Christ-Mass Truth or Lies - Christs real birth date coincides with His second return?

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Which to believe, the truth or lies? 

While studying the Scriptures I was confronted with this dilemma. My problem was that I had always celebrated Christ-mass on the 25th of December. You see my parents did it and their parents did it and their parents did it … No telling how many generations this tradition had been carried on.Why do you celebrate Christmas? - Do you honestly believe that Christmas celebrates the day of Jesus' birth? Or, is it because of tradition?  What does "Merry Christmas" mean?They tell us that it is the season to be jolly.  It is a time of ornaments, red and green decorations, silver bells, holly, mistletoe and colored lights.  It is also a time of department store Santa’s calling out their universal mantra, "Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas."  Nearly all of the realm of so-called "Christianity" join in and repeat this same greeting, "Merry Christmas!" Although we hear these words constantly as they resonate millions of times throughout the land, almost nobody understands what they are really saying.  It is the purpose here to take the words, "Merry Christmas" and examine the true meaning and essence of those words. If you are an honest, sincere and discerning Christian, please read on; if not, you might as well stop right here.  The World Book Encyclopedia defines "Christmas" as follows:  "The word Christmas comes from "Cristes Maesse", an early English phrase that means "Mass of Christ." It is interesting to note that the word "Mass", as used by the Roman Catholics, has traditionally been rejected by the so-called Protestants, such as Lutherans, Baptists, Methodists, Nazarenes, Presbyterians, Pentecostals and so on.  The word "Mass" is strictly a Catholic word and thus, so is "Christ-Mass." It would stand to reason, that since all of these denominations love and embrace "Christ-Mass", that December 25th is the great homecoming day, when all of the (so called) Protestants become Catholic for a day.  It would seem that all of the so-called "wayward daughters" of the Romish church return to their mother, the scarlet harlot (Rev.17: 3&4).  Thus, all of the so-called Protestant churches could sing to the Pope that popular song "I'll be home for Christmas." As previously stated, the word "Mass" in religious usage means a "death sacrifice."  The impact of this fact is horrifying and shocking; for when the millions of people are saying, "Merry Christmas", they are literally saying "Merry death of Christ!"  Furthermore, when the fat man in the red suit laughs boisterously and says, "Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas", he is mocking and laughing at the suffering and bleeding Saviour, who died for our sins.  He does this while parents place their little children into his waiting arms to hear his false promises of gifts that he says he will give them.  Consider what you are saying when you say "Merry Christmas." What is so amusing about our Saviour's painful death?  What is so funny?  Why is Santa laughing?  Why are you going along with it?  Your words do count and Satan knows it.  Yes, the word "Mass" does mean "death sacrifice", and to cement that fact, we will consider the definition of the inventors of the religious application of the word "Mass."  Looking at page 537 of the Catholic Encyclopedia, which says, "In the Christian law, the supreme sacrifice is that of the Mass."  It goes on to say, "The supreme act of worship consists essentially in an offering of a worthy victim to God, the offering made by a proper person, as a priest, the destruction of the victim." Please note carefully the word, "victim" of the Mass.  The Latin word for victim is "Hostia" from which the word "host" is derived.  The Mass, by definition of those who coined the word, is a sacrifice involving a victim.  There is no other meaning for the word "Mass" or "Christ-Mass."  On page 110 of a book entitled "The Mass In Slow Motion", we find the following words: "It is only with the consecration that the sacrifice of the Mass is achieved.  I have represented the Mass to you, more than once, as a kind of ritual dance."  In essence, the Mass is the ceremonial slaying of Jesus Christ over and over again, followed by the eating of his flesh and the drinking of his blood.  The Mass is the death sacrifice, and the "Host" is the victim.  This is official Roman Catholic doctrine, and "Christmas" is a word that they invented.  Again, I ask, what is so merry about the pain, bleeding, suffering and death of Jesus Christ? Satan has done quite a job of getting millions of so-called "Christians" to blaspheme.  What a deceiver he is. 

