Celebrating babylon by Bola Olu-Jordan
Christmas is believed to be thecelebration of the birth ofJesus Christ! At least, that is what many believe. But the fact is that Christmas, originally, has nothing to do with the birth of Jesus! The festival had been in existence several centuries before Jesus was born and celebrated the same way as it is today, except that the name was different! This has historical backing for those who are interested in facts through history.
The festival [Christmas] was originally the celebration of the reincarnation of a pagan god, who was worshipped alongside with his mother, called the ‘queen of heaven’. The Father of the god was said to be Nimrod, who the Bible described as the great hunter before the Lord. History has it that Nimrod married his mother and they gave birth to a son, who was claimed to be the reincarnation of his father (Nimrod) who died, contrary to his claim, but was said to have only ascended unto the sun (represented with a round wafer) and reincarnated back in his son as the sun-god.
It was a big festival commonly called ‘mass’, stemming out of the word ‘mass-acre’ (death) because it is the ‘killing’ of the son (sun-god) in a bloodless sacrifice. The son is represented with a round wafer (to represent the sun where he is believed to reincarnate from) and eaten in transubstantiation in the Eucharist.
The religion was imported into the church on the threat of the Emperor of Rome, (Constantine) who sought to Christianize all other religion in Rome by force. The sun-god was tactically changed to the ‘son of God’, (Jesus) and the mother called ‘Mary’, but the pagan worship still continued in the ‘mass’, (now Christ’s mass) where the word ‘Christmas’ came from. Since mass means death, Christmas actually means Christ’s death and not Christ’s birth as we commonly believe.
Jesus never commanded His birth to be celebrated neither did the disciples give any such command throughout the entire Bible. The church never celebrated it until well over 300 years after Jesus, when some of the priests of the pagan worship gained leadership position in the church through appointment by the Emperor and enforced Christians to celebrate as the birth of Jesus.
The Bible says ‘the heir, as long as he is a child, differs not from a servant, though he be lord of all’ (Gal.4:1). The problem with the church of God today is that although we are heirs to the things of God, but because we are children, who refuse to grow into maturity in the things of God, we are left under tutors who deceive us. We have become ‘children tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive’ (Eph.4:14).
Although December 25 is definitely not the birth day of our Lord Jesus Christ (as shepherds do not graze flocks in winter), but we know that on a particular day, ‘unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace’ (Is.9:6).
Would to God we embraced what His Son came to do more than when he came to do it and celebrated the reason more than the season!
‘Because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. (Gal.4:4-7).
‘If the son has therefore set you free, you are free indeed’!
There is a difference in celebrating Christmas (Christ death) and Christ-birth.
At this season, which one are you celebrating: the birth or the death? His birth into the earth or His birth into your heart? Billions celebrate His birth into the earth but few celebrate His birth into their hearts.
It means nothing celebrating the former. Billions do it, albeit go to hell, but those who do the latter are the ones who truly celebrate Jesus. Others celebrate mammon! Celebrate Jesus! What will you celebrate?