|Posted on November 28, 2018 at 6:00 PM|
I love all my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus and will make this a short blog post with the hope that it will cause you to search out truths for yourselves. We are to worship God in Spirit and in Truth. After all, Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man cometh unto the Father but by me." (Jn. 14:6) We are not to be ashamed of the gospel. We are to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength; and love our neighbors as ourselves. The following tidbits of truths set me free from the chaos of the world system surrounding this time of year. Please note: I challenge you to look up for yourselves what I am about to say.
First of all, Jesus wasn't born on December 25th. A majority of ministers know this and still go along with the worlds antics. Jesus is NOT the reason for this crazy excuse to go-in-debt season. Christians are just following the world in their frenzy. There is no need to get upset about what people say or don't say when it comes to the word Christmas. Again I say, take some time and research the TRUE meaning of it, or Christ-mass, as it came from our Catholic brethren. Extended definitions can be found in the World Book Encyclopedia and the Catholic Encyclopedia. The shortened definition of Christ-mass means "death of Christ." So when we say Merry Christmas, we are actually saying, "Happy death of Christ"!
Christmas is NOT a scriptural holiday. We can certainly and joyously celebrate Jesus' birth, but not confuse it with pagan practices. Let us fulfill true religion as found in Isaiah 58, which is to feed the hungry, take the poor in to your house, clothe the naked, and observe the Sabbath as God commanded as a "perpetual covenant and a sign forever". Let us obey Jesus when he said in Mark 16:15, "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature...v17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; v18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover."
Lastly, why keep lying to our kids? It is such a let down when the truth comes out that Santa is a fake. How then do you expect them to believe us when we try to tell them Jesus is real? Let us keep Christ in our hearts, homes, schools, and government; and be true followers of Him!
For more on this topic, see my post titled "Christmas and Christianity".