When December rolls in, it becomes that time of the year again. Jingle bells, Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer and more carols.  The frills and thrills of Christmas. The Children love Santa Claus and the lies told about him.

  • The Christmas tree and the kiss under the Mistletoe.
  • Winter and the need for the Yule log.
  • The Red and Green colors become the envy of other colors.
  • Commercial stores fill out orders for gifts and more gifts.

Wait a minute! I won’t have any issues with Christmas if it was a secular holiday but it is not and it has retained its reputation as the biggest Christian celebration in the world.

Are Christians all over the world celebrating a lie? Is Jesus truly the reason for the season? Does Christmas have pagan roots?

Many Christians tell you they are celebrating the birth of Jesus while others tell you the holiday is great for spending time with friends and family.

“Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.” – Colossians 2:8 (KJV)

Those who celebrate Christmas are always quick to tell you that they know Jesus was not born on the 25th of December but the holiday came to stay because it was ‘generally agreed’ that the birth of Jesus should be celebrated annually on the 25th of December.

The big question begging for an answer is ‘who are the fellows who got together and agreed on the celebration of Christmas’? Another question that can be added is ‘when, where, why and how was this agreement made’?

At the height of his political exploits, Emperor Constantine united Church and State and paved the way for Christianity to become the Religion of the State.

“In the 3rd century, the Roman Empire, which at the time had not adopted Christianity, celebrated the rebirth of the Unconquered Sun (Sol Invictus) on December 25th. This holiday not only marked the return of longer days after the winter solstice but also followed the popular Roman festival called the Saturnalia (during which people feasted and exchanged gifts). It was also the birthday of the Indo-European deity Mithra, a god of light and loyalty whose cult was at the time growing popular among Roman soldiers.


The church in Rome began formally celebrating Christmas on December 25 in 336, during the reign of the emperor Constantine. As Constantine had made Christianity the effective religion of the empire, some have speculated that choosing this date had the political motive of weakening the established pagan celebrations. The date was not widely accepted in the Eastern Empire, where January 6 had been favored, for another half-century, and Christmas did not become a major Christian festival until the 9th century.”


The Roman Catholic Church had also over the years actively controlled and shaped what we have as Christmas today.

“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” – Revelation 18:4 (KJV)

When you start looking for right answers with these questions in mind, your findings may shock you. Don’t be a lazy Christian. Research the history of every doctrine or practice you hold dear.

Jesus Christ did not give any express command that his birth should be celebrated. The disciples of Jesus and the Early Church did not celebrate Christmas. The history of Christmas reeks of sun worship, wild orgies and rituals.

For many, it is comfortable to relax and not become too righteous about things like Christmas. For some it is trendy to chill and just go with the flow.

Watch what you allow into your life and family. People become ignorant when knowledge is ignored. Let the light of truth push back the years of darkness. Watch the lines you cross in the name of religion.

It is too late to stop the celebration of Christmas because it has become a part of human life but what if its celebration is a sin in God’s eyes? 

For further study, find and read these two books; The Two Babylons by Alexander Hislop and Pagan Christianity by Frank Viola & George Barna.

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