Permalink 05:49:59 pm, Categories: GraceHead teaching, By Timothy, 1108 words   English (US)


Celebrating Christmas or not celebrating Christmas has become a touchy issue for many. Even in the news we see certain groups trying to take “Christ” out of Christmas (For instance, a “holiday” tree instead of a “Christmas” tree, and “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas”.
On the other side we see many churches and Christians trying to keep “Christ” in Christmas. I also felt this way just a short time ago, until I learned the truth of Christmas’ origins and began to look at it from the Lord’s point of view. Of course, the change in my point of view started with the Letters in Volume One (click here for these Letters), which are also included in this study: "Does The Lord Approve of the Modern "Holiday" of "Christmas"?.
There is a surprising irony to this situation. Those people who are trying to take Christ out of Christmas are motivated by their own evil “antichrist” desires. When in fact, unknowingly, they are accomplishing what the Lord calls of His people to do, His followers who walk in the Truth with eyes wide open. And then there are those people who proclaim themselves Christians who are trying to keep Christ’s name associated with what the Lord despises.
I know many of you who love the Lord think you celebrate Christmas the way it should be celebrated. I know and understand your point of view. I used to feel the same way. You must ask yourselves some very important questions.

Christmas and the Ten Commandments

What if Christmas broke one of God’s commandments, just one? Would you still celebrate it? Obviously this is a question for Christians only. What if it broke more than one? Or are some of the Lord’s commands not as important as the others?

What if I told you it breaks EIGHT OF THE TEN?

Commandment One: “You shall have no other gods before Me.”
The date of December 25th originated from the worship of the sun god whose birthday was December 25th. In an effort to ease the converted pagans into their new Christian faith, the Catholic church at the time decided to meet the newly converted pagans “half way” and adopt many of their customs and rituals into this new holiday. Thus the day changed from “birthday of the sun god” to “birthday of the Son of God”.
(Refer to this study: "Does The Lord Approve of the Modern "Holiday" of "Christmas"?)

Commandment Two: “You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in Heaven above or on earth beneath or in the waters below.”
Christmas trees and santa fall into this category. The use of holly, greenery, mistletoe, lights, etc. all originated from the pagan rituals which included worship of false gods and their idols. In regards to santa: You say, “He is not real. It doesn’t matter.” But it does matter to God. Are not all idols imaginary and made by human hands, “neither speaking, nor hearing”? Even though it seems harmless, the Lord still finds this detestable. Also, does santa lead people away, or to, Christ? Isn’t he just an artificial replacement, an “idol”?
(Refer to this study: "Does The Lord Approve of the Modern "Holiday" of "Christmas"?).

Commandment Three: “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God.”
Christ Jesus is in God and God in Him. Jesus said His name is God’s name, the name God has given Him. “Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name - the name you gave Me - so that they may be one as we are one. While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave Me” (John 17:11-12). We should not associate the name of Christ with any other name than the name God has given Him. (see further down to understand why christmas is a misuse of the Lord’s name)

Commandment Six: More people commit suicide during the holidays than any other time. (Murder of self).

Commandment Seven: Many people commit adultery and fornication during this time due to drunkenness and parties.

Commandment Eight: Theft increases during this time of year.

Commandment Nine: False Testimony is abundant. Everywhere you turn, people are lying about this being Christ’s true birthday, to their children and to themselves. Santa is a lie. For alot of people, the pressure of competition leads them to lie about gifts they’ve received or haven’t received, money spent, etc.

Commandment Ten: We teach covetousness to our children. This is actually taught to them by default, through lack of any kind of correction. Children learn to care about receiving more than about giving, and they always want what everyone else has. For most children Christmas has become an endless “wish list”, not a day for giving back to the world, but for the world to give to them. As for adults, there is constant competition and envy of their neighbor’s lights, decorations, new snowblower, etc. (whether we admit it or not).

Most people agree Christmas is supposed to be about Christ and His birth. Pretend you are Jesus Christ, looking down from above on this modern-day Christmas. What would you see?

• A celebration of His birthday on the 25th, which is not His birthday, but the pagan sun god’s birthday.
• The use of decorations, rituals, and practices originating from pagan worship of false gods.

You would also see six of the seven deadly sins:
• Vanity
• Pride
• Envy (Coveting what everyone else has or receives)
• Greed (Love of money & things)
• Lust (Christmas parties)
• Gluttony (Overeating and overindulgence)

And all this in Christ’s name. Is it really a “mass for Christ” or a blaspheming of His name? You decide.

No matter how people whitewash Christmas, or rationalize it, it is what it is in the eyes of the Lord. Paul said, “God will strike you, you white-washed wall! You sit there to judge me according to the law, yet you yourself violate the law...” (Acts 23:3). Shall we try to wash only the outside of a cup, leaving the inside filled with abominations and sin. Jesus said, “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence” (Matthew 23:25).

In the Bible you will not find anyone celebrating Christmas. You will find many verses saying not to mix true worship with false worship, or holy days with unholy days and practices (please refer to this study: "Does The Lord Approve of the Modern "Holiday" of "Christmas"?).

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Comment from: Judah Himango [Visitor] ·
Whew, boy, Timothy, you sure are rattling the cage. A *lot* of people, a lot of good Christians, aren't going to like what you've just written.

The truth isn't always easy to swallow.

Blessings in Messiah,
Permalink 12/03/07 @ 22:09
Comment from: visitor [Visitor]
FWD from myspace:

"Amen to your post brother, Here is another scripture that you can use as a reference for what man has done in regards to christmas.

