Ignorance is Pardonable

12/26/2015 , 253 Comments


Christmas – allegedly the birth of Christ – is celebrated in almost all parts of the globe on the 25th of December yearly: a joyful season whose celebrants are ignorant children.

I came from a family of eight (me being the 7th). Being always “borrowed” from my family by my childless Auntie Toyang and Lola (grandma) Pilar, who, being two devout Catholics, loved me as much as my mother did.I can still remember looking for a big sock before I sleep at around 7 or 8 o’clock at the evening of December 24 each year at my aunt’s house. I felt very much at home at my aunt’s house, especially during the Christmas season, where I was excited for the coming of Santa Claus. At our house there is no image of Santa Clause, nor were they waiting for his arrival. My mother became a member of the Church of God as early as 1934. Since then, they have stopped celebrating Christmas like they used to do when they were Catholics. My father and mother were devout Catholics. Until age 17, the coming of the Christmas season lifted my spirits yearly because my aunt and grandma taught me that this is the “greatest time of the year” being the supposed “birthday” of our Lord Jesus Christ. I have learned to respect the Christ of the Catholic Church – ignorantly. In my aunt’s house there was a big statue (even bigger than me) which they call the “sacred heart of Jesus”. I was taught to give the utmost reverence on this statue. I had to bow down my head when I walked in front of it and I could not even point my finger towards it, which I deeply regretted upon knowing the true Christ of the Bible.

The morning of December 25 was a special morning for me because I woke up with gifts inside and around the sock which I hung the night before by the window. Today, as I reminisce the past, I see a pitiful boy in me fifty-seven years ago; but more pitiful are those who have died not knowing what Christmas is and all the practices surrounding its celebration. I am lucky (thank God) to have found wisdom in the most educational book to follow – the Bible.

The story begins from Caesar Augustus that the entire world should be taxed:

Luke 2:1
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.

Joseph and Mary, being from the tribe of David, have to travel from Galilee to Bethlehem (which is called the city of David) to be “enrolled” and taxed. This was the particular time of the year when Mary should deliver the child Jesus.

Luke 2:3-7 (RSV)
3 And all went to be enrolled, each to his own city.
4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David,
5 to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.
6 And while they were there, the time came for her to be delivered.
7 And she gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

On that same evening, the evangelist Luke tells us that there were shepherds in the fields watching over their flock to whom the angels announce the birth of the savior Jesus Christ.

Luke 2:8-11
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.

At this juncture, let us pause for a while and think. Could all of these happen on the 25th of December?

No Roman emperor as wise as Caesar Augustus (refuted to have changed the political and financial system of the Roman Empire to start a “new order”, which firmly established the empire for the next two centuries and was called as the “Golden Age of Rome’s Empire”), will order a census for the purposes of taxation, on December or in winter – rendering it impossible for Christ to be born on December 25 when the landscape of the Holy Land was filled with snow, making it very difficult to travel. Using simple common sense, no shepherd will bring out his sheep at night when fields were covered with knee-deep snow. The infamous term “three kings”, incidentally, is not mentioned in the Bible, wouldn’t have traveled to look for a new-born baby – in winter!

Matthew 2:1-6
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
2 saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
3 When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.
5 And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judea: for thus it is written by the prophet,
6 and thou Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, art not the least among the princes of Judah: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.

It is hard to believe that the “three kings” traveled alone on such a considerable distance in winter. 

David, being a king that he is, travels with six hundred men with him. It is a pitiful sight to behold “three kings” travelling all by themselves.

1 Samuel 23:13
Then David and his men, which were about six hundred, arose and departed out of Keilah, and went whithersoever they could go. And it was told Saul that David was escaped from Keilah; and he forbore to go forth.

The complex errors created by the Catholic celebration of Christmas have gone too far in influencing even supposedly intelligent composers and songwriters. The First Noel has a very beautiful melody, but has disgusting lyrics influenced by the ignorance of the Catholics belief on Christmas. The line “on a cold winter’s night that was so deep” made stupid out of the shepherd by bringing their flock on a winter’s night.

“The First Noel, the Angels did say

Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay

In fields where they lay keeping their sheep

On a cold winter’s night that was so deep.

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel

Born is the King of Israel!”

To add insult to the ignorance, the church in Rome assigned the birth of Jesus on December 25 which was the feast of the pagan sun god of the Roman Empire.

Christian Overlays of Christmas

Two important contributions that the reign of Constantine wrought were the establishments of the dates of Christmas and Easter. However, neither holidays are unique and original to the church, they are overlays of much earlier traditions, and both are connected to the sun, the former to the winter solstice and the latter to the vernal equinox. Again, the passage of the sun across the ecliptic demonstrates the astronomical motif that has been grafted onto the Christian god.

