Is Christmas a holy day or straight up pagan like Easter?
by Tuese Ahkiong
What makes a day holy?
Scripture uses the phrase "holy day" but never refers to Christmas or Christ's birth as a holy day of observance.
The 25th of December has more to do with the birthday of Mithra, a pagan sun god. So, what the church has done was replaced the birth of the sun god for The Son of God.
Paganism has not compromised the vital Christian message of Christmas. Christians have compromised it in trying to Christian-ize a pagan holiday. Yeshua was most likely born around the feast of tabernacles/booths in Sept/Oct when shepherds would be out in the fields and not in the middle of winter on December 25.
A “holy day” from where the word “holiday,” comes from, biblically carries certain obligations upon worshippers. It appears only 3 times in Scripture:
“For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day you shall have a holy day, a sabbath of complete rest to the Lord; whoever does any work on it shall be put to death.
As for the peoples of the land who bring wares or any grain on the sabbath day to sell, we will not buy from them on the sabbath or a holy day; and we will forego the crops the seventh year and the exaction of every debt.
“If because of the sabbath, you turn your foot From doing your own pleasure on My holy day, And call the sabbath a delight, the holy day of the Lord honorable, And honor it, desisting from your own ways, From seeking your own pleasure And speaking your own word,
Since Christmas is NOT a Christian holiday in the sense that it is NOT in The Bible, then it is NOT necessary to redeem it as many Christians promote. So, whether one eats, drinks, parties on a pagan holiday called The winter solstice or Christmas, do all to the glory of God (1Cor 10:31). All of life is to be lived out to the glory of YHWH. Glorifying God should look like what you're doing all the other 364 days. December 25 does not magically turn one into a super Christian with gospel tracts in every Christmas card, stocking, present... not that one cannot do that. Specifically, it looks like making the most of every opportunity to share the love, live the gospel, and be yourself with no pretense or facade.
It's interesting that Christians teach their children to believe in Santa, a god-like being who can travel the world in a night with his magical reindeer, has supernatural knowledge of whether they have been good or bad and will reward them accordingly (work salvation). What happens when they find out that he is not real? Will they trust their parents on the teaching's of Christ? Just something to think about.!
Easter is also NON-Christian pagan holiday.
So, too, with Easter who is the pagan goddess of fertility.
AKA as Artemis, Aphrodite,
Ashtoreth from ancient Israel;
Astarte from ancient Greece;
Demeter from Mycenae;
Hathor from ancient Egypt;
Ishtar from Assyria;
Kali, from India; and
Ostara a Norse Goddess of fertility.
That King James Bible INCORRECTLY translates "passover" with "Easter," the name of a pagan goddess.
-It is because most Christians are biblically ignorant that they invoke the name of a PAGAN goddess, Easter to worship Yeshua. Shame!
Acts 12:4 kjv
And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.
Acts 12:4 esv
4 And when he had seized him, he put him in prison, delivering him over to four squads of soldiers to guard him, intending after the Passover to bring him out to the people.
"Now concerning everything which I have said to you, be on your guard; and do not mention the name of other gods, nor let them be heard from your mouth." Exodus 23:13
There is nothing biblically commanded to observe these days as holy. They are pagan. A Christian is free to celebrate and party just as long as he/she does not sin by getting drunk, being materialistic, worshipping a tree from being too drunk or not. lol....
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