Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.
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.
They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.
"Christmas as a pagan holiday traces back
thousands of years before to a man named Nimrod,
founder of ancient pagan Babylon."
From the History Channel
by Alan Mansager
"December 25 was highly honored and recognized
by Nimrod's supporters...Many centuries later
this pagan custom was "Christianized" as being
the birthday of Christ."
-The True Origin of Christmas and Other Holidays
Who Was Really Born On December 25?
The Gilead Institute of America
"Lent, Easter and Christmas are of Babylonian origin."
-EASTER AND CHRISTMAS PAGANISM
2000 B.C. TO DATE
by Edward Stevens (1895-1966)
"December 25th was celebrated as
Generally, all mankind
is fast asleep, dreaming this old Babylonian dream."
-The Story Of Nimrod,
As It Relates To Christmas And Easter
by Wilhelm J Wolfaardt
A Deception of Satan
"Jesus Christ was NOT born on December 25.
But December 25th can be traced back to Genesis
and a man named Nimrod.
Nimrod was the founder
of a great false religious system that began in
ancient Babylon that has always opposed the truths
It's time we face facts !
This world is deceived,
just as God prophesied it would be (Rev. 12:9).
Satan is the power behind this deception.
Satan has successfully pawned off the old customs
of the Babylonian mystery religion as being pleasing
to Jesus Christ."
- Why Christmas is (Not) So Important to God
By Carl Hilliker and Mark Jenkins December 2002
article in; The Trumpet
"December 25th - not only was Mithra, the sun-god of
Mithraism, said to be born at this time of the year,
but Osiris, Horus, Hercules, Bacchus, Adonis, Jupiter,
Tammuz, and other sun-gods were also supposedly born
at what is today called the "Christmas" season, the winter solstice!
- Doane, p.474;
- "The Two Babylons; Alexander Hislop, p.93.
"The "winter solstice (December) was the time at which all the
sun-gods "from Osiris to Jupiter" and Mithra had celebrated
their (birthdays) - the celebration being adorned with
the pine tree of Adonis, the holly of Saturn, and the
mistletoe (of the pagan Druids).....tapers(candles) represented
the kindling of the newborn sun-god's fire..."
-Man and His Gods, p.201.
"Subtly...the old gods had entered their churches...
And they live still in the festivals of Christianity."
-(Testament: The Bible and History, Romer, 1988, pp. 230-31)
When Was Jesus Born ?
According to Luke 1:24-26, Mary conceived Jesus in the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy with John the Baptist.
This means that Jesus was born 15 months after the angel Gabriel appeared to Elizabeth’s husband, Zacharias, and informed him that his wife would bear a child.
According to Luke 1:5, Zacharias was a priest of the division of Abijah.
Luke 1:8 says that Gabriel appeared to Zacharias while he was serving as a priest in the Temple.
We know from the Talmud and other sources that the division of Abijah served as priests during the second half of the fourth month of the Jewish religious calendar — which would have put it in late June (the Jewish religious calendar begins in March with Passover).
Fifteen months later would place the birth of Jesus in the seventh month of the Jewish calendar.
That would be in the fall of the year, in either late September or early October.
His conception, not His birth, would have occurred in December of the previous year.
The seventh month of the Jewish calendar is the month of the Feast of Tabernacles.
John 1:14, speaking of Jesus as the Word, says:
“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”
The word “dwelt” that is used here is the Greek word “skenoo” which literally means “to tabernacle” !
So, when The Son of God came to earth to tabernacle among Men it appears that God The Father timed His arrival in the Bethlehem manger to coincide with the Feast of Tabernacles.
That was only appropriate, for the Feast of Tabernacles is the most joyous of all the Jewish feasts.
It is, in fact, their feast of thanksgiving.
John the Baptist was born around the time of the Passover, March/April.
Jesus was born 6 months after John the Baptist, September/October.