Christmas: To Celebrate or NOT to Celebrate, that is the question!

MERRY CHRISTMAS! Yes, for me the day after Thanksgiving begins the Christmas Season. This season and particularly Christmas day (Dec. 25th) is the time that was set aside a long time ago for the whole body of Christ in unity to celebrate and honor the gift from GOD the FATHER to the world. This gift is the Messiah, the promised one, which is HIS son, and GOD himself in the flesh.
Yes, there is no proof that Dec 25 is actually the day of JESUS’ birth. Yes, it is a fact that in the bible GOD did not tell us to designate a day to honor JESUS’ birth. Yes, it is a fact other religions have celebrated their beliefs around this date or even on it. Yes, it is a fact there are things associated with Christmas that have nothing to do with JESUS, and some say that these things are actually very similar to things that pagans have done in the past. All those facts do NOT change the truth that at it’s core (the heart of the matter), Christmas is just another opportunity to honor GOD for who HE is and all that HE has done for us through JESUS!!
I actually think Christmas is a great opportunity to do what GOD called HIS people to do, which is to “GO tell”!! Celebrating Christmas is a great opportunity to tell people the whole story of JESUS, which is the gospel. The whole story needs to include HIS birth but we shouldn’t end it there. We need to tell who JESUS is, why HE came, how HE came to be, what HE did while HE was here on earth in the flesh, and what HIS coming, living, dying and being resurrected means for all that will believe!! If you are a fellow believer in JESUS, please follow you your convictions in reference to Christmas: celebrate it to honor JESUS, celebrate it as just a fun, silly holiday, or don’t have anything to do with it! Let US ALL be at peace with each other, stand together in JESUS, pray for one another and work out OUR OWN salvation (not each others) with fear and trembling!!
Just in case your interested here are some old post of mine in reference to Christmas: Traditions, Advent, Jesse Tree, Gift Giving, Paganism, and more……..

Why CHRISTMAS?

  The ONE whose birth I celebrate at what we call Christmas, was born with a purpose!! HE was born as flesh, yet HE was also fully GOD. HE was born so that GOD could walk with us to reveal HIMSELF, as a FATHER, a friend, Savior and reveal HIS NEW Covenant in more detail. … Continue reading »

And the Word (Christ) became flesh (human, incarnate) and tabernacled (fixed His tent of flesh, lived awhile) among us; and we [actually] saw His glory (His honor, His majesty), such glory as an only begotten son receives from his father, full of grace (favor, loving-kindness) and truth. John 1:14 Where have I seen Jesus this … Continue reading »

Walk with Him: Christmas…..How We Celebrate

We celebrate Christmas by solemnly and joyfully reflecting on the real reason for this Season. The reason is our Messiah…..Emmanual…….God with us! We celebrate because of Christ, we celebrate HIM, we celebrate His Father, His beginning, His family tree, His heritage, His birth, His character, His love, His forgiveness, His purpose, His life, His words, His death, His blood, His resurrection … Continue reading »

Here are a few ways/resources we use to celebrate Advent (Coming of Christ). This will be the 3rd year we have used these resources except it will be the first time we have used the three books mentioned. A couple of years ago I started praying and desiring ways to bring the true meaning of Christmas to … Continue reading »

Christmas at Our Home (Plus Advent/Christmas Resources)

Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You … Continue reading »

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Easter, Christmas and Paganism

A few great articles from Answers in Genesis; Miscellaneous Misconceptions About Christmas, Is the Name “Easter” of Pagan Origin? , Is the Date of Easter of Pagan Origin? Update: I wanted to share a Comment from a friend named Sue R. It has become an increasingly widespread opinion over the last several years, on the part of … Continue reading »

Is paganism only in the eye of the beholder?

Today I want to write on a subject that can be very controversial; Idolatry and or paganism Deut. 12:29 The LORD your God will cut off before you the nations you are about to invade and dispossess. But when you have driven them out and settled in their land, 30 and after they have been … Continue reading »

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