Every year millions of professing Christians around the world celebrate what they believe to be the birth of the Messiah—the Savior of the world. Tragically, this celebration actually mocks the very God it purports to honor. Everything about Christmas goes contrary to God’s law and instead embraces a tradition condemned in the scriptures. These words may sound severe but the evidence to back them up is unimpeachable. We at Blow the Trumpet challenge you to see for yourself.
The following articles capture the real story behind the most popular religious tradition in the western world. If those who claim to be followers of the Messiah truly understood this season they would be astonished at the message it sends about the Savior of the world. To access a particular article, click the applicable title.
Where did Christmas originate? From the Bible or paganism? What is the real origin of Santa Claus—mistletoe—Christmas trees—holly wreaths—and the custom of exchanging gifts? Many are concerned about putting “Christ back into Christmas.” Was He ever there? Here are the stunning answers!
Although the scripture above undoubtedly reflects the ancient practices during Jeremiah's time, we know that the book is also prophetic. Therefore, we ought to take it as an instruction for our day and age as well.
To billions around the world, no time of the year is more eagerly anticipated than the Christmas season. "‘Tis the season to be jolly," is how the song goes. Of course, for many people, Christmas can be a depressing season, emphasizing their loneliness and isolation from family.
Did you know that Christmas celebrations were not observed by the early New Testament church? Did you know that neither Jesus nor the apostles celebrated His birthday? Then why do people celebrate Christmas? You'll be amazed to find out how the holiday we call Christmas began. It certainly didn't begin with Jesus and the apostles. Let's take a look at the origins of Christmas.
At year-end, busy shoppers and revelers turn their attention to Halloween, Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations. But how often do they stop to ask “Why?” What do these holidays mean, and do they obscure mankind’s attention from more important instructions given by God?
An anonymous quotation that made the rounds of the Internet last year runs, "Christmas is weird. What other time of year do you sit in front of a dead tree and eat candy out of your socks?" Though it may induce a chuckle from its readers, most people either miss or ignore the larger point: Christmas is a bundle of contradictions, inanities, and outright lies.
For the sake of argument, let's assume you have decided that Christmas is not the horrible evil you once thought it was. Maybe this year you will have Christmas dinner with your family, and when they draw names for gift giving at the office, you might just join in. You may even go so far as to erect a Christmas tree and deck it with lights.
This present world system has attempted to change God's Sabbath and holy days, syncretizing them into corrupt worship and establishing their own counterfeit holidays. In this study we will see that God has not sanctioned this world's pagan holidays and that it is wrong to share in its celebrations.