A huge thank you to Scott Miller who has suggested to google “Saturnalia” to read of the truth of where christmas has originated. On Mondays post “ When was Jesus born”
This article has been written by CJ at iamnotashamedofthegospelof christ.com and for those who are searching for the truth this is very informative.
By C. J.
Editors Note: This was published in December 3, 2013. But we felt that it needed to be shared today, so much darkness has been unleashed since 2013. We have statues to Satan in our capitols now, and I don’t have to remind everyone of the pagan, darkness that has invaded America. So we wanted to share this post again, remember we do not condemn those who celebrate Christmas as a remembrance for the birth of our Savior, but we do want everyone to be aware of the origins of the date December 25th. Thanks for reading.
Why December 25? Saturnalia, Fallen Angels, Giants, Demons: Is This What Jesus Was Trying To Tell Us?
I have been hearing a lot lately about this Pagan winter festival and I had to see what it was about. Since it is said that it morphed into the Christian world to make Christmas to satisfy the Christian population in Rome. The similarities are striking. You really can’t deny them. Grab a chair and take a journey with me. Because there are many ways to entice dark evil spirits into our world and this is one of many. But maybe the most important one, for Christians. And the farther I got the more I saw satan, the fallen angels and demons. Steve Quayle point’s out that demons are disembodied spirits of the giants, and I believe him. Anyway, let’s take this journey. We will start in the middle.
Saturnalia is the best-known of several festivals in the Greco-Roman world characterized by role reversals and behavioral license. Slaves were treated to a banquet of the kind usually enjoyed by their masters. Ancient sources differ on the circumstances: some suggest that master and slave dined together, while others indicate that the slaves feasted first, or that the masters actually served the food. The practice may have varied over time, and in any case slaves would still have prepared the meal.
Saturnalian license also permitted slaves to enjoy a pretense of disrespect for their masters, and exempted them from punishment. It was a time for free speech: the Augustan poet Horace calls it “December liberty.” In two satires set during the Saturnalia, Horace has a slave offer sharp criticism to his master. But everyone knew that the leveling of the social hierarchy was temporary and had limits; no social norms were ultimately threatened, because the holiday would end.
There is a whole list of equipment needed to participate in this festival. Sixteen to be exact. Oil lamps, candles, banquet robes, cookies, yes cookies made with a round oval face. Seed corn, and other grains. They even make clay ornaments with a face and hang them from a tree. What really struck out at me was the hats they wear. They are red felt, soft conical cap with the tip pulled forward for men, and pulled back for women. Here is a picture of it.
Photo from wikipedia : Bust of Attis wearing a Phrygian cap (Parian marble, 2nd century AD).
This really did it for me, this and the description of all the festivities even the fact that slaves were equal with their masters. This is the meat of the message Jesus taught. That no one was better than anyone else. He demonstrated this the night of His arrest when He washed His disciples feet. Satan did not miss a thing you know. There is even a tale of a war in heaven between Saturn and his ‘son’ Jov and Jov threw Saturn to earth where he still sleeps awaiting rebirth. Hence the fesitval, calling him back.
Why is this important? Well one reason is they still practice this. The story is something else. They speak of a god Saturnus that ruled and taught everyone to put money away for a happier life. He ruled in what they call the ‘Golden Age.’ When there was food for everyone, people shared their bounty and no one ever lied or stole. My goodness, satan in his desire to be above God knew that he would have to appeal at least to the good in people to add to the confusion. You see he thought they wouldn’t see his handiwork if he did this. He’s caused so much confusion in the world throughout history. Mimicking God’s word. What’s bad is they run around and around singing for this god to please join them again. I wonder what portals they are opening?
Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.
Wikipedia say’s this:
Roman mythology of the Golden Age of Saturn’s reign differed from the Greek tradition. He arrived in Italy “dethroned and fugitive”, but brought agriculture and civilization and became a king. As the Augustan poet Vergil described it, “he gathered together the unruly race” of fauns and nymphs “scattered over mountain heights, and gave them laws … . Under his reign were the golden ages men tell of: in such perfect peace he ruled the nations.”
I don’t know about you but this sounds an awful lot like satan gathering his fallen angels and raiding the world. But remember God destroyed the earth, and the tower of Babel, and Sodom and Gomorrah because of the wickedness brought forth by these so called beings.
Part of the Temple of Saturn still stands in Rome today.
And it is a little worrisome, I have to tell you. It ties in with Nimrod, the fallen angels and the giants. Yes it does. Now we’ll go to the beginning for a minute. Look at this:
For roughly 4,000 years, the SOLSTICE has been — by proxy — the day of Satan’s birthday celebration (because he is the designer of the original astrological religious pattern), and deceived mankind to cause them to worship the sun.
