CHRISTMAS , A CLOSING ARGUMENT
Christmas is a Satan born , Babylonian originated, pagan, man-made, sun-worshipping holiday, (not Holy Day) . All of its traditions , with the exception of Santa Claus , can be traced back to Babylon and it’s ruler Nimrod and his wife Semiramis .
Satan Claws is derived from European later pagan gods that had some influences from Babylon, that was the origin of all Satanic/pagan traditions of men. It is about Sun and fertility worship . This is evidenced by its date being on a Solar Equinox, December 25, the Winter Solstice, being the darkest day of the year
This screams it was created by the Prince of Darkness ! The “Light of the World” would obviously not be born then ! Christ nor anyone, anywhere in the Bible, make a statement to celebrate His birthday ! Birthday celebration is a celebration of self, being selfish , not of love of others, as Christ practiced and preached . Christ was selfless !
Following the conquest of Mesopotamia by the Persians, the Babylonian priesthood fled to Pergamum in Asia Minor. Here they erected the Acropolis temples of Pergamum in honor of the Greek Pantheon, but continued to worship the Babylonian mystery god under the name Saturnus. The Babylonian Mysteries were preserved in the temple of Zeus at Pergamum and transferred to Rome in 133 B.C. (Jump ahead to chapter 119 for background on the Throne of Satan) Almighty God speaking praise and encouragement to the Church in Satan’s Stronghold, Pergamum, said in Revelation 2:12-14, “ And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges; I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan’s seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.
But I have a few things against thee, Because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam. “ Balaam or Bel is synonymous with Satan.(more on that in a few paragraphs) The penetration of the religion of Babylon became so great that Rome was called, “The New Babylon.” In 133 B.C. the Babylonian solar cult was bequeathed to Rome by Attalus III. There its symbols and forms were incorporated into the cult of Caesar and later into Roman Catholicism. Rome instituted Christ Mass on the Winter Solstice, December 25th, to attract the many pagans, that were already celebrating these sun-worshipping celebrations, at this time.
There are many Dec. 25th ancient holidays around the world thru history ,with the name Sun in it that confirm this is a day of sun worship not Son worship! Day of the Sun, Day of the Invincible Sun(Roman), Roman Festival marking the Birthday of the Unconquered ),Sun of Righteousness(Arabic). These holidays don’t have sun in the name, but have clear sun connections. In Mesopotamia(Babylon), Marduk, sun/fire god, had special human sacrifices, by fire, on this day.
To Worship of the sun god Ra,(Horus) on his birthday, (ancient Egyptian). Aztecs sacrificed children on top of their pyramids, to their sun god, Huitzilopochtli. Ancient Europeans had celebrations to their Nordic sun god, Balder. Ancient Greeks dedicated the day to Adonis and Dionysus. Ancient Persians celebrated the birth of Mithra, their sun god. When the Greeks conquered the Persians, Mithraism was transferred from Iran to Rome, which heavily influenced Romes religion, which always sought after world dominance, so naturally to attract pagans into its ranks, adopted December 25th, as a holy day !
Christ nor anywhere in the Bible make a statement to celebrate His birthday ! History records there was no birthday party for Christ until it was made official on the Roman calendar in 336 AD . (6 , Satan’s #) Later in the 15th century Pope Julius I , decreed December 25th as a worldwide celebration of Christ’s birth , commemorating a “Christ Mass” to increase its worldwide dominance by assimilating the masses of heathen pagan sun worshippers into its fold, that were familiar with various midwinter Babylonian pagan festivals .
This blending of religions , known as syncretism , was deviously employed by the Roman Catholic Church to increase its worldwide religious dominance to, “Mother of Harlots” status . Satan’s great false church , The Whore of the Babylonian Mystery Religion , the Roman Catholic Church , is the primary promoter of this holiday , for this very purpose . In about 200 A.D., a Christian teacher in Egypt makes reference to the date Christ was born.
According to Clement of Alexandria, several different days had been proposed by various Christian groups. Clement doesn’t mention December 25 at all ! Clement writes: “ There are those who have determined not only the year of our Lord’s birth, but also the day; and they say that it took place in the 28th year of Augustus, and in the 25th day of [the Egyptian month] Pachon [May 20 in our calendar] … And treating of His Passion, with very great accuracy, some say that it took place in the 16th year of Tiberius, on the 25th of Phamenoth [March 21]; and others on the 25th of Pharmuthi [April 21] and others say that on the 19th of Pharmuthi [April 15] the Savior suffered. Further, others say that He was born on the 24th or 25th of Pharmuthi [April 20 or 21].”
