posted on Dec, 25 2010 @ 02:58 PM
Inevitably around the holiday season we are bombarded with commercialism: black friday, commercials, secular psuedo-Christmas trappings, more
commercials. This has lead to dissent toward the traditional Christmas Holiday. We are reminded by 'experts' that Christmas is a holiday with pagan
beginings and pagan customs, but is it really pagan?
First off let's address why there are pagan customs in Christmas. The pagans had their own Winter Solstice holiday in the time of early Christianity
and the Christians were having trouble converting them and had only a rough idea of when Ya'hshuah was actually born. So aspects of the Yule-tide
festival were adopted into a festival mass for Ya'hshuah. This increased the appeal of Christianity for pagans and gave the Christians a defined day
to celebrate the birth of Christ. So whether or not you agree with the Pagan customs, you have to admit that it helped the spread of Christianity.
Is it the birthdate of Christ? Well there is a 1/365 chance of it being the day he was born, so it is unlikely but possible. We will probably never
know the date anyway.
If you are a Christian and are worried about the Pagan customs, remember that "[Ya'hshuah] is the reason for the season". There aren't any pagan
religious motifs in the Holiday (unless you are a Pagan or Wiccan and practice the traditional Yule festival) and if your intent is to celebrate
Christ, then that is what you are doing. There is nothing wrong with adopting the customs and aspects of other cultures as long as you don't adopt
their religion or idolatry (most Jews in the time of Ya'hshuah were reading the Torah in Greek). Heck, celebrate the birth of Ya'hshuah whenever you
want. Open up to Matthew and Luke on Ramadan, Yule, May Day, Boxing Day, Thanksgiving; celebrate his birth in any country; in any culture: the intent
will always be the same.
Merry Christmas to all and Blessings of YHWH/Ya'hshuah be upon everyone
edit on 25-12-2010 by kallisti36 because: (no reason given)