"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:" 1 Peter 5:8 KJV
The Legend of Christmas
“In the Roman world the Saturnalia (December 17) was a time of merrymaking and exchanging of gifts. December 25 was also regarded as the birth date of the Iranian mystery god Mithra, the Sun of Righteousness. On the Roman New Year (January 1), houses were decorated with greenery and lights, and gifts were given to children and the poor. To these observances were added the German and Celtic Yule rites when the Teutonic tribes penetrated into Gaul, Britain, and central Europe. Food and good fellowship, the Yule log and Yule cakes, greenery and fir trees, gifts and greetings all commemorated different aspects of this festive season. Fires and lights, symbols of warmth and lasting life, have always been associated with the winter festival, both pagan and Christian” (Encyclopedia Britannica, 15th Edit. Vol. II, p. 903).
They ( pagans & other so called Christians) say that Jesus was born on December 25th. The true date is sometime in September ( between Sept. 20 to 29) according to the Holy Bible. Trees, wreaths, holly, mistletoe and the like are strictly forbidden as pagan and heathen. To say that these are Christian or that they can be made Christian is an abomination to the Lord! The Lord never spoke of commemorating his birth but rather commanded us to remember the sacrifice of His suffering and death, which purchased our salvation. Can we worship and honor God by involving ourselves with customs and traditions, which God Himself forbade as idolatry? Can we convince God to somehow "Christianize" these customs and the whole pretense and lie of Christmas, so we can enjoy ourselves? Can we obey through disobedience? To learn more click here.
"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.
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 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." Jeremiah 10:2-5 KJV These passages has nothing to do with Christmas tree. It's about making an idol by cutting a tree and decorating it with silver and gold.
Do you know that in 1659 it was illegal to celebrate Christmas in Massachusetts Colony? " To the great dishonor of God and offense of others: It is therefore ordered by this court and the authority thereof that whosoever shall be found observing any such day as Christmas or the like, either by forbearing of labor, feasting, or any other way upon any such account as aforesaid, every such person so offending shall pay for every such offence five shillings as a fine to a county." (From the record of the General Court, Massachusetts Bay Colony May 11, 1659) The 1st state to legalize Christmas was Alabama in 1836, followed by Louisiana and Arkansas in 1838.
When is Jesus' Birthday?
Elizabeth, John the Baptist's mother, was a cousin of Mary and the wife of a priest named Zacarias who was of the course of Abia. Luke 1:5-24 KJV Course of Abia was the 8th course calculated to be on July 13th 3 BC. If Elizabeth became pregnant on July 13th, John's birth would be between April 12 - 14, 2 BC. On the sixth month of Elizabeth's pregnancy, the angel Gabriel was sent by God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth. Luke 1:26-38 KJV This would place Jesus' birth between the last week of September to the first week of October 2 BC. For more information about JESUS Christ birth click here.
When I had my first baby, I was over due by over a month. That is why I had a c-section. But with my second baby, I was two weeks early. The Holy Bible does not tell us the exact date of JESUS' birth, but it certainly was not in the winter. "And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord." Luke 2:8-11 KJV
Misconception About Christmas
"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 yourselves
therein: I am the Lord your God." Leviticus 18:30 KJV
The Legend Of The Mistletoe
Mistletoe is one of the most famous symbols of Christmas and also the most recognizable; it is one of the most sacred and magical plants in Christian folklore. The sprigs of this plant are extensively used in Christmas decorations and it is also believed that the plant can protect the house from lightening and fire. This is why many people also leave the sprigs all the year round. There is also a traditional belief that mistletoe is a plant of peace and that a kiss under this plant ensures undying love and friendship. The belief that no lady standing under decorated mistletoe can refuse to be kissed, is obviously a major attraction for young men. And a kiss under mistletoe is often interpreted as a proposal of marriage. Though most of these beliefs and superstitions are of pagan significance, they are still prevalent in all their glory; the legend of mistletoe being a widely celebrated one. For more info click here.
Kissing under the Mistletoe
"Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing
of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do."Mark 7:7 KJV
The Origin of Easter Egg
The Easter Egg is a symbol of fertility, rebirth and resurrection. The tradition of decorating eggs dates back to 2,500 years ago when ancient Persians painted eggs for Nowrooz, their New Year celebration on the Spring equinox.
The egg is widely used as a symbol of springtime and the start of new life, just as new life emerges from an egg when the chick hatches out. For the reference click here.
Rabbit with eggs
The History of May pole dancing
The origin of May Pole dancing dates back to the Pagan times, and the Maypole was basically a phallic symbol. Trees have always been the symbol of the great vitality and fertility of nature. May Pole dancing was therefore strongly associated with fertility. Traditionally May Pole Dancing was performed by the young girls from the Medieval villages as part of the May time celebrations. The History of the Maypole and May Pole dancing was connected with both the Druids, Wiccans and the Romans. May 1 was an important date for the Druids as this was when the festival of Beltane held. Beltane marked the beginning of the pastoral summer season and was celebrated by lighting fires. Wiccans celebrated by dancing round a Maypole and choosing a May Queen. Then the Romans came to occupy the British Isles. The beginning of May was also an important feast time for the Romans which was devoted primarily to the worship of Flora, the goddess of flowers when the Festival of Floralia was held. Over time the traditions and rituals of the Floralia were added to those of the Beltane culminating in May Pole dancing, which is still carried out to this day. For more info click here.
"And ye shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars (obelisks), and burn their
groves with fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of them out of that place. Ye shall not do so unto the Lord your God." Deuteronomy 12:3-4 KJV
The Origin of Halloween
Since Halloween itself originated in paganism, it is not surprising that its customs are related to pagan belief. In ancient Britain and Ireland, the Celtic Festival of Samhain was observed on October 31, at the end of summer. The souls of the dead were supposed to revisit their homes on this day and the autumnal festival acquired sinister significance, with ghosts, witches, goblins, black cats, fairies and demons of all kinds said to be roaming about. It was the time to placate the supernatural powers controlling the processes of nature. In addition, Halloween was thought to be the most favorable time for divination concerning marriage, luck, health, and death. It was the only day on which the help of the devil was invoked for such purposes. To know more click here.
A witch riding her broomstick
"Thou shalt not do so unto the Lord thy God: for every abomination to the Lord, which he hateth,
have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods.
What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it." Deuteronomy 12:31-32 KJV
Lovers kissing under the mistletoe
Santa Claus and his flying reindeers
Snowman in winter wonder land
Multi colored eggs
Children with parents egg hunting
Rabbits with eggs
Adults having fun, May pole dancing
A house with scary halloween decorations
A witch flying with her broom
Christmas, Halloween and Easter (if celebrated with egg hunt, hot cross buns, etc.) are the three major religious celebrations of professing Christians today. All three violate GOD's instructions regarding false gods and false religious practices. Satan is the father of all lies and the observance of Easter, Halloween and Christmas are marked with all kinds of lies.
Who is the author of these 'holidays?' It seems to me that with all the lies and the pagan roots of these holidays,
satan's fingerprints are all over these holidays. Please read the Holy Bible (KJV), love and take care of your families, tell others about JESUS Christ our Lord and Savior and about these holidays. "Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God." 3 John 1:11 KJV
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