General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM), Dr Daniel Olukoya, has revealed that his church does not celebrate Christmas because there is no word like “Christmas” in the bible.
On Wednesday, December 25th, the church held her Manner Water Service at the headquarters in Lagos where he made this statement.
Olukoya said he has read all the books of the bible and has never found one that 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”
He added that every 25th of December is just a date made by the ancient Romans for Mars festival by the worshippers of the sun.
Olukoya said the birth of Jesus Christ was subsequently co-opted into the same date to give the Mars festival more popularity and then renamed “Christmas”. He also used the opportunity to warn modern Christians to stop promoting such an “unbiblical” celebration.