Christians need to know the pagan history of Christmas to ensure that they are worshipping their true God in both Spirit & in truth. We’ll start back to the time before Christians started celebrating Christmas. Yes, it is a fact that this holiday was practiced long before Christianity was classified as a religion and the early church was formed. It was only known by different names. It’s a pagan festival. Now if you refer back to the history lesson given on Nimrod, the Sun god, the Mystery Religion of Babylon, and Paganism, you will recall that believers and followers of the sun-god celebrate his birthday around the Winter Solstice, on December 25th, the time when the sun is closest to the earth. December 21st is the shortest day of the year.
Followers of the sun-god around the world celebrate this day, December 25th, as the day of birth of their god. This is the day when it is believed that the sun-god is reborn. Many of the practices, customs, and rituals that stem from this day are all pagan. The Romans celebrated Saturnalia, a festival dedicated to Saturn, their sun-god, that ran from the 17th to 24th of December. This festival included gift giving, orgies, and drunkenness.
When Christianity was adopted by Rome through Constantine, it did not replace their paganish customs, it was infiltrated and corrupted by paganism. Only those who had held true to the Word of God and did not accept the Roman’s worldy twist were able to withstand. The early church objected to the celebration of Christmas. You see in the time of Constantine, Christianity was on the rise. There were many riots and uprising due to the conversion of pagans to Christianity. Rather than extend the violence, Constantine claimed he had a vision of the cross of Christ and this was the reason for him being in power. He later declared Christianity as the Roman Empire’s official religion.
While it would seem that it was a win for Jesus & Christianity, it turned into something quite worse. They held the First Council of Nicaea in which they decided on doctrine, practices, and customs that would go along with Christianity, in purpose to allow the already pagans to continue their same worship, but have Christians feel involved. Catholicism was born, which is the use of Jesus intermingled with the idols & religion of mystery Babylon (paganism).
It was here where it was decided that along with Easter, another pagan holiday, that Christians would worship the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25th, along with their sun-god Saturn. They named it “Christ”-“Mass” They discussed the customs and practices. It was the perfect solution for Rome. They were able to continue with their pagan gods worship and Christians felt as if they were able to worship the birth of our Savior, Jesus. However for Christians, that was false.
Now this tradition which started for “Christians” in the 4th Century A.D., was passed down through centuries over 1500 years until now. A lot of the practices developing and the acceptance of them growing, until now at this point in time they are not questioned. It’s a wildly practiced holiday all over the world. It is a tradition of man, that through acceptance has generated spiritual energy to those practicing’s detriment. From this history alone it should be understood that Christmas is not a Christian holiday that believers should be celebrating. There is however much more evidence when reviewing the history and meaning of the symbols & practices associated with Christmas.
Though you may feel that you still are worshipping our Jesus on Christmas regardless of what the pagans are doing, please know this is incorrect. We are not to worship God in the way WE want, but how He wants. When the children of Israel were freed from Egypt and built their idols in order to worship God, Moses quickly tore it down. They were commanded not to worship Him as the Pagans & Gentiles did.
We are to worship Jesus exactly the way He commands and it should be everyday. The only reason someone should celebrate Christmas is if it is found in the bible. If it is not, then it is a tradition of man. Christians should reject all tradition of men.
Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. (Colossians 2:8 NKJV)