Have you ever wondered about Christmas? Have you ever questioned other aspects of this incredible holiday since you first knew you didn’t have Santa Claus? Have you ever wondered where Christmas came from? Why are there Christmas trees? Where did the idea for Santa Claus come from? Why is this day celebrated on December 25? What do all these symbols and festivals really mean? What is God’s view of these things? If you were surprised when you first discovered the truth about Santa Claus, you will be even more surprised at the rest of the story.
Christmas is not a Christian!
It may be shocking, but there are no Christians about Christmas. It was a man who created the word “Christmas” from the phrase “Mass of Christ”. Thus, the name of Christ became associated with this holiday, and millions began to believe it was a Christian ritual. The truth is that this holiday took place centuries before Jesus was born with the same symbols and rituals. In fact, it was not part of Christian profession until several hundred years after the Savior’s sentence and ascension to heaven.
This truth has been confirmed by testimony from both religious and secular authorities. The 1911 edition of the Catholic Encyclopedia shows that Christmas began in Egypt, not Palestine.
Christmas was not the earliest festival of the church … the first proof of the feast is from Egypt … pagan customs centered around the January calendar drawn to Christmas.
Christmas celebrations were not accepted during the days of the Apostles and the early New Testament Church. Consider the words of the 1944 edition of the American Encyclopedia.
According to many authorities, Christmas was not celebrated in the first century of the Christian Church. The common use of Christianity was not to celebrate their birth, but to celebrate the death of celebrities.
The Origins of Christmas
Bible authority and secular historians agree that from the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus hundreds of years later, the celebration of the birth of Christ did not enter the church. It was until the 5th century that the Roman Catholic Church ordered that this day be celebrated. In addition, the church directed this celebration to take place on the same day as the pagan festival dedicated to worshiping the sun god.
The relationship between Christmas and various pagan customs is fully documented. Not only that day, but the symbol is closely related to the religious practices accepted in the pagan world. William Walsh, a famous Christmas authority, writes:
… The Christmas Festival is a gradual evolution from an era that goes back long in the Christian era … it is layered on the pagan festival, Many of these rituals are just pagan adaptations to Christian rituals. (Santa Claus’s story p.58)
… Around 21 December, the ancient Greeks celebrated a festival known as Buccaneer or honoring the wine god Bacchus. At these festivals, people succumbed to singing, dancing, and other fun that often passes the limits of dignity and order. (Santa Claus’s story p.65)
… Saturn, held in honor of Saturn, the god of time, began on December 17 and lasted for seven days. These often resulted in riots and confusion. Therefore, the terms Buccanaria and Saturnaria were notorious in later times. (Santa Claus’s story p.65)
Why is it December 25?
Today, most of the world celebrates Christmas on December 25th. Werner Keller writes the Bible as history.
December 25 is called the AD 324 Christmas Day for the first time in writing. Under the Roman Emperor Justinian (500s), it was recognized as an official holiday. Old Roman festivals played a major role in the selection of this particular day. December 25 of ancient Rome was “ Natari Invictus Death ”, “ Birthday of the Unconquered Sun ”, the day of the Winter Solstice, and at the same time the last day of Saturn in Rome … Free Carnival. .. (p.331) As is
evident from historical records, Christmas began in pre-Christian times and was celebrated by the pagan world for centuries after Christ’s death. This day was accepted by the Roman Catholic Church in the 5th century. Where did the pagans get their ideas about such celebrations?
Through her politics and the use of the name of her son Nimrod, Smeramis became the queen of Babylon, the home of Cardi Mystery. She was also regarded as “the queen of heaven” and “the mother of God’s son”. After these generations of idolatry customs and traditions, Nimrod came to be regarded as the son of the sun god Baal. He and his mother have become major worshipers as Madonna and children.