Christ doesn’t belong to the Roman Catholic holiday called Christmas. Christians should not celebrate Christmas as the Lord’s birth. To observe Christmas as a religious holiday is to act totally without scriptural authority (Col 3:17). Lev. 10:1-2 is one of the clearest passages proving that God works on this principle. Furthermore, the Bible condemns the observance of religious holidays that God has not authorized, “You observe days and months and times and years. I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labor in vain” (Gal. 4:10-11). Take note of these 10 points:
1. The day and year of Christ’s birth is unknown!
2. The observance of December 25 had its origin in heathenistic paganism.
3. December 25 was first declared to be the birthday of Christ in 354 A.D. when Liberius, bishop of Rome ordered that this day be adopted.
4. To accept December 25 as the birthday of Christ is to submit to a Catholic edict, and to bow to the authority of the church of Rome.
5. To contend for “three” wise men is again to blindly accept the assertions of the Roman church.
6. Christmas literally means “Christ’s mass” or the “Mass of Christ” and properly denotes a Catholic mass said and Performed in honor of Christ.
7. When you teach your child to look to Santa Claus or St. Nicholas for presents you teach that child to look to the Catholic PATRON SAINT OF CHILDREN for blessings.
8. The Pilgrim fathers made a law forbidding anyone to celebrate Christmas on pain of arrest and punishment, for Christmas was a “Catholic custom.”
9. In opposing December 25 as the birthday of Christ, we join an elite group who have consistently refused to bow the knee to the authority of the Roman pontiffs.
10. If God had intended the birth of Christ to be remembered, he definitely would have commanded it, told us how to do it, and given us the day in which to do it.
Conclusion: Protestants, you received the term Protestant because your early leaders protested against the innovations that Roman Catholicism introduced into Christianity. Why do you not live up to your name? Be real Protestants, not in name only, but in action, and protest against this Catholic innovation__the religious observance of Christmas!
Enjoy the national, secular holiday called Christmas. Take advantage of all the sales to fulfill your needs and wants. Rejoice in your prosperity and be generous to everyone you can afford. However, if you wish to honor God on His terms, keep Christ out of Christmas. Season’s greetings.