12/3/2006–Is X-Mas Biblical? Let explore the facts so you can see for yourself. On 12/24/1871 Pastor Charles H. Spurgeon said: “We have no superstitious regard for times and seasons. Certainly we do not believe in the present ecclesiastical arrangement called Christmas. First because we do not believe in any mass at all, but abhor it, whether it be sung in Latin or in English: Secondly, because we find no scriptural warrant whatever for observing any day as the birthday of the Savior; and consequently, its observance is a superstition,..”
Historians are in general agreement it was not till the middle of the fourth century that any part of the Church celebrated the birth of our Lord. This is an amazingly late date. Christmas was not observed in Rome, the capital of the Roman Empire, until about 300 years after Christ’s death. Its origins cannot be traced back to either the teachings or practices of the earliest Christians.
The fact is that the so called ‘holy’ days were arranged to fit in with the heathen festivals. We venture to assert that if there be any day of the year of which we may be pretty sure our Savior was not born, it is the 25th of December. “How absurd to think we could do it in the spirit of the world, with a Jack Frost clown, a deceptive worldly Santa Claus, and a mixed program of sacred truth with fun, deception and fiction…The Catholics and high Church Episcopalians may have their Christmas one day in 365, but we have a Christ gift the entire year.”
Dec. 25 is known as the ‘nativity’ of the sun or birthday of Tammuz (the sun god). Plus much more.