Clearly there was great uncertainty, but also a considerable amount of interest, in dating Christ’s birth in the late second century. By the fourth century, however, we find references to two dates that were widely recognized—and now also celebrated—as Christ’s birthday: December 25th in the western Roman Empire and January 6th in the East (especially in Egypt and Asia Minor).
The modern Armenian church continues to celebrate Christmas on January 6th ; for most Christians, however, December 25th would prevail, while January 6th eventually came to be known as the Feast of the Epiphany, commemorating the arrival of the magi in Bethlehem. The period between became the holiday season, later known as, the 12 days of Christmas.
The earliest mention of December 25th as Christ’s birthday comes from a mid-fourth-century Roman almanac that lists the death dates of various Christian bishops and martyrs. The first date listed, December 25th , is marked: natus Christus in Betleem Judeae: “Christ was born in Bethlehem of Judea.”
As you would expect the headquarters of Satan’s great false church, Rome, having borrowed all Babylon’s sun-worshipping traditions and observances, would be the first to officially proclaim the high day of sun worship, the Winter Solstice, the darkest day of the year, and the beginning of their god, the suns, returning longer each day, to be the birthday of Christ. Rome has managed to deceive the whole world, for the most part, concerning the birth of Christ .
The 1911 Catholic encyclopedia states the early Christians and church never observed Christmas, in fact the first observance was in Egypt.
The 1944 Encyclopedia Americana states according to many authorities, Christmas was not celebrated in the early centuries of the Christian church as the Christian Usage of this date in fact was to celebrate the death of celebrated individuals not there birth.
When Almighty God delivered Israel from Egypt he commanded them ,
“ 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 Almighty God in that way . Whatever I command you be careful to observe it , you shall not add to it nor take away from it . “
Deuteronomy 12:30- 32 . Mark 7:6-9 states , “ this people honors me with their lips but their heart is far from me and IN VAIN they worship me teaching as doctrines the commandments of men for laying aside the commandment of Almighty God you hold the TRADITION OF MEN . “
“ For that which is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of Almighty God “ . Luke 16:15
Christmas and Easter are an “ ABOMINATION “ in Gods eyes and as such are Satan’s biggest strongholds , as these,“ traditions of men “ , that maintain Satan’s title as , God of this world ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (2nd Corinthians 4:4)
The Spiritually pure and Biblically accurate Puritans, who landed at Plymouth Rock, Virginia Beach, looked upon this land as a, New Promised Land, and dropped anchor in the harbor to fast and pray, to prepare to step on this virgin land. All these ugly facts, about X-mas, were well known to the Puritans, who controlled the early government that outlawed christmas from 1659 till 1681 ! ! ! They were called Puritans, Because, if something was not Biblically pure, they were against it.
In fact christmas was so unimportant , even until after the Revolutionary War, Congress did not take the day off , but instead decided to hold its first session on December 25th 1789 ! ! ! ! ! ! !
The Founding Fathers, as well as most of Congress were all mostly Christian and thusly seem to have made this statement of their disapproval of this satanic pagan helliday by inaugurating the lawmaking branch of government, that was based on Biblical principles, on this day !
It took almost a century for Congress to proclaim it a federal holiday on December 25 1870 .
No wonder we got off to such a great start !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It figures 1+8+7=16 , 6 always seems to be involved with something of Satan ! It was only nationalized legally, due to pressure from merchants, for the money it generated. Once again, it figures, “ love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.“ 1st Timothy 6:10 .
Read this book, published in 1871, by an early enlightened Englishman.
Whether you are a Christian or an unbeliever , chances are you observe and celebrate the holidays (NOT HOLY DAYS) of christmas and easter , either through ignorance or just going along with the “ traditions of men“ .
Colossians 2:8 says , “ Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain DECEIT after the tradition of men , after the rudiments of the world and not after Christ “ .
The definition of rudiments is biblically and therefore perfectly appropriate here . Rude , imperfectly developed ideas !
If John 14:6 says , “ Christ is the way and the truth and the life “ ,
then , WHY is it our way to observe , and ignore the truth about the beginning of Christ’s life , which He never said to celebrate anyway ! ! ! ! ! ! !
