The Truth About Christmas
The Christmas festival is the most ungodly custom and tradition of man that has corrupted the professing “church” in the history of the world. It is the mass of Christ. It comes from an old English word ‘Christes Maesse’. When Constantine incorporated the Eastern and Western Empire into one universal (catholic) “church” he invited all religions and pagan practices into the “church”. All the Saturnalia (city of Saturn worship) was incorporated into the Romanist “church”0. Saturnalia was a celebration of the rebirth of the “unconquered sun” each year at the winter solstice. The heathens hung the green “magical” wreathes around their houses and temples. It was nothing less than sun god (Baal) and moon goddess worship (the groves-Venus) that Nimrod and his evil mother (Semiramis) began at Babel. It is the very wickedness for which God scattered the children of Israel over the face of the earth. It is the purpose for the seventy weeks of Daniel that God determined upon Israel for their wicked apostasy. They did not keep their sabbaths and they were immersed in sun god and moon goddess worship (the Baal and the groves). This was implemented into Israel when’s Jezebel married Ahab in Northern Israel (1st Kings 16). Immediately thereafter in 1st Kings 17 God pronounced his judgment of no rain in Israel for 3 1/2 years. God has said repeatedly to the prophets that if Israel did not obey the statues and commandments of the LORD (Deuteronomy 28-Leviticus 26) that he would bring sword, famine, and pestilence upon them. His anger was greatly kindled against Ahab because he considered it not only a light thing to walk in the sins of Jerebuam (the Golden Calf) but to now take the wickedness began at Babylon by Nimrod. This was the original apostasy (the calf worship actually derived from the Baal Sun worship of Babylon).
John said in Revelation 17:5 that this mystery religion that corrupted all the Mediterranean region was the Mother of idolatry (harlots). Babylon mothered it all when they said let us build us a city and a tower (new civil authority or boundary line – a kingdom – a language) and let us make us a name. The word name is “Shem” meaning authority. Shem was the prophet of God. I believe he held the office of Melchizedek when Noah conferred it on him saying, “Blessed be the LORD God of Shem”. Japheth and Canaan dwelt in the tents of Shem as he was the prophet and priest of God. Nimrod said let us make us a Shem or prophet. We’ll make our own law and authority. That is what has corrupted the world. It was the “filth” in Israel. When man resets the boundary and makes himself a new commandment he merely worships himself and his own traditions. This is pleasing to the flesh. Israel actually kept Christmas in Israel 900 years before Jesus was born.
The Christ mass festival is pleasing, deceptive, and seductive. It aligns all denominations admiring (not adoring since adore means to worship) a babe in a manger with his halo (sun god) behind his Israel. This “halo” was one of the compromises of Constantine. He put the rays of light behind the heads of the saints in order to conciliate the heathen in getting them to accept the “Christian saints”. St. Francis of Assissi “christianized” this heathen festival by implementing the nativity and its corruption from the Madonna and child, which was worshipped as the mother with the babe in arms in the pagan world. The “mother” was placed in the nativity with her halo along with this uncrucified, unresurrected “eternal boy” saviour as he was worshipped in pagan Rome. This Mary of the nativity shared in the glory of this “boy” saviour. The LORD God of the Old Testament said that He would not give His glory to another (Isaiah 42:8). He will not share it even with his earthly mother. If St. Francis had not been such an inaccurate theologian it may have been easier to cause Christians to see this error. The wise man did not gather at the manger with “birthday gifts” they came to the house where he was a young child of approximately two years old (Matthew 2:11). They came to worship him as the pure acceptable sacrifice of God. Acceptable sacrifice in the temple (Tabernacle) was offered with Frankincense and the myrrh was to anoint the dead body. Jesus was approximately two years old. Herod slew all the children in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men. The Maggi did not come to give each other birthday presents and have a big feast and party. St. Francis truly did his evil deed by incorporating those “religious-looking” scene into the Romanist “church”. This Madonna