Are We Missing Something About Christmas?

Eradicate: Blotting Out God in America

christmas without christOn Christmas, most of us will gather with family or friends, exchange presents, watch kids tear through wrapped boxes in record time, and eat way too much food. Others will be faced with loneliness, health or financial issues, a broken family, and some will consider suicide.

But it’s “the most wonderful time of the year,” right?

The truth is even Christians don’t always feel joy and peace in this world or with other people. In fact, conflict often seems to be the norm. This temporary world is not our home as our citizenship is in Heaven (Phil. 3:20) and we truly are just passing through. But why does lasting peace seem so elusive, even during Christmastime?

Isn’t there supposed to be “peace on earth”? What did the angels mean when they appeared to the shepherds praising God and saying,

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among…

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1 thought on “Are We Missing Something About Christmas?

  1. princetonuniversity

    Christians who celebrate the birth of Jesus on December 25th, and do so with the intent of worship of Jesus of Nazareth are not engaging in revering a pagan God. The use of symbolism, whether it be the allegory of the fig tree or the representation of eternal life by the symbol of the “ever-green” tree, is not inherently sinful. God know our hearts. To worship pagan gods is sinful. To use symbolism to aid in the understanding of the Lord’s purpose is not contrary to the Lord’s teaching.

    Romans 14 English Standard Version (ESV) Do Not Pass Judgment on One Another

    “1 As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. 2 One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. 3 Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. 4 Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. 5 One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. 6 The one who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord.”

    “The central miracle asserted by Christians is the Incarnation. They say that God became Man. Every other miracle prepares for this, or exhibits this, or results from this” (C.S. Lewis.)

    “Regardless of the actual date of Jesus’ birth, what really counts is that the fact of it. He was born, so that He could fulfill the plan to save those who believe in Him
    from their sins.” (Disputing the Pagan Roots of Christmas. Posted by Jerry Newcombe.)

    Let us not dwell on what may divide us, but, rather, let us focus on that which unites us.

    (Dr.) Sandy Kramer
    PrincetonUniversity@Cox.net

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