The Truth About Christmas!



Part 1

Thank you for taking the time to read this publication. I want to state first, that this book is not about exposing the pagan origins of Christmas. There have been countless numbers of documented, well- written books and pamphlets tracing the origins and evolution of the holiday that is today called “Christmas”, (as well as Easter, Halloween and others). The question that led to the writing of this book is this: according to what is written in the scriptures, what does God think about Christmas, Easter, and other well-beloved and highly- esteemed holidays? Does the Lord approve or disapprove? Are these festivals ordained of God or are they man-made?

Many people today celebrate and take part in Christmas. All around the world people of diverse cultures and backgrounds participate in some way in what has come to be known as Christmas. People will complain about the “commercialism” that has corrupted the “ true spirit of Christmas “. Many professing Christians will hang signs or buy trinkets which state “Jesus is the reason for the season”. Is Jesus Christ really the reason for the season? Christian and pagan alike embrace hands and keep this age-old festival.

Deuteronomy 29:29 reads, “ The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.” I would recommend you to read all of chapter 29 to understand in context where this verse comes from . The children of Israel were entering into a covenant with the Lord, and being admonished not to turn their hearts away from God by going after the ways and customs of the heathen . They had been delivered from bondage into freedom and were warned not to run after the gods of the nations around them. It is fact that nowhere in scripture is the birth date of Christ revealed. Nor is it sanctioned or ordained of God that we are to hold an annual feast on December 25th, January 6th, or any other day to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. It is also a well documented fact that December 25th is, and has been, a holy day for pagan festivals such as the winter solstice, the Saturnalia, and others which in some way involve sun worship, and / or other pagan deities.God has chosen not to reveal to us the birth date of Christ. One only has to open an encyclopedia and look up ‘Christmas’ to see that men, “church fathers”, chose that day and appointed it as the birth date of Christ. To accommodate the people, the old festivals were renamed and continued, ‘old gods for new’.

But people will say, “O.K., but Christmas is about family, goodwill…. And what’s wrong with celebrating Jesus’ birthday, even if December 25th isn’t technically correct “? Again, article is not propaganda promoting the cause against Christmas. The real problem today is that most people do not know God. Jesus said in John 7:17, “If any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself”. God’s will is that we should know and understand Him. (Jeremiah 9: 23,24) So if God hasn’t revealed the birth date of Christ to us, what has He revealed? What belongs to us and our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law ?

Part 2

“Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? Purge out therefore the old leaven that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us”. 1 Corinthians 5: 6&7

Every year, a holiday is celebrated, seemingly insignificant when compared to Christmas or Easter, mostly by the Jewish people, called Passover. In honor of the Jewish festival, stores will stock up on kosher food, and offer calendars honoring the year 575? Something, but not much notice is paid to it by the masses.

The Passover commemorates the exodus of the ancient Israelites from bondage in Egypt to freedom to serve the Lord. God entered into a covenant with His people and brought them into the land He promised their fathers. The Lord had plagued Egypt and their pharaoh for not releasing His people as He commanded. Finally, God had His people take a lamb and examine it for four days, making sure the lamb was without blemish. They were then to sacrifice the lamb and cover their door posts with the blood thereof. Lastly they were to roast and eat the lamb whole, not breaking any of it’s bones. God promised that night He would put to death all the firstborn in Egypt, but He would pass over the houses on which He saw the lamb’s blood on the door post. The Israelites were delivered and led to the Red Sea. God ordained that the Jews keep this feast each year, remembering the mighty work He had done on their behalf.

Many years later, Jesus Christ was gathered with His disciples in a large furnished upper room. People from all over the land were swarming into Jerusalem to celebrate and keep the holiest of all the Jewish feasts, the Passover. Lambs that had under gone thorough inspections for the previous four days were to be sacrificed after the rising of the sun. Jesus Himself rode into Jerusalem four days prior and taught in the temple daily, being questioned by the Pharisees, the Sadducees, and the Herodians. And try as they may, none could find fault nor blemish in anything Jesus answered, but on the contrary were silenced by the greatness of His wisdom. And now, the night beginning the feast, Jesus took some bread, broke and handed it to his disciples, saying, “Take, eat, this is my body which is given for you, do this in remembrance of me”. He then passed to them a cup and said, “This cup is the New Testament in my blood, which is shed for you, drink it”. The next morning, Jesus Christ was crucified, nailed to the cross as the propitiation God had foreordained for the forgiveness of sin. That day Jesus Christ was revealed as the mediator of the New Testament, the fulfillment of the Passover, to bring all who believe on Him, Jew and Gentile, from the bondage of sin into the freedom of life through faith in his blood. God has given to us to know the days upon which Jesus was crucified, raised from the dead, and the pouring out of the Holy Ghost on the day of Pentecost. In His wisdom, God has withheld the date of Christ’s birth.

Part 3

“Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth”. I Corinthians 5: 8.

Jesus Christ came to reconcile us back to Himself. People are separated from God because of their sin. Jesus is the Lamb of God, slain for our sins. It is written that the whole world lies in wickedness (I John 5:19). The Lord admonishes us to come out of the world and its ways, to be a separated people unto Him. If this book has in any way challenged you to re think Christmas, Easter, Halloween or other highly-esteemed holidays, I ask you to seek the Lord. God says that if we ask Him for wisdom, he will abundantly provide. I am not urging you to keep and observe the Jewish holidays, but know that Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of these feasts, the law, and the prophets. Celebrate Jesus Christ himself, every day!