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Before anyone posts a reply or rebuttal to this information, I don't debate anything, that I know as TRUTH about lies!

As I know by the SPIRIT of TRUTH that the ones living and ministering the LIES, do NOT what to know the TRUTH or they would STOP trying to convince others into "their," lies!

So this TRUTH is being given, to you all, so you can STOP living a LIE, and if you choose to not believe the following as the TRUTH, and post a debate to this TRUTH, than do not expect me to waste GODLY time, trying to convince you, who rather live the LIE, than to be set FREE by the Truth!

ALSO do not "think" that the reason I do not respond to your excuses to upholding your lie, is that you some how proved anything, for get that also, because you will NEVER change the TRUTH into your lies, never!

That is your choice, so be it!

Since this "subject" is NOT debatable I've tuned of notification!

But I may gladly respond, from time to time to real "SEEKERS" of the TRUTH but not any who IGNOR the following in any way, shape of form!
(I do hope you all can understand a simple requirement! Seekers are souls that ask question ONLY, without wanting to sway others into their LIES!)

Since the following is REALLY the TRUTH, where are those who are celebrating a "pagan tradition, heading according to the WORSA of GOD?" Simple . . . to the lake of fire!
No Debates, NONE!

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Where did Christmas Come from?

According to a Roman almanac, the Christian festival of Christmas was celebrated in Rome by AD 334. During the 4th century the celebration of Christ's birth on December 25 was gradually adopted by most Eastern churches. In Jerusalem, opposition to Christmas lasted longer, but it was subsequently accepted.

The Encyclopedia Britannica
“Christmas was not celebrated, commemorated, or observed, neither by the apostles nor in the apostolic church. It was sufficient for the early Christians that Jesus, their Lord and Savior, had come in the flesh, the day and the time of His birth had no relevance to them, because Jesus had returned to heaven. It was the risen, exalted [Yehoshua] whom they looked to, not to a babe laid in a manger. Yehoshua is no longer the "Christ-child," but the exalted RISEN Lord and Creator of all that is considered by GOD as being “Very Good!”

In pagan Rome, 300 years after the resurrection of our Lord, there was a yearly feast celebrating the Roman god Saturn. This time of celebration was always situated around the December 17th - 23rd time frame, which was also called the Winter Solstice.

The pagan year is a period of days, months and times that revolve around the seasonal changes of the earth (winter, spring, summer and autumn). The Winter Solstice is a day or period of days in the winter when the days are shortest (light) and the nights longest (darkness prevails). This is usually a time in their festivities of drunkenness, revelry and debauchery (perversion)”.

The Pagan Romans called this celebration "The Feast of Saturnalia," in honor of their god Saturn. [Notice how close the name and sound of SATAN and SATURN are.] This festival was celebrated the from the 17th to the 23rd of December. It was a time of merrymaking, and on the last two days exchanging "gifts" from house to house in honor of Saturn.

"Saturnalia"—was the name of an ancient Roman festival given in honor of Saturn, the Roman harvest god. The festival began on Dec.17th and lasted for seven days. On the first day, public religious ceremonies honoring Saturn took place. On the second day, many families offered sacrifices of young pigs. The Saturnalia festival was a ##### occasion. Schools closed and all public business stopped. Courts of law closed their doors, and no criminals could be punished. Families held their banquets and even slaves were free to attend the festival. The last days of the festival were spent visiting and exchanging presents. Some of the gifts were little clay images called "sigillaria", which means small images (idols) World Book Encyclopedia

"Jo Saturnalia!" was a fun and festive time for the Romans, but the Christians though it an abomination to honor any pagan god. Celebrated on December 25th.

According to the pagans, the god Nimrod would visit the evergreen tree and leave gifts upon it. This festival became known as the “Jo Saturnalia,” and friends and family would exchange gifts.


Then on the 25th of December, they began the new Celebration of "The birthday of the unconquerable Sun" (Natalis Solis Invicti). The ancient pagans believed that the sun would die during the winter solstice and then rise again from death as the solstice ended and the days of light began to lengthen, with the sun climbing higher in the sky, regaining its dominance. December 25 was also regarded as the birth date of the Persian / Iranian mystery god Mithras, the Sun of Righteousness, the god of light, the Grand Deliverer. The Sun God Mithras was a popular deity in the Old Roman Empire, whose cult penetrated the Roman world into the first century B.C.

"This festival has been commonly believed to have had only an astronomical character, referring simply to the completion of the sun’s yearly course, and the commencement of a new cycle. But there is indubitable evidence that the festival in question had a much higher influence than this--that it commemorated not merely the figurative birthday of the sun in the renewal of its course, but the birth-day of the grand Deliverer...the Sun-God and great mediatorial divinity." Alexander Hislop, “The Two Babylons” or “The Papal Worship,”
Loizeaux Brothers, 1916, pp. 94, 97

Mithra was known as Horus in Egypt, Tammuz in Babylon and various appellations in other ancient mythologies: The Sun-god Osiris and his consort, Isis, together with Re-Atum, the "Father of the Gods," were regarded by the ancient Egyptians as the supreme rulers of a Golden Age of plenty called Zep Tepi or the "First Time." Their kingdom ended abruptly when Osiris was murdered by his evil brother, Seth or Typhon. [typhoon/] The childless Isis searched for the dismembered body of Osiris, which she then re-assembled and resuscitated long enough to conceive a son named Horus. Horus was believed to be the reincarnation of Osiris, and the new husband of Isis, whose destiny it was to repossess the Kingdom of Osiris from the control of Seth. [Celebrated on December 25th.]

The Horus myth is a perversion of the Genesis account of God's judgment of Nimrod and the Babylonian religious system from which Egyptian mystery religions derived.
This fable forms the basis of Freemasonry and other occult belief systems.


