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That`s What Christmas Is All About Charlie Brown

Dec 3, 2011 by     83 Comments    Posted under: Uncategorized
Charlie Brown Christmas

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I have to admit this wasn’t my idea. I found the cartoon, re-arranged some of the wording to make it more appropriate and more factual and include the Jer. 10:1-5 verse reference. I think its been a hit so far since it was first released on facebook. I’ve since seen it on friends feeds being shared by people I don’t even know.

Here you go. Copy the image and share it. Wake people up!

EDIT TO ADD: I’m getting a lot of email feedback from this. Mostly positive as so many people are waking up to these facts about Christmas and realize this pagan holiday in general was highjacked. You can’t take something that the Father calls profane and make it Holy. It’s not in our power to do that. We ourselves are profane, how are we going to take a pagan day and make it a Holy day especially when he has already anointed certain Holy days. We should go back and learn them.

ADDITIONAL EDIT: It seems this news is hard to hear for some people. For information on this, please google: “Babylonian Fertility Fir Tree” and see what info comes up. The worship and decoration of fir trees was around LONG before the middle ages in Europe.


Lev. 18:30 – Keep my requirements and do not follow any of the detestable customs(traditions) that were practiced before you came and do not defile yourselves with them. I am the LORD your God.

Mark 7:7-8 – And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men. For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men…


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  • I’m not sure where you get your facts from but Christmas trees stemming from Babylonian fertility symbols? Please, you just wanted to put the word Babylon in there.

    At any rate, tossing biblical references back and forth, what good does that do? Who reads thousands of years old texts anyway? It’s not healthy. You should learn to interpret. It’s like Bruce Lee said: it’s like a finger pointing the way to the moon. Don’t concentrate on the finger, or you will lose all that heavenly glory.

    • Ok, yeah. You got me. I just made that all up.

      • I think you’re confusing the asherah, a wooden pole representing the goddess of the same name, with the carved and decorated wooden idols described in Jeremiah 10:1-5. Neither of which is a decorated tree! (And Asherah was a Canaanite goddess, not a Babylonian one.) Please check your Bible, and the Wikipedia article on “Sol Invictus”, too.

        • I have done the research. Invictus could pertain to any number of gods but primarily in Rome for Jupiter, Mithras, etc. These were all different names of the deity that originally was Tammuz, the reincarnated Baal, the sun god. His birthday is always Dec. 25 and is always worshiped with fertility symbols because in the dead of winter as the people would want the sun to be re-birthed….thus the fir tree that is green all year round.

          In reality, the tree represents Baal’s sex organ and the wreath, the female genitals of Semiramis.

          If you do the research, you will find this to be correct. There is a reason Daniel said that in the last days knowledge would increase. Don’t let your heart be hardened.

  • Zac,

    You are such a funny fellow. 🙂 The truth could be right in front of their eyes and yet they can not see the tree because of the forest. Sometimes we cast our perils in front of well, you know..


    • So true. and remember 2 Corinthians 4:4 “The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.”


  • I would like to know how a Christmas tree is tied to some ancient fertility symbol as well? That doesn’t make ANY sense at all! Fertility symbols and festivals in the middle of WINTER? Spring yes, winter no… somebody made this up, you just apparently parroted it! By the way, have you seen the stats on Messianics converting to Judaism and denying Messiah? (many ultimately becoming atheists in the end) The stats are pretty staggering, you really should look into them. It seems those who are converting and denying Messiah are not the ones who have come in because they have been taught WHO they are or that Torah is still for today, the ones converting and denying Yehoshua are those who came in under the “everything is pagan” rant. All you are doing is teaching people how to hate, and if that represents your god, I am out!

    • Think about it, Ken. A fir tree stays green all year long. Thus the ancient people of Babylon and pagans throughout history have used it as fertility symbol. A symbol of life. We know that there is only one tree of Life according to the Father’s Word. The fir tree is a counterfeit. A quick study of history will teach you that pagan people before the time of Jesus used fir trees as symbols of fertility worship.

      Isaiah tells us in 14:8 that there will come a time when even the fir trees will sing and rejoice because no woodman comes up against them. Why were woodmen coming up against the firs(cedar) trees? To cut them down to be used as pagan symbols of worship. Isaiah and Jeremiah were contemporaries during their time. They both make references to this pagan practice and history backs them up.

      I don’t know what stats you are quoting from. I’m not messianic. I don’t hold to the traditions and doctrines of Judaism but only those doctrines found in the Torah. We know that Paul “REASONED” with them from the scriptures when sharing the good news of the Messiah. What scriptures do you think he was talking about? The book of John? Romans? No he reasoned from the Torah and the Prophets. The NT wasn’t written yet and in sharable form. You can prove that Jesus is Messiah by just using the first 5 books of the Bible (Torah). If you can’t do this, you need to go back and learn your Bible.

      See the truth or harden your heart. Its up to you.

    • “All you are doing is teaching people how to hate, and if that represents your god, I am out!”

      Can you tell me where Zac is teaching people to hate by sharing a bit of history through a comic strip?

    • Think about it. It is the Winter Solstice. The shortest day of the year. From the Solstice the “Sun” begins it’s re-emergence. It has only been the calendar changes that shifted the date from the 21st to the 25th. It is the birthdate of Nimrod/Tammuz/Osiris/Gilgamesh/Mithra. Deut. 11:16 “Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them…”

  • Please note that there’s a big difference between “borrowing an idea” from someone and “stealing someone’s work and modifying it slightly for your own use.”

    Example: Mr. Piro borrowed the character designs of Linus and Charlie Brown from Charles Schulz, and he borrowed the idea of Linus’ speech about the meaning of Christmas from “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” He then drew his OWN INTERPRETATION of that scene and added his OWN INTERPRETATION of that speech to make two important points: first, that Christmas is not, in fact, a Christian-owned holiday and second, that its origins don’t really matter if you honor the day with love, kindness, and charity.