Here is a list of assorted references and facts showing the truth of christmas:
The Encyclopedia Britannica states, “The reason why Christmas came to be celebrated on December 25 remains uncertain, but most probably the reason is that early Christians wished the date to coincide with the pagan Roman festival marking the ‘birthday of the unconquered sun.’”
The Catholic Encyclopedia makes many startling admissions. Here are just a few:
“Christmas was not among the earliest festivals of the church ….” That’s right—Christmas was not instituted by Jesus Christ, nor was it observed by any of the apostles personally instructed by Christ.
In fact, we are told that “[t]he word for Christmas in late Old English is Cristes Maesse, the Mass of Christ, first found in 1038.” That is 1,000 years after the death of Christ !
“The first evidence of the feast is from Egypt” (not Jerusalem). About a.d. 200, Egyptian theologians began celebrating the birth of Christ on the 25th of Pachon, which corresponds to May 20 by our calendar.
The truth is, the early Christians did not observe birthdays—not even Christ’s birth. The Christian theologian Origen (a.d. 185-232) asserts, “[I]n the Scriptures sinners alone, not saints, celebrate their birthday.”
The Catholic Encyclopedia also states, “Pagan customs [not Christian customs] centering around the January calends gravitated to Christmas.”
Jesus Christ was not born on December 25. But this date is not without origin. It can be traced back to Genesis and a man named Nimrod.
Josephus, the prominent Jewish historian of the first-century a.d., wrote, “Now it was Nimrod who excited them to such an affront and contempt of God …. He also said he would be revenged on God, if He should have a mind to drown the world again; for that he would build a tower too high for the waters to be able to reach!” Josephus reported, he taught the multitudes that it was “cowardice to submit to God.”
Encyclopedia Britannica states, “ For hundreds of years prior to Constantine, the Roman Empire had celebrated many pagan festivals. “In the Roman world the Saturnalia (December 17-23) was a time of merrymaking and exchange of gifts. December 25 was also regarded as the birth date of the Iranian mystery god Mithra, the Sun of Righteousness. On the Roman New Year (January 1), houses were decorated with greenery and lights, and gifts were given to children and the poor.
To these observances were added the German and Celtic Yule rites when the Teutonic tribes penetrated into Gaul, Britain and central Europe. Food and good fellowship, the Yule log and Yule cakes, greenery and fir trees, and gifts and greetings all commemorated different aspects of this festive season ” (Encyclopedia Britannica).
What about “good old St. Nick” ?
Nicolas is derived from the Greek words nikos and laos, which together mean conqueror or destroyer of people. The original conqueror or destroyer of people was Nimrod. Yet another of Nimrod’s names was Sanctus or Santa, which means saint. Nimrod set himself up as a saint, stealing a title that God reserves for those who are faithful to obey Him. The facts show that Nimrod is the true origin of the widely accepted “Saint Nicholas,” or the “Santa Claus” that is so central to Christmas observances around the world. Any other explanations—and there are a number of them—are simply modern-day stories that conceal the truth behind this ancient “Mystery Babylon “ religion.(Revelation 17:5)
When Christ said that the “doctrine of the Nicolaitans” was a “thing I hate” (Revelation 2:15), He was condemning the same Nimrod-inspired Babylonian mysteries that had become a counterfeit “Christianity” for thousands of years. The Nicolaitan doctrine had become so appealing that some members of God’s own Church in Pergamos were becoming deceived. Pergamos was the central stronghold of satanic Pagan religion and human sacrifice that it is listed in Revelation 2:13 that this is, “ where Satan’s seat(Throne) is “, “ where Satan dwelleth. “It is not a coincidence that this Babylonian Dagon/Dragon worshipping sect, Christ referred to as “ Nic(k)olations “ corrupted Christianity then as it does today ! It was a stronghold then and now ! See who is really behind St. Nicholas !
Notice how he offers children apples as he did Eve !
Christ had to admonish them to repent (verse 16). Today, those same doctrines are still deceiving people who think their Christmas customs are pleasing to God.
We need to understand that every one of the pagan customs that now pollutes mainstream Christianity began out of deliberate rebellion against the Creator God, the same Being who came to this Earth to educate us with the truth and save us out of our deception and our sin. Every year during the Christmas season, newspapers and magazines openly proclaim the pagan connections to many of these holiday customs.
How can professing Christians continue to worship Christ with a religious system He hates ?
