I recently came into some new information about Christmas and Easter and their pagan origins. I’ll touch on Easter at another time, as the Christmas holiday is right around the corner, and I’d like to address that first. There are so many different articles and videos on YouTube talking about this subject, and I had heard about it before, but was never willing to give up my Christmas traditions just because of its pagan roots. It’s one of the hardest things for “Christians” today to let go of. I’ve even met and conversed with Christians who confess that Christmas is pagan and are well aware of its roots, yet they still celebrate it. Santa Claus and everything…
I’ve also met people who don’t celebrate Easter (because it’s pagan) or Halloween (because it’s evil), but when the subject of Christmas being pagan comes up in conversation, they want to change the subject or ignore it altogether. Or they’ll justify it with some babble about how it doesn’t matter because “God knows my heart.”
Do you know what the Bible says about the hearts of men? It says that we are wicked. WICKED. God clearly commands us not to worship him as the pagans do, but we do it anyway! If you’re already aware of the pagan origins of Christmas, then I urge you to begin praying and asking the Holy Spirit to give you his guidance and direction on this issue. I can’t convince you to stop celebrating pagan holidays, but he can, and if you allow him to, he’ll bless you tremendously as you begin to walk in his ways.
I’ll summarize what I’ve learned about the origins of Christmas briefly here, and I’ll paste a link to another video that you can watch for further study. I’m still studying myself and am no expert on this subject, and I’d encourage you to research these things for yourself and test everything against the scriptures (as the video I’ll post below also states.) But basically, it’s been known for sometime that the traditions we uphold during the “holiday” season originated from the worship of Nimrod. Everything, from the Christmas tree decorations to the giving of gifts is rooted in pagan and satanic origins. The Christmas tree represents the phallic obelisk, which is a symbol of Nimrod, and the giving of gifts to children used to actually be the giving OF children as sacrifices to pagan deities. Seriously. Look this stuff up yourself. Don’t take my word for it. I’m giving you this “teaser” in an effort to pique your curiosity, so you’ll do your own due diligence.
Once I began my study of these things, it didn’t take much for me to decide that I want nothing more to do with them. I even gave up yoga (which I loved until I realized the poses were rooted in paganism.)
Like I said, I can’t convince anyone to give up their family traditions and won’t try. I’m simply here to plant the seeds and allow God to do his work to grow and flourish them. I hope you’ll consider what I’ve said here as a starting point to doing your own research and discovering what our Savior has to say on this subject. Here is a scripture from Jeremiah 10:
1 Hear ye the word which the Lord speaketh unto you, O house of Israel:
2 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.
3 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.
4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.
5 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.
I don’t know about you, but that sounds awfully familiar. And God blatantly says “don’t do these things!”
I understand how difficult it may be to let go of the traditions we’ve held for so long as a culture, but I believe there is a big awakening happening right now. God is bringing his people out of captivity and we are nearing a very interesting time during which the veil will soon be lifted and we will see things as they really are. And, let me tell you how much of a blessing it has been already since I decided that we were no longer going to celebrate Christmas and Easter. Though I don’t believe that continuing to celebrate those holidays is an issue of my salvation being lost, I do believe that God blesses those who worship him in spirit and in truth. For me, that means loving him the way that he’s asked us to love him—by keeping his commandments.
Also, don’t think that giving up Christmas and Easter will make your life boring or less fun. YHVH lays out 7 feasts in Exodus that we are to keep. The spring feasts were fulfilled when Jesus (Yeshuah) came, and the fall feasts will be fulfilled at his second coming. So instead of Christmas, we can start rehearsing for that time through the observance of his fall feasts! You give up 2 holidays and get 7 holy days in return. How cool is that?
Again, do your research and test everything I’m saying here against the scriptures. Here are a couple of video teachings by 119 Ministries that you can check out as well to learn the truth about Christmas: