Nimrod is mentioned four times in the Bible as the great-grandson of Noah, but who was he? The ancient Babylonians had a myth regarding him. (http://www.bibletools.org/index.cfm/fuseaction/Topical.show/RTD/cgg/ID/504/Christmas-Tree.htm) He is said to have married his own mother, Ishtar. After he died, Ishtar propagated a story that she had seen a full-grown evergreen grow up form a dead stump and roots. She said this represented new life for Nimrod. Her story continued that he would leave presents under this tree on the anniversary of his birth, December 25th (the winter solstice). Ah, but it gets even better! A few years later, Horus was born, supposedly created with the deceased Nimrod's spirit and who was hence the reincarnation of Nimrod. Horus was later known as Baal by the Canaanites. As time went by, this became a feast known as Saturnalia, which is another name Nimrod was known by (Saturn). You will see in later articles how Ishtar and her pet bunny are also worshiped in America today!
Remember the first commandment? “You shall have no other gods except Me.” Do you now see the tangled web of deception that has been woven by time and the traditions of men? Through time, the original story has been reformed to fit the words of the Bible. Through time, the original names and meanings have been forgotten. Through the workings of mankind, we have kept our false gods and idols, pretending they are different, simply because we changed the names.
When archaeologists dig down and find our present culture, they will be able to see what we have not. They will see that all we did was change the names, but kept the methods of worship. Just as we can trace the idols from culture to culture through linguistics, they will be able to as well. How do you want your Christianity to go down “in the books”?
Thanksgiving is the only “modern” day I have found which does not contain pagan roots, although it is quickly becoming a secular celebration. The ancient feasts which were given in the Bible include Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Ex 23:15), the Feast of Trumpets or Harvest (Ex 23:16, 34:18), and the Feast of Tents or In-gathering (Ex 23:16, 35:22). In addition, the weekly Sabbath and the Day of Atonement is a holy convocation, totaling at least 55 holidays per year. These ancient Holy Days are kept by the Jews and some Christians still today. Peace in Christ.