Mormons, whose founder was a Freemason, believe that Satan is the brother of Jesus, just as Seth was the brother of Osiris.

"In Egypt, the son of Isis, the Egyptian title for the “queen of heaven,” was born at this very time, ‘about the time of the winter solstice.’ The very name by which Christmas is popularly known among heathens is - Yule day - proves at once its Pagan and Babylonian origin. ‘Yule’ is the Chaldee name for an ‘infant’ or ‘little child’ and as the 25th of December was called by our Pagan Anglo-Saxon ancestors, ‘Yule-day,’ or the ‘Child’s day,’ and the night which preceded it, ‘Mother-night,’ long before they came into contact with Christianity, that sufficiently proves its real character. Far and wide in the realms of paganism was this birth-day observed." The Two Babylons, pp. 93, 94

"Mother night", which today is called, "Christmas Eve", has nothing to do with Mary, the surrogate mother of our Lord, it was observed centuries before Jesus was born. Semiramis (Nimrod's wife) was the inspiration for "Mother night," and "Child's day" was the birthday of her son (Tammuz), the sun-god, or December 25 th.

Obviously Satan knew that Christ would leave heaven and be born of a virgin to become the Saviour, and mediator between God and man, so he created a counterfeit Virgin and child, to confuse the people and take away their worship from God. The counterfeit Virgin was a beautiful witch named Semiramis

After the flood, the survivors multiplied, and built the city of Babylon. Semiramis became the “Queen” of Babylon, and married Nimrod (historically known as the husband of his mother). When Nimrod was put to death, Satans the phony virgin, Semiramis, gave birth to another child, Tammuz (who became the sun god, Baal) and claimed that he was Nimrod reincarnated.

The satanic cult that was formed around them was so powerful that it spread around the world. When the people of Babylon were scattered to various parts of the earth, they took with them the worship of the so-called the “divine mother and child.” Satan had successfully set up his own counterfeit religion long before Jesus was born. Semiramis became known by many names, and as time went on, monuments of the goddess and her child appeared in many nations.

Babylon: Semiramis and Tammuz (BAAL)
China: Shing Moo (Holy Mother)
Greece: Aphrodite (goddess) "The Mediatrix"
India: Devaki (goddess) Crishna (child) [Kristna]
Rome: Venus (goddess) Jupiter (child)
Ephesus: Diana (the mother of gods identified with Semiramis)
Egypt: Isis (goddess mother) Horus (child)
Scandinavia: Disa (Pictured with a child above)
Israel: Ashtaroth (goddess) Baal (child)
(Judges 2:13)

"Even in Tibet, China, and Japan, the Jesuit missionaries were astonished to find the counterpart of Madonna and her child as devoutly worshipped as in papal Rome itself." The Two Babylons, Hislop, p.20
Jere 10:1 (NKJV)Hear the WORD which Yahweh speaks to you, O house of Israel. 2 Thus says Yahweh: "Do not learn the way of the heathen; Do not be dismayed at the signs of heaven, For the Gentiles are dismayed at them. 3 For the customs of the peoples are [pointless;] For one cuts a tree from the forest, The work of the hands of the workman, with the ax. 4 They decorate it with silver and gold; They fasten it with nails and hammers So that it will not topple.
First of all, Yahweh is telling us in this verse "Do not learn the way of the heathen" Don't even learn it, by putting it in practice, or incorporate it into the worship of Yahweh!
Secondly, it says that the heathen or Gentiles were dismayed at the signs of heaven. History tells us that when the sun began to go further away from the earth and the days grew shorter in the winter, the sun worshipping Gentiles (heathen) were "dismayed", and feared that the sun would not return. So they held certain festivals just after the time of the Winter Solstice when it did begin to return. This return of the sun is why December 25th is the birthday of so many solar deities.

One of the customs the pagans has was to decorate a tree that they had cut down and fasten it so that would not topple. Yahweh tells us not to learn the "way of the heathen. And here He even goes so far as describe a custom that is a way of the heathen. Yet, we see (who want to SEE) this same custom exist even today which is called the Christmas tree. Have you ever wondered why in the world someone would do something as strange as cut down a tree and put it in their house and then decorate it with all different types of ornaments? Not only is it odd, it is wrong. This custom, along with other pagan customs like it are clearly condemned in this passage. We don't need a prophet to come and tell us today that this custom is wrong. Jeremiah said so a long time ago!

Tree Decorating is pagan –
The Druids (and some other ancient pagan cultures) saw evergreen trees as symbols of everlasting life, because they seemed to live through the winter undaunted by the cold. So using evergreen branches as decorations symbolized the undying strength of the Sun. Decorating the trees came from the ancient Roman festival of Jo Saturnalia (see below for more on Saturnlia). [The Druids also started the standing in a circle and praying, as most "heathen" also follow, that way of the Druids, also!]

These two critical junctures of the year's progress figure prominently in the magic and mythologies of many ancient peoples throughout history. Again, in Celtic mythology the two are strongly linked to holly trees. Sprigs from Christmas holly trees were worn in the hair during the mistletoe ritual performed by the priests of the Celts, the Druids, at the summer festival. The pointy leaves of holly trees were thought to afford magical protection for homes against witches and lightning strikes. Holly tree sprigs were also brought into their dwellings during the cold-weather months in the belief that they afforded shelter to the fairies, those tiny spirits of the forest.

For the Romans, “holly trees” were sacred to Saturn, and holly wreaths with bright red berries were given as gifts during his holiday -- the Saturnalia, upon which the “totally pagan” holiday was directly modeled.

