A Message about Christmas

20/12/2012

The Mass of Christ

The word, “Christmas” is an admixture of Christ and mass (of the Roman church). The celebration of Christmas only began around 320 A.D. When the Catholic syncretists in Rome decided to convert the Mithraic, “Birthday of the Unconquered Sun”, into a birthday more suited to their aims.
The admixture of “Christmas” clearly shows the tendency on the part of Church leaders to meet Paganism half way.

Christ was not born on Christmas day

Contrary to common tradition, Jesus was born in the northern autumn, not in the winter.
Firstly, Scripture recounts that sheep were in the fields (Luke 2:8), a situation that would not be possible in the cold month of December.

Secondly, Jesus was six months younger than his cousin, John the Baptist (Luke 1:24-27,36). Zacharias, the father of John the Baptist, was of the 8th course of Abijah (Luke 1:5; 1Chr. 24:10). The 24 courses of priests that served in the temple for a week long period twice a year began in the month of Nissan (spring, March/April). Therefore, John would have been conceived sometime in June (Luke 1:23-24), and born the following March, meaning that the six months younger Jesus would have been born in September, and not in December!

Astronomy

Prof. Ernest L. Martin, author of ‘The Birth of Christ Recalculated’, says that the Star of Bethlehem, signifying the birth of Jesus Christ can be calculated to within a few hours on September 11, 3 B.C., based on astronomical charts and alignments for that time!

Puritans ban Christmas

Due to its pagan origin, the Christmas festival was banned in England and Massachusetts between 1659 and 1681 by the Puritans as an illegal observance.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Jesus did not ask us to remember him by celebrating his birthday, let alone a pagan god’s birthday. He left explicit instruction on how his followers were to commemorate him – through his death, and not his birth (1Cor 11:23-26).

It is only through an understanding and belief of Christ’s true mission that salvation will be found – and it’s all bound up in the true significance of David’s throne.