Nimrod, grandson of Ham, son of Noah, was the real founder of the Babylonian system that has gripped the world ever since. Nimrod built the tower of Babel, the original Babylon, ancient Nineveh, and many other cities. He organized this world’s first kingdom. The name Nimrod, in Hebrew, maybe derived from “Marad’ meaning, “he rebelled.” (Gen. 10: 6,8-12)
Nimrod was known as the god of the Chaldean Mysteries. In the Chaldean mysteries, the Babylonian dictator Nimrod was deified as Saturn. Satan and Saturn are the same words, one ‘Early Latin’, and the other ‘Late Latin’… His birthday was celebrated on December 25th or the Saturnalia. Saturn and Mystery are both chaldean words, and they are correlative terms. As Mystery signifies the hidden system, so Saturn signifies the hidden god.* (more)
It’s like the layers of an onion when you start to peel them back, the more it stinks. You see satan may not be omniescent or all knowing as God, but he knows the scriptures very well, and he knew all about God coming to earth in Human form as the Messiah, it’s fortold all through the ancient scriptures. I’ve said before, satan has more than one dog in this hunt. He wanted to make sure all his bases were covered. He wanted to throw so much confusion here and entice God’s creation (man) to worship other gods so God would curse humankind. Satan is delighted there are so many following him by default.
Ok, back to the middle where the ancient Persians come in. Their deity ‘Mithra’ mirrors the birth of Christ, even the last supper! Ezekiel in chapter 8 tells of witnessing this worship. This blew my mind:
The Encyclopedia Britannica, Volume II (1943-1973), under Christmas, we find: “In the Roman world, the Saturnalia was a time of merrymaking and exchanging of gifts. December 25th was also regarded as the birthdate of the Iranian Mystery god, Mithra, the Sun of Righteousness.” The sun god was also known as Saturnalia as well as Nimrod!
Mithra, according to ancient legend (pre the birth of Yeshua the Messiah), was born on December 25, of a virgin. His birth was witnessed by shepherds and magicians [magi].
Taq-e Bostan: high-relief of Ardeshir II investiture; from left to right: Mithra, Shapur II, Ahura Mazda. Lying down: dead Roman emperor Julian.(Wikimedia commons)
Mithra raised the dead and healed the sick and cast out demons. He returned to heaven at the spring equinox (northern hemisphere) and before doing so had a last supper with his 12 disciples (representing the 12 signs of the zodiac), eating mizd, a piece of bread marked with a cross (an almost universal symbol of the sun).
Such is the counterfeit “Christ” of he who would assume to be like the Most High God.
“And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” Revelation 17:5 (more)
Now this was suppose to have happened before Christ’s birth, but now I see, for the first time how important it is to know who is really worshiped on December 25th. It certainly isn’t our Savior. Maybe this was why Christ’s birth was hidden in scripture. But those who know will know that he wasn’t born on December 25th. There were clues given us in scripture that satan overlooked. You see like the sheperds in the fields. He wouldn’t think anything of that, but we know that sheperds were not in the fields in December or winter even then. Jesus came to fulfill the feasts and sacrifices of the day. Not a tale from satan. But it gives new meaning to the words ‘Many will come in my name.’ I guess what I’m trying to get across is dig in the scriptures and history, get to know the voice of the Lord, yes he does have a voice. Jesus say’s ‘My sheep know my voice, and I know theirs.’ You know I’m beginning to see why Jesus had such a difficult time, and spent so much time showing who he was. It must have been very difficult battling all the demons,god’s and lying wonders that satan had placed in His path. And to think they are surfacing again, in our day. Get ready, it’s going to get rough. But we have these words from our Lord:
Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. 2 But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. 5 Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” 6 Jesus used this illustration, but they did not understand the things which He spoke to them.
7 Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. 9 I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. 10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. 12 But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them. 13 The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. 15 As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. 16 And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd.
17 “Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. 18 No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.”
19 Therefore there was a division again among the Jews because of these sayings. 20 And many of them said, “He has a demon and is mad. Why do you listen to Him?”
21 Others said, “These are not the words of one who has a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?”
This is not just a parable that Jesus was teaching to sound important. He was giving us clues and instructions on how to rise above satans traps! Take this gift from our Lord, and follow him. May God guide you into all truth, and understanding. May he keep you in His hands. For he say’s:
Behold I am coming soon!
Credit to Wikipedia