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  1. Jesus Christ our Lord & Savior-
    I played along w/Santa- I was not a disciple of Christ- have a daughter- that says I lied to her- she does not believe in Christ-now I know you can use anything to justify yourself- I can not change this but do stand for absolute truth- now- truth- God of the Bible


    Even a Christian cannot brush aside the worship of Jehovah as God. In Revelation 1:5 the Son of God called himself "Jesus Christ, 'The Faithful Witness.'" When on earth as a man he was a Jew, an Israelite, to whose nation the words of Isaiah 43:10 were written: "'You are my witnesses,' is the utterance of Jehovah, 'even my servant whom I have chosen.'" Jesus demonstrated that he was a faithful and true witness of Jehovah God. His genuine disciples today must be the same kind of witnesses, Jehovah's.

    Those, not baptized into the same religion as Christ Jesus, have placed themselves in Satan's camp.—John 6:67, 68.

    To stay with Jesus is to stay with those whom he pleased to use. Outside the true congregation, what alternative organization is there? Only Satan's organization consisting of his "wild beast" and his Babylonian world empire of false religion.—Rev. 13:1. 14, 15; 17:3-6.

  3. I don't agree with this preacher that is saying that Santa is a harmless myths and make it of that it is not a big deal. Santa is "MOLOCH" the evil itself and he and his elf's 'TRUE STORY" torture children when they where knotty. Still today they have this feasts. Satan is the father of all lies and that is what Santa is. Go and read and study the Sun gods that is been born on 25 th December and where is the original offspring of Santa today. Every time they put a child on the falls and phony Santa lap the offer there children all over again. Pastors must be strait forward and stop to spare peoples feelings. WE ARE NOT SAVED TO BE SILENT

  4. The History of Christmas

    “Christmas” is a shortened form of “Christ’s Mass”
    Shortened in the 11th Century through translations
    Mass is what Catholic’s call their Church service.
    Christmas is a Tradition and Not in the Bible.

    Before 336AD Catholic’s celebrated Jesus’s birth on January 6th, the Epiphany. The day the Magi or Wise Men came to present the New Born Jesus with their gifts.

    Matthew 2
    (Wise Men from the East) 2 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, [a]wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.”

    Although not in the Bible, the Early Church Fathers tell us that there were 3 Wise Men or Magi and their names were Gaspar, Melchior, and Balthazar.

    Gaspar (or Caspar), who has brown hair, a brown beard and wears a green cloak and a gold crown with green jewels on it. He is the King of Sheba. Gaspar brought the gift of Frankincense to Jesus.
    Melchior, who has long white hair, a white beard and wears a gold cloak. He is the King of Arabia. Melchior brought the gift of Gold to Jesus.
    Balthazar, who has dark skin, a black beard and wears a purple cloak. He is the King of Tarse and Egypt. Balthazar brought the gift of Myrrh to Jesus.

    In 336 A.D. the first Catholic Christian Emperor, Constantine the Great, decided to celebrate Jesus’s actual birthday. He believed Jesus Christ’s birthday should be celebrated by going to Mass. Christmas is just a shortened form of Christ’s Mass. It is derived from the Middle English Cristemasse, which is from Old English Crīstesmæsse. Since nobody knew the actual day and there still wasn't a New Testament produced at the time. (Even after the New Testament was produced Jesus’s actual Birthday was still not in the New Testament.)
    Constantine went by the Tradition of the Early Church Fathers to decide the date that he would call Christ’s Mass or today, Christmas. From the early days of Christianity, Early Church Fathers celebrated the Annunciation of Mary on March 25th and still is today. This was the day Mary was told she was now with child, and she would name him Jesus by the ArchAngel Gabriel where he said…….

    The Hail Mary is in the Bible
    Hail Mary full of Grace. Luke 1:28
    The Lord is with thee. Luke 1:28
    Blessed are though among women. Luke 1:42
    And Blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus Luke 1:42
    Holy Mary, mother of God. Luke 1:43

    Nine months after March 25th is December 25th!

    Christmas is on December 25th for this reason!

    Since some people are against any type of Marian theology they will say Christmas was originally a pagan holiday called Winter Solstice. Pagan’s celebrated 8 holidays throughout the year. Many of those were celebrated for several days at a time. Christmas is on December 25th and is not on the pagan holiday of Winter Solstice (Dec-20th-23rd) and never was associated with it either.

