THE CHRISTMAS LIE: It's Bigger Than You Think

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Mar 12:29,30  And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
Luk 22:15,19,20  And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer: <> And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.
John 4:22  Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
1 Timothy 3:2,4   A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach; One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
Revelation 13:17  And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Revelation 16:13,14  And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth...


The Codex Theodosianus (Eng. Theodosian Code) was a compilation of the laws of the Roman Empire under the Christian emperors since 312. A commission was established by Emperor Theodosius II and his co-emperor Valentinian III on 26 March 429[1][2] and the compilation was published by a constitution of 15 February 438. It went into force in the eastern and western parts of the empire on 1 January 439.[1] The original text of the codex is also found in the Breviary of Alaric (also called Lex Romana Visigothorum), promulgated on 2 February 506.[3][4]



C. Th. XVI.v.1: It is necessary that the privileges which are bestowed for the cultivation of religion should be given only to followers of the Catholic faith. We desire that heretics and schismatics be not only kept from these privileges, but be subjected to various fines. Constantine Augustus.

C.Th. XV.v.1: On the Lord's day, which is the first day of the week, on Christmas, and on the days of Epiphany, Easter, and Pentecost, inasmuch as then the [white] garments [of Christians] symbolizing the light of heavenly cleansing bear witness to the new light of holy baptism, at the time also of the suffering of the apostles, the example for all Christians, the pleasures of the theaters and games are to be kept from the people in all cities, and all the thoughts of Christians and believers are to be occupied with the worship of God. And if any are kept from that worship through the madness of Jewish impiety or the error and insanity of foolish paganism, let them know that there is one time for prayer and another for pleasure. And lest anyone should think he is compelled by the honor due to our person, as if by the greater necessity of his imperial office, or that unless he attempted to hold the games in contempt of the religious prohibition, he might offend our serenity in showing less than the usual devotion toward us; let no one doubt that our clemency is revered in the highest degree by humankind when the worship of the whole world is paid to the might and goodness of God. Theodosius Augustus and Caesar Valentinian.
C. Th.XVI.i.2: We desire that all the people under the rule of our clemency should live by that religion which divine Peter the apostle is said to have given to the Romans, and which it is evident that Pope Damasus and Peter, bishop of Alexandria, a man of apostolic sanctity, followed; that is that we should believe in the one deity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit with equal majesty and in the Holy Trinity according to the apostolic teaching and the authority of the gospel. Gratian, Valentinian and Theodosius Augusti.
Oliver J. Thatcher, ed., The Library of Original Sources (Milwaukee: University Research Extension Co., 1907), Vol. IV: The Early Medieval World, pp. 69-71.
381 CE ... I, 3. We command that all churches shall immediately be surrendered to those bishops who confess that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are of one majesty and virtue, of the same glory, and of one splendor; to those bishops who produce no dissonance by unholy distinction, but who affirm the concept of the Trinity by the assertion of three Persons and the unity of the Divinity. . . . All, he ever, who dissent from the communion of the faith of those who have been expressly mentioned in this special enumeration shall be expelled from their churches as manifest heretics and hereafter shall be altogether denied the right and power to obtain churches, in order that the priesthood of the true Nicene faith may remain pure, and after the clear regulations of Our law, there shall be no opportunity for malicious subtlety (30 July 381).
YEAR    Ref.    Christian Imperial Laws from Codex Theodosianus (312-438 CE)

315    16.8.1    No one is allowed to join Judaism.

326    16.5.1    Religious privileges are reserved for (Catholic) Christians.

337    Title 4    Jews may not own circumcised slaves.

339    16.9.2      Jews who circumcise slaves shall be executed.

352    16.8.7    Persons who join Judaism from Christianity shall have their property confiscated.

357    16.2.13    Privileges granted to the Church in Rome shall be upheld.

378    16.5.4    Alters and worship places of non-Catholic religions shall be confiscated.

379    16.5.5    Heresies may not be taught.

380    16.1.2    "All of the people shall believe in God within the concept of the Holy Trinity...  and take the name Catholic Christians.  Meeting places of those who do not believe shall not be given the status of churches, and such people may be subject to prosecution.

381    16.1.3    Churches confessing the Trinity must come under the authority of certain approved bishops; those not in communion with them shall not retain church status.

