Christ Was NOT Born in December!

Christ Was NOT Born in December! 

Does it Matter?

JESUS WAS NOT BORN IN DECEMBER
in the scriptures sinners aloneNOT saints 
celebrate their birthdays.”  
– the Catholic Encyclopedia

“In the Scriptures, no one is recorded
to have kept a feast or held a great banquet
on his birthday. It is only sinners who make
great rejoicings over the day in which they
were born into this world”
– (Catholic Encyclopedia, 1908 edition,
     Vol. 3, p. 724, “Natal Day”).

“(Christmas)- Such a festival came under
the condemnation of Galatians 4:9-11,
and should have no place in a Christian church.”
-Romanism vs. Apostolic Christianity,
Helgerson;  Dr. Ironside; (Chicago); 1919

“But now you know God… So why are you turning
back to those weak and worthless beliefs?
Do you want to be slaves to them all over again?
You are observing special days and months and
seasons and years!….I am afraid that somehow
I have wasted my efforts on you.”
(Galatians 4:9-11)(NIRV)-BibleGateway

“the general Christian usage was to
celebrate the death of remarkable persons
rather than their birth.”
(Encyclopedia Americana, 1942, Vol.6, 623)

“…the day of one’s death is better
than the day of one’s birth.
The end of a matter is better
than its beginning…”
(Ecclesiastes 7:1,8)(NASB)-BibleGateway

If God had wanted us to celebrate Christ’s birth –
he would have recorded the date – but he didn’t.
But-the exact date and time of his son’s death
WAS recorded.

Not only is the concept “WRONG” for a Birthday
Celebration for Christ – but even the date is wrong,
since the Bible’s account clearly shows that Jesus
was born in a Warm month.  The Fact that all
the pagan sun-gods starting with Nimrod of Ancient
Babylon – celebrated their birthdays on Dec. 25,
makes the compromise even that much worse.

“Clearly, Jesus was not born in December.”
— Christmas
By Darren E. Mays and Michael B. Willey

How do we Know ?

So many people celebrate Jesus’ Birth
in the Cold month of December.  They don’t
even think about it.  They just do it.

Shepherds Sleeping Outdoors at Night
Only in Warmer Months.
Shepherds and Sheep in Bethlehem Warm Months

But those who are familiar with the Bible’s
account of his birth, would know that he was
born in a warm month, when the shepherds were
still sleeping out doors at night – with their
flocks.

“Carefully reading the story in the Bible,
we find that Christ was not born in the winter.
During the winter, it is usually cold and wet i
n the Holy Land. Any good shepherd would not
leave his sheep out in the elements to suffer
from the cold. Look at Luke 2:7-8:
“And she brought forth her firstborn Son,
and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths,
and laid Him in a manger, because there was
no room for them in the inn. Now there were i
n the same country shepherds living out in
the fields, keeping watch over their flock
by night.” “
-Was Christ Really Born on Christmas?
    By Lorelei Nettles

Also, Joseph and Mary would not have traveled
to Bethlehem in the cold wet month of December.
The census was always done in warmer months.

“And there were in the same country
shepherds abiding in the field,
keeping watch over their flock by night”
(Luke 2:8).

“This simple statement from the Gospel of Luke
is sufficient evidence to defeat the argument
that Christ was born on Dec. 25.”
– Christmas
By Darren E. Mays and Michael B. Willey

“It was the practice of shepherds 2,000 years ago
to take their flocks out into the fields during
warm weather and to stay with the flock overnight
to guard against predators. In December, however,
it is too cold for the sheep to be in the fields
and they were kept in pens.”
– Christmas
By Darren E. Mays and Michael B. Willey

“It is clear that our Savior was born before
the 25th of December.  At that time it is cold,
and especially in the high and mountainous regions a
bout Bethlehem”
-noted commentator, Albert Barnes
(Barnes’ Notes on the New Testament, Vol. 1,
Kregel Publications, 1962, p. 189).

“Since the flocks were taken up in late October
there would have been no shepherds in the field
to hear the message of the angel of God
(Luke 2:9-14) had Jesus been born on Dec. 25.”
– Christmas
By Darren E. Mays and Michael B. Willey

Very Cold Winters in December
in Bethlehem and Israel

“Evidence of the harsh nature of the weather
in the Middle East in December can be found i
n recent history. On Dec. 17, 1992, the Israeli
government banished Palestinians to southern
Lebanon because of the bitter cold.”
– (Time, Jan. 11, 1993, pp. 10-22).

“There is no certainty as to the month or day
of the birth [of Jesus]. The Christmas date,
December 25…was…borrowed from a pagan festival.
‘December’… seems unlikely, as unsuitable
for the pasturing of flocks. 
A more probable date –
 is a couple of months earlier”
-(The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia,   
     1986, “Jesus Christ,” p. 1628).

A far more likely scenario is that Jesus was born
in the early autumn, around the time of the biblical
Feast of Tabernacles (Leviticus 23:34-36), when Joseph
and Mary would have traveled to Jerusalem to keep
the Feast along with thousands of other Jewish families.
This also helps us understand why in the town Bethlehem,
a few miles to the south of Jerusalem, “there was no room
for them in the inn” (Luke 2:7)- the town would have been
crowded with other travelers keeping the Feast at this
time of year.

Christ Was Born in a WARM Month! 

JESUS WAS BORN DURING A WARM MONTH
 
CHRIST’S BIRTH – NOT IN THE WINTER! 

“And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby,
keeping watch over their flocks at night.”
(Luke 2:8)(NIV)-BibleGateway

The Biblical account says that the Shepherds and their
sheep were still sleeping outdoors at the time of
Christ’s birth.  Winter-time would have been too Cold.

“…the last week of December corresponds to the tenth
month of the Jewish sacred calendar known as Tebeth,
when there are frequent frosts and occasional snow
florishes in Jerusalem…”
– The Geography of the Bible; by Denis Baly

CHRIST  WAS  PROBABLY  BORN IN LATE SEPTEMBER –
OR EARLY OCTOBER

“It was an ancient custom among the Jews of those days
to send their sheep to the fields and deserts about
Passover (early spring)and
bring them home at
commencement of the first rain…
During the time they were out, the shepherds watched them
night and day, as… the first rains began early
in the month of Marchesvan, which answers to part of our
October… we find that
the sheep were kept out
in the open country during the whole summer,

and as these shepherds had not yet brought home their flocks,
it is a presumptive argument that
October had not yet
commenced(begun)
, and consequently,
our Lord was not born
on the 25th of December,
when no flocks were out in the
fields by night. On this very ground, the nativity in December
should be given up.”
– Adam Clark Commentary, Volume 5, page 347

It is evident that Jesus was not born
during the middle of winter
, for at the time of his birth,
the shepherds were living out in the fields with their
flocks. As the bible says: ‘There were in the same country
shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their
flock by night” (Luke 2:8).
As is well known, the shepherds
in Palestine do not “abide in the fields” during
the winter season because of the extreme, cold
temperatures
.
The shepherds always bring their flocks
in from the mountain slopes and fields
no later than
October 15th! “
– Mede’s Works, 1679. Discourse xlvii

THE WEATHER IN JERUSALEM / BETHLEHEM –
IS BITTER COLD IN DECEMBER

“Israeli meteorologists tracked December weather patterns
for many years and concluded that the climate in Israel
has been essentially constant for at least the last 2,000
years… “broadly speaking, weather phenomena
and climatic conditions as pictured in the Bible
correspond with conditions as observed today”
-The Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible
 (R.B.Y. Scott, Vol. 3, Abingdon Press, Nashville,
  1962, p. 625).

“The temperature in the area of Bethlehem
in December….can drop to well below freezing,
especially at night.
   Describing the weather there,
Sara Ruhin,  chief of the Israeli weather service,
noted in a 1990 press release that the area has
three months of frost:and in December with 29 F.”

Snow is common for two or three days in Jerusalem
and nearby Bethlehem in December and January.
These were the winter months of increased precipitation
in Christ’s time, when the roads became practically
unusable and people stayed mostly indoors.

A common practice of shepherds was keeping their
flocks in the field from April to October,
but in the cold and rainy winter months – they
took their flocks back home and sheltered them.

“as these shepherds had not yet brought home their flocks,
it is a presumptive argument that October had not yet
commenced(begun), and that, consequently, our Lord
was NOT  born on the 25th of December, when no flocks
were out in the fields;
nor could He have been born
later than September, 
as the flocks were still in the
fields by night. On this very ground the nativity in
December should be given up.  The feeding of the
flocks by night in the fields is a chronological fact,
which casts considerable light upon this disputed point”
– (Adam Clarke’s Commentary,
Abingdon Press, Nashville,
      note on Luke 2:8).

SCHOLARS AGREE  —

CHRIST  WAS NOT BORN IN DECEMBER

“These humble pastoral folk are out in the field at night
with their flock – a feature of the story which would
argue against the birth of Christ occurring on Dec. 25
since
the weather would not have permitted it”
– (The Interpreter’s One-Volume Commentary,
     Abingdon Press, Nashville, 1971, note on Luke 2:4-7).

“Shepherds and their flocks would not be found
“abiding” (Gr. agrauleo) in the open fields at night
in December (Tebeth), for the paramount reason
that there would be no pasturage at that time.
It was the custom then (as now) to withdraw the flocks
during the month Marchesven Oct.-Nov.) from the open
districts and house them for the winter.”
– The Companion Bible, Appendix 179

“The temperature in the area of Bethlehem in
December averages around 44 degrees Fahrenheit
but can drop to well below freezing, especially
at night. That area has three months of frost:
December with 29 degrees Fahrenheit.”
-Sara Ruhin,
chief of the Israeli weather service,
a 1990 press release

Evidence of the harsh nature of the weather
in the Middle East in December can be found
in recent history.

(Time Magazine, Jan. 11, 1993, pp. 10-22).
“The news reports in Israel at the time were
filled with pictures of men huddling around
campfires and tents covered with snow.”
There would have been similar weather conditions
in Bethlehem in December – in the year of our
Savior’s birth. Clearly, Jesus was NOT born
in December.

“BETHLEHEM, West Bank, Dec. 24, 2004(AP)-
Several thousand pilgrims celebrated Christmas
Eve in the traditional birthplace of Jesus on Friday.
Many of Friday’s visitors were local Palestinians,
and in a cold, bitter rain, shopkeepers lamented
that business remained in the doldrums.”
-CBS News
A Merrier Christmas In Bethlehem
BETHLEHEM, West Bank, Dec. 24, 2004
By HAITHAM HAMAD
©MMIV, The Associated Press. 

