A Preacher’s Misconception
Topic: Living to please God
I love Christmas! Christmas is my favorite holiday. Even though we all grew up on the Christmas holiday, I want to shed some light on what Christmas is all about. Christmas is a great holiday, but is it biblical? This holiday is supposedly about celebrating the birth of Christ. Now it became more about exchanging Christmas presents, Christmas parties, and holiday movies. Even though Christmas was originally supposed to be about the birth of Christ, Christmas has turned into more of a secular holiday. Let us take a look at scripture for the night to get more insight regarding Christians celebrating Christmas and to see if we should be celebrating it or not.
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespasses against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine are the kingdom, The power, and the glory, forever and ever, Amen.
Here are some points first that we should know about Christmas.
• The day of Christ’s birth is unknown
• Pagan roots
• During the time of early Christians, they wanted to convert pagans but was fascinated by pagan traditions, as time went by pagan traditions began to combine together with the idea of celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.
See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.
Christmas is a human tradition. God has commanded us nor does he want us to celebrate the birth of Christ. Scripture says to not be deceived or held captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition. Christmas was not supposed to be celebrated and is not to be celebrated. It’s tough to stop a tradition that we all grew up on, but we can do it. Anything that has any pagan roots are not of God.
2 Thessalonians 2:15
So then, brother, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter.
In this verse, we are advised to stand firm and hold to the traditions that we were taught through the word of God. It’s easy to get caught up in traditions of this world. If we are to live for Christ alone then we need to get rid of the idea that celebrating pagan holidays and traditions are okay.
Take a stand for Christ, and make a decision today to start getting away from these man made traditions. I will add that for me, I have celebrated Christmas every year, but after learning this lesson I have learned that Christmas is a holiday that no Christian should celebrate neither will I continue to celebrate it. Make your decision today, Until next time, be safe and be blessed, everyone.