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A lot of Christians believe that Christmas is about the celebration of the birth of Jesus. This belief stems from traditions that have been passed down through the generations. Many believe that they are giving honour to God in partaking in this celebration without knowing the roots and origins of this time of year. This article will investigate the concepts of the Christmas season and its origins to expose it for what it truly is. Under the gloss and glow of this celebration are deceptions and imagery that are hidden in plain sight.
Will you remain ignorant of the truth being distracted in all the bliss and gloss that is steeped in the traditions of man, or will you wake up and see the truth about Christmas?
There have been may things planted lies in the hearts and minds of people that have sole steering them away into idolatry rather than knowing what it means to worship the one true God. The illusion is what many believe to be 'truth' is actually lie. Lies and deception have been perpetuated for thousands of years when God's people started to chase after the other gods of this world.
December 25th was a date that was chosen for pagan sun god worship of Baal that can be traced back all the way to ancient Babylon originating with Nimrod and Tammuz. These pagan traditions were passed along through many different cultures from the Babylonians, Egyptians, Samarians, Palestinians, Greeks, Persians and the Romans.
The date of December 25th influenced the Church during the Roman Empire. The Catholic Church would merge practices and traditions with pagan sun god worship in the 4th century. The sun god (Natalis Solis Invictis) birthday was on December 25th with an honoured celebration every year. The Roman Catholic Church as a means to expand their influence incorporated with pagan traditions of Rome and blended them with Christianity and renamed the festivities Christmas or Christ’s Mass.
Christmas is the syncretism of pagan sun god worship with the Christian man-god, Jesus. The pagans also worshiped men as deities and the birth of Christianity would do the same through the Trinity doctrine.
The Symbolism of the Christmas Tree and its Ornaments
The Christmas tree is one of the most famous symbols throughout the world where it is ornated with lights and decorations with gifts underneath it. Many do not realize what the tree and decorations actually represent.
You shall surely destroy all the places where the nations whom you shall dispossess served their gods, on the high mountains and on the hills and UNDER EVERY GREEN TREE. – Deuteronomy 12:2
Pagans used tree worship thousands of years before the worship of Jesus. They would put up a tree, holly, mistletoe and wreaths that are rooted in worship toward a pagan fertility god. The Christmas tree (green tree) represents an erect male phallus. The circular wreath represents the female vagina. The silver or coloured ball ornaments represent testicles, the tinsel semen and red ribbons are labia.
These things are the perverted symbolic imagery of all the Christmas trees that are in the living rooms of almost every home over the winter holiday season. The imagery has been hidden in plain sight. That's right, it is a decorated erect male phallus and the wreath is an open female vagina that hangs in the doorway. There are also phallic candles placed in the middle of the wreaths on many dining room tables.
Once you come to this truth, you will never look at Christmas decorations the same way again.
And you shall not bring AN ABOMINABLE THING INTO YOUR HOUSE and become devoted to destruction like it. You shall utterly detest and abhor it, for it is devoted to destruction. – Deuteronomy 7:26
The altar of the Christmas tree is a display of fertility emblems with offerings and gifts to the goddess of fertility and childbirth that are placed underneath it. The goddess of fertility is the consort of Baal and has been worshipped as Asherah, Astarte, Artemis, Athena, Isis, Gaia, Nana, Austron, Ostara, Eastre, Easter, Aphrodite, Eostre, Astoreth, Ishtar, Diana, Ninurta, Cres, Nut, Venus, Indrani, Devaki, Tanit and many others throughout history.
Moreover, many Wiccans to this day celebrate the Vernal Equinox that is about fertility and sex that points to the impregnation of Asherah and the birth of Baal (the sun god).
And there is danger not only that this trade of ours may come into disrepute but also that the temple of the great goddess ARTEMIS may be counted as nothing, and that she may even be deposed from her magnificence, she whom all Asia and the world worship.” – Acts 19:27
Many ignorantly celebrate Christmas. They are deceived and do not have the knowledge of the truth.
“Therefore say to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord GOD: REPENT AND TURN AWAY FROM YOUR IDOLS, and turn away your faces from all your abominations. – Ezekiel 14:6
Santa Claus/ Krampus
Satan Claus is a false god that attempts to take on the characteristics of the one true God. He is portrayed as an omnipresent and all-knowing being who judges by handing out blessings and curses. Santa is known as the rewarder of good boys and girls. Before the 19th century, there was a beast like creature named Krampus that was a companion to Santa who captured the naughty boys and girls and put them in a sack in order to eat them. Krampus eventually evolved into elves who made toys for the children. Santa is a false god who has evil companions who carry out tasks for him.
Many will acknowledge the origins of Christmas, but will argue that it is not what it means to them; therefore, if they erect a tree and ornate it in their home it means whatever they want it to mean even though it has everything has to do with fertility god worship. They then go on to say that they are acknowledging and worshiping God instead.
The question that needs to be asked is:
Can we worship God in the ways that pagans worship their gods?
I will not execute the kindling of My anger, I will not return to destroy Ephraim, FOR I AM GOD AND NOT A MAN. In your midst is the Holy One, and I will not enter a city. - Hosea 11:9
Take care that you be not ensnared to follow them, after they have been destroyed before you, and that you do not inquire about their gods, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their gods?—that I also may do the same.’ YOU SHALL NOT WORSHIP THE YAHWEH YOUR GOD IN THAT WAY – Deuteronomy 12:30-31
You shall not bow down to their gods nor serve them, NOR DO AS THEY DO, but you shall utterly overthrow them and break their pillars in pieces. – Exodus 23:24
While Moses was away with God as written in Exodus, the people brought their gold together and melted it into a golden calf to worship it. What is interesting is that they wanted to worship their idol while acknowledging God at the same time.
