Written By Wesley Norris
Social media has exploded this year with the number of Christians condemning the Christmas holiday. They’re calling it pagan and saying, “It’s mentioned nowhere in Scripture.” How tragic that Christians are falling into Satan’s trap. Sadly, this is happening with Resurrection observances too. “The Bible never says we are to celebrate these days,” these people tell us. “We are to remain separate from the world.”
Okay, so why do these same people celebrate their birthdays, wear wedding rings, use the designated names of the week (Sunday, Monday, etc.) and the months of the year (June, July, etc.), all named after pagan gods?
They observe governmental holidays, cover their mouths when they yawn (a pagan practice that believed evil spirits entered the body when the is mouth open), say “bless you” when someone sneezes (to stop the soul from leaving the body, of course), wear Nike shoes (Nike = Greek goddess of victory), and eat from Asian restaurants that have a Buddha statue sitting in their corridor!
Where is their consistency?
If they want to preach that Christmas is pagan, how about we see the eradication of everything pagan in their own lives before they preach it to others!
Truth be told, Christmas villifiers do not honor Christ or benefit the body of Christ because they’re divisive. Satan’s scheme is to wipe out anything to do with Christianity, what better way to do it than turning Christians against each other over Christmas?
Paul told the Romans, “One person regards one day above another, another regards every day alike. Each person must be fully convinced in his own mind” (Romans 14:5). In other words, if I am confident enough to celebrate December 25 for the Lord’s birth, you are sinning by telling me I’m celebrating paganism.
Paul also said, “He who observes the day, observes it for the Lord” (Romans 14:6). Again, you are sinning if you judge your fellow believer for devoting any day of the year to honor God.
Christmas and Resurrection holidays are the most popular days of the year for unbelievers to attend church services and be exposed to the gospel of Christ, we cannot let these anti-holiday people infringe on that. This is what Christmas is about!
The Christian Church should gladly celebrate our Lord’s birth at Christmas; Christ will be honored by doing so.
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.