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No Record Of Christmas, Date Of Birth Of Jesus In Bible – Pastor Olukoya

Pastor Olukoya | Credit: abujareporters

The General Overseer of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM), Pastor, Dr Daniel Olukoya,  has said that his ministry is not celebrating Christmas because no record in the Holy Bible about Christmas and date of birth of Jesus Christ.
Dr Olukoya, who was addressing his congregation at the Manner Water Service at the Church’s Headquarters in Lagos today, December 25, said that the church does not celebrate Christmas because it is unbiblica
According to Olukoya no book in the bible recorded the word ‘ Christmas’ or that Jesus was born on December 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.
According to him, December 25 is a date originally set aside by the ancient Romans for Mars festival by the worshippers of the sun.
Olukoya said that the birth of Christ was subsequently co-opted into the same date to give the Mars festival more popularity and then renamed ‘Christmas.’
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.

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