Would Jesus Approve of Christmas?

   Most of the Christian world will soon be celebrating the Christmas holiday.  Some, however, will not, and in what I view as a wrong and self-righteous spirit, will actually CONDEMN anyone who does as a heathen, pagan or heretic.  The debate over Christmas is one that has gone on for centuries.  Now, I understand, there ARE well-meaning, sincere and faithful Christians who choose to NOT observe the holiday because they believe it is wrong.  So let’s briefly investigate that as we ask the question: “would Jesus approve of Christmas?  Or does He hate it?”

   Some say that Christmas began with the sun worshipers in the time of Nimrod at the Towel of Babel.  Later, it coincided with the Roman Feast of the Birth of Sol, the sun god.  Those who stand against Christmas will tell you the early church never celebrated the birth of the Savior, but that in the fifth century, it was made a “Christian” holiday by the apostate Church, as a way to make the church more appealing to the worldly.  We’re told even the name, Christmas, means a Roman Catholic “Mass of Christ.”

   Other nay-sayers will bring up the idea of the Christmas tree, and quote Jeremiah 10, “Learn not the way of the Heathen . . . For the customs of that people are vain:  for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. & ...

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