I am studying the meaning of Christmas, the history, and background of how it started. This is crucial, and the truth need to be told how we have been tricked into this holiday, and believing it is the birth of Jesus Christ. God is really showing me some real revelation, allowing me to do more research, and study. How we did not celebrate this holiday, even accept this holiday in U.S. until the early 1800s. How they trick us to believe this is the birth of Jesus Christ. We are celebrating the birthdays of Egyptian goddess, Phoenician goddess, and pagan sun God Mithras from Syria, which became very popular in the Roman Empire. This have something to do with the winter solstice of the sun. What considerations led the ecclesiatical authorities to institute the festival of Christmas? It was a custom of the heathen to celebrate on the same 25th of December the birthday of the Sun, at which they kindled lights in token of festivity.
We can take a deeper look at the Christmas origins in the Man, Myth, & Magic, which is a useful encyclopedia on mythology and religion. This multivolume work uncovers the origins of major Western religious holidays, exploring the history of each. It offers further details on the origins of Christmas. Christmas has its origin in two ancient pagan festivals, the great Yule-feast of Norsemen and the Roman Saturnalia.....It was close enough to the winter solstice to acquire many of the associations of the Norse ceremony; the Yule-log, the evergreen decorations in houses and churches, even in the Christmas feast itself. These elements were combined with the Saturnalia of the Romans to provide the basis for the early Christian festival. During the Saturnalia, gifts were made by the wealthy to the poor in honour of the golden age of liberty when Saturn ruled the known world, and slaves were allowed to change places and clothing with their master. Natually it came under heavy censure from the early Church and despite the fact that Jesus Christ and the saints gradually replaced the pagan deities, it was long considered completely out of character with the Christian ideal. However, the festival was far too strongly entrenched in popular favour to be abolished, and the Catholic Church finally granted the necessary recognition, believing that if Christmas could not be suppressed it should be preserved in honour of the Christian God.(Richard Cavendish, ed. 1995, Vol. 3, p.418). How can we add man-made traditions, pagan gods, rituals, and worship, and compromise the faith of our one, and only true God, Jesus Christ, who is our Lord, and Saviour? Why are we not honoring the holy days that God have ordained in the bible.
The heathen origin of Christmas is plainly hinted at, if not tacticly admitted, by Augustine(the 5th century Catholic Theologian) when he extorts his Christian brethren not to celebrate that solemn day like the heathen on account of the sun, but on account of him who made the sun. In like manner Pope Leo the Great rebuked the pestilent belief that Christmas was solemnized because of the birth of the new sun, as it was called, and not because of the nativity of Christ. Thus, it appears that the Christian Church, chose to celebrate the birthday of its founder on December 25th in order to transfer the devotion of the heathen from the Sun to him who was called the Son of Righteousness. This was despite God's direct warning against adopting pagan worship customs to Honor Him(Deuteronomy 12:29-32). Scriptures to read in the new testament to refer to this Mark 7:7, John 10:35, this is in reference to Deuteronomy 12:29-32. God inspired Daniel to prophesy several centuries before Christ that religious men would attempt to change times and law, including God's festival seasons(Daniel 7:25 compare Leviticus 23 with Matthew 5:17-19). Read Zechariah 14 reveals that it will take years before at least a few nations learn to accept Christ's teachings. The autumn Feast of the Tabernacles is the main point we should keep, and there are others in sacrifices, and offerings because God gave us an indescribable gift, which is Jesus Christ. We cannot compare Him to the pagan gods, honor him on a pagan holiday like the heathens, which He was not even in the category or part of that day in celebration. Amen. God gave us instructions on honoring His annual festivals, and Holy Days. God don't change. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever more. Amen. Reference Scriptures: Matthew 7:21, Luke 6:46, John 8:32, John 17:17, Colossians 2:11-23). This is where I am right now. I know it is a fight because it is many holidays we are celebrating that God did not ordained. I know everyone have a choice. We ourselves have been introduced to this for so long, and lacking true knowledge, but thank God for His grace, and teaching us now. We are not all perfect, but when God gives us knowledge, understanding, and wisdom, changes have to be made. We have to begin to Walk in the Spirit! It is a process, but we must make progress. What are we going to do obey the word of God or continue compromising Jesus Christ with the pagan gods, and their days of worship? Last Book of Revelation 22:18-19-God gave warning to the people who add on and take away from His word. We are looking to be punished, and doomed to judgement by God. Amen.