Christian Worship of Pagan gods

The Celebration of the New Year in January 


 The Romans adored their New Year god Janus so much, their currency reflected his likeness

Have you ever bothered to research the origin of the celebration of the New Year in January? Just because we’ve been taught to celebrate it, the church celebrates it and everyone else celebrates it DOESN’T MEAN THAT IT’S RIGHT.  Yah told us to not be conformed to this world [Romans 12:2] , Do not learn the way of the heathen [Jeremiah 10:2]. The Christian bible tells them to BEWARE lest they be spoiled through philosophy and vain deceit after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world… God tells us REPEATEDLY to be separate from the world- yet those who claim to love God make excuses to justify their disobedience to Him. 

1. Why is the beginning of a New Year placed in the middle of a dead winter?

2. Where did the many customs surrounding the New Year in January originate?

3. When and how did New Year’s celebrations originate? Who began the custom?


An Ancient Pagan Custom

The celebration of the New Year in January is one of the oldest and most universal of all pagan TRADITIONS! The custom of celebrating it has remained essentially unchanged for 4,000 years!

“There is scarcely a people, ancient or modern, savage or civilized,” writes Theodor H. Gaster, in his definitive book “New Year”, “which has not observed it … in one form or another. Yet no other festival has been celebrated on so many different dates or in so many seemingly different ways.”

 In ancient Babylon, New Year’s festivals were closely bound to the pagan feast called “Christmas” today.


“Mesopotamia,” writes Earl W. Count, “is the very ancient Mother of Civilization. Christmas began there, OVER FOUR THOUSAND YEARS AGO, as the festival which renewed the world for another year. The ‘twelve days’ of Christmas; the bright fires and probably the Yule log; the giving of presents; the carnivals with their floats, their merrymakings and clownings, the mummers who sing and play from house to house; the feastings; the church processions with their lights and song — all these and more began there centuries before Christ was born. And they celebrated THE ARRIVAL OF A NEW YEAR!” (“4000 Years of Christmas”, pp. 20-21.)

That is how it began. The celebration of New Year’s began in ancient Babylonia in Mesopotamia. It was a pagan custom of ancient sun-worship.

The celebration of New Year is never once commanded by God, never celebrated by Noah, Adam, Eve, Abraham, Isaac or Jacob and Moses forbade it!

Don’t say “it doesn’t matter.” It does matter to God whether we adopt the customs of the heathen. He tells us to “Learn not the way of the heathen” (Jeremiah 10:2). Regardless of how much you claim to love God, if you make excuses for disobeying Him by worshiping these pagan gods you don’t love Him! 

                                                       A Pagan Roman Feast
The New Year’s festivities that had originated in Babylon found their way to Greece and finally to Rome. The Romans called it “Saturnalia” — in honor of Saturn. Among them it was extremely popular — a time of revelings, drinking bouts, orgies — finally ending in HUMAN SACRIFICE!

ancient new years celebration

“The first day of the Saturnalia shifted during the lifetime of Rome … it began around the middle of December … and continued until January first. In its midst was December twenty-fifth, the day, as the Romans calculated, when the sun was at its lowest ebb ….” (E. W. Count’s “4000 Years of Christmas”, page 28.)

It was Julius Caesar, Emperor of pagan Rome, who instituted the New Year’s festival on January first. In 46 B. C., Caesar adopted the Julian calendar. He transferred to the first of January ALL of the licentious customs surrounding the Roman Saturnalia!
Accepted by “Church Fathers” But how did such a thoroughly pagan day ever insinuate itself into the modern “Christian” calendar?

Read the answer from church history — about 375 A.D. This is the period Emperor Constantine imposed “Christianity” on the Roman world.



“There were many immigrants into the ranks of the Christians by this time,” writes Earl W. Count. “The Church Fathers discovered to their alarm that they were also facing an invasion of pagan customs. The habit of Saturnalia was too strong to be left behind. At first the Church forbade it, but in vain” (page 31).

Rather than resist the influence of pagan customs, the Catholic Church fathers compromised!

“The Church finally succeeded in taking the merriment, the greenery, the lights, and the gifts from Saturn and giving them to the Babe of Bethlehem …. The pagan Romans became Christians — but the Saturnalia remained!” (E.W. Count, page 31.)

Modern Christians have gone A STEP FURTHER!

