This was done by my sister in Christ, Sis. Betty Jo Cooper Smith. Study this and see.
Birthday of Jesus
As it is nearing the time of the idolatrous holidays, I feel it is very important to do a serious study of this matter. I tell you, in the name of Jesus, that ALL the holidays are pagan, devil worship. But, for now, I will just deal with this one—the so-called birthday of Jesus.
My first question and challenge to you is, where in the Word is any command or incidence of any of the Christians ever ‘celebrating’ any such day? If it is not Scriptural, how do you justify doing such a thing?
There are a lot of teachings available on the historical origin of this and other holidays; but I am only going to deal with this from the Word of God today. I welcome any history or Scripture additions to this study.
I will say this much about the beginning of this devil worship holiday; for without this, the study would be incomplete.
This birthday celebration holiday began in ancient days as the celebration of the Sun God. It started with Nimrod and his wife. Each nation had it’s own idol Sun God; so they each had this day, on December 25th, but it was called different names after name of their Sun God.
The Romans had this day as Saturnalia, the birthday of their Sun God, Saturn.
After the Catholic Church took over in place of the Emperors, they changed it to Christ mass, lied and called it the birthday of Jesus, to deceive the Christians into celebrating the Saturnalia.
This is in many history books and encyclopedias. You do not need to take my word for this or to doubt it either.
In the early days of the Church, the true Christians knew that this was a devil worship holiday; so they did not partake of it. But, gradually, as more pagans tried to become Christians, they desired to continue with their Saturnalia, so this brought about their incorporating this evil day in as Christmas.
The Catholic Church took in all the pagan rituals and renamed them to deceive the true Christians. Over the years, this worked, and now the churches loves this devil worship business.
But, in the light of God’s Holy Word, is this supposed to be kept by Christians? If so, it surely would be written in the Word. If God wanted us to celebrate the birth of Jesus, He would have told us to do so; and also, He would have told the exact date. God is the most precise and perfect being there is. He is not helter-scelter.
Most people say there is no record of the date of Jesus’ birthday. But, I tell you, that date is shown in the Scripture.
Job 3:—-This chapter reveals the true birthday of Jesus. You need to realize that all prophets spake the words of Jesus; not their own words. You might think this is only speaking of Job; but, it is prophecy of Jesus.
After this opened Job his mouth, and cursed his day. (this means his birthday—but remember, it is the birthday of Jesus).
And Job spake, and said, let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said, there is a man child conceived.
This was the Word of God cursing the birthday of Jesus; a prophecy for that day to PERISH.
v4—Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither let the light shine upon it.
v5–Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it.
v6–As for that night, let darkness seize upon it; let it not be joined unto the days of the year, let it not come into the number of the months.
This is prophecy that one day, the birthday of Jesus would be blotted out of existence; it would not be counted in the days of the year; it is not in the number of the months.
v7—Lo, let that night be SOLITARY, let no joyful voice come therein.
(doesn’t sound like an x-mas celebration, does it?) Joy to the world. sound familiar
v8–Let them curse it that curse the day, who are ready to raise up their mourning.
v9–Let the stars of the twilight thereof be dark; let it look for light, but have none; neither let it see the dawning of the day:
v10–Because it shut not up the doors of my mother’s womb, nor hid sorrow from mine eyes.
Now, see that v9 shows that this day will always be dark; never have twilight or dawning? In other words, this day no longer exist.
So, how and when did this occur? What day fits this description?
There is only one day missing from the months of the year: that day is February 30. This is the true day of Jesus’ birthday.
When the calendar was changed, they left out February 30. This day was in the Hebrews’ calendar. All the months had 30 days. Now, this change was not done to blot out Job’s birthday; for it did not occur back then; it was done to blot out the birthday of Jesus, in order to fulfill this prophecy.
People harping about keeping God’s law, don’t know that all of God’s Word is LAW. Every Word of God is LAW. This is a command (to be kept)– in v7—Let no joyful voice come in this day. So, then, why all the ‘merry making’ at x-mas?
This is the way of the Saturnalia. Study this ancient birthday celebration of Saturn’s birthday; you will find that this is true.
The Saturnalia is what you are keeping; not the birthday of Jesus. As you can see, since God blotted out this day, you CANNOT celebrate it.
Now, others argue, that even though God did not tell us to keep the day, and did not tell us when it was, nor did He tell us HOW to keep it; so, we just do it anyway and decide for ourselves when & how to do it.