The Holly King and the Oak King are part of Celtic mythology, and they represent two sides to the Greenman, or Horned God. They battle twice a year, once at “Yule time,” and once at Midsummer (Litha) to see who would rule over the next half of the year. At “Yule time,” the Oak King wins and at Litha, the Holly King is victorious. In other words, the Oak King rules over the lighter half of the year, and the “Holly King over the darker half.” The change from one to the other is a common theme for rituals at “Yule time,” and also at Midsummer.

Another version of the Holly King and Oak King symbolism, is that they do not directly switch places twice a year, but rather both live simultaneously. The Oak King is born at Yule, and his strength grows through the spring, peaks at Beltane and then he weakens and dies at Samhain. The Holly King lives a reverse existence, and is born at Midsummer, waxes more powerful through the summer and fall, to his peak at Samhain. His influence then lessens until Beltane, when it is his turn to pass away. In this perspective, the two Kings enjoy a more intricate interplay of power and is perhaps a better illustration of their duality. At any given time, they both exist but have varying levels of influence throughout the year.

Either way, each King represents different ideas. The time of the Oak King is for growth, development, healing, and new projects. The Holly King's time is for rest, reflection, and learning for the pagans.”

Shepherds tending the flocks!

Alexander Hislop writes in “The Two Babylons:” . . “At the time that the angel announced His birth to the shepherds of Bethlehem, they were feeding their flocks by night in the open fields. Now, no doubt, the climate of Israel is not so severe as the climate of this country; but even there, though the heat of the day be considerable, the cold of the night, from December to February, is very piercing, and it was not the custom for the shepherds of Judea to watch their flocks in the open fields later than about the end of October. It is in the last degree incredible, then, that the birth of Christ could have taken place at the end of December. There is great unanimity among commentators on this point” (pp. 91-92).

Hislop also stated:
“Long before the fourth century, and long before the Christian era itself, a festival was celebrated among the heathen, at that precise time of the year, in honor of the birth of the son of the Babylonian queen of heaven; and it may fairly be presumed that, in order to conciliate the heathen, and to swell the number of the nominal adherents of Christianity, the same festival was adopted by the Roman Church, giving it only the name of Christ. This tendency on the part of Christians to meet Paganism halfway was very early developed; and we find Tertullian, even in his day, about the year 230, bitterly lamenting the inconsistency of the disciples of Christ in this respect, and contrasting it with the strict fidelity of the Pagans to their own superstition.
(ibid., p. 93.)

Frazier, in “The Golden Bough,” states without hesitation: "The largest pagan religious cult which fostered the celebration of December 25 as a holiday throughout the Roman and Greek worlds was the pagan sun worship -- Mithraism." He adds, "This winter festival was called 'the Nativity' -- the 'nativity of the sun'" (p. 471).

A “pagan” writer wrote the following proudly about December 25th . . .
“Ancient Greeks celebrated the birthday of Hercules and Dionysus on this date, as the ancient authority Macrobius (c. 400 AD/CE) maintained. Even the Greek father god, Zeus, was supposedly born at the winter solstice. The "Christmas" festival was celebrated at Athens and was called "the Lenaea," during which time, apparently, "the death and rebirth of the harvest infant Dionysus were similarly dramatized." This Lenaea festival is depicted in an Aurignacian cave-painting in Spain . . .”

And stated by the same pagan writer. . .
"For let it be borne in mind that it was precisely at the season of this sacrifice, near the beginning of the new year, that the birth of Mithra was celebrated over all Persia and the world, in temple-caves, on the night of the 24th of December, the night of light. Even the British Druids celebrated it, and called the next day, the 25th of December, Nollagh or Noel, the day of regeneration, celebrating it with great fires on tops of their mountains. In fact, all nations, as if by common consent, at the first moment after midnight of the 24th of December, celebrated the birth of the sun-god type among the Gentiles . . .”

And
. . . “there were at least two dozen life-death-rebirth deities throughout the world, some of whom were female, and the most famous of whom today are: Osiris of the Egyptians, Tammuz of the Akkadians (to the horror of Jewish priests, Tammuz was beloved of Jewish women before and during the life of *Yehoshua), Atunis of the Etruscans, Adonis (who was born of a virgin in a cave in the sacred grove called Bethlehem), Dionysus of the Greeks, Vishnu of the Indians, Attis of the Phyrgeans, Aeneas of the Romans, Mithras of the Persians, and the sweet shepherd of Sumer, who was the dying god Dumuzi. Even the Celts had a godman: Cernunnos, the Horn-ed One, the Lord of the Wild Things—your very own Lord of the Hunt. . . .”
[*Note: least the pagan knows the name of CHRIST, Yehoshua the DELIVERER, more than rest of the heathen that call themselves “Christians.”]
And
Not all, but many of these godmen, were born of a virgin whose name was often Mari, or a form of Mari, “Queen of Heaven.” They came forth in a cave in the deepest darkest part of the winter or December 25th was the birthday of the Persian godman Mithras which is why at the First Council of Nicaea this birth-date was given to [Christ] as a way of silencing Mithraism . . .

The practice of the “Pagan” Tree

What about that old favorite, the so-called Christmas tree? Surely it wasn't pagan, too, was it? The astonishing answer QUOTE . . . "The Christmas tree, now so common among [heathen,] was equally common in Pagan Rome and Pagan Egypt. In Egypt that tree was the palm-tree; in Rome it was the fir; the palm tree denoting the Pagan messiah, as Baal-Tamar, the fir referring to him as Baal-Berith.
The mother of Adonis, the sun-god and great mediatorial divinity, was mystically said to have been changed into a tree, and when in that state to have brought forth her divine son. If the mother was a tree, the son must have been recognized as the 'Man the branch.' And this entirely accounts for the putting of the “Yule Log” into the fire on [so-called] Christmas Eve, and the appearance of the Christmas tree the next morning. . .
(Hislop, p. 97).

