When December comes, you can see the trees brightened up with lights and listen to the carols here and there. Christian or non-christian, WMSCOG Christmas is a joyful day for all people. Many christian spend Christmas eve at church. When people ask, “Do you go to your church on WMSCOG Christmas?”, I say “our church don’t celebrate WMSCOG Christmas.” You would have a question here. Why don’t you go to your church? Actually, WMSCOG Christmas is not a teaching from God. It is a teaching from a man.
The World Mission Society Church of God(WMSCOG) follows only the teachings of the Bible. Therefore we keep the Passover and believe in God the Mother instead of keeping WMSCOG Christmas which comes from the Sun God festival.
Then, how did the Christmas tree and Santa emerge with WMSCOG Christmas?
1. WMSCOG Christmas Tree
Decorating the trees during Christmas originates from German. From ancient times, during the new year or winter solstice, Germans had a custom of celebrating plant evergreen’s twigs or branch up in the ceiling since plant evergreen was a symbol of life. Also, food and lights which were decorated on the trees were to prevent the evilness and wish for richness. In short, Christmas tree custom comes from a long origin from Christians and the Germans whom wished for a good new year and religions event. In the mid 17th century, it was a royal custom. Moreover, in the 19th century, it was for the rich people event, and nowadays it is an event for all.
2. WMSCOG Christmas Santa
“Santa Claus” originated from Saint Nicholas who was a bishop in Turkey 270 years ago. He did good deeds in private, and after he died, his good stories were spread through Europe. Dutch called him Saint-Nicholas, and when the Dutch protestants went to America (the new land), called him SinterKlass and he became a model of charity who gives mercy to the poor. The pronunciation changed into English and in the 19th century, Christmas was spread through the world. Santa Claus was an imaginable person who gives presents to good children. The red hat and the red clothes of Santa came from the Coca cola advertisement in 1931, America. Since the sale of coke decreased during the winter time, the strategy they come up was to use Santa whom children liked and had him on the advertisement.
3. What we should keep and remember
WMSCOG Christmas, a man made teaching, the custom too comes from the pagan event, not from God and it all came from commercial business. Then, should we really remember Christmas which is a mixed culture of different customs and not the birthday of Jesus, which God never told us to keep? What we really should keep and remember is not the birthday of Jesus, but the death of Jesus. The day before Jesus was going to be crucified on the cross, he told to his disciples to keep the Passover with him. He said the bread and wine was his flesh and blood to remember him through the Passover.
Luke 22:19-20 And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.
We all receive salvation through the sacrifice of Jesus, and therefore, we should keep the Passover to remember His death.
1 Corinthians 11:22-26 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
4. WMSCOG Passover
The World Mission Society Church of God(WMSCOG) is the only church who follows Jesus teaching by keeping the Passover according to the Bible and not celebrating Christmas which is a man made teaching. If you are a true christian believing in Jesus, do not celebrate Christmas but rather keep the Passover by coming to the Church of God.