381    16.5.6    "Heretics are defined as those who do not observe the Nicene faith.  Their teachings are forbidden. A definition of the Trinity is established. "

383    16.5.12    "Arians, Macedonians, Apollinarians, and other groups outside the Church are not allowed to ordain clergy or construct churches in either urban or rural areas.  Local officials are responsible for enforcement of this law."

388    16.4.2    Public preaching and debate about religion is banned.

388    16.5.15    "Members of non-Catholic sects are denied right of assemble, are forbidden to have even secret meetings, and may not erect altars.  The emperor appoints officers to identify and prosecute such persons."

389    16.5.19    "Both in the city and surrounding areas, leaders of non-Catholic Christian groups may not hold funeral meetings."

391    16.5.20    Gathering or assembly of any kind is denied to persons not of the Catholic faith.

392    16.4.3    Anyone who “should disturb the Catholic faith” is to be deported.

392    16.5.21    "If heretical clergy are ordained, the property where the ordination occurred is to be seized by the government if the ordination occurred with the owner’s permission.  If it was done without his knowledge, he may be fined or beaten and deported.

394    16.5.22    Heretics shall not be allowed to appoint or confirm bishops.

394    16.5.24    Teaching of heretical doctrine is to be forbidden.  Judges and other officials must enforce this law.

395    16.5.25    Restates those with “common religious insanity” may not leave or inherit property or work in the imperial service

395    16.5.26    Restatement of earlier laws: people outside the Catholic faith may not assemble or appoint bishops.

395    16.5.29    "Specifically directs a Roman official to investigate whether any heretics are present in the imperial service.  If so, they are to be removed from service and exiled outside the city as are accessories to the crime."

396    16.5.32    "Meeting places and even homes of heretics are to be confiscated by the government, and their occupants expelled."

398    16.5.28    "Anyone who disagrees with the Catholic Church even on a minor point of doctrine is considered a heretic. 

399    16.2.34    The Church shall not have its privileges violated; anyone who impedes the Church shall be fined.

399    16.8.14    Revenue collected by Jewish synagogue rulers is to be sent instead to the imperial treasury.

400      16.8.16    Jews and Samaritans are not allowed to serve in the imperial service.

402    16.5.30    "Clergy of heretical groups will be expelled from Constantinople.  Their meeting places, whether churches or private houses, will be confiscated. Should the Prefect of the city fail to enforce this, he will be fined."

404    16.4.6    Assemblies of persons who call themselves orthodox Christians but try to worship elsewhere are banned.

405    16.5.38    "Worship shall be uniform, and all shall recognize the Trinity.  There shall be one understanding of salvation."

407    16.5.40   "Heresy" is a public crime, detrimental to all. "Heretics" may not give gifts, make contracts or buy and sell.

408    16.5.42    Persons who disagree with the Emperor on matters of religion may not be allowed to serve in the palace.

408    16.5.44    It is forbidden “to attempt anything that is contrary and opposed” to the Catholic faith

409    16.2.31    There shall be no public demonstrations against the Catholic Church.

409    16.5.47    Anyone who opposed or objected to regulations enacted for the benefit of the Catholic Church will have his objections overruled.

410    16.11.3    Donatism is abolished and laws regarding the Catholic faith remain in place and are to be enforced.

410    16.5.51    Any imperial decree which may have indicated rights for heretics is annulled.

414    16.5.54    Property of heretics are to be given to the Catholic Church.  Patrimony shall be taken from anyone harboring heretics.  Senators who are Donatists are to be fined.  Judges shall likewise be fined.

418    16.8.24    "Jews may not enter imperial service. Jews who have already taken the oath for service may remain, except those in the armed service."

423    16.8.27    "Jews may not construct new synagogues, but old ones will not be torn down.  Other prohibitions are upheld."

425    16.5.63    "Heresies, false doctrines, and pagan beliefs are prosecuted, and punishment may befall those who do not repent."

426    16.7.7     No time limit is to exist for investigation of apostates. 

428    16.5.65    Churches taken by heretics from the orthodox are to be returned to the Catholic Church.  If clergy should be created by heretics, each the cleric and the person who appointed him are to be fined.