Rather than present a gift to Yahshua (the Christian Messiah) on the day they falsely assume to be his birthday, the world is busily trading presents among themselves! The “Messiah” has been not only forgotten during the pagan celebration of Christmas, but is not so much as toasted amidst the partying of New Year’s Eve! Furthermore, to celebrate pagan holidays [worship of Roman gods] claiming it is in honor of the messiah, is literally cheating on God and saying “I’m cheating on God in honor of Him”- Does that make any sense?! 

new year

During the Middle Ages many of the ancient Roman customs were maintained and augmented by the incoming heathen rites of the Teutonic peoples. It was during this period that the customary yule log and mistletoe were added to the popular New Year’s festivities. The yule log is a carry-over from the bonfires of sun-worship, and mistletoe is a parasite used in Druid rites as a symbol of sex-worship!

As Teutonic customs were added, the date of New Year’s celebrations was temporarily changed to March 25, to coincide with the Germanic spring rites of fertility.

Finally Pope Gregory re-instituted the ancient pagan Roman date of January first. He imposed it on the whole Western world in 1582 when his Gregorian calendar “reforms” were accepted. All Roman Catholic countries accepted this change AT ONCE! Sweden, Germany, Denmark and England, the strongholds of Druid customs, finally acquiesced to Rome in the 1700’s!


Janus, the two faced Roman god of the New Year- The month of Januray was named after the pagen god Janus

The Modern Attitude of Compromise
Today, New Year’s Eve has become a time for people to wallow in excesses of liquor! The modern attitude seems to be, “have a wild time on New Year’s Eve, and turn over a new leaf on New Year’s Day!”

New Year’s resolutions are empty and meaningless, usually trifling matters of jest! Few people make a lasting change. If you want to make a change DON’T WAIT UNTIL JANUARY TO DO IT, do it NOW!  Most people seem to have convinced themselves that God is out of the picture for good. That God is not concerned with their modern revelings, drunken parties, promiscuous behavior! Even church ceremonies “ushering in the new year” is an abomination and is still worship of the Roman god of the new year, Janus whether you like it or not. 

What does God have to say about New Year’s? Does He condone observing a pagan festival? practicing pagan customs in the name of Christ?  God Labels New Year’s Celebrations “PAGAN”!
God Almighty does not compromise! Notice the Eternal’s stern warning to Israel as they conquered the pagan nations of the promised land:

“Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou INQUIRE NOT AFTER THEIR GODS, saying ‘How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.’ THOU SHALT NOT DO SO UNTO THE ETERNAL THY GOD: for EVERY ABOMINATION to the Eternal, WHICH HE HATETH, have they done to their gods ….” (Deut. 12:30-31.)


 Janus, the Roman New Year god

What were the customs God hates and condemns in Deuteronomy? What are those pagan rites that are an ABOMINATION to Him?

Greek God of WINE!
Theodor H. Gaster writes concerning the familiar “New Year’s babe”:

god of wine

Pagen god  Dionysus

“Actually the New Year babe is FAR OLDER than he looks. In ancient Greece, it was customary at the great festival of Dionysus to parade a babe cradled in a winnowing basket. This was taken to symbolize the annual (or periodic) rebirth of that god as the spirit of fertility!” (New Year.)

Who was this Dionysus?

None other than Bacchus — the god of wine! In his honor the Greeks held a festival called the “Festival of the Wine-Press” at the time which corresponds to our months of January-February!

Today more alcoholic beverages are consumed during the “holiday season” than at any other time of the year! New Year’s Eve is noted for its licentious, wild, and wanton partying. People are deceived by riotous pagan holiday spirits — for the most part emanating from liquor bottles — all the while calling it “Christian”!

  “Father Time”   

father time

Another symbol of New Year’s celebrations is equally pagan! It is the familiar figure of a white-haired man carrying a scythe. What does he represent? The ancient Greek god Cronos. It is from the name “Cronos” we derive our “chronograph” which measures time.

Among the Greek gods, Cronos originally cut a swath of HUMAN SACRIFICE with his sharpened scythe! The “silent reaper” anciently “reaped” little children in horrible episodes of mythical CANNIBALISM! This Greek rite of human sacrifice was adopted by ancient Rome, where human sacrifice was practiced at least until 300 A. D.

No wonder God Almighty warns the pagan New Year’s celebration is AN ABOMINATION to Him! See Deuteronomy 12:31.

Strange as it seems, the professing Christian world praises and practices customs and days of pagan origin — thinly cloaking them in “Christian” sounding names! You too, may have accepted these vain traditions of men, never realizing they are PAGAN TO THE CORE!