    What he DIDN’T do was download a copy of a Charlie Brown comic strip from the internet, keep almost all of Schulz’s original text, and then paste his own text over the punchline to turn it into a heavy-handed message worthy of a Jack Chick tract.

    Congrats, I guess, for at least listing the URL of the guy you stole it from. But please know that it was, indeed, theft. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not an expert on the Torah. Does it include the part about stealing being wrong?

    • At no point did I ever portray this as my artwork or my idea. Stealing it would be if I claimed it as my own and/or used it to make a monetary gain. I simply altered it to fit my own opinion and gave a link back in my blog to the original. I included my website URL in the toon in order to give people a source to find out more information about the pagan reality of Christmas.

      Unlike the original artist, I don’t sell anything on my website nor do I even have a donate button. He on the other hand sells all kinds of things on his website and could easily be accused of using the likeness of the Peanuts cartoon to drive traffic to his website to make monetary gain.

  • I reposted this picture and page and linked it back to my website. I hope this is alright. – Craig

  • I reposted this on Facebook. Thank you. I wish everyone the freedom to celebrate whatever tradition is right for them, and good cheer to all. You don’t need to be any particular religion to be a little disturbed by so many Christians being angry at the rest of humanity at this time of year, just because we are not of their faith (or in my case, of any faith). Winter solstice has been an important time for pretty much all cultures except maybe those strictly in equatorial regions, and ceremonies range widely but they are pretty much always there. I’ve been personally fascinated by the structures at Newgrange, Mycenae, and Macchu Picchu, built with such precision to monitor the solar year and mark the solstice.

  • Hahahaa, ain’t that the truth. Christmas has nothing to do with Christ. What makes it funny is how these dumb suckers get upset at you for telling the truth. Go ask any pastor or minister about the origin of Christmas, and I guarantee they wouldn’t get that answer straight from the Bible.

  • In my opinion, a better Scripture to use beneath the cartoon would be Deuteronomy 12:29-31, where it states directly that we are not to worship the Eternal using any of the ways that the pagans used to worship their gods! Yet, as anyone can see who takes the time to look up the origins of Christmas in an encyclopiedia, all the traditions of Christmas from the balls and garland on the tree, to the mistletoe, to the meaning behind the yule log, etc., etc., etc….. all come directly from paganism and therefore are an afront to the Almighty.

  • Ask Jehovah’s Witnesses. We have been exposing this truth for years.

    • I don’t think a Jehovah’s Witness would be my choice of where to go for answers. They don’t keep the Shabbat, and while they may know the real history behind Christmas, they don’t take the feast days seriously nor even keep them.

      • They have more answers than you think. You can take the feast days seriously and not keep them. They have very serious meanings but are not scripturally applicable to Christians to practice. All these things have a deeper spiritual meaning and application to the Messiah and what he would do and that is the point. Judaism as with most religious systems is stuck on ceremony and ritual and place these above the more important things and with it completely miss the point.
        The law of love. As encapsulated by Yahweh/Jehovah and taught by his Son Yeshua/Jesus the Messiah.

        • Sorry Jaws. Wrong answer. The feast days are to be observered the scripture says forever for ALL GENERATIONS. It’s your silly doctrine and other Christian doctrines that says the law does not apply anymore. SIN IS TRANSGRESSION OF THE LAW! – 1 John 3:4 Love IS IN THE LAW. Love God = Deut. 6:4. Love Neighbor = Lev. 19:18. Christians make up their own rules and their own regulations. They do not follow the commandments of the Bible. My challenge to JW’s is to get out of your man-made doctrines and read the Bible for yourself and not have anyone interpret it for you.

          If you don’t read the front of the book, the back of the book won’t make any sense.

          • Gal. 3:15-25. Specifically verses 18 & 25.

            I’m just going to recommend one small, but meaningful thing: unbiasedly ask for true guidance to the His Truth. The One True God’s Holy Spirit will guide you, if you let it. But you do have to be & ask as a child (Mark 10:15)…meaning you have to be eager & persistent, humble. That can be hard for someone as knowledged as yourself. Just make sure your intelligence doesn’t steer your heart in a wrong direction (Prov. 16:5 & 8, 18:12). May Jehovah bless your efforts to find his truths (John 17:3).

          • ZACARY: You said, “If you don’t read the font of the book, the back of the book won’t make any sense.” Well that reminds me of someone who went into the movie theater in the middle of the movie and then wondered what on earth was this movie about. How will we ever know the beginning if we only see the end?

            We must know what all of the old testament said in order to make sense of the new. Yeshua was in the new as well as the old.

            The JW do go to church on Saturday I think. I’m not positive but I do recall having a JW for a neighbor when I lived in Tennessee. She did not do Christmas, Halloween, Easter or celebrate any Birthdays and they refused to give blood even if it meant they would die. They would not give or receive any blood transfusions.

            The Watchtower Society, they have some strange teachings. They seemed programmed, or brainwashed. They could not (were not able to) interpret scriptures for themselves, they relied on their leader to tell them what they wanted them to know. STRANGE!!!

      • The scriptures say that the Mosaic Law was to be temporary a “shadow of the things to come”. However, if you choose to believe it’s still binding why observe only some of the customs? If one were to follow the Mosaic Law they would have to offer animal sacrifices along with all the other things prescribed in it.

        • Dan. 2:44 – can you biblically explain to me how you interpret “shadow of the things to come” as being temporary? What I’m saying is how is “temporary” equated to a “shadow of things to come?”

