Christmas is it Christian?

Today we will learn about the origins of Christmas, and not only that but see that this holiday is not only not of Christian origin but actually is the christmas tree jeremiah gold silveropposite.

"Hathor and Aphis, the cow and bull gods of Egypt, were representatives of sun worship. Their worship was just one stage in the long Egyptian history of solar veneration. The golden calf at Mount Sinai is more than sufficient evidence to prove that the feast proclaimed was related to sun worship. The event at Mount Sinai was just one episode in the Satanic apostasy which began at the tower ofBabel. The celebration of December 25th, originally proclaimed in honor of the birth of the sun god Mithra, can only be one of the final events in the long continuing saga of Satanic sun worship." Richard Rives, Too Long in the Sun, Partakers Pub., 1996, pp. 130-31.

Lev 18:30  Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the LORD your God.

1Th 5:22  Abstain from all appearance of evil.

The Mass

"The mass is the unbloody renewal of the sacrifice of Christ on Calvary's cross...Christ, through the ministry of the Roman Catholic priest, offers Himself to God in an unbloody manner under the appearances of bread and wine.  The mass is the same sacrifice as the sacrifice of the cross because the Victim isthe same. The purpose of the mass is, among other things, to satisfy the justice of God for the sins committed against Him." -Rev. John A. O'Brien, UNDERSTANDING THE CATHOLIC FAITH, Ave Maria Press, Nortre Dame,Ind, 1955, p. 212

Heb 6:6  If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.

"When the priest pronounces the tremendous words of consecration, he reaches up into the heavens and brings Christ down from His throne, pagan christianityand places Him upon the (Roman Catholic) altar to be offered up again as the victim for the sins of man...Christ became incarnate a single time, the priest brings Christ down from heaven and renders Him present on the (Roman Catholic) altar as the eternal Victim for the sins of man-not once but a thousand times! The priest speaks and lo! Christ, the eternal, omnipotent God, bows His head in humble obedience to the priest's command...No wonder that the name which spiritual writers are especially fond of applying to the priest is that of 'altar Christus.' For the priest is and should be another Christ." -Rev. John A. O'brien, FAITH OF MILLIONS, Our Sunday Visitor, Huntington, Ind., 1938, pp. 243-244

Interesting that they sacrifice him over and over again.  While the bible says he was sacrificed on the altar once, and died once. 

Heb 9:25  Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;

Heb 9:26  For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.

Heb 9:27  And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

Heb 9:28  So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

 

Merry Christmas

What does it mean to say Merry Christmas?

MERRY:
mer·ry Pronunciation Key  (m r)
adj. mer·ri·er, mer·ri·est

  1. Full of high-spirited gaiety; jolly.
  2. Marked by or offering fun and gaiety; festive: a merry evening.
  3. Archaic. Delightful; entertaining.
  4. Brisk: a merry pace.

Source = Dictionary.com

CHRIST:
Christ Pronunciation Key  (krst)
n.

  1. The Messiah, as foretold by the prophets of the Hebrew Scriptures. Often used with the.
  2. Christianity. Jesus.

Source = Dictionary.com

Now all we need to do is define the word "Mass" in Christ-Mass. This is in fact a Roman Catholic word, so let us go to the Roman Catholic Encyclopedia to find its meaning.

MASS:

"In the Christian law, the supreme sacrifice is that of the Mass.  ...The supreme act of worship consists essentially in an offering of a worthy victim to God, the offering made by a proper person, as a priest, the destruction of the victim."

Source = Page 537 of the Catholic Encyclopedia

So you can see that when using the words “Merry Christmas”  in all actuality you are actually celebrating the mass[execution, offering] of Christ.  Just as Rome killed him, they are actually celebrating that he is dead and gone.  They practice the actual ritual sacrifice of him in the mass, and they are declaring that Christ is dead and buried by all of these rituals.  

When you actually say “Merry Christmas” you are not celebrating his birthday. So the next time you hear Santa say “Ho, Ho, Ho Merry Christmas” you can know that he is actually celebrating the destruction of Christ with great laughter. 

"Even Christmas, the day observed professedly in honour of the birthday of Christ, has been made a most effective means of turning the mind away from Christ, away from his glory. " Ellen White -R&H 12-9-1890

December 25th

What is special about December 25th?  Was Christ born on December 25th?

