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Christmas Day: Why Some Clergies Are Against It

Many religious leaders have come out to express their positions on Christman Day.

While many Christian faithful believe there was nothing wrong with celebrating December 25 as the day Jesus was born, many other clergies posited that many things are wrong with 25 December as the day Jesus was born.

Speaking at the Wednesday Manner Water Service which coincided with the 2019 Christmas celebration at the church’s headquarters in Lagos, Olukoya became the first frontline Pentecostal minister to openly declare that no book in the bible recorded the word ‘Christmas’ or that Jesus was born on December 25.

Christmas and financial holocaust “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 Jesus 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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To further buttress this point, controversial On-Air Personality, Daddy Freeze, took to his Instagram account to state his stand about Christmas. Freeze said: “At least I’m not the only one warning you about how the wrath of God will consume those practising this abomination”. Freeze also referred to the words of Olukoya which was on his account.

Bemigho Reno Omokri, an activist and a one-time adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan wouldn’t let the Christmas day controversy slide without giving his opinion.

Group gives Christmas succour to the elderly, people with special needs Reno in his words said: “May I specifically appreciate the General Overseer of Mountain of Fire Ministries, Dr Daniel Olukoya, for his teaching that all members of MFM should not observe Christmas.

From personal discussions, I know that other GOs feel the same way but are not courageous enough to say it out loud”.

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