Constantine may not have completely established the date of Christmas, but what is clear is that he had considerable influence in setting the date of December 25 as Christ’s birthday. After Constantine’s victory, in perhaps 320 or 353 C.E. the church decreed that December 25 would become the standard day of observance for the birth of Christ. However, this date had long been recognized in antiquity as the return of the sun, for in ancient times, before the establishment of the Gregorian calendar, December 25 was the date of the winter solstice, the point when the sun has reached its southern most trek below the equator, where it appears to stand still for three days…

…Pope Julius I, in the fourth century commanded a committee of bishops to establish the date of the nativity of Jesus. December 25 (the day of Sol Invictus, the invincible sun) was decided upon. Not coincidentally, that is the day when the “pagan world celebrated the birth of their Sun Gods-Egyptian Osiris, Greek Apollo and Bacchus, Chaldean Adonis, Persian Mithra-when the Zodiacal sign of Virgo (the sun is born of a virgin) rose on the horizon. Thus the ancient festival of the Winter Solstice, the pagan festival of the birth of the Sun, came to be adopted by the Christian Church as the nativity of Jesus, and was called Christmas” (Crosbie). The church found itself:


The wise men (not the three kings) followed a star (not hanging on a “tree” because there was no tree associated with the birth of Jesus) to locate the baby Jesus on a house and not on a manger because no loving parents would let their new-born baby to tarry on manger. They eventually moved to a house as the crowd that came to Bethlehem who filled all the inns during the height of the census period presumably have turned back home.

Matthew 2:9-11
9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.
10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshiped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

The facts about…

Christmas tree

Truth about Christmas

Santa Claus

Who is Santa Claus

The errors that resulted from ignorance on facts are uncorrectable. Until today, Santa Claus dominates the landscape on Christmas season. Catholics were not duly informed of the disappearance of Santa Claus in their roster of saints. If we are to adopt the international concept of Ignorantia juris non excusat, which historically came from the Roman Empire itself, many Roman Catholics will be losing their salvation because of a belief on a false Christ born on a false date, surrounded with false teachings, and a celebration so highly commercialized — unreachable by the poor for whom the real Christ was born for; but, ignorance is pardonable upon the acceptance of truth.

This topic to follow God willing.

Truly yours in Christ,

Bro. Eli Soriano

253 comments:

  1. Thanks be to GOD for yet another pouring of truth.
    Thanks be to GOD for the mercy.

    TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!

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  2. Very informative Bro.Eli.thanks for the teaching you teaches us..to God be the Glory

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  3. Thanks be to God! To God be the Glory

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  4. I was once guilty of practicing wrong belief about Christmas due to my ignorance during my childhood days. Thankfully, God bestowed His mercy upon us. Through Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel, we learned the fallacies taught by the Catholic Church and now, we understand the true teachings of Christ.

    Thanks be to God!

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  5. most educational book to follow – the Bible, Nice Blog Bro Eli

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  6. Thanks be to God for another very informative blog Mr. Controversy! More power and God bless!

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  7. La ignoráncia es perdonable para aquellos que por falta de conocimiénto celebrán fechas de las cuales nuciquierán saben de donde procede

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  8. "Ignorance is pardonable upon the acceptance of truth." Amen to this

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  9. Thanks be to God for this blog of Mr. Controversy
    To God Be the Glory

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  10. We celebrate Christmas everyday.. TGBTG for we have known d facts..

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  11. Thanks be to God for this wonderful teachings. I myself believed in Santa Claus during my childhood days and I thank God because I was called inside the Church at a very young age. My twisted beliefs was corrected.

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  12. A timely blog that will make a thinking person think twice about celebrating Dec.25, 2015.

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  13. Thanks be to God for the hope given by God's forgiveness unto those who are unaware of His laws. Thanks be to God for preachers of God like the Truthcaster, Bro. Eli Soriano!

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  14. Thanks be to God for this biblical information shared to us by Mr. ControvesyX so that those who are under ignorance may forgiven by accepting the truth. May this open minds & hearts of many just like me before who is blinded by this belief! Thanks be to God for the preaching of Bro. Eli Soriano & Bro. Daniel Razon who taught us the true essence of birth of Christ!

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  15. Santa Claus removed from roster of saints in Roman Catholic Church! A laughable knowledge yet seemingly carefree feeling by the same believers. Thanks be to God Mr.ControversyX

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  16. "ignorance is pardonable upon the acceptance of truth" - Amén!

    ¡Gracias a Dios!

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  17. Great blog, another fact added on my lists that the baby jesus did not stay long at the manger, they were transferred to a house

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  18. Salamat sa Dios sa isang bagong blog post by Mr. Controversy X. When we learn to accept the truth, ignorance is indeed pardonable. To God be the Glory!

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  19. Upon reading this wonderful BLOG of Mr. Controversy we will come to the understanding why Christ wasn't born on December 25. Thanks be to God for giving me the opportunity to know the truth!

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  20. What a very timely blog Mr Controversy. It is totally wrong to say that Christ was born on Dec. 25 wherein the Bethlehem and Jerusalem is covered in snow.

    Dec 25 is the date where the pagan sun god was born. The true Christ of the Bible is not a sun god but a Son of God.

    Thanks be to GOD for a wonderful blog.
    TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

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  21. Hoping forward for the continuation of this very enlightening topic. Thanks be to God!!! :-)

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  22. Christmas is another invented term and doctrines of roman catholics...

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  23. An enlightening blog from a man entrusted by God to preach His doctrines.

