Christmas - Justified Idolatry?
Christmas, a day and season originating from an idolatrous
holiday of the past, is observed in today's Christianity and society
as justified Idolatry, but because it uses the name of Jesus Christ
and His birth with the season of Christmas, they believe that this justifies
its observance and its idolatrous association!
"There is a way which seemeth right unto a man but the end thereof are the ways of death," Pro. 14:12. This wise precept is so important that God repeated it again in Proverbs 16:25, in order for man to be aware and to understand the subtly of Satan, who is the master of deception, and who covers over sin and all of sin's working in the ways of mankind. Christmas is one such way, a subtle deception of Satan, masquerading as being of God and Jesus Christ, and promulgated through today's, false, Christian religion, by Satan's ministers of light.
Christmas is accepted as such a Holy Day and as being of Christ that all work and daily labor is stopped throughout the nation in observance of this day. The nation shuts down all of its restaurants, stores, even service stations and its industry to come to rest on this day in honor and worship of the birth of who they believe and worship as the Christ of Bible. At least this is what they proclaim to be the reason for the season. Today's society celebrates and observes Christmas by borrowing all of the idolatrous customs, sinful practices and rituals of past idolatry of Sun worship and uses these things to observe the unknown birth of the Son, Jesus Christ, and do this at the same time and season that the pagans of the past used these things in the worship of the SUN. God commands man to not borrow idolatrous practices and customs of the past to worship Him, and not to make images and idols and exalt and worship them as if they are God. God says it is all vain and vanity! He warns all that the penalty for such sinful practices and idolatry is death, unless there is repentance, and coming out of this Babylonian system, Deut. 12:1-4.
In Deut. 12: 30-31, God even makes His command and will for His people crystal clear, where God says "Take heed to yourself that you be not snared by following them, (idols), after that they be destroyed from before you; and that you enquire not after their gods, saying , How did these nations serve their gods? Even so will I do likewise. verse 3, You shall not do so unto the Lord your God, for every abomination to the Lord which He hates, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods." Today people don't burn their sons and daughters in fire, but they do things just as evil by destroying, murderering them in the womb, and to the rest that live past the womb, they lie to them without shame about idols by raising up a Santa Claus idol, and raising up a false image of Jesus Christ as an idol to worship that today's Christians have made in their own church image. Also read and study Deut. 5:7-9 and Deut. 17:2-5, and Jer. 10:1-3, 14-15, where Jeremiah gives the word and command of God and says, "learn not the way of the heathen using decorated trees in worship of God, because in the time of their visitation, (God's visiting judgment) verse 15, they shall perish".
Today's Christianity, with all its form, show and Christmas programs, is one of the prime reasons for the season's continual idolatrous, and its ever growing cancerous growth. "Professed ministers of today's Christian churches cannot define sin or point out that there is a penalty for sin, and so cannot stand up and cry aloud, and show God's people their sins, Isaiah 58:1. God will judge them according to their wicked stewardship!
Christmas is a pretty name for a cover-up of Satan's oldest trick. Make it sound pretty, feel good, pleasing to man's eyes, add a thing or two concerning Christianity to it, and man will go for it every time! Christmas, a day renamed from "pagan sun worship," is still the same old, idolatrous, Baal-worship, Day of Saturnalia and is still today celebrated with all of its pagan customs of sun worship, along with its merrymaking, plus having a little religion as in Christianity attached to it! People believe that if they have Christ's name or confess His Name in any of their professed Christians rituals, their special days and church fellowships, then none of their sins will bring Christ's judgment of death upon their lives.
God continually, throughout the history of the Old Testament, told His people, and tells His people today, not to worship Him the way the heathen nations worship their pagan gods, Deut. 12:1-5. "Professed Christianity" today does the opposite of what God commands, and sets themselves up as god, telling people what is good and what is bad or sinful, according to "their" own standards, not God's standards and laws. This in their minds justifies their sins of idolatry, regardless of what God's Word says because they decide what days of the year that they will rest and make as holy days and then forget the Holy Days and Sabbaths of God that He has commanded to be kept Holy!
Christmas merrymaking is built around a custom of raising up a mystical, deified St. Nicholas, referred to as Santa Claus. He is an idol, widely accepted and worshipped by children, that parents continually raise up and teach to their children every year and bear a false witness about all his doings. This Santa idol is made up in the likeness of God, breaking God's 2nd commandment, with a low voice and white hairs, girdlelike belt, seated on his throne in stores, which is all descriptive of God and Christ, and is found in Daniel 7:9, and Revelation 1:13-14. Children are allowed and taught to revere this idol and its worldwide power of giftgiving and stocking filling, instead of revering the Almighty God and Creator, the only real giver of life, and all good gifts. Almighty God and Jesus Christ have never been any part of an abominable and idolatrous Christmas, with its Santa Claus idol and with all of it SUN WORSHIP customs, rituals, and symbols that is used to observe and celebrate this day and season!
Parents, teachers, professed Christians, and all people alike, continue this idolatrous worship by providing a worship alter for Santa's placing of gifts, that being an evergreen Christmas tree--the alter place of receiving gifts, which is a pagan custom of the past. Much of the pagan, false-god worship of the past was done around trees, groves, decoration of trees, and carving of trees. God very plainly says, "Don't worship Him like the Baal worshipers did of their gods of the past," Please read these Scriptures in their context, Deut. 12:1-4, I Kings 14:22-24, II Kings 17:7-20, II chronicles 28:1-4, Jeremiah 10:1-25, then read an end-time prophecy for the end results of idol worshipers in Ezekiel 6:9-14.