"And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night." -LUKE 2:8

The sheep are let out in March and actually brought in around November to protect them from the cold and rain season.  But there were no shepherds tending sheep in the field at the end of December.  December 25th is not the birth of Christ.

The reason this pagan holiday is observed is because many Christians today follow traditions of men rather than as the bible says “Faith cometh by the word of God”[Rom 10:17].  If they read Gods word they would see these deceptions of Satan and there would not be so many different religions and faiths.  The bible says “One faith” [Eph 4:5].  And that “Faith comes by the word of God”[alone][Rom 10:17].  

Mar 7:7  Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

If we continue to follow these commandments of men, and we say we are followers of Christ we really are worshipping God in vain[for nothing].   And wasting our time.   God desires us to “worship him in spirit and truth”[John 4:23,24] and “the word is truth”[John 17:17].  This is where we can go to find the truth about the days that the Lord would have us worship him on.   

Now what worship is December 25th associated with?

"The reasons for celebrating our major feasts when we do are many and varied. In general, however, it is true that many of them have at least an indirect connection with the pre-Christian feasts celebrated about the same time of year — feasts centering around the harvest, the rebirth of the sun at the winter solstice (now Dec. 21, but Dec. 25 in the old Julian calendar), the renewal of nature in spring, and so on." -The New Question Box - Catholic Life for the Nineties, copyright 1988 by John J. Dietzen, M.A., S.T.L., ISBN 0-940518-01-5 (paperback), published by Guildhall Publishers, Peoria Illinois, 61651., page 554.

Christmas was associated with the rebirth of the sun in the winter.

"Christmas... It was, according to many authorities, not celebrated in the first centuries of the Christian church, as the Christian usage in general was to celebrate the death of remarkable persons [eg Communion - death of Christ] rather than their birth..." "...A feast was established in memory of this event [the birth of Jesus] in the fourth century. In the fifth century the Western Church ordered it to be celebrated forever ON THE DAY OF THE OLD ROMAN FEAST OF THE BIRTH OF SOL [SUN], as no certain knowledge of the day of Christ's birth existed." Emphasis added. -Encyclopedia Americana, 1944 Edition

"How much the date of the festival depended upon the pagan Brumalia (December 25th) following the Saturnalia (December 17th-24th), and celebrating the shortest day of the year and the 'new sun'...cannot be accurately determined. The pagan Saturnalia and Brumalia were too deeply entrenched in popular custom to be set aside by Christian influence...The pagan festival with it's riot and merrymaking was so popular that Christians were glad of an excuse to continue its celebration with little change in spirit and in manner. Christian preachers of the West and the Near East protested against the unseemly frivolity with which Christ's birthday was celebrated, while Christians of Mesopotamia ACCUSED THEIR WESTERN BRETHREN OF IDOLATRY AND SUN WORSHIP FOR ADOPTING AS CHRISTIAN THIS PAGAN FESTIVAL"Emphasis added. -The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge. 

Did the early Protestants that came out of Rome  protest this Pagan holiday?

"A broad element of English Christianity still considered Christmas celebration a pagan blasphemy. The Puritans, Baptists, Quakers, Presbyterians, Calvinists and other denominations brought this opposition to early New England and strong opposition to the holiday lasted in America until the middle of the 18th century." -The Origins of Christmas," Rick Meisel, Dec. 19, 1993, p. 4.

Obviously a lot of these churches are no longer Protestants.  A Protestant was known back then as one who had protested the church and state persecution, unscriptural creeds and the guiltiness of Rome for the blood of the saints who had given their lives for the word of God,  These so-called Protestant Christians have forgotten what there forefathers did and went through that they might have the religious liberty that they’ve experienced over the years as things like the bill of rights and constitution slowly evaporate from before their eyes.

