Shalom to whoever is reading this. Please note: this article is not a conspiracy theory or anything intended to scare you but rather, to educate you and to set you free. The bible says that God's people perish because of their lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6). If you are a Christian, pleasing God should be important to you. But knowledge must enter and replace deception before this can occur. Now that this disclaimer is out of the way let's begin.
25 December, commonly known as Christmas Day is known around the world as the Birthday of Jesus Christ. Sadly, this is not the case and Bible does not actually mention anywhere about Jesus being born during December.
But you've probably already heard this argument many times, before right? Besides, whether he was born in Summer or fall, surely the motive is right and God isn't fussed about specifics. Right?
Because besides the fact that the origins of Christmas derived from a German pagan tradition, many Christians don't know who's birthday they are actually celebrating on 25 December and just how angry God is when we partake in the celebration of this blasphemous day.
Nimrod - the LORD of Christmas
The 25 December marked the birthday of Nimrod - not Jesus. Tammuz (often confused as Baby Jesus) was born of two pagan gods: (Nimrod - A sun God) and the Moon Goddess of Ancient Babylon (The Queen of Heaven). Mother and Child worship were common pagan practices during this time and so Tammuz and the Queen of Heaven are still worshipped today in many religions under many different names, for example, in Roman Catholicism, the statue of the Virgin Mary is actually not Mary but the the Queen of Heaven, and the so called baby Jesus in a manger is actually Tammuz.
In short, the 25 December was a day that commemorated the worship of the sun (satan) as opposed to the true living God of the bible. This rebellion was demonstrated through a vast number of pagan customs which are still carried out today during the festive Christmas period.
- Christmas Trees
After Nimrod's death, the Queen of Heaven decided that a fully grown evergreen tree that grew overnight would enable the survival of Nimrod's spirit. Every year on Nimrod's birthday, she believed Nimrod would visit the tree, and so worshipped it by placing gifts underneath it for his return.
In Jeremiah 10:3 God mentions his disdain for this ancient practice. Jeremiah 10:3 - For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, The work of the hands of a craftsman with a cutting tool.
- Yule Logs
Similarly to the Christmas Tree, the Yule Log was burned in a fireplace the day before Nimrod's birthday (Christmas Eve) in preparation for Nimrod's return. So the log was also symbolic for Nimrod.So with Nimrod being the founder of Babylon, it's no surprise that satan used him to merge pagan customs with the beliefs of the Church of Jesus Christ. Constantine knew that if he could deceive Christians and the world, then idolatry would be a lifestyle. God's first few commandments were against the worship of other gods, yet satan has fooled Christians into doing just that.
- Santa Claus/ Saint Nicholas
Real name Bishop Nicholas of Mrya in the Roman Empire was known as the bishop who was possessed with the spirit of Poseidon which came from the god of the sea, also known as Neptune. As a result he was able to manipulate nature and do many supernatural things. He would secretly dissapear into the night on his white horse and leave gifts in people's homes. But he was linked with the child sacrifices that occured where children would be beaten and burnt alive. This is where the custom comes from where parents are encouraged to put their children on the lap of santas during the Christmas period.
Still want to celebrate Christmas now?
The truth is a hard pill to swallow and many Christians are avoiding the reality of the 25 December because of the attachments formed since they were young.
Common excuses people use to continue celebrating Christmas
- Excuse: "God knows my heart, that I do not believe in false gods and that i am choosing to honour Jesus on this day."
Answer: Indeed, God does know our hearts and has mercy on those who are perishing due to lack of knowledge, but it is God's will that we come to repent after we have heard the truth, for to hear the truth and not turn away from our wicked ways, it would be considered sin:
James 4:17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
Besides, to truly honour Jesus would be to celebrate him on a day that is not the birth of a pagan sun God. How can darkness fellowship with light? (2 Cor 6:14-17). We cannot fool ourselves into thinking good can be mixed with evil.
- Excuse: "I won't have a Christmas tree or embrace santa claus. I will stay away from all pagan customs associated with the day and just focus on Jesus."
Answer: The whole day itself is dedicated to a pagan God, therefore even wishing people a Merry Christmas and choosing to celebrate it, is still engaging in idolatry.
Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
- Excuse: "If I choose not to celebrate it, but those around me do - including friends and family, i will be all on my own. Do you expect me to isolate myself?
Answer: The walk of a Christian will feel lonely. The bible warns us that broad is the way to destruction in Matthew 7:13. It is clear that the easy way is not always the path God want us to walk in. It's not realistic to isolate yourself but what you can do is treat 25 December - and the entire Christmas holidays like any other time and day. Eat, drink, be in the company of those you love and leave it at that.
Food will always be food, gifts will always be gifts. Every good thing is from God. These are normal as long as we're not indulging in them in the name of a pagan deity, our conscience should be clear.
You do not have to engage in pagan customs associated with this day, say 'Merry Christmas' or play secret santa for the sake of peer pressure. Everyone has a choice. Stay true to yourself and most importantly, stay true to God.
We hope this has helped shed some light on the 25 December and why it is correct to refrain from celebrating it. God is a just God who is quick to forgive us of our sins when we confess them to him and turn away from them. Now you know more truth, it is imperative that you receive it. It hurts to feel deceived but your soul is more important than nostalgic feelings which will die with time anyway.
It is good to remember that your soul is more important than how you feel. It is our duty as vessels of light to share with you the truth. For he whom the son (Jesus) sets free is free indeed.
We encourage you to do more research on this topic and most importantly refer to the Word of God to give you a basis for what you learn.
Shalom and love.