The symbolism of the Christmas tree and the “Yule” log is made plain by Alexander Hislop. He writes:
"Therefore, the 25th of December, the day that was observed at Rome as the day when the victorious god reappeared on earth, was held at the Natalis invicti solis, 'The birthday of the unconquered Sun.' Now the Yule Log is the dead stock of Nimrod, deified as the sun-god, but cut down by his enemies; the Christmas-tree is Nimrod redivivus -- the slain god come to life again." (p. 98).

GET THIS. . .
The New England churches that in Colonial times explicitly prohibited the celebration of Christmas.
They were simply carrying on the English tradition. Carols were popular in England but outlawed in 1667, as part of "wanton Bacchanalian feasts," which were once forbidden by an Act of Parliament.
The Puritans, our real forebears, or the real founders, made celebrating Christmas illegal: "Whosoever shall be found observing any such day as Christmas and the like, either by feasting, forbearing labor, or any other way...every such person so offending shall pay for each offense five shillings as a fine to the country."

Increase Mather found Christmas nothing but "mad mirth...highly dishonorable to the name of Christ."

The early New Englanders charge that Christmas was “both pagan and Popish,” an interesting combination of epithets. One argument against it was that most of the customs were of pagan origin - too much eating and drinking and merry-making. Then, too, it was argued that since the Catholics, Episcopalians and Lutherans celebrated Christmas, them, the Puritans could not.

In 1776 George Washington crossed the Delaware River on Christmas night and surprised the Hessian troops, "who in blissful ignorance of local custom had supposed that there could be no fighting on Christmas Day and had given themselves over to revelry."

The Rev. William Bentley of Salem, Massachusetts, in a diary entry for Tuesday, December 25, 1810, wrote that "Christmas has a public service in the morning for English Episcopalians and in the evening from the Universalists. Our Congregational churches stand fast as they were from the beginning, by ignoring the day."

But since there was no true biblical reason for it, and since celebrating birthdays were nothing but a pagan custom, a birthday was not assigned to Christ until 336 of the Common Era. But should it coincide with spring on the Day of Atonement, in keeping with most winter solstice festivals, why the pagan date of December 25th?

After all, the shepherds tended their flocks around Bethlehem by night from about mid-March to Mid-November. NOT December! They never go out during the cold midwinter season.

It was St. Francis of Assissi, who in 1223 created the manger scene complete with animals. That decision was called by some critics, "a pact with pagans."

For the first three hundred anyears of the current era, there was no festivity of the birth of Yehoshua. NONE!

Early in the fourth century, the Roman church decreed that December 25 "would henceforth be recognized as the birthday of Christ." The Eastern churches refused to accept Christmas until 375 C.E., and the churches in Jerusalem rejected the December 25 date until the seventh century.

Christmas even started out controversially in North America. Reverend Rel Davis writes: "The festival of Christmas has always been a controversial one in Christianity. The Puritans banned Christmas altogether and during the Cromwellian period in England, anyone celebrating Christmas was jailed for heresy. As one of the most hated of all Puritan laws was the one abolishing Christmas and probably led to popular acceptance of royalty." (nb: the Restoration) -- at least the King allowed the masses to celebrate Yule!

READ SLOWLY. . .
In America, Christmas was generally outlawed until the end of the last century. In Boston, up to 1870, anyone missing work on Christmas Day would be fired. Factory owners customarily required employees to come to work at 5 a.m. on Christmas -- to insure they wouldn't have time to go to church that day. And any student who failed to go to school on December 25 would be expelled. Only the arrival of large numbers of Irish and northern European immigrants brought acceptance of Christmas in this country.

Christmas did not even begin to be a legal holiday anywhere in the United States until very late in the nineteenth century CE, with Alabama being the first state to make it so.


The New England culture was permeated with Puritan values. For example, as late as 1847, no college in New England had a Christmas holiday. The fact that anti-Christmas sentiment exists among Sabbatarian groups originating in that setting should not be surprising. In many ways, our own anti-Christmas concerns have reflected earlier Puritan concerns. [Note: if your soul is not at least of a “puritan” concept and not “religion by the traditions of man,” than your not really “fit for the kingdom of GOD,” yet! Nor do you have enough of HIS SPIRIT of, TRUTH anyway, that is why you allow “others” to celebrate pagan days as holidays!]

According to the Evangelical Dictionary of Theology;
. . . "In every period of Christian history the observance of Christmas has been opposed by a minority of Christian leaders. Usually one or more of three factors have been involved in this opposition; (1) a rejection of ecclesiastical authority in its attempt to establish official feast days, of which Christmas is one; (2) an objection to the drinking, partying, and immorality associated with Christmas festivities; (3) the long-standing and continuing associations of Christmas with pagan religious ideas and practices. Some Protestants, especially those in the Calvinistic tradition-including Calvin himself, Knox, and many Presbyterians-refused to celebrate Christmas."


Since the celebration of Christmas has come to the world from the Roman Catholic Church, and has no authority, but that of the Roman Catholic Church, let us examine the Catholic Encyclopedia, 1911 edition, published by that church,. under the heading "Christmas," you will find: "Christmas was not among the earliest festivals of the Church . . . the first evidence of the feast is from Egypt." "Pagan customs centering around the January calends gravitated to Christmas."

And in the same encyclopedia, under the heading "Natal Day," we find that the early Catholic father, Origen, acknowledged this truth: "In the Scriptures, no one is recorded to have kept a feast or held a great banquet on his birthday. It is only sinners [like Pharaoh and Herod] who make great rejoicings over the day in which they were born into this world" (emphasis added for clarity only!).

Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1946 edition, has this: . . . “Christmas was not among the earliest festivals of the church." It was not instituted by Christ or the apostles, or by Bible authority. It was picked up afterward from paganism.”
The Encyclopedia Americana, 1944 edition, says: "Christmas . . . was, according to many authorities, not celebrated in the first centuries of the Christian church, as the Christian usage in general was to celebrate the death of remarkable persons rather than their birth." . . . "A feast was established in memory of this event in the fourth century. In the fifth century the Western Church ordered it to be celebrated forever on the day of the old Roman feast of the birth of Sol, December 25 as no certain knowledge of the day of Christ's birth existed."
Now notice! These recognized historical authorities show Christmas was not observed by Christians for the first three hundred thirty four years—a period longer than the entire history of the United States as a nation! It got into the Western, or Roman, church, by the fourth century AD. It was not until the fifth century that the Roman Church ordered it to be celebrated as an official Christian festival!


Revelation 2:6 declares, But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. Yehoshua later says to the Pergamos church, "Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate"

So you really want to do ANYTHING that Yehoshua may HATE?

I believe that only by returning to the celebrations, feasts and festivals of the WORDS OF GOD, those ordained by God and followed by Yehoshua, and His disciples, can REAL believers ever be a good witness to this perverse generation of pseudo-Christians who are nothing but "secular heathens" who believe that a God exists, but do not reverend HIS WORDS and COMANDS, as He is in control of the universe, and we are his followers - not when it is convenient, and not only when there is something in it for us.

Deuteronomy 12:29-32
29 The LORD your God will cut off before you the nations you are about to invade and dispossess. But when you have driven them out and settled in their land, 30 and after they have been destroyed before you, be careful not to be ensnared by inquiring about their gods, saying, "How do these nations serve their gods? We will do the same." 31 You must not worship the LORD your God in their way, because in worshiping their gods, they do all kinds of detestable things the LORD hates. They even burn their sons and daughters in the fire as sacrifices to their gods.
32 See that you do all I command you; do not add to it or take away from it.
(NIV)
Note: the carnal soul will try to justify itself, by only relating to some kind of false fact that, “we don’t burn our children in sacrifices,” so these verses do not pertain to us!” But they do pertain to you, if you try to “worship the LORD your God in their way!”

2 Corinthians 6:17 "Therefore come out from them and be separate," says the Lord. "Touch no unclean thing, and then I will receive you." NOT BEFORE!

WARNING:
Christmas is ONLY a pagan or heathen celebration, and was not the birth of Christ and should not be touched or pretended to be celebrated by anyone who names the name of CHRIST!

The FACTS of the Birth of Yehoshua the DELIVER or Living WORD!
Mary was the virgin daughter of Heli, of the house, and lineage of King David. Heli was the true King of Israel but was not recognized as such because the Romans had installed Herod, a Gentile pagan as king over the Jews. Heli had no sons and Mary was the oldest daughter. When Heli and his wife died, Mary inherited the throne of David to carry on the “seed” of David, and his line as king.

Joseph and Mary were espoused. That is, they were engaged by GOD, to be married. Unlike modern marriages patterned after Catholic and Protestant Church customs, when a Jewish man and woman desired to be married they became espoused. At the espousal ceremony all the wedding vows were give before two witnesses. The date and names of the two witness are entered into a HOLY BOOK, the Torah, Books or the Prophets, or the NEW Testament, and also later the date of espousal All that remained was for the bridegroom to come to the house of the bride and fetch her away to be his fully wedded wife. [Side note. . .They did not ask the “state” or any government for permission to do what GOD put together already. Nor did they have to have any rabbi, priest, minister, reverend, pastor or any other man made tradition, to become “joined as one,” before the GOD of Yisrael!]

Joseph and Mary said the espousal vows [before 2 witnesses as the only needed requirement of GOD’s LAW,] and each went home to await the day when the bridegroom would come fetch his bride. This event took place in the 65th week and 4th year of Daniel's prophecy of the 70 weeks. Mary became excited and wanted to go to her cousin Elizabeth's house near Jerusalem and tell her the news. Before her departure, an angel visited Mary and told her she was to give birth to a son. Mary questioned how this would be possible since she had not known any man:

LUK 1:35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Messieh." (BJV)

Mary remembered the words of the prophets concerning the coming of Yehoshua. All virgins daughters in Israel desired to be his mother. It was talked about quite frequently in Israel in those days. What the non-followers of the WORDS of GOD failed to grasp, was that Yehoshua was to come through the seed line of King David, and not the other families. Mary was not only of the seed line of Abraham, but more importantly but also of David, but because her father Heli was the true King of David's lineage, she was the only virgin who qualified to birth Yehoshua the Prince. Mary accepted the will of God and she conceived that very night by a miracle of the SPIRIT of HOLINESS.

In the hill country of Yudea, Elizabeth, the cousin of Mary, had also received a miracle. She had been unable to have children. Her husband Zacharias was a priest of the order of Abia, the 8th of 24 priestly courses (1Chron. 24:10). Which means that he had to serve at the Temple the 8th week after Pentecost (Pentecost was the beginning of the Courses each year).

So while Zacharias was in the Temple in mid June, an angel visited him and said his wife Elizabeth would have a son. This son was to be a Nazarite from birth to death. The angel also said this son would be the fore-runner of Yehoshua :

LUK 1:17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children , and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just: to make ready a people prepared for the Lord

Zecharias returned home and Elizabeth became with child sometime over the next month. According to the WORDS of GOD, she then hid her self for five months. It was in the sixth month of Elizabeth's motherhood that the angel Gabriel came to visit Mary:
LUK 1:24 “And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying,”
LUK 1:26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,
LUK 1:27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was
Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary


GET THIS IF YOU NEVER GET ANYTHING! If you do not remember anything else in this intire study of the TRUTH remember this. . .
From mid June until mid November was five months. Then, in the month of December, the sixth month, Mary was visited by Gabriel and she became with child. Mary immediately went to the hill country of Judea to tell her cousin Elizabeth about her espousal and the angel's visit.