The Christian bible says”In VAIN do they worship me,” said Yahshua “teaching for doctrines the commandments of men!”

father time 2         It is possible to WORSHIP GOD — and still do it ALL IN VAIN!

“Full well YE REJECT THE COMMANDMENT OF GOD, that ye may keep your own tradition,” He continued, “… making the Word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered!” 

Many people will confess, when forced to, the pagan origin of these days. But they stubbornly REFUSE to stop observing them! God is their Judge!  Don’t you make this mistake!

When Does God Begin the New Year?

Remember! It is God Almighty who created the Universe. He set the heavenly bodies in their courses at Creation. It is by His “master-clock” that time is determined.

The earth’s rotation regulates the length of a day — the lunar phases indicate the length of a month. And the orbit of the earth around the sun dictates the length of a year!

But ONLY God has the AUTHORITY to set the date of the beginning of the new year!

God’s sacred calendar year begins in the spring — not in the middle of a dead winter! Notice Exodus 12:1-2, “And the Eternal spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the FIRST MONTH OF THE YEAR TO YOU.

The first month of God’s sacred calendar is called, in the Bible, “Abib”. It means the month of “green ears.” Later, the Jews called it “Nisan” — a Babylonian word having the same meaning.

It was in the month of Abib or Nisan that Israel came out of Egyptian captivity under Moses (Ex. 34:18). The Hebrew month Abib overlaps the months of March-April on the pagan Roman calendar in use today.

God placed the beginning of the sacred year in the early spring to mark the beginning of the seasonal harvests. The two annual harvests in Palestine foreshadowed God’s Plan for the twofold SPIRITUAL harvest of souls to be born into His Kingdom.

Your Bible speaks of a great false religious system which will “think to change times and laws” (Dan. 7:25). This system has deliberately thought to change the beginning of God’s calendar year in an attempt to hide God’s Plan for the salvation of mankind! But man has no authority to change God’s “master-clock.”

Satan, however, has cleverly deceived the world into believing the new year begins on January first!

Why National Captivity?

The very same pagan practices God condemns in the Hebrew Bible (aka Old Testament) are being perpetuated in our modern world today!

The very same festivals of paganism adopted by ancient Israel have become an integral part of this modern society!

The reason God Almighty took ancient Israel into captivity is because they rejected his statutes, and his covenant that he made with their fathers, and his testimonies which he testified against them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after the heathen that were round about them, concerning whom the Lord had charged them, that they should not do like them!”

What was the result of Israel following the customs of the heathen nations around them?

“Therefore the LORD was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of his sight …. and afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand of spoilers, until he had cast them out of his sight …. SO WAS ISRAEL CARRIED AWAY OUT OF THEIR OWN LAND TO ASSYRIA UNTO THIS DAY!

Israel NEVER returned as a nation to the land of Palestine!

Israel was lost! Its true identity was concealed until modern times! Now there is proof that the lost ten tribes of ancient Israel (supposedly) migrated throughout Africa and were sold into slavery during the Atlantic slave trade (this is to be verified). 

hebrew slaves

Deut 28:45-48- All these curses will come upon you and pursue you and overtake you and overtake you until you are destroyed, because you will not have hearkend to the voice of Yah your God amid gladness and goodness of heart when everything was abundant.  So you will serve your enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, in nakedness and without anything  and he shall put a yoke of iron around your neck until he destroys you.

Modern Paganism Will Be Punished!

Do you suppose God has changed His mind about compromising with paganism?

“For I am the LORD, I CHANGE NOT!” warns the Eternal Yah in Malachi 3:6. This same reminder is repeated in Hebrews 13:8.

Speaking to the modern nations of Israel today, Almighty God says, “As for you, O house of Israel, thus saith the Eternal God; Go ye, serve ye every one his idols and thereafter also, if ye will not hearken unto me: but POLLUTE YE MY HOLY NAME NO MORE with your gifts and with your idols” (Ezek. 20:39).


In other words, God is saying, “Be pagan if you insist; but quit calling it a tribute to Him.”

God continues to warn modern Israel against the holidays of paganism, in Hosea 2:11:

“I will also cause all her mirth to cease, HER feast days [days THE  PEOPLE chose], HER new moons [marking the beginning of the pagan New Year], and her sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts.” Notice that these were Israel’s feast days — those Israel had acquired from the pagan nations around them — NOT those God had originally instituted through His Torah! “And I will visit upon her the DAYS OF BAALIM, wherein she burned incense to them …” (verse 13)!

