Well, it depends on the individual’s interpretation of the term Christian, I suppose…
If, by the term Christian, one is referring to a Catholic, or Protestant; one who goes to their denominational church house on a regular basis, and whose beliefs and practices are based upon the traditions and teachings of that denomination; then, yes, that person, being a part of that religious system to which Jesus refers in the scripture as “MYSTERY, BABYLON, MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH”, would consider Christmas to be a Christian observance.
If, however, by the term Christian, one is referring to a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ, whose beliefs and practices are based wholly upon the testimony and teaching of the scripture; then, no, that person must necessarily reject the Christmas tradition, and all things associated with it, as it is purely Roman in tradition and origin, completely pagan, with no basis in the scripture whatsoever.
Let us hear what the LORD says in his word about the pagan traditions of the heathen, and how he would have his people to regard those things…
“Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen…for the CUSTOMS of the people are vain”
“And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them;and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters,saith the Lord Almighty.” (2 Corinthians 6:16-18)
Now, let us examine briefly the teaching of Christmas. Since we cannot teach it from the Bible (because it is not there), we must get our information from secular history.
[Information in brackets is added for clarification.]
RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS AND CALENDARS – AN ENCYCLOPAEDIC HANDBOOK, 1993Christmas Day
Christmas is the day on which Christians [Catholics, actually] celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. The Roman Catholic Church designates it as a day of holy obligation on which members of the Church must attend services.
Originally, the birth of Jesus was commemorated in the East on the Feast of Epiphany (January 6) but by 354, the Christmas Feast had taken hold in the West and was observed on December 25. Since the fifth century, most Eastern Orthodox Churches have celebrated the Nativity on December 25; however, some Eastern congregations, called “Old Calendarists,” still use the Julian calendar and honor the birth of Christ thirteen days later, on January 7. The Armenian Church continues to celebrate “Old Christmas” on January 6. As with many traditions surrounding Christmas, the selection of December 25 as a commemoration of Jesus’ birthday may be an example of the blending of Christian ideas and the pagan traditions they replaced. December 25 was the date of the Mithric observance of the “Birthday of the Invincible Sun.” This also coincided with Saturnalia and the Winter solstice during the period when Mithraism was practiced in Rome. Since the day was already being kept as a holiday, Christians may have adjusted the symbolism of the day, declaring it the birthday of their “Invincible Son.” According to events in the Gospel of Matthew, the date of Jesus’ birth may actually have taken place much earlier in the year. The word “Christmas” means “the mass of Christ,” and originated in the 11th century as a name for this feast. It was one of the most popular and universally celebrated holidays in Europe during the Middle Ages. During the Reformation, however, the celebration of Christmas began to decline in importance. Reformers engaged in complex doctrinal arguments in an attempt to prove the celebration of Christmas was unscriptural.
Christ-Mass has nothing to do with the Lord Jesus Christ. It was invented centuries after his resurrection, and after his church began. He never mentioned anything about it, nor did his holy apostles, whom he sent into the world to preach the gospel.In some countries, the Protestant reforms brought about a ban of Christmas celebrations. By the time of the Restoration in 1660, however, the celebration of Christmas as a much more secular holiday was revived in these countries. In New England, Christmas remained outlawed until the mid-nineteenth century, and in Boston classes were held in the public schools on Christmas Day until 1870, with pupils who missed school that day being punished or dismissed. The mass
immigration of Irish Catholics to New England brought about the reinstitution of Christmas celebrations.
“Christmas”, THE WORLD BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIA, Vol. 3, “C-Ch”, 1997
“The first mention of December 25 as the birth date of Jesus occurred in A.D. 336 in an early Roman calendar. The celebration of this day as Jesus’ birth date was probably influenced by pagan [unchristian] festivals held at that time. The ancient Romans held year-end celebrations to honor Saturn, their harvest god; and Mithras, the [sic] god of light… As part of all these celebrations, the people prepared special foods, decorated their homes with greenery, and joined in singing and gift giving. These customs gradually became part of the Christmas celebration.” “In the late 300’s, [Roman] Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire… The popularity of Christmas grew until the Reformation, a religious movement of the 1500’s. This movement gave birth to Protestantism. During the Reformation, many Christians began to consider Christmas a pagan celebration because it included nonreligious [unbiblical] customs. During the 1600’s, because of these feelings, Christmas was outlawed in England and in parts of the English colonies in America.”