          What you fail to understand about animal sacrifices is that you can only accomplish them at the place YHWH chooses to place His name:

          “Then there shall be a place which the LORD your God shall choose to cause HIS NAME TO DWELL THERE; thither shall ye bring all that I command you; your burnt offerings, and your SACRIFICES, your tithes, and the heave offering of your hand, and all your choice vows which ye vow unto the LORD.” (Deu. 12:11)

          “And thou shalt eat before the LORD thy God, in the place which HE SHALL CHOOSE TO PLACE HIS NAME THERE, the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the firstlings of thy herds and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn to fear the LORD thy God always.” (Deu. 14:23)

          This place was Jerusalem at the Temple complex:

          “And unto his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a light alway before me in JERUSALEM, the city which I have chosen me to PUT MY NAME THERE.” (1Kin. 11:36)

          “And Rehoboam the son of Solomon reigned in Judah. Rehoboam was forty and one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in JERUSALEM, the city which the LORD did choose out of all the tribes of Israel, to PUT HIS NAME THERE. And his mother’s name was Naamah an Ammonitess.” (1Kin. 14:21)

          Only there were our forefathers allowed to sacrifice. Today we do not have a standing Temple in Jerusalem. Not only that but only the Levites could perform the sacrifices.

          “Bring the tribe of Levi near, and present them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister unto him. And they shall keep his charge, and the charge of the whole congregation before the tabernacle of the congregation, to do the service of the tabernacle.” (Num. 3:6-7)

          So two requirments have to be met in order to execute animal sacrifices.
          1. There has to be a temple where YHWH places His name for there to be sacrifices.
          2. There has to be a Levitical priesthood to execute those sacrifices.

          This command of Torah cannot be accomplished not because it is “done away” but because YHWH has removed the temple and the Levitical priesthood as punishment. This has happened before when Judah was taken to Babylon and the temple was destroyed (2Chr. 36:17-21). No sacrifices were being done in Babylon by the Jewish people because they knew the requirements of Torah could not be met to accomplish this. However, it did not mean that Torah sacrifices were “done away”. It meant that YHWH took the priesthood and temple away as punishment and removed them from Jerusalem, the place where He place His name. However, remember when they returned back to the land, that Torah sacrifices resumed:

          “In the first year of Cyrus the king the same Cyrus the king made a decree concerning the house of God at Jerusalem, Let the house be builded, the place where they offered SACRIFICES, and let the foundations thereof be strongly laid; the height thereof threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof threescore cubits…Let the work of this house of God alone; let the governor of the Jews and the elders of the Jews build this house of God in his place…And that which they have need of, both young bullocks, and rams, and lambs, for the burnt offerings of the God of heaven, wheat, salt, wine, and oil, according to the appointment of the priests which are at Jerusalem, let it be given them day by day without fail: That they may offer SACRIFICES of sweet savours unto the God of heaven, and pray for the life of the king, and of his sons.” (Ez. 6:3-10)

          “Also that day they offered great SACRIFICES, and rejoiced: for God had made them rejoice with great joy: the wives also and the children rejoiced: so that the joy of Jerusalem was heard even afar off. And at that time were some appointed over the chambers for the treasures, for the offerings, for the firstfruits, and for the tithes, to gather into them out of the fields of the cities the portions of the law for the PRIESTS and LEVITES: for Judah rejoiced for the PRIESTS and for the LEVITES that waited.” (Neh. 12:43-44)

          If you read the verses carefully you will see that the two requirements for sacrifices are being met. Currently, the Jews do not have a temple ready for sacrifices and they have to sort who is part of the house of Aaron(Levitical priesthood) before sacrifices can be met according to the guidelines of the Torah. But by no means are these Torah commands “done away”.

          Messiah is now our High Priest making intercession for us:

          “Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make INTERCESSION for them. For such an HIGH PRIEST became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens.” (Heb. 7:25-26)

          Messiah will return to Jerusalem and alter of sacrifice will burn once again at the place He has chosen to place His sacred name in Jerusalem!

          “Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will perform that good thing which I have promised unto the house of Israel and to the house of Judah. In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land. In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, The LORD our righteousness. For thus saith the LORD; David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel; Neither shall the PRIEST THE LEVITES want a man before me to offer burnt offerings, and to kindle meat offerings, and to do SACRIFICE continually.” (Jer. 33:14-18)

          “And thou shalt give to the PRIEST THE LEVITES that be of the seed of Zadok, which approach unto me, to minister unto me, saith the Lord GOD, a young bullock for a SIN OFFERING.” (Eze. 43:19)

          These are millennial prophecies so remember when Messiah said:

          “For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till ALL BE FULFILLED.” (Matt. 5:18)

          Messiah statement of “all be fulfilled” is referring that the time is coming when the entire earth is observing or “fulfilling” the Torah. In other words all of mankind will be obediently walking in the Torah of our God! Very fascinating!

          You have used the term “Mosaic Law”. What your fail to realize is that the “Mosaic Law” is the “Law of God” ! They are one in the same!:

          “And when they brought out the money that was brought into the house of the LORD, Hilkiah the priest found a book of the law of the LORD given by Moses.” (2Chr. 34:14)

          “This Ezra went up from Babylon; and he was a ready scribe in the law of Moses, which the LORD God of Israel had given…” (Ez. 7:6)

          “And all the people gathered themselves together as one man into the street that was before the water gate; and they spake unto Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses, which the LORD had commanded to Israel.” (Neh. 8:1)

          “They clave to their brethren, their nobles, and entered into a curse, and into an oath, to walk in God’s law, which was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of the LORD our Lord, and his judgments and his statutes.” (Neh. 10:29)

          “Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I [YHWH] commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.” (Mal. 4:4)

          This is clear evidence that the “Mosaic Law” is definitely “God’s Law” and that we should be obeying it requirements to the best of our abilities and not scoffing it off as legalistic man-made religion!

