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Here are a few random reasons why I believe a child of Yahweh and servant of the Master Yeshua should not celebrate Christmas.

The Messiah was not born on December 25. He was born sometime in Sept./Oct. during the Feast of Tabernacles, but no one can be sure of the exact day. If the Almighty wanted us to celebrate it, He would have told us the exact date as He did with all His other Holy Feast Days in Leviticus 23.

December 25th was the date of the winter solstice in ancient Rome.

December 25th was celebrated by the pagan sun-worshipers of Mithraism as the “birthday of the invincible sun” because on that day the sun began its return to northern skies.

December 25th was the date of the pagan Brumalia festival in Rome before our Savior’s birth. It was preceded by the Saturnalia festival – December 17-24 – in honor of the Roman god Saturn.

The Saturnalia and Brumalia festivals were so popular among the heathens and so deeply entrenched in their customs, that rather than attempt to reform the pagan populous the Roman Church chose to absorb their festivities into “Christianity.”

Christmas is a contraction for “Christ’s Mass.” The “mass” is a man-made , Roman Catholic doctrine in which the Savior is sacrificed over and over again in what is called an “unbloody sacrifice.” It is taught that the true believer cannot be fully cleansed of his sins unless he partakes of this sacrifice at mass. Christmas is simply a Catholic holiday.

Christmas trees, Yule logs, candles, bells, mistletoe, holly wreaths, ham, tinsel, lights, and Santa Claus have nothing to do with the Savior’s birth. They each have a non-Biblical source. Most are rooted in fertility rites or in sun worship from a pagan past and were grafted into the so-called “Christian” church during or after the fourth century.

Instead of giving gifts to the Savior such as the gift of our obedience to Yahweh’s laws, the celebrants give gifts to each other. This creates a burden upon people each year as their Christmas lists grows and grows. Many go into great debt because of this supposed “Holy” season. Additionally, the wise men did not give gifts to the Savior because it was his birthday, but because they knew he was born to be a king. It was a common custom in the East to bring gifts to kings.

Children are being lied to concerning the Savior’s date of birth and concerning Santa Claus. Is it any wonder that when they grow up and learn the truth they begin to believe Yahweh is a myth too? And who gave Santa Claus Yahweh’s right to decide who is naughty and who is nice?

Man-made “holy days,” including Christmas, are being exalted over Yahweh’s true Holy Days.

Gluttony and drunkenness are typical results of Christmas merrymaking.

Throughout the year people treat each other like dirt and then suddenly become nice for the Christmas season. It is a time of hypocrisy.

Christmas causes tremendous stress on families and individuals as they fret over what gifts to buy, fight crowds to buy those gifts, race to prepare feasts of gluttony, try to outdo each other with decorations, and fight crowds to return all the gifts that they don’t want.

Christmas is perpetuated by merchants who get rich during this season. It is based on materialism, greed, and the lust of the flesh.

“Christmas” is not in the Bible.

We are not commanded to celebrate the Savior’s birth in Scripture.

The true spirit of Christmas is a spirit of anti-Messiah and untruth.

“And they shall turn away their ears from the truth and shall be turned unto fables” ( 2 Timothy 4:4).

“Thus saith Yahweh, ‘Learn not the way of the heathen . . .” (Jeremiah 10:2).

“Lie not one to another . . .” (Colossians 3:9).

“Therefore, putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor . . . ” (Ephesians 4:25).

“Love not the world, neither the things in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him” (1 John 2:15). If December 25th were really the birthday of Yeshua, you can be sure that the world would have nothing to do with it. The very fact that the world observes it proves that it isn’t of Yahweh.

But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:23-24)

“. . . in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men” (Mark 7:7).

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