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  24. We can learn how God's justice prevails

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  25. I used to celebrate December 25 as Christ's birthday. It was the the highlight of the year. How we saved so we can have a big celebration.
    During my late-teen year till age 25, christmas is never good without getting wasted. =)
    I thank God and Christ Jesus for opening my eyes.
    Now I see what I used to do. And I find it foolishness.
    Thanks be to God and Christ Jesus for sending Bro.Eli Soriano and Bro.Daniel Razon.

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  26. I'am thankful to God for getting me out of this belief about Christmas of the Catholics. I pity those who is up to now is being mislead of this kind of teachings. But just what Mr.Controversy had said ignorance is pardonable. I hope that they may come to a point of realizing that this Catholic belief or tradition about Christmas is not biblical.

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  27. Christmas has been a big industry of lies and deceit associating the birth of Christ to gifts by an old hairy big fat man on a red suit, to every good child. We were deceived for hundred and hundreds of years by money making companies, wanted to sell their products, ideas and stories to every family who wanted to have a merry day.

    Thank God there is bro. Eli, who exposes these tradition, making our ignorance pardonable if we would just take some time to read this blog!

    Happy reading. To God be the glory!

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  28. Christmas Trees
    Has it's pagan origin; idol worshipper...

    Jeremiah 10:1-25 ESV
    Hear the word that the Lord speaks to you, O house of Israel. Thus says the Lord: “Learn not the way of the nations, nor be dismayed at the signs of the heavens because the nations are dismayed at them, for the customs of the peoples are vanity. A tree from the forest is cut down and worked with an axe by the hands of a craftsman. They decorate it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so that it cannot move. Their idols are like scarecrows in a cucumber field, and they cannot speak; they have to be carried, for they cannot walk. Do not be afraid of them, for they cannot do evil, neither is it in them to do good.” ...

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  29. Thank God for His unspeakable gifts!

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  30. I hope that all people will read this witb open mind and understand that we are being fooled by pope and priest.

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  31. Ignorance is pardonable, but being ignorant all your life us something to think about . .

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  32. SALAMAT PO SA DIOS SA ISA NA NAMANG NAPAKAGANDANG BLOG NI MR. CONTROVERSY

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  33. Not wise to continue to believe a lie, The truth is in the bible.

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  34. I have same experience as Bro. Eli, I grew up believing that Christmas is when its Dec. 25. I'm just lucky that when I was 9, my mom knew the truth through Bro. Eli Soriano. Now I'm already goin' 11 years (baptized) and thankful to God that I'm not ignorant anymore with this world's celebration. #TheTruthCaster

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  35. ignorance is pardonable upon the acceptance of truth.I do accept amen

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  36. Christmas Trees

    A Pagan origin that worship idols....


    Jeremiah 10:1-25 ESV

    Hear the word that the Lord speaks to you, O house of Israel. Thus says the Lord: “Learn not the way of the nations, nor be dismayed at the signs of the heavens because the nations are dismayed at them, for the customs of the peoples are vanity. A tree from the forest is cut down and worked with an axe by the hands of a craftsman. They decorate it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so that it cannot move. Their idols are like scarecrows in a cucumber field, and they cannot speak; they have to be carried, for they cannot walk. Do not be afraid of them, for they cannot do evil, neither is it in them to do good.” ...

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  37. "Napakasarap basahin then ishare sa mga mahal natin sa buhay na hagggang ngayon ay tali pa din sa paniniwalang Katoliko."
    I used to believe in Santa Claus and the whole of my childhood is spent hanging super big socks in our Christmas tree every December. Even if I knew already that the one always putting gifts in my socks is my supermom, I continuously do so every year. Stupidity talaga. Thanks be to God because my children will not experience the stupidity I had experienced when I was young.
    This blog should be included in textbooks so the children will know the truth about Jesus` birthday.
    Glory to God!

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  38. Thanks be to God for sending Bro. Eli to teach the real doctrine in the Bible.

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  39. It is a pitiful sight to see children adapting this kind of unbiblical, unjustified and unsupported doctrine of Catholics.

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  40. Thanks be to God we have awakened from false beliefs about "christmas". Biblically and logically, Brother Eli is correct on his analysis of christmas. Christmas, as celebrated by many people is not in the Bible.

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  41. Your blogs never cease to amaze me Brother Eli. It tackles the seemingly complex biblical wisdom and makes it simple for us to understand. And your courage to expose the misconceptions about the bible is so admirable. More power to you and your blogs Brother Eli.

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  42. naging biktima din ako ng maling paniniwala na yan, salamat sa Dios naalis ako sa maling paniniwala...

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  43. Thanks be to God for another interesting topic for our catholic friends.

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  44. Thanks be to God. Before i was one of them who doesn't know the thruth. But now i am lucky that God called me and became a member of MCGI.

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  45. Ignorance of the law is indeed excuses someone!

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  46. I believe that ignorance is pardonable when the truth dawned and the ignorant turns to change heart. This only become possible for those with a spirit of longing for the truth. This very detailed presentation of Bro Eli about the lies holding the catholic christmas celebration will make the truthseeker to think past the emotional and sentimental cage created by the life long exposure to a gratifying event .The road to change will be very lonely unless he finds himself cared by brethren in the true church of God.

