What do we call CHRISTMAS, and what do we mean when we say, “Merry Christmas!…”?
Where in the Bible have we seen the Disciples of Christ celebrating Jesus’ birthday, or cutting down green trees and hanging all manner of things on them, or where has Christ mentioned anything about observing his birthday?
When the Bible tells us the devil is a liar, and the father of it, it is seen in the way he deceives many, even Christians. When he deceives, he will often mix his lies with what seems like the truth and serve it to the unwary who readily allows what the he presents without asking questions.
One said that Christmas for Christians is to celebrate the birth of Jesus, and for others, it is a public holiday to celebrate with family and friends and to exchange gifts. That’s how the devil deceives. He’ll say, “You do it this way because you are a Christian and others do it their own way because they are not Christians” He makes the Christian feels he or she is keeping a ‘holy day’ and others are celebrating a ‘holiday’, he tries to make the deceived different from the other person, both in the real sense, they are the same. They still decorate Christmas trees, they still greet “Merry Christmas!” they still exchange gifts and do every other thing that every other person does on Christmas.
“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” – James 4:4
The problem with all the deception among Christians is the fact that many so-called are not familiar with what Christ teaches. Christ never failed to teach his disciples the most important things in his words while he was with them and he want those words to dwell in them
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”
When we decorate ‘Christmas trees’, are we not following the way of the heathen who “cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.” – Jeremiah 10:3,4 ?
The tradition of bringing an evergreen tree into homes and decorating it began with heathen Greeks who used it to worship their god Adonia. They claimed Adonia was killed and brought back to life by the serpent Aessulapius. Therefore, when Christians decorate green Christmas trees with lights, glitter and tinsel, little do they know they are following the God-forbidden protocols of a pagan festival in honour of an idol god! You will not find in the scriptures any of the things normally associated with Christmas, such as the exchanging of gifts; the Christmas tree; the singing of carols; Santa Claus; the hanging of the mistletoe and the burning of the yule log. These are all of pagan origin. >> Read More
So are Christians actually celebrating the birth of Christ or his death? And they are “merry” about that!
Ye worship ye know not what… – John 4:22
This mockery and blasphemy which the enemy has successfully imbibed into many lives and homes is what we don’t know. Christ never thought his disciples frivolity, lightheartedness and what have you, let alone manifesting that in a day alleged to be ‘his death!?’ When Christ observed the Lord’s Supper with his disciples, it was a solemn moment where he gave his body in form of bread and his blood in form of wine to them that they should remember His death till he comes. Every special moment that Christ ever wanted his disciples to observe is given them, among which was not found the celebration of his birth. His aim is to make man know his Salvation plan to them and the gift of eternal life to all that will believe on his sacrificial blood that was shed. It is true that many Christians ignorantly celebrates Christmas as a day when Christ was born, but the best way not to go against God is not to go beyond the Bible. We must not follow the world to do what we can’t defend its origin.
Flee from idolatry!
“But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:” – 1 Peter 3:14,15