“Christmas”, COLLIER’S ENCYCLOPEDIA, Vol. 6, 1992
“… The suppression of the Mass during the Reformation led to a sharp change in the observance of Christmas in some countries. In England, the Puritans condemned the celebration and, from 1642 to 1652, issued a series of ordinances forbidding all church services and festivities. This feeling was carried over to America by the Pilgrims and it was not until the nineteenth-century wave of Irish and German immigration that enthusiasm for the feast began to spread throughout the country. Objections were swept aside and the old traditions revived among Protestants as well as Catholics.
“THE YULE LOG”
The custom of burning the Juul (pronounced yool) came from the Norse and Anglo-Saxons. They burned a huge oak log once a year to honor Thor, the god of thunder. After the Norse became Christians [Catholics, actually], they made the yule log an important part of their Christmas ceremonies. The Scandinavians adopted the word yule to mean Christmas. In Lithuania, the word for Christmas actually means log evening. The yule log became equally important in England. The English considered it good luck to keep an unburned part of the log to light next year’s yule log.
We can see by these authoritative accounts of secular history several things…
First of all, Christmas is the MASS of CHRIST. This should be enough right here to dissuade any Bible believing Christian from having anything to do with the Christmas tradition! The MASS is an idolatrous perversion of the Biblical ordinance of the Lord’s Supper.
The Christmas festival [I do not call it a “holiday”, because it is not holy] is centered around the act of millions of deceived, freezing Catholic people gathered outside in Rome (…that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth–Revelation 17:18) to hear the Pope give the midnight mass. There are a few things which need to be observed here from the scripture:
1) “Pope” means “Father”, and the Catholic people are taught to refer to their Pope as “Holy Father”.
The term “Holy Father” is used only once in the Bible, in John 17:11, when the Lord Jesus Christ was referring to GOD ALMIGHTY!
Jesus also said himself in Matthew 23:9, “And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.”
2)This “high mass” is always held in the middle of the night, which is further evidence of the dark nature of its purpose…as it is written, “Ye are all children of light, and children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.” (1 Thessalonians 5:5)
3)The mass in itself, no matter what time of the day or night, is an abomination to the true God, because it is a mockery of his sacrifice on Calvary of his Son, Jesus Christ, who died once for all to take away the sins of the world!
So, the very center of the Christmas festival is an abominable, blasphemous pagan ritual, carried out in the darkness of the night, executed by a man who usurps the title of God Almighty to himself. Does that sound like anything a Christian should be a partaker of?
…No wonder the “Christmas spirit” (which is Satan!) can only manifest drunkenness, frivolity, greed, lustfulness, and all the other ungodly things that go along with the traditions of the Christ Mass…because it has not now, nor ever did have, anything whatever to do with Jesus Christ, or his church!
But, just like every other teaching of the Roman Catholic Church, it is wholly pagan, a festival which was once practiced by the pagan Romans to worship gods that are no gods, which was brought into the false bride, the Roman Catholic Church, and was blasphemously given the name of Christ.
And no marvel: for they did the same thing with their pagan statue gods like Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, etc… when they moved them into a new cathedral and called them Peter, Paul, Jude, and Mary instead!
The Mass is a Catholic abomination wherein the Lord’s supper is perverted into an “unbloody sacrifice”, by which Catholics believe they are “receiving Christ” and getting their sins forgiven by the so-called “sacrifice of the Mass”. Their false Jesus is being sacrificed every week on the altar of the Roman whore.
