Christmas is celebrated to remember the birth of of Jesus Christwho Christians believe is the Son of God. The name 'Christmas' comes from the Mass of Christ or Jesus. A Mass service which is sometimes called Communion or Eucharist is where Christians remember that Jesus died for us and then came back to life. The 'Christ-Mass' service was the only one that was allowed to take place after sunset and before sunrise the next dayso people had it at Midnight!
He was not born in the middle of Winter, we know that for sure because the sheep were out in the fields. It would have been very cold at night in the hills of Judea and it has always been the practice of shepherds in that area, not to keep sheep in the fields after about the end of October.
It is also extremely unlikely that Herod would have ordered people to travel to their home towns for registration in the middle of Winter. He was actually born at the festival of Succot Tabernacles as I have described in my article on the Birth of Yeshua. It has never been a Why christmas is celebrated on 25th Jewish custom, except insofar as they have picked up the idea from the Gentiles.
So why do we celebrate Christmas on 25th December? Nimrod To understand the history of the child-god, we have to begin with Genesis And Cush begat Nimrod: He was a mighty hunter before the Lord: Sometimes Semiramis is referred to as the mother of Nimrod, and sometimes as his wife, leading to the belief that Nimrod married his mother.
The Biblical reference to Nimrod as a "mighty hunter" is important because he was seen as the Saviour of the ancient world for that very reason.
People were living in small, scattered villages with little protection from wild animals. Nimrod was more than just a hunter, he was also a charismatic figure who could gather people together to build walled cities where they could live in safety.
They were obedient to him as their leader, and considered that their loss of independence was a price worth paying for the safety that Nimrod and his kingdom offered.
There is nothing in the Bible about the death of Nimrod, but the ancient traditions suggest that he died a violent death. One tradition says that he was killed by a wild animal.
Another says that Shem killed him because he had led the people into the worship of Baal. His wife-mother, Semiramis, who had risen to greatness on his account, was not going to disappear into obscurity because of his death. Instead she pronounced him to be a god, so that she herself became a goddess.
She produced another son, and proclaimed him to be the resurrected Nimrod. This was not difficult, because she was so promiscuous she produced many children whose father could not be identified. She proclaimed that she had gone down to the world of the dead, rescued Nimrod and brought him back. Thus began the worship of Semiramis and the child-god, and the whole paraphanalia of the Babylonian religious system.
Egyptians, Romans and Greeks After the decline of Babylon, the religion was transported to Egypt where they worshipped Isis and her husband Osiris who was mysteriously able to give the seed of procreation even after death, so that the child-god Horus was born.
The mother and child deities appeared again in Pagan Rome as Fortuna and Jupiter, and in Greece as Ceres, the Great Mother, with the babe at her breast, or as Irene, the goddess of Peace, with the boy Plutus in her arms. The myths of death and rebirth have always been associated with the cycle of agricultural seasons.
The winter solstice used to be on 25 December and people have always held a festival at that time because they knew that the days would start to get longer a matter of great importance when there was no electric lights and no imported foods, etc.
Idolatry in the Church The Roman Catholic Church, in their attempt to make converts from among the pagans, felt that they had to find a way to indentify culturally with them.
They had the Biblical story of the miraculous virgin birth of Christ, so they decided it must have happened on 25 December and the pagans were invited to come to church and worship him.
Thus there was a position of ambiguity, where some people might have genuinely converted to Christianity while others turned up just to indulge in the latest religious innovation.Why is Christmas celebrated on December 25th?
The popular answer is that it is Jesus’ birthday. However, it is necessary to reconsider that belief, No records exist in the Bible, or elsewhere, suggesting Jesus was born on that date.
Find out when and for how long Christmas is celebrated. Christmas celebrations last longer than you think! “Elohim / Yashiya / Christ was NOT born on December Nimrod, king of Shinar, was, according to the Book of Genesis and Books of Chronicles, the son of Cush, the great-grandson of Noah was born on December 25th and can be traced back to Genesis.
Nimrod was the founder of a great false religious system that began in ancient Babylon . The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in , during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine (he was the first Christian Roman Emperor).
A few years later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on the 25th December. I think it’s already been explained why atheists would celebrate on Dec.
25th. Many of us have Christian relatives, who celebrate their holiday on the 25th. Ethiopia and Eritrea. Christmas Day is a public holiday in Eritrea that is celebrated on January 7 or on 27 Tahsas of the Ethiopian lausannecongress2018.commas is called Ledet (ልደት) in Eritrea or Gena (ገና) in Ethiopia.
Many people who are Christian in the two countries fast for 40 days (it is called fast of the prophets).