Headline: Of Christmas And Paganism

Headline“The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge.Proverbs 18:15



Seven centuries before Christ, the birth of the Savior was prophesied:

“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14

“…Immanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” Matthew 1:23

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The following posts and articles bring into sharper focus the real history, meaning, and importance of the Christmas season.



A Brief History Of The Kingdoms Of Israel And Judah

From our CHURCH REFORM series

Get a better understanding of where the birth of Christ actually took place. You’ll be surprised of what you got wrong.

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Predestination And Free Will

From our CHURCH REFORM series

Do you believe that Christ is the Savior of only a selected and predestined few? Do you also believe that man has no free will when it comes to his salvation?

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The Family Is God’s Plan

From our CHURCH REFORM series

God chose the family to enact every one of His plans, including the arrival of the Messiah.

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Christmas Trees

From our RIPOSTE section

Question: In your article Is Christmas Pagan? you seem to purposefully overlook bible verses that specifically command us that we not bring a tree into our homes and affix it with silver and gold.

Answer: Here’s the passage you mentioned but was afraid to quote because it has nothing to do with Christmas trees. IN CONTEXT from Jeremiah 10:

³ For the customs of the peoples are delusion; Because it is wood cut from the forest, The work of the hands of a craftsman with a cutting tool. 4 ″They decorate it with silver and with gold; They fasten it with nails and with hammers So that it will not totter. 5 ″Like a scarecrow in a cucumber field are they, And they cannot speak; They must be carried, Because they cannot walk! Do not fear them, For they can do no harm, Nor can they do any good.”

God is talking about GODS that the nations made out of wood, as in STATUES, as in “work of the hands of a CRAFTSMAN with a CUTTING TOOL,” that they fell down to and worshiped.

They decorated them with gold and silver, like Buddhists do with the statue of Buddha or Hindus with the statues of their gods.

No wonder you didn’t quote the verse but alluded to it, because, in your prejudicial spirit, you wanted to misuse the word of God for your own propagandist agenda.

Here’s Jeremiah concluding in chapter 10 verses 8-10:

“But they are altogether stupid and foolish In their discipline of delusion– their idol is wood! Beaten silver is brought from Tarshish, And gold from Uphaz, The work of a craftsman and of the hands of a goldsmith; Violet and purple are their clothing; They are all the work of skilled men. But the LORD is the true God; He is the living God and the everlasting King.”

Shame on you for twisting God’s word!


Is Christmas Pagan?

From our CHURCH REFORM series

Why do so many believe that Christmas is pagan?

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The Heart Adjustment

From our CHURCH REFORM series

Are we all in need of a Heart Adjustment this Christmas season (or any season)? Of course! The good news is that said adjustment is designed for perfect everyday living.

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The Son Of God

From our WISDOM FOR TODAY series

Jesus is the son of God.

First, it means that Jesus and the Father are one. See The Trinity Doctrine is not in the Bible.

“I and the Father are one.” John 10:30

Here are 3 testimonies by 3 witnesses concerning God the Father and God the Son as a duality of one:

“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God with us’).” Matthew 1:23 (Apostle Matthew)

“For in Him (Jesus) dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.” Colossians 2:9 (Apostle Paul)

“In the beginning was the Word… And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us.” John 1: 1,14 (Apostle John)

Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God. Those who are waiting for another are waiting in vain. The matter has already been established. Period.

“Every matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.” 2 Corinthians 13:1

Second, it denotes that Jesus is the Savior of all mankind.

“In Him (Jesus) was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.” John 1:4

Consequently, Jesus is Lord of all people, Christians or not.

“We have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe.” 1 Timothy 4:10

Non-Christians may not realize it, but the grace and patience of God, which rest upon their lives as they’re immersed in sin, are because of Jesus’s sacrifice on the cross.

“Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?” Romans 2:4

Everyone has free will to accept or reject the way, the truth, and the life of Jesus in their lives.

“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6

However, when we use said free will to reject Him we are nothing but slaves to sin, as our lives become void of the fruit of the Spirit. See Predestination And Free Will.

“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5: 22-23

But the instant we give up our volition to enact His will, we become truly free.

“If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for my sake, you will find it.” Matthew 10:39

Third, it entails that everything in creation is now subject to Jesus and His new commandment to “Love One Another.”

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” John 13:34

Prior to Christ, it was extremely difficult for anyone to love one another. With Jesus’s sacrifice on the Cross, His resurrection, and the Advent of the Holy Spirit, applying such moral law became much easier.

Every religion or philosophy, which espouses loving one another and good will towards man, whether aware of it or not, has benefited from Jesus’s new commandment, which is the foundation of Christian enlightenment.

“And when everything is subject to Christ, then the Son Himself will also be subject to the One who subjected everything to Him, so that God may be all in all. ” 1 Corinthians 15:28


Who Should Christians Give Their Money To?

From our CHURCH REFORM series

Christmas is the season of giving, and the cacophony of those vying for your money is unmistakably loud.

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That Christmas Feeling

From our WISDOM FOR TODAY series

During the Christmas season many experience an indescribable longing.

It is God using that time of the year to tug at our spirit, and draw our attention to what He has done for us.

He became man in the person of Jesus in order to experience our pains, our joys, our hopes, and our failures. That way when He says, “I know how you feel,” we know it’s true.

He also came to bestow salvation, which is the gift of Himself in our lives – the greatest present imaginable.

A gift that fills all the cracks of our human frailty: the emptiness, the hurts, the regrets, and the failures. In the end, that gift will take us from this earthly life to the eternal one.

And there’s only one way to get that gift. Make sure you claim it right here, if you have not already done so.


Christmas Cheers

From our WISDOM FOR TODAY series

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven… A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance…” Ecclesiastes 3:1,4

Christmas is a time to laugh and dance, for we celebrate the birth of the Savior of the world.

“Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy…” 1 Peter 1:8:9

To help set a joyful mood for the Holidays, we’ve selected three songs about the real reason for the season. JESUS. Watch videos below.

1) O Holy Night, best Christmas song ever; 2) O Little Town of Bethlehem, 2nd best Christmas song ever – both are interpreted by the AMAZING Nat King Cole; 3) Boney M‘s Mary’s Boy Child/Oh my Lord, best modern Christmas medley.

If they don’t stir your soul, there might be something wrong 😉 .

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“Behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:10-11

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