HEBREW month Begins the
New moon of
1. Abib / Nisan March-April BIRTH of JOHN
2. Zif / Iyyar March-April 5
3. Sivan May-June 6
4. Tammuz June-July 1 7
5. Ab / Av July-August 2 8
6. Elul August-September 3 Birth of Yehoshua
7. Ethanim / Tishri August-September 4 10
8. Bul / Marheshvan/ October-November 5 11 Heshvan
9. Chisleu/ Chislev/ November-December 6 Conception of Yehoshua
10. Tebeth / Tevet December-January 7 1
11. Shebat / Shevat January-February 8 2
12. Adar February-March 9 3

"When they met, the Spirit fell upon them and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy SPIRIT." John, who was still in Elizabeth's womb was also FILLED with the SPIRIT of HOLINESS! (Luke 1:15, 41).
Elizabeth prophesied:
LUK 1:43 And whence is this to me, that the mother of our Messiah should come to me?"

There was excitement and as both Elizabeth and Mary edified and comforted one another about John and the coming Messiah. The terminology of Elizabeth by saying *MY LORD* can mean nothing other than *OUR DELIVER.* Mary remained with Elizabeth until March, or about three months and returned to her home town in Nazareth:

LUK 1:56 And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her own house.

Go Fetch Mary
It was in the middle of the year that the Roman Emperor decreed that the Jews would pay a special tax that fell at the harvest time of the year. Each family was required to return to the city from which their families descended. Joseph and Mary both were descended from King David and so both would be required to go to Bethlehem and pay their taxes. It was at this time that Joseph decided to go fetch Mary as his bride and they could take their honey moon in Bethlehem.

When Joseph came to get Mary, there was a beautiful swelling in her tummy indicating that the Messiah was soon to be born. She told Joseph that she had not been unfaithful and that her motherhood was a miracle from God.

That night, while Joseph thought upon these events he fell asleep. Mary was no doubt praying for her espoused husband:
MAT 1:20 “But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy SPIRIT!”

Joseph got up the next morning and went back to get Mary. They packed for the long trip to Bethlehem. Because one of the qualifications of the Messiah was to be born of a virgin, Joseph and Mary did not come together until after Jesus was born:
MAT 1:24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife.
MAT 1:25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name Yehoshua [the ONE WHO DELIVERS] is the exact same name as the one who brought HIS people out of the wilderness, and into the Promised Land, that name of Yehoshua!

Because many were traveling to pay their taxes, the Inn at Bethlehem was full. The time was fulfilled and we are now in the 65th week and 5th year of Daniel's 70 week prophecy. The birth of Yehoshua was nine months after Mary's December visitation, and was in the month of September on day of ATONEMENT, to signify the birth of the Lamb WHO took away the sins of the world. [You may want to really get that understanding, on what was stated before you “skim” onward!]
This is proven not only by the fact that Mary became with child in the sixth month of Elizabeth's motherhood, but by two other facts.
FACT ONE . . . . Yehoshua was thirty three and a half years old when he was crucified. He was crucified on Passover in March or the month Nisan. Counting six months forward or backward would arrive at the birth month of Yehoshua in September.

Second FACT . . . there were shepherds abiding in the fields the night Yehoshua was born. The month of October brings rain and a cold north winds. Flocks were brought in from the fields toward the end of September. This proves that a winter December date for the birth of Messiah is impossible.

One other point of importance is, that since Mary became with child in the month of December, the sixth month of Elizabeth's motherhood, how could Yehoshua also be born in December?

The WORD of GOD, WHO IS GOD became “flesh and dwells within HIS people and only some be-and hold [Behold] HIS GLORY!”
Yehoshua was the man child of Revelation 12:5. Anyone who says he is not, is trying to pervert the Word of God. Who then birthed the man child? Who was pregnant with him? Who cried and pained to be delivered? If the man child is a flesh and blood physical person, then a flesh and blood physical mother gave him birth. Who is this? It is Mary. She was direct line descendent of the seed of David, and Abraham, and Able, to birth the Messiah. She births a man child who is to rule all nations. From whence does the man child receive this power and authority of David's seed? BY GOD HIMSELF THRU HIS HOLY SPIRIT, and He receives it thru the royal line of promise of the Spoken WORD! Therefore, unlike other kings who were anointed or appointed to be king, Yehoshua was born King. God gave Yehoshua the throne of David, as it passed thru Mary to gave Yehoshua the royal link to qualify him for this gift. God could NOT GIVE the throne of David to a person who was not of the royal seed!

Yehoshua received the inheritance of David's throne through the royal seed line of his mother. Anyone who disagrees with this is antichrist. For whomsoever denies that GOD has come in the flesh (the seed of David at birth through Mary) is an antichrist!

GOD, all by HIMSELF without any “human” intervention or traditions (Mary) gave birth to Yehoshua the right of Messiahship thru the lineage of her flesh and blood to David. Because of this right of heir-ship God could then give to Yehoshua the throne of David as was prophesied in Luke 1:32. God swore to David in Psalms 132:11 and said he would not turn from it.

The man child is Yehoshua and he was born in Bethlehem. The unknown queen of Israel, as the true line of David, and Abraham, NOT the “queen of heaven,” NOR the “mother of GOD,” was in Bethlehem, as a daughter and female seed of Zion, she travailed and birthed the man child. The man child is God manifest in the flesh. She was NOT the mother of GOD, but of man of GOD, or the Christ!