  • Not sure why it didn’t post the 1st time. Going to try again…

    Because I didn’t allow it to be posted. You need to go back and do more research. And by research, I don’t mean wikipedia.

    • I have done research.

      It’s too bad you don’t want a real conversation here, unless it’s either in agreement with your beliefs or can be readily shot down.

      • obviously not enough if your only regurgitating what is on wikipedia.

        • Why do you keep falling back on this made-up wikipedia argument? There are quite a few resources out there that one may access with regard to ancient history, and wikipedia isn’t really one of them. Having said that, wikipedia can, in many instances, point you in several directions for better peer-reviewed and/or scholarly work.

          I’d suggest removing the “feel free to comment below” from your article, unless you intend to let people actually comment. Notice that your responses don’t actually refute anything I said, they just attack me, and quite ineffectively, I might add. It’s called a logical fallacy. You should do some research on them, especially ad hominem.

          Your belief that what you wrote is true doesn’t make it so. If you think I’m (so obviously) wrong, why censor my words? Why not actually respond to them in an intelligent manner instead of hiding them? What are you afraid of? There are quite a few comments attached to this article that stray pretty far out there, intellectually, but you have no problem allowing them.

          • I told you to do your own research. You refuse to do it because when you see the truth you will reject it. What does the Bible say about those that reject knowledge??
            Google “babylonian fertility fir tree”

          • Also, Read Isaiah 14:7-8. Why are the fir trees singing when evil is laid down? Because morons are not cutting them down any longer and using them in pagan forms of fertility worship!

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  • I am a Christian who doesn’t celebrate Christmas for precisely the reasons you mentioned. As you replied to some of the comments, “do the research”. Any religious encyclopedia will confirm that this holiday as well as many others are steeped in paganism.

  • I am a Christian, and agree with this cartoon all the way! I USED to be disturbed at what I thought was Christ being taken from Christmas, but as I came to know the truth, I became GLAD He was taken out of it. Besides, what does a tree have to do with His coming to earth? Why pick December for His birth, a season so cold, surely the shepherds wouldn’t be out with their sheep. Thank you for posting the truth!

    • Lynne,
      In answer to your questions, allow me to shed some light on this. Christmas has nothing to do with our
      Lords birth as well as His Resurrection on Easter. The trees and the decorations the lights, are all pagan
      adopted by the Roman Catholic church around the 3rd or 4th century A.D. The tree was taken during the
      first Pharaoh king of Egypt as a fertility goddess and passed down from there to the Roman Catholics.
      Christmas is actually two words. Christ+mass, those of whom put Christ on the cross, you can read in
      the Bible how that took place. Christmas is actually a celebration of His death. Once again, pagan cele-
      brations. Christ was born in Spring/Autumn time. Yes, it was very cold at the time of winter. Not even the
      shepherds would have been out. December 25 was chosen and again by the Roman Catholics, the same
      time as the celebrations of the Iranian and the Romans moon and sun gods. Once again, pagan. This was to keep out any confusion and hassles with the pagans, so it was decided to keep both celebrations on the same day. Lynne, there is so much more to this. Read more of God’s word on this and know that we Christians are to follow His commands and not partake of pagan traditions. By the way, Easter has nothing to do with again, His Resurrection. Easter is mentioned one time in the Bible and is also a reference to the fertility goddess. This was a misinterpretation by the translationist. Easter is actually Estre the fertility goddess. I pray that by the Grace of God given me and to you the truth behind all of this. Again, I encourage you to continue to do research on this. If for any reason you need help or have questions, feel free to write. May the Lord God give you wisdom and courage to seek the truth.

    • You make a great point… Many of my friends and family, take a stance for Christmas because in a round about way, it causes many to associate the holiday and Jesus together. Your comment…

      “I USED to be disturbed at what I thought was Christ being taken from Christmas, but as I came to know the truth, I became GLAD He was taken out of it.”

      Got me thinking, based on the whole Word of God and Yeshua’s devotion to His Father… I’m sure that He is glad to be taken out of Christmas.

  • The Bible has the truth, I think.

    I dont think Santa is real, neither is Charlie Brown.

    Christmas is unchristian there is no doubt

    The Christmas Tree has no Christian value at all.

    Nice info even if Charlie isn’t real

    The Bible is real though ( Heb 4 :12 )

  • The origins of traditions are always interesting; what is more interesting is the meanings individuals put behind it, not to mention the harsh criticisms they receive when they hold family traditions dear to them.

    For many Christians, a lit tree is a symbol of the life and joy Jesus Christ brought to humankind. For many non-Christians, it is tradition paired with gift-giving and centering families. Worshiping the tree or fertility is not the focus. Just as Halloween has pagan origins, in modern-day America, it mainly focuses on sharing fun “spooky” festivities and treats with friends and neighbors-celebtating the dead is hardly the focus, yet the traditions of costumes and treats remain.
    One does not have to be Christian to appreciate Christmas, nor to appreciate the works and teachings of Jesus. Even if one does not believe in God or that Jesus is God, He is undoubtedly a man who walked this earth and exemplified selfless love for others. It is obvious that humankind would benefit from modeling themselves after His teachings. There are other influential men and women who would be wonderful role models for all of humankind as well-they don’t receive as much criticism because they weren’t born with the status of being a deity.
    Criticizing others’ traditions while belittling their beliefs is a right many nations endorse in their freedoms of speech. Regarding this comic, it confirms that its supporters truly need to follow teachings of better role models and focus on their own character. The focus of Christmas for many people may not be strongly religious-based, but for those who are religious that find the need to criticize others certainly does not make them better than their victims. Judge not, that ye be not judged.
    “What is Christmas all about?” shouldn’t be so much of a concern to those who disregard its meaning to others. Christmas or no Christmas, quality character should be a primary focus and if one had it, he or she wouldn’t invest time in encouraging cynical disregard for others’ beliefs and practices through a biased comic strip.

