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Do we truly love the Lord?
By Nicholas
December 14, 2008



As professed Christians the question needs to be asked, "do we truly love the Lord?" In today's world most Christians have been convinced that modern times has somehow caused the timeless God of creation to change our duty, or bow to the church's "new and improved" method of worship. Is this true? Or is the Word of God plain when it states "Jesus Christ [is] the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever." (Hebrews 13:8) Has our Lord really changed His Word? Or does it stand forever as Hebrews declares? Take His Law for example, did it ever change over all the thousands of years? Or do we still have 10 complete commandments that are summed up by Jesus in Matthew 22:37 where He said, "...Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind." (Commandments 1 -4) And Matthew 22:39 where He says, "...Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." (Commandments 5-10) Is Jesus really confirming His unchangeable Law when he says that? Or was He kidding when He said in Matthew 22:40, "On these two commandments hang all the law..." So as we can honestly see, He was serious when He said back in Malachi 3:6, "For I am the LORD, I change not..." With that said, what does our Lord in heaven say about the well known Pagan rituals of Christmas?

For those that are unaware, Pagan are Sun worshippers. The Sun god they worship has many names just as the Christian God has many names. Satan mimics the God of creation this way to effectively draw away His people. But the Pagan god's main title is as we all know, "Baal." Does the Word declare this false god to be worthy of worship? Or is this the very false god that angers the True God?

  • 1 Kings 18:21, "And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word."

Since the Christian is prophesied to stand firm in the same Spirit of Elijah in these last days, it is only fitting for the same question to be asked of the church. "...if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him." So, which is it?

Below is a condensed version of my "Christmas" page on the site. I pray you are blessed by the facts contained therein.

  • Is it acceptable to mix Pagan rituals with Christian worship? No, according to the Word of God we should "Abstain from all appearance of evil." -1 Thessalonians 5:22 (Click here for validation)
  • Is the term "Merry Christmas" a term that pleases God? No, it is a term that declares joy that Jesus is dead. (Click here for validation)
  • Is December 25 Jesus' birthday? No it is not, it is the birthday of a Pagan god "Mithra." (Click here for validation)
  • Did Christians in the past celebrate Christmas? No they did not. In fact, most Christians in the mid 1800's refused to keep the day because of it's Pagan origin. (Click here for validation)
  • Did early Christians give gifts on Jesus birthday? No they did not. In fact, in doing so allowed for Christ to be eclipsed and mankind to be glorified. Would you be upset if someone gave a gift addressed to you to another person? Imagine how Christ feels as His church ignores Him and gives each other gifts. (Click here for validation)
  • What about birthdays themselves? Are they of Pagan origin? Yes they are. (Click here for validation)
  • Is the date Christmas special to Pagans? yes it is. It is the very day they celebrate the re-birth of the Sun god as the Sun starts to hang longer in the sky this time of year. (Click here for validation)
  • Is the Christmas tree Pagan? Yes it is. In fact, it's origin is quite vulgar and I will not get into that here. (Click here for validation)
  • is the Yule log Pagan? Yes it is, and this too is quite vulgar in origin. (Click here for validation)
  • Who invented Christmas? The Roman Catholic church did , and as was prophesied in Revelation 13:3,4 all the world follows her lead. (Click here for validation)
  • Does Christmas cause Parents to lie to their children? Yes it does when they speak of Santa Clause. Later in life the child discovers the lie and worse yet realizes lying works! He now has a tool he can use that his own parents taught him. (Click here for validation)
  • Was Santa Clause designed as a blasphemous mockery of Jesus Christ? Yes he was. There are dozens of Scriptures to confirm Satan uses Santa to mock Jesus and His Truth. (Click here for validation)
  • Is there anything wrong with the colors, 'red and green?" Yes, in Scripture they are the sign of leprosy. Paganism is in fact leprosy to the soul. (Click here for validation)
  • Has anyone ever come forward to admit they mixed Paganism with Christianity? Yes they have. The Roman Catholic church admitted this numerous times in writing. (Click here for validation)
  • Is there a church on earth right now that performs every one of the Pagan rituals of old? Yes there is, the Roman Catholic church. (Click here for validation)
  • Is it true the title "Santa Clause" is actually the title of a woman thereby making him a cross dresser? Yes it is. (Click here for validation)
  • For much more information exposing the Pagan origins of Christmas, click here.

As Christians are we ok with performing such evil acts before the ever watching Christian God? Such "commandments of men" are forewarned by our Lord Jesus Himself in Matthew 15:9, "But in vain ye do worship me, teaching for doctrine the commandments of men." The Christmas season with all it's merry making and Pagan rituals can in no way be associated with the Christian God. It's all a mockery of idol worship against the very Lord we as Christians declare to be God. If we continue to follow the lead of the world, will we not be among the number that says "Lord, Lord" on that very day Jesus says, "...I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." -Matthew 7:23

The Word of God is quite plan. "Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen." - 1 John 5:21

 For the Seventh Day Adventists that believes Sister White approved Christmas, see the following quotes...

Every tree in Satan's garden hangs laden with the fruits of vanity, pride, self-importance, evil desire, extravagance,--all poisoned fruit, but very gratifying to the carnal heart. Let the several churches present to God Christmas trees in every church; and then let them hang thereon the fruits of beneficence and gratitude,--offerings coming from willing hearts and hands, fruits that God will accept as an expression of our faith and our great love to him for the gift of his Son, Jesus Christ. Let the evergreen be laden with fruit, rich, and pure, and holy, acceptable to God. Shall we not have such a Christmas as Heaven can approve? Thousands of dollars are needlessly spent every year in gifts to each other. That is means lost to God, lost to his cause. It pleases the vanity, encourages pride, creates all kinds of dissatisfaction, murmuring, and complaints, because perhaps the gifts are not just what was desired, not of the high value wanted or expected. Christmas is not observed as its name implies it should be. Man has forsaken God in almost everything, and has turned the attention to self. {RH, December 9, 1884 par. 10}

She also stated quite plainly,

Shall we have a Christmas tree? Will it not be like the world? We answer, You can make it like the world if you have a disposition to do so, or you can make it as unlike the world as possible. There is no particular sin in selecting a fragrant evergreen (like a potted plant today) and placing it in our churches, but the sin lies in the motive which prompts to action and the use which is made of the gifts placed upon the tree{AH 482.1}

What we see today in Christian homes, both SDA and other denominations is a celebration “like unto the world!” The enemy of all souls has crafted such a day that is so filled with temptation that it does indeed generate quite an effort to avoid. For example, for those of us that understand how evil it is to have a Yule tide log in our home may not see as much danger in a wreath. For those that see sin in the tree itself, Satan has offered the mistletoe instead. And for those that can’t even bear to look at Santa Clause on their front lawn, he gives them plastic snowmen bearing gifts.

" In his wisdom, the Lord concealed the place where he buried Moses. God buried him, and God resurrected him, and took him to heaven. This secrecy was to prevent idolatry. For the very same purpose he has concealed the precise day of Christ's birth; that the day should not receive the honour that should be given to Christ as the Redeemer of the world, - one to be received, to be trusted, to be relied on as he who could save to the uttermost all who come unto him. The soul's adoration should be given to Jesus as the Son of the infinite God. "There is no divine sanctity resting upon the twenty-fifth of December; and it is not pleasing to God that anything that concerns the salvation of man through the infinite sacrifice made for them, should be so sadly perverted from its professed design. Christ should be the supreme object; but as Christmas has been observed, the glory is turned from him to mortal man, whose sinful, defective character made it necessary for him to come to our world." -R&H 12-9-1884



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