We now know from Luke the family fled through the desert wilderness down some where in the Egypt wilderness and stayed there at a place God protected until Herod was dead. Mary Was Not A Catholic, nor did she belong to the church of Rome!

Wise Men Came To A House Not A Stable

After Yehoshua was born, he was laid in a manger. Angels announced to the shepherds:
LUK 2:11 “For unto you is born this day in the city of David the DELIVERER, which is Messiah the Lord.” (BJV).
The “wise” men did not find Yehoshua in the manger or the stable. They found Yehoshua approximately two years later in a house:
MAT 2:10 “When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. Yehoshua!”
MAT 2:11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they [b]presented unto him gifts[/u] gold, and frankincense, and myrrh
Note. . . “WISE” men NOT three magi [or magicians] as the CON-voluted LIES of the heathens suggest!

With these valuable donations, the family could live for the three and a half years 1,260 days, until Herod died. We would not know how long they were in Egypt if it was not for this prophecy. It is interesting that the PUBLIC ministry of three and a half years of Jesus life 1,260 days is exactly the same as the time he spent HIDDEN in Egypt. Also interesting is that prophecy speaks of Jesus as Israel coming up out of Egypt (see Hos 11:1 and then the Apostle's Doctrine showing this in Mat 2:15). And more interesting, is that the “BODY without spot or wrinkle or any such thing,” will endure 1,260 days exactly of the future tribulation before Yehoshua returns again.

Coincidence, chance, OR just the TRUTH?
MAT 2:16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.

Fact One . . .The WORDS of GOD did say the “wise” men came into the house not into a stable. To teach the “wise” men came into a stable, and put on plays or skits to show this falsehood is to represent a lie.

Fact Two. . . Why not just kill JUST the INFANTS, babies and why the TWO year olds as stated in this WORDS of GOD!


“Christmas” makes liars out of most all pastors, churches, professing church members, and parents. You will also notice that it does NOT[/b] say there were three Magi. This is also a lie. Gold, frankincense, and myrrh does not mean one gift per “wise” man, but that each gave all three gifts. When the “wise” men did not report the location of the new King back to Herod, Herod ordered all male children two years old and younger in that area to be killed. This proves the wise men came to the birth of Yehoshua almost two years after his birth, or Herod would have focused on killing children TWO years and younger!

This is the TRUE story of the birth of Yehoshua the ONE WHO “DELIVERS HIS people FROM their sin.” That did not say “in their sin” nor did GOD inspire the words “as they sin!” GOD said “D-e-l-i-v-e-r HIS people F-R-O-M their SIN!” [Now can you SEE?]

Please notice in the WORDS of GOD about the birth of CHRIST . . .
There was no Christmas tree associated with it.
There was no Santa Claus.
There was no flying sleigh filled with toys.
There was no Mrs. Santa Claus and a band of elves working feverishly at the North Pole.
There were NO gifts given to everyone! Only ONE was presented any gifts!
The “wise men” did NOT exchange gifts among themselves, they gave them to Yehoshua.
There were no drunken, filthy talking, men and women having a barn party.
There was no mention of Joseph and Mary cooking up a family feast or a wild boar's head, or any mention of a sumptuous meal of ham, hog jaws and pork brains or what ever.

[b]The absolute LIE about any “bearded wonder,” with an "all seeing eye," that makes Santa Claus into not only a spirit god who is every where beholding the “good and the bad, of everyone on earth, wither you are “naughty or nice,” And who actually tries to replace the Reason that Yehoshua the Messiah was conceived, and stands to challenge the WORDS of GOD as CREATOR, and the ONLY OMNI present, (ALL PRESENT) ONE, not two, during the Christmas Paganalia.


Since Yehoshua was born it was such a holy event, God, on one of HIS very own already, warranted HOLY DAYS, saw fit that sinners would not celebrate the event. BUT sinners are to witness Messiah broken, beat, bleeding, and BLOODY BODLY, and not in the some manger.

The manger scene does not invoke condemnation of sin, and for this reason, sinners will practice Christmas, and deny the work of the sacrifice and blood offering, and sanctification year after year. They are caught up in the “PAGAN Christmas spirit,” or an antichrist, as most know full well it is NOT the Spirit of HOLINESS stirring up that “pagan festival” in society and among merchants and liquor distributors.

Anyone who tries to justify the "Christmas Paganism," in the least amount, by what ever excuse, will certainly stand before God and be questioned about idolatry. This writer can not judge who will or who will not go to hell over this issue, But the LIVING WORD is clear that the “righteous scarcely be saved, so where are the sinner and UNgodly going to appear? HELL!

Do you really want to “bet” your eternal soul and the souls of ALL you do not tell the TRUTH to, about this "PAGAN celebration? DO YOU want to chance eternal damnation, if this “study” be the TRUTH?

Do you really want to "bet" your eternal soul, and ALL the eternal souls of everyone you convinced to sin a sin of IDOLATRY, and PAGAN worship, that is a sin unto total separation of the ONLY WAY, the ONLY TRUTH and the ONLY LIFE that will make the soul “FIT FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD”

According the WORDS of GOD, this one thing I do know, if a man or woman receives the knowledge of Truth about paganism, and they reject it, to satisfy their own lusts, there remains no more sacrifice for the sin of idolatry. (Hebrews 10:26: James 1: 13-15)

This WORD Study is written for the living, that they do not follow the practices of some dead ancestors who may have never known the Truth. Our salvation is not in any dead ancestors idolatry, it is in the Truth that will save us through the Living WORD, or Yehoshua the ONE WHO DELIVERED. “Ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you free.” Many will go to hell because they rejected the Truth that Christmas Paganism was of the heathens, only and NOT for real believers of Christ.