Satan keeps everyone feeling good about Christmas with a man generated Christmas Spirit, and then he inspires his ministers to flood the season with lies that Christ was born on December 25th, and other lies and facts surrounding His birth, then preach it is the season for honoring Christ! How can anyone honor Christ with lies? Christ purposely kept His date of birth hidden so people would not observe it in commemoration! He does command people to remember to observe His death at Passover, but church people forget that day and remember and set aside a day to remember His resurrection with another idolatrous day of Easter which Christ does not command to remember as a special day. Nevertheless, Satan has inspired the lie of Christ's birth date to be at the same time of the time of pagan sun-worship so all would follow his teaching against God, his way and laws, rather than follow God, and His command of rejecting idolatry and submit to His laws.
Starting in December every year, Satan generates a fleshlyminded, covetous, Christmas spirit, through religions and stores with all the church programs, Christmas glitter, music and etc. God says in I John 4:1, "BELOVED, believe not every spirit, but try (test or prove) the spirits whether they are of God, because many false ministers are gone out into the world." It is not God's spirit that inspires parents to bear false witness (lie) about the raised up and worshipped Santa Claus idol, or all the stealing (shoplifting) in order to keep this the spirit of this day. It is not God's Spirit that inspires all the seasonal frustrations, discouragement, depression, resulting in anger, fighting, family arguments, and even murder. It is not God's Spirit that leads and seduces people into all the fornication and marital unfaithfulness, all in the name of merrymaking and the spirit of Christmas! It is not God's Spirit that inspires one to use all the symbols of the past that were used in SUN WORSHIP to make people believe that this day is about the birth of the real Christ of God's Word. This is all the deception of Satan's spirit and influence through his ministers.
Many will say, "Surely charitable giving justifies Christmas doesn't it? God says helping the poor is a continual on-going work not to be done just once a year. God also says in I Corinthians 3:3, that a person can give everything he or she has, even his own life to be burned in sacrifice, and all be done in vain and still not have love, because love is the fruit of obeying God's commandments." II John 6 and I John 5:3..."This is love that we obey His commandments." Some will say, "But that is referring to Christ's two great commandments." This is a cop-out that today professed Christians use because of their lack of Scriptural knowledge and understanding! Everyone should know that the Two Great Commandments are based on the Ten Commandments, and more of God's Ten commandments are transgressed during the Christmas season than at any other time of the year! The observance of this day does not in any way express love to God or for family! And even if it did that still would not make it a day that Christ has commanded to be one of His commanded Holy Days.
What about all the supposed joy of Christmas that the Christmas season creates? Professed Christians do not know what is true Christian joy, they confuse it with emotionalism, temporary fleshly generated happiness. Christmas is only a momentary happiness pertaining to the flesh and self--here today and gone December 26th! Real joy from God and God's Spirit is everlasting and not governed by circumstances, emotions, opinions, and happenings, but by obeying Christ and His Word, and being led by His Spirit. Why is it so many people are so glad when the Christmas season is over, hoping they can survive it again, and won't have to be counseled about their depressed spirit, that is not the joy of God's spirit? That artificial Christmas joy is of Satan. Sin, which is broken laws, automatically brings on the bondage of depression, frustration, curses, and a mind without peace, security, real joy, and headed for later the great judgment of Christ.
But really, how can professed Christianity recognize Christmas idolatry and how its churches justify that day and season, when they are unable to recognize the false Christs raised up in Sunday worship? How can today's religions recognize Christmas as one of Satan's, pagan-god holidays, when they can't even recognize the true Sabbath of God (7th day, Saturday) as well as any and all of His commanded Holy Days, which give His gospel plan of salvation for mankind? True God recognition comes only to a person who desires His truth, to know and obey His laws and desire to learn of His plan of salvation, through God opening their mind to this understanding. If a person accepts and walks in these things, he will be accepted into God's Kingdom. So, if you choose not to question the idolatry of the Christmas season, and then try to justify it by using Christ's Name in vain for idolatrous purposes, you have chosen to be a partaker of the plagues that Revelation 18 talks about coming on all the earth very soon!
The only way that the sin of idolatry of Christmas can be justified is by repenting of that sin, stop observing this unholy day, and repent of all of one's sins, and asking Jesus Christ to accept your repentance and to forgive you of that sin and all of your sins. If you really desire to be a Christian, then you cannot mix the Holy and Clean Name of Christ with some Scriptural facts, along with many lies surrounding His un-revealed and secret date of birth, and go along with society creating this day to celebrate His unknown date of birth, amid much sin. A true Christian cannot continue to join himself with all the unclean, the unholy, the sins of observing an idolatrous Christmas, and then pronounce it clean, pure, honorable, and justified!
Christmas is not a God - created Holy day, but a day that Satan, along with the help of his ministers, have created by observing it with all of the unclean customs and sins of idolatry of the past, and pronoucing it Christian. A true Christian cannot mix the clean name of Jesus Christ with the unclean sins of the idols of Christmas, such as raising up a Santa Claus idol in the minds of children, and then lying to their children about this idol. All of this takes Christ's name in vain, profaning God's true Holy Sabbaths, and using it to take the place of the true worship of Christ. This is all done by raising up a false Christ idol and then making this false image of Jesus Christ to appear as making the true Christ giving people permission to worship Him at this season of the year. Please read what God says explaining this principle in Haggai 2:11-14, Ezekiel 22:24-31 and II Corinthians 6:14-18. Using Christ's Name and some of His early, life events at Christmas, will not justify the idolatry of Christmas, which is all part of the great MYSTERY BABYLON system! The true Christ commands you to come out of it, repent of it, become clean of it, II Corinthians 6:17 and Revelation 18:4. Yes, there is a way that seemeth right which man will always try to justify by his following the forbidden tree, but will end in death. "He that turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination." Proverbs 28:9!
God says in Heb. 10:26-27- "For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice for sins. V.27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries."
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