What Churches teaches that Christmas is Pagan?

I would like to know what type of Churches that teaches that Christmas is Pagan. Also why would these churches state that Jesus was Born in Feast of Tabernacles?

12 thoughts on “What Churches teaches that Christmas is Pagan?

  1. Those that don’t know that angels and shepherds worshiped Jesus on the day he was born. It is not wrong to celebrate the birth of Christ.

    Psa 107:8 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

  2. Most churches know that Christmas has pagan roots but it is a good wholesome family holiday. Enjoy the turkey.

  3. churches teach what people want to hear. truth is long gone from most of them you would get better answers in wikipedia.

  4. Clearly, all non-christian religions (this includes some 67-69% of the world’s populations. Then, within christianity, there are the Jehovah’s Witnesses, of course, and a number of other sects that recognize that the Christmas customs, and the date itself that we celebrate it, are all of pagan origin. Some choose to celebrate it anyway, since the date is unknown and it is a long-standing tradition that December 25 is as good a day as any.
    The Feast of Tabernacles is in roughly September-October of our modern calendar and would be a time in which the sheep were still up the hills before being brought down into the villages for the cold winters. It is also one of the mandatory feasts when jews were required to celebrate at the Temple in Jerusalem, so it would have been a logical time for Josepn/Mary to be there.

  5. Generally the more anti-Catholics a sect is, the more likely it is to teach that Christmas is pagan; an adaption of a pagan festival full of pagan symbols. Christmas was instituted in about 300AD by Christians in Rome. Anything connected with Rome is automatically bad as far as these sects are concerned.

    There is actually no historical evidence to back up this idea. Roman calendars from before 300 AD show NO festival on December 25th. It wasn’t a pagan feast day in any other religion either, despite what some web sites say, it was;t any other God’s birthday.

    The symbols of Christmas were also originally Christian. Santa comes from Saint Nicholas, a Christian bishop. The Christmas tree comes from the Tree of Life in the garden of Eden whose fruit gives eternal life. It was forbidden to Adam and Eve after they ate from the Tree of Knowledge. Christ, whose word brings eternal life, is said by early Christian writers to be our new “Tree of Life”.

    Some medieval Christmas plays featured Adam and Eve in the garden alongside the story of the Nativity – the birth of the new Adam,

  6. The origins of Christmas go back to before the time of Christ when many ancient cultures celebrated the changing of the seasons. In the northern hemisphere in Europe, for example, the winter solstice, which was the shortest day of the year, occurs around Dec. 25th. These celebrations were based on the decline of winter. Since during winter animals were penned, people stayed in doors, crops didn’t grow, etc., to know that winter was half over and on its way out was a time of celebration.
    http://www.carm.org/questions/other-questions/what-are-origins-christmas-and-can-christian-celebrate-it

  7. Christmas came about the same way Christian Rock and Rap came about. The church couldn’t convince pagans to turn away from their pagan celebrations, so they made something similar to it.
    Except they would do it for Christ. Christmas is “Yule”. Dies Natalis Solis Invicti means “the birthday of the unconquered Sun.” The use of the title Sol Invictus allowed several solar deities to be worshipped collectively, including Elah-Gabal, a Syrian sun god; Sol, the god of Emperor Aurelian; and Mithras, a soldiers’ god of Persian origin…Basically, Christmas is a christianized version of Rebirth of the Sun worship. Most portraits have Halos on Angels and Jesus. The Halo represents decedent of the Sun God. The Roman Catholic church mixed paganism with Christianity. And most Christians don’t know it….

    I’m a christian who likes to “study” the background of things before I participate in it.

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