Where Did Christmas Come From?

The festivals of Rome are innumerable; but one of the most important may be singled out for investigation -- Christmas. How is it that this festival was connected with December 25th? There is no word in the Bible about the precise day of Yeshua's birth. What is recorded in the Scriptures clearly implies that whenever his birth was, it could not have been on December 25th.

Indeed, it is admitted by most scholars that the day of Yeshua's birth cannot be determined, and that within the New Testament Church of YEHOVAH no such festival was ever heard of until the third century when the influence of the Roman Catholic Church overtook nominal Christians. In fact, it was not until the latter part of the fourth century that Christmas gained wide acceptance.

How, then, did the Roman Catholic Church fix on December 25th as Christmas day? Long before the fourth century -- and long before the Christian era itself -- a festival was celebrated among the heathen -- at that precise time of the year. This celebration was in honor of the birth of the son of the Babylonian queen of heaven, and in order to conciliate the heathen and swell the ranks of the nominal adherents of Christianity, this heathen festival was adopted by the Catholic Church -- giving it only the name of the Messiah

Upright men tried to stem the tide, but in spite of their efforts the apostacy went on until the Church, with the exception of a small remnant, was submerged under this pagan superstition. That Christmas was originally a pagan custom, is beyond all doubt. YEHOVAH God warns us in the Bible not to observe the festivals of the heathen -- will you obey Him? -- JDK.