I ran across this article today in my files. I am sorry that I do not know the source other than it is someone named Jesse. I have done some editing and additions to the original.
Before you read it I feel compelled to give a warning:
Scripture says that if we know something is true and yet do not do it that that thing becomes sin in our lives. James 4:17. This is also in Torah. If one came to realize that something they had been doing was sin there were guidelines they followed to show their repentance that eventually led to them having to watch the life drain out of an innocent animal to cover their sin. Numbers 15:27-31
Each of us is only accountable for what we know. So…once you are aware the accountability begins. Here is the true christmass story (Ed):
In Genesis 3:15 we see that because of man’s sin, that a Savior is needed and will appear though the seed of the woman, by whom the serpent will be destroyed. Since the beginning of time the serpent has been trying to provide a “counterfeit messiah” to deceive many! Christmas, easter and lent all have their roots with Nimrod.
This is where our “christmass story” begins……Semiramis the widow of Nimrod “the mighty hunter before YHWH” (Gen 10:9) had been murdered in a act of violence, His wife (Semiramis) looking to perpetuate his worship and to retain power over men herself, deceived them in to joyfully believing that through a “miraculous conception” she had given birth to a son she named Tammuz, who was Nimrod incarnate.
Remember this is 2000 years before the Birth of Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah, we see this counterfeit being planted! This woman with her son was being worshipped as “Madonna”=”Mother of god” “the queen of heaven” this child was born on Dec. 25th very close to the winter solstice which was already being celebrated. Our Anglo-Saxon ancestors called this day “Yule Day” which was Chaldean for “little child” and the night proceeding it was “mothers night”. So now that we know a little bit about this “christmas story” and where out “Yule logs” come from, what about the christmas tree, mistletoe, and jolly ole’ st.nick himself?
The christmas tree was to represent Nimrods re-incarnation into his illegitimate son Tammuz, they would decorate it with silver and gold and later, out of Egyptian culture, would fasten round balls of silver and gold which were the “Balls (testicles) of Ra” Yummy! Mistletoe bears fruit at the time of the winter solstice and was used by druid witches to decorate the holly or “holy” tree, the most sacred tree to druids because it is green year round’.
We know from the Bible that Yeshua the Messiah is the prophesied “Branch” (in Hebrew “Netzer”) [See Is. 11:1; 53:2; Jer. 23:5; Zech. 6:12.] It’s funny how this counterfeit messiah uses counterfeit “branches” to decorate his reincarnated “tree”. And then there is my personal favorite jolly ole’ st.nick himself or santa claus which originated in ancient canaanite culture. Molech, who was a metallic statue with Frygian style hat (santa style hat). He was heated up until he was bright red, then people would come and sacrifice their children on his lap in exchange for good fortune and material things wished for! YUCK Ho Ho Ho = Ohh no!!!
Let’s see what the Bible has to say about all these traditions of men…. The great prophet (or “seer” in Hebrew) Jeremiah had this to say to the whoring house of Israel who began to embrace the practices of the gentiles. Jer. 10
“1Hear the word which the LORD speaks to you, O house of Israel. 2Thus says the LORD,” Do not learn the way of the gentiles, and do not be terrified by the signs of the heavens although the nations are terrified by them; 3For the customs of the peoples are delusion; they cut down a tree from the forest, the work of the hands of a craftsman with a cutting tool. 4“They decorate it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers So that it will not totter. 5“Like a scarecrow in a cucumber field are they, and they cannot speak; they must be carried, because they cannot walk! Do not fear them, for they can do no harm, nor can they do any good.”
We now know where YHWH and the Bible stand on having a “christmas tree”. Let’s see what the Bible has to say about santa…. Lev. 18:21
” ‘Do not give any of your children to be sacrificed to Molech, for you must not profane the name of your God. I am the LORD.” Lev 20:1-3 “Say to the Israelites: ‘Any Israelite or any alien living in Israel who gives any of his children to Molech must be put to death. The people of the community are to stone him.
I will set my face against that man and I will cut him off from his people; for by giving his children to Molech, he has defiled my sanctuary and profaned my holy name.”
And the seer Zephaniah 1:4-6
“ I will stretch out my hand against Judah and against all who live in Jerusalem. I will cut off from this place every remnant of Baal, the names of the pagan and the idolatrous priests- 5 those who bow down on the roofs to worship the starry host, those who bow down and swear by the LORD and who also swear by Molech, those who turn back from following the LORD and neither seek the LORD nor inquire of him.”
And in the book of Act’s 7:43
“You have lifted up the shrine of Molech and the star of your god Rephan, the idols you made to worship. Therefore I will send you into exile’ beyond Babylon.”
See all these Scriptures Leviticus 20:4-5, 1 Kings 11:5-7, 1 Kings 11:33, 2 Kings 23:10-13, Isaiah 57:9, Jeremiah 32:35, Jeremiah 49:1-3, And Ezekiel 8:14 is about Semiramis’s illegitimate son Tammuz. And remember that throughout scripture, as believers we are grafted into the olive tree of Israel, see Romans 11:24, and James 3:12. And we, Israelites loved our paganism so much that we were taken captive from the land and lost in the nations until the end times.
