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No Word Like Christmas In The Bible – Olukoya

General Overseer , Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries , Dr Daniel Olukoya , says the church does not celebrate Christmas because it is “ unbiblical . ”

Olukoya made this known during the Wednesday Manner Water Service , which coincided with the 2019 Christmas celebration , at the Church ’s Headquarters in Lagos .

He said 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 the ancient Romans for the Mars festival by the worshippers of the sun .

Olukoya said 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 modern Christians to stop promoting such an “ 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 an unscriptural celebration .

( NAN )

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