Pastors’ Attempts to Justify Their Paganism

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I’ve read/heard a number of illogical arguments coming from pastors who are such extreme lovers of their pagan celebrations, they can’t let them go. We will list a few of their arguments here, and point out the logical fallcies imployed to trick people into thinking their reasoning is sound. (The following are all real arguments I have seen from pastors attempting to justify Christmas.)

I applied mine heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness:
-Ecclesiastes 7:25

Pastoral Argument #1: We use pagan names, like Sunday, for the days of the week, and there is nothing wrong with that, therefore, our Christmas celebration is justified.
This is called a “Conflation” fallacy, also known as “comparing apples to oranges.” A sample of this type of argument would go like this: “Watermelons are green. Cabbage is green. Therefore, watermelons and cabbage are both fruit.” That is not logical. It’s true that the days of the week are labeled from pagan concepts, just as a Christmas tree is labeled from pagan concepts, but what needs to be questioned the ORIGIN of the subject matter.

A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
-Matthew 7:18

God created days, which means days have a GOOD origin, so according to the Bible, days don’t automatically become evil because people slap a pagan label on them. On the other hand, the Christmas celebration was created by pagans (not by God), which means Christmas as an EVIL origin, so according to the Bible, Christmas doesn’t automatically become good because people slap a “Jesus” label on it.

The days of the week and the Christmas celebration can’t be compared on the same level because they have two different creators.

Pastoral Argument #2: I’ve heard some Jehovah’s Witnesses saying that Christmas is evil, and they’re founded in theological error, so therefore, the Christmas celebration is justified.
This is called an “Association” fallacy, or some people know it as “guilt by association.” A sample of this type of argument would go like this: “Beth’s favorite movie is Star Wars. Jeffrey Dahmer’s favorite movie is Star Wars. Therefore, Beth and Jeffrey Dahmer are both murderers.” That is not logical. It is true that the Watch Tower Society does not celebrate Christmas because of its pagan origins, but just because they sit in error about the Salvation of Jesus Christ, it doesn’t automatically mean they are wrong about Christmas.

The Catholic Church teaches false doctrine on the salvation of Jesus Christ in the mass, but when a Catholic stands up and says that God created the world in six days, does it automatically mean he’s wrong? Of course not.
Islam teaches false doctrine about Jesus Christ and their Muhammad false prophet, but when a Muslim stands up and says that Abram begat Ishmael, does it automatically mean he’s wrong? Of course not.

We don’t discern good and evil based on what a group of people might believe. It is possible for someone to be wrong on one issue, and right on another issue, so we have to discern good and evil based on what the Word of God says.

Pastoral Argument #3: I used to teach Christmas is wrong, but I was being mean to people, so anyone who preaches against Christmas is just being mean.
This is called a “false dichotomy,” or some people know it as a “false dilemma.” A sample of this type of argument would go like this: “Fifty percent of the class likes chocolate ice cream, and the other fifty percent likes vanilla. Which side are you on?” There are more than two flavors of ice cream, so it is not logical to assume there are only two options. It is true that there are a number of people out there who may preach against Christmas out of some inner pious or contemptuous nature in their hearts, but that doesn’t mean everyone who preaches against Christmas is doing it out of spite.

This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;
-Titus 1:13

There are those of us who preach against pagan practices so that our brethren in Christ will be sound in the faith, and cleanse the church of Jesus Christ.

If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.
-2 Timothy 2:21
(Sanctified means ‘set apart’.)

It is good to purge oneself from comptemptuous and pious actions, but we are not supposed to compromise the truth in the process.

The source for this excerpt comes from this article: Christmas: The rejection of Jesus  . It is an excellent read, though long, that points out the paganism and witchcraft of Christmas. It has Scriptures to point out God’s abhorance of such a celebration as well as encouraging Scriptures for those who forsake such a satanic tradition. Pray the Lord God will give discernment and truth to you as you read it.

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12 responses to “Pastors’ Attempts to Justify Their Paganism

  1. FTA: I’ve read other Christian websites that have blatently said that if anyone preaches against Christmas, they are “pseudo-Christians.” ‘Pseudo’ means fake or not legitimate. I tell people that you’re not going to heaven or hell on the basis of whether or not you celebrate paganism (our salvation is in the Lord Jesus Christ), but there are a surprising number of preachers out there who despise myself and many other Christians, condemning us to hell, because we DO NOT celebrate inquity in Christmas.

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      • Yes, I pray often for the removal of paganism in our churches and among our brethren. I’m encouraged to see that this exodus is happening more and more and its because those of us who have heeded our Lord’s warning to come out from among them (the christo-paganists) have prayed with sincere, even broken, tearful hearts. Those involved in these abominations are blinded by their emotional attachment to either their children and family or the holidays themselves. I know I was!

        God bless you, Maria!~

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        • I was immersed in it too, Sherry. For example Christmas was one of my favorite things to write about, and my former blog was decorated for the season every year. I’m so glad you are seeing that people are coming out of this “christo-paganism.” This is a new term for me and it truly fits.

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  2. This weekend I have heard 3 pastors/teachers justify why its OK to celebrate X Mass. Even after saying, “We know that Jesus was not born on the 25th.” Worshiping God with a lie? Or, like the one, after having presented his discourse about the falsity of the Roman Catholic Church. Even mentioning Pope Gregory’s hand in baptizing the pagan traditions! 😮

    Acts 15:20 KJV But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols (X Mass trees, Easter, lent, etc)…

    One pastor called the Incarnation of Christ the Christmas Story and told his congregation that “God isn’t going to be mad if you celebrate Christmas.” This latter exclamation got me to thinking: did he have a few members missing because they won’t attend church during their pagan/papist/traditions of men “holy” day, nor while their church is decorated to look just like a Wiccan’s Yuletide-clad home? May he continue to notice his congregants missing during Easter and X Mass, if this is the case! Lord, Thy will be done…

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