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Christmas Celebration Is Idolatrous – W.F Kumuyi

W.F Kumuyi, General Overseer Of the Deeper Life bible Church has warned his church members against the celebration of christmas. He said this during their annual National December convention which on held last week saturday. He added that the celebration is very idolatrous and it is not scriptural.
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Kumuyi said;
“We don’t celebrate Christmas. It actually came from idolatrous background. That is why you don’t hear us sing what they call Christmas carol, Never! We always say it is the December retreat. We are only gathering together because it is the holiday period and love the lord more, and rededicate ourselves more.
“When you find anybody coming in, or any leader, trying to introduce the idolatry of mystery Babylon, that they call Christmas and you want to bring all the Christmas carol saying that is the day that Jesus was born, and you don’t find that in the Acts of the Apostles or in the early church, then you don’t find that in the church either.  If you don’t know that before, now you know.

Well, let’s all try to respect other people’s beliefs. Meanwhile, other Christian leaders have replied Kumuyi, saying Christmas is not idolatrous but biblical. Continue..

A Catholic priest, Monsignor Gabriel Osu, said

“I don’t know what he means by saying the practice of celebrating Christmas is wrong. Is he saying that Christ wasn’t born? That he didn’t come to die for us? Does he not celebrate his own birthday? Do Kumuyi’s pastors not celebrate him? It is not everything I react to; some people just seek attention. If Kumuyi is a Christian, then he must believe in Christ.
“The celebration of Christmas didn’t just start today; it is too public an event for anyone to say that they don’t know what it is about. “If Kumuyi is condemning the commercialisation of Christmas, I can understand that. Christ came to redeem us from our lost state; this was actualised through his coming, his birth; that is why we celebrate Christmas. It is the fulfilment of God’s promise.”
“Kumuyi is just saying what he feels; he is not making any doctrinal statement.”


  1. If christmas is biblical den, scriptural refrence should be given to show were it is written. Pastor w.f kumuyi follows n stand by the bible and every thing in it, so he shouldnt be blamed for sayin such becouse he didnt find it in the bible and therefore cannot teach wat he cannot defend.

  2. Some pastors or priest only following traditions of men without actually knowning the origin of their believe or celebrations can any of those people give scriptural proof. let them read history of how it all stated in the 4th – 18th century. Any thing u can find in the bible & proof is not Godly, it does not matter 4 how long it has been in practice. non of the biblical christian’s do such a thing or command such celebration.

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