Today's Holidays

Written by Charles Bedwell

In today's society, we've come to accept several different forms of holidays over the years. These festive/rest days have actually been transformed into federally official "work-free" days. Many have taught from generation to generation to pass on and keep these holidays, but very few even ASK: "Where did they originate from? And why do we keep them?" In this article, we're going to only briefly discuss the truth about the most commonly observed holidays, giving you as the reader the opportunity to delve even deeper into the history behind these special days.

What about the word holiday? Different holidays in our culture supposedly represent National days, Secular days, and some even represent Religious days. Go and look up the word holiday in a Webster's Dictionary. You will see that the word has actually been derived from holy day.

Let's start with taking a look at the most popular "Religious" holy day in our culture:


Today, most people believe that Christmas is a time of giving, spending time with family, resting from labor, and getting lots of "stuff". Many also believe that Jesus Christ was born on December 25th, Christmas Day. Many even erroneously believe that the Bible says Jesus was born on December 25th. LOTS of speculation has circulated about this day, but we will cut straight to the chase about this mystical day of religious festivity.

For starters, the Bible certainly does NOT justify an incorrect teaching of Jesus being born on December 25th. However, December 25th - or, time of the Winter Solstice - WAS the official birthdate that the pagans did celebrate as the rebirth of the Sun. There is one particular figure that stands above all the other false gods being worshipped on December 25th, and his name is NIMROD.

The Winter Solstice actually occurs a few days before December 25th, but in Santa ancient days, the Babylonians would begin their festivals several days before the 25th, and that day became donned as the day of the year when daylight is the shortest. The solstice was the day each year when the day started seeming to become longer. So of course out of superstition, the ancient pagans began designating December 25th as the date of the "rebirth of the sun", but the unbelievable rituals go much further than this, and I will touch on this in a moment. Just hold on to this fact - December 25th was the greatest day of Sun worship for the Babylonians throughout the year.

But what about Santa Claus, and all of the other superstitious rites that circulate around Christmas? Surely those are harmless too, right?

I can still remember those childhood years of my own quite easily - the anxious expectation of gifts on December 24th, the smell of all kinds of food being cooked, the Christmas music and the colored decorations. If you read Langer's Encyclopedia of World History, you will see that Santa was merely a common name for Nimrod all throughout Asia Minor. It was very common for pagan religions to have a fire god. This particular fire god would supposedly come down the chimneys of the peoples' homes and the same fire god to whom infants would be burned, slaughtered, and eaten in human sacrifice rituals, eventually even among God's people!

Leviticus 18:21 ...'And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.'

Today's Santa Claus comes from "Saint" Nicholas. "Old Nick" has been recognized as a term for the devil for a very long time. Truly, our modern-day Santa is just a collaboration of many different eras of customs and mixed pagan rituals. Most researchers do agree that Santa was borrowed from Norse [Scandinavian] mythology. The Encyclopedia Britannica makes this account of Santa Claus:

"Sinterklaas was adopted by the country's English-speaking majority under the name Santa Claus, and his legend of a kindly old man was united with old Nordic folktales of a magician who punished naughty children and rewarded good children with presents." ("Santa Claus", Encyclopedia Britannica 99)

Isis and Saturn

According to the Babylonians' traditions, Semiramis - who become later known as the Sun goddess Astarte/Asherah/Ashtoreth/Isis/Ishtar/Easter from many of the other heathen religious groups - claimed that after the death of her husband/son Nimrod, a full-grown evergreen started springing up overnight out of a dead tree stump (I placed emphasis on Isis because I will show elaboration on that particular name). She said further that Nimrod would visit that evergreen tree and leave gifts each year on the anniversary of his birth, which was - December 25th. Semiramis proclaimed that the springing forth of the evergreen tree symbolized the springing forth of new life for Nimrod. Not only was Nimrod worshipped, but his mother Semiramis was also worshipped as "The Queen of Heaven" by the Babylonians.

The Roman Catholic Mary is also known as "The Queen of Heaven"

Nimrod is also known by the name - Osiris, equivalent to the ruthless false god, Saturn. The overly-superstitious Babylonians passed on their heathen traditions down the line eventually to the Romans. The ancient Romans kept the pagan tradition of the Winter Solstice, only they referred to it as "The Saturnalia". You see, the Romans falsely and unfortunately believed that they would receive dire curses from the blood-thirsty god Saturn unless they sacrificed a child during the Winter Solstice. They believed that if they did not make this child sacrifice, then they would not reap any harvests the following year and that it would be possible that TIME would completely stop at the New Year.

father time

These pictures all represent the same being, the same false god. Saturn was considered by the pagans to be a ruthless, death-loving god. Notice in the picture at the upper right - Saturn, or "Father Time" as he was also referred to as, is holding time still until he receives his next child sacrifice. The child being sacrificed in this picture is representing the year 1889, signifying their belief that they would not be gifted with another year until after the sacrifice. Most people are aware of who the bottom picture represents - yes, the Grim Reaper. Of course, this character didn't evolve until many centuries later. However, they represent the SAME EXACT character. Saturn, "Death", Nimrod, Osiris, Father Time, the Grim Reaper, and yes ... Santa Claus, are ALL the same entity - portrayed as the old man with a white, bushy beard. This is exactly why we ALWAYS see Santa Claus being associated with gifts and presents, and always holding a child. The Devil has placed this evil tradition into a holiday people believe is affiliated with our Savior Jesus.

