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The true origins of Christmas: 

Almost all of the traditional things we celebrate today as part of our Christmas celebration were originally pagan beliefs. Here is a breakdown of the beliefs that Christians have been compromised on:

Angels:  Ask yourself have you ever seen a male angel Christmas decoration?  Then ask, is there any scriptures where the angels that appeared were female?  Why don’t these match?  Female angels are part of goddess worship. They take the focus from Jesus and God and put them on a female. The Catholic Church with its worship of Mary was the first to accept the image of female angels. Now it is almost impossible to find a male one.

Baby Jesus:  I know that many Christians reading this will be alarmed that I will dare to write against this. However, study your facts.  Babylon worshiped the child-king.  The great king Nimrod in his mother’s arms was center to their celebration at the solstice.  Now it is true that God loved us so much that he gave the gift of His son and that we should be thankful for that. However, if Jesus were born and never died, what profit would it be to us? If he had not resurrected, would we still be redeemed?  What I am saying is his birth itself was the beginning not the end.  We rate it higher than His death and that is just plain wrong.  It is by his dying and being raised that we have eternal life.  The only reason that we celebrate His birth so highly is because the Catholics in an effort to elevate Mary as the mother of God adopted the pagan tradition of the worship of the baby to further their agenda.

Bells:  It was believed that during this time of year the earth was cold and dying and the evil spirits were more powerful and the ringing of the bells would protect you from these spirits.

Candles:  Because the world was very dark, candles were lit to drive away forces of cold and darkness and give strength to the sun god.

Christmas: The word itself should be offensive to Protestants.  It comes of course from Christ’s mass.   Mass being a Roman Catholic service, do we really want to celebrate a Catholic service?

Christmas Cookies:  Cookies were left for the hearth god to appease him. This tradition goes back to the days of Jeremiah. “The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.”  Jeremiah 7:18

Christmas Eve: The celebration the night before comes from the Germanic pagan tradition called "Modranect" or "Modranecht.  This translates to "Mother's Night" It was in honor of the Mother goddess who bore the child-king sun god.   Catholics later adopted this because it fit really nicely with their worship of Mary as the “Mother of God”

Christmas Tree: The morning after the Yule log was burned, pagans would erect a tree and decorate it and surround it with presents.  This represented new life to their Child-king. A couple of days after the “Holly kings” death, he came again as the “Oak King”.  This practice dates back to ancient Babylon as Jeremiah states: 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. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cuts a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not. Jer 10:2-5

December 25:  This was traditionally the celebrated birthday of Nimrod as well as the winter solstice. It cannot be when Jesus was born for a couple of reasons. First of all, the Shepard’s were tending their flocks at night.  This would have been impossible due to inclement winter weather.  Second, the census and taxation happened in the fall not the winter. Why do we celebrate on Dec 25th then?  When Constantine was emperor Christians and pagans were always fighting.  He tried to bring peace to his kingdom by merging the beliefs of the two. The pagan religion celebrated winter solstice between the 21st and the 25th of December. So he made a new holiday that allowed the Christians to celebrate the birth of Jesus on that same day so everyone in his Kingdom would be celebrating. 

Evergreen boughs:  This was to symbolize that when the sun god was again strong summer would return. Also the Teutonic peoples placed holly and other evergreens inside their houses to protect from evil spirits and bad winter weather

Gifts:  Many Christians claim that gifts originate either from the wise men giving gifts to the Christ child, or God’s gift to the world of Jesus.  The magi gave gifts not because it was Jesus’ birthday for they arrived long after his birth, but because he was a king.  Every time you came into the presence of a king in those days, you gave a gift. This was the custom.   Gift giving dates back to the festivals of Saturnalia and Kalends.  These both of course were celebrated during the end of December.  The early gifts ranged from twigs from sacred groves for good luck to food.  Later they became more elaborate like candles, or statues of their gods. 

Holly: This time of year for the pagans was to mourn their “Holly king” who died around the 21st of December. Also the Teutonic peoples placed holly and other evergreens inside their houses to protect from evil spirits and bad winter weather.

Mistletoe: symbol of eternal life and rebirth.  It was also a roman custom to kiss under it because it was a fertility symbol. 

Santa Claus: And what of Jolly St. Nick?  He is an innocent happy, jolly being right?  Names after patron saint St. Nicholas right?  Well, the only two things that modern St. Nick can claim from the real St. Nicholas are his name and his kindness to children. From there, the rest of the myth and tradition was added to mostly from the pagan god Thor.  Thor lived up north at the top of the world in the Polar Regions.  He battled ice and snow to come to our parts of the world. He had a sleigh that was driven by goats. He doled out punishments to bad children and presents to well behaved children. (Knows if you have been naughty or nice) Two of his reindeer are named after pagan gods.  Cupid (god of sexual love) and Dinner (god of thunder).  Many pagan cultures worshiped a hearth god who wore red, entered the house through the chimney, blessed those who pleased him and cursed those who didn’t.  Food was left to appease this god.  Taiwan still has a hearth god that appears on the 24th day of the 12th month to report the status of mankind to the heavens.  Leaving the milk and cookies to St. Nick under the tree dates back far enough that Ezekiel warns against it: “ That they offered sweet savours to their idols under every green tree.” Ezekiel 6:13

Wreath: The wreath was a pagan tradition indicating the circle of life: Birth and death.   Also the Teutonic peoples placed holly and other evergreens inside their houses to protect from evil spirits and bad winter weather

Yule log: This was burned in honor of their child-god and the next day after the burning of the log they would set up a tree decorated and surrounded with presents. This represented new life.

Many Christians when faced with these truths state that it is okay though because they don’t use these things for those purposes, that the item is now Christian, that we took it over and changed it’s meaning. They use them to worship Jesus and celebrate His birth.  To this I say, why don’t you wear a pentagram necklace, say that it reminds you of the star of Bethlehem or hang upside down crosses in your house saying that you are upside down without Jesus and it reminds you of that.  Or start talking to Jesus through trees, after all since God is omnipresent then he is in the Trees.   That argument is insane. Your friends would think you were nuts and in some churches you would not even be allowed to enter the doors. Probably rightly so. This is preposterous to many of you because they are clearly pagan symbols, yet you accept the use of these other pagan symbols simply because other Christians were weak and fell before you.  We can not take a symbol that is from Satan and put a mask of Christianity over it and call it good. Remember the story in Exodus 32 of the Golden calf. To summarize the people grew tired and worried because Moses was gone too long so they had Aaron make a golden calf so they would have something to worship.  says “And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, To morrow is a feast to the LORD. Exodus 32:5 so he turned an idol into something for the Lord but  shows read on for the result. “And he took the calf which they had made, and burnt it in the fire, and ground it to powder, and strewed it upon the water, and made the children of Israel drink of it. Exo 32:20

Church, it is time to take a stand.  It is time to tell the world that we won’t be partakers of her evil. It is time to say no more to the celebrations of the pagans.

What can you do instead?  Take the time to gather with family.  Celebrate friendship and family.  Make it a special time with your kids so they don’t feel left out.  Take this time off of work and school to talk with your children about the origins of Christmas so they understand why you don’t celebrate it. Work at a soup kitchen with them, or donate to the poor together or have them help you prepare a special offering to your church. 

 

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