The very same punishment awaits any nation today that forsakes God’s law as revealed in His Torah, and turns to the customs of pagan nations — observing pagan days of worship!

Does it make any difference if YOU continue observing pagan customs — like New Year’s?    IT CERTAINLY DOES! God says so!

What You Should Do

According to the Christian bible, God Almighty prophesies a final revival of Babylonian religion in great power just before He cuts short man’s misrule of this earth.

New Year’s celebration began in Babylon 4,000 years ago. It is practiced today by almost every people on the face of the earth. Satan has indeed deceived the whole world! 

But God Almighty has sent His ministers to warn this world — to cry aloud, and spare not, and SHOW HIS PEOPLE THEIR SINS (Isa. 58:1). Punishment will not be forever withheld!


May God help you to HEED THIS WARNING, and FORSAKE THE PAGAN PRACTICES of this modern world! Come out from among her (BABYLON) while there’s still time and REPENT!  

29 thoughts on “Christian Worship of Pagan gods

  1. Wow! This is nothing but the truth! A truth that Christians don’t want to admit because they don’t really have it in them to leave the idols of this world to serve God. There are preachers that KNOW these holidays are evil but because they dont want to loose their followers, and want to “go with the flow” they wont leave these practices of idolatry. THE ONLY WAY these pastors will stop celebrating these holidays is if they all begin to do it together, collectively as a unit. God is watching, and He’s gathering together those who have proven to Him that they love Him more than any worldly celebration or tradition of men. What gets e is all of the false prophets with their New Year prophecies. Even if they are accurate, they aren’t coming from the Spirit of God.

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  2. Yes! You cal yell this message and the “Christians” will still make excuses for not obeying God. I too used to celebrate those religions, until I learned the truth and I’m still learning. It was VERY DIFFICULT for me to stop Christmas and New Year celebration but the longer I did it the easier it got and now those holidays as well as the others mean absolutely nothing to me. In fact, I’ve saved a lot of money since my eyes have be opened. I am now training myself to not return the greetings of “Happy new Year” and “merry Christmas” because to return the greeting is the same as partaking in the worship of the Babylonian pagan gods. Also, accepting the gifts of these partakers is the same also.

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  3. The Christians dont want to hear [read] anything like this, because it’s the truth. But, they can’t tell God that they didnt know because God has been sounding the alarm FOR DECADES telling the people to leave these holidays and festivals, etc. CHRISTIANS ONLY DO WHAT MAKES THEM FEEL GOOD! If it means going against your flesh to please God, you can forget it, a Christian wont do it which is one reason that Christianity is losing it’s popularity NO ONE RESPECTS IT ANYMORE BECAUSE THE CHURCH HAS NO STANDARDS!

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  4. Please, talk more about this one! It is the thing Christians don’t want to even enter their ears. Lets tell the truth, are Christians really sold out to God as they say they are? There is no fooling God! No excuses accepted on the day of reckoning

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  5. This should serve as a warning to all of those who claim to love God!! People have been warning us but we don’t listen to warnings until after the damage has already been done, and then it’s too late. God wont care about your excuses and EVERY PREACHER who supports the worship of these pagan gods will be dealt with by God Almighty for leading the people into worship of idols and pagan gods.

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  6. What more does God have to show you in order for you all to flee Babylon? You say with your mouths that you love Him, but you show with your actions that you dont! These HELLadays have nothing to do with God, the messiah or anything to do with anything that is holy.

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  7. The sad reality is that when Christians read this (and most of them know it already) they will KNOW that this is the truth, but they will always find a way to justify participating in these evil practices. This is the very reason that they Hebrews were chased out of their land by God! There is nothing new under the sun.

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  8. This is how it will happen… the Christians will WAIT until the MAINSTREAM stops celebrating the holidays. If the mainstream preachers don’t do it, neither will they. The blind followers of the blind will follower their pagan god worshiping followers STRAIGHT TO HELL.

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  9. This is nothing but the truth and I will agree with everyone else by saying that the Christians and others who say they love God will know that what you’ve written is true yet they will make excuses for continuing to contribute and participate in these evil holidays and celebrations!


