Has anyone’s life been changed to worship the Lord? Have babies been saved from being aborted? Have young men and women been delivered from drugs or crime? Have families been reunited? Have the fatherless, widows, or orphaned been comforted? Have the homeless been fed and lifted out of despair? The list goes on.
I am afraid I have also been complicit in the same behavior. I can’t say my opinion has changed on the matter; but that being said, I have written more than enough to prove my point. There is a plethora of information out there to show the pagan roots of “Christmas”. So what am I going to say to change your mind on the subject? NOTHING! You will study the Word and come to this conclusion on your own through your own study or you won’t.
In the mean time we are living in a period that is so dangerous and precarious, that when the wave of persecution hits this nation and the world, neither you nor I will have time to even think about this subject. Then the real issues of the Gospel will be preached and all the peripherals will fall by the wayside.
2Ti 3:1 But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come.
2Ti 3:2 For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,
2Ti 3:3 unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good,
2Ti 3:4 treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
2Ti 3:5 holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these.
2Ti 3:6 For among them are those who enter into households and captivate weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses,
2Ti 3:7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
2Pe 3:1 This is now, beloved, the second letter I am writing to you in which I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder,
2Pe 3:2 that you should remember the words spoken beforehand by the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior spoken by your apostles.
2Pe 3:3 Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts,
2Pe 3:4 and saying, "Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation."
I believe that as we get closer to the end this will be a moot issue. No one will be worried about defending something that is as ridiculous as this. The true believers will be busy trying not to lose their heads while remaining faithful to the Lord. So, as I said, this will be my last “Christmas” rambling. But that being said, it does not mean that I am giving up my right to teach what the Word says about being faithful to His appointed times and seasons, Lev 23, Is 66, Zech 14, etc.
So take heart, I am done. Feel free to do what you want. You will get no protest from me. But I still choose to refrain.
May you have a blessed Chanukah season. Remember if it was not for Chanukah there would not have been an Israel for the Messiah to have entered into. The basic theme of every Holy-day is they tried to kill us the Lord saved us let’s eat. That the Lord preserved Israel so Messiah Yeshua could be born is a good reason to celebrate. Our job is to do it according to His prescription.
Shalom uvracha b’Yeshua