    • The point is not to belittle anyone traditional beliefs but to point out the pagan practices we now use to worship the Creator and his sacrifice. God gives us the ways he wants to be worshiped. All throughout the Bible we see people wrongly choosing other ways to worship him and He gets very angry when that happens. We are to worship Him and celebrate during HIS feast days that He has set aside. Passover, Pentecost, and Tabernacles as laid out in Lev. 23.

      All throughout the NT we see Paul and the Disciples continuing to keep these feasts…not Christmas, Easter or Halloween.

      When the Israelites built the golden calf, they were using it to Worship the Lord. Look it up. Exodus 32:5. In their eyes they were worshiping the Lord, but in YHVH’s eyes, they were worshiping other gods because they were not worshiping the way He had instructed them.

      When you worship during Christmas or Easter with its pagan symbolism and disregard the Feasts He has given us, you are doing the same thing.

    • *celebrating

  • The comic’s intention may not to be to belittle, but time would still be better spent letting God’s love shine through one’s actions toward others in the real world rather than justification of beliefs online.

    • So time is not well spent using scripture to correct as Paul said? What scripture do you think he was referring to? The gospels, Romans, 1st Corinthians? Those were not written yet. He is referring to the Torah in which the Father gives us specific instructions on how to love one another and LOVE HIM! Celebrating a holiday that is steeped with pagan traditions is not how we love him. This website is meant as a way to teach others how to return to the instructions He gives us to love one another and LOVE HIM. Pretty simple.

      Today in Christian churches, we teach all about God’s love for us, but never about how to Love Him back. He tells us how to do that, but we aren’t paying attention. How do we Love him??? KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS! 1 John 2:6 Look it up.

  • You wrote: All throughout the NT we see Paul and the Disciples continuing to keep these feasts…not Christmas, Easter or Halloween.” Could you tell me what feasts and the scriptures that pertain to them?

    • Here you go Nan…just for starters.

      Acts 2 verse 1 we see the disciples gathered for the Feast of Shavuot or today what we call Pentecost.
      Acts 18 verse 21 (KJV) We see Paul saying that he Must By All Means Keep This Coming Feast in Jerusalem
      Acts 20 verse 6 we see it mention again the Feast of Unleavened Bread which was Passover.
      Acts 20:16 We see again Paul attempting to be in Jerusalem for the feast of Shavuot or what is called today Pentecost.
      1 Cor. 5:7-8 mentions Christ as our Passover and Not OUR EASTER saying “let us keep the feast…”
      2 Cor. 15:20 and 23 both mention Jesus as are our first fruits. The feast of First Fruits would have been the day he was resurrected, the first day after the weekly Sabbath as written in Lev. 23.

      Just off the top of my head…I think its Acts 27 also that Paul mentions “the fast” which would refer to Feast of Atonement mentioned in Lev. 23.

  • I’d really appreciate a list of sources to consult — my 7yo is asking questions about the history of Christmas and I’d love to have some texts to turn to for our education. Thanks!

    • Start off with the Encyclopedia Brittanica and then maybe watch the Jim Staley Truth and Traditions video…but its maybe not 7yo material.

      • Thank you. I expected to “moderate” from the sources to her. 🙂

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  • If you “love this,” then I think you miss what Christmas is REALLY about. It has nothing to do with man-made things, beings, rules or religion. It has ONLY to do with that which came from God and God alone that is, his Son. Those who understand the true meaning of Christmas (which is more than a day in the year, it is a belief, a striving to live as He lived), honor this and nothing else.

    • Newsflash TV. The birth of His son DID NOT happen on Dec. 25. That date was chosen as a way to appease the pagans in the Roman Empire at the time. Instead of celebrating Christmas and the pagan traditions that go along with it, try looking up the feast days that the Father says we are to keep forever. There is very good evidence in scripture that Jesus was born on the Feast of Tabernacles.

    • So why not celebrate it in March, or June, or November? It’s all about the birth of the Son…right? Why December 25th? He wasn’t born then,so it shouldn’t matter. Is there a celebration mentioned in the Bible about putting up a tree, exchanging gifts, or anything like that surrounding the birth of Christ? No. And if not, you need to find out where it came from. If people insist on using wikipedia – here is some interesting info on Tammuz: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tammuz_%28deity%29
      also: http://www.toolong.com/christmas.htm

      Jeremiah 10:2-4: “Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.” (KJV).

  • i’ve just read an article which talks about rock carvings depicting the “evergreen tree” found in Bohuslan Providence in Sweden and Ostfold province of Norway dating back to between 1,800 and 500 BCE (before Christ).

    the researchers said that due to the rarity of these trees so near to the northern coast & their greenery all year round, they were used as “sacred symbols” of life, survival and immortality.

    Quoting the book ROCK CARVINGS IN THE BORDERLANDS published by the SWEDISH NATIONAL HERITAGE BOARD says “The images of trees in rock carvings illustrate that as early as the Bronze Age the southern Scandinavian region was part of a larger religious and cultural context that covered the whole of Europe and large parts of Asia. Religion and cosmology were adapted to people whose livelihoods were farming and animal husbandry. They largely worshipped the same gods, although the names of the gods varied.”

    Quoting the booklet published by the BOHUSLANS MUSEUM entitled THE ROCK CARVING TOUR says “It was not the everyday world the rock carvers wanted to portray. We believe that their images perhaps were a form of prayer and invocation to the gods. Beliefs revolved around the eternal circle of life, fertility, death and re-birth.”