Sadly they will stand in the day of God on the side of the Woman who is found “drunk on the blood of the saints”[Revelation 17:6]

"How much the date of the festival depended upon the pagan Brumalia (December 25th) following the Saturnalia (December 17th-24th), and celebrating the shortest day of the year and the 'new sun'...cannot be accurately determined. The pagan Saturnalia and Brumalia were too deeply entrenched in popular custom to be set aside by Christian influence...The pagan festival with it's riot and merrymaking was so popular that Christians were glad of an excuse to continue its celebration with little change in spirit and in manner. Christian preachers of the West and the Near East protested against the unseemly frivolity with which Christ's birthday was celebrated, while Christians of Mesopotamia ACCUSED THEIR WESTERN BRETHREN OF IDOLATRY AND SUN WORSHIP FOR ADOPTING AS CHRISTIAN THIS PAGAN FESTIVAL" Emphasis added. -The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge

"...within the Christian Church no such festival as Christmas was ever heard of till the third century, and...not till the fourth century was far advanced did it gain much observance. How, then, did the Romish Church fix on December 25th as Christmas-day? Why  thus: Long before the fourth century, and long before the Christian era itself, a festival was celebrated among the heathen, at that precise time of the year, in honour of the birth of the son of the Babylonian queen of heaven; and it may fairly be presumed that, in order to conciliate the heathen, and to swell the number of nominal adherents of Christianity, the same festival was adopted by the Roman Church, giving it the name of Christ." -The Two Babylons, p 93.

Mixing the Christian with the Pagan is what Belshazzar did when he brought out the holy vessels of the Lord and began to drink his mixed wine the night that the writing was found on the wall, and Babylon was fallen.(Daniel 5)  Today the woman holds that golden cup of mixed wine and many are drinking from it, so drunk, that they really don’t discern what’s happening.  They think we won’t know the truth about Satans deceptions until we get to heaven when Jesus said “Ye shall know the truth”[John 8:32].

The son of Semarius, the former Babylonian queens name was Tammuz.   The story is that Nimrod went out to establish a Kingdom in Shinar in Babylon.  And he became the King of Babylon and built the tower of Babel, and his wifes name was Semarius also known as Ishtar the queen.   Nimrod when he died was deified and it was said that Nimrod was living in the sun.  And so the Babylonians began to worship the sun.  And then  Semarius miraculously became pregnant.  She said that Nimrod came down from his high place and she was impregnated by God(The sun, Nimrod).   And shortly after this she gave birth to a son and named him Tammuz.  And both Nimrod and Tammuz were apparently born on December 25th.  So this actual birthday is an ancient celebration of Sun Worship and worship of the Trinity of Babylon. 

Ishtar is also known as the fertility Goddess as she was deified as well and a day is named after her called “Easter”.  Another pagan holiday.  The eggs around the house are merely a symbol of fertility. “Easter”, “Ishtar”, “Eggs”, “Fertility Goddess”.     

The origin of gift giving

"The interchange of presents between friends is alike characteristic of Christmas and the Saturnalia, and MUST HAVE BEEN ADOPTED BY CHRISTIANS FROM THE PAGANS, as the admonition of Tertullian plainly shows." Emphasis added. -Bibliotheca Sacra (vol 12 pp 153-155)

The giving the presents was a Roman custom. The yuletide and the yule log are remnants of old Teutonic nature worship."-- Schaff-Hersog Encyclopedia.

"From the first institution of this festival, the Western nations seem to have transferred to it many of the follies and censurable practices which prevailed in the pagan festivals of the same season such as adorning the churches fantastically, mingling puppet-shows and dramas with worship, universal feasting and merrymaking, Christmas visits and salutations, Christmas presents and jocularity, and Christmas revelry and drunkenness.... The Christmas holy days, which by a law of Tehodosius the Greek (emperor A.D. 383-395) were to comprise fourteen days, ...have borne so close a resemblance wherever they have been observed to the Roman Saturnalia, Sigillaria, etc., and to the yule feast of the ancient Goths, as to afford strong presumption of an unhappy alliance between them from the first."-- Ecclesiastical History, by Mosheim, Vol. 1, page 280.

The Birthday

THE BIRTHDAY RITUAL The ritual of the cake, candles, wish, and presents serve to give thanks to sky luminaries for allowing the birthday celebrant to reach the annual cycle of their birth. The cake was baked for the Queen of Heaven. (Hot cross buns) It was decorated, and monogrammed with the celebrant’s name. The candles symbolized the sacred fire, carefully numbered for each annual cycle completed. The prayer chant and all the ritual procedures are carefully preserved, and it is a religious occasion. Witches regard the day of one’s birth the most significant event in a person’s life. Astrologers base everything on it. If the celebrant can blow-out all the candles, then a secret wish made to a GENIE (or JUNO if the person is female) will be granted. The birthday itself was a time of great superstition to a Pagan, so they were surrounded by their friends and relatives for protection.