“December – At that time it is cold,
and especially in the high and
mountainous regions about Bethlehem.”
-(noted commentator, Albert Barnes
 Notes on the New Testament, Vol. 1,
 Kregel Publications, 1962, p. 189). 

“The climate of Palestine…the cold of the night,
from December to February, is very piercing,
and it was NOT the custom for the shepherds
of Judea to watch their flocks in the open fields
later than about the end of October.”
-(Alexander Hislop, The Two Babylons,
          1959, p. 91).

“Jesus was probably not born in the winter,
because shepherds were watching their flocks
by night”. Shepherds only watch their flocks
by night when it is comfortable outside.
And I can verify that it is cold in Bethlehem
in December.”
-December 14, 2001
“Bethlehem Christmas History; Bethlehem Past
by noted author, and pastor, Mitri Raheb.
author of “I am a Palestinian Christian” 

“November through early March is “winter” in Israel!
The weather gets cold, especially at night.
Often it rains–or even snows! Yet many arrive
in Israel carrying luggage bulging with summer
attire, reasoning that it is always hot and arid
in the Middle East. So they hurriedly purchase
coats and sweaters in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem so
they can make their pilgrimage down to Bethlehem.”
-Jesus Birth; The Untold Story

“It’s very cold around Bethlehem
in the wintertime, especially at night,
and shepherds would NOT be out tending
to their flocks in December.”
-Enrique Nardoni,
professor of theology
at the University of Dallas  

JESUS WAS BORN DURING THE CENSUS
MARY AND JOSEPH TRAVEL FOR THE CENSUS  

Other evidence – against a December birth
is the Roman census recorded by Luke.

“And it came to pass in those days that a decree
went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world
should be registered… So all went to be registered,
everyone to his own city. Joseph also went up from Galilee,
out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of
David, which is called Bethlehem…, to be registered
with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child.
So it was, that while they were there, the days were
completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth
her firstborn Son…” (Luke 2:1-7).

The Roman and Judean rulers knew that taking a census
in winter would have been impractical and unpopular.
Generally a census would take place after the harvest
season, around September or October, when the weather was
good and the roads were still dry enough to allow easy travel.

This census “could hardly have been at that season
[December 25], however, for such a time would surely NOT
have been chosen by the authorities for a public enrollment,
which necessitated the population’s traveling from all parts
to their natal districts, bitter cold, snow storms and rain –
making journeys both unsafe and unpleasant in winter…”
– (“Christmas at Bethlehem,” Holy-Days and Holidays; 
         Cunningham Geikie).

Did God Want us to celebrate Christ’s Birth ? 
Evidently – NOT. 
Why ?  How do we Know that ?

If the date of Jesus’ Birth were important
then God would have had it recorded.

Many events int he bible are recorded as to
month and day and even the year of what King
was reighning.  The fact that Jesus exact month
and day of birth are never mentioned in the Bible,
gives us clear indication that God did not want
us to celebrate Christ’s Birth.

“God has concealed the time of Jesus’ birth.
There is no way to ascertain it. Nor was it
of consequence to know the time; if it had been,
God would have preserved the record of it.
Matters of moment are clearly revealed.
Those which God regards as of no importance
-Albert Barnes
(Barnes’ Notes on the New Testament, Vol. 1,
Kregel Publications, 1962, p. 189).

Christmas has NOT  been authorized
by God or by Christ

“Christmas is a religious holiday
which has not been sanctioned by
the authority of Christ.”
-Christmas
By Darren E. Mays
and Michael B. Willey

Jesus said – “On judgment day…
I will reply, `I never knew you.
Go away; the things you did
were unauthorized.‘ “
(Matthew 7:22,23)(NLT)-BibleGateway

“….Christmas.  We find no Scriptural
warrant whatever for observing any day
as the birthday of the Savior; and,
consequently, its observance is a superstition,
because it is NOT of divine authority.”
-(Charles Spurgeon,
Sermon on Dec. 24, 1871).

Did the Early Christians Celebrate Christ’s  Birth ? 
NO !

“The truth is that, early on, Christians did not
celebrate Christ’s birth; it was His death and
resurrection that were supremely important.”
– Was Christ Really Born on Christmas?
      By Lorelei Nettles

“On your day of pagan gladness, we [Christians]
Neither cover our doorposts with wreaths…
You consider it a proper thing to decorate your
house like some new brothel…but we do not
celebrate along with you the holidays…”
-(Tertullian, (A.D. 155-220), 2001, p. 1176).
(quoted by David Bercot,
A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs,
 1998, p. 342).

“Christmas was NOT a feast of the early
Christian church.  In fact the observance
of birthdays was condemned as a heathen custom
repugnant to all Christians,”
– The American Book of Days,
   George W. Douglas, p. 658.

Was December 25th – A Holiday
when Christ walked the Earth ?

Yes, the pagan Saturnalia was in Full
Swing – when Christ was on Earth.

“Early Christians were familiar with
various pagan celebrations that occurred
in December (but they did not participate).”
-Christmas
By Darren E. Mays and Michael B. Willey

December 25th was observed as a Holiday
long before Christ was born.  In fact,
while Christ was still on the earth, both
he and his early followers were witness to
the Joyous merry-making of the Roman Saturnalia,
that occured every December.  It is certain
that Jesus and his Apostles were able to see,
the gift-giving, the feasting, ane the decorating
of fir trees, during the Pagan Holidays of Rome.
The houses were decorated with Holly, Mistletoe,
and evergreen wreaths, on the very day that
mankind now claims is in honor of Christ.
Yet this was the pagan Saturnalia of Rome during
the celebration of the sun-god “Sol”.

Historians of that period of time – said that
neither Christ, nor his followers would taint
themselves with these superstitious celebrations.

DECEMBER 25TH – A COMPROMISE WITH HEATHENS 

“The important fact then which I have asked you to get
clearly into your head is that the fixing of the date
as December 25th was a compromise with paganism.”
– The Evolution of Christmas; Published in 1909

“December 25th was the day the Romans
celebrated the birth of their (pagan) sun-god.”
-The Encyclopedia Americana,
      vol. 6, pg. 623.

“to facilitate the acceptance of the faith by the pagan
masses, the Church of Rome found it convenient
to institute the 25th of December as the feast
of the birth of Christ…from the pagan feast,
celebrated on the same day in
honor of the pagan god,
Mithras…”
-(Manual of Liturgical History, 1955, Vol. 2, p. 67).

“In the Scriptures, no one is recorded to have kept a feast
or held a great banquet on his birthday.
It is only sinners
who make great rejoicings over the day in which they were
born into this world”
– (Catholic Encyclopedia, 1908 edition,
     Vol. 3, p. 724, “Natal Day”).

“…the day of one’s death is better
than the day of one’s birth.
The end of a matter is better
than its beginning…”
(Ecclesiastes 7:1,8)(NASB)-BibleGateway

…………………………….

Celebrating Christmas is Breaking the 1st Commandment!

TEN COMMANDMENTS EVIL CHRISTMAS PAGAN GODS

Celebrating  Christmas  is 
Breaking the 1st Commandment

By adopting Christmas from the various pagan
gods of the world – we are breaking the very
First of the ten commandments.  Numerous sun gods
were supposedly born on December 25th. 

Sadly, even in professing Christianity,
many pagan customs persist. For example,
the celebrations of Easter and Christmas
are really pagan holidays! The name “Easter”
comes from the Babylonian fertility goddess
Ishtar. And Christmas was taken from
the pagan Roman celebrations of Saturnalia
and Brumalia (December 25), which honored
the rebirth of the sun god.

Many think that it’s okay to follow these
practices if they are done to worship God.
But the true God will not accept such pagan
worship even if it is intended to honor Him
(cf. Deut. 12:29-32).

Christ said that when we follow tradition
in our worship instead of God’s commandments,
then our worship is IN VAIN (Mark 7:7-9).
God, himself, declared in the First Commandment
that we should have “no other gods” before Him.

The Ten Commandments are listed
in a particular order. The first commandment
is of major importance and is placed first.
It would be difficult to obey the other nine
commandments while breaking the first.

The Ten Commandments are found in Exodus 20
and Deuteronomy 5. The first four of these
commandments tell us how to love and honor God.
The last six teach us how to love and respect
our fellow man.

The very first commandment is from God himself,
where he tells us – “Thou shalt have no other gods
before me” (Ex. 20:2-3).

The pagan holiday of sun god worship was already
active in the days of Christ.  The general pagan
populace was celebrating the birth of the sun gods
on December 25th.  They were using Fir trees, ornaments,
gift giving, the lighting of candles, holly and evergreen
decorations on their homes, and singing carols. 
Yet, Jesus condemned their traditions and said
the following, “Thus you have made the commandment
of God – of none effect- because of your tradition.”
 (Matt. 15:4-6).

As in the days of Christ, the majority of mankind
follows the traditions of men in their worship of God!

False gods can be placed ahead of Almighty God
in any number of ways.  The celebrating of any
holiday that originally came from pagan god worship,
is an example of this.  

Breaking the  First Commandment
With the Many gods of Christmas

THE FIRST OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS ON STONE

Breaking the Very First of
The “Ten Commandments”
With the Many gods of Christmas

“And God spake all these words, saying,
I am Jehovah thy God……Thou shalt have
no other gods before me.”
(Exodus 20:1-3)(ASV)-BibleGateway

“I am Jehovah your God….You must not
have any other gods against my face.”
(Exodus 20:2,3)(NWT)  

There are three versions of the Ten Commandments
in the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament). They are
at Exodus 20:2-17, Exodus 34:12-26, and Deuteronomy
(Deut)5:6-21.

The Exodus 20 version: is the most commonly used
set of Commandments.

“In the first place, the Ten Commandments
and they alone of all the laws which God gave
unto Israel, were promulgated by the voice of God,
amid the most solemn manifestations and tokens of
the Divine presence. Second, the Ten Commandments
and they alone of all Jehovah’s statutes to Israel,
were written directly by the finger of God,
written upon tables of stone, and written thus
to denote their lasting and imperishable nature.”
-THE LIFE OF FAITH; Chapter 6
  The Ten Commandments
   by Arthur W Pink

“The “law of God” expresses the mind of
the Creator, and is binding upon all rational
creatures. It is God’s unchanging moral standard
for regulating the conduct of all men. Obedience
to the law of God is man’s first duty.”
-THE LIFE OF FAITH; Chapter 6
  The Ten Commandments
   by Arthur W Pink

“The Ten Commandments represent God’s own
summary of our duties toward Him.  How valuable
to have God lay out His instructions in a space
of only 17 verses.  But how difficult it proves
to obey them, when our hearts have gone astray!”
– The Greatest Commandment:
The Very Heart of the Matter
by Vern Sheridan Poythress

By adopting Christmas from the various pagan
gods of the world – we are breaking the very
First of the ten commandments.

How So ?

When God said: “You shall have no other gods
before Me” (Exodus 20:3), He condemns forms of
worship that celebrated the supposed birth of
the sun gods or false gods. When God states:
“You shall not make for yourself an idol…
You shall not bow down to them or worship them…”
(Exodus 20:4, New International Version), He also
condemns inventing religious feasts and celebrations
to replace those that God ordained.

“They moved him to jealousy with strange gods;
With abominations provoked they him to anger.
They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God;
They have provoked me to anger with their vanities.”
(Deteronomy 32:16,32)(ASV)-BibleGateway 

The “FIRST” of the Ten Commandments

“And God spake all these words, saying,
I am Jehovah thy God……Thou shalt have
no other gods before me.”
(Exodus 20:1-3)(ASV)-BibleGateway

“I am Jehovah your God….Youu must not
have any other gods against my face.”
(Exodus 20:2,3)(NWT)

“…I will punish those who….
introduce pagan….practices;
And I’ll punish all who import
pagan superstitions….”
(Zephaniah 1:7)(MSG)-BibleGateway

BREAKING THE FIRST COMMANDMENT BY ADOPTING PAGAN PRACTICES SUCH AS CHRISTMAS
“Take heed to yourself that you are not
ensnared to follow them…and that you do not
inquire after their gods, saying, ‘How did
these nations serve their gods? I also will
do likewise.’ You shall not worship the LORD
your God in that way; for every abomination
to the LORD which He hates they have done
to their gods…Whatever I command you,
be careful to observe it; you shall not
add to it nor take away from it.”
(Deuteronomy 12:30-32).

“…I will punish those who….
introduce pagan….practices;
And I’ll punish all who import
pagan superstitions….”
(Zephaniah 1:7)(MSG)-BibleGateway

“‘Nor let them now sacrifice animals
to the Devil, but to the praise of God…
For from obdurate minds it is impossible
to cut off everything at once…'”
–quote from Pope Gregory
 A Book of Christmas, p. 30
  by William Sansom

“Pope Gregory…advised Saint Augustine
to allow his converts certain festivals….
as formerly they had done this in honor
of “the devil”
(therefore) St. Augustine…
permitted their usual December celebration
under the new name…From these early pagan…
ceremonies are derived many of the English
holiday customs that have survived to our day.”
– The Evolution of Christmas;
      Published in 1909  

The Many gods of Christmas – 
Rubbing Them in Jehovah’s Face 

THE MANY GODS OF CHRISTMAS
The Many gods of Christmas – 
Rubbing Them in Jehovah’s Face

“Today’s Santa is a folk figure with multicultural
roots. He embodies characteristics of many pagan
gods.  Saturn (Roman agricultural god), Cronos
( Greek god, also known as Father Time), the
Holly King (Celtic god of the dying year),
Father Ice/Grandfather Frost (Russian winter god),
Thor (Norse sky god who rides the sky in a chariot
drawn by goats), Odin/Wotan (Scandinavian/Teutonic
All-Father who rides the sky on an eight-legged
horse), Frey (Norse fertility god), & the Tomte
(a Norse Land Spirit known for giving gifts to
children at this time of year). Santa’s reindeer
can be viewed as forms of Herne, the Celtic Horned
God.”

“The “winter solstice (December) was the time
at which all the sun-gods from Osiris to Jupiter
and Mithra had celebrated their (birthdays) –
the celebration being adorned with the pine tree
of Adonis, the holly of Saturn, and the mistletoe
(of the pagan Druids)…tapers and candles
represented the kindling of the newborn
sun-god’s fire…”
-Man and His Gods, p.201.

“December 25th – not only was Mithra,
the sun-god of Mithraism, said to be born
at this time of the year, but also Osiris, Horus,
Hercules, Bacchus, Adonis, Jupiter, Tammuz,
and other sun-gods were also born at what is
today called the “Christmas” season,
the winter solstice!”
-The Two Babylons;
 Alexander Hislop, p.93.

“I am Jehovah your God….Youu must not
have any other gods against my face.”
(Exodus 20:2,3)(NWT)

“And God spake all these words, saying,
I am Jehovah thy God……Thou shalt have
no other gods before me.”
(Exodus 20:1-3)(ASV)-BibleGateway

“…I will punish those who….
introduce pagan….practices;
And I’ll punish all who import
pagan superstitions….”
(Zephaniah 1:7)(MSG)-BibleGateway

“They moved him to jealousy with strange gods;
With abominations provoked they him to anger.
They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God;
They have provoked me to anger with their vanities.”
(Deteronomy 32:16,32)(ASV)-BibleGateway

“Someone recently said that he wished people
would get back to the true meaning of Christmas.
I wondered if he really believed this,
because the “true meaning” of Christmas is
rooted in Pagan beliefs. Christmas, as well
as Easter and Halloween, are Pagan holidays.
If we were to get back to the real meaning
of these holidays, we would be worshiping
Pagan gods. I wonder if most religious people
are aware of this?”
-In Worship of Pagan Gods
  by Mike Wasdin

DECEMBER 25th – The Birth of a “sun-god”

BABY JESUS COLLAGE

DECEMBER 25th
The Birth of a “sun-god”

The First man to declare himself a god, was Nimrod.
His mother, Semiramis, declared herself to be “The
Mother of god”.  Together with their son, Tammuz,
they replaced the worship of Jehovah God, with a 
Triune – “trinity” mystery god.  Since Tammuz married
his own mother – he was both – “God – the Father” and
“God – the son”.

When the peoples language was confused in Babel,
they took with them the religion of Nimrod and spread
it all over the earth.

Every pagan god, and every pagan goddess has received
some aspect of Nimrod, and Semiramis worship and devotion.
All the pagan sun-gods of the world claim to have been
born on Decmeber 25th.  How appropriate that they even
copied the birthdate of the First man to oppose Jehovah
God.

Paganism is filled with sumbolism.  If you do a careful
search on Sun Worship – you will learn what these synbols
and teachings are. 

When you honor and adore the “Baby Jesus” on December 25th,
you have been duped into giving the pagan sun-gods of the
world – honor, attention, and worship – without even
knowing it.  This has been going on for years.  But now
that we live in an age where data is everywhere at our
fingertips – these Deceptions are being unearthed and
exposed for what they truly are – a trick of the Devil,
to take worship away from Jehovah God and direct it at
his own seed. 

The “Halo” or “Nimbus” in “sun-god” worship

“the symbolism of the nimbus or halo was early in use 
among the pagans who determined its form. In the monuments 
of Hellenic and Roman art, the heads of the gods, 
heroes, and other distinguished persons are often found 
with a disc-shaped halo, a circle of light, or a rayed-
fillet. They are, therefore, associated especially with 
gods and creatures such as the Phoenix. The disc of light 
is likewise used in the Pompeian wall paintings to typify gods 
and demigods only. The custom of the Egyptian and 
Syrian kings of having themselves represented with a rayed 
crown to indicate the status of demigods, spread 
throughout the East and the West. In Rome the halo was 
first used only for deceased emperors as a sign of 
celestial bliss, but afterwards living rulers also were 
given the rayed crown.”
–Catholic Encyclopedia
New Advent – “Nimbus iin  Art”

XMAS SUN GOD

“In early Christian art the nimbus (halo) was NOT found 
on any images of God nor on any celestial beings.”
–Catholic Encyclopedia
New Advent – “Nimbus iin  Art”

“In Hellenistic and Roman art the sun-god Helios 
and Roman emperors often appear with a crown of rays. 
or a halo.  Because of its pagan origin, the form was 
avoided in Early Christian art.”
–Encyclopedia Britannica (2006 Edition)
    under “Halo or Nimbus”

“Since the most ancient times, 
the sun has been a favorite “god” or god symbol 
of pagan people all around the world. 
The Babylonians, Persians, Egyptians, Greeks 
and Romans all had their sun gods. 
The native peoples of North and South America 
widely practiced sun worship, as did their Asian 
ancestors. Sun worship was also widely practiced 
by the people of the Middle East. The Europeans too
were deeply involved in sun worship, and many of 
their sun-god festivals were carried over when 
they professed conversion to Christianity. 
These can still be seen today in the Easter SUNday
Services, the Easter bonfire and sunrise services, 
and the Christmas burning of the Yule log.”
–Sun Worship
  by Wayne Blank

HALO NIMBUS NEPTUNE

“The use of the halo, or nimbus, originated with the 
pagan Greeks and Romans to represent their sun gods. 
Later artists adopted it for use in Christian images.”
–Sun Worship
  by Wayne Blank 

 “The real secret of Constantine and the bishops of Rome 
is their cunning introduction of sun worship and paganism 
into Christianity. It was done so shrewdly that, 
incredibly, it has been veiled within the faith for 
centuries. Through Constantine, paganism and Christianity
joined hands in the Roman Empire. Sun worship, which 
appears in nearly every pagan religion in the world, 
soon appeared in Christian art, imagery, and theology.
The halo often seen on Christ and Mary is actually a 
symbol of sun worship.”
–Beyond The Da Vinci Code
  by Alan Parker, Th.D

Pagan sun-gods are born on December 25th
A Compromise and Deception of Christendom

CHRISTMAS SUN GOD WORSHIP

“December 25….a festival was celebrated among the 
heathen, at that precise time of the year, in honour of 
the birth of the son of the Babylonian queen of heaven
…the sun-god Nimrod…the same festival was adopted 
by the Roman Church, giving it the name of Christ.”
–The Two Babylons
   Alexander Hislop

“December 25th – Instead of this day being the time 
of our Saviour’s birth, it was the very day and season 
on which the pagans for centuries had celebrated the 
birth of the Sun-god. A study into this shows how far 
apostate church leaders went in their effort to merge 
Christianity and paganism into one apostate religion – 
even to placing the birth of Christ on a date to harmonize 
with the pagan birthday celebration of the sun-god. 
It was in the FIFTH Century that the Roman Catholic 
Church commanded that the birth of Christ be observed 
forever on December 25 – the day of the old Roman feast 
of the birth of Sol (one of the names of the sun-god).
— [Encyclopedia Americana, Vol. 6, p.623]

“The winter solstice (Dec 25) was the time 
at which all the sun-gods from Osiris to Jupiter 
and Mithra had celebrated their (birthdays), 
the celebration being adorned with the pine tree of 
Adonis, the Holy of Saturn, and the Mistletoe tappers 
represented the kindling of the newborn sun-god’s 
fire…” 
–[Man and His Gods, p.2013]. 

Jesus Was Born in a WARM Month

“And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby,
keeping watch over their flocks at night.”
(Luke 2:8)(NIV)-BibleGateway

The Biblical account says that the Shepherds and their
sheep were still sleeping outdoors at the time of 
Christ’s birth.  Winter-time would have been too Cold.

“…the last week of December corresponds to the tenth 
month of the Jewish sacred calendar known as Tebeth, 
when there are frequent frosts and occasional snow 
florishes in Jerusalem…”
– The Geography of the Bible; by Denis Baly

Jesus’ public ministry lasted for three and a half years 
(Dan. 9:27). It came to an end at the time of Passover 
(John 18:39). which was in the spring. Therefore, he 
began his ministry in the fall. Jesus began his ministry 
at about the age of 30 (Luke 3:23). This was the 
recognized age for a priest before he could become an 
official minister under the Old Testament (Num. 4:3). 
Therefore his birth must have been in the fall. 

“In Palestine, winter winds are very penetrating 
from the middle of December to the middle of February. 
Snow and hail, during most winters, fall on the hills.
The Hebrew month Tebeth (December and January) is the
coldest month; rain, hail and snow on higher hills, 
and occasionally at Jerusalem.”
–(Ungers Bible Dictionary, p. 1170)

“It was an ancient custom among the Jews of those days
to send their sheep to the fields and deserts about 
Passover (early spring)and 
bring them home at 
commencement of the first rain…
During the time they were out, the shepherds watched them
night and day, as… the first rains began early 
in the month of Marchesvan, which answers to part of our
October… we find that 
the sheep were kept out 
in the open country during the whole summer,
 
and as these shepherds had not yet brought home their flocks, 
it is a presumptive argument that 
October had not yet 
commenced(begun)
, and consequently, 
our Lord was not born 
on the 25th of December,
 when no flocks were out in the
fields by night. On this very ground, the nativity in December 
should be given up.”
– Adam Clark Commentary, Volume 5, page 347

It is evident that Jesus was not born 
during the middle of winter
, for at the time of his birth,
the shepherds were living out in the fields with their 
flocks. As the bible says: ‘There were in the same country
shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their
flock by night” (Luke 2:8). 
As is well known, the shepherds
in Palestine do not “abide in the fields” during
the winter season because of the extreme, cold 
temperatures
The shepherds always bring their flocks
in from the mountain slopes and fields 
no later than
October 15th! “
– Mede’s Works, 1679. Discourse xlvii

“These humble pastoral folk are out in the field at night
with their flock – a feature of the story which would 
argue against the birth of Christ occurring on Dec. 25
since 
the weather would not have permitted it” 
– (The Interpreter’s One-Volume Commentary, 
     Abingdon Press, Nashville, 1971, note on Luke 2:4-7).

“Shepherds and their flocks would not be found 
“abiding” (Gr. agrauleo) in the open fields at night 
in December (Tebeth), for the paramount reason 
that there would be no pasturage at that time. 
It was the custom then (as now) to withdraw the flocks 
during the month Marchesven Oct.-Nov.) from the open districts 
and house them for the winter.”
– The Companion Bible, Appendix 179

Christmas Art –
Reveals sun-god worship

HALO BLUE BABY SCR

The “Halo” or “Nimbus”
in “sun-god” worship

“the symbolism of the nimbus or halo was early in use 
among the pagans who determined its form. In the monuments 
of Hellenic and Roman art, the heads of the gods, 
heroes, and other distinguished persons are often found 
with a disc-shaped halo,  a circle of light,  or a rayed-
fillet. 
They are, therefore, associated especially with 
gods and creatures such as the Phoenix. The disc of light 
is likewise used in the Pompeian wall paintings to typify gods 
and demigods only. The custom of the Egyptian and 
Syrian kings of having themselves represented with a rayed 
crown to indicate the status of demigods, spread 
throughout the East and the West. In Rome the halo was 
first used only for deceased emperors as a sign of 
celestial bliss, but afterwards living rulers also were 
given the rayed crown.”
–Catholic Encyclopedia
New Advent – “Nimbus iin  Art”

HALO OF RAYS SUN GOD CHRISTMAS
“Pagans celebrated the birth of the Sun 
on the 25th of December.”
–THE MYSTERIES OF MITHRA
by Franz Cumont [1903]
 
“Satan tried to compete for the loyalty of the world 
by setting up a very ancient center of sun worship 
called Babylon.  It was Satan’s attempt to defy God 
and His authority. The ring leader in this scheme was 
one named Nimrod. He was the man who had something to 
do with the beginning of pagan sun worship.”
–Paganism in the Church – Part 2 
  Joe Crews  

“In Hellenistic and Roman art the sun-god Helios 
and Roman emperors often appear with a crown of rays. 
or a halo.  Because of its pagan origin, the form was 
avoided in Early Christian art.”
–Encyclopedia Britannica (2006 Edition)
    under “Halo or Nimbus”

HALO NIMBUS SUN WORSHIP BABY 
“Since the most ancient times, 
the sun has been a favorite “god” or god symbol 
of pagan people all around the world. 
The Babylonians, Persians, Egyptians, Greeks 
and Romans all had their sun gods. 
The native peoples of North and South America 
widely practiced sun worship, as did their Asian 
ancestors. Sun worship was also widely practiced 
by the people of the Middle East. The Europeans too
were deeply involved in sun worship, and many of 
their sun-god festivals were carried over when 
they professed conversion to Christianity. 
These can still be seen today in the Easter SUNday
Services, the Easter bonfire and sunrise services, 
and the Christmas burning of the Yule log.”
–Sun Worship
  by Wayne Blank

“The real secret of Constantine and the bishops of Rome 
is their cunning introduction of sun worship and paganism 
into Christianity. It was done so shrewdly that, 
incredibly, it has been veiled within the faith for 
centuries. Through Constantine, paganism and Christianity
joined hands in the Roman Empire. Sun worship, which 
appears in nearly every pagan religion in the world, 
soon appeared in Christian art, imagery, and theology.
The halo often seen on Christ and Mary is actually a 
symbol of sun worship.”
–Beyond The Da Vinci Code
  by Alan Parker, Th.D
HALO BABY JESUS NIMBUS SUN GOD
 

“The use of the halo, or nimbus, originated with the 
pagan Greeks and Romans to represent their sun gods. 
Later artists adopted it for use in Christian images.”
–Sun Worship
  by Wayne Blank

“December 25….a festival was celebrated among the 
heathen, at that precise time of the year, in honour of 
the birth of the son of the Babylonian queen of heaven
…the sun-god Nimrod…the same festival was adopted 
by the Roman Church, giving it the name of Christ.”
–The Two Babylons
   Alexander Hislop

“December 25th – Instead of this day being the time 
of our Saviour’s birth, it was the very day and season 
on which the pagans for centuries had celebrated the 
birth of the Sun-god. A study into this shows how far 
apostate church leaders went in their effort to merge 
Christianity and paganism into one apostate religion – 
even to placing the birth of Christ on a date to harmonize 
with the pagan birthday celebration of the sun-god. 
It was in the FIFTH Century that the Roman Catholic 
Church commanded that the birth of Christ be observed 
forever on December 25 – the day of the old Roman feast 
of the birth of Sol (one of the names of the sun-god).
— [Encyclopedia Americana, Vol. 6, p.623]

 
 
SANTA – 
and Sun-god Worship

SANTA HALO AND SUN GOD WORSHIP

SANTA and Sun-god Worship 

“The nimbus (radiant light) or HALO 
around many of the ancient gods and goddesses 
originated in SUN worship.”
–J.C. Cooper’s Illustrated Encyclopedia 
  of Traditional Symbols, p.112 

“NiMBUS, HALO…originally indicative of SOLAR power 
and the SUN’S DISK, hence an attribute of SUN-GODS.” 
–J.C. Cooper’s Illustrated Encyclopedia 
  of Traditional Symbols, p.112 

“NIMBUS – The sun in the heavens is a cosmic example, 
for the floods of sunlight which it pours forth are the 
vital aura, NIMBUS, or glory surrounding the solar heart. 
The adoption of the nimbus surrounding the heads or 
entire bodies of the Christian saints was a clear case 
of borrowing from the Orient, because from time immemorial 
the nimbus has been used there to signify spiritual 
ecstasy, as exemplified in large numbers of Buddhist 
images.”
— Encyclopedic Theosophical Glossary: Nf-Nz 
Copyright © 1999 by Theosophical University Press

“The winter solstice (Dec 25) was the time 
at which all the sun-gods from Osiris to Jupiter 
and Mithra had celebrated their (birthdays), 
the celebration being adorned with the pine tree of 
Adonis, the Holy of Saturn, and the Mistletoe tappers 
represented the kindling of the newborn sun-god’s 
fire…” 
–[Man and His Gods, p.2013].

HALO PAGAN SANTA SUN GOD

God’s Viewpoint
of Compromise with pagan gods

“Put away the strange gods that are among you, 
and be clean” (Gen. 35:2).

“Inquire not after their gods, 
saying, How do these nations serve their gods? 
…You shall not do so unto Jehovah your God” 
(Deut. 12:30-31).

“Learn not the way of the heathen” 
(Jer. 10:2).

“And take heed, lest you lift your eyes to heaven, 
and when you see the SUN, and the moon, and the stars, 
even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to 
WORSHIP them, and serve them…”
(Deut. 4:19).

