It doesn’t matter. Our custom now celebrates the birth of our Savior. I am so tired of “pagan” articles that try to spoil our celebrations. He lives! We honor HIM! Amen.
It doesnt matter. Our custom now celebrates the birth of our Savior. I am so tired of pagan articles that try to spoil our celebrations. He lives! We honor HIM! Amen.
Exactly. These pagan traditions do nothing to detract from Christ, in all instances, they have been repackaged to point to Christ, and that is what matters... they are now message models to emphasizes Christ's birth, death and resurrection.
Would you not agree that "Jesus Christ is also the Lord of the Old Testament" ? Remember
" In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made .
In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe .
He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. John bare witness of him, and cried, saying,
He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us,
(and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,)full of grace and truth.
This was he of whom I spake,
He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.
And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.
For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him."
Now our Lord, Jesus Christ, said this
" Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of Israel:
Thus saith the LORD,
Learn NOT the way of the heathen,
and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven;
for the heathen are dismayed at them.For the customs of the people are VAIN:
for one cutteth a tree out of the forest,They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not:
the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.They deck it with silver and with gold;
they fasten it with nails and with hammers,
they must needs be borne, because they cannot go .Be not afraid of them;
for they cannot do evil,
neither also is it in them to do good.
Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O LORD;
thou art great, and thy name is great in might. But they are altogether brutish and foolish:
Who would not fear thee, O King of nations?
for to thee doth it appertain:forasmuch as among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms,
there is none like unto thee.
the stock is a doctrine of vanities.But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king:
Silver spread into plates is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz,
the work of the workman, and of the hands of the founder:blue and purple is their clothing:
they are all the work of cunning men.
at his wrath the earth shall tremble,
and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation."
Now, do you think
our Lord Jesus wants us to celebrate Christmas ?
posted on 12/22/2012 8:25:40 PM PST
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