My blogpost have until now been about testimonies on the street, trains, planes etc. and the content has been about a healing or sharing the Gospel. Still, since this blog tells about living the life of a disciple, I might once in a while write about some other issues that I find very important as a follower of Jesus.
Maybe you know already that the date when Jesus Christ was born is not December 25th, but did you actually know that December 25th is the birthday of his enemy?
This is some information which I could found on the internet! I know that we live in such a society where the pressure is very high! No time enough to spend some (more) time with God, family and hobby’s! That’s why I want to help you a bit, I bundel some information from various sources! But please, if you have time, search it for yourself and you’ll see much more available!
“The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine (he was the first Christian Roman Emperor). A few years later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on the 25th December” (source: https://www.whychristmas.com/customs/25th.shtml).
“Christmas, is a christian festival celebrating the birth of Jesus. The English term Christmas (“mass on Christ’s day”) is of fairly recent origin. The earlier term Yule may have derived from the Germanic jōl or the Anglo-Saxon geōl, which referred to the feast of the winter solstice. The corresponding terms in other languages—Navidad in Spanish, Natale in Italian, Noël in French—all probably denote nativity. The German word Weihnachten denotes “hallowed night.” Since the early 20th century, Christmas has also been a secular family holiday, observed by Christians and non-Christians alike, devoid of Christian elements, and marked by an increasingly elaborate exchange of gifts. In this secular Christmas celebration, a mythical figure named Santa Claus plays the pivotal role”. (source Encyclopedia Brittanica)
“During the Roman Empire, a festival of the birth of the Unconquered Sun (or Dies Natalis Solis Invicti) was celebrated on the winter solstice—the “rebirth” of the sun—which occurred on December 25 of the Julian calendar. In late antiquity, the theological centrality of the sun in some Imperial religious systems suggest a form of a “solar monotheism”. The religious commemorations on December 25 were replaced under Christian domination of the Empire with the birthday of Christ.” (Source: Wikipedia)
“December 25th is associated with the birth of the Babylonian Queen of Heaven (Tammuz), the Egyptian Queen of Heaven (Horus), Nimrod (the false Messiah, son of Baal), Mithras, and the unconquered sun (Solis Invicti). It is a day that is associated with paganism, heathenism, Baal worship, and ancient false saviors, false messiahs.” (Source: Yahweh’s message Ministries)
This is crazy! Maybe you’ll say; “Yeah, but I just exchange the birthday of Nimrod with the day on which I celebrate the birth of my Savour! ? It’s like saying to your girlfriend; “Darling, remembering the date of your birthday is so hard for me; do you mind if I celebrate your birthday on the day that my former girlfriend has her birthday?” I don’t think she would be happy with that; and this is just talking about a girl- or boy friend. What about the Creator of heaven and earth? The Creator of you and me??
If you want some good teaching about this subject on You Tube, this is what I found to be very good:
Pagan origins of Easter and Christmas Exposed – Truth or Tradition by Jim Staley (long but good movie: 1h 55m
Shocking but true -Is Christmas Christian?- (shorter, but still good docu of 29min. 23sec.)
So what should I do now that I know this? Should I just stop celebrating Christmas, etc… (a lot of our Western feasts have pagan roots)? Are the people of God boring people? I don’t think so! So, what kind of feasts did the first Christians celebrated?! That’s maybe for another post about the biblical feasts 🙂
I hope to help every member of the body of Christ by showing these facts; it is in no case my intention to insult or condemn people! Everybody has to make up his/her own choice about what you do with those “HOLY” days.
Peace be with you all!