Each year at this time, christians join with fellow unbelievers and pagans around the world to celebrate a pagan holyday that is a counterfeit of the true day on which Messiah was born, which was actually the Feast of Tabernacles, and is in the Fall each year.
One of the most common traditions in the pagan festival is the exchanging of gifts. Where did this custom come from, and is the practice found anywhere in scripture? Just a little digging into the true origins of the pagan Roman Catholic christ-mass reveals that it was merely a renaming of the pagan winter festival called Saturnalia, and exchanging gifts was a part of that festival. Of course, the festival predated Messiah by many centuries.
It was also a common pagan practice, as the god Mithra was associated with the evergreen tree, for young girls to wrap their wishes in cloth, and place them on evergreens, which then evolved over time to wrapped presents being placed under the tree. Nobody knew what gifts were being offered to Mithra until they were opened and revealed.
The early pagans who invented christianity hijacked the pagan Saturnalia festival and claimed that their counterfeit of the true Messiah Yahoshua, whom they associated with their supreme god by calling Him “Yay-Zeus” (IESOUS), was born on the day they celebrated as the sun god’s birth (dies natalis sol invictus, or “birth of the invincible sun”). Along with the date of the festival, the pagan christians adopted many of its customs and rituals. The things christians do to celebrate their christ-mass are no different than how the pagans celebrate their sun gods.
There was NEVER any celebration of the christ-mass in the scriptures, as the New Testament believers had never heard of such a thing. It wasn’t invented until the fourth century by the early pagan christians. Shouldn’t THAT be enough for folks to understand that the celebration has nothing to do with Messiah?
Of course, to rationalize their fleshly revelry, christians pervert the actual meanings of the pagan traditions into having some relationship to Messiah’s birth, so they distort the reason behind the gifts that the wise men brought to Him.
It was custom for those who were granted an audience with royalty to bear gifts out of respect. The gifts brought by the wise men had nothing to do with a “birth day,” as they got to Him quite awhile after the day He was born (it was up to a couple years later).
So, the gifts from the wise men had nothing to do with celebrating a “birthday,” but would be expected from anyone who presented themselves before a king. It was merely a sign of their respect, and an acknowledgment of His royal status.
BUT, is there anywhere in scripture where the practice of exchanging gifts is shown? If so, who does the exchanging, and why?
And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and MAKE MERRY, and shall SEND GIFTS ONE TO ANOTHER; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth. Revelation 11:10.
The ones exchanging gifts are the followers of the Antichrist, who, at this point, is Satan himself. And, why are they making merry? It is because Moses and Elijah have been assassinated, and are lying dead in the street.
So, in both the origins of the practice, and what we’re told about it during the coming Great Tribulation, it is the pagans—the followers of Satan—who engage in exchanging gifts as a practice of celebrating that which is opposed to Yah, His traditions, and His people.
Yeah, I think I’ll pass on that one, thank you.
For more information: The December 25th Lie