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Published on December 2, 2004 By Sabbatismus In Religion
Christmas Celebrated in Heaven and Earth!

Every year, it seems there is more attempts at censoring the celebration of Christ's birth in public. For the last 150 years Sabbatarians, cults and now the Atheists have been loudly proclaiming, Christ's birthday is never celebrated in Scripture and shouldn't be celebrated at all.

You are now going to find that not only is Christ Birthday celebrated! It is celebrated both in Heaven and on earth.

Luke records that God sent his angel to proclaim this message: Luke 2:9And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people, . 11For unto you is born THIS DAY in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord."

The Very Day of Christ birth is declared to be a day of "good tidings and great joy" in Scripture. And it is God Almighty that sends the Angel to declare it! Notice the words that the the angel of the Lord was sent to them to proclaim, "Good tidings of of GREAT JOY, WHICH SHALL BE TO ALL PEOPLE" Unto you is born THIS DAY, in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord".

What annoys the Sabbatarians and Atheists is that Christ's birthday causes every people on every continent of the world to sing "Glory to God in the Highest" and "Christ our Saviour is born" . But thus, the scripture is fulfillled as promised, "GREAT JOY SHALL BE TO ALL PEOPLE.

They wonder why God couldn't just leave Christ for some exclusive Jewish Christian group, why did He have to make Christ to be "Great Joy to ALL PEOPLE" all the nations!

The GREAT JOY is for ALL people, on the day of Christ's birth. That is what Christians celebrate the Great Joy along with all people, which is the birth of Christ the Lord. But not only was it to be "Good tidings of Great Joy FOR A ALL PEOPLE".

But the Heavenly Host of Angels also rejoiced "that day" as it is written, "13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 14Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Instead rejoicing with the Angels and "all people" , on "THIS DAY" some have decided to rather make up excuses why Christ birth shouldn't be celebrated, though scripture says quite the contrary.

To respond to those who will say that Dec.25th is a pagan day, I answer that Christ is the creator of "all things" all the days of the week are created by him and He sustains all things. Christ owns 7 days a week 365 days a year. Col.1 says in verse 16, "For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, " For the Sabbatarians and other cults, to think that Christ can't be born on December 25th because the pagans did this or that on that day is foolishness. God can do whatever he wants too on that day because he owns all the days, the Pagans don't own any of them. They simply misused the day.

The Sabbatarians say God would never let Christ be born on a day Pagans celebrated. It is not the Pagans which own the days, it is Christ who owns "all the days" . The Pagans only misused the days. Christ returned the days which were abused back to the RIGHTFUL OWNER, GOD HIMSELF.

God has done this with many things both past in present. He takes pagans and TRANSFORMS them to Christians.

The Hebrew worship in the Old Testament is full of similarities.

The pagans had a temple, then God gives Israelites a temple.

The pagans had a priesthood, God gives Israelites a priesthood.

The Pagan Priests had vestments, the Levitical priesthood has vestments.

The Pagans used incense in worship, the Israelites used incense in worship.

The Pagans offered animal sacrifices, the Israelites offered animal sacrifices.

The Pagans, had spring and fall harvest feasts, God gives Israel spring and fall harvest feasts.

The pagans baptized, the Christians baptized.

The list is endless. The Puritanism you can't do this and you can't do that because the pagans had a similarity is not found in scripture. It is a doctrine of fanatics, like Hislop. Who taught that a steeple on a church was a phallic symbol, when the truth was that the Architects built steeples on the Church because Christ said, "If I be LIFTED UP, I will draw ALL MEN unto me." So, the Architects of the Churches lived the cross high so that all men would see it and come unto Christ.

The kind of Pharisaical Puritanism that exists upon some of the Sabbatarian groups has blinded them from the plain evidence in scripture that Christ's birth was not only to be celebrated ON EARTH, but in Heaven ALSO.

According to their Puritanism, the Holy Spirit would never have referred to Christ as "the Sun of Righteousness" in Malachi. Nor would God ever let the Holy Spirit say in Ps.84, "11For the LORD God is a SUN and shield" .

According to the extremist view, The Holy Spirit would never call Christ, ""the light of the world" Because, everyone knows that the Sun is what gives the earth light!

