Christmas

Xmas was outlawed in Boston 1659-1681, still not widely celebrated by 1776 and did not become a holiday until 1870.

Yeshua Hamashiach (Jesus Christ) was not born on December 25th. Shepherds don’t pasture flocks in December, not even in Israel.

The Xmas tree is a pagan idol and an abomination to YHWH according to Jeremiah 10, Dt 12:30-32, Ex 23:13.

The guy dressed in red can be traced back to Babylon in Ezekiel 23:14-15.

The worldwide exchange of gifts is mentioned in Revelation 11:10 but in a totally different and rather evil setting.

So where does Xmas come from?

December 25th or actually the winter solstice (time of shortest day and longest night) has been celebrated in the region of Babylon before the confusion of the languages (tower of Babel) as a form of sun god worship. After the confusion of the languages this worship continued in all emerging cultures except the Hebrew. Abraham was called out of Babylon not only geographically but also culturally and spiritually spoken.

Yeshua was a Jew and did not do any of the pagan practices, which are an abomination (sinful, wicked, vile) to YHWH. The early church (Peter, Paul, etc.) followed Yeshua.

Things changed when the emperor Constantine at around 350 AD ended the persecution of Christians in the Roman empire. Successively a wedge was driven between Jews and Christians by infiltrating pagan feasts into Christianity and giving them christian sounding names. (Easter is still a pagan goddess originating in Babylon and worshiped with eggs dyed red in blood). The Roman Catholic Church furthered and refined the paganizing of Christianity.

The abundance of pagan practices rendered the church powerless, because it crowds out the Holy Spirit. The “greater thing”, which Yeshua spoke of in John 14:12 and to which all believers are called to, can only happen in a believer with a truly pure heart.
Thank YHWH for HIS work among the church to return HIS elect to the ways of Yeshua so they will be able to do the greater things in the tribulation of the endtimes.

God makes it clear in Deuteronomy 12:29-32:  “Do not worship ME in the same way as the pagans worship their gods. It is an abomination to ME”.
And we are not to add or subtract from HIS commandments. Dt 4:2

So what do we do?

Do what YHWH has already commanded us long ago and celebrate HIS feasts (Leviticus 23 etc.), which are appointed times for HIS people to meet with HIM.

And as always: Be a Berean (Acts 17:11) and check things out for yourself.
The Internet is a great tool for research.