Thursday, December 24, 2015

The true origins of "Christmas" (video)

Pat Macpherson, Dhr. Seven, Wisdom Quarterly; David C. Pack (; The World (PRI)
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The true origin of Christmas, explains David C. Pack over at, is anti-Christian. Where did it originate, the Bible or paganism?

Where do we get Santa Claus, mistletoe, yule logs, Christmas trees, holly wreaths, and the custom of exchanging gifts? Many are concerned about putting the “Christ back into Christmas,” but was he ever there?

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Here are the stunning answers! Every year after Thanksgiving, most people's thoughts turn to [gift-getting]. It is the time when professing Christians are supposed to focus on Christ.

After all, it is the “Christ-Mass” season! The answers will shock you! Why do people think that "Christmas" is wonderful?

“The earliest reference to Christmas being marked on Dec. 25 comes from the second century after Jesus' birth.
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It is considered likely the first Christmas celebrations were in reaction to the Roman Saturnalia, a harvest festival that marked the winter solstice -- the return of the sun -- and honored Saturn, the god of sowing.
Saturnalia was a rowdy time, much opposed by the more austere leaders among the still-minority Christian sect.

Christmas developed, one scholar says, as a means of replacing worship of the sun with worship of the Son. By 529 A.D., after Christianity had become the official state religion of the Roman Empire, Emperor Justinian made Christmas a civic holiday.

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“The celebration of Christmas reached its peak -- some would say its worst moments -- in the medieval period when it became a time for conspicuous consumption and unequaled revelry.”

Consider these quotes from the Catholic Encyclopedia, 1911 edition, under “Christmas”:

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“Christmas was not among the earliest festivals of the Church…the first evidence of the feast is from Egypt.”

Further, “Pagan customs centering around the January calends gravitated to Christmas.” Under “Natal Day,” Origen, an early [church leader], admitted:

“…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).

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The Encyclopedia Americana (1956 edition) adds, “Christmas…was not observed in the first centuries of the Christian church, since 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 [Christ's birth] in the fourth century.

“In the 5th century the Western Church ordered the feast to be celebrated forever on the day of the Mithraic rites of the birth of the sun and at the close of the Saturnalia, as no certain knowledge of the day of Christ's birth existed.”
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There is no mistaking the origin of the modern Christmas celebration....Most of us never reflect on why we believe what we believe or do what we do.

We live in a world filled with customs, but few of us ever seek to understand the origins of these customs.

We generally accept them without question. Most of us basically do what everyone else does -- because it is easy and seems "natural"! (And this way no one bad-mouths us).

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Let's carefully examine the roots of Christmas. Let's look at why people follow the customs associated with it. Why is it kept on December 25th?

Did the early New Testament Church keep it? This is filled with facts from history: ...Pagan Origins. A court decision affirmed that Christmas has no Christian roots!
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However, the court's opinion also noted that Bible reading and prayer obviously are associated with Christianity -- a remarkable admission! The court concluded that Christmas-keeping and manger scenes could remain because they are not really part of either Christianity or religion.

(But prayer and Bible reading must remain excluded from schools). Nearly all aspects of Christmas observance have their roots in Roman custom and religion. More What began on "Seinfeld" by Mr. Costanza struck a chord with the nation because of the annual "airing of grievances" and a dingy metal pole to replace tree killing.

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