December 25: Not the Birthday of Jesus
Jesus Birthday is not December 25
The truth about Jesus’ birth day is still a secret up to this time. The truth still puzzled the religious scholars throughout history. Different dates were seen to be the calculated birth dates which were March 28, September 11, and November 18 to mention a few.
Why December 25?
Yore, the Catholic Church did not agree to celebrate Jesus birthday on December 25 because it falls on the feast day of Saturn the harvest god : Saturnalia Festival. Leo 1 the Great AD440-461 even threatened the faithful to not follow this. Until the fifth century, in its effort to convert the masses and to gain more followers, the Catholic Church made it believable to celebrate the 25th of December as the birthday of Jesus Christ. Several Pagan beliefs like the one being celebrated between December 17 and 23 were contained. The integration of Saturnalia festival being the most popular Roman festival held in mid-December to honor the god Saturn was celebrated with feasting, gift-giving, slaves were treated as equals, permitted to wear their masters’ clothing, and eat with their masters.
To demonstrate the truth about the integration of Christmas day and the Saturnalia festival, check the original composition of the Christmas song Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. Notice the line which says “Hail the Sun of righteousness! / Light and life to all he brings.” This song was composed by Charles Wesley in 1739 but was changed by George Whitefield in 1753 to “Hail the Son of Righteousness!” and Whitefield also changed the original “Hark how all the welkin rings” to “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.”
Saturnalia was the original Christmas and the Romans invented everything.