Wednesday, December 25, 2019 7:25 pm
Dr Daniel Olukoya, General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM), says Christmas Day, Dec. 25, is a date originally set aside by the ancient Romans for Mars festival by the worshippers of the sun.
Olukoya who spoke during MFM’s Manner Water Service which coincided with the Wednesday, 2019 Christmas celebration at the Church’s Headquarters in Lagos added that the birth of Christ was subsequently co-opted into the same date to give the Mars festival more popularity and then renamed ‘Christmas’.
The MFM Go said this is why the church does not celebrate Christmas.
He said that no book in the bible recorded the word ‘ Christmas’ or that Jesus was born on Dec. 25.
“If you really study the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, there is no word like Christmas.
“The bible only recorded that the Shepherds were taking care of their flocks during a very cold season when they sighted the star that announced the birth of Jesus Christ.
“This cold period could be around April or May,’’ Olukoya said
He warned the modern Christians to stop promoting such unbiblical celebration.
According to him, the MFM church has decided to henceforth engage members in various spiritual activities during such periods and other public holidays to discourage them from partaking in such unscriptural celebration.