Exo 32:1 When the people saw that Moshe was taking a long time to come down from the mountain, they gathered around Aharon and said to him, "Get busy; and make us gods to go ahead of us; because this Moshe, the man that brought us up from the land of Egypt - we don't know what has become of him."
Exo 32:2 Aharon said to them, "Have your wives, sons and daughters strip off their gold earrings; and bring them to me."
Exo 32:3 The people stripped off their gold earrings and brought them to Aharon.
Exo 32:4 He received what they gave him, melted it down, and made it into the shape of a calf. They said, "Isra'el! HERE IS YOUR GOD WHO BROUGHT YOU OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT!"
Exo 32:5 On seeing this, Aharon built an altar in front of it and proclaimed, "TOMORROW IS TO BE A FEAST TO ADONAI"
Exo 32:6 Early the next morning they got up and offered burnt offerings and presented peace offerings. Afterwards, the people sat down to eat and drink; then they got up to indulge in revelry.

Here is man, in the office of Priest, declaring a day as a Feast of the Lord, and then justifying it by placing Yahweh's name of the calf. Christmas=oh but this is "Jesus'" Birthday, we have placed His name of this day that we have declared as appointed time so it is ok. WRONG.

Blessings to your ministry in the name of Yashua!"

Permalink 12/04/07 @ 17:58
Comment from: Judah [Visitor] ·
Timothy, thanks again for this. I've copied this excellent post to my personal blog.

Thanks again. Blessings brother.
Permalink 12/12/07 @ 11:15
Comment from: Timothy [Member] ·
THUS SAYS THE LORD GOD: This world has altogether become a house of harlots, who continually go out to commit fornication with the unclean, and revel in their adulteries against God... Altogether forsaking Him who I sent to them, so they may turn away from their ways and become completely clean. None of these have harkened... They remain shackled to this world and its fornications of sin, intermingling honor with dishonor, praise with blasphemy, and sin with purity...

WOE! My children, you have all fallen into the snare of the devil...

Can you not see, My children?...

Open your eyes, and read the writing set forth in stone,
Written by the hand of God...

The Everlasting Law etched with burning fire, blazing as a torch,
So you may not stumble in the darkness which surrounds you.

Another Light have I sent...

The Everlasting Light of the world.

He, too, do you men of vanities try to cover over, so you may shine in His place. You shall be utterly destroyed and thrown into eternal darkness, forever separated from life and your God. REPENT!... And give Me glory, according to the New Covenant by which you are saved.

Call on My name, by the name of He who I have given My name...

He is The One who shall save you from The Lord’s Day,
And He is The One who shall destroy you, if you will not come.

By Him were you made a vessel unto honor...

You have all become vessels of dishonor, heaping to yourselves vanities and sin...

You shall be crushed and thrown into the fire!

Now hear My words, you proud blasphemers: Shall you continue to corrupt love?... Christ Jesus, The Lord and Savior, is Love Everlasting. Give Him honor and glory, forever and ever! He has glorified My name by His sacrifice on the cross, and I have glorified Him by My name that stands forever. He is The Ensign, the waving banner for all time. Call on His name, shout it to the heavens! He is your Shepherd, The True Vine, and you are His branches. I shall prune all branches that grow in Him, making them stronger, and more and more liken unto Him from which they grow. To all those who say, “Here I am, I also grow from The Vine”... You are all liars and a malignancy, growing where you should not... You shall be cut out and thrown into the fire.

The wrath of The Lamb is coming!...

Did you think I would stay silent during the time appointed?...

I shall shake the heavens and the earth, and stir up the seas.

People of this earth, stop breaking My commandments,
And blaspheming My name and the name I have given My Son....

You shall not have His name associated with sin...

His name shall only be for a song on your lips and a sweet-smelling savor.

I shall speak plainly, so those slow to understanding may hear, though their ears are dull and their eyes are dim: These modern holidays, Christmas, Easter and Halloween, are abomination in the eyes of The Lord God Almighty. I shall destroy them, and wipe them from the face of the whole earth.

No more shall you break My commands, and revel in sin, in The Son’s name...

My countenance is turned against you! Says The Lord of Hosts...

You shall not blaspheme the name of Christ!

You and your detestable idols, your false worship,
Your misuse of My name and The Christ’s,
Your vanities, your greed, your envy, your lusts,
Your drunkenness, your gluttonous appetites, your fornications,
Your false witness and lying to your children, your covetousness,
Your thefts, your murders causing those to destroy themselves...

All you do is adultery against your Lord.

I have given you many days to honor My Son... You forget them all, especially the one I have given you every seventh day. What do all these things have to do with Me? Why do you do them in The Son’s name? Give the gift of His name... By His name are you saved, no other. Stop these vain babblings! You speak things in ignorance of the Truth. Shut your mouths, stop your blaspheming... Be silent before your Lord, and speak to Me in spirit.
You have all become as the pagan and the heathen, by which all your holidays have their origins... Abomination! The harlot has led you into temptation by her false witness. She shall be left utterly desolate, destroyed by her own judgment, which crushes her beneath the feet of The Holy One of Israel... Broken by her iniquities, and put to death by her denial of the Truth, she replaced with the cups of her fornications... Filling The Lord’s cup with His indignation, which He shall pour out, full strength, on the whole world.

One commandment broken are all commandments broken...

One sin, reveled in My name, are all sins accounted to you...

One sin, repented in The Christ’s name, all are forgiven you.

I know your hearts, My children...

And I know, whether or not, you have become fully converted in your spirit...

You can not lie to your God.

Come to Me, in all truth and supplication, by Him who I sent to you in Truth,
Being The Truth Absolute, Utterly void of darkness...

He is light...

By Him shall you walk into life.

He is The Way, The only One under Heaven...

Walk in Him, and you shall find Me.
Permalink 02/02/08 @ 16:13

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