and child was nothing but Semiramis and Nimrod – i.e Venus and Cupid, Rhen and Tammuz , Aphrodite and Hercules etc. In the pagan world when the son was deified in the stars as Adonis, the lord, the adoration was shifted to the mother as the ruler. As the Ashtoroth in Israel, she was condemned as the “queen of heaven” by Jeremiah when Israel poured out drink offerings to her (Jeremiah 44:17-25) and burned incense to this grove goddess. Who does not know this “queen of heaven” is adored and worshipped as the mother of God in the Romanist “church”? “Evangelical” and “fundamentalist” religious leaders say that’s we will not accept Christ in the crucifixion with no gospel of resurrection, but will accept him as the “eternal boy” in the manger. They will align with all denominations to admire him in the manger yet few are understanding the gospel of His resurrection (1st Corinthians 15:1-4; Romans 1:16). It is no wonder that the celebration of his birth was not until the fourth century when Constantine started it in Romanism. The first year that it was placed on the calendar was in 354 A.D., the period of the implementation of pagan practices into the Romanist “church”. The puritans and reformers in England and early America passed laws against its celebration as being a papal pagan unholy day. Criminal penalties were exacted for its participation in the colonies. Even caroling in Puritan England could result in a fines or imprisonment. They knew that it was a direct result of Druidic fire worship. The suns representative was in the form of a flame and the moon goddess was represented as a tree. The tree goddess of Jeremiah 10 is certainly the same tree brought into Romanism by the pagan Emperors. It was the counter part of Baal in Israel. Eth Baal the father of Jezebel was a priest of the Astarte (Ishtar, Easter – female tree goddess) of Babylon according to the Cyclopedia of Biblical Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature.
This system by which he corrupted Israel was moved from Babylon to Pergamos (Revelation 2:13) accordingly to Alexander Hislop’s “Two Babylons”. When Attalas III died he left all of his kingdom to the Roman Empire. The “Seat of Satan” moved to Rome with all it’s sorcery and was incorporated by Mr. Constantine into the so called “Christian church”.
The first of these grove goddess trees (Christmass trees) was brought to America around the turn of the 19th century. Christmass did not become a national holiday in America until 1856. The lights and candles are nothing more than the candles and tapers that were lit up to the sun god as the “eternal flame” in the temple of Vesta at Rome.
Praying to the dead “saints” including St. Nicholas is the forbidden sin of Necromancy – talking to the dead/seances (Deuteronomy 18:10-11). St. Nicholas (the Latin pronunciation is Santa Clause) was said by the Romanist in myth and legend to possess the ability to raise from the dead and to cause men to repent and change their mind. He was said to calm the sea on a sea voyage. He was believed to answer the prayers of dead saints. He was omnipotent in that he had all power., he knew all things and in that he could be any where at any given time. That’s why:
He knows when you are sleeping. He knows when you’re awake. He knows when you’ve been bad or good.
He knew good children from bad, yet, the Scriptures say “all have sinned” (Romans 3:23), and “there is none righteous” (Romans 3:10). He was said to be the patron saint of children and rewarded the good ones and punished the bad ones. Jesus is our resurrection and life, not Santa Clause. Only God can grant repentance (2nd Timothy 2:25). Not a Romanist “bishop”! Only Jesus calms the sea when he says “peace, be still”. The Puritan preachers of the 17th century would be appalled and horrified to see how Papal apostasy has corrupted the professing congregations of our LORD.
December 25 in antiquity was the birth day of the Herculean sun-god Adonis to the very day. He was the counterfeit of our LORD, Adonai. As the sun came to the coldest part of the winter his adherents would have a festival celebrating a new year as a promise to the them of fertility that would bring them new crops in the spring. They had an extended festival starting about December 17th where they engaged in orgies, gift giving, and parties with excessive drinking and debauchery. They celebrated by lighting up bonfires and Yule logs to aid the sun at its coldest point of the winter. They celebrated through their “New Year” of plenty and fertility with drunkenness, gluttony, and ribald sexual promiscuity.
