On December 25 every year, all people around the world enjoy Christmas beyond the borders and religions. However, do you know Christmas is not the birthday of Jesus Christ? On the contrary, it was the date of a pagan festival in Rome for celebrating “the birth of Sun-god.”
Indeed, Christmas itself was superimposed over the ancient festivals that celebrated the winter solstice. In the third century, when sun cults like the Mithraic religion of Persia found their way to Rome, days in December were given over to celebrate the rebirth of Sol Invictus: the invincible sun (see the section “The Origin of Christmas” on page 92 of The New York Times (December 24, 1991)).
The members of the Early Church kept their faith firmly in spite of harsh persecution. However, when the period of persecution ended and Constantine Emperor issued the Edict of Milan, the church showed a tendency to be united with pagan customs and religions. In the process of such secularization, symbols (images) and ideas of polytheism in Rome had been penetrated into the church. As one of them, the birthday of the unconquered son on December 25 was introduced as the birthday of Christ.
You can find this out through the book “The History of Christianity”:
Therefore, it’s obvious that the Early Church did not celebrate Christmas on December 25. It was introduced to the church in the time of the bishop Liberius in the second quarter of the 4th century for the first time.
Some people say that it’s better to celebrate any date as the birthday of Jesus Christ than not to celebrate it. However, we must follow all teachings of Jesus without making any addition or subtraction. In addition, it’s written, if anybody adds something that was not preached by Jesus, let him be condemned. Furthermore, Christmas was a pagan festival for celebrating a pagan god!!!
Instead, we must observe the feasts of the New Covenant including the Passover established by Jesus Christ and kept by the Apostles of the Early Church in order to receive the forgiveness of sins. Please visit http://wmscog.org/index.php/about-wmscog/the-feasts-of-god/passover for more information.
Christmas tree — a pagan custom
The use of Christmas tree was also a custom of the ancient Egyptians, Chinese, and Hebrews.
Tree worship was common among the pagan Europeans and was introduced to the church when pagans converted to Christianity. Therefore, it’s clear that Christmas tree is also not based on the Bible.
Christmas is a man-made festival and a rule taught by men. The worship of those who follow the rules taught by men is in vain. Instead, we must keep God’s feasts such as the Passover of the New Covenant to receive salvation from God.
not biblical, not command of God, why do they keep Christmas? for whom?
Idol begin from this thinking. If you are for God, do not make anything for you and even for God. Just follow the Bible!
Christmas is not the birthday of Jesus.!!
We can’t find Christmas is the birthday of Jesus Christ in the bible.
But all christian keep the Christmas as birthday of Jesus Christ.
If anyone keep the Christmas as birthday of Jesus Christ, he never be saved.
We should keep the word of God in the bible.
God’s people keep the God’s commandments according to the Bible.
Christmas is not based on the Bible.
Thanks for your comment.
It’s so true. We must keep God’s commandments to be saved.
Christmas is not found in the Bible. Moreover, Christmas derived from a pagan festival celebrating the birth of sun-god. How can God’s people observe the birthday of a pagan god or sun-god?
1Cor 10:20-21[No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons.You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord’s table and the table of demons.]
we must follow all teachings of Jesus without making any addition or subtraction. Even though we put good meaning on 25th of Dec.and celebrate the day for God, that’s not acceptable thing in God’s eyes. Plz remember what God taught us
Thanks for your comment. It’s so true. We must follow all teachings of Jesus without making any addition or subtraction. It’s obvious that Christmas is a mere man-made festival and cannot be found in the Bible. Those who keep Christmas or other man-made rules worship God in vain.
Hi – I have also heard, learned or read that December 25th was not the actual birth date of Jesus.
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How can we know what is right and truth .. the answer is only checking bible.
Only through the bible can distinguish what is right and wrong or what is truth and false.
Only we can have eternal life thru God’s sacrifice of New Covenant, Passover! And Christmas is adaptation of an ancient Roman pagan festival in honor of the sun god not True God.
[Luke 6:46] “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord’, and do not do what i say?”
God give us the passover as a powerful sign of God, when we keep the passover we can escape horrible disasters that will be brought upon the world and have eternal life as God ‘s Promise.
So, come to Heavenly Father and Mother dwell Zion (WMSCOG) for your salvation~!!!
Christmas is based on the a pagan festival in Rome.
It is not the birthday of God.
A lot of believers are keeping and worshiping today, christmas.
but christmas is sun god’s birthday not Jesus’.
Will they ever know the meaning of christmas?
Christmas is tradition of Roman pagan , Jesus Christ was not born at Christmas.
The bible teach us Christmas is idolatry by man made.
I think the early Roman Church paganized Christianity a great deal to broaden appeal the main thing virgin birth as many pagan god half human(mother) half divine(father). The elevation of disciples and others to sainthood expands the polytheistic pantheon and excuse for more religious celebrations.
Thanks again for your comment. The World Mission Society Church of God is performing the last Religious Reformation by restoring the truth of the Early Church such as the Passover of the New Covenant. Today, only the Church of God observes the Passover, the Sabbath, etc. according to the teachings of Jesus Christ.
No doubt it! Even the Pope agrees with this fact! Let us not worship the man made rules!
Jesus Christ was not born on December 25th. Christmas is the birthday of Sun god, not Jesus. Those who celebrate Christmas worship God in vain.
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Christmas is not the commandment of God…!!!
I t is the rule of man..!!