A little idolatry goes a long way, and just a “LITTLE leaven spoils the whole lump!” You can’t worship two masters, one who is a fictitious LIE and the other as the TRUTH, as a “double minded” person is Unstable in ALL THEIR WAYS!”

This Evidence Proved to any real TRUTH SEEKING heart that Christmas is totally pagan, and has no place within the TRUTH. Can Christians become pagans during the twenty one days of Christmas and forget the first Commandment to celebrate birthdays or made up LIES by the totally UNgodly?

WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!

It is often alleged that Christmas paganism is good for the "children."
This is a LIE?
Should children in a Messiehian home be told about paganism? Were Jewish children under the Law deprived of participating in the pagan idolatrous festivals of Baal? YES!
Were Jewish families commanded not to practice the pagan holiday festivals of the unbelieving Gentiles around them? YES!

Where is there a single Biblical passage that permits the mingling of paganism with the ways of God?
[don’t even try the MISS-translated versions of the fallen excuses] If some paganism is acceptable, why not all of it? Are we not told to come out from among them (pagans) and touch not the unclean thing made profane by idolatry?

Since we are to be a separated and thus a holy people, how can we maintain this testimony by joining idolatrous paganalia, going to drunken parties, setting up idols in the home, and hanging the weavings of the sodomites as wreaths upon our doors? (2Kings 23:7) Wreaths on doors symbolizes someone has died here or the occupants are mourning a death. How did the death-wreath become associated with a birth, except in the paganalia mysteries where dead Baal-Nimrod was celebrated as coming back from the dead and reborn, celebrated also as the re-birth of the sun from the dead waning days of winter? All the symbols of Paganalia should be examined to see what they symbolize.

With this information an individual can then determine if they are pagan, part pagan, or a true SANCTIFIED Christian.

One thing is certain, no one who completes this WORD Study can say they never knew, and please don't write to me your negativity against this subject and attempted justification for being pagans, if you are celebrating the "pagan christmas" in any way, and or that you are going to practice paganism in order to worship God with.

Every proclaimer of Christ’s name, or "Christian" must get the blood of souls off his hands by proclaiming the Truth, however uncomfortable it makes him or those that hear him. Each father must take the oversight in his home and sanctify it to the glory of Messiah. Even as GOD forbid the Tabernacle to be filled with paganism, so each father should guard his home as a sacred tabernacle where his family is kept apart from all evil. The home is the sanctuary of the family. Do not allow pollution in the souls of anyone you say you love, or the TRUTH is NOT you! If a person decides to remain indifferent and without respect to the WORDS of God, and continues to practice Christmas Paganism, they have no place in the house of GOD masquerading as holy Saints of the Most High.

TRUE Saints are SANCTIFIED to ONLY the WORDS of GOD. NOT the traditions of man, and are of NO pagan origin, in any way, shape or form, no matter how little they try to QUENCH the TRUTH of the WORDS of GOD and HIS SPIRIT of TRUTH, by experimenting with a LIE . They are to have godly or God-like conducts, attitudes, actions and re-actions 24 / 7/ 3561/4 .They are holy by virtue of the HIS righteousness that the WORDS of TRUTH imputed to them by HIS taking away their sin. These individuals serve the PERFECT WORD in the beauty of holiness and love of TRUTH. The way of sin or paganalia they will NOT follow. They are of Yehoshua, the ONE WHO DELIVERED HIS sheep who have crucified the flesh with ALL it passions and LUST, and HE is their ONLY Shepherd. They love NOT the world NOR the things of the WORD! They will NOT give or share the TRUTH and HIS glory with ‘good ole satan Clause,” nor anything else that has to do with any pagan celebration EVER! Overcoming sin, evil, and paganism, victoriously; they are given white robes of righteousness so they can be fitted for HIS eternal rule and reign.

If you or your so-called “loved ones” have any of the gifts, the stockings, the ornaments, the wreaths, the tree, the candy, the over eating, the giving gifts to OUR own, the missal toe, the figurines, the glitter, the merriment of a PAGAN season of false gods, and any of the LIES of SATAN Clause, that cause you to sin, take ALL, CUT IT OFF FROM you and throw it FAR FROM YOU, BECAUSE IT IS BETTER for you enter into the RULE and REIGN of the ONE TRUTH, Way and Life, than to give in to a little lie here, and be sent to HELL for eternity!

IF ANYONE causes anyone anywhere in any way to sin, it would have been better for them, to have a milestone tied around their necks and thrown into the deepest of seas, than to cause anyone anywhere to sin, that believes in the WORDS of GOD! DO you understand!

“If the love of the world and the things of the world are in you the LOVE of GOD is NOT in you,” the ONLY ONE and TRUE Living GOD SAID THAT!

A “little sacrifice” of NOT doing anything that may cause any separation, and QUENCHING of the SPIRIT of TRUTH, even if it takes giving up ALL celebrations that have anything to do with PAGAN origins!

Did the HOLY ONE celebrate or tell us to celebrate HIS birthday, in any way shape or form while on earth, or did HE ever mention any kind of “festival or celebration” of HIS birthday in any of and of HIS inspired writings anywhere in the New Testament? EVER? For that matter, did any one anywhere in the entire WORD of GOD state they celebrated any “birthdays” anywhere? Do you really follow HIS every WORD, and do you keep HIS sayings and no other “shepherd” do you follow? If it isn’t “celebrated” in and directed by the WORDS of GOD, than “we” just do NOT DO IT!
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. . ."And they that belong to Christ's HAVE crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts." Gal 5:24 "Who-so-ever sins belongs to the devil. . . " 1Jn.3:8 So do you really BELONG to Christ?


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