All people around the world beyond countries and religions celebrate the birth of Jesus on December 25 every year. However, it’s well-known that Jesus was not born on Christmas. Christmas, which is not based on the Bible, is just a man-made rule. Is it possible to be saved if we keep the rules of men? No, not at all.
From the above YouTube video, you can understand that Christmas originated from a pagan festival for celebrating the birth of sun-god.
According to the Bible, Jesus could not be born in Winter:
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night… Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord (Luke 2:8-11)
From the verse “keeping watch over their flocks at night,” it’s easily understood that Jesus could not be born in Winter.
According to Encyclopaedia Britannica published by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc, “Christmas on Dec. 25 is first known to have been celebrated in Rome in the second quarter of the 4th century… was the date of pagan festival in Rome… which at the winter solstice begins again to show an increase of light (please refer to this webpage)”.
Then, is it acceptable to celebrate Christmas on December 25?
Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven [God] … Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers (you who practice lawlessness; NKJV)!’ (Matthew 7:21-23)
The Bible clearly says that evildoers who practice lawlessness cannot enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of God can enter. In other words, we can be saved only if we keep the Law of God, not man-made rules. Christmas is merely a man-made rule, not the law of God. If you celebrate Christmas on December 25, you are celebrating the birth of a pagan god (sun-god), not true God, and your worship will be in vain.
‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men [man-made rules].’ (Matthew 15:7-9)
We cannot be saved only if we honor God with our lips; action is also needed along with faith. That is to say, we must keep the Law of God such as the Passover of the New Covenant and the Sabbath. It’s time to look back on yourself and check whether you are following the will of God or not… before it’s too late.