Sunday, December 23, 2012

This Christmas

When it comes to Christmas, Christians have a wide range of beliefs. Some refuse to acknowledge Christmas altogether, others believe it ought to be celebrated to the fullest, and others still forego the mention of Christ in lieu of an overweight man with a beard, wearing a red suit, sneaking into people’s homes and leaving unrequited presents just for the fun of it.

Although we as believers can disagree about a great many things, from whether or not Jesus was born on Christmas, to what kind of animals were in the manger, to what ethnicity the wise men were, there are certain things all who name the name of Christ can agree upon, and in fact must agree upon.

We know that Jesus was born of a virgin, Christ the Lord the Savior of mankind. Above all, this is the most important component of our entire faith, and one we must agree upon. Whether you celebrate Christmas or you don’t, let the knowledge that God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son fill you with joy, peace, and gratitude toward Him.

And to those of you who do celebrate Christmas, by all means, Merry Christmas. May Christ dwell in you!

Luke 2:10, “Then the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid, for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.’”

With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.

P.S. The Kindle version of 'Fundamental Doctrines' is up and live on Amazon, and for a limited time you can get it for free through the kindle lending program known as KDP Select. I will include the link, and by all means take advantage of the opportunity. If not, you will have to shell out a whole $3.99, the price of a cup of coffee, and I know I will likely get flack for putting a price on it, but then again, the minimal proceeds do go to a good cause. I did check the conversion, it is good, no weird code or anything. God bless.

Fundamental Doctrines Kindle Edition


Barbara said...

I think it is better if you don't celebrate Christmas once you know better and what the Holiday Season is really about. They claim it is Christ's birthday but it is really the birthday of a pagan God who starts the year all over again. God almighty doens't like it at all. He said to stay away from the sacred groves, which sound like Christmas trees.

Merriment is part of the pagan ritual orgies. The spirit of Christ is one of shalom or wholeness and strength. You don't get this as part of the Christmas spirit. Joy is great but it comes and goes. Feeling joy at getting gifts seems petty and commercial.

The whole family and friends aspect is very corny because you either have that all year or you don't. It just kind of emphasises for those without their lonliness, so that more suicides are attempted at this time of year than any other.

People like to celebrate Christmas as being part of the general culture, but if you don't, I think you get blessed for it. God will say thank you for sacrificing the customs of the pagans for him, instead of trying to just stick his son's name on the whole thing.

Kevin B said...

Merry Christmas Michael. God bless you.