Since YHWH has NOT, in His word, authorized the celebration of christmas anywhere, then who induced men to begin doing so? As early as the first century, Paul was condemning those from the gentiles who were attempting to incorporate their old pagan “days, and months, and years” into their new faith. Gal. 4:8-11
About the year 230 the Gentile Christian “Church Father” Tertullian wrote:
“By us [Gentile Christians] who are strangers to biblical Sabbaths, and new moons, and festivals, once acceptable to God., the Saturnalia, the feasts of january, the brumalia, and matronalia are now frequented, with gifts being carried to and fro.”
Since Tammuz was worshipped as god incarnate, that implied also that he was an incarnation of the “Lord of the heavens,” the sun, and since the sun noticeably began to grow stronger at about the 25th of December, this date came to be known not only as the rebirth of Nimrod but of the Sun as well.
In ancient Rome this day was known as “Natalis Invicti Solis”— the birthday of the unconquered sun. Lights were kindled then to burn until the 6th of January (Epiphany). The feast of Saturnalia, lasting about a week, was held at this time of the winter solstice, accompanied with much merrymaking, wild revelry and debauchery.
“Mithras, the sun-god, was born of a virgin in a cave on December 25, and worshipped on Sunday, the day of the conquering sun. He was a savior-god who rivaled Jesus in popularity. He died and was resurrected in order to become a messenger god, an intermediary between man and the good god of light, and the leader of the forces of righteousness against the dark forces of the god evil.”
– Pagan Origins of Christmas
To obtain more adherents to Roman Catholicism it was the policy of the papacy to amalgamate the heathen festivals with things of Christendom. Pope Gregory wrote to Augustine the first missionary to the British Isles (C.E. 597):
“Do not destroy the temples of the English Gods; change them to Christian churches. Do not forbid the “harmless” customs which have been associated with the old religions; consecrate them to Christian use.”
Thus Rome retained a pagan form for “christmas” but could not restrain its pagan spirit– existing to this day. The name “christmas” appeared about 450 C.E. when Pope Julius decreed that all Catholics must celebrate the birthday of “christ” at the same time that the heathen were celebrating the Saturnalia, etc. It was designated as “Christe-masse”, or Christ’s mass.
The whole hearted believer will not contribute to this perpetuation of christ-mass by observing it in any way whatsoever; but will withdraw in horror from such pagan-born celebrations revered by a world that greeted the infant Messiah with Herod’s sword, reeking with the blood of Bethlehem’s baby boys, and which finally crucified Him in diabolical hatred.
The prophecy of Rev. 11:10 may soon be fulfilled when YHWH’s two witnesses shall be slain, then
“they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them and make merry and shall send gifts to one another.
“Christ-mass time is full of greed, materialism, and thievery. People fighting in stores over black Friday “christ-mass sales”. This time of year also has the highest rate of suicide! The Christian argument to celebrate Christ-mass is weak at best, most my friends say that they observe it for Christ and for no other reason. That’s all nice and fluffy, but let’s see what YHWH says about that…. 1Kings 12:33- 13:2
“33Then he went up to the altar which he had made in Bethel on the fifteenth day in the eighth month, even in the month which he had devised in his own heart; and he instituted a feast for the sons of Israel and went up to the altar to burn incense. 1Now behold, there came a man of God from Judah to Bethel by the word of the LORD, while Jeroboam was standing by the altar to burn incense. 2He cried against the altar by the word of the LORD, and said, “O altar, altar, thus says the LORD, ‘Behold, a son shall be born to the house of David, Josiah by name; and on you he shall sacrifice the priests of the high places who burn incense on you, and human bones shall be burned on you.”
Here we see that Jeroboam did this in God’s name and with good intentions in his heart but it does not fit into His Word and does not work! Also see Amos 7:10-13. It can also be proven though Scripture that the Messiah was Born during Sukkoth, But that’s another loooooong blog perhaps another time!? So all being said, what excuse are you using to follow the counterfeit this year?
“Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.”(Eph. 5:11).
The Torah reminds us:
“You shall not follow a multitude to do evil”(Ex. 23:2)
And as Yeshua himself said:
“That which is highly esteemed among men is abominable in the sight of Elohim”(Luke 16:15)
And as Paul writes:
“Be you not conformed to this world but be you transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may know what is that good and acceptable and wholehearted will of G-d.”(Rom. 12:2)
May those who have ears to hear, HEAR! And eyes to see, SEE! Shalom – Jesse
Special Thanks to James Trimm for the use of materials in his blogs (Nazarenespace.com) Wikipedia, BibleGateway.com, and many random History books and sites. Also remember not to trust what I say, but look it up for yourself! And a very special thanks to my bro Judah for editing this so it’s readable to someone other than me!