Since when did God leave things like that to us?
In the mouth of two or three witnesses let every word be established. So here is the other witness, to establish this matter.
Jeremiah 20:14-18—Cursed be the day wherein I was born: let not the day wherein my mother bare me be blessed.
Now, is this the birthday of Jeremiah? Or is it prophecy of the birthday of Jesus? Since Jeremiah was a prophet, he was speaking the words of Jesus. Look at the starting of almost each chapter, you will find that Jeremiah said over and over this is the Word of the Lord. So this is prophecy of the birthday of Jesus.
See, that it is the same as in Job; cursed be the day. Let it NOT BE BLESSED.
People, this is a COMMAND from God.
Now, for a look at some of the ‘customs’ of keeping this idolatrous day.
Jeremiah 10:1-16—This tells of the decorating of green trees for the purpose of worshiping idol gods. The green tree is connected with devil worship all through the Word. It is never connected with worship of the true God.
v1–Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of Israel:
v2—Thus saith the LORD ( proof that this is God’s Word)–Learn NOT the way of the HEATHEN, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.
v3–For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.
v4–They deck it with silver and gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers that it move not.
The rest of the chapter tells of their false hood and that the men doing this are brutish in knowledge and that they will perish in the time of their visitation. People, this is what is going to happen to this and every nation, because of this idol worship. God is a jealous God. He is angry at this false, devil worship, and doing it in his name.
You had better repent of this evil, if you desire to turn away the wrath of God.
Look into Rev. 11–you will find that this x-mas celebration is also connected with celebrating the death of God’s witnesses.
People always look for a way to reject what they are not willing to obey! But it will not work with God. Man did not decide anything, except to be disobedient to the Word.
What do you think the setting up of decorated trees in honor of idol gods is except the works of men’s hands? Whether it was done thousands of years ago or last year; it is the same; idol worship; declared so by God’s Word.
Do you think Jeremiah’s word is Jeremiah’s word or God’s Word? Chapter 19 starts with these words: Thus saith the LORD–now I say this means Jeremiah is speaking God’s Word.
Chapter 21 starts with these words: The word which came unto Jeremiah from the LORD.
So, that establishes that this is God’s Word. At least it does to me.
Now, Jer. 20:14—Cursed be the day wherein I was born: let NOT the day wherein my mother bare me be the blessed.
Is that MAN deciding this or God?
Job 3:3–Let the day PERISH wherein I was born—
Is that God’s Word or some man’s?
That is what you must decide—do you reject this book as God’s Word? Do you disclaim it? Do you call it man’s Word?
If it is indeed God’s Word, why do you not obey it?
Answer for yourself—-all of you. WHY is this silly holiday more important to you (Christians?)—than obeying God?
The ‘ax’ will again be laid to the ‘root’ of the ‘trees’ today. John’s ‘ax’ cut down the polluted O.T. tree, the idol filled unfaithful Israelites of the O.T.
Today, the ax will again cut down this polluted church tree.
All who disobey the Word of God will be in that number. The truth is all that is encouraging; what good is a ‘false’ encouraging message?
All of the holidays are from pagan origin; therefore they are not in any kind of way part of worship to the true God.
Many, who do not wish to give up their ‘beloved’ holidays, seek to find a ‘legal’ way to insert them into their worship. But, this will never be acceptable to God. You may deceive yourself into believing that it is all right, but according to the Word of God, it is an abomination to God.
The only time Easter is mentioned in the Word of God is in Acts 12. The Jehovah’s Witnesses, not understanding the revelation of this Scripture, made the mistake of saying it is mistranslated.
You cannot set yourself, or anyone else, up as judges of God’s Word; you must accept it all, just as it is given to us. The true faith accepts and believes the whole Word.
So, what is the answer to Acts 12:1-6? If you will read this carefully, you will see that it was not the Christians, but the evil Herod, who was keeping Easter.
So, to say this is a mistranslated, is to keep one from ever really seeing this truth. The Word said that Herod had already killed James and had taken Peter and put him into prison; intending AFTER EASTER to bring Peter forth to the people.
So, why would this evil man, killing the apostles, have ‘honored’ a Christian holiday? See, it was Herod who was keeping this pagan day. Else, he would have brought him forth, without any regard for this Day.
Betty Jo Smith