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Paganization of Christianity

It become popular belief that a man, a messenger of God, Jesus, pbuh became half-man/half-god, son of god, or god himself when his teachings were paganized in Greece and Rome. The Roman and Greek gods looked like human beings and were known to have relations with humans producing half-gods. In the new teachings, Jesus became God incarnate, born to a human mother who walked the earth among humans. Statues of Jesus, his mother, and the saints became part of Christian worship.
In Rome, Sunday was the day designated for the worship of the Sun god, Apollo, the son of the chief god, Jupiter. The shift was to attract Roman pagans based on the similarity in their beliefs about the son of god. So the main day for congregational worship was shifted from the Sabbath on Saturday to Sunday.
Christmas another example of the paganization of Christianity. The 25th of December was chosen by the Roman Catholic Church as the date of Jesus’ birth with no scriptural or historical evidence. The 25th coincided with the pagan Roman festival marking the “birthday of the unconquered sun” celebrating the winter solstice, when the days again begin to lengthen. It also coincided with Roman celebration of the Saturnalia (17th December) when gifts were exchanged. Tree worship, common among the pagan Europeans, survived after their conversion to Christianity in the Scandinavian customs of decorating the house and barn with ever greens. Christmas Trees.

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