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Let Me Ruin Your Holidays

Jesus was not born on Christmas and he was not risen from the dead on Easter.

Saturnalia, Brumalia, and Easter

Before the Roman Catholic Church converted to Christianity, the pagans were celebrating Saturnalia, Brumalia, and Easter. Even the secular world knows about the pagan origin of these holidays.

Saturnalia occurred at December 17th. It eventually was a festival that lasted 7 days. Brumalia occured on December 25th, winter equinox, the shortest day of the year.

More can be found at

Saturnalia
https://www.history.com/topics/saturnalia

Saturnalia
https://www.ancient-origins.net/saturnalia

Celebrating Saturnalia
https://www.thoughtco.com/about-celebrating-saturnalia-2562994

Winter Holidays Celebrating the Solstice
https://www.thoughtco.com/winter-holidays-celebrating-the-solstice-121472

The Busy Romans Needed a Mid-Winter Break Too ... and it Lasted for 24 days
https://www.ancient-origins.net/history-ancient-traditions/busy-romans-needed-mid-winter-break-too-and-it-lasted-24-days-007233

The Real Meaning Behind Christmas
https://thetruthandlight.wordpress.com/tag/saturnalia/

"ITS ORIGIN AND FOUNDATIONAL ROOTS"
http://jesus-is-lord.com/origin.htm

CHRISTMAS OR THE SATURNALIA?
http://abaptistvoice.com/English/Articles/Holydays/ChristmasOrTheSaturnalia.htm

Easter occurs the first Sunday after daylight is longer than nighttime. Easter sunrise service is the worship of the sun.

More can be found at

The Ancient Pagan Origins of Easter
https://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends/ancient-pagan-origins-easter-001571

The Pagan Origin Of Easter
http://www.lasttrumpetministries.org/tracts/tract1.html

Is Easter a Christian or Pagan Holiday?
https://www.thoughtco.com/is-easter-a-christian-or-pagan-holiday-249845

Where did "Easter" get its name? Where did the concept of an Easter egg and bunny originate?
http://www.watchmenministry.org/pdfs/The_American_Holiday/Easter.pdf

Pagan items

After the Roman Catholic Church converted to Christianity, the church replaced Brumalia with Christmas ("Christ mass") and introduced the fairy tale that Jesus was born on Christmas and rose from the dead on Easter. That is why you see so much pagan stuffs during Christmas and Easter seasons.

Christmas pagan items:

Advent - pagan; Christians should NOT be honoring pagan holidays - name it something else.
Santa Claus - pagan; Christians should NOT be deceiving their children.
Christmas Tree - pagan; Christians should NOT have this idol in their home.
Yule's Log - pagan; Christians should NOT have this idol in their home.
Poinsettia - pagan; Christians should NOT have this idol in their home.
Wreath - pagan; Christians should NOT have this idol in their home.
Ivy and Holly - pagan; Christians should NOT have this idol in their home.
Mistletoe - pagan; Christians should NOT have this idol in their home.

Easter pagan items:

Lent - pagan; Christians should NOT be honoring pagan holidays - name it something else.
Maundy Thursday - pagan; Christians should NOT be honoring pagan holidays - name it something else.
Easter - pagan; Christians should NOT be honoring pagan holidays - name it something else.
Easter Bunny - pagan; Christians should NOT be involved with pagan activities.
Easter Egg - pagan; Christians should NOT be making/having this idol.
Easter Ham - pagan; Christians should NOT be eating this.
Holy Cross buns - pagan; Same recipe as cakes for the queen of heaven; Christians should NOT be eating this.

Celebrate birth or resurrection of Jesus or not?

Honoring the birth or resurrection of Jesus Christ on the wrong day is a Christian liberty issue. Questions to wrestle with are:
  1. Should one avoid pagan holidays completely as not to deceive others?
  2. Should one evangelize on pagan holidays - honoring the birth or resurrection of Jesus - with the risk of deceiving others? Will the Kingdom of God be larger or smaller? What is the long-term effect of honoring the birth or resurrection of Jesus on the wrong day?
Arguments for the first option can be found in

120 Reasons Against Christmas
http://www.letgodbetrue.com/bible/holidays/christmas.php

Should we Celebrate Christmas?
http://www.eliyah.com/paganexp.html

Should a Christian Get Out of Idolatry?
http://www.eaec.org/bibleanswers/christmas/christians_and_idolatry.htm

A Few Problems with Easter
http://www.letgodbetrue.com/bible/holidays/easter-problems.php

Easter and the Bible
https://asinaglass.wordpress.com/2014/03/14/easter-and-the-bible/

Debate between the two options can be found in

CHRISTIANIZING SECULAR CUSTOMS
http://www.familyministries.com/secular_customs.htm

If you choose the second option, then know

Share the truth about these pagan holidays

Christians, it is loving to watch your fellow saints indulge in idolatry? Do you desire them to be free of paganism? It is better confront them and be good in God's eye than to not "rock-the-boat" and be good in man's eyes. May Jesus give you the courage to speak the truth about Christmas and Easter to others.

I Jn 5:21 OOYLT
Little children, guard yourselves from the idols! Amen.





Raymond



Last modified on 9/19/18

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