because "he knows if you've been bad or good". These same parents also lie to their children about the Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy. Then they wonder why their children become liars and don't believe the Messiah is real later on in life.
This is clearly a total abomination to God. You don't have to look very far in the word of God to find out how much he loathes idolatry and lies. God is the only true Mighty One!
Our children look to us and believe every word we say. Do they not deserve the truth? How abominable it is for a believer to teach their children to fear Santa Claus and in so doing creep an idol into the conscience of a child! Parents that teach their child to pray to this little fake god should be beyond ashamed, but if they have failed to repent come judgment time woe to them..... In a generation of TV watching however, lies have became so much more popular than truth. Another thing is if you go and buy your children presents why in the world would you give some fictitious person credit for it, that is just a little silly if you ask me!
This year (2015) I see Walmart selling these shirts that encourage people to believe in the santa lie.
Lies, lies everything is lies Now let's move on to some of the lame excuses I've been given as to why I/my family or why others do this whole gag:
OP = other person that is trying to sell me xmas | ME = Me and what I would respond with.
OP: Well we know Jesus wasn't born Dec 25th
ME: Ok then why do I have to do it on the 25th, maybe I celebrate His birth in September and I call it the "celebration of the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ"
OP: We don't worship the tree.
ME: Maybe you do and maybe you don't, do a hard study about idols in the OT, why is it so hard for you to want to give it up? The Bible never suggest we use a tree for anything other than obvious uses like building and fire wood, but anything to do with the worship or celebration of God and friend it does become a idol, or do you put up a tree for your children's birthday as well?
OP: Why don't you like the xmas spirit?
ME: Because I think it's a wicked spirit, the Bible doesn't talk about such a spirit.
OP: Well don't you want your children to have fun?
ME: Sure every day of the year, xmas isn't the only time I can give my children gifts.
OP: So you don't believe in the birth of Christ? (my grandmother actually asked me this one)
ME: What a stupid thing to ask me, of course I do, where is it in the BIBLE I have to do the xmas put on to prove I believe in the birth of the Saviour of the world??? In fact I probably don't believe in the same account you do as the 3 wise men were not at the manger, they found Jesus when He was 1-2 years old.
OP: xmas is a Christian holiday!
ME: Prove it in the Bible, it was "christianized for the protestants and catholics alike by the catholic church, now if you are a luthren, methodist, reformer, episcopal, pentecostal, free will baptist, or presbyterian, church member then I understand you have been told all kinds of cute stores by the harlot you eat from, I've been in them and heard all the shameful excuses but have never been corrected with scripture.
My Wife has even had a woman tell her she didn't like her because we won't teach our child to lie to other children about santa, that she will ruin their fun by not lying. In case you weren’t aware, Christmas is celebrated slightly differently all over the world, and with various offshoot characters in regards to the whole St. Nick deal. Case in point: the Krampus.
Primarily derived from Germanic folklore, this demon is Santa’s right-hand man on Christmas Eve. He accompanies the fat man to all the children’s houses, where they put the kids on trial for their ability to obey their parents. If you’ve been a good little boy or girl, you get a lovely wooden horse or something. If you’ve been a prick, into Krampus’ bag you go, later to be devoured in his lair, which is located behind Dick Cheney’s house. Other translations have the beast just cutting out the middle man and taking you to hell, or beating the crap out of you with a bundle of birch branches. Let me lay it out for you. The Christmas celebration is derived from various cultures and rituals, which in their vast majority predate the birth of Jesus, or even the idea of monotheism. That regrettable make-out session at the office party takes place under mistletoe because it was considered as a symbol of fertility to the ancient Druids and possibly even before. The winter solstice was a big bash for everyone from the Romans to the Greeks to your Grand Pappy’s old country swinger parties. The shortening of days symbolized the death of the sun god, and subsequent rebirth. Is this starting to sound familiar? Considering the violent nature in which countless pagans were converted or massacred in the name of the Christian faith throughout history, doesn’t this seem a bit … I don’t know, hypocritical? Sorry, guys, that whole hippie nature god thing you got going doesn’t fly, but your parties rock, so we’re just going to appropriate it into our religion.
The very foundation of the Christmas holiday is a lie. The Messiah was not born December 25th. He did not ask us to celebrate his birthday. He did not say to set up a tree in our house and decorate it and our houses with anything. Santa Claus does not exist. He doesn't have reindeer that fly and he isn't going to come down anyone's chimney on December 25th and leave any gifts. Everything is a lie. Is God the originator of this holiday? Or is it the father of lies? Jesus Christ condemned the leaders of that generation for teaching lies: John 8:44 "Ye are of [your] father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it." And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove [them]. Eph 5:11 Every year we’re subjected to this blowhard among others weeping about how Christmas is under attack. I’m sorry, did they make you take your giant glowing crucifix down from the public library’s front yard? It must have been awful tough on your kid when they changed the nativity scene to frosty the snowman at their school.
christ-mass is the king of all holidays in the U.S. It dominates for a full month of the year and shoves its holly-jolly message down your throat unapologetically. What’s that, you’re a Muslim, or a Jew, or a Jehova’s witness, or a Hindu, or a Buddhist, or part of a sect of Christianity that doesn’t celebrate xmas? Screw you, it’s santa’s party, so shut up and drink the egg nog, because this is going down on every street corner, restaurant, radio station, and television network, and if that bothers you, then that’s your problem! Well alot of people hate the fact I will not partake with them and that is their problem and if people choose to be angry with you because you will not put on paganism and call it "christian" with them then they are angry with you without a cause and Jesus Christ has a STRONG warning for them in Matthew 5:22 "But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment"