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

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