“““““““““`

The “Nimrod” Tree – “NIMROD” – The LORD of Christmas

XMAS TREE NIMROD 2

The “Nimrod” Tree
“NIMROD” – The LORD of Christmas

“Nimrod started the great organized worldly apostasy 
from God that has dominated this world until now. 
Nimrod married his own mother, whose name was Semiramis. 
After Nimrod’s death, his so-called mother-wife, 
Semiramis, propagated the evil doctrine of the survival 
of Nimrod as a spirit being. She claimed a full-grown 
evergreen tree sprang overnight from a dead tree stump, 
which symbolized the springing forth unto new life 
of the dead Nimrod. On each anniversary of his birth, 
she claimed, Nimrod would visit the evergreen tree 
and leave gifts upon it. December 25th, was the birthday 
of Nimrod. This is the real origin of the Christmas tree.”
-The Plain Truth About Christmas
by David J. Stewart | December 24th, 2005

“Traditionally, a yule log was burned in the fireplace 
on Christmas Eve and during the night as the log’s embers 
died, there appeared in the room, as if by magic, a 
Christmas tree surrounded by gifts. The yule log 
represented the sun-god Nimrod and the Christmas tree 
represented himself resurrected as his own son Tammuz.”
–After Armageddon -Chapter 4
Where do we get our ideas?
by John A. Sarkett

“So our Christmas tree — and our yule log — have 
tremendous meaning, but not a Christian meaning. 
The yule log is the dead Nimrod, human ruler of 
ancient Babylon, who was eventually deified as the 
sun incarnate, and hence a god. The Christmas tree 
is mystical Tammuz, the slain god come to life again.”
–After Armageddon -Chapter 4
Where do we get our ideas?
by John A. Sarkett 

The Real Origin of Christmas

“The real origin of Christmas goes back to ancient 
Babylon. It is bound up in the organized apostasy 
with which Satan has gripped a deceived world these 
many centuries! In Egypt, it was always believed that 
the son of Iris (Egyptian name for “Queen of Heaven”) 
was born December 25th. Semiramis also bore the title
“Queen of Heaven” – and she was Nimrod’s mother.
Paganism celebrated this famous birthday over most 
of the known world for centuries before the birth 
of Christ.”
-The Plain Truth About Christmas
by David J. Stewart | December 24th, 2005

“Christmas as a pagan holiday traces back 
thousands of years before to a man named Nimrod, 
founder of ancient pagan Babylon.”
-Christmas Unwrapped
From the History Channel
by Alan Mansager

“December 25 was highly honored and recognized 
by Nimrod’s supporters…Many centuries later 
this pagan custom was “Christianized” as being 
the birthday of Christ.”
-The True Origin of Christmas and Other Holidays
Who Was Really Born On December 25?
The Gilead Institute of America

“Lent, Easter and Christmas are of Babylonian origin.”
-EASTER AND CHRISTMAS PAGANISM
2000 B.C. TO DATE
by Edward Stevens (1895-1966)

“December 25th was celebrated as 
Nimrod’s birthday. Generally, all mankind 
is fast asleep, dreaming this old Babylonian dream.”
-The Story Of Nimrod, 
As It Relates To Christmas And Easter
by Wilhelm J Wolfaardt 

A Deception of Satan

“Jesus Christ was NOT born on December 25. 
But December 25th can be traced back to Genesis 
and a man named Nimrod. Nimrod was the founder 
of a great false religious system that began in
ancient Babylon that has always opposed the truths 
of God. It’s time we face facts! This world is deceived, 
just as God prophesied it would be (Rev. 12:9). 
Satan is the power behind this deception. 
Satan has successfully pawned off the old customs 
of the Babylonian mystery religion as being pleasing 
to Jesus Christ.”
– Why Christmas is (Not) So Important to God  
By Carl Hilliker and Mark Jenkins  December 2002 
article in; The Trumpet

A Corruption Against Jehovah God

“As the people increased in number, 
the Way of Jehovah was corrupted 
and a principal figure in those days was Nimrod, 
the grandson of Ham described as a mighty hunter 
before Jehovah.  The word ‘before’ used in this 
sense means, ‘totally antagonistic to Jehovah.’
We celebrate Christmas on a date which coincides 
with the birthday of Nimrod – the villainous king 
of ancient Babylon.”
-The Ensign Trust
VOLUME I No.2 – JUNE 1999
‘NARROW IS THE WAY’
By Harry Lancaster
 
“Nimrod, who built Babel or Babylon, conceived a 
one world government model in rebellion against 
Jehovah-God and went about to establish a one world 
government in the land of Shinar (which is today 
known as Iraq) and institute a pagan worship system 
that rejected the Lord God Jehovah.”
— The Book; THE HISTORY OF HALLOWEEN 
The Nimrod – Druid Connection
Pastor David L. Brown, Ph.D.
© September 1998
 
“Not only has the original Babylonian religious system 
served as the source of all the world’s non-Christian 
religions, hut it has also infiltrated and corrupted 
Christendom to an alarming degree.”
–Babylon – Source of False Religion 
“Babylon, Mystery Religion” by Ralph Woodrow
 
“Nimrod was a great grandson of Noah. 
Nimrod became a “mighty tyrant in the face of Jehovah.” 
Much of the Babylonian worship was carried on through 
mysterious symbols – thus the “Mystery” religion. 
This system of idolatry spread from Babylon to the
nations, for it was from this location that men were 
scattered over the face of the earth (Gen. 11:9). 
As they went from Babylon, they took their occult 
worship and its various mystery symbols with them.”
–Babylon – Source of False Religion 
“Babylon, Mystery Religion” by Ralph Woodrow

 
Nimrod and – His Mother – Semiramis
were the —  “MODELS”  —
after which Satan Fashioned
all other False gods and goddesses
 
“Thus from Babylon emerged the entire complex of 
human “religion”.  the various gods and goddesses 
of Rome, Greece, India, Egypt, and other nations 
can be identified with corresponding gods from Babel.”
–Babylon – Source of False Religion 
“Babylon, Mystery Religion” by Ralph Woodrow
 
Here – Below – is a partial list of some gods that were fashioned after Nimrod –
according to Secular Scholars – 

NIMROD MANY NAMES 5

 
 
Christendom is Tied to False gods
Christendom will not admit, that by compromising with the pagans of
the world when adopting December 25th as Christ’s birthday – they have
tied themselves into honoring all the pagan gods of the world.

How so ?

 
Almost all the pagan gods – who are nothing more than “Nimrod” reincarnated,
all claim December 25th as their birthday.  The list is exhaustive.

Many False Gods – Whose Birthday was “December 25”
Fashioned After “NIMROD”

 

“December 25th – not only was Mithra, the sun-god of 
Mithraism, said to be born at this time of the year,
but OsirisHorusHerculesBacchusAdonisJupiter, 
Tammuzand other sun-gods were also supposedly born 
at what is today called the “Christmas” season, the winter solstice!
– Doane, p.474;  
– “The Two Babylons; Alexander Hislop, p.93.

“The “winter solstice (December) was the time at which all the
sun-gods
 “from Osiris to Jupiter” and Mithra had celebrated
their (birth
days) –  the celebration being adorned with 
the pine tree of Adonis, the holly of Saturn, and the
mistletoe
 (of the pagan Druids)…..tapers(candles) represented 
the kindling of the newborn sun-god’s fire…”
-Man and His Gods, p.201.

“Subtly…the old gods had entered their churches…
And they live still in the festivals of Christianity.”
-(Testament: The Bible and History, 
   Romer, 1988, pp. 230-31) 

In Sharp Contrast to Jesus

And here we have Jesus Christ who was born in a warm month when the
flocks were still outdoors at night – as ample proof that a compromise has been 
made.   December 25th was celebrated by the pagans in Christ’s day, but
he and his early followers would have NO PART of it.

It is evident that Jesus was NOT born during the middle of winter
for at the time of his birth, the shepherds were living out in the fields
with their flocks. As the bible says: ‘There were in the same country
shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night” 
(Luke 2:8). 
As is well known, the shepherds in Palestine do NOT
“abide in the fields” during the winter season because of the extreme, 
cold temperatures
The shepherds always bring their flocks in 
from the mountain slopes and fields 
no later than October 15th! “
– Mede’s Works, 1679. Discourse xlvii
Christ’s First Followers –
REFUSED to Celebrate December 25th

“On your day of gladness, we [Christians] neither cover 
our doorposts with wreaths, nor intrude upon the day with lamps. 
At the call of public festivity, you consider it a proper thing 
to decorate your house like some new brothel. 
We are accused of a lower sacrilege because 
we do not celebrate along with you the holidays …” 
– (Tertullian, (A.D. 155-220), 2001, p. 1176).
  (quoted by David Bercot, A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs, 
         1998, p. 342).
“The pagan Romans clad their doorposts with green and branching
laurels…In the Saturnalia…Presents come and go…There are…gifts…
and Banquets…yet Christians should have no acquaintance with 
the festivals of the pagans.”
– Tertullian, (A.D. 155-220), 
  quoted by David Bercot, 
A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs, 1998, p. 342).

“In the days of Christ, December 25th 
was sacred to the pagan Romans…”
-The Xmas Story Part 4
 “Heathen Holidays” by Denise Snodgrass 
CHRISTMAS AND PAGANISM; The Winter Solstice
“Familiar to early Christians was the Saturnalia,
an ancient Roman festival celebrated during the 
last days of December in honour of Saturn, the god 
of agriculture. The Saturnalia…was diametrically 
opposed to the teachings of Christ.”
– Hidden Truths About Christmas
  UCG; Australia
“To the pagans, the Saturnalia was fun. 
To the Christians, the Saturnalia was an 
abomination
 in homage to a disreputable god 
who had no existence anyway.”
-4,000 Years of Christmas:
A Gift from the Ages (1997)
Earl Count 

“At the time of persecution, 
Christians were detected 
by NOT decorating their houses 
at the Saturnalia. The ancient Christians 
were puritanically jealous of anything that
might seem like coqueting with idolatry. “
-Crippen
 
“Gift Giving – during the Roman festival of Saturnalia,
gifts were given as good luck emblems and houses were
decorated with greenery.  The early Christians, however,
 frowned on this pagan ritual, and wouldn’t have any part of it.”
– Christmas Traditions & Trivia
1999 HFCWillcox
 
“Faithful men of God who knew and loved 
the Scriptures of truth fought against 
the mingling of paganism with the name of Christ. 
They were valiant in opposing the entry of 
Christmas and its festivals among the believers.”
-The Truth about CHRISTMAS
Flee from Idolatry
by R. F. Becker
 

“The early Christians discouraged the use of 
evergreen decorations in Christian homes and 
assemblies, because their display had long been 
associated with heathen festivals.”
-Campbell ; The Story of Christmas

But how quick Christendom was – to jump in bed with paganism.

No wonder she is called a whore.

“Babylon”  – The Great

Jumping in Bed with Paganism

Spiritual Adultery / Spiritual Fornication

Christianity has jumped in bed with paganism!”
-The Surprising Origin of CHRISTMAS! 
 William F. Dankenbring and John D. Keyser

“The wicked apostate Church fornicated spiritually
with the heathen, pagan religions of the world, 
and “ADOPTED” the date of December 25th 
as the “birth-day” of Jesus the Messiah, 
who was born nowhere NEAR that time of year!”
-The Surprising Origin of CHRISTMAS! 
 William F. Dankenbring and John D. Keyser

 
“Christmas…was not instituted by Christ
or the apostles, nor by Bible authority. 
It was picked up afterward from paganism.” 
-Encyclopedia Britannica, 1946 edition
 
“…the whoredoms of all perverted Christian 
religionists are still in essence the same old harlotry 
which first found place and embodiment on the banks of 
the Euphrates. It is the same old Babylon, and her harlot
daughters, bearing rule or kingdom upon the dominions of
the earth, and intoxicating the inhabitants thereof 
out of the wine of her fornication. True religion and 
an uncorrupted Church have never suited the 
representatives of power, or pleased them long.”
– THE WINE OF OLD BABYLON 
Excerpt from ‘The Apocalypse’ by J. A. Seiss
 
“The wine of old Babylon’s fornication was a debauching
system of idol worship and carnal self-exaltation, over
and against the revelations and institutes of Jehovah. 
It was already bottled and labelled before the first 
dispersion (Confusion of Tongues at the Tower of Babel). 
It went with that dispersion into every country and nation 
under heaven. As a matter of fact, we find it to this day
among all the nations of the earth, affecting and controlling 
their thinking, their policies, their faith, and their worship. 
Not less than two-thirds of the population of the earth 
at this hour are Pagan idolaters, drivelling under the same
old intoxication which came forth from Nimrod and Babylon.”
– THE WINE OF OLD BABYLON 
Excerpt from ‘The Apocalypse’ by J. A. Seiss
 

“When the early church departed from God 
and imbibed pagan errors, she became Babylon..”
– the International Sabbath School Quarterly, 
    Feb. 29, 1896

“It was by departure from the LORD, 
and alliance with the heathen 
that the…church became a harlot.” 
– The Great Controversy,  page 382.

