Origins of Christ Mass

FTA:…Now that we have taken an exhausting look into the roots of Christ ‘mass’ it should be more than suffice for even the hardest skeptic to acknowledge that the Lord Jesus Christ and the celebration of Christ ‘mass’ have nothing in common. Let’s turn our attention to some of the other customs, rituals and traditions that go along with the celebration of this pagan holiday and see that despite common misconceptions the true origins of these things are indeed pagan…

…What then should a Christian do in regards to this information? Should a Christian still celebrate Christ ‘mass’ or not? What about ones friends and family, what will they think?

The Most High hates idolatry and this is what Christ ‘mass’ is all about. Christians should not partake of the Catholic mass, which is the origin of the name of this pagan holiday.

“Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.” 1st Corinthians 10:14

“You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself a carved image; any likeness of anything in the heavens above, or in the earth beneath, or in the waters under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them; for I, Jehovah your God, am a jealous Mighty God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.” Deuteronomy 5:7-10

We are called by God to live holy and righteous lives before Him. We are to be separate from the world. What the world does in celebrating Christ ‘mass’ is not for us.

From this website: A Voice in the Wilderness. It is an extensive article that the author has written using many historical quotes on the pagan/papist “holy” day and its origins. He also has other articles on the subject and you can find them here.

5 responses to “Origins of Christ Mass

  1. The PAGAN Origins of Christmas?
    http://judahsdaughter.hubpages.com/hub/The-Truth-Behind-Christmas

    FTA: Do YOU Want to Know?

    I don’t know if you’re like me. it took me 46 years to finally want to know where our Christmas traditions come from. The closer I get to the Lord, the more I am uncomfortable about things I used to be comfortable with. In 2010, I started becoming uncomfortable and it took that long for me to finally face it and find some answers.

    I found a set of three youtube videos below that really opened my eyes. For those of you who want to know more about how Christmas started and evolved into what it is today, read and listen on. Initially, I thought to write a hub for each video, but I will let you discover the revelation within them, as I did. However, I will give you a summary of what is covered.

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  2. Other Christmas Customs and its Origins

    Lights and greeneries

    Celtic and German Yule rites; light is associated with scaring away demons and evil spirits. Greenies are associated with fertility.

    Mistletoe

    a symbol of sun worship

    Exchanging gifts

    this originated as part of the worship of the god Saturnalia. It was a custom in the earlier days that gifts will take the form of a doll, which is a symbol of human sacrifices made for the god Saturnalia.

    Christmas trees

    since December is very cold, pagan people cut trees and put them inside their house. The tree will serve as a shelter for the spirits who would like to avoid the cold weather outside their home.

    Carolling

    it is thought that carolling was dedicated to the spirits of the dead. Every December 25, the spirits cross the veil between the dead and the living to visit their relatives. Because of this, carolling was done to call the spirits and guide them to a relative’s house.

    read more here: http://lifenotesofjoshua.hubpages.com/hub/I-am-a-Christian-and-I-dont-Celebrate-Christmas (there is also a video at this post, too.)

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  3. FTA: “Merry Saturnalia and a Happy Sol Invicta”

    In the 3rd Century AD, Christianity was still competing with older pagan Gods for the hearts and minds of the Roman population. Having been brutally repressed and victimised by the Romans for decades, Christianity was slowly growing in traction. However, it still had to compete with the immensely popular feast days and celebrations of the Pagan calendar.

    As much of the Pagan religions had their roots in nature, the calendar of Pagan festivals revolved around seasons and solstices. One of the largest of these was the Roman feast of Saturnalia, which lasted for a week, beginning on December 17th, and ending on December 25th. Romans celebrated Saturnalia in a surprisingly familiar way – raucous jollity, excessive eating and drinking, and the exchanging of gifts.

    As well as Saturnalia there was also the feast of “Sol Invicta”, or the celebration of the “Unconquered Sun”. This also took place on December 25th, which was the first noticeably longer day after the winter solstice. On this day a variety of Sun-deities were worshipped, celebrating their “rebirth” after the decline of the sun towards the winter solstice. This festival was also celebrated with feasting and jollity. Are these Pagan festivals the true root of Christmas?

    It is highly likely that faced with the challenge of competing with these popular pagan religions, the early Christians realised that their own calendar of holy days was somewhat lacking in feasts and celebrations. They could have easily decided to move their celebration of the “birth of the sun of God” so that it coincided with the rebirth of the Sun-God at Sol Invicta. This would have allowed for a much smoother and less painful transition from Paganism to Christianity.

    Read more here: http://ignatiusjreilly.hubpages.com/hub/The-True-Story-of-Christmas

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  4. FTA: Notice what God says about those who are fooled by these pagan idols, “They have not known nor understood; for He has shut their eyes so that they cannot see; and their hearts so that they cannot understand. And no one considers within his heart, nor is there perception nor understanding to say, I have burned part of it in the fire; indeed, also I have baked bread on its coals; I have roasted flesh and eaten; and shall I make the rest of it into an abomination? Shall I prostrate myself to a piece of wood?” (Is44:18-19)

    Dear Believer in Jesus Christ: Are you still deceived? A few years ago a relative expressed words of ‘pity’ for me, because I do not embrace all the romanticism and symbolism of this season of the year.

    Years ago I naively preached, “Put Christ -back- into christmas”. Now that I understand more the origins of what goes on during this season, I shudder at the remembrance of that. People would greet, “Merry Christmas”, and being more -spiritual- I would return back, “Blessed Christmas”. Now I shudder in horror at even the word, “christmas”. Thankfully God’s grace “overlooks” our past “ignorance” (Ac17:30) I only use the word here for this commentary, because it is the term people know. But when we understand the truth about these many things, a True Believer into Jesus Christ realizes that it is a term of UTTER BLASPHEMY! Associating Jesus Christ with ancient pagan sun-worship (which is what the catholic mass ‘wafer’ is about) is sacrilege. To lump “baby Jesus” with parties, debauchery and nights of promiscuity, and ancient child sacrifice… is UNTHINKABLE!

    The catholic mass is erroneously thought by some to be equivalent to the Lord’s Supper. It is not! However, what does Paul say about mixing the Lord’s Supper with idolatry?..

    Read more here: http://a-voice.org/main/chrismas.htm

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  5. FTA: Mass of Christ Is Idolatry

    Christmas gets its name from the Latin Christes Masse, or the Mass of Christ. The French call Christmas Noel, the Scandinavians Yulen Jul, the Italians Natale, and the Germans Weihnacht. By celebrating the “Mass” of Christ, one is openly supporting the authority of the Roman Catholic Church, and its pagan Mass.

    What is a Roman Catholic Mass?

    The Sacrifice of the Mass is really the holy and living representation and at the same time the unbloody and efficacious oblation of the Lord’s Passion [suffering] and that blood-stained sacrifice which was offered for us on the cross (The Catholic Encyclopedia, page 375).

    In the mass, Jesus is considered to be both the priest and the victim, represented by the Catholic priest who offers Him as a sacrifice over and over again, each time the mass is performed. As the supposed mediator between God and man, the priest believes he has the power to change the bread and wine into Jesus’ literal flesh and blood (the miracle of “transubstantiation”), consumed by the people. For more information on the ungodly idolatry of the Catholic ceremonies, please read Babylon Mystery Religion, by Ralph Woodrow.

    http://www.giveshare.org/HolyDay/xmasnotchristian.html

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