December 16, 2014

What Christmas Is

The local newspaper was doing their annual holiday letters and essays submission for the next week's copy, and the essay topic was "What Christmas Means to Me". I decided to write something, but didn't end up sending it in because I knew it would just be picking a fight. But the truth remains. So here's the bottom-line of what Christmas means to me...
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Christmas is to me what it has always been throughout history. It is a pagan fertility festival, which violates the first four commandments that tell us who our Creator is and how to worship him. Yeshua did not abrogate the commandments of God, rather he stated in Matthew 5 that not one letter would be removed from the law of God until the heaven and earth no longer exist. Less than a hundred years after his resurrection, historians recorded that the "Nazoreans," or early "Christians," were those who kept the commandments of God and the faith of Yeshua Messiah. Christmas is in direct opposition to the teachings of Christ, and even Paul, who in Romans 3:31 writes, "do we then make void the law by faith? God forbid! Rather, we establish the law." to me, Christmas is an act of rebellion for any Christian who chooses to participate in the celebration on that day. God has His own holidays, He doesn't need us borrowing from idol worship to "honor" Him.

2 comments:

  1. I'm sorry but I have disagree with your post.

    I have a question for you:

    You stated that God doesn't command us to celebrate Christmas. Does He command us to celebrate the birthday of a loved one? No ma'am He doesn't. So therefore we shouldn't celebrate those either cuz they could become "idols".

    Christians today celebrate Christmas as a way to celebrate the birth of their Savior. Not as a way to "worship idols".

    Here is another point to ponder :

    Hanukkah and Purim isn't commanded by God!

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  2. Actually, I stated that it went against the commands God did give us, which is not the same thing. The whole principle behind it is idolatry, as described vividly in Jeremiah 10, for instance. Celebrating something that is not commanded, and celebrating something that is in direct violation of the commands, are two different things, which negates your argument.

    Also, again, it doesn't matter what we have twisted it into, God doesn't change, and he knows what it is even if a great number of modern Christians are naïve enough to think they can change His Word.

    See my other posts on the subject.

    Thanks for the input!

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