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Are The Holidays Pagan

I am 15 years old and have heard that the holidays are a mix of Christianity and paganism. Is this true?

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GOOD JOB Rev.Gary!!!!
You have truely spoken the truth on this!
Amen Brother...
Even though i was Baptized on Easter 1974,
I've known and have been telling people this for years!
The angel of Light that Constitine seen was Satan, Satan tried for almost 300 yrs to get rid of them/us(HumanTorches,Lions,Crucifixions,Ect)
SO, he Joined us and brought, DIVISION of the Body of Christ
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 3/24/08


Easter is not Ishtar. And Jesus is the Eastern Rabbi, not the easter rabbit. Easter is an old word which simply means spring, it also has a meaning of passion. But it has nothing to do with Ishtar. Easter from Lithuanian "Aistra" means "Passion". It is better named Passover or "Feast of Unleavened Bread", begun when Moses was 80 on April 14, 1525 B.C.
---Eloy on 3/23/08


Yes. Easter, as most know, is celebrated as a pagan holiday, in regards to Eastre, or Eostre, the fertility god of the Roman Catholic beliefs (lies).The celebration of my belief is of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, our Savior.
---Rev._Gary on 3/23/08


cont'd...Always remember, the bible says clearly those who guilty of sin will be held accountable before the judgment seat of Christ and face grave consequences.
---Rev._Gary on 3/23/08


cont'd...Seek out the truth of the True Sabbath Day, which I have. I am fully persuaded by Gods word that the true Sabbath Day is Saturday.The Roman Catholic Church celebrated Sunday as worship to the sun god in the early to mid 1800's.Now: Are we now guilty of disobedience? God forgives us but He wants us to be mindful of what He has set in place for us and called us to do.Pray and seek the Holy Spirit to reveal to you, what you should do and what is right.
---Rev._Gary on 3/23/08




It is true. And God says not to learn the way of the 'heathen.'
---Audrey on 12/19/07


#1 Eloy with all due respect you are not speaking truth for the history of Christmas but falsehoods. I've done extensive study on it and even a cursory look into an encyclopedia will reveal the truth. The day originated w/ pagan solstice celebrations which I won't detail now, but in Rome it was known as the Saturnalia where they also celebrated the birthday of the Unconquered Sun. The Catholic church, whom you preach against, are the ones who co-opted the day for the Roman Church.
---ShaunT on 12/19/07


#2 Originally known as the feast of the nativity. Rome adopted the pagan celebrations because all the pagans coming into the Roman church loved the Saturnalia and would not give it up (i.e. repent). Hence, Rome could not win against the tide and "baptized" it to a "Christian" celebration. Eventually the day merged with European Yule traditions and was renamed Cristes Maesse (i.e. Christ Mass). This being the roman sacrifice of Rome's Jesus on their alter.
---ShaunT on 12/19/07


#3 In time the name was shortened to Christmas and made it to America's shores.
Puritans and many others such as Charles Spurgeon shunned the day and would have nothing to do with it. It was even outlawed in New England for a period of time where even unbelieving Americans viewed x-mass trees as pagan. Boy have times changed...
---ShaunT on 12/19/07


Yes, it most certainly is.The bible warns us about world triditions. read col.2v8.
Read MATT.15, V'S 3,6 AND 7. YOU CAN ALSO
get a bible concordance and look under
triditions FOR FURTHER READING.
ALSO LET ME SAY THIS,oil and water don't mix.Fiction and nonfiction don't mix.Such as, Santa Calus, and the birth of Christ.
---Jack_8773 on 12/19/07




No need to hide, Rachel Reiter aka Cindy92714.
---lovable_linda on 12/19/07


I don't know what it is with you people. I am pagan and I have watched tv on this which I think you people who think the christian religion didn't follow the pagan holidays should do that is to watch something on the history channel. You know the whole world was pagan at one time right? To to say any other religoin is idiotzied well..... how can you be so closed minded. Can we all get along and respect the others religion?? For once huh?
---Rhayden on 12/18/07


No, that is a lie from the pit. To each soul is there own choice. The holi-days to the holy are days of holiness, but to the worldly the holidays are days of idolatry and intemperance. The Christian worships Christ on holi-days, but the pagan does not.
---Eloy on 9/23/07


