PAGAN CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

Revelation18:4-5

And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. 5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.

In ancient Rome, the pagan people celebrated Saturnalia festival in respect of the Roman god Saturn on 25th-December: Hundreds of years before the birth of Christ. Saturn was the Roman god of agriculture, liberation and time and parties!, It was a time of feasting, role reversals, free speech, gift-giving and revelry (gender-bending sex, drinking, telling people off, trading gifts and doing whatever you want). People exchanged gifts, sang songs (carols) and decorated their homes with evergreen trees. December 25 was the winter solstice on the Roman calendar, the shortest day of the year. Saturnalia was a lawless, drunken time in Rome where literally anything was okay — this was the original Purge, in which laws were suspended for a brief stretch of time.

There are many pagan holiday traditions connected to Christmas, including mistletoe, which symbolized fertility and new life during the Yuletide.

Another winter-solstice festival, Yule, was observed by Germanic people who connected to Odin, king of the Norse gods. This pagan festival was also later wrapped up into Christmas: The Yule log, decorated tree, and wassailing can all be traced back to this Teutonic celebration. After solstice, the darkest night of the year, the renewal of light and the coming of the new year was celebrated in the later Roman Empire at the Dies Natalis of Sol Invictus, the “Birthday of the Unconquerable Sun (Tammuz),” on December 25.

The First Christmas (A.D)

The birth of Jesus didn't connect to pagan rituals in Jesus' lifetime, or even soon after he died. Early Christians didn't celebrate Jesus’ birth day. The account of Jesus’ birth is recorded in the gospel of Matthew and Luke and they were written around 100A.D after Jesus' birth and don't mention the actual day of his birth. Celebration of birthdays was not a common practice in Israel, if it were so, the birthday of prophets, kings and patriarchs would be recorded in the bible and remembered.

The first Christmas feast held on December 25 was in Rome in 336 A.D., after Christianity had become the Empire's official religion. The date was chosen as a way of superseding the winter solstice with a Christian celebration. (Solstice songs were transformed into early versions of the Christmas carols we sing today). By holding Christmas at the same time as traditional winter solstice festivals, church leaders increased the chances that Christmas would be popularly embraced, but gave up the ability to dictate how it was celebrated. By the middle Ages, Christianity had for the most part, replaced the pagan roman religion.

 

On Christmas, believers attended church, then celebrated wildly in a drunken, carnival-like atmosphere similar to today’s Mardi Gras. Each year, a beggar would be crowned the “lord of misrule” and eager celebrants played the part of his subjects. The poor would go to the houses of the rich and demand their best food and drink. If owners failed to comply, their visitors would most likely terrorize them with mischief. Christmas became the time of year when the upper classes could give back to society by entertaining the less fortunate citizens.

Christmas was not always a popular holiday until 800 A.D when it gained prominence when Charlemagne was crowned emperor of the Holy Roman Empire on Christmas Day. In the 17th century England; the Puritan government banned Christmas outright for 18 years, claiming it was a wasteful, sinful festival which went against true Christian values. Christmas mass was a punishable offence, as were hanging holly, dancing and feasting. The ban proved hugely unpopular and many continued their celebrations behind closed doors. But disapproval spread to the colonies, and Christmas was prohibited in New England until 1681. Anyone caught celebrating was fined five shillings.

Although it outlasted the Puritans, Christmas remained frowned-upon for decades in some parts of America, and didn't become a legally recognized federal holiday until 1870. By that time, the Victorians had revolutionized the yuletide season, steering it away from coarse revelling towards gift-giving, with many of the recognizable symbols and rituals we know today. It wasn’t until the 19th century that Americans began to embrace Christmas. Americans re-invented Christmas, and changed it from a wild carnival holiday into a family-centered day of peace and reminiscence.

Who is Santa Claus?

Leviticus 18:21

And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.

According to Langer's Encyclopedia of World History, (article “Santa”),Santa” was a common name for Nimrod throughout Asia Minor. This was also the same fire god who came down the chimneys of the ancient pagans and the same fire god to whom infants were burned and eaten in human sacrifice which was a common practice in Egypt and in Asia. God through Moses the Prophet forbade the children of Israel from sacrificing their children to the fire god.

Leviticus 18:21

And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.

 

It has always been a successful skillful wicked practice of the Roman Catholic Church to Christianize pagan festivals; St. Nicholas was a monk who was born in Turkey around 280A.D, he gave away all his inherited wealth and traveled all around the rural villages helping the poor, the sick and children stoodby waiting to receive gifts from him thereby becoming known as the protector of children and sailors.

During the 4th century, the Catholic Church canonized St. Nicholas and he obtained a new name borrowed from the Babylonian paganism spirit Odin (Nimrod), or “Santa Claus” whose birthday was celebrated on the old Saturnalia festival or the Christianized Christmas. Santa Claus or St. Nicholas became the Centre of the celebration and he was named “The Father Christmas”. Therefore there is no Christmas without Santa Claus.

