Christmas is a wonderful time of the year for us, and we hope it is for you! But is it a time when we focus on Jesus and others, or ourselves? In light of this, we have some excellent information and resources ready for you on this website! Please share this page with your friends and family. Merry Christmas!
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We hope you find answers regarding popular Christmas elements with potentially pagan roots in the following sermons by our pastor friend Joey Faust. Please let us know what you think about the origins of Christmas traditions in the form below.
In the flyer below you will read the account of the Christmas story in Matthew 2 written by the wise men in their own words! This account of their arrival in Judea, their meeting of Christ, and their departure to return to Persia has been preserved for about 2,000 years!
For the full text of this flyer with the additional information below is available as a free PDF and ready to be downloaded, printed, and read. Please click here for the regular print or large print versions of the PDF.
Sextus Julius Africanus (160-240 AD) was one of several ancient Christian authors to uphold that Christ was conceived and crucified on March 25th (in different years of course), and was born on December 25th. It is likely that Christ was born in December, and was visited by the wise men on his second birthday. See also the video on the Bethlehem Star (above) for additional evidence that the wise men arrived in Bethlehem on December 25th.
Two popular oppositions raised to the date of December 25th are worthy of note. First, December 25th was apparently the birthday celebration of the pagan Roman sun god. This December date, however, remained unassociated with the festival until 274 AD, long after Christ’s birth. Second, many Christians have opposed the idea of a winter advent because they assume it would have been too cold for the shepherds to be watching their flocks by night. Bethlehem averages around 44°F (7°C) in December at night and was not too cold for sheep or shepherds in the first century, or today. There was also a tower mentioned in the Bible and ancient history called Migdal Edar in which shepherds stayed so they could watch more comfortably and effectively. You can check the current weather in Bethlehem in the Bonus Content below!
You may think, “There are way too many Christian elements in this account. It has to be a hoax”… Or does it? Have we ever really thought about the wise men? Why would powerful gentile dignitaries travel hundreds of miles to pay homage to a Jewish baby born to common parents? Why would they fall down and worship Him (Matthew 2:11), and give Him gifts to signify His royalty (gold), divinity (frankincense), and mortality (myrrh), if they were clueless about who He was and what He was there to do? Why should we be surprised if their account agrees with the Biblical one when they were written within a few decades of each other (see our page on the “Lost Books”)?
We highly recommend you get a copy of Ken Johnson’s books (above) as well as his “Ancient Post Flood History” and “The Ancient Testaments of the Patriarchs“. Ken demonstrates that the majority of truths contained in the Bible have been known for thousands of years through ancient Hebrew documents, some ancient Gentile documents, and prophecies throughout all of history.
We do not feel that the honor the wise men paid Mary can in any way justify the excessive, superstitious, unscriptural reverence, and outright worship shown to her by Roman Catholics today (see our page on Catholicism). The Bible agrees with the fact that Mary was a virgin “till after she had brought forth her firstborn son” (Matthew 1:25) and was not a perpetual virgin as Roman Catholicism teaches. The Bible also agrees with the statement of the wise men that she was indeed blessed beyond all queens (Luke 1:28 and 42, “blessed art thou among women”).
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Thank you, and may God’s peace and joy fill your lives this Christmas!
There is considerable debate about whether we should celebrate Christmas due to pagan elements such as mistletoe, Santa, etc. My personal thought is that the day of December 25th is not Christian or pagan. It is just one more day out of 365 that the devil is trying to steal from God. Knowing what to practice and what to ignore this year will take biblical discernment. Please consider this a challenge, do your own research, come to your own conclusions, and contact us if we can be of any help.
- Inspiring Philosophy: Christmas Is Not Pagan Part 1 (Scripture)
- Christmas Is Not Pagan Part 2 (History)
- Christmas: Fact-Checking the History Channel (LIVE with InspiringPhilosophy)
- Brotha J Vs Inspiring Philosophy: Is Christmas Pagan? EP#68
- Does Christmas have Pagan Roots? – Michael (of InspiringPhilosophy) vs Ocean Keltoi
- Bill Schnoebelene: CHRISTMAS TREES Are They PAGAN? (Jeremiah 10 is obviously about an idol with a mouth, ears, hands, and legs, not a Christmas tree.)
- YULE BE SORRY! Satanism’s Bloodiest Season – PRAYER ALERT! (Bill talks about things in this video that are probably best not for children to listen to. Not good news, but we should be aware of this. Stay safe!)
- The article “Chapter III: Against Profane Christ-mass Keeping” gives us an American Puritan perspective from the 1800s. It is however incorrect to say that the early church did not celebrate Christ’s birthday (see Johnson). Brother Joey Faust provided this link to give perspective on why Christmas was once banned in New England.
Here are some extra videos we hope you enjoy:
- Cat Plays Piano for Homeless Dogs (Allow the adorable cat Prince Michael to warm your heart in this humorous video!)
If you were a shepherd, would you be watching over your flock? Click here to check the current weather in Bethlehem and send us an email telling us if you would be out guarding your sheep!
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