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The celebration has it's roots in Mythology.  Been a "religious ritual" for well over four thousands years on Dec. 25th.  The birthday celebration was for a Pagan named Nimrod.  Nimrod has many negative connotations to it.  Therefore, when someone is telling you, "don't be such a nimrod"!  There are verbally abusing you.  

"And Cush became father to Nim′rod. He made the start in becoming a mighty one in the earth.  He displayed himself a mighty hunter in opposition to Jehovah. That is why there is a saying: “Just like Nim′rod a mighty hunter in opposition to Jehovah.”  And the beginning of his kingdom came to be Ba′bel and E′rech and Ac′cad and Cal′neh, in the land of Shi′nar ."

How does the Bible describe Nimrod's Kingdom? "So he said: “This is Wickedness.” And he proceeded to throw her [back] into the midst of the e′phah, after which he threw the lead weight upon its mouth." (Zechariah 5:8) Where is this beginning of this Kingdom?  "So I said to the angel who was speaking with me: “Where are they taking the e′phah?  In turn he said to me: “In order to build for her a house in the land of Shi′nar; and it must be firmly established, and she must be deposited there upon her proper place.”

The land of Shinar is Babylon and December 25th is a Babylonian date of worship .

To learn more about "Christmas".  Why not click and learn.  Are you worshiping Satan and not knowing it? http://en.allexperts.com/q/Jehovah-s-Witness-1617/2012/12/closer-look-christmas.

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Members of Babylon that worship the Sun god Saturn have no issue calling themselves "Christian" and calling their holy day "Christmas".  But who started it?  Where does it come from?  There is a scriptural answer to the "ritual".  

I'll be using the New American Standard Bible translation in this explanation of who began this tradition and where it comes from.

"Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews ? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him .”  (Matthew 2:1-2 NAS)

Notice the three words highlighted?  The magi came to worship the one born King of the Jews .  Magi is plural for Magic Practicer, the scripture does not give to how many there were.  We know that their is more than one since Magi is plural.  However, these Magic Practicers were from the EAST.  East of Jerusalem is the land of Shinar, Babylon .  These magi were Magic Practicers of Divination which is prohibited by Mosaic Law.  They were Astrologers!  

Notice how King Herod's reaction to the one born King of the Jews .  "When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him." (Matthew 2:3 NAS)

"Gathering together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born ."  (Matthew 2:4 NAS)  Notice this scripture is accurate in to referring to the Messiah was to be born.  Jesus was not born Christ but was anointed "Christ" when he was 30 years old by Holy Spirit. If Jesus was really born "Christ", he would have no need to be baptized. (Matthew 3:16-17) It's a denial of holy spirit. An unforgivable sin.

"Then Herod secretly called the magi and determined from them the exact time the star appeared." (Matthew 2:7)  Notice how this event is unfolding.  First the star takes the magi to Jerusalem.  The star has appeared for awhile, but King Herod wants to know how long?  Why? His plans are sinister therefore, the star is a Satanic One.  The magi were unsure about the star showing them to the child.  Notice child not infant or baby.

"After hearing the king, they went their way; and the star, which they had seen in the east, went on before them until it came and stood over the place where the Child was." (Matthew 2:9 NAS)

"When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. After coming into the house they saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they fell to the ground and worshiped Him. Then, opening their treasures, they presented to Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh." (Matthew 2:10-11)  SO we see that the Magi rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.  They didn't find a babe in the manger, but a child in a house! The Magi worshiped many gods, so worshipping the child was according to their own customs, false customs at that.  

We now learn about the "evil" plot.  "And having been warned by God in a dream not to return to Herod, the magi left for their own country by another way." (Matthew 2:12 NAS)

How did Herod react?  "Then when Herod saw that he had been tricked by the magi, he became very enraged, and sent and slew all the male children who were in Bethlehem and all its vicinity, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the magi." (Matthew 2:16 NAS)

King Herod had "murdered" all the male children who were in Bethlehem and all its vicinity, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the magi .

The Bible condemns those who celebrate a lie.  There is no forgiveness for those who sin "willingly".  "For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth , there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins," (Hebrews 10:26 NAS)

The "truth" about Christmas is that it is a Lie.  Satan, a morning star, tricked Eve and is now tricking "YOU".  Turn around, turn around, so that your sins are not counted to "YOU".

