Christmas & Eid-Milaad Festivals
Christmas Is Not Christian!
It Was A Pagan Feast.
Eid-Milaad Is Not Islamic!
It’s A Copy Of Christmas.
X-mas was accepted as a festival 400 years
after the death of Jesus. In the 5th century,
the Catholic Church officially adopted
it as a part of modern Christianity!
A similar festival was added to Islam,
on the same lines, by ignorant people
as ‘Eid-Milaad’, hundreds of years after
the death of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.)
Can you see the pattern of Devil?
(M. Javed Naseem)
What was the religion of Jesus Christ? It was certainly NOT Christianity. The word Christianity was invented by Greek translators and later on adopted by the English translators of the Gospel which was originally in Hebrew.
Jesus was a Muslim and practiced Islam. And what’s Islam? Islam is to surrender (or submit) to the Will of God; to believe in Oneness of God; His angels; His revelations (Books); His messengers (prophets); and the Day of Judgment. From that point of view, all Prophets were Muslims.
When Jesus, the son of Mary, introduced his religion, it was not called Christianity. Jesus and his followers were called the “Mouwahideen” or “Monotheists” (worshippers of One God). They were persecuted by the Jewish and Pagan rulers. A group of them took refuge in a cave and they became the “people of the cave”. The Quran talks about them as “Asshab-al-Kahf” in Surah al-Kahf. Their tomb or cave is in
The Greek gave Jesus the attribute ‘Christos’ (the anointed one) and started calling his followers ‘Christians’.
Why is Christmas more important than Jesus
and his teachings? Why is Eid-Milaad more
important than the commands of Allah and
the teachings of Muhammad (s.a.w.)? These
are money-making business events that were
started to keep people busy in merry festivals –
away from the real teachings of Jesus and
Muhammad (s.a.w.). People have been making
money in the name of God for millions of years,
one way or the other. That’s how Devil works!
CHRISTMAS is not Christian!
As a matter of fact it’s got nothing to do with Jesus Christ or Christianity. On the contrary, it is an anti-Christ, anti-God or anti-Lord tradition dating back to Nimrod or the period of Abraham (or even before?). It is a part (or ritual) of Pagan religion.
Since the whole affair is man-made, there is no reference to it in the Semitic religions and their holy Books/Scriptures. Christmas and its accessories (Santa Claus, red-nosed reindeer, mistletoe, holly wreath, tinsel-decorated tree, stockings full of gifts and candies, exchanging gifts, celebrating 25th of December, etc.) were added to Christianity three hundred years after the death of Jesus by those pagans who became believers and converted to Christianity. Most of them brought their pagan customs and rituals (or festivals) and ‘Christianized’ them as they did not want to abandon them. Later on, these customs/rituals were accepted by both Catholic and the
and became important part of
Christian faith. Protestant Churches
December 25th is NOT the birthday of Jesus, the true Christ! The apostles and early true Church never celebrated Christ’s birthday at ANY time. There is no command or instruction to celebrate it in the Bible – rather, the celebrating of birthdays is a pagan, not a Christian custom, believe it or not. Thus the ancient idolatrous “Chaldean Mysteries”, founded by the wife of Nimrod, have been handed down through the pagan religions under new Christian-sounding names.
The pagan and polytheists, converted to Christianity almost two thousands years ago, thought that their pagan customs, traditions and rituals were harmless, as thought by the Christians of today. What they did not realize that by adding pagan rituals to their Faith, they had made the Christianity look ridiculous as a religion. They have made it look like a joke, fun! They have made it almost a pagan religion while Jesus delivered God’s message to mankind to alleviate paganism. The nations of all Prophets had been doing the same thing to their Faith. That shows the strong influence Satan has over humans.
Let us separate the facts from fiction! The word ‘Christmas’ was derived from the ‘Mass of Christ’ (Christ-Mass) and was given to the world by the Roman Catholic Church. It has no connection with the Bible or the original Apostles of Jesus.
As a matter of fact ‘Christ’ was not even the name of Jesus. He was always called ‘Jesus, the son of Mary’. The Greek, while translating the Gospel from Hebrew, added an attribute ‘Christos’ (meaning ‘the anointed’) to Jesus, making it ‘Jesus, the anointed one’. The English translators, later on, made ‘Jesus Christ’ of it.