No, that is a lie from the pit. To each soul is there own choice. The holi-days to the holy are days of holiness, but to the worldly the holidays are days of idolatry and intemperance. The Christian worships Christ on holi-days, but the pagan does not.
---Eloy on 9/23/07


simply put, if you are of Christ, then you will honor the holy days glorifying Christ. But if you are not of Christ, then you are accepting of pagan customs. There is no mixing of the two very different celebrations: Jesus Christ is not the Easter Rabbit, but rather the Eastern Rabbi, and Jesus Christ is not the Santa Claus from the North Pole with his 8 reindeer, but rather the Sacred Child from Heaven circumcised on the 8th day.
---Eloy on 9/23/07


Christians do not observe pagan holidays. We observe Christ's passover, sacrificial death and resurrection every April- and not the easter bunny. And we observe Christ's birthday on earth on December 25- and not santy clause.
---Eloy on 9/23/07


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It is a falsehood that pagans started the holy days, and christians just adopted them by adding christian embellishments. The Astarte idol has nothing to do with Pasover, and was instituted 2,669 years after Adam was created, when Moses was 80 years old in 1525 B.C. And the Mithra idol has nothing to do with Christmas: Christmas was instituted by the magi in honor of Christ's birth, in the city of Bethlehem on the night of December 25, 5 B.C.
---Eloy on 9/23/07


Yes, the holidays are connected to pagan holidays. Easter is a time of rebirth. Jesus was reborn, but the earth is reborn too, The pagans celebrated hope for another year when baby animals were born and new plants grew. Maybe God planned Jesus's rebirth to conincide withwhat was happening on earth so humans could understand better. Remember, there were no supermarkets back then so they were dependent on the natural world for food, etc. and revered it just as they would come to revere Jesus.
---Caillean on 9/22/07


Yes, the holidays are connected to pagan holidays. Easter is a time of rebirth. Jesus was reborn, but the earth is reborn too, The pagans celebrated hope for another year when baby animals were born and new plants grew. Maybe God planned Jesus's rebirth to conincide withwhat was happening on earth so humans could understand better. Remember, there were no supermarkets back then so they were dependent on the natural world for food, etc. and revered it just as they would come to revere Jesus.
---Caillean on 9/22/07


A number of our holidays do have a pagan orgin. For example: Christmas was established to deal with some Roman festival. The catholic church was trying to bring some sort of Christian influence into the celebration of this pagan festival, and so Christmas was started. This doesn't deter from the fact though that Christ was born and for a specific purpose. The date is not important, but the event is.
---WIVV on 12/28/05


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Holidays, mean: Holy Days..Is there any mention of Holy Days in the Bible? Come out of her before you be partaker of her sins.
---Lynn_Bedford77 on 12/28/05


Very well put Eloy and M.P. and John! We don't have an exact date for Christ's birth, and people want to squabble over Easter as well. As Christians we celebrate the Lord on the days that have been set aside for special worship. Let the world see that we don't celebrate in rediculous materialism.
---NVBarbara on 12/28/05


John I agree absolutely. The world will celebrate what it wants, when it wants and how it wants. We do not need to be like them even if we are celebrating at exactly the same time and for (what they think is) the same reason. We just do it differently. As you say - let us do it for the Lord. Some of the others might just notice that.
---M.P. on 12/28/05


No. Christian holidays are christian holidays. period. But nonchristians will celebrate the holidays in their own ways, whether it be with drinking alcohol or revelry and merchandizing, or esteeming mythological creatures like santas, elfs, fairies, and other fantasies, or else they celebrate other traditions in their other religions. However, Christians celebrate Christ only on Christmas, and have nothing to do with paganisms.
---Eloy on 12/27/05


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If there are any days or holidays that have some pagan origin then lets take them back. The devil has had them long enough. Lets just take every single day of the year and put God into it as much as we can. Never mind what the world does. Just make sure that what we do is for the Lord.
---john on 12/27/05


Christmas and Easter are definitely Christian holidays dealing with the birth and death of Jesus. Have you ever read about Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny in the Bible....I haven't.....
---wes on 12/27/05


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