Christmas Origin

Firstly, “Christmas” is a term from Catholic roots as they would hold a “Mass for Christ” – “Christ Mass” – “Christmas”.

Just using the word, “Christmas” is an unwilling, or perhaps willing, approval and participation in a pagan Catholic event.

Now, taking a time to honor and pay tribute to the Greatest Gift ever given… Praising and Thanking God, our Creator and provider of a Saviour… is not pagan.

Somehow, those of us who choose to recognize the birth of a saviour should locate some way, some day or date, some holiday title that would separate and distinguish those good and righteous intentions from the Pagan Traditions.

Dear Family, Friends, Brothers, Sisters, and Associates,

Tis’ the Season
Just what season is that you ask… the season for all to spend money on things they don’t need, to give to others, in order to be seen of others. Etiquette requires that your credit cards and bank accounts are esponged in order to give to be seen.

As if society isn’t already in debt enough, we squeeze our credit further and further out in order to buy for our kids, our spouses, our friends and colleagues. Why this insanity?
The Bible says that God often turns us over to our vial affections… keep that in mind as you read this and spend your Christmas.
Tis’ the Season for what?... Self Glorification, Self Gratification, Self Indulgence…. SELF!
Eph 4:19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

The Symbols
I challenge you… in an unbiased setting (not a Sunday School class), ask a group of kids and adults…
“You have been given an advertising account for ‘Frosted Flakes cereal’, the manufacturer whishes to hit the shelves during the Holiday Season with an advertising campaign that will sell millions of boxes of cereal.  We want you to draw 5 pictures, different symbols, to appear on the cereal boxes.  These symbols must be the top 5 symbols, or images that tell customers it’s Christmas.  What are the TOP 5 symbols that identify that it is Christmas?”
In studies, you will find the following:
1. Santa
2. Christmas Tree or Reindeer
3. Candy Cane or Christmas Tree
4. Boxes of Presents or Reindeer
5. Snow or Ornaments for Tree
These are the Images, that turn societies switch on, acknowledging Christmas.
“Though Shalt not make any Graven Images”

Christmas Trees
7am on December 25th, children around the world race from their beds to one place. They beat moms and dads to kneel down before this image of Christmas.
For many people, it’s not Christmas until they’ve put this image up. This image tells the neighbors, friends, and family that you are preparing to celebrate an occasion, a hallowed occasion to you, which your family’s attention, and activity will CENTER AROUND this SYMBOL.

To make matter worse, the Bible says… Gal 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed [is] every one that hangeth on a tree:

Anger silently flows in my veins when at a friend’s house, supposing to be a Christian, shows off his Christmas Tree with Christian decorations on it… Attempts to Christianize the holiday, and their decorations, images of Jesus, made into ornaments are HUNG ON THE TREE! Angels are HUNG ON THE TOP! Gal 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed [is] every one that hangeth on a tree:

This leads directly into…

Ornaments, Trees, Nick-Nacks, Decorations, Santas, Snowmen, Angels, etc…..
Exd 20:4 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:
Lev 26:1 Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up [any] image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I [am] the LORD your God.
Deu 4:16 Lest ye corrupt [yourselves], and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female,
Deu 4:23 Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye forget the covenant of the LORD your God, which he made with you, and make you a graven image, [or] the likeness of any [thing], which the LORD thy God hath forbidden thee.
Deu 4:25 When thou shalt beget children, and children’s children, and ye shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt [yourselves], and make a graven image, [or] the likeness of any [thing], and shall do evil in the sight of the LORD thy God, to provoke him to anger:
Deu 5:8 Thou shalt not make 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 waters beneath the earth:
Isa 40:19 The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains.
Isa 44:9 They that make a graven image [are] all of them vanity; and their delectable things shall not profit; and they [are] their own witnesses; they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed.
Isa 44:10 Who hath formed a god, or molten a graven image [that] is profitable for nothing?

Ornaments hung on a tree… Not only are they graven images, but the tree itself is an image, an idol.
Combine these graven images, hung on a tree, some being Christ, hung on the tree, and then we have Christmas morning, when all gather around the TREE, Hold Hands and sing.. Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree, How I love thee Oh Christmas tree!

Your Children will bow and kneel before these idols, these images, all this paganism.
They will participate, just like the rest of the world, kneeling before YOUR GOD!
You will exchange gifts and ALL FOCUS IS AROUND THIS IMAGE, THIS SYMBOL THAT IT IS CHRISTMAS IN YOUR HOME… the TREE!

ALL THE WHILE, ON SOME TABLE ACROSS THE ROOM, OR ACROSS THE HOUSE, YOUR NATIVITY SEEN EXISTS TO SETTLE YOUR CONSCIOUS. Ya Right! You probably forgot to put it up!

Do you want more?…
And you call yourselves Christians? I am personally insulted by the good folks claiming the name of Christ and joining the world for this holiday of pagan worship.
Eph 4:19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
Deuteronomy 18:9-12 (18:9) “when thou are come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. (18:1O) There shall not be found among you {any one} that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, {or} that useth divination, {or} an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch. (18:11) Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. (18:12) For all that do these things {are} an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.”
Causing your children to bow before these pagan idols, whether santa, frosty, or any other graven image on the Christmas Tree, or for the Tree itself being the center of tradition, of WORSHIP, or santa and his MAGIC, his wizardry, the wizardry of frosty coming alive, the magic of Christmas…
Deuteronomy 18:9-12 (18:9) “when thou are come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. (18:1O) There shall not be found among you {any one} that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, {or} that useth divination, {or} an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch. (18:11) Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. (18:12) For all that do these things {are} an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.”
Why do I shun Christmas trees, ornaments, and decorations that folks use?
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OUR FAMILY COULD DO IT ON DECEMBER 1ST, OR JANUARY 10TH, THE BIBLE DOES NOT INSTRUCT US TO RECOGNIZE SUCH AN OCCASION ON AN ANNUAL EVENT, BUT HE DOES NOT SPEAK AGAINST IT EITHER.

WE DO UTILIZE THE WEEKS BEFORE, AND THE DAY OF THE 25TH FOR ARE PARTICULAR TIME TO CONSIDER HIS LOVE AND GIFT, CHRIST JESUS.
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