Saturn also is mentioned in the Bible, except under a different name - Baal, or Molech. This is the same false god the Israelites kept falling into apostasy worshipping throughout the Old Testament.

To make this a bit more clear, let's quickly cover Isis - the false goddess I mentioned above, previously known as Semiramis. Isis became the Egyptian Sun goddess, whom they considered to be queen of Heaven.


LEFT - This is indeed Isis, with the cow-moon crown on her head.

MIDDLE - Isis is holding the hand of Pharaoh, and bestowing upon him the "Ankh", known as the anchor cross or the Crux Ansata. The Ankh was the Egyptian enigmatic symbol of "eternal life", and was often found in the names of Pharaohs such as the infamous Tut-ankh-amun. The Egyptians wanted to believe that their Pharaohs were blessed by Isis to have eternal life, which is why the Egyptians considered the Pharaoh and the Sun to be brothers - intimately connected.

RIGHT - This is the Egyptian Sun God Trinity - Isis, Seb, and baby Horus in the middle.

You may be familiar with this symbol on the right. This symbol is actually the Roman Catholic Eucharist, the Communion wafer they partake of every Sun-day Mass. What's most interesting about this wafer is the inscription "IHS" underneath the cross with the Sun shining on it in the background. Catholics teach their members that the initials stand for "Jesus Christ" in Latin. The truth is that these initials actually stand for the Eqyptian trio I listed above - Isis, Horus, and Seb.

isis mary

You will see some very interesting imagery above. The upper left picture depicts Isis holding baby Horus and feeding him. The upper right picture depicts the Catholic portrayal of Mary feeding baby Jesus in the SAME manner. In the bottom picture, Mary again is seen holding baby Jesus. Take a close look above baby Jesus' head in the bottom picture. The inscription IC:XC is placed there. Again, Catholics will harmlessly tell you that it simply stands for Jesus Christ in Latin. But, IC:XC is merely a monogram correlating to the same IHS acronym we see above. It represents the same 3 sun gods from Egyptian culture that we have been discussing. Isn't it amazingly ironic that Catholic customs DIRECTLY mirror ancient Babylonian/Egyptian sun god/goddess-worshipping customs?

I could really go on and on with the truth about Christmas' origins. I just wanted to give you a summarized collaboration of information on this topic.

What About When Jesus Was Born?

Returning to the original speculation of December 25th. It can easily be concluded that Jesus could not have even been born as late in the year as December 25th! It was customary in Judea for the Jews to send out all of their sheep to the deserts around the time of Passover (which occurs in the early Spring), and to bring them back in at the commencement of the first rain. Now, the first rain would begin around early-to-mid fall time. Already, do we see an issue with this December 25th assumption?

Luke 2:8 ...'And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.'

The shepherds were allowing their flocks to REMAIN out in the fields all through the night during the time of Jesus' birth. It would have been FAR too cold to allow the sheep to remain out in the field during the cold winter nights around the time of the Winter Solstice. It just doesn't add up at all.

What About Jesus Being in Christmas?

I have spoken with many people about this information in the past, many of whom are professing Christians. Many people try to justify the keeping of this pagan custom by making the assertion that THEY are now "focusing on Jesus", and that it doesn't matter what the Pagans used to do. Last I checked, God actually instructs HIS people to stand out, to be separate and to COME OUT from among the ways of the world. We're not to mix in false traditions just because "it feels good" or because everyone else is doing it. God is looking for a group of people who will HONOR HIM and will stand firm in the face of adversity!

Jeremiah 10:1-4 ...'Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of Israel: 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.'

There can be no mistaking or misunderstand here. This futile way of the Gentiles mentioned here by OUR GOD is the very custom we've been speaking about, and what does God say about this? "DO NOT LEARN the way of the heathen!" This is ALL part of the Loud Cry being shouted out in these last days to warn this blind world of the soon-coming judgment!

Revelation 14:6-7 ...'And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.'

We surely do have a worldwide, ecumenical church organization that has defiled the very face of professing Christianity, and it is Roman Catholicism. As we have seen, the pagan tradition of Christmas has been passed down through generations of heathen cultures. It was accepted by the pagan Emperor Constantine and inserted into Christianity as an official holy day (holiday). Well does the Bible speak about the mystery religion of Catholicism:

Revelation 17:5 ...'And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.'

Mystery Babylon, friends. It is a mysterious collection of ancient Babylonian and Egyptian false god worship, and it has truly infected the world with its ideas, customs, traditions, and beliefs. If we desire to be part of God's Elect, then we are to FULLY remove ourselves from any association with these evil traditions. There are only 2 sources of influence we receive in this world - Jesus or Satan - and there is NO in-between. We cannot serve two masters. We will either love one and hate the other.

Revelation 18:4-5 ...'And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.'

There can be no doubt as to the origin of Christmas. It is of Pagan origin, and has been adopted by Babylon the Great and her "harlot" daughter churches. No matter what lies in store for this troubled world coming from the Devil's false religious system, we can rest assured that our God will avenge HIS people, and will repay the Whore of Babylon double for her iniquities! However, we need to remove ourselves from this system completely and this includes the keeping of her nice, seemingly harmless traditions - so that we will stand joyfully upon the return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Blessed be His name forever and ever!