According to Steven Hijmans of the University of Alberta, “It is cosmic symbolism … which inspired the Church leadership in Rome to elect the southern solstice, December 25th, as the birthday of Christ. Reminder: in part two of this series “Satan has all his false gods, to include Odin (Mithra, Zeus, Apollos, etc.), reportedly being born on December 25th, in a manner consistent to his depraved desire to be ‘one up’ on YHVH.” This is the cosmic symbolism Hijmans refers to.
Syncretism (/ˈsɪŋkrətɪzəm/) is the combining of different beliefs, while blending practices of various schools of thought. Syncretism involves the merging or assimilation of several originally discrete traditions, especially in the theology and mythology of religion, thus asserting an underlying unity and allowing for an inclusive approach to other faiths.
Over the century’s elements, including the Yule log, from the celebration of the demigod Yule, and gift giving from Roman Saturnalia, became syncretized into the Christmas tradition. Odin is the formal pagan deity referred to as “the Yule one” and “Yule father” in Old Norse texts, while other gods are referred to as “Yule beings”.
The Roman Church selected December 25 date to appropriate festivities held by the Romans in honor of the Sun god Sol Invictus. This feast, Saturnalia, was established by Aurelian in 274. Sun god worship always represented the male deity of the controlling empire. Under the Greeks this would have been Zeus, the Macedonians beheld Poseidon and so on.
Saturnalia was an ancient Roman festival in honor of the deity Saturn, with a sacrifice at the Temple of Saturn, in the Roman Forum, and a public banquet, followed by private gift-giving, continual partying, and a carnival atmosphere that overturned Roman social norms: gambling, banquets and fornication was not only permitted but encouraged. Those with means sacrificed a suckling pig, a traditional offering to an earth deity Gaia.
The Romans were well known for assimilation of societies into their reign and as a token of fellowship they would assimilate the gods of the conquered territory into their pantheon of gods. With the breaking away of Protestantism we see the vast majority continue to follow the syncretized festival of the “Child Mass”.
In 1607, King James I insisted that a play be acted on Christmas night and that the court indulge in games. However, some groups such as the Puritans, strongly condemned the celebration of Christmas, considering it a Roman Catholic invention and the “trappings of popery” or the “rags of the Beast”.
The entire event has been fabricated from a lie conceived in occult paganism and Roman Mithraism to honor gods that are in reality various icons of Satan. There is nowhere in Scripture a command concerning the birthday of Jesus as Hebrews traditionally did not celebrate their own birthdays.
YHVH commands us to celebrate His feasts and festivals and warns us in Exodus 23:24 “Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and quite break down their images.” And Exodus 23:33 “They shall not dwell in thy land, lest they make thee sin against me: for if thou serve their gods, it will surely be a snare unto thee.”
Deuteronomy 12:30 “Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou enquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods?”