The Top 10 Reasons Why I Don’t Celebrate Christmas

Christmas is a hugely popular holiday celebrated by some 2 billion people worldwide. It’s become such an ingrained part of modern culture that even people in nations with little or no Christian history or tradition are celebrating it in increasing numbers. Christmas is so big that it plays a key role in the economies of many nations. In the U.S. retail industry, the day after the Thanksgiving holiday is commonly known as “Black Friday”—not because it’s bad, but because this marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season and stores that have been “in the red”—operating at a loss all year—suddenly see their sales shoot up so fast that they are now operating in the black (at a profit) the rest of the year. “Black Friday” is the biggest shopping day of the year due to its Christmas sales. Christmas is big— very big. Schools and colleges commonly take a week or […]

What Would Jesus Say About Christmas?

What Would Jesus Say About Christmas? ~ Based on a talk ~ Imagine, if you will, that it is just a day or two before Christmas and that you are downtown in a large city. The streets are festively decorated. Santa Claus’ are in all the stores. Shoppers are desperately making last minute purchases. Recorded Christmas carols ring out. Every conversation ends with “Merry Christmas!” Everyone has the Christmas spirit. Now imagine that Jesus is there on that street amidst all that bustle and activity. Imagine that you are near by so that you can see and hear what takes place. Listen… Jesus approaches a shopper burdened down with packages. He inquires of her. “Would you tell me the meaning of all this excitement and commotion?” The woman continues to brush on past, but for some strange reason she stops and answers rather irritably what she feels is a foolish […]

Will it be Christmas?

Will the ‘chrismas’ season be when the Lord chooses for His return?   It doesn’t sound like they’re going to have a chance to explain. I find this passage from that chapter very interesting: ‘ . . . Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations.I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name’s sake, said, Let the LORD be glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.’ (Isaiah 66:3-5)That reminds me of us today . . . when we try to tell […]

Santa Comparison

COMPARISON BETWEEN JESUS CHRIST AND SANTA CLAUS: 1. JESUS Has white hair like wool (Rev 1:14) SANTA Has white hair like wool 2. JESUS Has a beard (Isaiah 50:6) SANTA Has a beard 3. JESUS Comes in red apparel Isaiah (63:1-2) SANTA Comes in red apparel 4. JESUS Hour of His coming is a mystery (Luke 12:40; Mark 13:33) SANTA Hour of his coming is a mystery 5. JESUS Comes from the North where He lives (Ezekiel 1:4; Psalm 48:2) SANTA Comes from the North where he lives: North Pole 6. JESUS Is a carpenter (Mark 6:3) SANTA Is a toy carpenter 7. JESUS Comes as a thief in the night (Matthew 24:43-44) SANTA Comes as a thief in the night. Even gains entrance to homes as a thief. 8. JESUS Omnipotent — all powerful (Rev 19:6) SANTA Omnipotent — can deliver all the toys of the world in one night […]