Updated July 2, 2022
All aspects of the Christmas observance have their roots in Roman custom and religion. One Biblical scholar says Christmas developed as a means of replacing worship of the sun with worship of the Son. By the end of the third century, a succession of bishops had actually confused Jesus with the Roman god of the sun, and they saw Him as the Sun of the Resurrection, and the Sun of Justice. The Church father Clement of Alexandria is quoted as saying, "For 'the Sun of Righteousness,' who drives His chariot over all, pervades equally all humanity.
Today there is an image of the sun in the Catholic monstrance (the Eucharist contained in a blazing sun), as well as an image of the sun god on the altar at the Vatican.
Sun worship, which appears in nearly every (pagan) religion in the world, soon appeared in Christian art, imagery, and theology. The halo often seen in Christ and Mary images is actually a symbol of sun worship. The Madonna (Mary) was depicted holding sun disks of the sun god.
Through Constantine, paganism and Christianity joined hands in the Roman Empire. History readily records that Constantine was a sun-worshiper. In one decree he declared, "On the venerable Day of the Sun let the magistrates and people residing in cities rest, and let all workshops be closed." He made this decree in honor of the sun after his supposed conversion to Christianity.
Constantine sought to unite his kingdom’s pagan and Christian worshipers, in order to promote stability and ensure that his empire lasted. To his polytheistic mind, the easiest way to bring harmony to his empire, would be to blend sun worship and Christianity. History shows that the Church of Rome did not object.
At the insistence of the bishops during his time, Constantine eventually made it illegal to celebrate Hebrew festivals and to celebrate with any Hebrew believers in Yeshua (Jesus).
Constantine worshiped Mithras the Greek sun god, and his birthday is the rebirth of the sun (the winter solstice, which ends on December 25th). When Constantine declared what had become Christianity the new religion of all Roman citizens, he and the Roman Catholic Church wanted to draw pagans into Christianity, so December 25th also became the birth of Jesus. Since Constantine thought Mithras and Jesus were one and the same god, this made perfect sense to him. This new festival was called Christ’s Masse and was later shortened to Christmas.
So the first Christmas was a celebration of the birthdays of Jesus and Mithras. God allowed this to go on because He is not the Christian god, He is the Hebrew God and He had a Plan to straighten all this out in the future.
Because they knew this history, Christmas was banned by the early Puritans and its observance was illegal in Massachusetts between 1659 and 1681. But about 1682 Catholics resumed celebrating Christmas, and it was and still is, celebrated by most Christians, as well as the unbelieving masses.
The look of Santa was created by the Coca Cola Corporation for an ad. In 1931 Santa was born––a blend of Christian crusader, pagan god, and commercial idol. When I first discovered this I didn't know about the Freedom Thieves, but now this looks very like one of their sick jokes. They have interfered in everything else, and religion didn't get a reprieve from their twisted lies.
Christmas is not a Biblical holiday, and it is NOT in the Bible. Today this celebration of Christmas has become a frenzied chaotic and secular mess, and people wonder how this all happened.
For those of us who do know the truth about Christmas, but still celebrate it, it would be wise to read and study the meaning of 1Thessalonians 5:22: “Abstain from all appearance of evil,” (KJV is the more accurate version). Believers are not to even appear to do anything the heathens do, including celebrating holidays not in the Scriptures.
Believers are supposed to look different. Heathens who see our lives should be able to tell us apart from themselves––they should see that our lives are different and hopefully want what we have. The first century believers celebrated God’s Feast days. December is when Chanukah falls, and John 10:22 tells us that Yeshua was in the Temple teaching during this celebration. Yeshua (Jesus) grew up celebrating Chanukah, even though it was added by the Hebrews (all a part of God’s Plan). He was not celebrating His birthday and He was not decorating a Christmas tree and waiting for Santa Claus to come down a chimney to bring presents.
Christmas is not Yeshua’s birthday. He was actually born in the fall, during Sukkot (Tabernacles).