    New Years —The World follows a Calendar called the Gregorian Calendar named after Pope Gregory XIII (1582). Pope Gregory made this new Calendar because Julius Caesar’s Calendar ‘the Julian Calendar’ never accounted for the 6 extra hours each year properly. Pope Gregory implemented leap year ( February 29th ) every 4 years in the Calendar to account for the extra 6 hours each year. He also changed New Years from April 1st (Several Countries celebrated New Years on different days also the day changed throughout the centuries) universally to January 1st . That is why we have April Fools Day. ‘April Fools’ were the people who would not recognize Pope Gregory’s Calendar celebrating January 1st as New Year’s Day!
    Early Church Fathers on the Epiphany & Christ’s Birthdate

    Hyppolytus of Rome, Commentary on the book of Daniel (170-235 ad)
    For the first advent of our Lord in the flesh, when he was born in Bethlehem, Wednesday, while Augustus was in his forty-second year, but from Adam, five thousand and five hundred years. He suffered death in the thirty-third year, March 25th, Friday, the eighteenth year of Tiberius Caesar, the same day the Virgin Mary was visited.

    Gregory Thaumaturgus Four Homilies 4th homily (213-275 ad)
    For even though the festival of the Epiphany of the Savior has past, The grace of the same yet abides with us through all the season.

    John Cassian Conference 10 ch 2 (360-435 ad)
    This custom is by ancient tradition observed that when the Epiphany is past, which the priests and bishops regard as the time of our Lord's baptism, and so celebrate the commemoration of either mystery not separately as in the Western provinces but on the single festival of this day,(1)–letters are sent from the Bishop of Alexandria through all the Churches, by which the beginning of Lent, and the day of Easter are pointed out not only in all the cities but also in all the monasteries.

    Augustine on the Holy Trinity Book 4 ch 5.9 (354-430 ad)
    For He is believed to have been conceived on the 25th of March upon which day he also suffered his death; so the womb of the Virgin, in which He was conceived, where no one of mortals was begotten, corresponds to the new grave in which He was buried, wherein was never man laid, neither before nor since. But He was born according to tradition nine months later, upon December the 25th. If, then you reckon from that day to this you find two hundred and seventy-six days which is forty-six times six. And in this number of years the temple was built, because in that number of sixes the body of the Lord was perfected; which being destroyed by the suffering of death, He raised again on the third day.

    Sulpitius Severus Sacred History ch 27 (363-420 ad)
    Under Herod, in the thirty-third year of his reign, CHRIST was born on the twenty-fifth of December, in the consulship of Sabinus and Rufinus, nine months from the Virgin Mary’s conception.

  5. To Christians, not Catholics
    As Christians, it is to shake our heads and ask ourselves again and again where in the Bible it says that Jesus Christ was born on December 25; where in the bible says we christian should celebrate this date. We were called to follow Christ, to obey the Word of God, not pagans and/or idolaters. Every christian should read Alexander Hislop "The Two Babylons" and search the true origin of Christmas tree, it goes back on time to Nimrod & Semiramis (pure paganism, idolatry that angers our Lord).

  6. Stay FAR AWAY from John McArthur! He preaches that if you take the mark of the beast, you can still be saved. Here: But here is what the Bible says: Revelation 14:9-12 (KJV)
    9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,

    10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:

    11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up forever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

    12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

    Jesus knows that we cannot survive without food. He also knows that without the mark of the beast, we will not be able to buy food. And yet the Bible says if we receive the mark of the beast, we're destined to the lake of fire. Just remember that this is the same Jesus that fed 5000 men (before counting women and children too) with only five fishes and two loaves >> Matthew 14:13-21. Jesus again fed 4000 men (before counting women and children too) >> Matthew 15:29-39. This same Jesus turned water into wine >> John 2:1-11.

    And you know that manna the Israelites ate for forty years in the desert, that was a foreshadowing or a type of Jesus. He is the true manna. Jesus says, "I am the bread of life." John 6:48. If someone offers you the mark of the beast so you can buy food as John McArthur is suggesting to his followers, you must answer just like Jesus over here, " But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." Matthew 4:4 (KJV)

    Do not follow John McArthur into the lake of fire!!!! Either Jesus will feed me supernaturally, or naturally by some miracle or I will join Him in glory in very short order. No mark of the beast!

