The Reason We Celebrate Christmas on December 25th

The Reason We Celebrate Christmas on December 25th

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December 25th, 2017, 5:33 am #1

[color=#000000" size="5" face="times]"The Reason We Celebrate Christmas on December 25th"

The Reason We Celebrate Christmas on December 25th

Southern Living
Meghan Overdeep
12/1/2017

On December 25th, nine in 10 Americans will celebrate Christmas, but few understand why. Everyone knows the trappings associated with the holiday — Christmas trees, red and green ornaments, presents, etc. — but its origins are less familiar.

Although Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus on December 25th, his exact birthdate is unknown. In the first 300 or so years of Christianity, the celebration of the leader’s birth was usually lumped in with Epiphany (January 6), if it was even observed at all. According to Christianity Today, it was around the year 273 that the church considered commandeering the existing pagan festival of winter solstice as fitting time to honor the son of God. It helped that December 25th already hosted two debaucherous holidays: natalis solis invicti (the Roman "birth of the unconquered sun"), and the birthday of Mithras, the Iranian "Sun of Righteousness.” It was considered a way to teach the masses a lesson or two about sin and redemption.

Christmas wasn’t widely observed until after Emperor Constantine converted to Christianity and declared it the Roman empire's favored religion. Western Christians officially began celebrating December 25 as the birth of Jesus in 336 AD.

So there you have it![/color]
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December 25th, 2017, 5:48 am #2

[color=#0000FF" size="4" face="times]There he is: Emperor Constantine ... again. (Remember "the Trinity" and the Council of Nicea in the 4th century!)

Hosting two "debaucherous" pagan holidays on December 25th, plus one more:

----- (1) The Roman "birth of the unconquered sun" [natalis solis invicti];
----- (2) The birthday of Mithras, the Iranian "Sun of Righteousness”;
----- (3) Celebrating December 25 as the birth of Jesus began in 336 AD.

The Roman Catholic Church wins again. Well, as well as its Protestant followers. Well, as well as some progressive churches of Christ who "celebrate" the "birthday" of Jesus in December in their assemblies!!!

Anyway, Season's Greetings, everyone!!!

Donnie[/color]
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December 25th, 2017, 11:49 pm #3

Merry Christmas
December 25 2017, 2:45 PM

Since most Christians celebrate Christmas as a TIME (not just December 25th, but usually the whole month leading up to the 25th) to celebrate the birth of Christ, the world doesn't even know about the other pagan traditions. If YOU consider celebrating the birth of Christ in December as being pagan, then so be it. It is a free country, so far.

Merry Christmas and keep Christ in Christmas.

Aren't the liberals always the ones who want to take Christ out of Christmas by saying 'season greetings?'

So the Catholic church is involved again in history, eh? Win again? The only one who wins is Christ, as it should be.
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December 26th, 2017, 1:22 am #4

[color=#0000FF" face="times]Dave,

You should know by now that the Roman Catholic Church is not the original church established by Christ. And that it is an ever-evolving church that has apostatized from the church mentioned and described in the New Testament. But, of course, it is your choice to follow the Mother Church headquartered in Rome.

Oh, the world doesn't even know about the other pagan traditions. You are correct. But in your case, did/do you know or did/do you not know about Christmas with its pagan origin?

No, it is the liberals who'd rather do as the Mother Church sez. Since the RCC is comprised of "most Christians" [by what appears to be based on your definition], it must be right even though it is more human tradition-based than Scripture-based???[/color]
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December 26th, 2017, 5:47 pm #5

Posted by: Dave
Message Title: Re: Merry Christmas
December 26 2017, 10:21 AM

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Donnie said "Since the RCC is comprised of "most Christians" [by what appears to be based on your definition],..."

No, Donnie that is not based on my definition. You ASSumed that. You are very good at assuming. There are many many Christians who are NOT Catholics that celebrate the birth of Christ in December. And it has nothing to do with human-based traditions. Why not take a few months out of the year and celebrate His birth with the world? Christians celebrate the birth of Christ everyday. However, no other birthday is celebrated publicly as big and full as that of Christ. As Christ is Saviour of the world, this is how it should be. It goes on for months. So I will keep Christ in Christmas and you keep saying seasons greetings. The liberals don't believe in God, much less Christ. Donnie, you are siding with the liberals.
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December 26th, 2017, 6:50 pm #6

[color=#0000FF" size="4" face="times]Dave,

I did a quick Google search: "There are an estimated 1.2 billion Roman Catholics in the world, according to Vatican figures. ... Latin America accounts for 483 million Catholics, or 41.3% of the total Catholic population. ... There are more than 900 million Protestants worldwide, among approximately 2.4 billion Christians."

Yes, there are that many of the RCC's Protestant followers and certain Progressive/Liberal Churches of Christ that have succumbed to the human-based, pagan tradition of celebrating Christmas in their ASSEMBLIES.

Here are the options: Dave will keep Christ in Christmas throughout the year. [Dave, did you sing: "Happy birthday to you ... happy birthday, Jesus"?] Donnie will keep Christ and His sacrifice and suffering and death on the cross ... and the "Season's Greetings." [/color]
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December 26th, 2017, 8:40 pm #7

If you speak about the birth of Christ during Christmas and sing about the birth of Christ in December, is that what you claim to be "celebrating Christmas in their ASSEMBLIES?"

No Christmas cantatas.
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December 26th, 2017, 8:49 pm #8

[color=#0000FF" size="4" face="times]Dave,

I did a quick Google search: "There are an estimated 1.2 billion Roman Catholics in the world, according to Vatican figures. ... Latin America accounts for 483 million Catholics, or 41.3% of the total Catholic population. ... There are more than 900 million Protestants worldwide, among approximately 2.4 billion Christians."

Yes, there are that many of the RCC's Protestant followers and certain Progressive/Liberal Churches of Christ that have succumbed to the human-based, pagan tradition of celebrating Christmas in their ASSEMBLIES.

Here are the options: Dave will keep Christ in Christmas throughout the year. [Dave, did you sing: "Happy birthday to you ... happy birthday, Jesus"?] Donnie will keep Christ and His sacrifice and suffering and death on the cross ... and the "Season's Greetings." [/color]
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December 26 2017, 3:36 PM
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If you speak about the birth of Christ during Christmas and sing about the birth of Christ in December, is that what you claim to be "celebrating Christmas in their ASSEMBLIES?"

No Christmas cantatas.
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December 26th, 2017, 9:17 pm #9

[color=#0000FF" size="4" face="times]Dave,

By "celebrating Christmas in their ASSEMBLIES" ... I meant "Progressive" Churches of Christ who imitate their Roman Catholic, Protestant and denominational "neighbors" with performance-driven "Christmas programs and 'worship' services" in the assembly.

Now ... that is really promoting the pagan-based, emperor Constantine-approved celebration of the birth of Christ in December. And you're buying it, obviously. [/color]
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December 27th, 2017, 12:42 am #10

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Posted by: Dave
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December 26 2017, 5:45 PM
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Name one church that does as you claim?
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