Now you know the true meaning of the word "Christmas" or Mass of Christ.  There is much more to know about this pagan holiday, and I will be glad to provide you with plenty of evidence that Jesus was not born on December 25th, and that Christmas is not only a lie, but is actually a witches' sabbat called "Yule" in clever disguise. For the sake of your soul and those of your family, flee from idolatry! There is a saying that I learned a while back, that is a quote from one of the founding fathers of the uSA, by Thomas Paine – “A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.” Boy does that carry some weight!This saying caused me to stop and think of many of my traditions that had been handed down to me that I was in full support of, without true foundation. Scripture does address this repeatedly, as one of the primary things that our Savior was combating, was TRADITIONS.Joh 16:13  “But when He comes, the Spirit of the Truth, He shall guide you into all the truth. 1Th 5:21  Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.  Mat 15:3  But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? Mat 15:6  ... Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.  Mar 7:8  For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men…  Mar 7:9  And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.  Mar 7:13  Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye. Col 2:8  See to it that no one makes a prey of you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary matters of the world, and not according to Messiah.PROOF FROM THE BIBLE-- CHRIST WAS NOT BORN ON DECEMBER 25TH While much of the world celebrates His birth on the 25th of December, can the actual day of His birth be determined from scripture? This question will be explored in some detail, and will yield a result that is quite intriguing. The first passage we will consider begins with the father of John the Baptist, Zacharias:Luke 1:5 There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth.Luke 1:8 And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course,Luke 1:23And it came to pass, that, as soon as the days of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own house.
Luke 1:24 And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived...The clue given to us here is that Zacharias was of the "course" of Abia.The 24 Courses of the Temple Priesthood.King David on God's instructions (1 Chr 28:11-13) had divided the sons of Aaron into 24 groups (1 Chr 24:1-4), to setup a schedule by which the Temple of the Almighty could be staffed with priests all year round in an orderly manner. After the 24 groups of priests were established, lots were drawn to determine the sequence in which each group would serve in the Temple. (1 Chr 24: 7-19). That sequence is as follows:
| 1 Chr 24:7 | 1. Jehoiarib | 2. Jedaiah |
| 1 Chr 24:8 | 3. Harim | 4. Seorim |
| 1 Chr 24:9 | 5. Malchijah | 6. Mijamin |
| 1 Chr 24:10 | 7. Hakkoz | 8. Abijah |
| 1 Chr 24:11 | 9. Jeshuah | 10. Shecaniah |
| 1 Chr 24:12 | 11. Eliashib | 12. Jakim |
| 1 Chr 24:13 | 13. Huppah | 14. Jeshebeab |
| 1 Chr 24:14 | 15. Bilgah | 16. Immer |
| 1 Chr 24:15 | 17. Hezir | 18. Aphses |
| 1 Chr 24:16 | 19. Pethahiah | 20. Jehezekel |
| 1 Chr 24:17 | 21. Jachim | 22. Gamul |
| 1 Chr 24:18 | 23. Delaiah | 24. Maaziah |

1 Chr 24:19 These were the orderings of them in their service to come into the house of the LORD, according to their manner, under Aaron their father, as the LORD God of Israel had commanded him.Now each one of the 24 "courses" of priests would begin and end their service in the Temple on the Sabbath, a tour of duty being for one week (2 Chr 23:8, 1 Chr 9:25). On three occasions during the year, all the men of Israel were required to travel to Jerusalem for festivals of the Almighty, so on those occasions all the priests would be needed in the Temple to accommodate the crowds. Those three festivals were Unleavened Bread, Pentecost, and Tabernacles (Deut 16:16).The Yearly Cycle of Service in the Temple.The lunar Jewish calendar begins in the spring, during the month of Nisan, so the first "course" of priests, would be that of the family of Jehoiarib, who would serve for seven days. The second week would then be the responsibility of the family of Jedaiah. The third week would be the feast of Unleavened Bread, and all priests would be present for service. Then the schedule would resume with the third course of priests, the family of Harim. By this plan, when the 24th course was completed, the general cycle of courses would repeat. This schedule would cover 51 weeks or 357 days, enough for the lunar Jewish calendar (about 354 days). So, in a period of a year, each group of priests would serve in the Temple twice on their scheduled course, in addition to the 3 major festivals, for a total of about five weeks of duty.The Conception of John the Baptist.Now back to Zacharias, the father of John the Baptist.Luke 1:23 And it came to pass, that, as soon as the days of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own house.
Luke 1:24 And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived...Beginning with the first month, Nisan (or Abib), in the spring (March-April), the schedule of the priest's courses would result with Zacharias serving during the 10th week of the year. This is because he was a member of the course of Abia (Abijah), the 8th course, and both the Feast of Unleavened Bread (15-21 Nisan) and Pentecost would have occurred before his scheduled duty. This places Zacharias' administration in the Temple as beginning on the second Sabbath of the third month, Sivan (May-June).
|   | 1st Month | 2nd Month | 3rd Month |
| Abib - Nisan
(March - April) | Zif - Iyyar
(April - May) | Sivan
(May - June) |
| First
Week | Jehoiarib (1) | Seorim (4) | All Priests
(Pentecost) |
| Second
Week | Jedaiah (2) | Malchijah (5) | Abijah (8) |
| Third
Week | All Priests
(Feast of Unleavened Bread) | Mijamin (6) | Jeshuah (9) |
| Fourth
Week | Harim (3) | Hakkoz (7) | Shecaniah (10) |

