For a long time now there has been a rallying call from many Christians to “put Christ back in Christmas” or to remember that “Jesus is the reason for the season“. All due to the push to say “Happy Holidays” so no one feels left out or offended. That way we can all celebrate the holiday of our choice, but just keep spending all that money and keep running up that credit card debt. My voice was among them. I would always say “Merry Christmas” and never “Happy Holidays”.
Over the past several months I have had to repent for that and ask the FATHER for forgiveness after searching out the answer to my question, was Christ ever in Christmas in the first place or ever the reason for the season? I, like most people, was taught by my parents to celebrate Christmas because it was Jesus’s birthday and in turn passed that tradition down to my children and them to theirs. Now that I know better, this verse from Matthew 15:3 really strikes home for me “Jesus replied, “And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition? ” and also from Jeremiah 10 about the christmas tree. Yes, it’s in the Bible not to have one.:
Yes, Christmas is just a tradition that was given the “Christian” stamp of approval through the Roman Catholic Church in order to possibly convert “recruit” more pagans and their money to the church without requiring them to really repent.
If you are like me and like to watch things instead of just reading about them, I am posting a few videos I found that expand on this subject.
And yes, there is even a story about the Christmas demon called the Krampus who punished children who were bad.
Needless to say, I won’t be celebrating Christmas this year or any other year going forward. I choose to observe Hanukkah, the feast of dedication.
Just a side note: Gingerbread men represent cannibalism.