Thursday, December 16, 2010

Should Christians Celebrate Christmas

Is Christmas a Christian holiday and should they celebrate it.
A. Jesus was most likely not born around that time because the angels annouced Jesus birth to the sheperds that were with the sheep in the fields. If it was winter they would not be in the fields!

B. Even the date of Christmas, December 25, was borrowed from an occultic religion. At the time Christmas was created in AD 320, Mithraism was very popular. The early Christian church had gotten tired of their futile efforts to stop people celebrating the solstice and the birthday of Mithras, the Persian sun god. Mithras’ birthday was December 25. So the pope at the time decided to make Jesus’ official birthday coincide with Mithras’ birthday. No one knows what time of year Jesus was actually born but there is evidence to suggest that it was in midsummer.

C. Christmas comes from a pagan festival in honor of the birth of the son of the queen of heaven read. Jer.7:18.

D. Christians should not celebrate christmas according to Jeremiah 10:2-4 which reads
2. "Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen for the heathen are dismayed at them.
3. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.
4. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not." This sure sounds like a Christmas tree to me.
So if it's what the heathen do [Christmas] then we as Christians should not celebrate It.

E. We also go preaching in Chicago after Thanksgiving on Black Friday and these people are not receptive, if the holiday of Christmas is about Jesus's birth then why do they reject the gospel?

F. Plus Santa Clause is not real. If Christmas is about Jesus, why Santa at all? He has nothing to do with the birth of Jesus so why lie to kids about him. This has broken friendship with some of our relatives because my parents taught that Santa Claus isn't real.