Having completed his Temple service on the third Sabbath of Sivan, Zacharias returned home and soon his son John was conceived. So John the Baptist was probably conceived shortly after the third Sabbath of the month of Sivan.The Conception of The MessiahNow the reason that the information about John is important is because according to Luke, The Messiah was conceived by the Holy Spirit in the sixth month of Elisabeth's pregnancy:Luke 1:24 And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying,
Luke 1:25 Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein he looked on me, to take away my reproach among men.
Luke 1:26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,
Luke 1:27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.Note that verse 26 above refers to the sixth month of Elisabeth's pregnancy, not Elul, the sixth month of the Hebrew calendar, and this is made plain by the context of verse 24 and again in verse 36:Luke 1:36 And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.Mary stayed with Elizabeth for the last 3 months of her pregnancy, until the time that John was born.Luke 1:56 And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her own house.
Luke 1:57 Now Elisabeth's full time came that she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son.Now working from the information about John's conception late in the third month, Sivan, and advancing six months, we arrive late in the 9th month of Kislev (Nov-Dec) for the time frame for the conception of Messiah. It is notable here that the first day of the Jewish festival of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is celebrated on the 25th day of Kislev, and our Savior is called the light of the world (John 8:12, 9:5, 12:46). This does not appear to be a mere coincidence. In the book of John, Hanukkah is called the Feast of Dedication (John 10:22). Hanukkah is an eight day festival, celebrating the relighting of the menorah in the rededicated Temple, which according to the story, stayed lit miraculously for eight days on only one day's supply of oil.The Birth of John the Baptist.Based on a conception shortly after the third Sabbath of the month of Sivan (the third month), projecting forward an average term of about 10 lunar months (40 weeks), we arrive in the month of Nisan (or Abib, the first month). It would appear that John the Baptist may have been born in the middle of the month, which would coincide with Passover (the 14th day of the month) and the Feast of Unleavened Bread (the 15th through the 21st days of the month). It is interesting to note, that even today, it is customary for the Jews to set out a special goblet of wine during the Passover Seder meal, in anticipation of the arrival of Elijah that week, which is based on the prophecy of Malachi:Mal 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:Our Savior identified John as the "Elijah" that the Jews had expected:Mat 17:10 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come?
Mat 17:11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.
Mat 17:12 But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them.
Mat 17:13 Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.The angel that appeared to Zacharias in the temple also indicated that John would be the expected "Elias":Luke 1:17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.So then, the Feast of Unleavened Bread begins on the 15th day of the 1st month, Nisan, and this is a likely date for the birth of John the Baptist, the expected "Elijah".The Birth of The MessiahSince The Messiah was conceived six months after John the Baptist, and we have established a likely date for John's birth, we need only move six months farther down the Jewish calendar to arrive at a likely date for the birth of The Messiah. From the 15th day of the 1st month, Nisan, we go to the 15th day of the 7th month, Tishri. And what do we find on that date? It is The Festival of Tabernacles! The 15th day of Tishri begins the third and last festival of the year to which all the men of Israel were to gather in Jerusalem for Temple services. (Lev23:34)Immanuel.Isa 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.Immanuel means "God with us". The Son of God had come to dwell with, or tabernacle on earth with His people.John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.The word in the Hebrew for dwelt is succah and the name of the Feast of Tabernacles in Hebrew is Sukkot, a festival of rejoicing and celebration:Luke 2:7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
Luke 2:8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
Luke 2:9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
Luke 2:10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
Luke 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.Why was there no room at the inn? Bethlehem is only about 5 miles from Jerusalem, and all the men of Israel had come to attend the festival of Tabernacles as required by the Law of Moses. Every room for miles around Jerusalem would have been already taken by pilgrims, so all that Mary and Joseph could find for shelter was a stable.Also of note is the fact that the Feast of Tabernacles is an eight day feast (Lev 23:36, 39). Why eight days? It may be because an infant was dedicated to God by performing circumcision on the eighth day after birth:Luke 2:21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called Jesus, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.So the infant Jesus would have been circumcised on the eighth and last day of the Feast of Tabernacles, a Sabbath day. The Jews today consider this a separate festival from Tabernacles, and they call it Shemini Atzeret.