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  47. This blog really helps .. Before we believe in christmas we thought that christmas is the best season of the year .. But after you prepare and celebrate for christmas it's like nothing at all .. You only spend for nothing .. This blog is really an eye-opener for me .. Let's share this blog so that many people can read this .. THANKS BE TO GOD .. TO GOD BE THE GLORY

    #TheTruthCaster

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  48. Indeed "The errors that resulted from ignorance on facts are uncorrectable"

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  49. Thanks be to God for this article. May this open the eyes of our fellowmen who were blinded by the happiness being offered by the pagan-rooted celebration. May they accept the truth and may their ignorance be pardoned.

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  50. To God be the Glory mr.Controversy the most impormative blog.tnx bu to God..

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  51. Indeed alot of people was misinformed about Jesus Christ birth, poor people was deceived by their ignorance.

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  52. May this blog be an eye opener to all people from different walks of life.I just hope that wrong traditions esp christmas & holy week will be removed from non-Christians bec its unbiblical!Thanks be to God for this thorough explanation and for giving us light in this umportant subject.Once again,a very good article from mr controversy

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  53. Christmas and Santa Claus are just part of a big lie that Satan devised against GOD and His Christ. We are blessed that the Church of GOD has been warned to know what's going to be like in the last days. If we are, as we believe we are, then a question left to ponder in my mind that how are we going to act when everybody knows in the Church of GOD that the world is heading to its horrible end?
    There is great necessity to finnish the work of GOD. In Matthew 8:21-22, one of Jesus disciples asked him to bury his dead but Jesus said, follow me and let the dead bury their dead. That was 2000 years ago. It was long enough to ponder, even then Jesus knew it very well. It was written not to mock the truthfulness of the word of GOD but to let us know the necessity to finnish his work in his time or may be in our time.
    Everyone of us in the Church of GOD becomes a part of the last days, Hebrews 1:2. Our leaders have never taken a break of propagating the salvation of GOD. They are like Jesus telling us to follow them and be united to fulfill the work of GOD While the world are enjoying and merry making the tradition of lies.
    My wife and I never celebrate Christmas ever since we joined the Church of GOD. We are telling the same thing to our children. Somehow in my heart a desire to help bro. Eli and bro. Daniel, and not to be bothered by the necessity to live. I always wanted to do Matthew 6:33 that seek ye first the kingdom of GOD, and all these things shall be added unto you. My thoughts always wanted to have these things but the necessity to follow Jesus is always a priority no matter what lies ahead. I hope GOD will always be with us in this faith.

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  54. This is a reality that most catholics, because the gospel in the Holy Scriptures/Bible is veiled to them whose minds, due to unbelief, are blinded by the god of this world that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ who is the image of God [2 Corinthians 4: 3-4] Bro. Eli Soriano is sharing the truth written in the Holy Scriptures/Bible to all but, the Lord Jesus said, "No one can come to Me, unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up on the last day." [John 6: 44]

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  55. Thanks be to God for the unspeakable gift.

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  56. Thanks be to God for this article. To GOD be the Glory!

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  57. This is something everyone should understand. It's not your fault if you're born having these beliefs.

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  58. Thanks be to God for the unspeakable gift.

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  59. I was 45 yrs blinded by these tradition.
    " Salamat sa Dios! "

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  60. i think it's about time a blog be made to talk. explain. the many allegations of crimes hurled against him which are all fabrications of iglesia ni cristo in cahoots with corrupt govt officials in the justice dept

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  61. Nice blog, it tells the truth and lead us to salvation. To God Be the Glory.

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  62. Thanks be to God for this very detailed explanation! To God be the Glory!

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  63. Eye opener blog about Christmas! :D Thanks be to God, To God be the Glory!!

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  64. What mattered the most for me here is that without the Bible and Mr Controversy X. Who would have known that this so called "christmas" that has been celebrated as a worldwide event every December falls into one of the greatest mistakes in history but has been accepted worldwide because of it's merry making appeal .

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  65. This article is indeed very informative that people who celebrates "Christmas" should read and be enlightened with real teachings from the Bible. I thank God for His guidance and bringing me in the true church in the bible where the true Christian doctrines are being taught. To God be the glory!!!!

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  66. napapanahon to share to the people around us... spsDios for this blog

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  67. " An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it. Truth stands, even if there is no public support. It is self sustained."

    ---- Mahatma Gandhi------

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  68. another uncorrectable facts by roman catholic church.. thanks be to God for another enlightement came from God given to our overall servant, bro eli..

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  69. Talagang walang katulad na kaalaman ang hatid ni Mr.ControversyX #TheTruthCaster

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  70. A very informative article, as always. The famous saying "the truth shall set you free" definitely applies here. Thanks be to God for the wisdom he has given to Bro. Eli Soriano, the only sensible preacher of our time.

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  71. Thank you for another pearl of wisdom, Bro. Eli! Thanks be to GOD!

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  72. Salamat sa Dios sa napapanahong Blog na ito kapatid na Eli,maraming mga tao lalo na mga katoliko ang walang mala'y tungkol sa paniniwala nila. Thanks be to God.

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  73. As a Catholic for 36 years, I have often questioned myself why an actual birth date was designated for the birth of Christ --- which in a shallow reasoning makes me think that those who were born on the 25th of December must be the luckiest people in the world. Which catholic kid would not take pride in saying ..."Jesus and me have the same birthday?" Having said that, it just rings a bell and raises a flag. There is something wrong with that picture.