Jehovah Witnesses are on a global conquest of educating right hearted ones about Jehovah, the God and Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ.  Jesus stated, taking in knowledge of his Father, the only True God and the one whom he sent, Jesus Christ, means everlasting life. (John 17:3)

Why not study with the Only True Christians roving about the earth?  Jehovah Witnesses can answer any question you ask in the privacy of your choosing.  https://www.jw.org/en/free-bible-study/

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Brother Rando  

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Brother Rando is a student of Prophecy and one of Jehovah's Witnesses in good standing with the Faithful and Discreet slave. His interests are directed towards how the time of the end would come about. The earth’s population today is going through a physical, spiritual and emotional tribulation that has been prophesied concerning a time of distress as it enters into a cleansing period of removing wickedness by means of God’s Kingdom. (Daniel 12:1) Brother Rando’s discussions are of keen interest to many who await for God's Kingdom. He asserts that his discussions are just that, and not Prophecies, nor does he make the claim to be inspired. His authority is the Bible. He proclaims the year 2034 to be of very high interest to all. Like a GPS, that gives Insight to location, 2034 allows us to gauge where we are in the stream of time according to God’s Will. According to Brother Rando, the Bible carries two thoughts in it’s passages, one is fleshy and the other is spiritual. Jesus Christ warned Peter of thinking fleshy and that this type of thinking is not from God. (Matthew 16:23) In order to measure time, a method of measurement is needed. Measuring time by “the day” would mean a 24 hour period. However, measuring “the day” spiritually would mean a period of time yet to be revealed using other scripture to interpret the method needed. By looking into the Bible, we can actually determine what God meant by “the day” when looking into his Word on how his Will would come about. As we read (Genesis 2:16-17) the punishment for disobedience was death “in the day”. As time went on, the scriptures do begin to reveal the time frame of “the day”. According to Genesis 5:5, Adam lived 930 years and then he died. Satan who thinks like a man, got it wrong! (Genesis 3:4-5) Why Study the Bible

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In Brother Rando’s research of the Bible, he found scripture does interpret other scripture. The answer to how long a day was, according to God’s Will was found in Psalms 90:4 and 2 Peter 3:8. This is vital to gaining understanding in how we are to measure time in God’s view. Spiritually and not fleshy or physical. A day in heavens time is a thousand years to us. It’s by this method we can measure time and where we are in the stream of time of the end. In answer Jesus said to them: “Break down this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” (John 2:19) Was Jesus indicating that he was the Temple of God, God’s Kingdom? And that the temple would in fact be destroyed or broken down? According to God’s Word, the following scripture is the basis for Salvation. “For if you publicly declare that ‘word in your own mouth,’ that Jesus is Lord, and exercise faith in your heart that God raised him up from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9) In order for John 2:19 and Romans 10:9 to come in line, did Jesus utter a prophecy about God's Kingdom since he stated, “I will raise it up”? IF the basis for salvation is that Jesus is Lord and that God raised him up. We can conclude that Jesus did not raise himself up, but it was God that raised him from the dead since he was dead and conscious of nothing at all. (Ecc 9:5) Jesus prophesied that HE would raise God's Kingdom. (Rev 5:10) Jesus was speaking prophetically of raising the temple within the third day of a thousand years. Jesus warned Peter not to think the thoughts of man. (Matthew 16:23) Based on 2 Peter 3:8 we are able to determine the time frame to when God’s Kingdom would be raised up by Jesus Christ. Jesus was put to death on Nisan 14, 33CE. The two days would actually represent two thousand years and we come up with the year 2033. Jesus stated,“in three days I will raise it up.” So the third day is upon us in 2034.