    The ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA backs these statements up by saying “Tree worship was common among pagan Europeans and survived their conversion to Christianity. Customs included placing a Yule tree at an entrance or inside the house during the midwinter holidays.”

    The article concludes by saying, Scandinavian rock carvings provide silent testimony, literally set in stone, that the Christmas tree is not of Christian origin.

    • Thanks Tash! While its obvious to some people, for others its like a deer in the headlights who will swear up and down that pickup trucks don’t actually exist!

  • New2Torah – Thanks for being courageous enough to put this out there but, as you can see, people want to be comfortable in their ignorance. Everything you said is published knowledge that I found for MYSELF when I was 13yo during a simple, innocent school project. As a Christian, I continued to celebrate Xmas for some time because I simply wanted to but, I was honest enough to not try and tie it to Christ’s birth nor as a Christian holiday as much as I simply celebrated it as a ‘family tradition.’

  • People who are not Christian celebrate Christmas, and many Christians that celebrate Christmas know the non Christian origins of the celebration. Do you think it matters to them? People do what other people in their circle do. How many Christians will take a stand and tell their family and friends they won’t be celebrating Christmas this year because it’s pagan?

  • Just so you know, the article Tash is quoting from is the December issue of Awake magazine published by Jehovah’s Witnesses. The statements you put in the cartoon are factual and exactly why we Jehovah’s Witnesses do not celebrate any pagan holidays. Origins matter to God, no matter whether humans are willing to acknowledge them or not. Also, we study the whole Bible, not just “the end” as you stated.

    • Obviously you don’t read the whole Bible otherwise you would be keeping Torah. Had a ham sandwich lately?


      • Yes I have! Thanks to Acts 10:9-16……. BTW, nice cartoon.

        • Read verse 28. It had nothing to do with food. Here you go.

          • I wish you well trying to convince anyone that the situation in Act 10 had nothing to do with food…I certainly haven’t been able to. There is a good reason WHY the Lord told us certain foods were unclean, but people will believe what they want to believe even if it means twisting His Word. 🙁

        • willful ignorance. nuff said

          • Here, here, April, Amen!   

            …..and pride, haughtiness, and stubbornness. 

            Zac, the mere fact that you have so many replies to this post proves the point. There is such a bitter outrage by those still in darkness, yet professing to be in the light, for they love the traditions that got plopped into their laps more than they love the word of Yahweh. (How do I know? Because I used to be exactly like them!) A previous comment was made previously about where the scriptures are from the NT telling us to keep Yahweh’s feasts. The ONLY TWO I need to point out are: “Then Yahshua (‘Jesus’) spoke to the multitudes and to His disciples, 2 saying: ‘The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. 3 Therefore whatever they tell you to observe, that observe and do, but do not do according to their works; for they say, and do not do.'” (Matthew 23) & “Imitate me, just as I also imitate Messiah” (1 Corinthians 11:1). Do you HONESTLY believe Yahshua, Paul, or anybody else would have been caught erecting a tree in their dwellings, (not that Yahshua even had a place to dwell), but you get the point.

            It’s very simple, and we don’t have to have dozens of witnesses to confirm it before we take heed: Yahweh DOES NOT WANT TO BE WORSHIPPED IN THE SAME MANNER, AND WITH THE SAME CUSTOMS, AS THE HEATHEN/PAGANS/NATIONS/GENTILES WORSHIPPED THEIR gods.  

            10 To whom shall I speak and give warning, that they may hear? Indeed their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot give heed. Behold, the word of the LORD is a reproach to them; they have no delight in it. 11 Therefore I am full of the fury of the LORD. I am weary of holding it in. “I will pour it out on the children outside, and on the assembly of young men together; for even the husband shall be taken with the wife, the aged with him who is full of days.
            12 And their houses shall be turned over to others, fields and wives together; for I will stretch out My hand against the inhabitants of the land,” says the LORD. 13 “Because from the least of them even to the greatest of them, everyone is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even to the priest, everyone deals falsely. 14 They have also healed the hurt of My people slightly, saying, ‘Peace, peace!’ when there is no peace. 15 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? No! They were not at all ashamed; nor did they know how to blush. Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; at the time I punish them, they shall be cast down,” says the LORD. 16 Thus says the LORD: “Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; then you will find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’ 17 Also, I set watchmen over you, saying, ‘Listen to the sound of the trumpet!’ But they said, ‘We will not listen.’ 18 Therefore hear, you nations, and know, O congregation, what is among them. 19 Hear, O earth! Behold, I will certainly bring calamity on this people—the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not heeded My words nor My law, but rejected it. (Jeremiah 6)

    • Tracy, with all due respect, you said “we Jehovah’s Witnesses do not celebrate any pagan holidays.”

      The fact of the matter is that JW’s continue to honor Sunday as their rest day when the Bible tells us
      to honor the 7th day. Sunday worship is proven to be of Roman Catholic origin. Why do JW’s reject
      the RCC’s pagan feasts while continuing to honor their pagan pope-created Sunday sabbath?

  • Very interesting comments by everyone. I do not decorate during this time of year, neither do I condemn those that do. I do believe a problem by many is their interpretation of the bible in the Book of Jeremiah. Yes, it was applicable to those that were worshipping statues and other Gods, but I have never known anyone to worship a “Christmas tree.” In present day, the tree is plainly a decoration for those practicing “family traditions” and not something to be worshipped… it has no godly meaning. Why else would the trees be thrown out shortly after the holiday is over. If it were something being worshipped, would it not be preserved? Just a thought.

    • It’s being used by Christians in a ritualistic manner to “celebrate the birth of Jesus”. We are told to not worship God in any way similar to pagan practices (Deuteronomy 12:29-31). If Christmas really is about Jesus, then trees are being used to celebrate his birth.