In 1851, James White wrote 
‘The woman, which is the great city, called Babylon, 
symbolizes the fallen apostate churches’…. “

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Who Are We Honoring on December 25th?

NIMROD IS THE LORD OF CHRISTMAS BORN ON DECEMBER 25   

Who Are You Honoring
on December 25th ?

The “LORD” that you give honor to each year on 
December 25th – is NOT the one that you think you
are honoring.  Jesus was born in a warm month,
when the shepherds were still sleeping out in the
fields with their flock in the night. Jesus was not
born in the cold rainy month of December.

His birth date was obscured because God 
commands us to observe Jesus death and NOT
his birth.

Then whose Birth is the world honoring 
on December 25 ?

None other than the First Human 
to Oppose Jehovah God.

And Who was that ?

NIMROD –

“Nimrod’s rebellion was to head a great confederacy 
in open revolt against God. This confederacy is described
in Genesis eleven and that it was an organized revolt 
against Jehovah God is very clear. From this point 
onward – Babylon in Scripture always stands for that 
which is in opposition to God “
–Fundamental Baptist Institute
Gleanings In Genesis; chapter 16
Nimrod And The Tower Of Babel
by Author W. Pink

“Long before the Christian Era itself,
A Festival was celebrated among the heathen.
At that precise time of the year (December 25),
in honor of the birth of NIMROD, the son of
the Babylonian “Queen of Heaven”. This same
festival was adopted by the Roman Church, 
giving it the name of Christ.”
–The Two Babylons; p. 92-93
by Alexander Hislop

“The Chaldea paraphrase of this verse says, 
“Cush begat Nimrod who began to prevail in wickedness 
for he slew innocent blood and rebelled against Jehovah“. 
-Types of Antichrists in Biblical Times
Nimrod, the King of Babylon, 
builder of the tower of Babel 
by Arthur W. Pink

Nimrod was born on December 25th.  When he died,
he was represented by a “Yule” Log.  The Dead remains
of this once Grand tree-god, was thrown into the
“Fireplace”.  Each year, on the date of his birth,
a “New” evergreen tree suddenly appeared with presents
and trinkets upon it.  Even the ancient woodcut above,
reveals the symbols of “Ancient Babylon” and its founder,
Nimrod.

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Nimrod and the “Yule” Log
Nimrod and the “Christmas Tree”

“Nimrod started the great organized worldly apostasy 
from God that has dominated this world until now. 
Nimrod married his own mother, whose name was Semiramis. 
After Nimrod’s death, his so-called mother-wife, 
Semiramis, propagated the evil doctrine of the survival 
of Nimrod as a spirit being. She claimed a full-grown 
evergreen tree sprang overnight from a dead tree stump, 
which symbolized the springing forth unto new life 
of the dead Nimrod. On each anniversary of his birth, 
she claimed, Nimrod would visit the evergreen tree 
and leave gifts upon it. December 25th, was the birthday 
of Nimrod.
 This is the real origin of the Christmas tree.”
-The Plain Truth About Christmas
by David J. Stewart | December 24th, 2005

“Traditionally, a yule log was burned in the fireplace 
on Christmas Eve and during the night as the log’s embers 
died, there appeared in the room, as if by magic, a 
Christmas tree surrounded by gifts. The yule log 
represented the sun-god Nimrod and the Christmas tree 
represented himself resurrected as his own son Tammuz.”
–After Armageddon -Chapter 4
Where do we get our ideas?
by John A. Sarkett 

In the picture below – notice Nimrod (on the left) 
holding a Rheindeer in one arm and the “Yule” Tree
in his hand.    This is similar to a modern day depiction
of Santa Claus of Christendom.

NIMROD AND SANTA CHRISTMAS
NIMROD PLAQUE

“So our Christmas tree — and our yule log — have 
tremendous meaning, but not a Christian meaning. 
The yule log is the dead Nimrod, human ruler of 
ancient Babylon, who was eventually deified as the 
sun incarnate, and hence a god. The Christmas tree 
is mystical Tammuz, the slain god come to life again.”
–After Armageddon -Chapter 4
Where do we get our ideas?
by John A. Sarkett

NIMROD SANTA TREE NORSE 2

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 The Nimrod Deception

 The Nimrod Deception is Satan’s Deception

The Nimrod deception has been spread to and retained in
all parts of the world – over all centuries – even today.
The Norse gods, the Egyptian gods, the Roman gods, etc., etc.,
have all retained different aspects of Nimrod, his mother, and their
rebellion against Jehovah God.

“So in Christmas, we have Satan counterfeiting 
the real truth of God. The yule log and Christmas tree. . 
All may be traced to ancient Babylon and the Mysteries 
of Nimrod, Semiramis and Tammuz — Satan’s incredibly 
clever counterfeit…”
–After Armageddon -Chapter 4
Where do we get our ideas?
by John A. Sarkett

“As these practices came down from Babylon to Egypt, 
Greece and Rome, they took on different names. But the 
practices remained the same. December 25th was claimed 
to be the birthday of the chief gods from Babylon to Rome,
regardless of their different names. The original 
Babylonian festival started when Semiramis, the wife 
of Nimrod, claimed that overnight, an evergreen tree 
sprang up from a dead tree stump beside his grave. 
The dead stump supposedly symbolized her dead husband
Nimrod. The new evergreen tree was Nimrod come to life 
again in the person of the god Tammuz. The stump or 
Yule log, represented the dead stock of Nimrod and the 
Christmas tree was Nimrod revived deified as the Sun 
god or the ‘son of the Sun.'”
–CHRISTMAS
by Richard A. Davis

Nimrod Worship

“The Babylonian pagan worship of Nimrod, 
Semiramis, and the god-incarnate son 
extended throughout the entire world 
and eventually assumed the name of 
Trinitarian Christianity.”
– The Two Babylons, pp. 240-252.

Nimrod pleased Satan by opposing Jehovah 
God, and he was well rewarded by Satan.

Nimrod Rewarded by Satan

How was Nimrod rewarded by Satan ?

Thousands of Years of Worldwide Worship

Nimrod and his mother have been worshipped from the
time of their rebellion against God, right down to 
this very day.  Not only that, but they have been
worshipped and honored in every single country on 
the face of the earth.

All the trimmings and trappings of Christmas have 
come down to us, through the trickery of Satan, and
in a deception only known to those who study history
and research the scriptures as well.

Nimrod in Disguise

Nimrod has been honored in many different disguises.
The trinity worship of He and his son, and of his
Madonna mother (Queen of Heaven) have been found in
all religious cultures around the world – both pagan
and Christendom.  From Babylon to Egypt and then to
Rome, onto Roman Catholicism and then onto her daughters-
present day Protestantism.

This article is only focusing on the Christmas aspect
of Satan’s deception.  Links at the bottom will take 
you to other deceptions which also give honor to
Nimrod and his Deified family.

Baby and Madonna
NIMROD AND MOTHER xmas stamp 
The “Holy” Mother and Child ?

“December 25 is when the birth of the son of the 
Babylonian queen of heaven was celebrated 2,000 years 
before Jesus was born. The name of the day itself —
“Yule” — is the Chaldean (Babylon) name for “infant” 
or “little child,” the pagan counterpart… In ancient 
Babylon (Nimrod)…the “divine” child. There is obviously 
no connection with the birth of Christ.”
–After Armageddon -Chapter 4
Where do we get our ideas?
by John A. Sarkett 

You are the Victim 
of A Four Thousand Year 
Old Deception

And you my friend, are the victim of this 
Demonic Deception.  You give honor each 
year to a man that put himself in place of God.
You painstakingly observe each and every 
detail of a scam that was put in place almost
four thousand years ago.  

How Satan must laugh and giggle – “HO – Ho – Ho” 
at the stupid humans that have willingly
stepped into his “Trap” of deception.

“In these plays, the devil’s common entry line, 
known as the “devil’s bluster,” was “Ho! Ho! Ho!”
(Siefker, Phyllis. 
Santa Claus, Last of the Wild Men: 
The Origins and Evolution of Saint Nicholas. 
Jefferson: McFarland & Company, Inc., 
     1997, p. 69)

“Ho, ho, ho! the devil, the devil! 
A-comes, a-comes, a-comes upon me…”
-(Dodsley, Robert. 
A Select Collection of Old English Plays, 
Vol. VI. The Project Gutenberg Ebook. 

“Where do we get our ideas? 
Where do we get our religions? 
The source is that first world empire, 
ancient Babylon:  The Babylonian system 
of idolatrous worship was established by 
a historical personage by the name of 
Semiramis, queen of Babylon, wife of Nimrod, 
only a few centuries after the Flood, about 
the year  2000 B.C. Babylon was to become
the foremost state of that day, and prevail
until approximately 539 B.C. 

But the real God Jehovah was unknown 
in that land.  Instead, the Satan-inspired 
“Mysteries” were established, the chief 
features of which included: worshipping 
of the mother- and divine child. (Nimrod
and Semiramis).”
–After Armageddon -Chapter 4
Where do we get our ideas?
by John A. Sarkett

A “Satanic” Deception

Christmas is a well-laid trap
In celebrating it, the people of the land 
honor, worship, and glorify a god, 
but NOT the God of the Bible. It is 
appealing and attractive with all the 
ornamentation and catchy music.  
Nevertheless, it is a trap because 
it is not true.”
-Christmas, Syncretism and Presumption
by John W. Ritenbaugh; December 2001

Satan has always used dupes and 
people unwittingly
.”
–APOKALUPSIS NOW
The Harlot Church
Chapter 17 of Revelation
by Jack Shelton

The Really Sad Part

The really sad part about all this Foolishness – 
is that most people, whether Christian or pagan – 
do not care, even when they have learned
about the trap they are in.  They Like it.   
They prefer it……

The Churches don’t Care 
and Neither do the People

Christianity has jumped in bed with paganism!”
-The Surprising Origin of CHRISTMAS! 
 William F. Dankenbring and John D. Keyser

“The wicked apostate Church fornicated spiritually
with the heathen, pagan religions of the world, 
and “ADOPTED” the date of December 25th 
as the “birth-day” of Jesus the Messiah, 
who was born Nowhere NEAR that time of year!”
-The Surprising Origin of CHRISTMAS! 
 William F. Dankenbring and John D. Keyser

 Christendom Joins 
“Babylon The Great”

How ?