Christmas was given it’s name by Pope Julius I. The mass is the unbloody sacrifice of the Eucharist. The wafer is exactly round to depict the sun as it did in ancient paganism. The Christmas begins at midnight on December 24th (called mother night in pagan antiquity) and is called the midnight mass where the wafer undergoes transubstantiation or changing of the bread into the literal body of the Christ. This is the corruption of Jesus’ words when He spoke of eating his flesh and drinking His blood. The disciples said “This is an hard saying; who can hear it?” (John 6:60). Jesus answered: “It is the Spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life” (John 6:63). He was saying that He speaks spiritually and not literally.
The priests of Baal did this very thing that the Pontiff sets as an example. To eat human flesh is cannabalism. The priests of Baal followed the example of the sons of Aaron, the priests of the most high God. The sun god priests ate from their altars in the same manner as the priests of God in the temple (Numbers 18:8-11). The difference is that the priests of Baal offered human flesh upon their altars. The word priest in Hebrew is Kahan. They were Kahan (priests) of Baal or Cahna baals or cannibals (flesh eaters).
Will these traditions hurt the believer’s life?
“Beware lest any man spoil you (seduce you) through philosophy (philos-love; Sophia-wisdom, love of their own wisdom) and vain deceit after the traditions of men after the rudiments (mans arrangement) of this world and not after Christ.” (Colossians 2:8)
Concerning the sun god Moloch and his customs the writer of the law tells us:
“Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not your own selves therein: I am the LORD your God.” (Leviticus 18:30)
The word abominable means a stinking unacceptable sacrifice. God is saying that He is our God, and if you do these stinking customs (traditions) you defile yourselves and become unclean. In the law, the prophets had already been told not to worship their gods. Moses was emphasising for God’s people not to keep the heathen customs or traditions.
“Pure religion (Greek – Threskeia – ritual or ceremony) and undefiled before God and the Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction and to keep himself unspotted from the world.” (James 1:27)
It is not putting up a Venus tree in your living room and participating in giving of yourself. The only pure religion is always in giving to others, not self.
“Come out from among them and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.” (2nd Corinthians 6:17)
The only acceptable sacrifice (Romans 12:1) before God is a daily unpolluted sacrifice of self.
Jesus said to be “wise as serpents, and harmless as doves”.
The word harmless means “unmixed”. What is pure is unmixed. We are not to mix the truth of God with the traditions of men.
Jesus said in Matthew 24:38 that one of the signs of the end of time will be “giving in marriage”. This means to intermarry two different things. Truth and untruth will be marrying at the time of the end. There will be a “mixed-religion”.
Christmas is certainly a mixed religion that takes some truth and some lie. It is called the apostasy or the falling away from the truth (2nd Thessalonians 2:3, 1st Timothy 4:1).
Jeremiah says concerning the customs of the heathen:
“Thus saith the LORD, learn not the way of the heathen.” (Jeremiah 10:2)
Do not do what they do!
“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. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not. They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they just 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.” (Jeremiah 10:3-5)
This Christmas tree – grove goddess of Babylon cannot move or speak. When a man makes his own idol he puts up his words in the mouth of his god and in actuality he worships himself.
Paul said that a covetous man is an idolator and that covetousness is idolatry (Ephesians 5:5, Colossians 3:5).
There are only two gods in the world, the true living God (magistrate-ruler) and the god of self when a man sets up his own law and says ‘I will worship God by my own rules and law’. God says in reply to His children when they become involved in this self worship, that he will not fellowship with us until we cease from our own wisdom.
God is going to call His children out of this Babylonian harlot (Revelation 18:4).
Jesus was truly born of a virgin and He is God in the flesh. We are not called to a season of worship with Him. We are to be “instant in season and out of season” (2nd Timothy 4:2). When it is not convenient and the world is not speaking of Christ we are told to preach the Word. We seldom mention His virgin birth until the Saturnalia and its festival as we align with the unbelieving world at the birthdays of Adonis, attempting to give homage to the true God with evil traditions.
We should celebrate His virgin birth, death, burial, and resurrection every day. We should do it by keeping His commandments daily and do the things that are pleasing to Him continually (1st John 3:22). We cannot separate His birth from His death. We are certainly commanded never to pollute worship of our LORD and Christ with man’s traditions.