The Father Christmas’ red suit and his long white beard was the way the spirit of Odin appeared to the early Saturnalia celebrant during the night before Christmas on the winter solstice.

Dear friends, I want you to know that Santa Claus nor his given title of Father Christmas; has no connection with Jesus Christ. All Christmas celebrations, the praise and worship, the drink and food offerings are attributed to Santa Claus and not to Jesus Christ; if it was so, we would have to find it written in the Holy Scriptures, the Bible. Therefore get rid of the Christmas Spirit and come to Jesus for the salvation of your soul.

The Christmas tree

The modern Christmas tree originated in Germany. But the Germans got it from pagan Rome, who got it directly from the Babylonians and the Egyptian cults.

“An old Babylonian fable told of an evergreen tree which sprang out of a dead tree stump. The old stump symbolized the dead Nimrod, the new evergreen tree symbolized that Nimrod had come to life again in Tammuz! Among the Druids the oak was sacred, among the Egyptians it was the palm, and in Rome it was the fir tree, which was decorated with red berries during the Saturnalia!”

Therefore the evergreen Christmas tree represents the ever-existing sun god Nimrod who had died but re-incarnated in his son Tammuz, it’s a symbol of re-birth and life and the Coloured balls decorated upon it represents the goddess of fertility and sex. The jingle bells hang on the tree has nothing to do with Christianity but has its origin in the Yuletide pagan festival and the song itself titled Jingle Bells was not a spiritual song and its intention was not originally for Christmas celebrations but for thanks giving; its original title was ‘’One Horse Open Sleigh’’ written in 1857 by ‘’James Lord Pierpont’’ a wicked man. According to the Babylonians Saturnalia festivals, the coming of spirit of Odin was signified by the Ringing of the Jingo Bells in the midst of the solstice night, just as it is today on the high hills of Africa in the midnights; there bells ringing on some occasions and it’s a common belief that they are ghosts making the jingle bells.

What a completely a pagan festival!!! It’s an abomination to the Lord for any professing Christian to take part in such a wicked celebration for whatsoever reason, get out of Babylon my brethrens; the Lord Jesus has sent me to warn you, He has given me a Trumpet to Blow and Behind me an Angel of the Lord who confirms the Words of Truth that I speak to you this day.

Get out of Babylon and Awake from your slumbering oh sleeping Bride of Christ; Behold the Bride Groom cometh (Matthew25:6).

Origin of Caroling (Christmas Carols)

Caroling actually began as the Germanic and Norse traditions of wassailing. Wassailers went from home to home, drunk off of their asses, singing to their neighbors and celebrating their “good health.” The traditional wassail beverage was a hot mulled cider, spiked with alcohol or fermented.

Carols were first sung in Europe thousands of years ago, but these were not Christmas carols. They were pagan songs sung at the winter solstice celebrations as people danced round stone circles. The word carol actually means Dance or a song of praise and joy! Carols used to be written and sung during all the four seasons, but only the tradition of singing them at Christmas has really survived. Early Christians took over pagan solstice celebrations for Christmas and gave people Christian songs to sing instead of pagan ones.

Jeremiah 10:2-3:

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.

 

Since today we have known the origin of such a pagan festival of Christmas which is embraced everywhere globally by both Christians of almost all denominations and by other religions and pagans, Christmas is the most celebrated day of the year worldwide not because Jesus was born and that people are receiving salvation on that day, but it’s a day of waste, a time of carnival, feasting and rejoicing, children are only permitted to go clubbing and karaoke on this great festival day. People make lots of savings all to be spent in this sinister day for meats, beers, concerts, making new friends, making love and sex all in respect of the spirit of Christmas which is the god of fertility. It’s a day for best sales ever for almost all companies, textile, butchery, gift cards, beverages, music industry, Christmas trees, etc.

You might be mentally superstitious trying to Christianize Christmas like I once thought; You may want to bring back Jesus Christ in Christmas and make the day more spiritual, but understand my friend that Jesus has never been it. It’s from paganism to paganism and for pagan gods. If you want to be spiritual, then turn away from the works of the Nicolaitans, get out of Babylon and be filled with Holy Spirit for the renewal of your mind, otherwise the world is so corrupted and polluted with much religious deception but the whole crime is attributed to the Roman Catholic Church, she is mystery Babylon, the mother of all harlots (Revelation17:4-6)

You may say, Lawrence; what about Colossians 2:16-17? Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days: 17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ. Apostle Paul was talking about the feasts which were already instituted in the Holy Scriptures by Moses the servant of God, feats like, the Passover, Unleavened bread, first fruit, feast of Trumpets, feast of Pentecost, feast of Tabernacles, feast of Atonement, the Holy Sabbath, etc; these did Apostle Paul permit the Jewish and gentile Christians who were rooted in the Hebrew culture to continue celebrating but not keeping the old traditions thereof. Christmas and Easter were not among these feasts because their root is only in paganism.

 

Revelation18:4-5

And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. 5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.

''AWAKENING THE SLEEPING BRIDE OF CHRIST''

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