There are so-called Christian teachers who are teaching that Christmas is a pagan holiday and followers of Christ should not celebrate it. No, Santa is not mentioned in the Bible, but he exhibits qualities of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ: goodness, giving, love. If Christmas is indeed a pagan holiday, God took it and made it into love, goodness, and kindness. Just as He gave us His Son out of His goodness and love for us, so we should do for others. It’s the “Christ” in Christmas that makes it worth celebrating. It doesn’t matter if Jesus was not born on December 25th. What matters is that He was born!
Let me remind these teachers of what the Bible says, ” Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.” (Colossians 2: 16-17)
We are blessed by the wisdom of the Scriptures. Have a safe and joyful Christmas and a blessed New Year!
The Shemitah is the seventh year in a seven-year cycle described in the Old Testament. This final year of the cycle is set aside for debt forgiveness and refrain from direct cultivation of the land. The debt forgiveness would break cycles of perpetual debt. (CompellingTruth.org)
Revelation 6: 5-6, prophesies a world-wide economic collapse coming characterized by a great famine! Will this be a Shemitah year for God’s people?
The book of Revelation, chapter 16, speaks of a plague that the earth will experience after the rapture. Men will be scorched with fire and fierce heat and they will blaspheme God because of it. Is that day closer than we think? Could it be that our sun is older than we think? According to science, our sun is a average yellow star. The next stage in its life cycle is to become a Red Giant where it will expand and encompass the earth. Could it be closer to being a Red Giant than we think? Could that be why global temperatures are rising? What do you think?
The book of Daniel, chapter 7, describes a beast that resembles a “bear” on its side with three ribs in its mouth; symbolizing that the bear has just struck, killed, and devoured its prey. What is the prey? The prey is the first beast that Daniel describes in chapter 7; an eagle whose wings have been plucked.