"In the Scriptures, no one is recorded to have kept a feast or held a great banquet on his [Christ's] birthday. It is only sinners [like Pharaoh or Herod] who make great rejoicings over the day in which they were born into this world."--Catholic Encyclopedia, 11th ed., art: "Natal Day."

Sadly when we are born, we are born into sin.  The true day of celebration should be the day in which we are born again and experience the new birth into Christ’s family. 

Joh 12:25  He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

Joh 15:19  If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

This message is not very well received by the world loving Christian and often these messages to repent incite persecution just as they did in ancient Israel when God sent his prophets and they beat them, stoned them, and killed them, however it is not this temporary life that we love, but the life which is from God, which is not filled with the hatred of the world and which is also eternal. 

Nimrod was also known and worshipped as “Osiris” in Egypt, and his son Tammuz was also famous as “Adonis” in Phoenecia and Assyria. 

Tammuz is mentioned in the vision of Ezekiel chapter 8 regarding the abominations that the church commits which included “Weeping for Tammuz” and “Sun worship”.  These prophecies are fulfilled.

 

"It was an essential principle of the Babylonian system that the sun, or Baal, was the one only god. When, therefore, Tammuz was worshiped as God incarnate, that implied also that he was an incarnation of the sun."--Alexander Hislop, The Two Babylons, Loizeaux Brothers, page 96.

Eze 8:14 Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the LORD'S house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz.

"This festival has been commonly believed to have had only an astronomical character, referring simply to the completion of the sun’s yearly course, and the commencement of a new cycle. But there is indubitable evidence that the festival in question had a much higher influence than this--that it commemorated not merely the figurative birthday of the sun in the renewal of its course, but the birth-day of the grand Deliverer...the Sun-God and great mediatorial divinity." -Ibid pp. 94, 97.

In Egypt, the son of Isis, the Egyptian title for the queen of heaven, was born at this very time, ‘about the time of the winter solstice.’ The very name by which Christmas is popularly known among ourselves - Yule day - proves at once its Pagan and Babylonian origin. ‘Yule’ is the Chaldee name for an ‘infant’ or ‘little child’ and as the 25th of December was called by our Pagan Anglo-Saxon ancestors, ‘Yule-day,’ or the ‘Child’s day,’ and the night which preceded it, ‘Mother-night,’ long before they came into contact with Christianity, that sufficiently proves its real character. Far and wide in the realms of paganism was this birth-day observed." -Ibid pp. 93, 94

So you can see that these Gods such as Nimrod, Ishtar and Tammuz, also known as Osiris, Isis and Horus as well as other names were worshipped throughout many nations and are associated with ancient sun worship. 

The Christmas Tree

Did God notify us about what these ancient heathens were practicing and actually command us not to learn them?  I don’t know if you ever christmas tree idolnoticed, but when you reach for that gift you are actually bowing down at that tree.  I know most don’t see it that way.  But really this is merely the trickery of the Devil as he laughs and says “Look the whole world worships me”.

The tree is used as a phallic symbol.

Rev 13:8  And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

JEREMIAH 10:1-6"Hear ye the word which the Lord speaketh unto you, O house of Israel: Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the ways 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 cutteth 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. They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good. Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O Lord; thou art great, and thy name is great in might."

"The Christmas tree, now so common among us, was equally common in Pagan Rome and Pagan Egypt. In Egypt it was the palm tree; in Rome it was the fir; the palm-tree denoting the Pagan Messiah, as Baal-Tamar, the fir referring to him as Baal-Berith. The mother of Adonis, the Sun-God and great mediatorial divinity, was mystically said to have been changed into a tree, and when in that state to have brought forth her divine son. If the mother was a tree, the son must have been recognized as ‘Man the Branch.’ And this entirely accounts for putting the Yule Log into the fire on Christmas Eve and the appearance of the Christmas tree the next morning. As Zero-Ashta, ‘The seed of the woman,’ ...he has to enter the fire on ‘Mother night,’ that he may be born the next day out of it, as the ‘Branch of God,’ or the Tree that brings divine gifts to men." -The Two Babylons, p. 97

The tree symbolized the male parts, the fireplace, the female, this act was performed to symbolize the fertility of the son. Or the birth of Tammuz.