Here’s what Herbert W. Armstrong, a late Christian minister and the founder/publisher of ‘The Plain Truth’, says about Christmas:
The Plain Truth:
‘Since the celebration of Christmas has come to the world from the Roman Catholic Church, and has no authority but that of the Catholic Church, let us examine the Catholic Encyclopedia, 1911 edition, published by that church. Under the heading ‘Christmas’ you will find:
‘Christmas was NOT among the earliest festivals on the Church … the first evidence of the feast is from
Egypt. Pagan customs centering around the January calends
gravitated to Christmas.’
And in the same encyclopedia, under the heading ‘
Natal Day’, we find that
the early Catholic father, Origen, acknowledged this truth:
‘… In the Scriptures, no one is recorded to have kept a feast or held a great banquet on his birthday. It is only sinners (like Pharaoh and Herod) who made great rejoicings over the day in which they were born into this world.’
Encyclopedia Britannica, 1946 edition, has this:
‘Christmas (i.e., the Mass of Christ)… Christmas was not among the earliest festivals of the church… It was not instituted by Christ or the apostles, or by Bible authority. It was picked up afterward from paganism.’
The Encyclopedia Americana, 1944 edition, says: ‘Christmas … It was, according to many authorities, not celebrated in the first centuries of the Christian church, as the Christian usage in general was to celebrate the death of remarkable persons rather than their birth …’ (The ‘Communion’, which is instituted by New Testament Bible authority, is a memorial of the death of Christ). … A feast was established in memory of this event (Christ’s birth) in the 4th century. In the 5th century the Western Church ordered it to be celebrated forever on the Day of the Old Roman Feast of the Birth of Sol, as no certain knowledge of the day of Christ’s birth existed.’
These recognized historical authorities show that Christmas was not observed by Christians for the first three hundred years – a period longer than the entire history of the
United States as a nation! It got
into the Western or Roman Church by the 4th century A.D. It was not until the 5th
century that the Roman Church ordered it to be celebrated as an official
THE BIRTH OF JESUS:
Jesus was not even born in the winter season. When the Christ-child was born, “there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night” (Luke 2:8).
This never could have occurred in
in the month of December. The shepherds always brought their flocks from the
mountainsides and fields and corralled them not later than October 15, to
protect them from the cold, rainy season that followed that date. Notice that
the Bible itself proves in Song of Solomon 2:11 and Ezra 10:9, 13, that winter
was a rainy season not permitting shepherds to abide in open fields at night.
“It was an ancient custom among Jews of those days to send out their sheep to the fields and deserts about the Passover (early spring), and bring them home at commencement of the ‘first rain’, says the Adam Clarke Commentary (Vol. 5, page 370,
Any encyclopedia, or any other authority, will tell you that Christ was not born on December 25. The Catholic Encyclopedia frankly states this fact. The exact date of Jesus’ birth is entirely unknown, as all authorities acknowledge. But there is a strong indication in the scriptures that it was in the early fall – probably September – approximately six months after Passover.
CHURCH ACCEPTS PAGAN CUSTOM:
The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge explains in its article on ‘Christmas’: “How much the date of the festival depended upon the pagan Brumalia (Dec. 25) following the Saturnalia (Dec. 17-24), and celebrating the shortest day of the year and the ‘new sun’ … cannot be accurately determined. The pagan Saturnalia and Brumalia WERE TOO DEEPLY ENTRENCHED IN POPULAR CUSTOM TO BE SET ASIDE BY CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE … The pagan festival with its riot and merrymaking was so popular that Christians were glad of an excuse to continue its celebration with little change in spirit and manner. Christian preachers of the West and the
protested against the unseemly frivolity with which Christ’s birthday was
celebrated, while Christians of Mesopotamia ACCUSED THEIR WESTERN BRETHREN OF
IDOLATRY AND SUN WORSHIP FOR ADOPTING AS CHRISTIAN THIS PAGAN FESTIVAL.”
The Roman world had been pagan. Prior to the 4th century, Christians were few in number, though increasing, and were persecuted by the government and by pagans. But with the advent of
Constantine as emperor, who made his profession
of Christianity in the 4th century, placing Christianity on an equal footing
with paganism, people of the Roman world began to accept this now-popular
religion by the hundreds of thousands. But these people had grown up in pagan
customs, chief of which was this idolatrous festival of December 25. They
enjoyed it and did not want to give it up.
