No, this is another lie in the Christian churches and many believers know of this lie but do not talk about it for one reason or another but many believers are confused or just do not know the truth of the matter. Let us now go to the Scriptures and see what we can find out about the time the birth of Messiah had taken place.
And she bore her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because they had no place were they could lodge. And there were shepherds in that field who were abiding there and keeping watch over their ewes. (HRV Luke 2:7-8)
And she gave birth to her first-born Son, and wrapped Him up, and laid Him down in a feeding trough, because there was no room for them in the lodging place. And in the same country there were shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flocks by night. (ISR Luke 2:7-8)
It is evident from this passage that the shepherds were still out in the fields which means that this event had taken place no later than early November as this was the time of year that the shepherds returned with their flocks from the fields. The simple fact that this statement has nothing to do with the event itself shows us that our Creator in his perfect wisdom mentioned this fact to make sure we knew when this event took place as if He knew there were to be an attempt by HaSatan to deceive us.
We know from reading the Scripture that all of the Messianic Feasts have two meanings; the first as a remembrance of things that had happened, and second as foreshadows of things that would come. It makes sense that the Messiah would be born during one of the seven Feasts and even more likely that it would also be on a High Sabbath (Annual Sabbath). Lets take a look at the Scripture to see if we get any hints as to when Messiah might have been born.
And the Word was became flesh and dwelt with us and we saw his glory, as the glory of the only begotten who is from the father, who is full of grace and truth. (HRV John 1:14)
And the Word became flesh and pitched His tent among us, and we saw His esteem, esteem as of an only brought-forth of a father, complete in favour and truth. (ISR Yohanan 1:14)
The big self evident clue here is "pitched His tent" being as part of celebrating the Feast of Sukkot aka Feast of Tabernacles is to go into the wilderness and pitch a tent (sukkot). What a foreshadow that was! He fulfilled the Feast and did indeed pitched His tent (sukkot) and tabernacled among us.
I am a firm believer that our Creator always backs up what He says and that no doctrine should rest on a single statement and I also understand that this statement may be a bit ambiguous to someone who does not know Torah. Let us now go to the time when the Messiah had his Mikveh (baptism) and see if we can find out when He was born.
And Yeshua was about thirty years old... (HRV Luke 3:23)
And when Y'shua Himself was about thirty years of age... (ISR Luke 3:23)
This reading indicates that at the time of His Mikveh (baptism) He was about thirty years old but not quite thirty yet, that His birthday would be very soon. We know from accounts in the other gospels that two weeks later the Messiah went to Jerusalem for the Feast of Tabernacles, It makes perfect sense that this would be the correct time of His birth from the accounts in the Scripture and all this is not figuring in the astronomical calculations that also indicate that the time that the chaledians reached Bethlehem by following the northern star would have been early fall.
We all know that HaSatan is the father of lies, so if Christmas is a lie and Satan is the father of lies then Christmas is of HaSatan. We also know that Christmas was celebrated by pagans long before the Messiah was even conceived by this passage in Scripture.
Thus says YHWH: Learn not the way of the nations, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the nations are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vanity; for it is but a tree which one cuts 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. (HRV Jeremiah 10:2-4)
Thus said YaHuWaH, "Do not learn the way of the gentiles, and do not be awed by the signs of the heavens, for the gentiles are awed at them. "For the prescribed customs of these peoples are worthless, for one cuts a tree from the forest, work for the hands of a craftsman with a cutting tool. They adorn it with silver and gold, they fasten it with nails and hammers so that it will not topple. (ISR Yirmeyahu 10:2-4)
This is clear to most of us that this passage is obviously refering to putting up a Christmas tree for Christmas. But I know that some just can not accept the fact that this passage is refering to Christmas. If it wasn't for the fact that they were also baking Christmas cookies and even leaving milk out for Santa back then, it might not have been so clear to even those who are blind.
The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke Me. (HRV Jeremiah 7:18)
"The children are gathering wood, the fathers are lighting the fire, and the women are kneading their dough, to make cakes for the sovereigness of the heavens, and to pour out drink offerings to other mighty ones, to provoke Me. (ISR Yirmeyahu 7:18)
Legend has it that Christmas started with the sun worshipers in the time of Nimrod, the man who supervised the building of the tower of Babel. Thousands of years before Yahshua was born, the heathen in every country observed December 25th as the birthday of a god who was called the sun-god. Semiramis, the widow of Nimrod, was his mother. She claimed to be the queen of heaven. And she had a son who was supposed to have been born on December 25th; his name was Tammuz. According to all the heathen religions of that time, Tammuz had a miraculous birth; and for centuries his birthday was celebrated with feasts, revelry and drunken orgies. The heathen celebrated Tammuz's birthday according to the very example he set for them. He was the world's greatest lover of women, strong drink, dirty jokes and other sensual fun. It is said that he loved everybody and everybody loved him. And it was on December 25th that the pagan religion celebrated the birthday of Tammuz, the sun-god. There is also a tie in with easter in that the easter eggs that were dyed in the blood of the sacrificed infants hatched December 25th, how convenient!
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