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Pagan origins of Christmas traditions
Much of the world is in the Christmas season; or “Christ’s mass”. We’re told this season is supposed to be about the birth of baby Jesus, the son of God as a human. But we’re surrounded by Christmas trees, bright lights, holly wreaths, images of a fat Santa Claus flying around with flying reindeer – and yule logs – both the wooden kind and the pastry kind made to look like a tasty log. Santa? Really? “I know when you are sleeping, I know when you’re awake…” – really?
What do all the traditions associated with Christmas have to do with the birth of Christ? And why is society celebrating the birth of God’s son in the season to honor the pagan god Saturn – and the Saturnalia orgies focused on Saturn and around the winter solstice? The solstice was a clear celebration of sun worship. The sun was coming back and days were getting longer. SUN worship: that’s the root of this holiday. How and why are pagan celebrations – re-christened with new so-called “Christian” labels, put alongside the birth of the Messiah?
In my upcoming video I will speak specifically about the TRUE story about the birth of Yeshua (Jesus) – and I ask, was it even anywhere near December 25th?
We’ll examine the way the story is told about 3 kings coming to a manger with the shepherds to worship the newborn king – and how much they’ve mangled the true story.
But my blog today is about the trappings of Christmas. Does it matter – if we celebrate the true God in the way pagans celebrated their pagan non-existent gods? Is it OK to take something Almighty God says he detests – the worship of pagan gods – and just re-label it all now as dedicated to the true God? Is that OK?
Many who keep Christmas DO know its pagan origins but justify it by saying it’s all about Jesus now. IS that OK? Does that make it OK?
So many people who once believed as I do, that we can’t worship God from a pagan base, now keep Christmas with all the trimmings. They feel all this is harmless. IS it harmless? Is God rejoicing at all this glory going to him and his son?
This is such a serious question, such a serious offense to our God and I’ll show you – by scripture – so click on “continue reading” to see the rest of the story.
Even better than having me explain it all to you, I strongly recommend each of you go to Google or Bing – and just Google “pagan origins of Christmas traditions” and take some time to read what you’ll be shown. You can even take the word “pagan” off your search. You’ll still find the pagan roots. That will be far more believable to any of you who doubt this rather than just read me saying so. You’ll see links to the History Channel, Newsweek, Time Magazine, CBS news and many more – all telling you how Christmas started with the pagans and got a new label put on their wild and pagan customs.
Here are a few links you can go start with - or just find your own.
From CBS News
https://historycollection.co/16-pagan-christmas-traditions-that-people-mistakenly-credit-to-christianity/ speaks of origins of 12 days of Christmas, holly, red berries – to honor pagan gods Saturn, Odin, the Druids’ gods, and more.
From Newsweek magazine - https://www.newsweek.com/origins-christmas-1270858 clearly ties Christmas to paganism and shows how the true Christians never kept it, for centuries after Christ’s death.
There are many more sites which show how Christmas is really rooted in SUN worship, the winter solstice and the lengthening of the days, celebrated by pagans with song, immorality, festive drinking and eating and gift giving.
This blog is to remind you what GOD says about worshiping Him and connecting his SON in any way with the way pagans worshiped their gods.
If you hated a celebration in your town and told your grandchildren to never have a part in it – but they not only joined in the celebration but got the city officials to put YOUR name on it, how would YOU feel? You’d really be upset!
Here’s what God says:
1 Corinthians 10:18-22
“Observe Israel after the flesh: Are not those who eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar? 19 What am I saying then? That an idol is anything, or what is offered to idols is anything? 20 But I say that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice they sacrifice to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to have fellowship with demons. 21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord's table and of the table of demons. 22 Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than He?”
Deuteronomy 12:29-32 "When YHVH your God cuts off from before you the nations which you go to dispossess, and you displace them and dwell in their land, 30 take heed to yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed from before you, and that you do NOT inquire after their gods, saying, 'How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.' 31 You shall NOT worship YHVH your God in that way; for every abomination to the LORD which He hates they have done to their gods; for they burn even their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods. 32 "Whatever I command you, be careful to observe it; you shall not add to it nor take away from it.”
Remember God likes to be worshiped in spirit and truth (John 4:24). If God got upset when people brought Him a sick lamb (Malachi 1:8), why would some feel they can put God’s sacred and holy name on to pagan festivities when He clearly said He hates what the pagans are doing and doesn’t want us worshiping HIM in the way the pagans worshiped their gods?
This is why I adore my Savior – but I don’t exchange Christmas gifts. This is why I believe in the virgin birth, the story of the shepherds and the wise men and the angelic visions – but why we do not have a Christmas tree. And don’t forget, many who have a tree in their home don’t even believe in, or worship, the Christ!
