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 )