    Although I must say that every catholic kid has had a memorable christmas day in their lives, I also wondered why I felt depressed most of the time in my childhood on every Christmas day. There was always this missing puzzle. I just cannot seem to feel that people are actually celebrating the birth of Christ on Christmas day. All this commercialization made me think that Christmas day is a day of material gift exchanges. Other than that, it's always just been amother day to me.

    This timely blog of Mr.Controversy is so informative and factual. If people would only open their minds to the deception of this so called Christmas day, many would realize that fabrications like this December 25 misinformation manifest how untrue catholicism is. And if they can be untrue about an information about Jesus --- they could be untrue in many if not almost all of their doctrines.

    Thanks be to God Bro.Eli for exposing this.

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  74. Salamat sa Dios sa Kanyang kaloob na di masayod!

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  75. Juan 3:16 Sapagka't gayon na lamang ang pagsinta ng Dios sa sanglibutan, na ibinigay niya ang kanyang bugtong na Anak, upang ang sinomang sa kanya'y sumampalataya ay huwag mapahamak, kundi magkaroon ng buhay na walang hanggan.
    Nguni't sa katotohanan.... maraming mapapahamak dahilan sa mga bulaang pari na nagtuturo ng mali at masamang aral.

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  76. #TheTruthCaster
    Ignorance is Pardonable.... kung tatanggapin ng tao ang evangelio ng Panginoong Jesucristo na nakasulat sa Biblia. Sapagka't ang Biblia ang batayan ng katotohanan na aral, kautusan at doktrina ni Jesus. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

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  77. SANA MAGISING NA SILA SA KATOTOHANAN.

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  78. I remember how I always tried to complete the "simbang gabi" which was not in the Bible. thanks be to God, through this blog, many will be enlightened.
    #TheTruthCaster

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  79. Thanks be to God Mr Controversy for a very timely blog to alleviate unbiblical tradition which lead many people in vain worship to God!

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  80. Thanks be to God Mr Controversy for a very timely blog to alleviate unbiblical tradition which lead many people in vain worship to God!

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  81. The so called Santa Claus to enhance the Christmas spirit of catholics just shows how untrue Christmas day is --especially that it's dedicated to honor and celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. This iconic christmas character which is also ridiculed as SATAN CLAWS is also one of the greatest deception in catholic faith and have been adapted by almost all religions in the world. Imagine a church that designated a date of Christ's birth derived from paganism and to top it all promotes a Santa Claus which is lateral in equivalence to enhance the celebration? That alone is scary to the thought right there.

    How different is this from the atheists spaghetti monster? Santa Claus riding a chariot of flying reindeers? It couldn't get better than that.

    The logic of Bro Eli about the 3 kings who travelled away from their kingdom by themselves is phenomenal. I have never heard of any religious leader who even noticed such discrepancy. While others may have already realized that December 25 could not be the date of Christ's birth, no one even noticed that the wise men that visited were not numbering to three nor are they kings as the Catholic projects of them. Bro Eli finds this ignorance inexcusable.

    Be it known that Bro.Eli does not expose these things to defame or insult anyone. But it is better to speak of the truth and open the eyes of a few than murmur in silence that will be consequential to millions.

    Thnaks be to God.
    TO God be the Glory!

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  82. The most ridiculous part is the Christmas tree. Ha ha ha!

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  83. Amen! To God be the glory for this blog!

    A very timely, must read and pondered upon not only by Catholics but also those other religious denominations adapting this seasonal tradition which is unbiblical.

    Salamat sa Dios at sa Panginoong Hesus dahil sa pagkasangkapan kay Bro Eli at Bro Daniel, natuto kami sa totoong Iglesia ng Dios na ang tunay na diwa ng pasko ay ang araw araw na pamumuhay na may kapayapaan sa puso.

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  84. Thanks be to God for every wisdom he showered upon us and for using Bro. Eli in spreading the true teachings of our Almighty Father.

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  85. Thanks be to God for this wonderful and seasonal blog! Hope all the people in the world read this.

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  86. Thanks be to God for this knowledgeable blog :)

    To God be the glory

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  87. I was being fooled by our pastors before on fake Christmas Day!truly its not Dec. 25..#TheTruthCaster

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  88. I couldn't be more thankful enough that I am no longer practicing and celebrating their traditional belief about December 25th as their Christmas. I am just really thankful, that with God's help and mercy, He has shown me the truth and that we must only trust on what the Bible says and not by myths and invented occasions by people. We should not stick on tradition especially if we know that it is not the truth, we must always focus ourselves on the facts written on the Bible. Nonetheless, I know that the people of God will easily accept His words, no matter how much it would make a huge twist in their lives. Can't wait for more Biblical based blogs! All glory to God Almighty!

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  89. before,I was living in the world of lies,but morethan twelve blessed years now,I had known the truth,thanks God,thank to our leaders bro.Ely and bro.Daniel they revealed the genuine word of God in the Bible,TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

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  90. ignorance is pardonable if you do not know yet the truth!

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  91. THANKS BE TO GOD BRO. ELI.

    "TO GOD BE THE GLORY"

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  92. I was once deceived, I hope this blog enlightens those who were also deceived.