But, that kind of fanaticism is not from God. It is from the same Pharisaical mind that existed in Christ's day by the self-righteous Pharisees who prided themselves in keeping the law to the nth degree, while they were inwardly, unrighteous.

Nevertheless, the Sabbatarians are once again to be shown wrong about Christ's birth not to be celebrated.

The whole world rejoices and sings, "Oh little town of Bethlehem" and "Christ the new born King is born" . There is no excuse for not celebrating Christ's birth.

My article is proof that Christ's birthday was celebrated not only on earth but also in heaven by the multitude of angels. God so desired the celebration of Christ's birthday that he sent forth his angels to announce it and to celebrate it. Further, there is a prophetic implication, in the scripture that "all people" would celebrate His birthday. We can certainly look back and see this scripture fulfilled every December 25th when "all people" from every nation on earth all rejoice and sing praises to God for the birth of Christ. I would therefore, conclude that it has been shown that it is the will of God that Christ's birthday be celebrated, otherwise God would not have sent his angels to announce it and to celebrate it. Thus, God gave us both divine example and human example of his will. And when we celebrate Christ birthday, we also fulfill the prophecy of "all people" rejoicing. In another article I will show that it December 25th is very close if not the exact date of Christ's birth.

Comments (Page 1)
on Dec 02, 2004
True so true sabbatismus-

There is nothing wrong with celebrating the birth of Christ. Imagine, the creator became a man- Emmanuel "God is with us".

I have no problem celebrating, except for the way it has been commercialized. Don't you think the meaning has been obscured by the emphasis on the material?

Merry Christmas

God Bless
preacherman
on Dec 03, 2004
The placement of Christmas near the Winter Solstice was an obvious attempt to co-opt existing holidays. Is "Christmas" pagan? Well no, not exactly, but it is a Christian skin stretched over a framework of bones far older than Christianity.
on Dec 03, 2004
I agree even though Christmas is not pagan it has evolved into a very secular holiday. It appears to be the same evolution that we are seeing in the church. Less Spirit and more flesh. Do you think?

Christian skin stretched over a framework of bones far older than Christianity.


How far back do the bones go? The Garden of Eden?

preacherman
on Dec 03, 2004

In another article I will show that it December 25th is very close if not the exact date of Christ's birth.
Good luck with that.  I don't see how, but good luck.  I don't think most people think Christ couldn't have been born on a day that pagans used, I just think history shows he didn't.  The celebration of his birth was timed for political reasons.  I think you are in denial if you think otherwise.


I don't think it is important that it is celebrated on the actual day.  The importance is in the celebration.  As far as atheists go, I am not sure why you brought them into the frey since scripture means nothing to them.  Why would an atheist celebrate the birth of Christ?


Merry Christmas!

on Dec 03, 2004
Why would an atheist celebrate the birth of Christ?


For commercial reasons. Man does a lot for the mighty dollar! Will sell the gifts and call it a holiday tree instead of a Christmas tree.

I heard on the news last night that Califonia is going through a terrilbe drought. They said the only hope was to pray for rain. In the schools they are saying "no reverence to God", you can't even mention His name. Who are they going to pray to??

I may be okay to mention His name and pray to Him, only if you need His rain!

Merry Christmas
preacherman
on Dec 04, 2004
Why would an atheist celebrate the birth of Christ?


I am an atheist and I celebrate Christmas (in fact, it is my favorite holiday), but the birth of Christ is not what it means to me. Christmas means family, giving, sharing, peace, happiness, etc. You can celebrate "Christmas" without celebrating the birth of Christ, depending on what Christmas means to you.
on Dec 04, 2004

I may be okay to mention His name and pray to Him, only if you need His rain!


hey there are jackleg athiests too ya know.  you dont see me making fun of religious people whose prayers for rain arent being answered and decide theyve been hoodwinked. 


if ya shoulda learned one thing this year, its that nobody likes a flipflopper...specially those who flipflop on flipflopping. 

on Dec 04, 2004
You can celebrate "Christmas" without celebrating the birth of Christ, depending on what Christmas means to you.
This blog was talking about how scripture says all men should celebrate the birth of Christ and I was pointing out that scripture means nothing to atheists.  You illustrated that for me whether intentional or not.
on Dec 04, 2004
we also fulfill the prophecy of "all people" rejoicing


gosh i hate to play the part of Devil's advocate, but "ALL people"? Hmmm. I'd have to point out the multitudes who DON'T celebrate Christmas. Jews, Muslims are two of the most common, but you can add budists, Hindus, athiests etc etc to the list......

