The Christ-Mass Story

No authoritative historical evidence points to December 25th as the day of the Lord Jesus birth. Traditionally, December 25th was the date of a Roman pagan festival inaugurated in 274 AD, as the birthday of the unconquered sun which at the winter solstice begins again to show an increase in light. Sometime before 336 AD the Roman Catholic Church, unable to stamp out this pagan festival, spiritualized it as the Feast of the Nativity of the Sun of Righteousness.

The term “Christmas” literally means “Christ-Mass,” and should probably be prounounced that way to remind us of it’s true meaning. In the Roman Catholic Church, three masses are usually said to symbolize “the birth of Christ in the bosom of the Father, from the womb of Mary and mystically in the soul of the faithful.” We have inherited then a holiday that is based on a form of worship (the Mass), which is absolutely contrary to the Gospel, and a perversion of the person and work of the Lord Jesus. (The Mass in Roman Catholic tradition is a ritual whereby the bread and wine are said to change into the actual body and blood of Christ, under a priest’s blessing, and offered again to God). It is a denial of the finished work of the Lord Jesus, and Him as the only Mediator between God and men, 1 Timothy 2:5.

When people say, “Let’s keep Christ in Christmas,” we must answer, “He was never in it.” To celebrate December 25th with any sort of religious significance is superstitious idolatry, and has no scriptural warrant whatsoever. Religion may have its Christmas one day in 365, but, the Church of our Lord Jesus Christ has the gift of Christ, through the Gospel, by the Spirit, 365 days a year!

By K. Wimer

4 Comments on “The Christ-Mass Story

  1. thanks Ken, every thing you wrote it what jesus would say the truth and nothing but the truth. may god bless those that have understanding of how to truly worship him 365 days a year! and not with pagan worship.

  2. “Christ-mass” was once considered pagan idolatry by faithful Christians and was illegal in America until 1836.

    For the customs of the people are futile; For one cuts a tree from the forest, The work of the hands of the workman with the axe; They decorate it with silver and gold; They fasten it with nails and hammers So it will not topple. Jeremiah 10:3,4

    They sacrificed to demons, not to God, to gods they did not know. To new gods, new arrivals that your fathers did not fear. Of the Rock who begot you, you are unmindful, and have forgotten the God who fathered you. Deut 32:17,18

    ***And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over the two slain witnesses, make “merry” and “give gifts” to one another….. *** Revelation 11:10

    The whole world lies under the sway (deception) of the wicked one. 1 Jn 5:19

    Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands ALL men everywhere to REPENT, because He has appointed a Day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. Acts 17:30

  3. If Christmas was really about Christ the world would have little to do with it (John 7:7, 15:18-19)(Luke 16:15) as I’m sure you know, the season is in full swing and there is Christmas cheer everywhere, doesn’t make a lot of sense to me, well yea it does (Rev.12:9, Rev. 13:14)

    Even the nativaty has pagan roots, it to was brought into the church by a roman catholic monk, st.Francis of Acece. The pagans worshiped the eternal boy, the jesus of christ-mass never makes it to the cross.

    Cool web site
    2john6, Agape thy enemy

  4. It makes a refreshing change to hear someone at last pronounce this season the way it should: Christ Mass. Christ and the Mass do not go together. It is the devil having a laugh at our expensense. And how he must laugh at compromised Protestants seeking to uphold Rome. My! I bet he swings, and breaks out the champagne, to see such fun.

    The world certainly shows its appreciation. Preach the gospel (Rev.14.7) in a city centre, at this time of year, and the response is magnificient. People just cannot get enough of the babe in the manager, though the wise men actually came to Christ in the house (Matt.2.11). Yes! And when you wake up in A & E, with concusion, you know how much the world appreciates Jesus Christ.

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