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Here are some facts about Christmas! Many of the traditions we associate with “Christmas” (Christ Mass) did not originate with Christianity. Christmas as well as Easter has come to us from ancient Babylon, through Rome and through the Roman Catholic Church.
The pagan holiday “Saturnalia” was the holiday celebrated in Rome on the 25th December. December 25 became recognized as Christmas day because it provided a Christian alternative to pagan festivals related to the Roman god Saturn. It is true that Jesus Christ was not born on December 25th.
Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle and simply Santa Claus, is a fantasy figure with legendary, mythical, historical and folkloric origins who, in many western cultures, is said to bring gifts to the homes of the good children on the night before Christmas is a myth
Tree worship was common among the pagan Europeans and this survived after their conversion to Christianity and they continued to decorate their houses and barns with evergreens at the New Year to scare away the devil. 16th century Germans adopted this custom as Christmas tree and It acquired popularity beyond Germany during the second half of the 19th century
Nativity Scene, Christmas Tree, Santa Claus, free flow of liquor during ‘Christ Mass’ are idolatrous and injure the mind of a weaker brother and mislead the children.
We have been commanded to celebrate to remember Christ’s death and not His birth.
Nevertheless the Bible says, “One man esteems one day above another; another esteems everyday alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. He that regards the day, regards it unto the Lord; and he that regards not the day, to the Lord he does not regard it. He that eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he that eats not, to the Lord he eats not, and he gives God thanks” (Romans 14: 5 & 6)
The fact that two thousand years ago pagans happened to be praising false gods on the same day may be irrelevant to the believer today, just as the fact that a pagan in Paul’s day worshipped an idol while butchering an ox meant nothing when the apostle bought the meat from that ox.
Let us celebrate Christmas in a way that is pleasing to God and let no idols of any kind keep us from giving Him praise and worship!
Twenty centuries have come and gone and today Jesus Christ is the central figure of the human race. No one in history has affected the lives of people on this earth as much as this one Solitary Life, Jesus Christ.
I salute those who do not celebrate Christmas. Have a great Holiday!
I salute those who celebrate Christmas, thanks to Romans 14: 5 & 6!
Happy Christ’s Birthday!
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