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  2. 2. Christmas Is a Christian Holiday which falls on 25th December and celebrated by Christians as Jesus Christ’s Birth Day On this Day Gifts are exchanged, Christmas Tree is decorated & Gift from Santa Claus is expected
  3. 3. Was Jesus Born on 25th December? Bible has not given the exact date What the Bible say? when Jesus was born, but it says 1 Luke 2 : 7 – 8 At the time of Jesus’ And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in Birth, Shepherds were a manger; because there was no room for them in watching flocks at night the inn. And there were in the same country in the fields. shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. The Temperature at night in Bethlehem in the last week of December will be below Freezing, especially at night and even Snowfalls. On December 25 the weather would not have permitted shepherds watching over their flocks in the fields at night.  This suggests that Jesus may not have been born in December 25 but in summer or early fall i.e. September or October.
  4. 4. The census described by Luke 2 Luke 2 : 1 – 5 Now it came about in those days that an order went out Jesus' parents came to from Caesar Augustus Bethlehem to register in a Roman census that there was to be a numbering of all the world. …, everyone to his town. And Joseph went up from Galilee, out of the town of Nazareth, into Judaea, to Beth-lehem, …, To be put on the list with Mary, his future wife, who was about to become a mother. And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she had her first son; and folding him in linen, she put him to rest in the place where the cattle had their food, because there was no room for them in the house. The Roman and Judean rulers knew that taking a census in winter would have been impractical and unpopular. A census would take place after the harvest season, around September or October, when the weather was good and the roads were still dry enough to allow easy travel  Luke's account of the census argues strongly against a December date for Christ's birth. For such an agrarian society, an autumn post-harvest census was much more likely.
  5. 5. If 25th December is not Jesus’ Date of Birth then … 3 Luke 1 : 26 – 31 When Gabriel visited Mary, Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from Elizabeth (John’s Mother) God to a town in Galilee, named Nazareth, To a virgin was 6 months Pregnant who was to be married to a man named Joseph, of the family of David; and the name of the virgin was Mary.… And see, you will give birth to a son, and his name will be Jesus. John the Baptist was 6 Months older then Jesus When was John the Baptist Born ? John's (The Baptist) father, Zacharias, was a priest serving in the Jerusalem temple during the course of Abijah (Luke 1:5). It was during this time of temple service that Zacharias learned that he and his wife, Elizabeth, would have a child (Luke 1:8-13). Historical calculations indicate this course of service corresponded to June in that year.
  6. 6. John's conception took place near the end of June, adding nine months brings us to the end of March as the most likely time for John's birth. Adding another six months (the difference in ages between John and Jesus) brings us to the end of September as the likely time of Jesus' Birth. A careful analysis of Scripture, however, clearly indicates that Dec. 25 is an unlikely date for Christ's birth.
  7. 7. Then how 25th December was set for Christmas. Christmas has its roots in pre-Christian Pagan religious traditions The Romans Mithras, Months & Days believed A Sun god are named Born on after in many gods 25th December Roman gods and goddesses. Jupiter Venus Saturn Bacchus the goddess the goddess Roman (Dionysus), Of Of Love god the Women And of god of wine. And Beauty agriculture Fertility
  8. 8. Saturnalia was a large and important public festival in Rome. which honored the god of Agriculture & Harvest which took place on 17 December up to 23 December. The Yule-feast which lasts for twelve days from 21st December, During this time log-fires were burnt, Shrines were decorated with greenery and it was an occasion for feasting and drinking. In the fourth century, the church decided to try to redeem a Roman pagan winter solstice festival: the festival of Saturnalia as Christ’s Birthday because pagans already observed this day as a holiday
  9. 9. Santa Claus The word 'Santa Claus', appears nowhere in the Bible. Saint Nicholas (Santa Claus) he was kind, at night was a bishop Born he use to bring after 300 years after Jesus presents to the needy. He Died on 6th of Dec. and in Europe this day was celebrated as a feast. The celebration date was later changed from Dec. 6th to Dec. 24th eve. The ancient inhabitants of northern Europe believed a powerful pagan god, cloaked in red fur, galloped across the winter sky. These myths combined with the legends of the real life figure of Bishop Nicholas.
  10. 10. Christmas Tree Nowhere does the Christmas Tree appear in the Bible The Tree Decorating Rituals were borrowed from the Roman Pagans. The Romans were decorating the Trees with apples and nuts during the Winter Solstice on December 21 with a hope of the Sun returning to bring Spring
  11. 11. Christmas wasn't celebrated Did the Early Christian by the early church Celebrate Christmas? until the fourth century. In England quot;the strict Puritans refused to celebrate at all, saying that no celebration should be more important than the Sabbath Christmas A Banned Celebration in England In England in June 1647, Parliament established punishments for observing Christmas and certain other holidays. Should Dec’25 be celebrated as Christ’s Birth? There is no command in the Scripture by Christ or His apostles to celebrate His birth.
  12. 12. Reasons for the growth of Christmas Because of the Economic Factors. The Christmas shopping season accounts for 50% of the profit of the retailers. The lure of the profit is so high that, since the 1870s, merchants have vigorously promoted Christmas.
  13. 13. Bible Warns Learn not the way of the Pagans Jeremiah 10 : 2 – 4 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.
  14. 14. Worship not the Images or Idols Deuteronomy 27 : 15 Cursed be the man that maketh any graven or molten image, an abomination unto the LORD, Deuteronomy 5 : 7 - 9 Thou shalt have none other gods before me. Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God. Job 25 : 4 – 6 How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that is born of a woman? Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not; yea, the stars are not pure in his sight. How much less man, that is a worm? and the son of man, which is a worm?
  15. 15. Jesus Says John 8:12 he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, Bible Says Psalms 97 : 10 Ye that love the LORD, hate evil:
  16. 16. Do You Still Celebrate Christmas?
  17. 17. Say: He is God, The One! God, The Eternally Besought of All! He Begetteth Not Nor Was He Begotten. And There is none comparable to Him. HOLY QURAN Chapter 112
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