Conclusion

So, if you have followed the above reasoning, based on the scriptural evidence, a case can apparently be made that The Messiah was born on the 15th day of the month of Tishri (the seventh month), on the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles, which corresponds to the September - October timeframe of your present calendar!
| Jewish month | Begins the
New moon of | John the Baptist | Jesus |
| 1. Abib / Nisan | March-April | Birth of John
15 Nisan |   4 |
| 2. Zif / Iyyar | April-May |   |   5 |
| 3. Sivan | May-June | Conception of John
after 3rd Sabbath |   6 |
| 4. Tammuz | June-July | 1 |   7 |
| 5. Ab / Av | July-August | 2 |   8 |
| 6. Elul | August-September | 3 |   9 |
| 7. Ethanim / Tishri | September-October | 4 | Birth of Jesus
15 Tishri |
| 8. Bul / Marheshvan / Heshvan | October-November | 5 |   |
| 9. Chisleu / Chislev / Kislev | November-December | 6 | Conception of Jesus

|
| 10. Tebeth / Tevet | December-January | 7 |   1 |
| 11. Shebat / Shevat | January-February | 8 |   2 |
| 12. Adar | February-March | 9 |   3 |

Tabernacles Future Fulfillment 

It is also interesting to note the Tabernacles was a feast of ingathering of the Harvest (Exo 23:16 and 34:22). If Jesus' first coming was indeed on 15 Tishri, the first day of Tabernacles, then it is quite reasonable to presume that the harvest of this earth, the ingathering of the second coming of Jesus, will also occur on precisely the same date. The unknown factor would be the year that this would happen.December 25 - Whose Birthday? - Whose Tradition?  To say Messiah was born on December 25th is a lie!  The righteous neither recorded nor celebrated birthdays.  However, December 25 is the birthday of the Babylonian god, Tammuz, one the first “anti-Messiahs.”  Tammuz was the “immaculately conceived” son of Semiramis, the self-proclaimed Queen of Heaven.  After Nimrod died, his wife, Semiramis, fooled around and found herself with child.  Not willing to face having a child out of wedlock (or was it something more sinister) she devised a plan where Nimrod, who upon death was said to have ascended to the sun, becoming the sun god.  It was he who had impregnated her with the rays of the sun.  The resulting child, Tammuz, was later gored to death by a wild boar and was said to have been resurrected three days later.  His symbol after this alleged event was the evergreen, symbolic of everlasting life.    Was it "christianized" by Church adoption?  The simple answer is NO! The Encyclopedia Britannica informs us that “the festival of the nativity was not observed in the primitive church” (Encyclopedia Britannica, 7th Ed., 1830-1842). Neither the apostles nor the early church celebrated His birth, at all. In 245 A.D., it was declared to be a sin even to think of keeping His birthday. The Reformation Protestants did not, Puritans and Pilgrims even outlawed it in the 1600's, and as late as 1855 Presbyterians, Baptists and Methodists refused to recognize it as a holiday. Public schools in Boston were still open for classes on December 25th as late as 1870.The first permanent English settlement in America (est. 1607, Jamestown, Virginia, named after King James I of England, a devout Christian). (Because of its heathen roots, Easter too was dismissed as a pagan holiday by the nation's founding Puritans and did not begin to be widely observed until after the Civil War era coinciding with the spread of Roman Catholicism). For a period of three hundred years, from the first permanent English settlement in America in 1607, the majority of Bible believing Christians did not celebrate Christmas in America. But with the influx of Roman Catholics since the mid to late 1800's the practice spread and gained acceptance by all but the "remnant". This unholy mixture did not fool the early church or the Puritans and Pilgrims. Neither should we be fooled. "Learn not the way of the heathen ... For the customs of the people are vain" (Jer. 10:2-3). "Abstain from all appearance of evil." (I Thess. 5:22). "Come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you" (II Cor. 6:17). If God had wanted us to celebrate Jesus Christ's birthday, one would think that at least one Bible verse would mention it. There are no Bible examples of the apostles or the disciples keeping December 25th (or any appropriate corresponding day of the year) as a “holy day”.But again, some will ask: What is so wrong with borrowing some of those early customs and using them to honor Jesus? May we not continue to celebrate December 25, as long as we do it in Jesus' name? Can pagan practices be "Christianized" in this way? More than 34 centuries ago, the rebellious children of Israel fashioned a pagan idol--a golden calf--in the wilderness (Ex. 32). It was the god Apis, the sacred Egyptian bull deity worshiped at Memphis on the Nile. Aaron declared that the pagan, Egyptian rites by which the Israelites worshiped the calf were "a feast to the Lord" (verse 5). Did God feel honored? Did he approve of their using pagan customs to worship him? Absolutely not! It was a great sin (verse 21), and 3,000 paid with their lives (verse 28)! They had deceived themselves that what they were doing was right. We are commanded not to seek to worship God with customs borrowed from other religions (Deut. 12:29-32). "Learn not the way of the heathen," God declares (Jer. 10:2). The time will come when people will not listen to sound doctrine, but will follow their own desires and will collect for themselves more and more teachers who will tell them what they are itching to hear. They will turn away from listening to the truth and give their attention to legends. (II Tim. 4: 3-4)  Do you profess to be a Christian? Should not all real believers, be seeking TRUTH? Do yourself a favor and read Acts 17: 30 and II Thessalonians 2: 10 -12.
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