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“I fully support, acknowledge and cooperate with *The Faithful Steward and Its' Governing Body* of Jehovah’s Witnesses.” I am property of the "Faithful and Discreet Slave" that Jesus, my brother, is appointing over his belongings. This Slave is the Governing Body of Jehovah's Earthly Organization known Worldwide as "Jehovah's Witnesses". When the Mountain-like organizations act against God's chosen people after Babylon has been destroyed, Jehovah will slaughter those who are touching the pupils of his eyes. Even though Babylon the Great is spoken as a woman and she has fallen in (Rev. 14:8), the sacred secret is that she is not a woman at all, but the World of False Religion that will be utterly destroyed by the personal hand of Jesus Christ as (King Abaddon) in the coming Great Tribulation never to be found again! (Matthew 24:14)

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Secular Historians point to the Temple in Jerusalem being destroyed in 70 AD by the Romans. But was Jesus Christ speaking in a physical sense since that Temple is non-existent today? Jehovah Witnesses assert that Jesus under inspiration of Holy Spirit was actually prophesying about his spiritual body as the only means to approach his Heavenly Father. (John 14:6) Not the Temple made by hands or his fleshy body as Christendom claims, but his spiritual body, known as the Body of Christ. (1 Cor 12:27) This would actually be the Collective Representative of God’s Kingdom in how we can approach the One True God JEHOVAH. Brother Rando is not the first to come up with this time frame. In the first part of 1914, the Bible Students known as International Bible Students Association discussed the “time of trouble” on the printed page called The Bible Students Monthly. Early in 1914, an issue of The Bible Students Monthly was issued with the large bold heading “END OF WORLD IN 1914? Some have quoted the large headline of this tract as proof that Russell was expecting the “end of the world” in 1914. However, such neglect the subheading under the larger headline, which states: “NOT THE VIEW OF PASTOR RUSSELL NOR OF I.B.S.A.” International Bible Students Association: "Nevertheless, when viewed from God’s standpoint, we are still “shortly after” 1914. Although Russell himself did not think the time of trouble would be this long, he did allow that it could be. It is possible that the time allotted for this period is 120 years (1914+120=2034), but that these days will be “cut short” some time before they are allowed to reach their end. We do not put this forth as a “prophecy”, nor would we feel anything was wrong if 2034 came and went and nothing had happened as far the full binding of Satan and the destruction of his empire is concerned. All things are in God’s hands."

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According to the discussion, 1914 represents the year that the earth would enter into a time of distress and that time limit could very well be 120 years. Which again, brings up the year 2034. The year 1914 is derived by a prophecy of the end of the Gentile times. Brother Rando insists that we should not live by a date, but to use this time to get right with God. Jesus continually pointed that the people who were on the earth when he would raise God’s Temple would be like those people in Noah’s time, taking no note. Where do the 120 years come from? If we read Genesis 6:3, most people think of this scripture in the fleshy sense of man’s lifespan. But could there be a spiritual meaning, giving those with Insight a divine warning? The Bible does say, “make secret the words and seal up the book, until the time of [the] end.” (Daniel 12:4) Could it be, this world has entered into it’s Last Days in 1914? (1 Timothy 3:1-5) Yet there is another scripture that helps us measure the time. In Ecclesiastes 6:6 it reads, “Even supposing that he has lived a thousand years twice over and yet he has not seen what is good, is it not to just one place that everyone is going?” The chapter talks about vanity and that if a person actually lived two thousand years without God’s Kingdom we are all heading to the same place. Since death was the punishment, we would need God’s Kingdom to conquer death, the place we all are heading. A thousand years twice over is two thousand years. Simple math again brings us to the time of 2034, when the second thousand years has been brought to it’s finish. Could Christ Millennial reign be from 2034 to 3034? We don’t know. Jesus stated, he would raise God’s Temple in the third day, so we can expect God's Kingdom to be fully operating sometime between the years 2034 and 3034. However, Jesus Christ was risen first thing on the very morning in the third day. Most Bible readers are in agreement that Christ does rule for a thousand years.

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Armageddon is the actual cleansing of the earth from all wickedness. If in the literal sense, it would consist of angels coming down from heaven to bring death to all those rejecting the Kingdom of God. But if it is spiritual, Armageddon could very will take place without the knowledge that it is actually occurring. If this is the case, then Armageddon would commence without the knowledge that the wicked are simply dying off. There seems to be evidence in scripture to how God destroyed the forefather’s in the wilderness. They died off in the wilderness at the hand of the destroyer without knowing of such, as Paul eloquently explains in 1 Corinthians 10:1-10. If.....

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