    Here is how the Bible says WE WILL overcome the Anti-Christ: "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto the death.
    " Revelation 12:11. Thank You Jesus for this formula.


  7. Salm 7: 11..
    God is angry against the sinner every day..
    If you say that God loves the sinner and hate the sin you belief the words of Ghandi not Jesus word.
    Is the sinner that goes to hell not the sin

  8. I watched YouTube secret santa. They give to families in need. The last episode I watched this woman lost her husband tragically. The man hosting the event walked up to one of her children and ask her if she believed in santa and then it dawned on me he should be asking if you believe in Jesus. And tell that family the true meaning of Christmas. I watch probably 20 episodes usually lasts 5 minutes. Santa gets all the credit. Jesus name is never mentioned. I stopped watching secret santa. Jesus is the true meaning of giving. He gave his life so we could live.

  9. Christmas is Pagan and the birthday of a Pagan sun god, not the SON of God. Shepherds wouldn't be keeping watch over their flock by night, during December, they would freeze to death. Please stop "keeping" Christ in Christmas" he doesn't belong there.
    The noblest virtue is wisdom, Mr. MacArthur.

  10. @Grace To You 'Christmas' is not Biblically Christian. יהשוע YAHshua Jesus was NOT born on December 25th. This is the great lie of the Satanic Roman Catholic church system.

    Pastor John MacArthur is a blessing when he preaches the Gospel of salvation. However, he speaks out of two sides of his mouth. He preaches and exposes the demonic Roman Catholic system. And I agree with him! At the same time he celebrates the same Satanic human traditions of Christmas & Easter ('Ishtar – Babylon')!

    יהשוע YAHshua Jesus did not say to celebrate his birth, as important as it is. IF He was born only then to ascend back to heaven we all remain lost and dead in our sins. Most critical He commanded to faith in & remember his blood shed death on the tree and his resurrection on Day 3. In this is eternal life salvation! (Romans 10:9)

    I encourage Pastor John MacArthur to cast out the Christmas demons in his body and soul, as have I, that blind bondage him into celebrating demonic lies! In the Name יהשוע YAHshua Jesus the Meshiach of Yisrael!

  11. A harmless fantasy, A Lie….A lie is never harmless but the gateway to more of the deceiptful schemes of the Father of lies. Its so subtle a deception that we focus so much on his birth, though his birth was our a merciful gift to mankind. But what was done by his death and resurrection is as obscured by mens traditions as christmas is. In the bible it says this about Christmas….. NOTHING!! God is Truth, celebrate his appointed feasts and sabbath days, and they are NOT aligned to todays calendar. Anyone who wants to please God will feel compelled to research origins of our man made traditions. God hates them, no…not ignores them, or dislikes them, HE HATES THEM. It is equal to idolatry to him. He hates it. I love him and want to please him. Keep his laws, let go of all the falsehoods of man, like Christmas.

  12. I'm 63 and John has destroyed my belief in the guy in the red suit.
    Seriously, I could never tell my children about him as it just wasn't true.
    I answered my eldest son who was about seven at the time, when he asked me if Father Christmas was real, with, "What do you think?" He thought for a moment, his eyes lit up and he rushed to tell his brother a couple of years younger, "Matthew, Matthew, Father Christmas is not real!" Oh dear!

  13. I don't get it it if Jesus wanted us to celebrate his birthday he would have told us to and his birthday is not on December 25th he was not born in the winter time that is Nimrod birthday is mortal enemy so why would we want to celebrate Christmas on nimrod's birthday celebrate the birth of Jesus on nimrod's birthday

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  15. Christmas really about the birth of the son of god?

    Yes it is! But not the birth of the Hebrew Messiah of the Bible. When you sing praises in the church, that “on this day the son of god is born” and referring to the Messiah you lie.

    Let me explain.

    The story starts with Easter. Easter represented by the fertility symbols of eggs and bunnies, points to the fertility goddess “Ishtar’s” conception of her son Tammuz by the sungod Nimrod. And 9 month later Tammuz was born on 25th of December. This coincides with the rebirth of the sun, the time when the days becoming longer after the long dark winter days.

    So when you celebrate the birth of the Messiah on 25th of December, you lie. When you teach your children the nativity story happened this time, you lie. When you tell your children about the joy of Santa, you lie.

    Exo 20:16 “You do not bear false witness against your neighbour.