Christ-mass  And The Sun
Worship Connection
    CHRISTMAS-DECEMBER 25th-is the day designated on our calendars as the day of Christ's birth.  But is this really the day on which he was born?  Are today's customs at this season of Christian origin?  Or is Christmas another example of mixture between SUN Worship  and Christianity?

    A look at the word "Christmas" indicates that it is a mixture.  Though it includes the name of Christ, it also mentions the "Mass." When we consider all of the elaborate ceremonies, prayers for the dead, transubstantiation rites, and complicated rituals of the Roman Catholic Mass, can any truly link this with the historical Jesus of the gospels?  His life and ministry were uncomplicated by such ritualism.  As Paul, we fear that some have been corrupted "from the simplicity that is in Christ" (2 Cor.11:3 ) because of SUN Worship influence upon such things as the Mass.  Looking at it this way, the word "Christ-mass" is self-contradictory.

2 Cor. 11:3  But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

    As to the actual date of Christ's birth, December 25th is to be doubted.  When Jesus was born, "there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night" (Luke 2:8).  Shepherds in Palestine did not abide in the fields during the middle of winter! Adam Clarke has written, "As these shepherds had not yet brought home their flocks, it is a presumptive argument that October had not yet commenced, and that, consequently, our Lord was not born on the 25th of December, when no flocks were out in the fields...On this very ground the nativity in December should be given up."

Luke 2:8  And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

    While the Bible does not expressly tell us the date of Jesus birth, there are indications it was probably in the fall of the year.  We know that Jesus was crucified in spring, at the time of the passover (John 18:39).  Figuring his ministry as lasting three and a half years, this would place the beginning of his ministry in fall.  At that time, he was about to be thirty years of age (Luke 3:23), the recognized age for a man to become
an official minister under the Old Testament (Numbers 4:3).  If he turned thirty in the fall, then his birthday was in the fall, thirty years before.

John 18:39  But ye have a custom, that I should release unto you one at the passover: will ye therefore that I release unto you the King of the Jews?
Luke 3:23  And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli,
Numbers 4:3  From thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old, all that enter into the host, to do the work in the tabernacle of the congregation.

At the time of Jesus' birth, Joseph and Mary had gone to Bethlehem to be taxed (Luke 2:1-5). There are no records' to indicate that the middle of winter was the time of taxing.  A more logical time of the year would have been in the fall, at the end of the harvest. If this was the case, it would have been the season for the Feast of Tabernacles at Jerusalem which could explain why Mary went with Joseph (Luke 2:41).  This would also explain why even at Bethlehem which was only five miles to the south.  If the journey of Mary and Joseph was indeed to attend the feast, as well as to be taxed, this would place the birth of Jesus in the fall of the year.

Luke 2:1  And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
Luke 2:2  (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
Luke 2:3  And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
Luke 2:4  And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
Luke 2:5  To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

Luke 2:41  Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.

    It is not essential that we know the exact date on which Christ was born-the main thing being, of course, that he was born!  The early Christians commemorated the death of Christ (1 Cor.11:26), not his birth.  The Catholic Encyclopedia says, "Christmas was not among the earliest festivals of the Church. (Irenaeus and Tertullian omit it from their lists of feasts."   Later, when churches at various places did begin celebrating the birthday of Christ, there was much difference of opinion as to the correct date.  It was not until the latter part of the fourth century before the Roman Church began observing December 25th.  Yet, by the fifth century, it was ordering that the birth of Christ be forever observed on this date, even though this was the day of the old Roman feast of the birth of Sol, one of the names of the SUN-god!

1Corinthians 11:26  For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.

    Says Frazer, "The largest SUN Worship religious cult which fostered the celebration of December 25 as a holiday throughout the Roman and Greek worlds was the SUN Worship of - Mithraism...This winter festival was called 'the Nativity' - the Nativity of the Sun.  Was this SUN Worship festival responsible for the December 25 day being chosen by the Roman Church?  We will let The Catholic Encyclopedia answer.  "The well-known solar feast of Natalis Invicti"-the Nativity, of the unconquered Sun-"celebrated on 25 December, has a strong claim on the responsibility for our December date"!

    As SUN Worship solar customs were being "Christianized" at Rome, it is understandable that confusion would result.  Some thought Jesus was Sol, the sun-god!  "Tertullian had to assert that Sol was not the Christians' God; Augustine denounced the heretical identification of Christ with Sol.  Pope Leo I bitterly reproved solar survivals-Christians, on the very doorstep of the Apostles' basilica, turning to adore the rising sun."

