Jesus Was Not Born On 25th December, Stop Celebrating Christmas – MFM General Overseer, Olukoya Tells Christians
Dr Daniel Olukoya, the general Overseer of Mountain of Fire and
Miracles Ministries (MFM), , has said the church does not celebrate
Christmas because it is unbiblical. Olukoya stated this on Wednesday
during the Manner Water Service, which coincided with the 2010
Christmas celebration at the church’s headquarters in Lagos.
The popular cleric insisted that 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 the general overseer, December 25 is a date originally set aside by ancient Romans for Mars festival among worshippers of the sun.
Olukoya said the birth of Christ was subsequently coopted into the same date to give the Mars festival more popularity and then renamed ‘Christmas’.