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Friday, December 28, 2012
A Christmas Debacle
Another thing I noticed, was all the CHRISTMAS HATRED coming from Christians this year. It's based on pagan festivals an rituals, they say, I want to be right with the Lord, they continue. If that really is the case, those people who HATE Christmas clearly must throw out the Old Testament (and much of the New Testament to boot), if not outright HATE IT, based on the fact it was ALL RITUAL, whether it be Jewish or pagan. If the CHRISTMAS HATERS hate the rituals, why did God even send his only begotten Son? Wasn't His shed blood and death on the cross supposed to be a covering for the sins of man?; that event itself being a ritual? Our traditional Christmas is indeed placed atop that of numerous pagan festivals. It was one of a few, if not the only, time a Christian was able to openly worship the Lord between persecutions.
The lone day where a Christian can tell their fellow citizens they're not as evil as they are made to look, and what more than strong faith do they have to show for it? The RITUALS that the CHRISTMAS HATERS loathe are several months gone and to come. Every other religion has something going for them that day, so why all the doom and gloom Christians? Is it really true that the Kingdom of Heaven is here on Earth? Do we need to persecute you harder?
Early Christians moved Christ's birthdate to December 25th, the biggest semi-unknown event from His life, the original date most likely being in mid-April. That was the only event in that earliest church that could have sufficed. And what better? A celebration of the birth of Our Savior Jesus Christ, to bring joy into long-suffering Chritians' hearts; to show the Romans they weren't out to destroy the Empire; to show their persecutors that life was worth living in peace with each other, that they forgave their persecutors and welcomed a life beyond those torments.
The blanket HATRED/DENIAL of CHRISTMAS (or CHRIST'S MASS) does indeed deny Jesus Christ and the RITUALS PERFORMED BY HIM (Jesus Himself was not Christian, remember that. He was an ultra liberal rabbi, who Himself was made into a RITUAL sacrifice object by the will of God the Father. (A quick nugget of information. If you can't call Him God or Jehova or Yehova or Yahweh or any of His names, that's creating an un-natural distance between you and Him. It's not wrong, but it's not right to not acknowledge Him.) Don't deny the day or the practice of Christmas, you are denying Christ when you do so.
Is it wrong to identify the pagan elements and remove them? One answer, the Three Kings gave gifts to Christ, a pre-established PAGAN ELEMENT. Another answer, Christ was born in a manger, among farm animals. Zoning laws in nearly every area have some restrictions on farm animals. You might be able to have a rogue area allow a pig or chicken every now and then. But for many, they would face a fine and perhaps even eviction from the local secular government (PAGAN ELEMENT) had they allowed farm animals into their homes. But they can have a tree! (PAGAN ELEMENT? Probably.) Saint Nicholas (aka SANTA CLAUS) helped establish the core of Christian Canon, that is, that which is contained within the Bible, how it is taught and preached; the core kernel of BEING CHRISTIAN. Saint Nicholas gave his first gifts so that a group of young sisters would not have to live as prostitutes, thus saving them from a life of sin. Neither reindeer or elves or a Mrs. Claus for that matter (PAGAN ELEMENTS) were involved in that mission, or any of his missions. There's a few starting points.
CHRISTMAS HATERS have a Snowball of Doubt that is turning into an Avalanche of Denial. We all know where that leads to...
Please, continue to celebrate Christmas. Don't be a HATER, they're just misinformed as to the true Purpose of Christmas.
Holy Bible: King James Version
The KJV Study Bible (Bonded Leather) (King James Bible)