And he received the gold from their hand and fashioned it with a graving tool and made a golden calf. And they said, “These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt!” When Aaron saw this, he built an altar before it. And AARON MADE PROCLAMATION AND SAID, “Tomorrow shall be a feast to Yahweh.” – Exodus 32:4-5
They wanted to worship God, but wanted to do it with an addition of an idol. The way that they worshiped God was via the idolatry of the pagans. Even though the people desired to worship the one true God, they were not. It was an abomination.
And the LORD said to Moses, “Go down, for your people, whom you brought up out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves. THEY HAVE TURNED ASIDE QUICKLY OUT OF THE WAY THAT I COMMANDED THEM. They have made for themselves a golden calf and have worshiped it and sacrificed to it – Exodus 32:7-8
The Traditions of Man
The traditions of man have seduced the masses away into worshipping idols for thousands of years. The deception is in the attempt at mixing different faiths as a means of worshipping God with the practices and traditions of pagan origin.
TAKE CARE LEST YOUR HEART BE DECEIVED, and you turn aside and serve other gods and worship them – Deuteronomy 11:16
The traditions of men hinder obedience to God.
Man’s traditions have exalted themselves above God's ways. We cannot put God into Christmas because He was never there in the first place.
All the good intentions and sincerity towards God by worshipping a man-god personified through the events, dates and symbolism of Christmas is spiritual adultery.
If you were cheating on your wife and thinking about her while you were doing it does not make it right.
In the same way, if you are thinking about God as a man-god while partaking of pagan events, dates and symbols of Christmas does not make it right either.
It is impossible to worship God like a golden calf. It is idolatry pure and simple.
- The Pagan Roots of Halloween
Many "Christians" do not realize that engaging in the occult holiday of Halloween is following malevolent traditions of man over God's Word. This historic tradition was spawned from ancient Babylon.
© 2013 PlanksandNails
PlanksandNails (author) on December 13, 2013:
Once the images and symbols that have been hidden in plain sight jump out at you, the illusion is dispelled for what it truly means. I find it very sobering.
Thanks again for your latest article. I believe that it is such a relevant message to the times we are in. God Bless.
PlanksandNails (author) on December 13, 2013:
Although you may say Wicca is relatively new, its practice can be traced all the way back to Leviticus in the Bible. It may not be called Wicca, but it is the same thing under a different mask. The Queen of Heaven, Asherah, Asthoreth, and Astarte all have the same pagan origins. The many Wiccan pagan goddesses are named on this list here,
Thanks for leaving your thoughts and comments.
James C Moore from The Great Midwest on December 13, 2013:
Hey, I get it. Pagan influences abound in our 'holiday' celebrations. Keep in mind, then like now the believers were surrounded by non- believing cultures. But let's get something straight. As with any other "birthday", we celebrate the event NOT the date. The occurrence of the living God personified in the flesh via Jesus Christ is the event that we celebrate. The date December 25 is not the focus of a disciple's celebration of the Christ (anointed one) Mass (celebration), rather the happening and what it represented is our cause to be cheerful. It's not December 25th or not that matters so much as it is the prophecy of Isaiah coming to pass.
freeradicalsteve on December 13, 2013:
We do not celebrate Christmas in our home per se, but now I know more about the "signs and symbols" I will be talking to my wife about her desire for a few "winter" type decorations in the home (we don't have a tree but we do have a wreath most years). Thanks for this.
Lori Colbo from Pacific Northwest on December 13, 2013:
Interesting. I don't decorate and haven't for years. I don't much enjoy Christmas, but not for the reasons you gave. I've known for many years that the birth of Christ was not on Dec. 25. However, I do reflect on Christ's birth that day because that is the day chosen (for whatever reason). I find no harm in that. My heart is worshiping the Lord, not a day, holiday, or season. Christmas (the holiday, not Christ) to me has become a god in itself. Consumerism, greed, entitlement, ingratitude, and Walmart soil this season. I get your point about all the paganism, I will be pondering that, maybe do a little research myself.
You write a lot about the modern church and how unscriptural they are which is fine. I would love though to see a hub from you how the Lord has blessed and worked in your life.
Mackenzie Sage Wright on December 13, 2013:
Interesting article. I would have to say though that the quote "Many Wiccans to this day celebrate the Vernal Equinox that is about fertility and sex that points to the impregnation of Asherah and the birth of Baal " is inaccurate. For one thing, Wicca is a 70 year old religion; saying 'to this day' implies we've been around all this time worshipping our Gods. And secondly, while we celebrate the Vernal Equinox, most of us don't worship Asherah or Baal specifically-- or sun Gods specifically. Other than that I can see why some Christians don't celebrate Christmas. But holidays are really what a person makes of them, I think.
charlie from From Kingdom of God living on Planet earth in between the oceans on December 12, 2013:
and this is why i do not accept xmas as a Christian celebration and am willing to take the flack from the the church system for teaching this truth also. we cannot mix the Holy with the profane and expect God's blessings. This xmas lie is a good example of taking the Lord's name in vain as it is saying God is in something He abhors.
anyone teaching the xmas lie does not understand God and His ways and is in fact, promoting false gods regardless of what they say it means to them.
another good article my brother