“Then YHVH spoke to Moses, saying, 2 "Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: 'I am YHVH your God. 3 According to the doings of the land of Egypt, where you dwelt, you shall not do; and according to the doings of the land of Canaan, where I am bringing you, you shall not do; nor shall you walk in their ordinances”
So would it appease God – or make Him even angrier, if we put His sacred name on to pagan customs and then call it a celebration to the birth of Jesus, which didn’t even happen in December! Does “christening” a pagan celebration make it right?
Was God angry or happy when the Israelites decided to worship HIM via a gold calf? Did you realize that Aaron justified the gold calf by making it a worship to YHVH? Did you know that? Thousands died as a result of God’s anger! Surely you who read this will take warning from this and not try to worship the Great God Almighty with pagan-rooted celebrations. Please don’t be part of it!
Exodus 32:4-5 “And he [Aaron] received the gold from their hand, and he fashioned it with an engraving tool, and made a molded calf. Then they said, "This is your god, O Israel, that brought you out of the land of Egypt!"
5 So when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it. And Aaron made a proclamation and said, "Tomorrow is a feast to the LORD (YHVH)."
You’ll find as you study, that December 25 was commonly celebrated as part of the Winter solstice, to celebrate the lengthening days, to be festive that the Sun god was winning over darkness once again. (December 21 is the shortest day of the year). The licentious and sex-filled Roman Saturnalia parties and orgies at that time, to the pagan no-god Saturn, were well established before Jesus was even born!
Christmas on December 25 wasn’t even fixed as a Catholic date until 340 AD by Pope Julius 1. This made it easier for Catholics to bring pagans into the Catholic Church by allowing them to continue their pagan holidays – but now with a Catholic “Christian” label, which I contend would make Almighty God even angrier!
German pagans loved bringing in green evergreen branches into the home – which developed into eventually bringing in the entire tree as the Christmas tree. In America, Puritans rejected partying at Christmas time and rejected the Christmas tree. It was only after Queen Victoria’s husband Prince Albert of Germany brought in the first Christmas tree to Buckingham Palace in 1840 that the tree became more and more popular. Queen Victoria’s endorsement gave it acceptability – but she forgot to ask GOD if that was OK! So Christmas trees and other pagan traditions spread eventually to America by German and Irish immigrants at first, and so by 1900 one in every 5 American homes were already displaying Christmas trees.
So look it up for yourself. DO your own research or start with the links I gave above:
** see for yourself the origins of the Christmas tree, Christmas carols, partying, exchanging gifts (no, it was not the wise men… who gave to God’s child, not to each other), red and green colors of Christmas, etc.
** Cookies for Santa were originally cookies for Odin, the pagan Norse god who had an 8-legged horse named Sleipnir. Where did Santa come from - and Father Christmas as he’s called in England?
** Mistletoe – made popular by pagan Druids. Mistletoe stayed green, is a parasitic plant that will kill your oak trees, and its tie to Christmas is 100% pagan.
** Holly wreath – same thing. Totally pagan. Check it out. Again, tied to the victory of the sun over winter. They put red berries on there also, which again was originally tied to paganism. I’m going to ask you to do your own research. It will mean a lot more to you.
It boils down to this.
** God hates being worshipped the way pagans worshipped their gods. When Aaron tried re-labeling the gold calf worship to YHVH worship, God hated it.
** He tells us not to do it.
** He likes being worshipped in Spirit and Truth (John 4:24) – and there are so many untruths associated with Christmas. Santa, really? Flying reindeer, elves, mistletoe, really? And wait til you hear and watch my video about the true story of Jesus’ birth. SO much of what is being told us today is NOT true. The Messiah wasn’t born anywhere near Dec 25. Three KINGS? At the manger with the shepherds?
Let’s worship our God in spirit and truth (John 4:24). GOD has given us HIS holydays – and the early new covenant church started on a holyday, the feast of Pentecost (Shavuot) Acts 2:1-2.
So even after Christ’s resurrection, the true Christians continued to keep GOD’S TRUE holydays – and never kept Christmas. In fact 2 of the 4 gospels (Mark and John) don’t even mention the birth of Christ. What we are to remember is that he died for us, and paid our penalty for us. And that is what our spiritual forefathers believed.
My brothers and sisters in Christ: it is a LIE to tell your children that Christmas is about the story of the birth of the Son of God. It is NOT. I will tell the true story in a video I’ll record real soon.
And join me – and let’s NOT be a part of this false celebration to Christ’s Mass.