  10. May God bless you for posting this truth! We are living amongst those who claim with their mouths to love God but with their actions they deny Him. Mostly because, they don’t want to be the “odd ball” I know what it feels like to be the only house on the block year after year with no Christmas lights! I know how it feels to not return the “Happy New Year” greetings and say “no” to the Easter Egg hunt! It’s not easy at first to the flesh to say no to all of this stuff, but it gets incredibly easy after a while and so worth it in the end!


  11. Great and truthful writing! I’ve been telling people this over and over again…. BUT THEY DON’T WANT TO HEAR IT! The problem with people is that they don’t want to seem like they aren’t going with the flow, they don’t want to be that person without the Christmas tree and you can hardly have a girlfriend if you dont celebrate valentines day, or Christmas. Most people blame celebrating the holidays on their children. The best thing that you can do for your children is to tell them the truth about these God forsaken holidays!


  12. You’re telling the truth… people don’t want to hear truth though, they want to hear lies so that they feel justified in continuing to sin against God because it pleases their flesh. I’ll bet you don’t have many friends, do you? I’m sure that you don’t because if you’re living in this truth that you write about not many will want to be around you. You keep serving God and living in the truth. I’m doing the same thing where I am located, I have a very small cirlcle of two people and guess what, I’m never lonely! God bless.


  13. I can tell you this one thing, that most people that were out today buying candy and flowers and saying HAPPY VAL’S DAY were Christians! They KNOW that what is written here and by many other bloggers is true yet because they don’t want to be rejected, they don’t want to be separated, and they basically either ignore the truth or make excuses for worshiping these pagan gods. They love to say that it all depends on whats in your heart when you celebrate V Day. I hope that they know that God won’t accept their excuses, and that they aren’t fooling God with their lame excuses. They have been told- they know the truth, yet they purposely do that which God hates.


  14. These fools dont want to read anything like this, they only want to hear what is pleasing to their ears and then call you an Anti-Christ or a rebel. This is the truth, all of these pagan religions were CREATED by the lovers of the Babylonians. The shameful thing of it all is that the Africans want so badly to be like Westerners even they have began to celebrate Christmas and Halloween! Can you imagine? And, the Christians will tell them “Christmas is to remember the birth of Jesus” “Easter is to remember when he was crucified” DID GOD TELL US TO REMEMBER THESE THINGS? We celebrate things that we don’t even know the history of well and then make excuses by saying “I’ve been doing it my whole life” “my parents did it”. Well, now we are in the age of information, and the truth is available. God made the truth available to give you a chance to REPENT and turn away from it. Don’t think that God is going to accept your excuses for worshiping false gods!


  15. Is anyone listening? Are the people taking head to the warnings? People have become more deaf and blind to the commandments of God- the LGBT agenda has taken over and those who have embraced it have rejected the commandments of God altogether. All of these Babylonian ways are against God, in my opinion to agree wtih even Christmas is the same as accepting the mark of the Beast, because this is a mere tradition of men that has nothing to do with God because He said to worship Him in TRUTH and in holiness.


  16. What I dont understand and find strange is that Western Christian like to say “who are we to judge” or they say to don’t say anything just pray. I want to know 1. What bible are they reading 2. What god are they serving?


  17. Keep exposing the truth! These low crawling, seducing demons should be exposed so that innocent naive people of God will know what to look for and be saved from them. Choose this day who you will serve, will it be God or man?


  18. This will never be an “old thread” because what is contained here will be the truth forever. People make excuses for paganism, for literally sinning against Yah to suit what makes them comfortable. It’s time to turn away from idols, lies and every manmade tradition and holiday and put our hearts on Yah!


  19. I used to go to a church (when I ignorantly practiced Christianity) and they renamed “trick or treat” to “trunk or treat”. It’s the same thing that the Christians did to all of the Roman god celebrations, they just renamed them to justify celebrating them. It’s time for people to either live for God or live to please your flesh and stop pretending because God can’t be fooled. He is not man. People celebrate these man made holidays because everyone else is doing it. Most people don’t have the guts or love for God to be separate.


  20. One thing about Christianity is that it is a religion that is all about idol worship and leads to more idolatry and they see nothing wrong with it. This is exactly why God punished Judah!


  21. Christians are so damned confused I’m frankly ashamed that I was ever called a Christian! A Christian jumps on every bandwagon that God tells us to stay away from. Modesty means nothing to a Christian, lesbianism, homosexuality, so why not the Easter Bunny, New Years and Christmas. God will open your eyes if you want them to be open. Thanks for writing this, I pray that it will cause people to leave the confused religion of Christianity.

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