In recent years, self-proclaimed 'Pagans' have taken to saying "Christmas is actually our holiday. The Christians just stole it." Heated arguments typically ensue. They're partly right, but they're also partly wrong. Truth is, Christians and Pagans have both fallen for the same swindle. Christmas is neither of their holidays. Both parties have fallen for the same swindle instigated by the romans about two thousand years ago. Whether the Holy Roman Empire is truly Satanic, or just an organization of self-obsessed men (semantics?), is a topic of ENORMOUS debate. A debate which we will not get into here. Bottom line: Christmas was created as a source of control from this party.

After the death of the messiah, Christianity really started to grow. Quickly. It became an issue for the Romans, because a true Christian is a very hard person to control. Christians don't take orders from man. They take orders from god. They won't go kill their neighbors just because some government official tells them to. They won't worship an emperor. They won't pay taxes that go towards a temple for Zeus. This was a problem. The Romans needed to deal with it before it got out of hand. Its never a good look when you kill a bunch of hard-working, neighbor-loving, pacifists. So how could the romans deal with this? Answer: deception. They decided to trick these people into willingly handing over the reigns to the elite again. This was the birth of the Holy Roman Empire. A church dedicated to convincing Christians that they are following Christ; when in actuality they are being led away from the power of god.


Remember how I mentioned that the Pagans are just a deceived as the Christians? Now here's where they get tied back in. Once you've taken the time and effort to build a tower of religious deception, it seems a shame to waste it on just one religion. Holidays were how they roped everyone else into the scam as well. While Christianity revolves around a way of life, most of the Pagan religions revolve around specific worship. By making Holidays that line up with the significant Pagan dates, it was easier to bring them on board with the Holy Roman Empire. "Hey look, we celebrate on the same days you guys do! Let's team up!" So, essentially they picked the dates for the Pagans and the names for the Christians. This was the birth of Christmas (and Easter). In this way they brought both groups away from their own respective gods, and under the power of an entity controlled by men.


First and foremost, the messiah was not born on December 25th. Based on the biblical and historical texts, it's an impossibility. We all know the story of the shepherds who were out with their flocks and saw the angel. Luke 2:8-11 -And in the same area there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And then an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were very afraid. But the angel said to them, “Listen! Do not fear. For I bring you good news of great joy, which will be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. However, It was standard among Jews to send out their sheep to the deserts about the Passover (early spring), and bring them home at the commencement of the first rains. The first rains began in the fall. There would not have been shepherds out with their flocks in late December. It just didn't happen. If you claim to be celebrating your loved one's birth day, but get the date wrong year after year, they aren't going to feel too loved are they? But there's an even bigger problem here, Christ does not want to be celebrated at all. He's quite clear about this. Probably the most recurring theme in the new testament is that you must put the father before the son. So, not only are people celebrating the birth of Christ on the wrong day, but we really should be celebrating it at all.


So why the 25th? Because it coincided with Saturnalia, a Roman festival to Saturn. The Roman festival of Saturnalia was traditionally from Dec. 17-24. In A.D. 274 the emperor Aurelian decreed there would be a Winter Solstice celebration on Dec. 25; the festival of Natalis Solis Invicti, aka the birth of the unconquered sun. And what was encouraged at said festival? That citizens should decorate their homes with greens and lights. Sound familiar?


And what about all this business with Santa? The earliest recorded use of the name Santa was as an alternate name for Nimrod, used throughout Asia Minor. Nimrod was singled out in the bible as one who rebelled against god; building a great tower so that if God ever flooded the world again, he might survive. He was know as a great hunter. In later generations, he was worshipped as a god of the hunt and of the fire. One relevant belief about ancient fire gods: They can enter your home through your chimney. In more recent days, they say the name comes from 'old saint nick'. However, in latin nikos means conqueror, and laus means people. You're smart enough to put that together yourself. And just to make it clear you can't slip one past God, he saw fit to add this to the bible: Revelation 2:6-16 But you have this in your favor: You hate the practices of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. ...Nevertheless, I have a few things against you: There are some among you who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to entice the Israelites to sin so that they ate food sacrificed to idols and committed sexual immorality. Likewise, you also have those who hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans. Repent therefore! Otherwise, I will soon come to you and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. And yes, the Nicolaitans are those who worship Nicolaus.


Easily one of the most prevalent themes in the old testament is God's hatred for worshiping groves. Over and over again the old Israelites would fall from grace, and god worship groves. The bad ungodly kings created the groves. The god fearing kings tore them down. Many of the old Pagan gods were worshipped at special groves of trees. The ancient Romans and Egyptians took this one step further, and brought the tress to them. The Romans even decorated theirs with red berries and lights. And now, Millions of Christians have been suckered into completing the same Pagan rite. They even spend hours gathered around it.


Holly, mistletoe, yule logs, garlands; they all have been taken from Pagan traditions. Take time to read the Bible, and you find that there is not a single line instructing people to do any of the things that are associated with Christmas.


In modern years, the holiday has been co-opted by big business as well. So now, not only are you kicking yourself in the ass faith-wise, but you are freely giving your hard-earned money to people who could not care less about you. Supporting industries that openly despise your religion. Buying phones made by slaves (often times Christians). Purchasing tech products literally designed to be addictive. Patronizing corporations that later use you money to pay for abortions.


Truly, this is a holiday that is not only anti-Christian, but in almost every way in direct conflict with God himself.


Full well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your own tradition(Mark 7:9)


Good Christians need to stop and think on this for a while. Really marinade with what's been said here. Christmas is not what you thought it was. For the sake of your soul, which you were given by the grace of God, can you continue to support this holiday? Obviously, I would say no. On that same note however, remember that sin is only sin through knowledge. God can forgive accidents with good intent. Therefor, please don't go out and harass your neighbor about their lights and tree. Forgive your family who still celebrates. But raise awareness of the truth behind the day. Also, there's no need to miss out on the joy of the day. God still has plenty of other Holy Days (Passover, Feast of Trumpets, Feast of Tabernacles, Pentecost, etc). He wants you to celebrate and be happy. And lets be honest here, what's more fun: waiting all year for a single day, or giving gifts to your loved ones randomly throughout the year 'just because'?