"...the divine child born at the winter solstice was born as a new incarnation of the great god (after that god had been cut in pieces...on purpose to revenge his death upon his murderers.) Now the great god, cut off in the midst of his power and glory, was symbolised as a huge tree, stripped of all his branches, and cut down almost to the ground. But the great Serpent, the symbol of the life restoring Aesculapius, twists itself around the dead stock...and lo, at its side sprouts a young tree - a tree of an entirely different kind, that is never to be cut down by a hostile power -...and thus shadowed forth the perpetuity and everlasting nature of his power, how that after having fallen before his enemies, he has risen triumphant over them all. Therefore, the 25th of December, the day that was observed in Rome as the day when the victorious god reappeared on earth was held at the Natalis invicti solis, 'The birthday of the unconquered Sun." -The Two Babylons, p. 98

This pagan God honored for 12 days of Christmas under the name Yule in Scandanavia.

"The Yule Log tradition comes to us from Scandinavia, where the pagan sex and fertility god Jul, or Jule (pronounced 'yule'), was honored in a twelve-day celebration in December. A large, single log (generally considered to have been a phallic idol) was kept with a fire against it for twelve days, a different sacrifice to Jul being offered in the fire on each of the twelve days." -Holidays and Holy Days, by Tom C. McKenney

"The third one of the great feasts of the church, Christmas, doesn't seem to be kept during the first three centuries. In contrast to it a memorial of Christ's baptism was celebrated in the Orient as a revelation of his Messiahship and glory of his divinity called Epiphania, the sixth of January. This festival was, inEgypt, also given the meaning as a memorial of Christ's birth, and in that way they had in a certain sense a substitute for Christmas, which had not yet begun."-- Ecclesiastical History, by C.A. Cornelius, part 1, page 139. Further on, the same author says, "It began first to be celebrated in the Roman Church about 360, and from there it spread to the Orient," After he has mentioned "Saturnalia," the Roman feast of joy, which began the seventeenth and ended the twenty-fourth of December with the "Sigillaria," he continues: "At last the so-called 'Brumalia,' or the winter solstice, was celebrated the twenty-fifth of December. It was also called 'deus natalis invicti solis' (the birth feast of the unconquered sun), because in that season when the short days are gone, the sun again comes forth victorious from the gloomy night to travel on its orbit like an unconquered hero."-- Alexander Hislop, THE TWO BABYLONS, Loizeaux Bros., Neptune, N.J2, page 91.

The commentator, Adam Clarke, gives the following information: "The Latin church, supreme in power and infallible in judgment (?), placed it on the twenty-fifth of December, the very day in which the ancient Romans celebrated the feast of their goddess Bruma.... Pope Julius I was the person who made this alteration, and it appears to have been done for this reason: the sun now began his return toward the northern tropic, ending the winter, lengthening the days, and introducing the spring."-- Notes to Luke 2:8.

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Think about that for a moment. Parents all over the world have been telling bold face lies to their children since birth about a big man in a red suit that comes down a chimney to place gifts underneath the tree. Now guess what happens when the child comes of age. The child realizes that mommy and daddy have been lying to him the whole time! And not only that, but this child realizes that Lieing  WORKs!!! He actually realizes that his parents lied to him and HE BELIEVED THEM! So now he has concrete evidence that lying is a resourceful tool that he can use to his advantage. And his own parents taught him this art.

Rev 21:27  And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.

Liars are not written in the book of life.

Rev 22:11  He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.

Rev 22:12  And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

Rev 22:14  Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

Rev 22:15  For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

Jesus is coming with his reward.  And those that make lies and don’t keep his commandments will not eat of the tree of life.

Pro 19:9  A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.

 Who was Santa Claus?

"Nicholas Saint (St. Claus), a highly popular saint of the Roman Catholic Church, and reverenced with still greater devotion by the Russian Church, which regards him as a special patron, was one of the early bishops of Mysia, in Lysia. The precise date of his episcopate is a subject of much controversy. Of his personal history hardly anything is certainly known, and the great popularity of the devotion to him wrought through his intercession. He is regarded in Catholic countries as a special patron of the young, and particularly of scholars. On the vigil of his feast, which is held on December 6, a person in the appearance and costume of a bishop assembles the children of a family or a school and distributes among them, to the good, gilt nuts, sweetmeats, and other little presents as the rewards of good conduct; to the naughty ones, the redoubtable punishment klanbauf. The supposed relics of St. Nicholas were conveyed from the East to Bari, in the kingdom of Naples, toward the close of the eleventh century." Thus the fable is a part of the old relic-worshiping traditions of a corrupt church. The nearness of his feast, in December, to the Christmas festival, led to associating the saint and the present-giving idea with the feast of December 25. We must admit, in the light of the Bible, that it is very foolish and wrong to teach little children the tales of Santa Claus.[The Library of Universal Knowledge]