Some will say “didn’t Paul say in Romans 14 that every man should be persuaded in his own mind which day he should worship the Lord?” It certainly does. However, it is speaking about which day of the week or month we assemble together to worship the LORD. He is not speaking whether we should use the evil ways of men in opposition to the good ways of God to worship Christ. Paul is not giving us a choice between good and evil. Paul is merely speaking of which day. He is not giving us a choice of good or evil methods with which to worship Christ.
I realise that Christmas is the most difficult of traditions to give up. It really does no good for a man to give it up if he is simply wanting to please men. Men should give up all uncleanness to please God. When a man begins to repent of self he will be looking into his life daily saying, search me oh God, know my heart. Try me and if there is any wicked way in me LORD, cleanse me and make me holy. Holy is a word in the Greek, Hagius. It means to be one or single in substance. That substance is according to the Word of God and not the opinions of man. Holy is to be “unmixed” or “unspoiled” from the world and its traditions. The “enchanting” good feeling “easy-gospel” of Christmas is impossible for man to see in all its evil unless God convicts his heart. Men continue in their sin flirting with the scourge and chastisement of God (Hebrews 12).
Jesus said in Luke 14:26, “If any man come to me and hate not his father and mother and wife and children and brethren, and sisters, yea and his own life also he cannot be my disciple”.
We are to hate sin. The word disciple is the Greek word mathetes meaning a learner or scholar. It is where we get our word mathematics. If you are going to learn math you must go by the rules in the math book. Opinions and traditions are of no consequence. If we are to be a doer of the word of God we must learn the rules of the instruction book that God has given us, that means hating the opinions of my father, mother, sister, brother, friends, and all my associates. I must only accept the exactness of God’s word to be a disciple (learner). Opinions and traditions are of no spiritual value whatsoever.
Professing believers will not give up unholy traditions because they are proud of “their heritage”. Their father and mother are sweet gentle “Christians” and they believe these traditions. Their “pastor” is a good guy and he has a great personality and disposition and he “thinks” these things are all right.
The ancient fire god was called Bol Kahn or Baal Kahn. He was called Vulcan (Baal Kayan) the husband of the goddess of heaven. As the fire god Nimrod was called Bol Khan (Baal priest) or Vulcan. He truly had made himself a name (prophet & law). He was truly the king or mighty one before all the earth . He was the mighty hunter of men.
Christmas is cannibalism as the pontiff of Rome offers up the mass, the wafer as the incarnate saviour in the messiah mass from ancient Babylon. The literal flesh was said to be present as the host came down from heaven in the liturgy of the mass.
Alexander Hislop, one of the foremost authorities on the pagan worship, tells us that “in order to conciliate the heathen and to swell the number of the nominal adherents of Christianity, the same festival was adopted by the Roman Church, giving it only the name of Christ. This tendency on the part of Christians to meet paganism half way was very early developed”. He says, “That Christmas was originally a pagan festival is beyond all doubt. Christmas is purely Babylonian”
Christmas and it’s traditions are not Christian. They do not and never have had anything to do with Jesus our Lord. Jesus is not the son of sun god. He is the living God in the flesh, virgin born of Mary who said that she was a sinner and in need of this Saviour she had borne (Luke 1:46-47).
It is a perverted gospel to celebrate anything concerning our LORD with mans traditions.
Some will say, “I don’t worship the tree (moon god) or a sun god.”
Paul said in Romans 6:16. “Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey.”
If we seek the traditions of men we yield to them. We worship (seek after) mans traditions.
Jesus said this is vain worship.
“In vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.” (Matthew 15:9)
Some will say, “can’t we just innocently do these customs in memory of Jesus? Can’t we have a little of both?”
“Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of devils: Ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table and the table of devils.” (1st Corinthians 10:21)
God says give them up, hate everything that is not of His words. We are to take our cross and follow Christ that we may “die daily” (1st Corinthians 15:31) with Him (Galatians 2:20). We must crucify our own desires and live according to His word. He has elected us unto obedience (1st Peter 1:2). To obey Him we must be learners (disciples) of His word.
Our God is us unless we serve the living God in all truth.
By J. Brown