Is Christmas in the Bible?

Have you ever pondered over this question – “Is Christmas in the Bible?” You will not be liking this answer if you are a Christian. In fact, many Christians now question the traditions and the scriptures.

Is Christmas in the Bible?

First thing first, YOU WILL NOT FIND THE WORD ‘CHRISTMAS’ ANYWHERE IN THE BIBLE.

Jesus’ apostles and disciples never celebrated any such thing.

In fact, Christmas came into existence only in the 4th century when Pope Julius I appropriated the festivities of the Pagan cultures that existed thousands of years before Christianity even came into existence.

To be more precise, the appropriation took place from Roman festival of Saturnalia and winter solstice celebrations that took place across the world.

Funny thing is that for Christians, adoption of Pagan practices is unacceptable, and here we are – celebrating Christmas, adoring Christmas trees – all of which stemmed from Pagan cultures.

Now, let’s quote!

As Jeremiah 10:2 (KJV) states: “Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen.

And where exactly do Christmas celebrations come from? The way of the heathen!

Then again…

Ezekiel 20:39 (KJV): “pollute ye my holy name no more with your gifts, and with your idols.

It is so appalling to even think of this.

The “Lord” is literally demeaning other cultures and their practices, thereby nullifying the thousands of years of practices and beliefs that existed before Christianity’s evolution. Result? Evangelism, which in its rudimentary form means forcing others to adopt Christianity as one true religion via means like preaching, demeaning other religions and cultures, and many other morally incorrect methods that Christian missionaries undertake across the world.

All these while Christian apologists and evangelists just fail to answer the basic problems and inconsistences of the Holy Scripture, and even some basic logical questions related to approved cruelties taught through the Bible.

Inconsistencies in the Bible

What problems and inconsistencies you ask?

Let’s find out.

The first thing first – Jesus was born to Virgin Mary with divine intervention, and without any biological father.

If such miracles are possible, why is it that Christianity often mocks Hindu scriptures like The Mahabharata in which Queen Kunti and Queen Madri bore children through divine intervention. Kunti’s sons from divine intervention were Karna, Yudhishthira, Bhima, and Arjuna, while Madri’s sons were Nakula and Sahadeva.

Even if we are to take the now defunct and “proven false” Aryan Invasion theory, the epic Mahabharata predates Christianity.

So, if Jesus was born with divine intervention, what is wrong with the Hindu epic?

Okay, if we stop comparing different religions and take The Bible, it is not infallible. There are contradictions in statements, and by rule we know, if two statements contradict, at least one of them is false.

Here is one of the many instances of contradictions:

Old Testament Examples:

Example 1

Genesis Chapter 1: The man and the woman were made at the same time; the animals came later.

Genesis Chapter 2: The man came first and then the animals, and finally the woman.

Example 2

Genesis 1:2-3: God created light and then divided it from the darkness on the first day.

Genesis 1:14-19: God created the sun, moon, and the stars on the fourth day!

New Testament Example:

The tale of Jesus’ birth is conflicting. Matthew 2:13-15 shows Joseph and Mary escaping to Egypt with the infant Jesus shortly after the arrival of the three magi from the east.

However, Luke 2:22-40 states that following Jesus’ birth, his parents stayed in Bethlehem for the purification of Mary that under the Mosaic law was 40 days. They subsequently returned to their house in Nazareth after bringing Jesus to Jerusalem “to offer him to the Lord.” Luke makes no mention of a trip to Egypt or a visit from the magi from the east.

Which one is true?

Christian Teachings of Cruelty

The Bible approves outrageous cruelty that no Christian talk of. Here are a few of them:

Genesis 3:16-23; Romans 5:18: He doomed the whole human race and even cursed all of creation as a result of the actions of two individuals.

How considerate!

Genesis 7:20-23: At the time of the Flood, he drowned innocent children, pregnant women, and animals.

Great!

Exodus 9:8-11,25: He ravaged the Egyptians and their livestock with disease and hail in retaliation for Pharaoh’s refusal to allow the Israelites to leave Egypt.

Exodus 12:29-30: He slaughtered Egyptian infants at the time of the Passover.

Deuteronomy 7:1-2: He commanded the Israelites to slaughter the women, men, and children of seven countries and to plunder their land after the Exodus.

II Samuel 12:13-18: He murdered King David’s infant son as retaliation for David’s infidelity with Bathsheba.

Romans 3:24-25: He demanded the torture and assassination of his own son.

Revelation 21:8: He swore to eternally torment non-Christians.

I Samuel 15:3: “Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.”

Ezekiel 9:4-7: “And the Lord said unto him, Go through . . . the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: Slay utterly old and young, both maids and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark… .”

Hosea 13:16: “Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up.”

And there are many more…

These harrowing accounts tell only one thing – God was far from being merciful who ordered and approved exterminations without even sparing the suckling, the children, and the elderly.

Why? Why such cruelty and heartlessness – the morals of a sociopath – a mass murderer?

We can keep going on and on. But we believe, you get the point. If you want to read more, here is a nice resource.

Now getting back to the question – “Is Christmas in the Bible?”

No, Christmas isn’t in the Bible! In fact, Christmas originates from the Pagan roots – the heathens, the non-believers, the non-Christians, whom the God swore to torment eternally.

While most of the believers today consider Christmas as a time of gift-giving, love, and peace, the Holy Scripture itself approves cruelty that cannot be accepted by modern civilized society.

Yes, gift-giving, love, respect for nature – everything exists with Pagans even today.

Here are a few questions for you to ponder:

  • What is wrong is worshipping the sun, the moon, the trees, the rivers (in short, the nature) that nurtures and nourishes us?
  • A cross is a symbolic representation of the recalling of Jesus’ crucifixion. So, what is wrong with idol worship where idols are just symbolic representations of gods?
  • If the Bible says, “pollute ye my holy name no more with your gifts, and with your idols…,” why celebrate Christmas with such grandeur and gift-giving? Why have a cross?

No one is asking Christians to leave their faith. Faith helps at times of distress, but that doesn’t give Christians the right to mock other religions, faiths, and beliefs, or even attempt to preach while holding others’ religious beliefs wrong.

There are religions that predates Christianity by not a decade or a century, but by thousands of years. What makes Christians believe that they were/are all wrong?

If you have even a fraction of free thinking available, THINK!

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