2Ti 4:3  For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

2Ti 4:4  And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

We’ve all heard the song “He knows when you are sleeping, he knows when your awake, he knows if you’ve been bad or good so be good for goodness sake”.  Really they make Santa Claus to be “The all-knowing, all seeing, rewarder of works”.   Really he is an “Idol” to many.  And to let go of the fable of Santa Claus and stop telling your children lies is to merely follow the 1st,2nd and 9th commandments. 

1Jn 5:21  Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

Exo 20:3  Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Many have done this in ignorance.   Many are new to the faith who are not responsible for unknown sins as long as they are searching and living up to the light that they have.  These sins however should be immediately evident to any Christian who is truly repentant.

Heb 10:26  For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,

By the way this is not saying that you can’t repent 2 years down the road. However it might be too late by then.  The new Christian after shown new truth if he is truly converted will leave off the wicked idols as soon as it is known to him and walk in the blessed light just as the three boys in ancient Babylon refused to bow down and worship the gods of Babylon.  Though they stood alone as those who wil forsake the worship of these Babylonian idols such as Christmas and Santa Claus, they were the ones delivered by God.  And though the whole world will bow down and worship the beast and it’s image, we are to stand alone in the same trials as those Hebrew Boys had to stand while the world is bowing down. 

"temples, incense, oil lamps, votive offerings, holy water, holidays, and seasons of devotion, processions, blessings of the fields, sacerdotal vestments, the tonsure (of priests, munks and nuns), images, and statues... are all of pagan origin." -The Development of the Christian Religion Cardinal Newman p.359

After reading that we can see that there is some honesty in the Roman church. A careful observation of the idols in the church and we can see that they all originated from ancient religions and are all of pagan origin.  However this is not about overturning every stone in regards to Pagan origin but merely to point us away from the false gods of the world back to the only true God who is the father of Jesus Christ. [Rev 14:7].

Christmas is all about us getting material goods, while we ignore Christ who is willing to come back and give us eternal goods which perish not, nor rust, nor decay.

Rev 14:4  These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.

Rev 14:5  And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.

The women of Babylon include a whore and her harlot daughters.   Women in scripture generally refer to churches.  Such as the Bride of Christ which is his church. The whore and her daughters represent the false Christian system which has been infiltrated by paganism and is so drunk on the wine of Babylon that it thinks it is riding a beast into paradise.[Rev 17].

But his bride is not defiled with this wine of heathen customs. 

Christmas has been designed by Rome so as to make it nearly impossible for you to give it up your Your family, friends, and everyone you meet that says "Merry Christmas" will look upon you as "strange, peculiar and odd" when you tell them that you do not celebrate Christmas. Your children, will cry out to you their disappointment when you inform them that you have decided to do as the Lord you worship would have you do. Your loved ones will be offended when you tell them you won't be giving them Christmas gifts anymore. Your boss, your friends, your co-workers, all of them have been programmed to look upon you as one that is strange and un-Christlike when you inform them you cannot take part in the festivities they embrace so wholeheartedly.

But we like the three Hebrew Boys in Babylon though we bow not down, we can share with them on Christmas the gospel of Christ and the truths.  We can do nothing but speak the truth in regards to lies to our children about Santa Claus as a faithful servant will do.  Sometimes we will be looked upon as the devil, however it is love that fulfills the law and the devil has unsuspectingly deceived our loved ones.  And when you love people your going to be honest to them. Your not gonna lie to them about Santa Claus because of the traditions of men which make void the commandments of God.  

Mat 15:3  But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?

Let us share this message with our loved ones and pray for their understanding and that they may turn from these traditions of men to worship the true God of the bible. 

The world has always persecuted God’s people who hold fast to the faith delivered to the saints without compromise.  This is the devil’s design as he has sought to bring the whole world under his dominion for destruction. 

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