    The winter festival was very popular in ancient times. "In SUN Worship Rome and Greece, in the days of the Teutonic barbarians, in the remote times of ancient Egyptian civilization, in the infancy of the race East and West and North and South, the period of the winter solstice was ever a period of rejoicing and festivity."s Because this season was so popular, it was adopted as the time of the birth of Christ by the Roman

    Some of our present-day Christmas customs were influenced by the Roman Saturnalia. "It is common knowledge", says one writer, "that much of our association with the Christmas season-the holidays, the giving of presents and the general feeling of geniality-is but the inheritance from the Roman winter festival of the Saturnalia...survivals of SUN Worship. "

    Tertullian mentions that the practice of exchanging presents was a part of the Saturnalia. There is nothing wrong in giving presents, of course.  The Israelites gave gifts to each other at times of celebration--even celebrations that were observed because of mere custom (Esther 9:22).  But some have sought to link Christmas gifts with those presented to Jesus by the wisemen.  This cannot be correct. By the time the wiseman arrived, Jesus was no longer "lying in a manger" (as when the shepherds came), but was in a house (Matt. 2:9-11). This could have been quite a while after his birthday.  Also, they presented their gifts to Jesus, not to each other!

Esther 9:22  As the days wherein the Jews rested from their enemies, and the month which was turned unto them from sorrow to joy, and from mourning into a good day: that they should make them days of feasting and joy, and of sending portions one to another, and gifts to the poor.

Matthew 2:9  When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.
Matthew 2:10  When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
Matthew 2:11  And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell

    The Christmas tree, as we know it, only dates back a few centuries, though ideas about sacred trees are very ancient.  An old Babylonish fable told of an evergreen tree which sprang out of a dead tree stump. The old stump symbolized the dead Nimrod, the new evergreen tree symbolized that Nimrod had come to life again in Tammuz!  Among the Druids the oak was sacred, among the Egyptians it was the palm, and in Rome it was the fir, which was decorated with red berries during the Saturnalia!  The Scandinavian god Odin was believed to bestow special gifts at yuletide to those who approached his sacred fir tree.  In at least ten Biblical references, the green tree is associated with idolatry and false worship (1 Kings 14:23, etc.) Since all trees are green at least part of the year, the special mention of "'green" probably refers to trees that are evergreen. "The Christmas tree...recapitulates the idea of tree worship...gilded nuts and balls symbolize the sun...all of the festivities of the winter solstice have been absorbed into Christmas day...the use of holly and mistletoe from the Drudic ceremonies; the Christmas tree from the honors paid to Odin's sacred fir."

1King 14:23  For they also built them high places, and images, and groves, on every high hill, and under every green tree.

     Taking all of this into consideration, it is interesting to compare a statement of Jeremiah with today's custom of decorating a tree at the Christmas season.   "The customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree 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. They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not" (Jeremiah 10:3,4).

    The people in the days of Jeremiah, as the context shows, were actually making an idol out of the tree, the word "workman" being not merely a lumberjack, but one who formed idols ( Isaiah 40:19, 20; Hosea 8:4-6).  And the word "axe" refers here specifically to a carving tool.  These customs do, however, provide vivid examples of how mixtures have been made.

Isaiah 14:19  But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.
Isaiah 14:20  Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people: the seed of evildoers shall never be renowned.

Hosea 8:4  They have set up kings, but not by me: they have made princes, and I knew it not: of their silver and their gold have they made them idols, that they may be cut off.
Hosea 8:5  Thy calf, O Samaria, hath cast thee off; mine anger is kindled against them: how long will it be ere they attain to innocency?
Hosea 8:6  For from Israel was it also: the workman made it; therefore it is not God: but the calf of Samaria shall be broken in pieces.

    In the sixth century, missionaries were sent through the northern part of Europe to gather SUN Worshipers  into the Roman fold. They found that June 24th was a very popular day among these people. They sought to "Christianize" this day, but how?  By this time December 25th had been adopted by the Romish church as the birthday of Christ.  Since June 24th was approximately six months before December 25th, why not call this the birthday of John the Baptist?  John was born, it should be remembered, six months before Jesus (Luke 1:26,36).  Thus June 24th is known on the papal calendar now as St. John's Day!