Christmas is a pagan festival. That is absolute fact. Research any Christmas custom and you can quickly discover the pagan origin. Some people, unfortunately, take offense when these things are pointed out, but God commands His faithful Church to proclaim such things (Isaiah 58:1).
Yet those Christians who know these pagan origins are quick to respond, “But we do not worship any pagan sun god today ! We are simply honoring the birth of Christ.”
How does God answer such reasoning ? Aside from the fact that God does not command Christmas, aside from the fact that Christ wasn’t born on December 25 and that its customs are steeped in Babylonianisim, paganism/Satanism, does it matter if we keep Christmas for the “right” reasons ? “ Take heed that you be not ensnared to follow them [the pagans and their customs] and that you do not inquire about their gods, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their gods?—that I also may do likewise.’ You shall not do so to the Lord your God; for every abominable thing which the Lord hates they have done for their gods” (Deuteronomy 12:30-31; Revised Standard Version).
Christ said, “ Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven ” (Matthew 7:21).
It’s time we face facts ! This world is deceived, just as God prophesied it would be (Revelation 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 Christ.
The book of Revelation is an end-time book. In chapter 17 we are told that 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”(verse 5). This is the great false Babylonian religious system that Nimrod founded and its many false religious variations or denominations throughout the world !
So the question is will you continue to believe Satan’s lies that he gave birth to in Nimrods Babylon and that have been passed down by the Catholic Church and to the world to your family and friends and you OR will you believe the Truth of Almighty God and his Son who is the Truth, the Light and the Way !
Revelation 12:9 states, “ The Great Dragon was cast out, that old Serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. “
It is interesting to note that a direct reference to Rome’s founder of her traditions, Babylon, and her worshipping a “ Great Dragon “, is mentioned in a The Apocrypha, a collection of Jewish books written in Hebrew that at an early date were translated into Greek and came to be Used by Christians as early as the end of the first century A.D. They were eventually included in early Christian copies of the Greek Old Testament but never made it into the King James Version, although some Bibles have them.
Apocrypha Chapter 1verse 22 states, “ Therefore the king slew them, and delivered Bel into Daniel’s power, who destroyed him and his temple. And in that same place there was a Great Dragon, which they of Babylon worshipped.” Bel is known by Bible scholars to be synonymous with Satan, who re-Beled as the first reBel !
Here are pictures that show the Satanic connections between Bel, Dagon (Dragon), a serpent, and the Catholic church .
First amazing images hiding in plain sight, showing the Catholic churches Use of dragon and serpent symbols ! They are all Used to refer to Satan.
It seems they connect and celebrate the serpent/woman since Satan, as a serpent, deceived Eve, causing the downfall of man, as Catholicism seeks to do, thru her false doctrine. .
When Bernini’s Canopy is not being used for special ceremonies, it serves as a throne for the Pope. I guess that makes him the Serpent King. How appropriate. Satan has been telling lies, to lead man away from his Creator since the Garden of Eden, as his church continues to, posing as pious. Below is Bernini’s Canopy Serpent/Sun Throne. Notice the sun images on canopy and on back wall and bright golden sun image in center !
Recently the Catholic church has taken their blatant Satanic Serpent symbolism, EVEN MORE, to the extreme, in a hideous style of architecture. The last picture is a new addition to the Vatican, The Pope Paul VI Building. How can anyone not notice the snakeskin walls, the reptilian ceiling, the slit-shaped snake eye stain glass windows and the two perfectly placed tapered fangs, in a mouth opening, where the Pope sits as Serpent/Dragon king ! Why else would this room have been designed this highly unusual way, if not to honor a serpent/dragon ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
If you have an answer, Please let me know.
Rome’s Catholic church is remaining true to her names and who she worships, as Babylon the Great Whore, worshipping her father, Satan, the Serpent/Dragon It is not a coincidence that Paul the 6th’s building holds 6,300 people ! Here are some other interesting facts on Pope Paul VI …….. Paul VI, referred to by his opponents as the “anti-pope,” was a crypto-Jewish infiltrator who turned Church process, direction and legacy upside down via the Vatican II Council, or New Mass/Novus Ordo.
This new anti-pope’s “tolerance of immorality” and “live-and-let-live” stance led to a Pandora’s box sodomite crisis in the Roman Catholic orders, including a tendency toward pedophilia. Homosexuals entered the priesthood in droves and masculine men were driven out or turned away. Also see the book Goodbye, Good Men, which describes how any remaining merit and vocation in the seminaries was purged.