ADOPTING SON DAY (OR SUN DAY):
Sunday was actually the day of pagan sun worship. It was the birthday of Sun-god. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge explains how the recognition by Constantine of Sunday, which had been the day of pagan sun worship, and how the influence of the pagan Manichaeism, which identified the SON OF GOD with the physical SUN, gave these pagans of the 4th century, now turning over wholesale to ‘Christianity’, their excuse for calling their pagan-festival date of December 25 (birthday of the SUN-god), the birthday of the SON OF GOD.
‘And that is how ‘Christmas’ became fastened on our Western world’, says Armstrong. ‘We may call it by another name, but it’s the same old pagan sun-worshipping festival still. The only change is in what we call it. You can call a rabbit a lion, but it’s still a rabbit, just the same’, says Armstrong.
According to the Encyclopedia Britannica: ‘Certain Latins, as early as 354A.D., may have transferred the birthday from January 6 to December 25, which was then a Mithraic feast … or birthday of the Unconquered Sun … The Syrians and Armenians, who clung to January 6, accused the Romans of sun worship and idolatry, contending … that the feast of December 25, had been invented by disciples of Cerinthus …’
THE REAL ORIGIN:
We got Christmas from the Roman Catholics and they got it from paganism; but where did the pagans get it from?
The Christian publication ‘The Plain Truth’ claims:
‘It is a chief custom of the corrupt system denounced all through Bible prophecies and teachings under the name of
Babylon. And it started and originated in the
of ancient Nimrod! Yes, it stems from roots whose beginning was shortly this
side of the Floods!
Nimrod, grandson of Ham, son of Noah, was the real founder of the Babylonian system that has gripped the world ever since – this system of organized competition – or man-ruled governments and empires, based upon the competitive and profit-making economic system. Nimrod built the
tower of Babel,
the original Babylon, ancient Nineveh, and many other cities. He organized
the world’s first kingdom. The name ‘Nimrod’, in Hebrew is derived from “Marad”,
meaning “he rebelled”.
Herbert Armstrong says: ‘From many ancient writings, considerable is learned of this man, who started the great organized worldly apostasy from God that has dominated this world until now. Nimrod was so evil, it is said he married his own mother, whose name was Semiramis. After Nimrod’s untimely death, his so-called mother-wife, Semiramis, propagated the evil doctrine of the survival of Nimrod as a spirit being. She claimed a full-grown evergreen tree sprang overnight from a dead tree stump, which symbolized the springing forth unto new life of the dead Nimrod. On each anniversary of his birth, she claimed Nimrod would visit the evergreen tree and leave gifts upon it. December 25th was the birthday of Nimrod. This is the real origin of the Christmas tree.’
MOTHER AND CHILD SYMBOL:
Herbert Armstrong continues: ‘Through her scheming and designing, Semiramis became the Babylonian “Queen of Heaven”, and Nimrod, under various names, became the “divine son of heaven”. Through the generations, in this idolatrous worship, Nimrod also became the false Messiah, son of Baal the Sun-god. In this false Babylonian system, the “Mother and Child” (Semiramis and Nimrod reborn) became chief objects of worship. This worship of “Mother and Child” spread over the world. The names varied in different countries and languages. In
Egypt it was
Isis and Osiris; in Asia, Cybele and Deoius; in pagan Rome, Fortuna and Jupiterpuer. Even in Greece, China,
Japan, Tibet is to be
found the counterpart of the Madonna, LONG BEFORE THE BIRTH OF CHRIST!’
‘We, who have been born in such a Babylonian world, reared and steeped in these things all our lives, have been taught to revere these things as holy and sacred. We never questioned to see where they came from – whether they came from the Bible or from pagan idolatry!’
‘We are shocked to learn the truth – some, unfortunately, take offense at the plain truth! But God commands His faithful ministers, “Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgression!”
Shocking as these facts are, they are the plain facts of history and the Bible. The real origin of Christmas goes back to ancient
Babylon. It is bound up
in the organized apostasy which has gripped a deceived world these many
centuries. In Egypt, it was
always believed that the son of Isis (Egyptian
name for “Queen of Heaven”) was born December 25th. Paganism celebrated this
famous birthday over most of the known world for centuries before the birth of
(From my book, “God’s Prescription – Al-Quran”, Chapter: Christianity – The Truth)