Luke 1:26  And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,
Luke 1:27  To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
Luke 1:28  And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
Luke 1:29  And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.
Luke 1:30  And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
Luke 1:31  And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
Luke 1:32  He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
Luke 1:33  And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
Luke 1:34  Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
Luke1:35  And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
Luke 1:36  And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.

    In Britain, before the entrance of Christianity there, June 24th was celebrated by the Druids with blazing fires in honor of Baal.  Herodotus, Wilkinson, Layard, and other historians tell of these ceremonial fires in different countries.  When June 24th became St. John's day, the sacred fires were adopted also and became "St. John's fires"! These are mentioned as such in the Catholic Encyclopedia.  "I have seen the people running and leaping through the St. John's fires in Ireland", says a writer of the past century, "...proud of passing through unsinged...thinking themselves in a special manner blest by the 'ceremony."   It would seem that such rites would sooner honor Molech than John the Baptist!

    June 24th was regarded as being sacred to the ancient fish god Oannes, a name by which Nimrod was known.  In an article on Nimrod, Fausset says: "Oannes the fish god, Babylon's civilizer, rose out of the red sea... "   In the Latin language of the Roman church, John was called JOANNES.  Notice how similar this is to OANNES!  Such similarities helped promote more easily the mixture of SUN Worship into Christianity.

    A day which in SUN Worship times had been regarded as sacred to Isis or Diana, August 15, was simply renamed as the day of the "Assumption of the Virgin Mary" and right up to our present time is still highly honored.   Another day adopted from SUN Worship, supposedly to honor Mary, is called "Candle-mas" or the "Purification of the Blessed Virgin" and is celebrated on February 2.  In Mosaic law, after giving birth to a male child, a mother was considered unclean for forty days (Lev. 12).  "And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished", Joseph and Mary presented the baby Jesus in the temple and offered the prescribed sacrifice (Luke 2:22-24).  Having adopted December 25 as the nativity of Christ, the February 2 date seemed to fit in well with the time of the purification of Mary.  But what did this have to do with the use of candles on this day?  In SUN Worship Rome, this festival was observed by the carrying of torches and candles in honor of February, from whom our month February is named!  The Greeks held the feast in honor of the goddess Ceres, the mother of Proserpina, who with candle-bearing celebrants searched for her in the underworld.  Thus we can see how adopting February 2 to honor the purification of Mary was influenced by SUN Worship customs involving candles, even to calling it "Candle-mass" day. On this day all of the candles to be used during the year in Catholic rituals are blessed.  An old drawing shows the pope distributing blessed candles to priests.  Says The Catholic Encyclopedia, We need not shrink from admitting that candles, like incense and lustral water, were commonly employed in SUN Worship and in rites paid to the dead.

Luke 2:22  And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord;
Luke 2:23  (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)
Luke 2:24  And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.

    If the apostle Paul were to be raised up to preach to this generation, we wonder if he would not say to the professing church, as he did to the Galatians long ago, "Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years, I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labor in vain" (Gal. 4: 9-11). The context shows that the Galatians had been converted from the SUN Worship of "gods" (verse 8).  When some had turned "again" to their former worship (verse 9), the days and times they observed were evidently those which had been set aside to honor SUN Worship gods! Later, strangely enough, some of these very days were merged into the worship of the professing church and "Christianized" !

Galatians 4:9  But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?
Galatians 4:10  Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years.
Galatians 4:11  I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.

The True Meaning Of Christ-Mass

  They tell us that it is the season to be jolly.  It is a time of ornaments, red and green decorations, silver bells, holly, mistletoe and colored lights.  It is also a time of department store Santas calling out their universal mantra, "Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas."  Nearly all of the realm of so-called "Christianity" join in and repeat this same greeting, "Merry Christmas!"

Although we hear these words constantly as they resonate millions of times throughout the land, almost nobody understands what they are really saying.  It is the purpose of this tract to take the words, "Merry Christmas" and examine the true meaning and essence of those words.

A true Christian would want to examine everything they say, because Jesus said in Matthew 12:36-37, "But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgement.  For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned."  We will now set aside all of the customs, glitter and traditions of Christmas, which were taken from pagan witchcraft and popularized by the Roman Catholic Church, and we will focus on the true meaning of the words, "Merry Christmas!"

