Holidays

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This page is going to examine the claims of many that the holidays celebrated by Christians are rooted in the customs and beliefs of paganism (heathens/Mystery Babylon etc.).  This area of study and focus is very dangerous to the spiritual condition of believers and needs to be addressed.  I myself fell into this trap many years ago and it has taken me a long time to wake up to the errors and falsehood I was believing and teaching.

Most, if not all, of the claims of Christian holidays being rooted in paganism are erroneous.  Some are outright lies, some are half-truths but the result of bearing false witness is still seen. These lies are dividing the body of Christ and are abominable in the eyes of God.

Pro 6:16  These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
Pro 6:17  A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
Pro 6:18  An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
Pro 6:19  A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

I believe most who believe and teach these things, like myself in the past, are sincere people seeking the truth who have been misled by men of cunning craftiness (Ephesians 4:14).  I hope to share some things I’ve learned which have helped me see more clearly the errors of those who claim Christian doctrine is “pagan” and hopefully edify the body of Christ in so doing.

This page will be dedicated to the subject of holidays celebrated by Christians in light of the Word of God, history and the teachings of the early Church.

 

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – Examine Yourself

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – Pagan Christianity?

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – Alexander Hislop

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – Ralph Woodrow

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – Pagan Parallels

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – Church Fathers & Paganism

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – Constantine

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – Origins of Christian Holidays

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New Year’s

 

Daily Tidbits 12/30/11 – Shadows of Messiah: New Year’s

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Epiphany

Daily Tidbits 1/6/12 – Epiphany

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Groundhog’s Day

 

Daily Tidbits 2/2 – Shadows of Messiah: Groundhog’s Day

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Valentine’s Day

 

Daily Tidbits 2/14 – Shadow of Messiah – Valentine’s Day

Shadow of Messiah – Valentine’s Day 

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Lent

 

Daily Tidbits 2/24 – Shadows of Messiah: Lent

Shadows of Messiah – Lent

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St. Patrick’s Day

 

Daily Tidbits 3/17 – Shadows of Messiah: St. Patrick’s Day

Shadows of Messiah – St. Patrick’s Day

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Annunciation

 

Daily Tidbits 3/25 – Annunciation

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Easter

 

Daily Tidbits 4/13/14 – Palm Sunday

Daily Tidbits 4/8 – Shadows of Messiah: Easter

Shadows of Messiah – Easter

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – Easter & Paganism?

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – Easter Eggs

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – Easter Lily

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – Easter Bunny

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – Resurrection Celebration

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Christmas

Christmas 2016

In Defense of Christmas

Christmas & Herbert Armstrong

Christmas and the Bible

Christmas – Little Guy in the Eye

December 25th

YES! Evidence Indicates Jesus Really Was Born Dec. 25th – Kurt Simmons

“Unto You is Born this Day” – Kurt Simmons

John the Baptist Six Months Older than our Lord – Kurt Simmons

The Nativity of Christ & Death of Herod the Great – Kurt Simmons

Star of Bethlehem or Nazareth? – Kurt Simmons

Objections to Christmas and the Dec. 25th Birth of Christ Answered – Kurt Simmons

Refutation of Ernest Martin’s “The Star that Astonished the World” – Kurt Simmons

Dating the Birth of Jesus of Nazareth – Michal E. Hunt

How December 25 Became Christmas – Biblical Archaeology Society

Calculating Christmas: The Story Behind December 25 – William J. Tighe

Christmas – Throwback Christianity

December 25th & Paganism

Is Christmas Lawful, or Is It Pagan? – Kurt Simmons

Presbyterian & Puritanial Curmudeons and the War Against Christmas – Kurt Simmons

Christmas Was Never a Pagan Holiday – Marian T. Horvat

Is Christmas Really a Pagan Holiday? – Come Reason Ministries

Christmas: Pagan Festival or Christian Celebration? – Dr. Anthony McRoy

Christmas Trees & Jeremiah 10

Christmas Trees & the Bible

On Nimrod and Christmas Trees – “As Bereans Did”

Christmas Gifts

 

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – Christmas & Paganism?

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – Christmas Trees

Winter Holidays  (Christmas & Hanukkah)

Winter Holidays – Expanded  (Christmas & Hanukkah)

Daily Tidbits 12/25/11 – Shadows of Messiah: Christmas

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Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays part 1

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays part 2

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – The Law & Holidays

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – Change in Law

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – The Law of Christ

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – A New Commandment

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – God Changes Times and Seasons

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – Binding & Loosing

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – Establishing the Law

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – Fulfillment of the Law

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays –  Receiving One Another

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays –  The Lord’s Day

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – Love Bears All Things

Hebrew Roots of Christian Holidays – History

 

For more on the subject of holidays, from the holy days during Biblical times to the holidays of other religions and how they display Shadows of Messiah see:

Shadows of Messiah – Holidays