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  93. I was once one of those who have celebrated Christmas ( being a former catholic and ex bornagain believer) and I am thankful that those days of ignorance are over.... truly this site continuesly provides wisdoms from the bible. keep the logic and wisdom coming! thanks be to God

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  94. Kay ilamang gipalabi ang mga buhat sa mga tawo kaysa pulong sa Ginoo, agi sa ilang pagka inorante ug silay, way kahematooran..!!

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  95. The explanations are very clear, Brilliant arrangement of ideas and Truth. This is indeed superb fact, no one can refute. The Bible is crystal clear in all of its teachings. Thanks be to God.

    One thing I know, that whereas I was blind, now I see.

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  96. I hope every Christians may know the true meaning of the birth of Christ, not with pagan beliefs but in the reality and bible based celebration. thanks be to God for this Wonderful knowledge came from you bro.Eli..

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  97. Thanks be to God! Many years of my existence was consumed with the idea that Catholic Christmas is the greatest time of the year. I was ignorant of the truth about December 25 but when I became a member of the Church of God International, I came to understand for the world knows about christmas is a lie. It is priceless to know these things. Excellent readings!

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  98. Thanks be to God... for this another biblical topic to us.

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  99. thanks be to God and to our Lord Jesus Christ for this informative blog, thanks be to God for having bro. Eli & kuya Daniel. walang hanggang pasalamat...

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  100. The blog is very detailed and well explained and I hope this may reach more people to open up their hearts.

    Thanks be to God for the wisdom shared with us Mr. Controversy!

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  101. I hope people can read this blog specially catholic for them to know the truth behind their celebration of the so could "christmas". Thanks be to God for i received his unfathomable love. To God be the Glory forever....

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  102. It is hard to believe that the “three kings” traveled alone on such a considerable distance in winter.

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  103. Must read! thanks be to GOD! #TheTruthCaster

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  104. Thanks be to God a another wonderful blog. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!

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  105. #TheTruthCaster
    Thak for this blog... and who create this can be help to those people who is hople less SSD
    #MCGIThankfulToGOD

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  106. #TheTruthCaster
    Thank for this blog
    truth <3 Ignorance is PARDONABLE
    thanks it can help to those people who is hope less
    and knew God to have a Hope to live <3
    SSD #MCGIThankfulToGOD

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  107. tHANK FOR THE KNOWLEDGE I GET
    IN THIS BLOG <3 <3 <3
    #TheTruthCaster
    #Mr.ControversyX

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  108. SALAMAT SA MAPAGPABINUHOD NA DIOS AMA.

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  109. THANKS TO THE NEW BLOG
    TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!

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  110. Another topic to read and learn more about the truth from the Bible.
    Thanks be to God!

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  111. The symbolic birth of Christ on December 25th for Catholics made a way for the name of the messiah to become popular worldwide. One way or the other Christ name was preached. But today many tried to remove "Christ" in Christmas and put "Xmas" instead. Too late! The whole world already knew that GOD sent his Son through virgin birth of mary to save the world. At least the Church of GOD through the preaching of bro. Eli will just correct the mistake and ricochet its target to the true doctrine of GOD.

    Is the Church of GOD popular enough? In Matthew 24:9, the Lord said that we will be hated by all nations for my name's sake. This is a prophecy. I know we're getting popular as the largest gospel choir. It's starting. But considering this prophecy is a benchmark to where the Church of GOD now. I hope I am wrong but bro. Eli will have his final say. If this prophecy never happen yet then Matthew 24:10 is more alarming. Whoever endure to the end the same shall be saved.

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  112. I would like to share my response to a greeting from a sibling in flesh. She greeted me a Merry Christmas and my response was this:

    Pasensya Na sister, hindi Na ko nagcecelebrate ng pasko ng Catholic kasi nagmula pala yan sa Pagan romans, Dec 25 ang celebration nila ng god of the sun nila, sa diosdiosan nila yan, dinaya mga Christians hanggang maging kaugalian na, hindí pwedeng petsahan ang kaarawan ng Panginoong Jesucristo at galing Sya sa walang hanggan, kahit sa Bible, ni minsan hindi nagcelebrate ng bday ang Panginoong Jesucristo. Ang commemorate daw natin sabi nya ay ang kanyang kamatayan dahil dito nagwagi ang Panginoong Dios over kasamaan dahil sa injustice na ginawa sa kanya. Akala ng masasamang kampon pag napatay nila ang Panginoong Jesucristo ay panalo sila, mali, lalo silang talo, kasi natubos tayo sa kasalanan, yehey panalo ang Panginoong Jesucristo. To God be the Glory!

    Thanks be to God for Bro Eli and Kuya Daniel.

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  113. naman.................. thanks be to God for this wonderful blog........what an amazing preacher!!!!! to God be the glory...!!!!

