Jesus was not born on Dec 25 and Christmas is not a religious holiday. The account of Jesus birth is found in Luke 2:1-8 and Matthew 1:18-2:1-12, which was prophesied in Isa 7:14; 9:6. Throughout the remainder of the bible the Lord withheld any details on celebrating Jesus birth.
The Encyclopedia Americana: “Christmas was, according to many authorities, not celebrated in the first centuries of the Christian church…A feast was established in memory of Christ’s birth in the fourth century. In the fifth century, the Western church (the Roman Catholics) ordered it to be celebrated on the day of the old Roman feast of the birth of Sol, as no certain knowledge of the day of Christ’s birth existed.”
The word “Christmas” comes from two Latin words: Christ and Mass. The Roman Catholics centuries ago decided to have a mass for Christ on December 25th in order to remember his birth. December 25th was chosen because it competed with the pagan worship of Sol, which included decorating trees, revelry, and time spent with families. “Christians” slowly adopted the pagan customs of that day in putting up and decorating trees, wreaths, and other such things! Read Jeremiah 10:1-5.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.