THE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS
(25 December 2008)
Peace be unto you. To the Church and believing Christians everywhere and those that believe in the Bible as the Supreme authority of Godís Laws. For the record and the sign post many people that confess to be Christians are now during these trying times looking to man, materialism and God knows what as additional authorities on how to get to Heaven. Glory be to God our Father and to His Son our Savior Christ Jesus blessed by the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 2: 1 "Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,"
What is the origin of the word Christmas and the alleged celebration of the birth of Christ? However due to various distortions and the Roman influence in the Church much confusion still exists. Paul said do not preach any other Gospel but what I have taught you through Jesus Christ.
Christmas is noted to be observed and celebrated as the day of the birth of Christ Jesus. This day and time of the year is celebrated by most Protestants and by Roman Catholics on December 25th of each year. The first mention of the observance on December 25th is the time of Constantine about A.D. 325. However for the record the birth of Christ is not known. Furthermore if God wanted us to know the date of Christís birth it would be clearly revealed in the Bible.
Meanwhile the word Christmas is a form of Christ + Mass, meaning a mass of religious services in commemoration of the birth of Christ. Many customs of pagan origin have become a part of Christmas. Commercialization (where did it come from?) and economic priorities (enterprises) during this season are running wild and gaining more and more converts to materialism and not God.
So if Christmas is a man-made holiday what is a man-made holiday? We do not know the date of the birth of Jesus. Thus when man makes up a date it is man-made. For example we celebrate the New Year beginning the day before and on the day of the New Year. These dates are established and although designated by man there is a definite and confirmed date for these holidays.
We can also draw parallels with the Thanksgiving Holiday. This is a time that man designates but it did not derive from the Bible nor is it sacred so man can determine a date and time for this celebration. However what makes Christmas and or the designation of 25 December as the birthday of Jesus different and off limits to man? Our Savior Christ Jesus is the most important person ever born.
I remind you that Jesus is love. Do you love your neighbor? The Word reveals the love of Jesus the Christ for all of humankind. If you do not thirst and yearn for the Word you are not saved. Let me say that again if you do not thirst and yearn for the Word you are not saved. Being saved is an on-going process. You cannot make it to Peace and Paradise without any Word. If you love Jesus you will study and the Word will inspire you to see what Jesus would have you to see in order to be saved.
THE MERCHANTS PAUSED, THE POOR CRIED
Many days had passed as the greedy
waited and got paid well before the
day that no one knew came and went.
If the rich claimed a recession where
went the on-going depression and the
John who I knew was sent to the camp
of poverty to observe and act as a watchman.
He leaned on Jesus and saw Ezekiel.
However he could see feel and touch the
poor. No one that had not been to this
camp actually knew what Po meant.
A man that had never felt the lash or
the sentiments of bondage hung his
head down but he only conjured up,
Make believe Blues. The Mississippi
Delta Blues Masters felt the sting of the
whip the loss of a job and low wages,
From his time, the time of his father and
grand-father. He came to realize that his
greatest stimulus package was in Jesus.
He knew he could bailout of this state of
poverty with the Truth guided by the Holy
No one in the big house or the plantation
house had ever saw or felt his needs. It seems as
if the sweet got sugar, the rich got richer,
And poor of spirit got poorer than Po.
Meanwhile the shopping mall might as
well have been closed as the class under,
The middle-class had barely heat from a
energy package, old clothes and out-dated
food from the food bank as his food stamps,
Lasted only a little while. If not for his Bible
and prayer he would have cried. But in faith
there was hope as his blessings came in things
Peace and Golden Paradise, Carl A. Patton a willing slave and servant of Almighty God and Christ writing for the FreedomJournal 25 December 2008 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.
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