ALL ABOUT “CHRISTMAS”
2000 B.C.E. to 2010 C.E.
~The Father YAHWEH (a.k.a. The “LORD God” of Israel) foretold that from the “seed” of woman would come the Savior of all mankind, and by this seed “the Serpent” would be destroyed.
|~Genesis 3:15 “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; it shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.”|
After the flood, when the human race was centralized on the plains of Babylon, hasatan sought to turn men away from YHWH’s plan of redemption by producing a counterfeit Messiah. Hasatan found an ambitious woman named Semeramis, the widow of Nimrod, “the mighty hunter before YHWH” Genesis 10:9 who had met with a violent death. Nimrod had been deified as the deliverer from the menace of wild animals. His wife, seeking to perpetuate his worship and also with designs to retain the power of the kingdom, deceived people into believing that through a miraculous conception she had given birth to a son called Tammuz, purported to be the reincarnation of Nimrod. Here began at 2000 B.C.E. hasatan’s counterfeit to the promised “Seed“. Semeramis with her illegitimate son was thenceforth worshipped as “mother of god” (Madonna) or “the queen of heaven.” Thus originated the ancient Babylonian mystery religion, the fountainhead of all idolatry. Every idol whether it is mentioned in the Holy Scriptures or in Mythology, can be traced to this source.
Alexander Hislop, in his monumental work “The Two Babylons”, has shown that papal worship is none other than the worship of Nimrod and his wife, disguised in a garb of Christianity. Concerning the Christmas festival Hislop writes:
“That Christmas was originally a pagan festival is beyond all doubt. The time of the year, the ceremonies with which it is celebrated, prove its origin. In Egypt, the son of Isis, the Egyptian title for the queen of heaven, was born at this very time, about the time of the winter solstice. The very name by which Christmas is popularly known among ourselves– Yule day– proves at once its pagan and Babylonian origin. “Yule” is the Chaldee name for “infant,” or “little child”; and as the 25th of December was called by our pagan Anglo-Saxon ancestors “Yule-day” or “the child’s day”, and the night that preceded it, “Mother night”, long before they came in contact with Christianity, that sufficiently proves its real character. Far and wide in the realms of paganism was this birthday observed.” The Two Babylons; Alexander Hislop p.93
It can be clearly demonstrated from Scripture that Yeshua Mashiyach was not born in the winter, but during the Fall Feasts. Since YHWH has in no way authorized the celebration of Christmas or even Birthdays, so who induced Christians to do so? As early as the first century Apostle Paul rebuked Gentile followers of Mashiyach for attempting to incorporate paganism into the True Faith.
|~Galatians 4:8-11 “Howbeit then, when you knew not Elohim, you did service unto them which by nature are no gods. But now, after that you have known Elohim, or rather are known of Elohim, how turn you again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto you desire again to be in bondage? You observe days, and months, and times, and years. I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.”|
Paul’s letter was not heeded by the Church, in the year 230 C.E. the Christian “Church Father” Tertullian wrote:
“By us [Gentile Christians] who are strangers to (Jewish) Sabbaths, and new moons, and festivals, once acceptable to G-d, the Saturnalia, the feasts of January, the Brumalia, and Matronalia are now frequented, with gifts being carried to and fro.”
Tammuz was worshipped as god incarnate, which implied that he was an incarnation of the “Lord of the heavens,” since the sun begins to grow stronger after 25th of December, this date came to be known as the rebirth of Nimrod and of the Sun. In ancient Rome this day was known as “Natalis Invicti Solis“, the birthday of the unconquered sun. Lights were kindled then to burn until the 6th of January (Epiphany). The week long feast of Saturnalia, was held at the time of the winter solstice, accompanied with much merrymaking, wild revelry and debauchery. In an effort to obtain more converts to Roman Catholicism it was policy for the papacy to amalgamate heathen festivals with Christendom. Pope Gregory wrote to Augustine the first missionary to the British Isles (C.E. 597):
“Do not destroy the temples of the English gods; change them to Christian churches. Do not forbid the “harmless” customs which have been associated with the old religions; consecrate them to Christian use.”
Sir James Fraser in “The Golden Bough” writes:
“Thus it appears that the Christian Church chose to celebrate the birthday of its founder on the 25th of December in order to transfer the devotion of the heathen from the sun to him who was called the Sun of Righteousness. If that was so, there can be no intrinsic improbability in the conjecture that motives of the same sort may have led the ecclesiastical authorities to assimilate the Easter festival of the death and resurrection of their Lord to the festival of the death and resurrection of another Asiatic god which fell in the same season.”
