Book: Christmas: The Greatest Story Never Told

It may seem difficult to the point of dread, the very thought of explaining to so many people that you can no longer partake of the Xmas festivities. “Maybe it will be easier if I put it off until next year,” you may consider. But James 4:13-17 says, “Now listen, those of you who say, ‘Today and tomorrow we will go into such a city, and we spend a year, and we will conduct business and make a profit.’ You do not even know what will happen tomorrow! For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little while, and then disappears. Instead, you ought to say, ‘If the Lord wills, we will live, and will do this or that.’ But now you boast in your own arrogance. All such boasting is evil. Therefore, if anyone knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.” This scripture explains the danger of procrastination. None of us knows how long we shall live. You could die tomorrow. More importantly, we must realize one thing: planned future repentance, is nothing less than deliberate, present rebellion!

“As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.” (Revelation 3:19) Harsh words indeed, but sometimes the truth is both painful and ugly—the truth that is, concerning our human nature. God’s truth is beautiful and brings great joy! As Luke 15:7&10 plainly reveal, there is tremendous joy in heaven over one sinner that repents, more than there would be over ninety-nine which don’t need to repent. Be encouraged! The Spirit of God will strengthen you in your Christian walk! Pray that God directs your steps and you will surely be blessed, in that you will know Him!

“For this cause we also, from the day that we heard of it, do not cease to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthily of the Lord, unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and growing in the knowledge of God; being strengthened with all power according to the might of His glory, unto all endurance and long-suffering with joy; giving thanks to the Father, Who has made us qualified for the share of the inheritance of the saints in the light: Who has personally rescued us from the power of darkness and has transferred us unto the kingdom of the Son of His love” (Colossians 1:9 -13).

A List of Myths, Fables and Lies Perpetuated by the Counterfeit Christmas Story

  • 1. The Celebration of Christmas is Biblical.
  • 2. The Place of Christ’s Birth May Not Have Been in Bethlehem
  • 3. The Number and Occupation of the “Wise Men” That Brought Gifts to Jesus
  • 4. The Date Of Christ’s Birth is the 25th of December
  • 5. The Yule Logs
  • 6. Twelve Nights of the Yuletide Season
  • 7. Kissing Under the Mistletoe for Luck
  • 8. The Christmas Tree and Ornaments
  • 9. The Bible is Not the Ultimate Authority On God’s Will
  • 10. Drinking Parties Somehow Honor the Birth of Our Savior
  • 11. Exchanging Gifts Imitates the Gifts of the Wise Men to Christ
  • 12. Three Kings of the Orient Brought Gifts to the Infant Jesus
  • 13. Santa Claus and All the Lies Associated With Him
    • Lives at the North Pole
    • Elves To Do All His Work
    • Knows All Children
    • Knows Who Does Bad or Good
    • Flies Around the World Delivering Gifts To All the Children In One Night
    • Eats Treats At Each House
    • Goes Up and Down the Chimney
    • Flying Reindeer
    • Magic Sleigh
  • 17. Mary, as Christ’s Mother, is Worthy of Worship
  • 18. Mary Remained a Virgin
  • 19. Mary is Perfect and Sinless and Ascended to Heaven Without Dying
  • 20. We Can Put Christ “Back Into Christmas”
  • 21. The Motives For and the Sources Behind the Celebration of Christmas


If you believe any of these lies, we suggest you read this booklet and read THE Book, the source for the truth, the Holy Bible.

An Important Note

One of the first things we need to understand about God is that God does not lie—EVER! Furthermore, “God cannot lie” (Titus 1:2). The Scriptures state, “It is impossible for God to lie!” (Hebrews 6:8). The same thing is also true of Jesus Christ, who was God before coming in the flesh as the “Son of God.”

The Passover night before He was crucified, Jesus Christ emphatically taught His disciples a profound truth! Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life” (John 14:6). Jesus Christ not only taught the truth of God’s Word, but He is “THE TRUTH!” He is the Truth personified, just as He is the “Word of God” personified. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God” (John 1:1-3).

The Word of God, which is the truth, and the gospel of Jesus Christ, Who is THE TRUTH, do not need the support of cleverly concocted myths, fables and lies about the so-called Christmas story to convey the truth about Jesus Christ’s birth. The apostle John further reinforced the fact that we are to believe and follow the truth of God and that not a single lie comes from the Truth of God! John wrote, “I did not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it, and you know that not any lie comes from the Truth” (1 John 2:21, Ibid). That being so, it is clearly evident that the Truth of God can never be supported by lies. Myths, fables and lies about God, Christ and Christianity come from the father of lies—Satan the devil! (John 8:44). What can the lies of Christmas possibly add to our understanding and love of our God who is Truth? Is God’s truth not sufficient for us? What an insult to God!

For further study, on this and other subjects concerning Christianity and Biblical doctrine, request these additional booklets:

When Was Jesus Christ Born? Is it possible for us to know when He was born?

Statement of Beliefs of the Christian Biblical Church of God