Michael Rose in Goodbye, Good Men (pp. 56-57)
“ According to former seminarians and recently ordained priests, this ‘gay subculture’ is so prominent, at certain seminaries that these institutions have earned nicknames such as Notre Flame (for Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans) and Theological Closet (for Theological College at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.). St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore has earned the nickname the ‘Pink Palace.’ The Catholic church honors the man responsible for this with a snake/serpent auditorium, named after him ? ? ? ? ! ! ! Do many notice the arrogance and perversity of this or the design of this building ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
PROOF, ONCE AGAIN, THE HEAD OF THIS CHURCH, THE MASTER DECEIVER, SATAN, IS DECEIVING THE WORLD ! ! ! ! ! ! !
So, back to the subject of the Catholic churches Use of dragon and serpent images ? How can a supposed holy church of God incorporate such unholy, blatantly Satanic symbols, so frequently ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Furthermore how can it get away with it, unnoticed ? ? ? ? ? ? ? The answer is simple, the Catholic Church is the great false counterfeit church of Satan, the Dragon, the Serpent and they get away with it because he is the Father of it and Lies who deceives the whole world ! John 8:44 states, “ Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, Because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” Revelation 12:9 states, “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels(Demons) were cast out with him.” Remember they worshiped a “Great Dragon” in Babylon……..(Chapter 14, Bel and Dragon, original Greek text, 1611 King James Bible)
The identity of Babylon is that she represents the city of Rome.
Tertullian, Irenaeus, and Jerome use Babylon as representing the Roman Empire. In the Middle Ages Rome is frequently styled “the Western Babylon.” The sect of the Fraticelli, an eremitical organization from the Franciscans in the fourteenth century, who carried the vow of poverty to the extreme and taught that they were possessed of the Holy Spirit and exempt from sin—first familiarized the common mind with the notion that Rome was the Babylon, the great harlot of the Book of Revelation.1
This interpretation goes back at least to the time of Tertullian (AdvMarc iii.13). It was adopted by Jerome and Augustine and has been commonly accepted by the Church. There are some strong reasons for accepting it. (1) The characteristics ascribed to this Babylon apply to Rome rather than to any other city of that age:(a) as ruling over the kings of the earth (Rev. Rev. 17:18+); (b) as sitting on seven mountains (Rev. Rev. 17:9+); (c) as the center of the world’s merchandise (Rev. Rev. 18:2+f Rev. 19:2+); (d) as the persecutor of the saints (Rev. Rev. 17:6+).2
Because Rome, with the Vatican, is home to the global system of Roman Catholicism, the identity of Babylon as the city of Rome has often gone hand-in-hand with the view that The Great Harlot represents Roman Catholicism, possibly wed with other religious systems. See Mystery Babylon ? The identity of Babylon with Rome has been bolstered by three events of history:
The fall of Jerusalem in A.D. 70– In a similar way that Babylon destroyed Jerusalem and Solomon’s Temple in the days of Nebuchadnezzar, Rome destroyed Jerusalem and the Second Temple under Titus. This established Rome as a key enemy of Israel and Jerusalem prior to the time of John’s writing. Thus it is thought to be only natural that Babylon would be used as a code name for Rome.3
Christian Persecution– For the early church (remembering that John wrote from exile on Patmos during the reign of Domitian), the modern-day persecutor of the saints was Rome. Although John’s prophecies concerned the time of the end, those who have sought to restrict fulfillment to his immediate audience can find no other viable candidate outside of Rome. At that time, she was indeed “the center of the world’s merchandise [and] the persecutor of the saints.”4
The Reformation– When the reformers broke away from Roman Catholicism, the prophecies concerning Babylon and the Beast provided ready ammunition against Rome. By identifying the papal system and Rome with the Beast and Babylon, it could be clearly seen that Roman Catholicism was the predicted enemy of the true faith and destined for eventual destruction. Due to its great utility, this view has dominated Protestant interpretation for many years. “The Romish Church is not only accidentally and as a matter of fact, but in virtue of its very PRINCIPLE, a harlot, the metropolis of whoredom, ‘the mother of harlots’; whereas the evangelical Protestant Church is, according to her principle and fundamental creed, a chaste woman; the Reformation was a protest of the woman against the harlot.”5 See Relation to the Pope.