Christian Website Attacking Christmas:
It is interesting and quite hypocritical for this website/Martin to use the Catholic connections
to Christmas as an argument for rejecting Christmas but then accept and quote from the Catholic Nicene Creed to state his
beliefs about Christ:
"One of the things emperor Constantine
ordered was that the birthday of the sungod, be called the birth day of the Son of God (the Mass of Christ), this was then
confirmed by the Roman Catholic Church in the year 336 AD."
So in other words, Constantine sought to replace a bad thing with a good thing.
Kinda like replacing a bad habit with a good one.
But then the site/Martin quotes part of the Catholic Nicene Creed, rather than scripture,
as what it believes concerning Christ and the Trinity.
Notice the similarities between the babylonforsaken site's statement of faith and the Catholic
Nicene Creed below it.
The similarities are in bold.
"‘I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and of all things
visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, and born of the Father before all ages.
Light of light, God of true God. Begotten not made, From the substance of the Father, by whom all things were made."
Catholic Nicene Creed:
"We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all
things were made."
So this author condemns those that celebrate the birth of Christ on December 25th because
its date (not its origins) has Catholic connections and even though he knows Christ's birth preceded this celebration, but
then he borrows from the Catholic Nicene Creed concerning his beliefs about Christ and feels justified, though we know that
the Trinity preceded the Catholic Church and the scripture teaches the Trinity.
BJ Maxwell 12/05/2005