So we, being many, are one body in Christ,
and every one members one of another.
As followers of Christ, we MUST go to the Bible for answers and not take traditions, customs or what pastors say at face value. During this season, many people declare, “Jesus is the reason for the season.” It’s on billboards, on the radio and you can even hear it in church, but is this true? Pagans would say that the church has stolen their holiday! There are tons of historical artifacts that show Christmas was celebrated by pagans long before the birth of Christ. Where can you go in the Bible to prove Christmas was about Christ?
I Thessalonians 5:21 says, “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.” We are supposed to be able to instruct someone out of the Bible about a biblical celebration so where is Christmas in the Bible?
Leviticus 23:1-2 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.
The Lord’s feasts are good so we should hold on to them! A holy convocation, in a biblical sense, means a true gathering. These were the Holy Days (holidays) that the Heavenly Father gave to the children of Israel to celebrate. There are few others mentioned outside of Leviticus 23 but Christmas is not one of them. In fact, when you read Jeremiah 10:1-5, the scriptures tell us that the traditions affiliated with “Christmas” are vain.
Jeremiah 10:1-5 Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of Israel: (2) Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; 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. (5) They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.
Verse 3 describes how in ancient times they would cut the tree out of the forest with an axe. In this present time, people go to a tree lot or buy an artificial tree. Verse 4 details how they decked meaning to decorate the tree with silver and gold. In the past, they used real silver and gold to their idols but now they decorate with tinsel and lights. They also fastened it to the ground with nails. In the modern world, this equates to a tree stand. In verse 5, the children of Israel were warned not to be afraid because this custom was affiliated with an idol (Nimrod/Tammuz) that people feared would take vengeance on those that did not bring gifts to place under the tree.
Why would the scriptures speak about these practices years before Christ? The answer is simple. Christmas, its traditions and customs predate Christ and have nothing to do with him. They are pagan! The winter solstice (December 25th) was the day that the pagans made an offering to Tammuz/Nimrod, who was just another sun god. The “Christmas tree” represented Nimrod to the ancient sun-worshippers and the sun to modern day pagans.
Exodus 20:3-6 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. (4) Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: (5) Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; (6) And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
We are not to worship things that are in the heaven above like the sun. Christmas is linked directly to sun worship in the Babylonian and other religions. It is idolatry and the Most High commands against it.
Mark 7:9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.
After reading this, most people will try to fight and hold on to Christmas saying, “That’s not what it means to me.” That is your prerogative, but remember you must reject the commandment of the Most High in order to do so. So we end where we began. Jesus is not the reason for the season: Prove us wrong (with scriptures).
Acts 17:29-31 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device. (30) And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: (31) Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.