You can celebrate "Christmas" without celebrating the birth of Christ, depending on what Christmas means to you.
This blog was talking about how scripture says all men should celebrate the birth of Christ and I was pointing out that scripture means nothing to atheists. You illustrated that for me whether intentional or not.


Jill-you got and insightful for pointing out the obvious.
on Dec 06, 2004
How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, his precepts! O! 'tis easier to keep holidays than commandments.
-Ben Franklin

Very insightful article, Sab. I don't know if I believe that Christmas is celebrated on or near Christ's actual birth, but I am looking forward to the article.

This blog was talking about how scripture says all men should celebrate the birth of Christ


I think the key word here is "should"
on Dec 06, 2004
Jill-you got and insightful for pointing out the obvious.
Thanks!  I have a knack for that
on Dec 08, 2004
Hm well thats interesting but Jesus couldnt have been born in december for at least 2 reasons
1:Shepherds did not tend their sheep in December in ISrael for one it was cold and for another it was the rainy season
2:Jesus and John were conceived six months apart...wanna know when Jesus was born see when John was born first
GBU and Grace and Peace to you
on Dec 08, 2004
Patrick: I appreciate your reply , which is often used, that Shepherds could not tend their flocks in the field in December. Actually, Shepherds today and back then still tended their sheep in the fields while it is cold or rainy. They often keep them, or kept them closer to the home, but, in the fields. Cold and rain, does not mean they didn't let their sheep graze. It only means that they probably kept them closer to home, but in the fields, nonetheless.

1.SHEPHERDS IN FIELDS IN WINTER? It has been often stated that shepherds in that part of the world did not abide in the field during the middle of winter, that by October 15th they would have brought their flocks home-thus ruling out December as the time of Christ's birth. But this is far from conclusive. There may have been exceptions. That some shepherds did face cold weather may be seen in Jacob's complaint to Laban, that he had suffered from frost by night (Gen. 31:40).
In his highly regarded and scholarly volumes, The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah, Alfred Edersheim says about December 25th:
"There is no adequate reason for questioning the historical accuracy of this date. The objections generally made rest on grounds, which seem to me historically untenable." Though various writers have quoted Lightfoot about flocks not lying out during the winter months, this was not true of all flocks. He cites ancient Jewish sources to the effect that there are flocks that "remain in the open alike in the hottest days and in the rainy season-i.e. all the year round" (The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah, Bk.2, p.186).

When Luke mentioned shepherds abiding in the field, did he seek to convey what time of year it was, or was not-or might these words suggest something different: that these shepherds were very poor, living in the field with their flock? They may have been without shelter for their flock or houses for them- selves-regardless of what season it was.

It is very possible they were this poor. If so, there is a beautiful contrast between the shepherds and the wise men who were, apparently, very rich. Both groups came to worship Jesus while he was an infant, a lovely example of how the message of Christ is for all people, rich or poor. 2. Johns' birth date is not known and is as much debated is Jesus'. Although, there is more historical data for the dating of Christ's birth than
on Dec 08, 2004
Who really cares when Jesus was born?....I mean we celebrate it anyway, even if we find out it's a different day, I doubt we're going to change it all around....I don't understand why people try to drain the fun out of things by looking for some proof that Jesus was born in March or something, it was an emaculate conception anyway....isn't anything possible if that can happen?

~Zoo
on Dec 13, 2004
Who really cares when Jesus was born?....I mean we celebrate it anyway, even if we find out it's a different day, I doubt we're going to change it all around....I don't understand why people try to drain the fun out of things by looking for some proof that Jesus was born in March or something, it was an emaculate conception anyway....isn't anything possible if that can happen?~Zoo


But Zoo, those same people that argue whether Christmas was in March, would also argue the immaculate conception.
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