As we celebrate another Christmas you would think that there would be no need to have the debate as to what we are celebrating. However every year it is the same old thing, a group of people in our country, I’m not sure how large but it seems to grow every year, wants the holiday without the reason for the holiday. And the very sad part is the fact that those who know the reason for the season stand by and allow them to have their way.
The retailers tell their workers that they can’t mention Merry Christmas. So what do we do? We follow right along and say nothing or wish them a Happy Holidays. Just because they can’t say Merry Christmas does not mean that we can’t or shouldn’t. If these people don’t like songs that mention the reason for the season then don’t go to those places that play them. Or if they are offended because their children are asked to sing one of those songs then don’t allow your child to participate.
This is not about political correctness this is about observing a legitimate holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. When was the last time any Christian tried to change Halloween, or anything about it? Even though we don’t agree with what is being celebrated we don’t try to ban costumes or parties or any banners that mention anything about it.
This is all about getting God out of our society, these people don’t want to have to even think about God because that will cause them to reflect upon their own lives and actually think about God. Romans chapter 1 deals with this issue and what happens to those who don’t want God in their lives in their families and in their country.
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,  And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:  Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.  For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:  And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.  And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;  Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,  Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,  Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:  Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
Read what the Holy Spirit directs Paul to write. You will find that God placed in the heart of EVERY person the knowledge of Himself. What matters is what that person does with that knowledge, Paul says that there will be some who will push God out, of their lives of their families and of their countries. Then he says that God will say if that is what you want then that is what you will get. And verses 26-32 tell us the result of that line of thinking.
And what we see is a picture of our world and more importantly our nation! So instead of allowing yourself to fall into the devils trap take a stand for what Christmas is all about. Don’t be ashamed to say Merry Christmas! Don’t be ashamed to sing or whistle out loud a traditional Christmas song.
And let’s tell everyone what the real reason for the season is all about!
Until next week,
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