“Nimrod was Noah’s great-grandson. 
This system at Babel became the source of all 
false religion in the world. Apostate Christendom
has a direct line of succession back through Roman 
and Greek paganism right to Babel, because Roman and 
Greek paganism, it is plain to see, came out of Babel.
Their gods are just renamed gods from older cultures 
which take you back to Babel. Of course, we know from 
history that the Roman Catholic Church came in as a
mixture of paganism and Christianity through 
Constantine’s desire to unite his empire with one 
unified religious system.”
–APOKALUPSIS NOW
The Harlot Church
Chapter 17 of Revelation
by Jack Shelton

“The Garden of Eden was in Southern Iraq, 
not far from where Nimrod, under Satan’s motivation, 
built Babel, which was the beginning of Babylon.
The Babylonian spirit is invading the world.
Its influence is breathtaking…and spreading its 
idea to the entire world. There is no other proper 
description of Babel and the evil intent of this 
first expression of false religion.”
–Babylon: The Axis of Evil
by Joseph Chambers

“Mankind in general, has followed variations 
of one kind or another, of the religion of 
Babylon, to this day.”
-Ralph Woodrow;
 Babylon Mystery Religion; 1966

“Rome…assimilated religions from her many 
conquered territories.  All these religions had 
commonalities, for they all came from Babylon.  
These practices infiltrated and overcame the 
professing Christian Church, which later came to be
dominated by Rome itself.”
-Ralph Woodrow;
 Babylon Mystery Religion; 1966

“This is the cup which the Babylonish system 
has made all the world to drink. It is not limited 
to the Roman Catholic Church of Rome, but she certainly 
plays a major role in today’s religious deception.”
-Ralph Woodrow;
 Babylon Mystery Religion; 1966

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CHRISTMAS AND “BABYLON THE GREAT”

DECEMBER 25 NIMROD

CHRISTMAS
AND  “BABYLON  THE  GREAT”

What is the Connection ?

The Bible identifies False Religion as a woman
called “Babylon The Great”. Her religious doctrines,
teachings, beliefs and Holidays are based upon
the Center from which all False Religion began,
“Ancient Babylon”.  It was under the influence of
NIMROD – who declared himself to be god – that
all these false teachings began.  For he was a
mighty hunter in opposition to Jehovah God, our
Creator.

“…Nim´rod….He displayed himself
a mighty hunter in opposition to Jehovah….”
(Genesis 10:8,9)(NWT)

“…Nimrod….He was a mighty hunter
before Jehovah…”
(Genesis 10:8,9)(ASV)-BibleGateway

“Now it was Nimrod who excited them
to such an affront and contempt of God.”
-Josephus (c. 37 – c. 100 AD/CE),

“His name is Nimrod, It means ‘the rebel,’
and is evidently meant to designate the nature
of the man. He was the first specimen of giant
tyranny after the flood. His Defiance of Jehovah
was perpetrated in wickedness and ambition under
the very eye of Jehovah. Nimrod’s assumptions were
religious as well as political. Nimrod presented
himself not only for obedience but also for worship.
His awful greatness was of ambitious rebellion,
apostasy and defiance of Jehovah. And as it was Babel
that was the beginning of his empire, so is ‘Babylon the great’
its consummation and close.”
-Nimrod
by Horatius Bonar
1808-1889

“As the people increased in number,
the Way of Jehovah was corrupted
and a principal figure in those days was Nimrod,
the grandson of Ham described as a mighty hunter
before Jehovah. The word ‘before’ used in this
sense means, ‘totally antagonistic to Jehovah.’
We celebrate Christmas on a date which coincides
with the birthday of Nimrod – the villainous king
of ancient Babylon.”
-The Ensign Trust
VOLUME I No.2 – JUNE 1999
‘NARROW IS THE WAY’
By Harry Lancaster

Amont those false teachings that are part of
“Babylon The Great” – are the “trinity” doctrine,
Hellfire torment, Easter, and Christmas.

This article is focusing upon the Christmas Holiday
and it’s Nimrod-connection.  Indeed, even scholars
recognize that Christmas came from Ancient Babylon,
and has no connection with the Birth of Christ who
was born during a much warmer season.

Scholars Identify “Babylon The Great”
with CHRISTMAS

“Nimrod started the great organized worldly apostasy
from God that has dominated this world until now.
Nimrod married his own mother, whose name was Semiramis.
After Nimrod’s death, his so-called mother-wife,
Semiramis, propagated the evil doctrine of the survival
of Nimrod as a spirit being. She claimed a full-grown
evergreen tree sprang overnight from a dead tree stump,
which symbolized the springing forth unto new life
of the dead Nimrod. On each anniversary of his birth,
she claimed, Nimrod would visit the evergreen tree
and leave gifts upon it. December 25th, was the birthday
of Nimrod. This is the real origin of the Christmas tree.”
-The Plain Truth About Christmas
by David J. Stewart | December 24th, 2005

“The real origin of Christmas goes back to ancient
Babylon. It is bound up in the organized apostasy
with which Satan has gripped a deceived world these
many centuries! In Egypt, it was always believed that
the son of Iris (Egyptian name for “Queen of Heaven”)
was born December 25th. Semiramis also bore the title
“Queen of Heaven” – and she was Nimrod’s mother.
Paganism celebrated this famous birthday over most
of the known world for centuries before the birth
of Christ.”
-The Plain Truth About Christmas
by David J. Stewart | December 24th, 2005

“Christmas as a pagan holiday traces back
thousands of years before to a man named Nimrod,
founder of ancient pagan Babylon.”
-Christmas Unwrapped
From the History Channel
by Alan Mansager

“Babylon’s false worship is found today
in every nation and in some aspect in nearly
all religions, including present day christianity.”
-Christmas Unwrapped
From the History Channel
by Alan Mansager

“Egyptian and Babylonian antiquities
identify Nimrod’s mother as Semiramis,
and his birthday was celebrated on 25th December.”
-The True Meaning of Christmas
by Mike Gascoigne; 1996

“Thus began the worship of Semiramis
and the child-god, and the whole paraphanalia
of the Babylonian religious system.”
-The True Meaning of Christmas
by Mike Gascoigne; 1996

“The Roman Pagans used to celebrate the birthday
of their child-god on 25th December, and the Roman
Catholic Church sought to win over as many people
as possible to nominal Catholicism by proclaiming
the same day to be the birthday of Jesus. So the
Pagans had no difficulty worshipping the Catholic
Madonna and child. They were seen as yet another
manifestation of the Babylonian Queen of Heaven
(Semiramis)and her son (Nimrod). The Pagans made
no compromises, they didn’t need to, they just
continued their Pagan worship within the church.”
-The True Meaning of Christmas
by Mike Gascoigne; 1996

“While it’s easy to knock the Catholic Church
because of their Maryolatry, the Protestants cannot
be left off the hook. The Protestant Reformation
dispensed with only a part of the Babylonian system
of worship. The celebration of Christmas, inherited
from the Roman Catholic Church, via Pagan Rome,
via Egypt, via Babylon, is still practiced as the
most important event in the Protestant Christian
calendar, so from that point of view the Protestants
are as much into Paganism as the Catholics.”
-The True Meaning of Christmas
by Mike Gascoigne; 1996

“The Christmas tree is specifically a Babylonian symbol.
On Christmas Eve the Yule Log is thrown onto the fire.
On Christmas Day there is the tree, covered in
decorations and surrounded with presents,
representing the resurrected Nimrod of Babylon.”
-The True Meaning of Christmas
by Mike Gascoigne; 1996

“FOR MANY years Christmas and other major holidays,
such as Easter, Halloween, etc., have been portrayed
as having a Christian origin, yet they all have their
common origins in Ancient Babylon.”
-The True Origin of Christmas and Other Holidays
Who Was Really Born On December 25?
The Gilead Institute of America

“December 25 was highly honored and recognized
by Nimrod’s supporters…Many centuries later
this pagan custom was “Christianized” as being
the birthday of Christ.”
-The True Origin of Christmas and Other Holidays
Who Was Really Born On December 25?
The Gilead Institute of America

“Today, the celebrated holiday known as Christmas,
will actually find its roots in ancient Babylon.
Christmas is a pagan holiday, which was first formed
by Semiramis, the mother-wife of Nimrod. This became
a holiday after Semiramis indoctrinated it into the
Babylonish government upon the death of Nimrod.”
-Seven Seals Publication
The True History of Christmas
An Excerpt From:
“The Biography of Noble Drew Ali
The Exhuming Of A Nation”

“Nimrod’s birth date was December 25th.
This never was the birth date of Jesus,
son of Joseph by Mary; nor does any Holy Book
support this idea.”
-Seven Seals Publication
The True History of Christmas
An Excerpt From:
“The Biography of Noble Drew Ali
The Exhuming Of A Nation”

“The Christmas tree custom is also a pagan
tradition stemming from Nimrod’s mother
in her attempt to immortalize her son.”
-Seven Seals Publication
The True History of Christmas
An Excerpt From:
“The Biography of Noble Drew Ali
The Exhuming Of A Nation”

“December 25th was celebrated as Baal or
Nimrod’s birthday. By tradition, this birthday
celebration became an integral part of every human
culture, based on this pagan idolatry.
Generally, all mankind is fast asleep,
dreaming this old Babylonian dream.
Christmas was an attempt by Catholicism
to revise and adopt this paganism.”
-The Story Of Nimrod,
As It Relates To Christmas And Easter
by Wilhelm J Wolfaardt

“Scripture itself demands that we observe
the Messiah’s death, and not His birth.
But, since the pagan mind was so oriented
around fertility and birth,  it developed
the way we see it today, blending the most
important features of pagan interpretation.
“Babel, the Great Mother of Harlots and of
the Abominations of the Earth” — has intoxicated
the masses.”
-The Story Of Nimrod,
As It Relates To Christmas And Easter
by Wilhelm J Wolfaardt

