'Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For 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.' - Jer. 10: 2-4
Most Christians know that Halloween is rooted in paganism (though sadly many still celebrate it). But few know that the other two of America's three biggest holidays, Christmas and Easter, are also purely pagan holidays. They are just not blatantly obvious like Halloween and instead have purposely been given the guise of "Christian" in order to remain relevant for thousands of years. This deception was an ingenious move on Satan's part,implemented through the Roman Church. In reality, Christmas and Easter have about as much to do with the Messiah as Halloween does, as you will soon learn.
In 221AD, Christian historian of pagan Rome named Sextus Julius Africanus became the first to claim that Yahusha was born on Dec. 25th, a teaching which gradually gained universal acceptance. According to the Encyclopedia Brittanica, while he used the Bible as the basis for his work, he also incorporated Egyptian, Babylonian and Greek chronologies and mythologies into his calculations. This becomes very apparent when considering the date he chose for the Messiah's birth.
While there is no mention or suggestion in Scripture of Yahusha being born on, or anytime around, Dec. 25th, this date was a very popular date in the old world as it was the birthdate of the sun gods of many heathen cultures; the Babylonian god Tammuz, the Greek gods Apollo & Attis & Dionysus, the Egyptian god Horus, the Sumerian god Dumuzi, the Persian Mithra and Roman god Mithras. These were all born on Dec. 25th.
Scripture doesn't (directly) give Yahusha's birthdate, but it does tell us the time period in which He was born, which was around the Feast of Tabernacles, during the last week of September. We learn this because we're told John the Baptist was conceived in the eleventh week, Sivan 30. Given a typical 40 week pregnancy that would have him being born around Passover. Six months after John's conception Mary conceived Yahusha. That brings us to His birth being on or around the Feast of Tabernacles at the beginning of autumn. So why would the Vatican spread this heretical teaching around the world?
'The great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world' - Rev 12: 9
Dec. 25 was already the most sacred day in much of the world long before the Messiah walked the earth, due to it being the birthdate of so many different pagan gods. To the Romans specifically, who had assigned to this day to Yahusha's birth, it was already the most important holiday in the empire. It was called Sol Invictus, meaning the 'Unconquered Sun', in honor of the sun god of the later Roman Empire.
By spreading the lie of the 25th being Yahusha's birthday, thus Christianizing it, the many gods not only got to keep their veneration from the pagans, but they also then received the veneration of billions of ignorant Christians as well. And it's not a coincidence that all of these gods had the same birthday, as they were all merely different versions of the same, original sun god, the Lightbearer, Lucifer. Hence, through this Satanic global deception, it's Lucifer who has been celebrated throughout history on one of the world's most sacred holy days.
[Easter coming soon]
So if the holidays of organized religion are based on paganism rather than Scripture, are there any separate days which we are to keep, aside from the 7th day (on the lunar-solar calendar) Sabbaths?
While religion teaches that they ceased at the crucifixion, the Torah tells us that the feast days of Elohim are everlasting.The animal sacrifices were done away with when Yahusha became the sacrificial lamb, but nowhere are we told that the feasts were done away with. There are 7 feast days, each correlates to an event in early Israelite history as well as foretells a future Messianic event. Therefore, they do not cease until Messianic prophecy is fulfilled. The first 4 have occurred, the last 3 are soon to come.
Here are the 7 feasts and their Messianic events...
* Unleaven Bread
• First Fruits
• Festival of Weeks
* Feast of Trumpets
* Day of Atonement
• Feast of Tabernacles
Outpouring of Elohim's Spirit
Reparation (Satan bound)
Millennial Reign begins