The late Charles Spurgeon, maybe you’ve heard of him, preached in a sermon on December 24, 1871:
“We have no superstitious regard for times and seasons. Certainly we do not believe in the present ecclesiastical arrangement called Christmas. First, because we do not believe in the mass at all, but abhor it, whether it be said or sung in Latin or in English; and, secondly, because we find no Scriptural warrant whatever for observing any day as the birthday of the Savior, and, consequently, its observance is a superstition, because not of Divine authority. When it can be proved that the observance of Christmas, Whitsuntide and other Popish festivals was ever instituted by a Divine statute, we also will attend to them, but not till then,” he continued. “It is as much our duty to reject the traditions of men as to observe the ordinances of the Lord.”
It Amazes Me.
It amazes me that every birthday celebration I have ever been to has had that person there for it, but Christians claim Christmas is Christ’s.
It amazes me that at every birthday celebration I have ever been to, only the person having the birthday was brought presents, except on Christmas.
It amazes me that we want to celebrate our birthday at least in the month we were born, yet when the Bible shows Jesus was born in late August to mid-September, they ignore it and celebrate it months later.
It amazes me that people will point out scriptures in the Bible to show how they got saved, or came to know that the Bible is true, yet when shown scripture that tells us not to celebrate things like Christmas, turn their head to God’s word.
It amazes me that pastors will find scripture in the Bible to support what they give sermons on, except when it comes to Christmas, because it is not there.
It amazes me that Christians celebrate December 25 as the birth of Christ without ever knowing WHY they do it.
It amazes me that we have things like “Washington’s Birthday” on our calendars to denote his birth, yet for Christ, it is called Christmas and Christians don’t ask why. They have no clue what it means, nor care because they are going through the motions.
It amazes me that Christians who know the pagan roots of Christmas still think it is ok to celebrate it just because it is flossed with Christ’s name.
It amazes me that a Christian who would never perform a Satanic sacrifice ritual and try to make it something for Christ, take a pagan ritual of worship, which is straight from Satan, and do something of equal horror.
It amazes me that history shows the tree in the house originated in Babylon on their god Tammuz’s December 25th birthday, and Christians still bring one in their house. It represents his blood spilled on a stump which then grew into a tree, and they decorated it.
It amazes me that Jeremiah 10 teaches against the above practice, but carnal Christians choose which verses they want to follow and gloss it with “I’m not convicted of it like you are” when it is plain as day. You weren’t convicted that lying was wrong at one time either, but you were wrong then too.
It amazes me that there is no command to celebrate Christ’s birth in the Bible, only His death and resurrection, but Christians do it anyway. “This do in remembrance of Me” was before His death, not at His birth.
It amazes me that Christians blindly sing “We 3 Kings” and think it’s Biblical, when the Bible NEVER tells us there were three.
It amazes me that Christians think a fat old man in a red suit with flying deer pulling a sleigh has anything what-so-ever to do with Christ.
It amazes me that Christians never question why they kiss under mistletoe. The pagans know why. Kissing under what was to represent the genetalia of Zeus is to give them sexual prowess through the year. Isn’t that Christ-like?
It amazes me that people look at me and talk about me like I’m not a Christian because I don’t celebrate Christmas, yet they don’t do anything for Jesus except in their imagination while being a bench warmer on a church pew.
Being an outsider on the “popular” views of Christmas doesn’t bother me. Many of you will go find comfort of others who parrot non-biblical tradition and make you feel better about yourself. You won’t find that if you quit depending on man’s opinion and actually read God’s word (Hebrews 4:12). Jesus’ own words:
7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,
8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
In His Grace,
Mike Harris Jr.
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