‘December 25th- nothing more than a religious holiday’

   fatima

 

We are living in a day when Christ is being attacked on every front. From Christmas trees and parades to Happy Holidays. Every mention of Christ has  conveniently been removed so not to offend. The last bastion on this front is Christmas Day, December 25th, the commemoration of the birth of Jesus, by not only those in America, but all over the world.

Consider the message the angel of the Lord spoke to Joseph….

And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

How can one not see the irony…. we are living in a day when we are doing everything within our strength to push God away from us.

Another irony I would like the reader to consider…. celebrating Christmas while completely ignoring the birth of Christ? The thought that there are those in the world that want to take Christ out of Christmas should not alarm us as Jesus told His disciples this would be the case. The world does not know Him and in fact it hates Him. It is my opinion that He would be crucified again if He traversed the earth today. So to make the celebration more palatable to the flesh we have fashioned ourselves a Christmas that can be celebrated by those that don’t even know Jesus the Christ.

The question that I would like for us to consider, is how would the religious folk of this day receive Him if He was in the world today?

There is nothing more that ruffles the spiritual dander of religious folk  than fooling with their religious traditions. Just ask the Pharisees and teachers of religion in Matthew 15. It is rather scary to think that religious traditions could keep one from seeing the very Christ standing before them.

All my years of studying the scriptures, I have found it a very interesting point that God never gave us clear understanding as to the actual date of the Messiah’s birth. Quite the contrary with regard to His death.

It may be that the death, burial and the resurrection is the crux of the matter… the origin and spiritual depth of Christmas… when Christ is born again in an individual’s heart.

The only question one must consider my friend, is has He found room in your heart? If not, what a joyous and memorable Christmas this would be for you it you would receive the gift of salvation through Him.

Christ can be taken out of Christmas, in fact He has by many who profess to know Him as Lord and Saviour, but when He is born again in the heart of an individual, no man can remove Him from that place.

God bless the brothers and sisters that are suffering for the cause of Christ and His gospel.

malachi

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4 Comments

  1. Good morning. This is a hard time for me because, for many, (if not most) Christmas has become a celebration of materialism and acquisition. Many will place a nativity scene in their home, perhaps to quench the feelings of guilt, but their main thrust is clearly upon the elements of the world and a “flesh-friendly” time. During this past month, the television channels were awash with special “holiday” presentations; all of which seemed to ignore the fact that a Savior came into the world. As you state in the above post, we should not be surprised by this.

    This is not a blanket observation as many do take this time of year to remember when the Creator of all that is became flesh and dwelt among us. A Savior who was tempted in all points as we are, and was yet without sin. Our Lord and Savior, Jesus, who paid for our sins with his own innocenr blood and three days later, rose again because it was impossible for him to see corruption. WHAT AN AWESOME SAVIOR WE HAVE AND WHAT AN INCREDIBLE GIFT….THE GIFT OF ETERNAL LIFE!

    Thanks for a very important post. Blessings always in Jesus name.

    timbob

  2. Christmas, a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ is revered by believers everywhere. Yet the masses of those living in darkness have waged war against the celebration of Christ . They insist that in order to be “politically correct” and in order to not “offend” anyone, that the name of Christ must be removed and replaced by the universal friendly term “holiday”. If ever there was proof that Jesus is the light of God, just watch as the lost go out of their way to erase all traces of him and the gospel of salvation!

    The only name under heaven by which you can be saved, the name of Jesus, shall never be made extinct no matter how great the efforts are to do so. I am so saddened to live in a time when to wish someone “Merry Christmas” has been deemed offensive! Imagine that!

    Jesus is at the door and it won’t be long before he returns. There never was a greater time to hold on and stand for the truth for your redemption draws near!

  3. Brother Malachi,

    You are so right…for those who would like Christmas without Christ, I’m not sure what they are in fact celebrating. Thank you for speaking truth here so boldly.

    Blessings to you –

    • Thanks Joe for stopping by ‘A Word From Malachi’. My greatest fear Joe, is that many in the church, and even those that profess the name of Christ have perverted the meaning of Christmas. My message is not well received by many in the church, but the fact that December the 25th is nothing more than a religious holiday. The Christian community has become so consumed with the commercialization that little if any credence is given to the true visitation of the Son of God that wrought the salvation of the world.

      Peace in Yeshua Joe.
      malachi


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