“Christmas as a pagan holiday traces back
thousands of years to a man named Nimrod,
founder of ancient pagan Babylon. Nimrod began
a counterfeit religion in the Book of Genesis.
The Bible refers to it as the religion of
Mystery Babylon — the mother of false religion
that will be destroyed when the Savior Jesus
comes to set up His throne on earth, Revelation 18.
Babylon’s false worship is found today in some
aspect in nearly all religions, including
christendom.”
– Nimrod: The Grandfather of Paganism
Yahweh’s Restoration Ministries

“Jesus Christ was NOT born on December 25.
But December 25th can be traced back to Genesis
and a man named Nimrod. Nimrod was the founder
of a great false religious system that began in
ancient Babylon that has always opposed the truths
of God. It’s time we face facts! This world is
deceived, just as God prophesied it would be
(Rev. 12:9). Satan is the power behind this deception.
Satan has successfully pawned off the old customs
of the Babylonian mystery religion as being pleasing
to Jesus Christ.”
– Why Christmas is (Not)So Important to God
By Carl Hilliker and Mark Jenkins  December 2002
article in; The Trumpet

“The book of Revelation is an end-time book.
In chapter 17 we are told that Jesus Christ
will one day pass judgment upon a “great whore”
bearing the title mystery, babylon the great,
the mother of harlots and abominations of the earth
(v. 5). This is the great false Babylonian religious
system that Nimrod founded and its many false religious
variations or denominations throughout the world!”
– Why Christmas is (Not)So Important to God
By Carl Hilliker and Mark Jenkins  December 2002
article in; The Trumpet

“Can there be any doubt what Jesus Christ thinks
of this church? Every inhabitant of Earth has been
made to suffer to one degree or another by the
deceptions created by its “abominations.”
Revelation 18:4 carries this plea: “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.”
Right now, God is sending out that same warning message
to all who will listen: Come out of all these pagan
practices disguised as Christianity. Don’t partake any
longer of those sins. The celebration of Christmas and
its customs is just one of those sins. It seems harmless,
but those who stay in such deception will eventually
have to face the wrath of Jesus Christ.”
– Why Christmas is (Not)So Important to God
By Carl Hilliker and Mark Jenkins  December 2002
article in; The Trumpet

“It is no wonder that Jesus said,
“Enter ye in at the strait gate:
for wide is the gate, and broad is the way,
that leadeth to destruction, and many there be
which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate,
and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life,
and few there be that find it.“ Popular opinion
should not prevent individuals who know the truth
from turning away from a festival season steeped
in paganism. Jesus said that, in order to be His
disciples, there would be times when we would need
to forsake the desires of our family and friends
and follow Him (Luke 14:26-27).
– Why Christmas is (Not)So Important to God
By Carl Hilliker and Mark Jenkins  December 2002
article in; The Trumpet

“God does give us a command to memorialize
Jesus Christ: He commands us to observe the day
of Christ’s death (i Cor. 11:24-27)—NOT His birth.
You now have a choice: You can continue keeping
Christmas year after year, accepting the influence
of your family, friends, neighbors and Nimrod,
or you can accept the commands of the Eternal God
by learning more about HIM.”
– Why Christmas is (Not)So Important to God
By Carl Hilliker and Mark Jenkins  December 2002
article in; The Trumpet

“Lent, Easter and Christmas are of
Babylonian origin.”
-EASTER AND CHRISTMAS PAGANISM
2000 B.C. TO DATE
by Edward Stevens (1895-1966)

“Christmas” festivities are not just “pre-Christian”—
dating to pagan worship of the sun god—but they in fact
have NO connection to the date of birth of the true Messiah,
Jesus Christ.”
-Is Christmas Christian?
Volume 6, Issue 6
By John H. Ogwyn

“Almost every year, newspapers and magazines
will publish articles pointing out that Christmas
customs originate not from the Bible, but from pagan
antiquity. Most readers, when faced with these facts,
simply say: “I don’t see what difference it makes,”
and continue with their Christmas preparations.
Instead of seeking to put Christ back into Christmas,
we must acknowledge that He was never there
in the first place! Christmas never was Christian!
True Christians will give it back to the pagans.
We ought to take our religious customs and practices
directly from the Bible. Then we will be worshiping
our Creator in spirit and truth, just as He teaches
us to do (John 4:24).”
-Is Christmas Christian?
Volume 6, Issue 6
By John H. Ogwyn

In Conclusion –

What else can be said about Christmas and
“Babylon the Great” that has not already been
covered by the above secular quotes ?

Many say, “but I do it for my children.”

Others may say, “but I do it for my parents.”

But Listen to what Jesus Says –

Jesus said, “…anyone who loves his son
or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.”
(Matthew 10:37b)(NIV)-BibleGateway

“Anyone who loves his father or mother
more than me is not worthy of me….”
(Matthew 10:37a)(NIV)-BibleGateway

Jesus said – “Stand up for me
against world opinion and I’ll stand up
for you before my Father in heaven.”
(Matthew 10:32)(MSG)-BibleGateway

Jesus said – “He who loves and takes more pleasure
in father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me;
and he who loves and takes more pleasure in son
or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.”
(Matthew 10:37)(AMP)-BibleGateway

“““`

CHRISTMAS – How Unlike Christ!

 

CHRISTMAS IS NOT LIKE CHRIST

Jesus said,
“…Stop turning my Father’s house
into a shopping mall ! ”
(John 2:16)(MSG)-BibleGateway

“it is better to be content with what little you have.
Otherwise, you will always be struggling for more,
and that is like chasing the wind.”
(Ecclesiastes 4:6)(NCV)-BibleGateway

“Those….who buy things
should not be absorbed…by their possessions.
Those who use the things of the world
should not become attached to them.
For this world as we know it will soon
pass away.”
(1Corinthians 7:30,31)(NLT)-BibleGateway


“Christmas” Represents the Opposite
of all that Christ Taught

Christmas is not at all like Christ.
In fact Christmas stands for everything
that Jesus was against.  Jesus emphasized living
a “simple” life.   He made statements showing his
viewpoint about storing up material things.

Jesus was not a collector of treasures.  He neither
gave nor received gifts.  He told people to get rid
of their posessions – and instead to Follow him.

Jesus emphasis was not on trinkets and worldly
goods, but rather on sharing the good news of his
coming Kingdom that would rid the earth of all
problems.  Jesus was spiritually minded – NOT
Materially minded – and he stressed the importance
of his followers being just like him.

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING MALL

Jesus said, “Stop making the house of my Father
into a house of merchandise! ”
(John 2:16)(AMP)-BibleGateway

Jesus said, “…Stop turning my Father’s house
into a shopping mall!”
(John 2:16)(MSG)-BibleGateway

Jesus Said –
“Don’t store treasures for yourselves
here on earth…..”
(Matthew 6:19(NCV)-BibleGateway

Jesus said – “Sell all your possessions
and give the money to the poor….
Then come, follow me.”
(Luke 18:22)(NLT)-BibleGateway

“Be careful not to spend your time feasting,
drinking, or worrying about worldly things…”
(Luke 21:34)(NCV)-BibleGateway

“He taught us to give up…our worldly desires.”
(Titus 2:12)(NIV)-BibleGateway

“it is better to be content with what little you have.
Otherwise, you will always be struggling for more,
and that is like chasing the wind.”
(Ecclesiastes 4:6)(NCV)-BibleGateway

“But if we have food and clothing,
we will be content with that.”
(1Timothy 6:8)(NIV)-BibleGateway

“Keep your lives free from
the love of money
and be content with what you have,”
(Hebrews 13:5)(NiV)-BibleGateway

“So if we have enough food and clothing,
let us be content.”
(1Timothy 6:8)(NLT)-BibleGateway

Worldly Possessions
Are Shunned

“For the world offers only a craving
for physical pleasure, a craving for
everything we see, and pride in our
achievements and possessions.
These are not from the Father,
but are from this world.”
(1John 2:16)(NLT)-BibleGateway

“Then he (Jesus) said to them,
“Watch out! Be on your guard against
all kinds of greed; for a man’s life
does not consist in the abundance
of his possessions.”
(Luke 12:15)(NIV)-BibleGateway

Jesus Warns Us
Against Materialism

JESUS WARNS AGAINST GREED

Jesus said, “Stop making the house of my Father
into a house of merchandise! ”
(John 2:16)(AMP)-BibleGateway

“Then he said to them,
“Watch out!
Be on your guard against wanting
to have more and more things.
Life is not made up of how much
a person has.”
(Luke 12:15)(NIRV)-BibleGateway

Jesus said, “…Stop turning my Father’s house
into a shopping mall!”
(John 2:16)(MSG)-BibleGateway

“Then he said,
“Beware! Guard against every kind of greed.
Life is not measured by how much you own.”
(Luke 12:15)(NLT)-BibleGateweay

“Then he said to them, “Watch out!
Be on your guard against all kinds of greed;
life does not consist in an abundance
of possessions.”
(Luke 12:15)(TNIV)-BibleGatway

JESUS AGAINST MATERIALISM

Christmas –
The Commercialized Scam
“Compulsory Giving”

“During Christmas, A heavy burden of obligations
is laid on our back.  A burden that can only be
discharged by spending money. Lots of money.”

“It’s a commonplace to observe that depressed people
are more depressed around Christmas. It is not a
naturally cheerful part of the year, as some claim
it to be.”

“It does not help to be forced into a round of
enforced merriment and compulsory socialising.
compulsory shopping, and compulsory gift giving.”

Jesus said, “Stop making the house of my Father
into a house of merchandise! ”
(John 2:16)(AMP)-BibleGateway

Jesus said, “…Stop turning my Father’s house
into a shopping mall!”
(John 2:16)(MSG)-BibleGateway
No Part of The World
and it’s Quasi-Pagan Holidays

Jesus told his followers that they should be no part
of the world, just as he was no part of the world.

“If you lived on the world’s terms,
the world would love you as one of its own.
But since I picked you to live on God’s terms
and no longer on the world’s terms,
the world is going to hate you.”
(John 15:19)(MSG)-BibleGateway

“They are not part of this world
any more than I am.”
(John 17:16)(NLT)-BibleGateway

“You adulterous people, don’t you know
that friendship with the world is hatred
toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend
of the world becomes an enemy of God.”
(James 4:4)(NIV)-BibleGateway

“While you live in this world,
live as if the world has no hold on you.
The way of this world will soon be gone.
I want you to be free from the cares
of this world.”
(1Corinthians 7:31,32)(NLV)-BibleGateway

“And this world is fading away,
along with everything it craves.
But if you do the will of God,
you will live forever.”
(1John 2:17)(NLT)-BibleGateway

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