And THAT is the Mass that YOU are partaking in when you involve yourself in the pagan rituals and traditions of the Christ-Mass, which was NEVER given by God to his people, and in fact the rituals thereof are mentioned in the Bible as an ABOMINATION, and God has commanded his people NOT to be a partaker of the customs of the heathen!
(Leviticus 18:3, 20:23, Jeremiah 10:1-5, Revelation 18:4, 5)
The festival you are actually celebrating when you partake of the tradition of Christmas is called “Saturnalia”. It is aPAGAN festival to honor a Roman god called Saturn (which is no god at all). Like many other pagan rituals, it was adopted by the Roman whore, and the names of the pagan deities and customs were changed to make it seem as though it were Christian. But it is NOT.
It has nothing whatever to do with Christianity, or with Jesus Christ! It is the celebration of a FALSE deity (Saturn) invented by a FALSE church (Catholic), and those who partake of the abomination of the Mass are…
…eating and drinking damnation to themselves, and to their children, to the third and fourth generation!
1 Corinthians 11:23-32, Deuteronomy 5:7-9
The very heart of this festival is the abominable ritual of the midnight Mass in Rome, where multitudes of the deceived gather to partake of the pagan rite of the Roman whore, eating and drinking damnation to themselves and their generations, and cursing their own souls by their disobedience to the God of the Bible!
THAT is what you are celebrating, if you observe the Christmas festival!
NOT THE BIRTH OF JESUS CHRIST…
BUT THE DEATH OF YOUR SOUL,
AND OF YOUR SEED!
Christians, come out of the dark ages, and from the filth of Babylon, that Roman Whore who deceives the whole world, and be washed with water by the word of God!
“Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.” 1 Corinthians 10:21
Many would say to me, “But brother, God knows my heart, and he knows that when I celebrate Christmas, I do it to honour him and the birth of his Son Jesus Christ…”.
Well, foolish disciple…let me put it to you in a fool’s terms then…
Suppose someone came to you, “Christian”, and said, “Hey, you know what? Jesus Christ is the Morning Star, right? Well, here’s what we’re gonna do… We’re gonna paint a big star on the ground to represent Christ. Then, since God sits on the circle of the earth, we’re gonna paint a big circle around the star. Yeah… Then, since Jesus is the Light of the world, we’re gonna light candles and put them all around the circle. That will represent Jesus being a light to all the world. Won’t that be great? Then we’re gonna sit in the middle of the star and pray. God will love that, won’t he? It’s all about him, right? He will be so pleased!”
Foolish one, if you did that, who would you be worshiping? Satan! And so you are when you run after the pagan traditions of the Mass of Christ, which God NEVER commanded, but were given by the advice of devils!
Yes, God does know your heart, foolish child! That is why he has sent forth his word, to divide between the foolish and the wise; between those who love him and those who just pretend to.
“He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me.” (John 14:21)
“He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.”
(1 John 2:4)
Friend, the real proof of whether or not you know God is in whether or not you obey his word, not in how religious you seem to the world. Remember that friendship with the world is enmity with God. (James 4:4)
And when you really serve Jesus, the world will hate you. (John 15:18-21)
Stand up for Jesus, like the puritans did when they first arrived here to build this great nation of America, when they OUTLAWED the Christ Mass, because it is a part of the false religious system which is the enemy of Jesus Christ and of his church, and they knew it, and hated it, even as God commanded his people to cleave to that which is good, and abhor that which is evil!
Come out of that Whore, Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of the denominations and religious organizations of men, and worship the Father in Spirit and in truth, and live! Touch not the unclean thing, and God will receive you.
Or, continue to commit adultery with her, and he will cast you and her together into great tribulation! (Revelation 2:22)
Christians do not observe Christmas!
You are either Christian or Catholic.
You cannot be both.
You must decide.
Will you obey God’s word and inherit his eternal kingdom?
Or will you follow the blind masses into the ditch and perish in hell forever?
Will you worship God according to his way?
Or will you decide to do it your way like your forefather Cain?
Which seed are you of, friend?
The decision you make right now, and for the rest of your life, will make that known…