The Catholic Church adopted every pagan aspect of this abominable custom, including the date, and simply renamed it.Now instead of representing the birth of Tammuz or Saturn (or any of the sun-gods), it was supposed to celebrate the birth of Christ. “It was in the fifth century that the Roman Catholic Church commanded that the birth of Christ be observed forever on December 25th, the day of the old Roman feast of the birth of Sol–one of the names of the sun-god.” Nothing could be plainer.Instead we may discover sinister implications in many Christmas practices, and origins heavily steeped in ancient pagan idolatry.Once you know the shocking truth about Christmas, as the facts are presented in this pamphlet, you may well wonder whether Christians should celebrate it at all!
The Bible is God’s complete and final revelation to man, and it tells us everything we need to know for our spiritual lives (II Timothy ).
Perhaps for us to affix a “date of birth” to Christ, who always existed, is to detract from His divinity. ” Is there any passage anywhere in the Bible encouraging us to celebrate Christ’s birth? This author continues, and answers himself: Christmas “. He would have told us when to celebrate it, and how to celebrate it.
One thing is certain; if God wanted the church to celebrate the birth of His Son, One author asked: “… But Christ never told anyone to celebrate His birthday.
But not once in the Bible does God tell us to celebrate Christmas!
We’re told to remember the Lord’s death, but nowhere are we told to celebrate His birth. We’re supposed to live by the teaching of God’s holy Word.
This day was universally recognized and celebrated as the birthday of the sun god, Mithra, who also was known by other names in different parts of the world.