Note* All scripture passages taken from The Scriptures 1998+ unless otherwise noted.
No true follower of Yeshua would celebrate Christmas because it has nothing to do with him or our Father in Heaven. Messiah taught us to show his death until he comes, not his birth. Those who celebrate his birth are in stark opposition to what scripture teaches and are deceived. Christmas is a commandment of men, not of Elohim!
But in vain do they worship Me, teaching as teachings the commands of men. Matthew 15:9
To begin, it would not be wise to adhere to a belief without first having sound, convincing reasons for doing so. We are finding in this day less care being taken in what we believe and do. The door is wide open to accepting most anything that is taught in a church or passed along to us by other people. It only makes sense in seeking after the truth that one would hesitate to take part in something in which the security of his future would be involved without knowing all the details and having a complete understanding of the issue.
Matthew Delooze is the pseudonym of an English Experiencer (satanist) and explains this: “In a word, we are “trapped” in a vicious circle. We believe in the illusion so therefore we cannot escape it. This illusion is passed down through parents (although they mean well), and a false education system etc., not forgetting controlled media either! The very few who know the truth keep it to themselves. It would take pages and pages to explain this to you.”
Look at this startling news he also posts:
I would like to point out that the Christian “Christmas” is basically a con trick.
Yes folks, all you “Humbuggers” were right all along!
The very, simple, act of having a tree in your home decorating it (strips of tinsel etc) at Christmas is indeed an act of serpent cult worship. You are actually symbolizing the serpent in the tree and placing gifts under the tree as an act of worship to the serpent cult. ( sorry to spring that on you folks!) Serpent /Luciferic trickery holds absolutely no boundaries. The greatest of all deceptions is to get you to worship something you wouldn’t and shouldn’t.
How many so-called servants of Yeshua practice Christmas and believe this lie?
Proverbs 14:12 compels us to re-examine our thinking…
There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death
Since the Christmas tree seems to be so deeply rooted in this observance, surely it is mentioned! And yes, there is an account that very well may be about the Christmas tree even though there is no mention of it by its commonly known name.
Hear the word which יהוה speaks to you, O house of Yisra’ĕl. Thus said יהוה, “Do not learn the way of the gentiles,1 and do not be awed by the signs of the heavens, for the gentiles are awed by them. For the prescribed customs of these peoples are worthless, for one cuts a tree from the forest, work for the hands of a craftsman with a cutting tool. They adorn it with silver and gold, they fasten it with nails and hammers so that it does not topple. They are like a rounded post, and they do not speak. They have to be carried, because they do not walk. Do not be afraid of them, for they do no evil, nor is it in them to do any good.
There is a very conclusive way of establishing the approximate time that Messiah was born which also reveals it was at least two and a half months prior to December 25th.
According to this passage it does not appear that we could construe this to reveal approval of this yuletide symbol if this is a Biblical record of the Christmas tree since the Lord says that such is vain and of heathen origin. There is no way even by stretching our imagination that we can associate this account with Yeshua’s birth.
To this point we have found nothing in the Bible pertaining to Christmas that would validate it’s practice or any of its activities or customs. So let’s also search for Santa Claus and his reindeer, mistletoe, holly wreaths, Christmas cards, Christmas carols and the yule log.
One of the customs associated with Christmas is exchanging gifts. It is seemingly good to give gifts also and would be viewed as a commendable practice. There is indeed a record about giving gifts soon after the birth of Yeshua in Matthew 2:1-2, 11. This is the only place it is mentioned.
And יהושע having been born in Bĕyth Leḥem of Yehuḏah in the days of Herodes the sovereign, see, Magi from the East came to Yerushalayim, saying, “Where is He who has been born Sovereign of the Yehuḏim? For we saw His star in the East and have come to do reverence to Him.” . . . And coming into the house, they saw the Child with Miryam His mother, and fell down and did reverence to Him, and opening their treasures, they presented to Him gifts of gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
We see that the wise men gave gifts to Yeshua, but notice that they didn’t exchange gifts among themselves; and they did not give gifts to Messiah because it was his birthday since they had come several days afterward. This is a very good indication that we are not to honor Yeshua on the day of his birth, in fact we couldn’t if we wanted to since we don’t even know what day it is!
We do know however that the wise men did give gifts to Yeshua. If we were to use this as an example according to the world’s thinking, we would confine our giving to Yeshua and not to one another. But he never told us to recognize his birth.
There is another very important reason however as to why these wise men came bearing gifts and gave them to Messiah which had nothing whatsoever to do with his birth. Note the words of the wise men, “Where is He who has been born Sovereign of the Yehuḏim?” Now read a quotation from Clarke’s Commentary (vol. 5, page 45), which gives the reason for them bringing gifts:
“The people of the East never approach the presence of kings and great personages without a present in their hands. The custom is often noticed in the Old Testament, and still prevails in the East, and in some of the newly discovered South Sea Islands.”
Hence, the wise men were not introducing a NEW custom of exchanging gifts with friends in honor of Messiah’s birthday. The custom they were adhering to was an ancient eastern custom of presenting gifts to a KING when entering into his presence. These men were approaching a King — “The Sovereign of the Yehuḏim!”
Quote from “The Encyclopedia Americana” under the heading Christmas:
“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. [The Lord’s Supper, which is instituted by New Testament authority, is a memorial of the death of Christ.] A feast was established in memory of this event [Christ’s birth] 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, as no certain knowledge of the day of Christ’s birth existed.
Don’t be deceived as many are. Don’t get caught up in the god of this world and his deception. The Bible simply does not teach us to practice Christmas, the best information teaches us not to.