We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Over the years I have seen many claims as to why Christians shouldn't celebrate Christmas, because, it is said, it originated from a pagan celebration.  Of course, even if that was the case, it really doesn't matter because ALL days belong to the Lord, and we can chose any day we want to celebrate the birth of Christ.  HOW we celebrate the day can be discussed because of the crass commercialism and greed that has become associated with it, but WHETHER we celebrate the day is an issue of Christian liberty.

Today I will just point you to some very good articles which discuss Christmas from different angles.

First, Answers in Genesis gives us their view of the origin of Christmas.

A fascinating study about how December 25th became Christmas comes from the Biblical Archaeology Society.Not Pagan."  (This link goes to Part 1, and the remaining parts are linked from that one.)

Have a blessed day, whether or not you choose to celebrate the birth of our Savior!

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