  • Christmas tree doesn’t have anything to do Babylon let alone any more specific “fertility ritual”. Babylonians may have used trees for religious purposes (as all cultures do), but there is no causal link between those and northern European Christmas/New Year trees.

    The point stands though that it ain’t something from the bible or anything like that, and more likely than not is probably pagan in origin.

  • Someone wanted references they could look up….here are some that might prove interesting.

    The Two Babylons, by Alexander Hyslop

    If you can find it, Halmark Cards put out a book on the origin of the holidays, it is a very informative book, but rare and hard to get.

    *** g95 12/8 p. 31 Christmas—Its Origin ***
    JUST three days before Christmas 1993, Pope John Paul II acknowledged that the celebration of Christmas is not rooted in the Bible. Regarding the date December 25, the pope admitted: “On that day in pagan antiquity, the birthday of the ‘Invincible Sun’ was celebrated to coincide with the winter solstice.” How, then, did Christmas begin? The pope continued: “It seemed logical and natural to Christians to replace that feast with the celebration of the only and true Sun, Jesus Christ.”
    “In other words,” wrote journalist Nello Ajello in La Repubblica, “someone had Jesus born on an imaginary, fabricated, false date.” When did this fabrication take place? A press release from the Vatican stated: “The festival of Christmas appeared for the first time in 354 [C.E.].”

    *** w02 7/15 p. 22 par. 8 They Keep On Walking in the Truth ***
    M’Clintock and Strong’s Cyclopædia notes: “The observance of Christmas is not of divine appointment, nor is it of N[ew] T[estament] origin.” And the book Daily Life in the Time of Jesus observes: “The flocks . . . passed the winter under cover; and from this alone it may be seen that the traditional date for Christmas, in the winter, is unlikely to be right, since the Gospel says that the shepherds were in the fields.”—Luke 2:8-11.

    *** w94 12/15 pp. 4-5 Christmas—Is It Truly Christian? ***
    “Everyone feasted and rejoiced, work and business were for a season entirely suspended, the houses were decked with laurel and evergreen, visits and presents were exchanged between friends, and clients gave gifts to their patrons. The whole season was one of rejoicing and goodwill, and all kinds of amusements were indulged in by the people.”—Paganism in Christian Festivals, by J. M. Wheeler.

    Does this description fit the Christmas festivities you know? Surprisingly this was not Christmas! Rather, that is a description of Saturnalia—a week-long pagan Roman festival associated with the winter solstice… The birthday of the unconquered sun was celebrated on December 25, a principal feast-day of Rome’s Mithraic religion.

    This is just a few references, but it shows that Christmas, has nothing to do with Christ.

    One more thing, when I told some people this recently, one commented that “Life-less persons who want to downgrade Christ’s birthday should shut up, you are wasting your time.” The point being that those who really want to show what the Bible says and stand up for it’s truths will be hated, just like Jesus was.

    In showing the truth, even in mentioning keeping the commandments, honest hearted ones are trying to help people hear the truth of the scriptures. We are not to point fingers and judge what people do with this information, because we cannot read hearts. God is the judge and he reads hearts. People can change their minds and accept the truths of the bible, just as many of us have.

    Those who spout words of discouragement and call names, may just be reacting the way some of us did when we first heard these things. Sometimes it takes time for the seeds of truth to sink in. Some will respond, others won’t. Thanks for all the honest hearted ones on here who really do try to spread the bible truths and expose the falsehood. No matter what happens it shows your love by trying to reach hearts.

  • The TRUTH about Christmas Its History Myths, and Traditions – Jeremiah Films


    Uploaded by DeucePrez on Nov 28, 2011
    PLEASE READ FIRST: Once your eyes have been opened – you may never view Christmas the same again!!

    Everything you think you know about Christmas; you don’t. Every common misconception of this holiday is cracked wide open!

    The producers who unmasked Halloween — now unwrap Christmas.

    A must see video for every seeker after truth.

    This explosive video recounts the Biblical origins of the birth of Jesus Christ, and promotes the legitimacy of the Bible through prophecies already fulfilled: the Son of God, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin in Bethlehem, of the lineage of David, and more!

    But .. was December 25th really Jesus’ birthday? Have you ever wondered why we decorate the Christmas tree, put lights up around the house, and why we teach our children to believe in St. Nicholas, or Santa and his magical reindeer?

    Even though the end promotes Christian theology, this video is a MUST SEE for all!

  • It’s not “Mosaic Law” it’s Yahweh’s law given to Moses who communicated it to the children of Israel. It was the sacrificial system that was done away with not Torah. Yeshua was/is the living Torah. Try going 90 MPH in a 65 MPH speed zone, and when you get pulled over, tell the officer, “Sorry officer, I’m a Christian the law doesn’t apply to me”. See how far you get. The USA alone has thousands of laws, which we have no problem trying to follow yet when Yahweh’s laws are mentioned, all hell breaks loose. Torah means instruction…Yeshua’s sacrifice did away with the LAW of sin and death. Shalom aka Peace.

  • Yes you are so clever about talking about the pagan roman festival saturnalia as adopted to christianity and into christmas. AND YOU TALK BABYLON worship, JUST LOOK AT YOUR FREAKIN JEWISH CALENDAR WITH THE FERTILITY goddess TAMMUZ INTO THE SO-CALLED JEWISH CALENDAR

    • First of all David, Tammuz was a reincarnated god of Nimrod, not a goddess. Second, I’m not a Jew and I don’t have a Calendar with a month on it called Tammuz. The only time Tammuz is found in the Bible is in Ezekiel 8:14 and its not in reference to a month. Get your facts straight before you post on here again with a tone like that.

