The Origins of Christmas

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Christmas: "Pagan Holiday".

(also see http://jahtruth.net/xmas.htm)

What Are Abominations

Jeremiah 10: 3; 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 4; They deck it with silver and with gold, they fasten it with nails and with hammers that it move not. {the only difference in todays modern day is we have Christmas tree lots, which cut the trees from out of the forest cut by the workmen which place them for sale, it is then taken home and it is set in a modern day Christmas tree stand so it move not.} {And they deck it with silver and gold tinsel}

Leviticus ;18:26; Ye shall therefore keep My statutes and My judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations: neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you, 27; For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled; 28; That the land spue out the nations that were before you, 29; For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off form their people, 30; Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein : I AM the Lord your GOD. {The acts of immorality forbidden found in Lev. Chp. 18:1-25}

Deuteronomy ; 18: 9; When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. 12; For all that do these things are an abomination unto the lord; and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee. 19:10; That innocent blood be not shed in thy land, which the Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and so blood be upon thee. 20: 18; That they teach you not to do after all their abominations which they have done unto their gods; so should ye sin against the Lord your God, 29:17; And ye have seen their abominations and their idols, wood and stone, silver and gold, which were among them. 32:16; They provoked him to jealousy with strange gods, with abominations provoked they him to anger.

Kings 14:24; And there were also sodomites in the land, and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the Lord cast out before the children of Israel.

2nd Kings 16:3; But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, yea, and made his son to pass through the fire, according to the abominations of the heathen, whom the Lord cast out from before the children of Israel. 21:2; And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, after the abominations of the heathen whom the Lord cast out before the children of Israel. 11; Because Manasseh King of Judah hath done these abominations, and hath done wickedly above all that the Amorites did, which were before him and hath made Judah also to sin with his idols

2nd Kings 23: 24; Moreover the workers with familiar spirits, and the wizards, and the images, and the idols, and all the abominations that were spied in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, did Josiah put away, that he might perform the words of the law which were written in the book of Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the Lord

Jeremiah 10:1-4; Hear ye the word which the Lord speaketh unto you, O house of Israel: 2; 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, {refer to verse is Lev. 18:3} 3; 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 4; They deck it with silver and with gold, they fasten it with nails and with hammers that it move not. {the only difference in todays modern day is we have Christmas tree lots, which cut the trees from out of the forest cut by the workmen which place them for sale, it is then taken home and it is set in a modern day christmas tree stand so it move not} {They deck it with silver and with gold, tinsel}

Ezekiel 8:16; And he brought me into the inner court of the Lord's house, and behold at the door of the temple of the Lord, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men with their backs toward the temple of the Lord, and their faces toward the east and they worshiped the sun toward the east, in verse 15, The Lord calls this the greater abomination, {This is an old abomination still practiced every Easter at sunrise service}{It is worthy to notice this is called A greater abomination by God Himself.}

Two key figures in the origin of Christmas are Nimrod, a great grandson of Noah, and his mother and wife, Semiramis, also known as Ishtar and Isis. Nimrod, known in Egypt as Osiris, was the founder of the first world empire at Babel, later known as Babylon (Genesis 10:8- 12; 11:1-9). From ancient sources such as the "Epic of Gilgamesh" and records unearthed by archaeologists from long-ruined Mesopotamian and Egyptian cities, we can reconstruct subsequent events. {The christmas tree is in honor of Nimrod, the so called sun god}

After Nimrod's death (c. 2167 BC), Semiramis promoted the belief that he was a god. She claimed that she saw a full-grown evergreen tree spring out of the roots of a dead tree stump, symbolizing the springing forth of new life for Nimrod. On the anniversary of his birth, she said, Nimrod would visit the evergreen tree and leave gifts under it. His birthday fell on the winter solstice at the end of December.

A few years later, Semiramis bore a son, Horus or Gilgamesh. She declared that she had been visited by the spirit of Nimrod, who left her pregnant with the boy. Horus, she maintained, was Nimrod reincarnated. With a father, mother, and son deified, a deceptive, perverted trinity was formed.

Semiramis and Horus were worshipped as "Madonna and child." As the generations passed, they were worshipped under other names in different countries and languages.

"As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away: so he that goeth down to the grave shall come up no more. He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him any more." (/Job 7:9,10/)

The original cult of the mother and child, Semiramis and Tammuz, became later Isis and Osiris, Venus and Adonis, the madonna and child in various cultures down to this day.

Semiramis declared that her son, Tammuz, was in actuality the return or rebirth of her husband, Nimrod. this is where reincarnation was born. And since Tammuz was born on the day corresponding to December 25, this day was highly honored and recognized by Nimrod's supporters. Note, therefore, that this date (December 25) was observed in honor of the birth of Tammuz long before Christianity existed, and that it was not until many centuries later this pagan custom was "Christianized" as being the birthday of Christ (or Christmas day). "It can be stated they worship another Jesus"

Nimrod's followers began to also worship Semiramis. And her son Tammuz was worshipped as well. Semiramis was revered by the people and was viewed by many as a priestess and goddess. She soon became known as "the queen of heaven." Thus began the awful practice of exalting human deities. These false beliefs have led up to the many different forms of idolatry that are still practiced by different people today. Yes, it was through the introduction of these satanic evils and the many sacrilegious practices of ancient Babylon that witchcraft, priestcraft, spiritualism, and other forms of paganism were born.
http://jahtruth.net/qofhevn.htm

On the 25th of December, is "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 in the first century B. C.

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. The childless Isis searched for the dismembered body of Osiris, which she then reassembled 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.

"Mother night", which today is called, "Christmas Eve", has nothing to do with Mary, the 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.
http://jahtruth.net/mary.htm

Pagan holidays were reclassified as Christian holidays (holy-days), and pagan customs involving vestments, candles, incense, images, and processions were all incorporated into church worship and continue today. The idea of confessionals, and celibacy for the priesthood came from the ancient Babylonian system.

The logical person to replace the Great Mother of paganism was Mary, the mother of Jesus. It mattered not to pagan Rome whether they worshiped the goddess mother and her child under the Egyptian names of Isis and Horus, or the Babylonian names of Semiramis and Tammuz, or the Roman names of Venus and Jupiter, or under the names of the "Virgin Mary" and the "Christ- child.". Either way, it was the same old idol-religion.
http://jahtruth.net/darth.htm

Constantine used religion as a political tool, and started to introduce the Babylonian mystery religions in 313 A. D. which then established a foothold with the holding of the Council of Nicaea in 325 A. D.

In 375 A. D., the Church of Rome under Pope Julius I merely announced that the birth date of Christ had been "discovered" to be December 25th, and was accepted as such by the "faithful." The festival of Saturnalia and the birthday of Mithras could now be celebrated as the birthday of Christ, even though the early church fathers stated for the record that it was blasphemous to celebrate this festival. Following the lead of Rome, the Church at Jerusalem commenced the celebration of Christmas, around 440 A. D. http://jahtruth.net/robab.htm

"A broad element of English Christianity still considered Christmas celebration a pagan blasphemy. The Puritans, Baptists, Quakers, Presbyterians, Calvinists and other denominations brought this opposition to early New England and strong opposition to the holiday lasted in America until the middle of the 18th century." \"THE ORIGINS OF CHRISTMAS,\" RICK MEISEL, DEC. 19, 1993, P. 4 - QUOTING FROM A 23RD DEC. 1983 USA TODAY ARTICLE.

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