Secularism

The real enemies of Christmas

Forget the Christophobes and their friends the liberal elite, it is the Christian fundamentalists who are the real enemies of Christmas.

In the first place, Christmas is not a Bible doctrine. If our blessed Lord had wanted us to celebrate His birthday, He would have told us when to celebrate it and how to celebrate it. But Christ never told anyone to celebrate His birthday. Furthermore, we know from the Bible and from church his story that the apostles and the early church never celebrated Christ’s birthday.

In fact, there are only two birthday celebrations recorded in the Bible; and each of them is connected with murder. The Bible tells us in Genesis 40:22 that on one of Pharaoh’s birthdays he murdered his chief baker while a big celebration was going on. The other birth day celebration recorded was that of Herod, when he had John the Baptist murdered. I personally believe that God purposely records these two birthday celebrations to warn and to teach us-and to show us that the Lord has no pleasure in birthday celebrations or anniversaries.

The Bible is God’s complete and final revelation to man, and it tells us everything we need to know for our spiritual lives (see II Timothy 3:16). We don’t have to go outside the Bible for anything. God’s Word tells us how we’re to worship, how we’re to give money for the support of the Lord’s work, how to evangelize the lost, how to observe the Lord’s Supper, and everything else pertaining to the Christian life. But not once in the Bible does God tell us to celebrate Christmas! We’re told to remember the Lord’s death, but nowhere are we told to celebrate His birth.

God’s people are supposed to be Bible people. We’re supposed to live by the teaching of God’s holy Word. So the very fact that Christmas is never mentioned in the Bible is sufficient reason for us not to have anything to do with it. But that’s not all.

He then goes into detail about how Christ wasn’t born on December 25th.

And then: Another reason I don’t celebrate Christmas is because Christmas is a Catholic holiday. Why should I steal Christmas from the Catholics? They got it from the pagans, and I’m happy to let them keep it.

Ok, so we all know that Christmas has its pagan roots. But surely these Christian fundamentalists are going to let us hand out a few presents, goodwill to all men and all that?

Nope.

Without question, the most important part of Christmas for most people is buying and exchanging gifts. I don’t celebrate Christmas because exchanging gifts has nothing to do with Christ’s birthday.

Perhaps some of you are asking, “Didn’t the wise men give gifts to Jesus?” They certainly did, but they didn’t give them to one another.

Not convinced yet?

Truly the Lord’s people should not celebrate Christmas. It is anti-God, anti-Christ, satanic, and unscriptural.

Ok, ok. But can we at least have a Christmas tree in the front room?

Another reason why I don’t observe Christmas is because the
Christmas tree is condemned by the Bible.

Oh dear and he’s got what they call evidence:

“. . . Learn not the way of the heathen,. . . For the customs of the people are vain- for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, 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, that it move not… But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities”
(Jer. 10:2-4, 8).

There is plenty more including the suggestion you pick up your heathen and pagan Christmas tree and throw it right at Satan’s head.

Thats about the only bit that sounds any fun.

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