    • DAVID MARDAKOV: I just read what you wrote back in May or last year and you can’t be a Christian. We are to show love and respect to our fellow brothers and sisters and there is absolutely nothing at all loving or respectful about your comment. “Babylon and Freakin Jewish Calendar, etc.

      You sound like your above everyone, high and mighty, like the Pharisees of the old days.
      Judge not, least you be judged. PRIDE is sin. You are accountable for you and not for anyone else. Sweep in your own front yard before you start sweeping in the yard of your neighbors. Be sure your cup is clean first before you wash their cup. We are not perfect, even though some of us think that we are. Confess, repent and forsake and all will be okay.

  • Pride is an ugly ugly animal. Im sorry for you David Mardakov. You seem very angry. And un-studied.
    1 Thessalonians 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

  • That was fun to read through the comments again. I know I posted this on my wall last Dec. and had alot of comments. I know alot of people that commented were mad but not as mad as I was when I found out the truth about X-mas. I am over being mad now and just want to be a light any way I can. Keep up the good work. Thanks for all you do. 🙂

  • Tammuz goddess of fertility. Tammuz that the jewish people loved and adopted her and she corrupted the holy biblical calendar, adopting idols of gentiles rather using the Kadosh Torah,Tanakh.Nevi’im, and Ketuvim calendar http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/582039/Tammuz

  • Charlie brown: “GOOD GRIEF!” lol

  • For all of my “re-formed” friends:

    “Those who follow the custom of observing Christmas, follow NOT the Bible, but pagan ceremonies.”
    -Charles H. Spurgeon

    Below is an excerpt from the book, The History of The Reformation of Religion in Scotland, by JOHN KNOX, founder of the Presbyterian denomination:

    “About the same time the feast of Christmas was introduced to our ancestors. ‘The vulgar persuasion is,’ says Buchanan, ‘that these festivities celebrated the birth of Christ, when, IN TRUTH, they refer, as is sufficiently evident, to the LASCIVIOUS RITES of the Bacchanalia, and NOT to the memory of our Saviour’s nativity.’ It is probable that this was originally the Gothic pagan feast of Yule, or Zul, so called in Scotland to this day; see Dr Jamieson’s Scottish Dictionary on the word, Yule. We know the Popes instructed their missionaries NOT TO ABOLISH, but rather ADOPT the heathen rites of the people among whom they introduced Christianity, and ADAPT them to Christian worship. This was the source of innumerable CORRUPTIONS; and with regard to this festival, it not only opened a door for all manner of LICENTIOUSNESS, but also BOUND the churches to the acknowledgment of a thing AS TRUE which NEVER has been proved — that Christ was born on the 25th of December, which rests on no credible authority. Our neighbours in the south condemn OUR REFORMERS FOR REJECTING THIS HOLIDAY. WITH MUCH MORE REASON WE WONDER AT THEIR RETAINING IT.” (The History of The Reformation of Religion in Scotland, John Knox, 1841, Introduction pp. 13, 14) (see also Acts of The General Assembly of The Church of Scotland, 1638-1842, p. 19)

    (EMPHASIS mine.)

  • Um Zach just for your info from my understanding the J W’s also in addition to not observing the feasts and eating pork etc also dont believe in the deity of yeshua. they think hes a god and no God

  • I loved this!!!!!! Finally, someone actually did some research and got the facts “RIGHT”!!! Thank You!

  • Just about anything and everything we do can be traced back to a pagan precedent, all the way back to Cain who killed Abel, then subsequently fled from God, where his lineage founded the secular civilization (Gen 4).

    That said, I’m not an evangelist for Christmas trees. However, neither am I party to the passive attempt that it discredits Christianity. Jesus is indeed God manifest in the flesh, He alone is the true way to the Father, and citing the faults of humanity does not debunk truth. In fact, the rebukes of the prophet Malachi to the hypocrisies of Israel make the observance of Christmas trees pale in comparison.

    Bottom line: What’s your point?

    • I think his point was this:

      If you KNOW that Christmas has pagan origins ( which I believe is a fact anyone can look up themselves) and we also KNOW that in Deut. 12 and Deut 6 God says he DOES NOT want to be worshiped as the pagans are worshiped and that it is an abomination..

      well it’s a no brainer isn’t it? Isn’t this what paul spoke of.. foolishly observing times and seasons…falling from grace!

      Repentence..TRUE repentence entails turning away from our sin!

  • Well, this has gotten quite the response, hasn’t it?!! Thank you for all the work you put into this site Zach. For every hard-hearted person posting here, there are ten of us you have helped to inform. Thank you.

    As for the cartoon, it’s good. I reposted it on my G+ page. It’s also happens to be TRUE folks, look it up. It wont take long and you wont break a sweat, I promise!

  • Thanks for posting truth. My wife and I have come out from among traditions of man and searching out truth. Even as a ‘christian’ I could not wrap my brain around the purpose of all this ‘christmas stuff’, even as a charismatic minister. Now that is all behind me and learning the Whole Word of Yahweh, we are having our eyes opened and our minds renewed in His Word. So much to learn and study, but it is more beneficial to follow His commandments and be blessed than to be trapped into traditions of men and be cursed.
    Keep up the work of the Father and I know you know this, persecution comes for the Word sake, not because of traditions and religions of men. Keep pressing on to the high calling of Yahweh through Y’shua our Messiah and Redeemer.

  • I for one found this insightful and funny. Apparently it has stuck a nerve (Holy Spirit convicting some) concerning their own customs and practices, found outside the Word of God. The truth is the truth however… Claiming ignorance or indifference when you meet the maker will be of no excuse. Have heart friends, there’s still time to turn away from the things of this world and place your eyes on the prize. Thanks Zac for another great post! Shalom brother!

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