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  114. Pardonable indeed because we were pardoned as well. :)

    #TheTruthCaster

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  115. #TheTruthCaster
    "Why don't you give love on Christmas day" goes the lyric of their Christmas song. Meaning, there's an intent to spread love among them, but unwittingly they are celebrating an occasion leading into spiritual perdition. If you and I acknowledge that we have found the narrow old path leading to eternal salvation, or claiming that are already "Christians", then let's share this blog to our friends in the Catholic World and/or other religious faiths believing in yuletide season, so they too will be educated (If they open their hearts and accept the facts of what were written). I'm not well verse where I can find the passage that says, "Love your neighbor as you love yourself", but as far as I'm concern, this is one among the commandment of our Lord Jesus Christ. Let's spread love then by sharing this article. Salamat sa Dios at may Mr. ControversyX. To God Be The Glory!

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  116. I used to celebrate chrismas before. Since childhood, it was my best season of the year, better than my birthday etc. I can still reminisce the excitement I used to feel comes December - xmas decorating, xmas trees, santa clause,xmas gifts, xmas carol etc. But now, since I've been called into the TRUE Church of God in the Bible, I stop celebrating fabricated practices started by the catholics like their 25th christmas day.

    I truely thank God for knowing the truth through bro. Eli Soriano. God willing more will be called. (Mga Kawikaan 3:13. Mapalad ang tao na nakakasumpong ng karunungan, at ang tao na nagtatamo ng kaunawaan.) To God be the glory!

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  117. When I was young, Christmas was the most exciting and awaited time for me, far more than my Birthday. Decorating Christmas tree, gift wrappings, carollings, Foods and Gifts! But as I grow older,more or less at the age of 10, I feel something is missing... Because I can see that having no money can hinder the Spirit given by Christmas and If I can't receive good gifts from my godfathers and godmothers, if there is no Fried chicken on the table, no Spaghetti or Fruits... It feels really sad. Sometimes i dont want it to come anymore. But when I heard from Bro. Eli that celebrating Christmas is not Biblical it gave me a spark that the feeling of emptiness in my childhood was not only because we are poor or have money but because it is really not TRUE! Thanks be to God!

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  118. Christ is our Peace.and i follow Christ daily.Luke 9:23

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  119. I sincerely thank God for sending you and giving you the knowledge about the bible. your blogs never fail to enlighten my heart :) To God be The Glory!!

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  120. Thanks be to God for an informative blog. I cannot wait for the next article :).

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  121. Ignorance of the law excuses no one. But ignorance is pardonable if one accepts the truth and opens up its heart and mind to knowledge and wisdom. Let us explore this blog and learn from it.

    The term christmas which has been indigenous to the catholic faith and referred to the day the Christ was born was given the date of December 25 without further research of its probability. Why? Because the bible, which has the highest documented authority to prove such veracity and variance was clear about the circumstances enveloping the season Jesus was born . And Bro.Eli elaborated it biblically from Caesar Agustus order of taxation , shepherds in the fields watching over the flocks, three kings who traveled alone, winter season solstice and so on --- which all defies the odds that Jesus was indeed born on December 25.

    Also in this blog, we would learn of the brief origin of christmas trees and santa claus which are icons to the occasion but un-biblical.

    When I was a kid around 10 years old I must say, I asked myself this question : If christmas is the December the 25th, then the date might have great significance to those of us who was born on December 25. I just find it so unfair that I was not born on the same date so I could say that Jesus and I have the same birthday.

    The commercialization of christmas only made the poor realize how poor they really are because they cannot afford to buy gifts. And it had made poor kids realize that there are more fortunate kids than them because they cannot enjoy the spirit of christmas the same way regular kids enjoy it. This is because this so called christmas is not dedicated to the birth of Jesus . It's a tool of the capitalist and politicians in the Philippines to gain favor and be absolved from their wrongdoings by saying the magic word..." It's christmas anyway, so forgot about my transgressions". It's also an excuse for extortion and bribery. And it's used for seeking justice by those who need to pay for their crime but were pardoned in lieu of the occasion. This however is not the what Bro.Eli meant by pardonable. But pardonable in the sense that if we would accept the truth that christmas day being the 25th of December is but one of the greatest mendacity of the catholic church.

    Lastly, the character of Santa Claus which I refer to as Satan Claws have dominated the occasion as if it's him.... that it's his birthday that we are celebrating for. So what and where does it all entail? Man made doctrines and unsubstantiated information.

    Once again, thanks be to GOD that there is an Eliseo F Soriano who never had second thoughts of exposing the truth.

    TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

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  122. I enjoyed reading this educational blog which opens the eyes of many readers. Growing up, I attended Miriam College in the Philippines and the school itself enforces the belief of Christmas on December 25. A lot of my previous colleagues and classmates still believe in this false teaching; they still celebrate up to this date.

    Thanks be unto God that I am no longer one of them. At the age of 10 years old, I was blessed to be part of the Flock of Children or also known as "Kawan ng Cordero." To God be the Glory~! Looking forward to more blogs.

    From San Francisco Bay Area, California

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  123. Thanks for awakening the real truth for being slave from wrong teaching from RCC...TO. GOD be the glory

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  124. Wow! Another informative and very enlightening blog! Thanks be to GOD!!!! :) :) :)

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  125. I was taught the same as I was growing up. but when I turned 5, I realized there really wasn't a Santa. I still believed in Christmas. But when I learned about the real Christ, that was a big turning point. Thanks be to God! Thank you bro. Eli. To God be the glory!