The word "Merry" is simple to define.  It unquestionably means to be happy, joyful and light-hearted.  The word "merry" fits into the ambience of laughter and frivolity.  This word "merry" by itself is innocent and innocuous enough, but as we will now see, it becomes heinously blasphemous when used with the word "Christmas."

Here let it be noted that most people think that the word, "Christmas" means "the birth of Christ."  By definition, it means "death of Christ", and I will prove it by using the World Book Encyclopedia, the Catholic Encyclopedia, and a book entitled, The Mass In Slow Motion.

If you are an honest, sincere and discerning Christian, please read on; if not, you might as well stop right here.  The World Book Encyclopedia defines "Christmas" as follows:  "The word Christmas comes from "Cristes Maesse", an early English phrase that means "Mass of Christ." (1)  It is interesting to note that the word "Mass", as used by the Roman Catholics, has traditionally been rejected by the so-called Protestants, such as Lutherans, Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, Pentecostals and so on.  The word "Mass" is strictly a Catholic word and thus, so is "Christ-Mass."

It would stand to reason, that since all of these denominations love and embrace "Christ-Mass", that December 25th is the great homecoming day, when all of the Protestants become Catholic for a day.  It would seem that all of the so-called "wayward daughters" of the Romish church return to their mother, the scarlet harlot.  Thus, all of the so-called Protestant churches could sing to the Pope that popular song "I'll be home for Christmas."

As previously stated, the word "Mass" in religious usage means a "death sacrifice."  The impact of this fact is horrifying and shocking; for when the millions of people are saying, "Merry Christmas", they are literally saying "Merry death of Christ!"  Furthermore, when the fat man in the red suit laughs boisterously  and says, "Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas", he is mocking and laughing at the suffering and bleeding Saviour, who died for our sins.  He does this while parents place their little children into his waiting arms to hear his false promises of gifts that he says he will give them.  Consider what you are saying when you say "Merry Christmas."

What is so amusing about our Saviour's painful death?  What is so funny?  Why is Santa laughing?  Why are you going along with it?  Your words do count and Satan knows it.  Yes, the word "Mass"  does mean "death sacrifice", and to cement that fact, we will consider the definition of the inventors of the religious application of the word "Mass."  I am looking at page 537 of the Catholic Encyclopedia, which says, "In the Christian law, the supreme sacrifice is that of the Mass."  It goes on to say, "The supreme act of worship consists essentially in an offering of a worthy victim to God, the offering made by a proper person, as a priest, the destruction of the victim." (2)  Please note carefully the word, "victim" of the Mass.  The Latin word for victim is "Hostia" from which the word "host" is derived.  The Mass, by definition of those who coined the word, is a sacrifice involving a victim.  There is no other meaning for the word "Mass" or "Christ-Mass."  On page 110 of a book entitled "The Mass In Slow Motion",  we find the following words: "It is only with the consecration that the sacrifice of the Mass is achieved.  I have represented the Mass to you, more than once, as a kind of ritual dance."  (3)

In essence, the Mass is the ceremonial slaying of Jesus Christ over and over again, followed by the eating of his flesh and the drinking of his blood.  The Mass is the death sacrifice, and the "Host" is the victim.  This is official Roman Catholic doctrine, and "Christmas" is a word that they invented.  Again, I ask, what is so merry about the pain, bleeding, suffering and death of Jesus Christ? Satan has done quite a    job of getting millions of so-called "Christians" to blaspheme.  What a deceiver he is.

Now you know the true meaning of the word "Christmas" or Mass of Christ.  There is much more to know about this pagan holiday, and we will be glad to provide you with plenty of evidence that Jesus was not born on December 25th, and that Christmas is not only a lie, but is actually a witches' Sabbath called "Yule" in clever disguise.  Please contact us at the address below, and for the sake of your soul, flee from idolatry!

                                                                                                                                                     David J. Meyer


01. World Book Encyclopedia, vol.3, p. 408, 1986 ed., World Book Inc., Chicago, IL

02. The Catholic Encyclopedia, R.C. Broderick, 1975 ed., Nihil Obstat, Richard J. Sklba, Censor Librorum.  Imprimatur, Archbishop William E. Cousins, Milwaukee, WI.

03. The Mass In Slow Motion, Ronald Knox, 1948, Sheed & Ward, Inc., New York, NY.  Nihil Obstat, E.C. Messenger, Censor Deputatus.  Imprimatur, E. Morrogh Bernard, Vic. Gen.

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