The name “Christmas” first appeared around 450 C.E. when Pope Julius decreed that all Catholics must celebrate the birthday of Christ at the same time that the heathen were celebrating the pagan Saturnalia feast. It was designated as “Christe-masse“, or Christ’s mass.
Sadly, there are precious few true Christians who know that the origin of the “Christmas tree” is from Babylon mystery religion, many believe the tree originated among Christians in Europe. But there are even more precious few Christians who know better and who speak out to warn others against the dangers of sentimental agreements with paganism. The decorated tree represents Tammuz (which also means a sprout) hasatan’s counterfeit of “The Branch“. (Hebrew: NETZER; a shoot; or a sprout) The Mashiyach was prophetically called “The Root out of dry ground” Isaiah 11:1; 53:2; Jeremiah 23:5; Zechariah 6:12 “Behold the man whose name is The Branch“. Ancient coins have been found picturing a tree stump which represented dead Nimrod and a small tree growing nearby which represented Tammuz. The Egyptians used the palm tree; the Romans a pine tree. The “Xmass tree” as worshipped by idolatrous Israelites is described in Jeremiah 10. Mistletoe and holly figured prominently in the early Anglo-Saxon and Druidic tree worship.
|~Jeremiah 10:1-5 “Hear ye the word which YHWH speaks to you, O house of Israel: Thus says YHWH, learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cuts a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not. They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.”|
Clearly Jeremiah records a vivid depiction of a tree that is cut down from the forest, erected and decorated for a religious celebration. Ezekiel shows how YHWH’s people sorely grieved Him by adopting the “imagery” of Tammuz which now has become the decorated Christmas tree.
|~Ezekiel 8:11-14 “Then said He unto me, Son of man, have you seen what the ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery? For they say, “YHWH does not see us; YHWH has forsaken the earth.” He said also unto me, turn yet again, and you shall see greater abominations that they do. Then He brought me to the door of the gate of YHWH’S house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz.”|
Part of Tammuz worship was to place golden balls on the tree which were representative of the testicles of Tammuz, as he was also considered a god of sex. The women were weeping because his prostitution services were no longer available. The whole hearted believer will not contribute to the perpetuation of Christmas by observing it in any manner; he or she will withdraw in horror from all pagan-born celebrations revered by a world that attempted to slay the infant Messiah with Herod’s sword. The blood of baby boys born in Bethlehem cries out against the diabolical hatred toward the infant Saviour whom the world hated. The Mashiyach was crucified by those how had a diabolical hatred for the Way of Righteousness. The world is now racing towards the fulfillment of Revelations 11:10 when YHWH’s two witnesses shall be slain and “they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them and make merry and shall send gifts to one another.“
Dear friends, heed the words of Apostle Paul, a man of TRUTH!
|~Ephesians 5:11 “Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.”|
The birth of “Jesus” is remembered each year but the Name of Yeshua Mashiyach, the Kingdom of Elohim and His Righteous Torah are a contemptuous infamy for the lukewarm religious. The Torah reminds us:
|~Exodus 23:2 “You shall not follow a multitude to do evil”|
Yeshua Mashiyach said:
|Luke 16:15 “That which is highly esteemed among men is abominable in the sight of Elohim“|
Apostle Paul writes:
|Romans 12:2 “Be ye not conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may know what is that good and acceptable and wholehearted will of Elohim.“|
Please pass this message along to your family, friends whether they be Christian, Jewish, Believers or non-Believers, we have an obligation to love each other and warn each other. Delving into pagan rituals is NOT a light matter, regardless of one’s “intentions”!
YHWH be with you,
Baruch Ben Daniel
The Three Magi
Some Christians posture that the story of the Magosi or Magi is either an insertion in Scripture or that the Magi were pagans. The Magi refers to the astrologers/astronomers who were originally taught by Daniel the Prophet about the coming of Mashiyach. These men are neither sorcerers nor Pagans, but Fearers of Elohim who were patiently awaiting the coming of Mashiyach. What the Babylonians learned through Daniel was becoming a reality, they had traveled to bear witness of Mashiyach’s birth and bring the good news back to their homeland.
One of the titles of the Mashiyach.
Bar enosh, like Hebrew ben adam, can also mean
“Son of man,” or simply “man.” Daniel 7:13, 14.)
The History Channel: Christmas unWrapped – The History of Christmas
(The video contains modern European history showing how
Christo-Paganism adopted European “winter festivities.”)