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  126. I had to recapitulate my approbation of this blog because of its auspicious timeliness. I often hear Bro.Eli teach this in many of his bible expositions where he was asked the same questions in different events by people from different walks of life and religion. As to the once seemingly whimsical sound of christmas carols...which now is but a cacophony of musical instruments accompanied by sentimental songs yet commercially intended for investment. What has christmas become? Are we really celebrating the birth of Christ? Or just another malevolence in disguise?

    Perhaps one of the greatest memory I could recall from celebrating christmas is the Philipine traidition of the "Evening Mass" or "Simbang Gabi" , which if you finished from Dec 16 to Dec 25 on its 9th day of celebration -- as per the catholic belief -- will grant your wish for whatever present or gift you want for christmas. In that case, which part of it embodies the celebration of the birth of Christ? I personally believe that christmas especially in the Philippines is but a cultural and traditional practice , not of faith, but of beliefs that are intended for self accommodation and gratification.

    This pernicious belief may seem light in nature. But damage starts from a little hole and can be ubiquitous due to deliberate misinformation and anti-christ doctrines.

    Truly, there is nothing wrong about celebrating the birth of Christ.
    But let us not add date to it, especially if it's vacuous and undocumented.
    If not for the bible, we would believe every date the catholic church would associate to anybody. Like the Virgin Mary being born on September 8th.

    TO GOD BE THE GLORY!
    Thanks be to GOD for Bro.ELI!!!

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  127. Thanks be to God for another informative blog!!!

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  128. i used to celebrate christmas too when i was a child but Thanks be to God for knowing the Truth in the Bible through bro Eli and Bro Daniel!

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  129. THANKS BE TO GOD For another informative blog!

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  130. THANKS BE TO GOD FOR ANOTHER INFORMATIVE BLOG!

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  131. Thanks be to God for another informative blog!!!

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  132. Enlightening as usual. Thank you for this another wonderful blog Mr. ControversyX. To God be the glory! MUST READ for everyone especially the Roman Catholics and those celebrating the December 25 Christmas Day!
    #TheTruthCaster

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  133. #TheTruthCaster
    TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

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  134. Thanks be to God for giving this wonderful blog.

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  135. Indeed another informative blog. Thank you and more power!!!

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  136. so... that was the real reason behind christmas is not in december, thank you for the very clear explanation

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  137. I know many people do not know the basis and the history behind December 25. Thanks be to God that I have finally found the truth! I pray that others, especially those who still celebrate Christmas will also find the truth through this blog.
    More power to you Mr. CX!

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  138. "ignorance is pardonable upon the acceptance of truth" - Amén!

    ¡Gracias a Dios!

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  139. Thanks be to God. I pray that many people will read and search the truth.

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  140. Gracias a Dios por utilizar al hermano Eli para hacernos saber la verdad. Desde Nicaragua. Mi apoyo es para ti hermano Soriano.

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  141. Gracias a Dios. A Dios sea la Gloria. Mi apoyo para ud. Hno. Eli. Desde Nicaragua.

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  142. Thanks be to God , when I was a child. I always want Christmas, but now, what I want is Christ himself... To God be the glory!!!

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  143. Thanks be to God for revealing the truth..

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  144. Oo nga, ang lupit naman pag hindi pardonable, 'yung nagawa mong mali, ay wala palang kapatawaran tapos di mo naman alam.

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  145. Thanks be to God for another informative blog Mr Controversy. I do pray that many more will be awaken from this wrong practice then accept the truth from the Saviour Himself.
    To God be the Glory

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  146. ".. ignorance is pardonable upon the acceptance of truth." Mr ControversyX

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  147. .."It is hard to believe that the “three kings” traveled alone on such a considerable distance in winter. ."-Mr ControversyX

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  148. Thanks be to God for another enlightening blog!
    #TheTruthCaster

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  149. This blog is very informative, para maitama ang maling paniniwala. Thanks be to God.

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  150. Me also was very excited when December comes very happy but when l found out that Christmas is not true I stopped buying firecrackers etc. Thank you God you opened my eyes.

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  151. I am so amaze with this blog and i can't wait the continuation of this topic. Ignorance in the law of Man excuses no one but it is a different thing when there are people innocent with GOD'S law its is pardonable. thanks be to GOD for his lovingkindness and mercy to people.

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  152. Another eye opening, spirit awakening blog from Mr. Controversy.
    I enjoy reading very much.
    May God bless us all.
    Thanks be to God.
    To God be the glory.

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  153. "Sanggunian" of Roman Catholic deceives people with stories about Christ different from what is written in the bible. All biblical beliefs and stories are twisted for people to believe lies. "Ignorance is Pardonable" To God be the Glory"

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  154. buti nalang kamo may ganito akong nababasa :)

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  155. Salamat po sa DIOS sa isang napaka-gandang paliwanag Kapatid na ELI.
    Lahat ng isinaysay ninyo ay napaghandaan ng husto na may kaakibat na reperensiya.
    Isang matibay na pamamahayag at kapupulutan ng napakaraming aral.
    Sa DIOS ang lahat ng Kapurihan !

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  156. Thanks be to God

    To God be the Glory

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  157. The truth and nothing but the truth.

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  158. Napakagandang paliwanag ni Bro. Eli... salamat sa Dios

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