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The Most Difficult Time of the Year

Thursday, December 24, 2009

I get very frustrated during this season. As someone trying to live out my faith in Yeshua (Jesus) the way that He would have me do, I am very saddened to see so many celebrating a festival that is only nominally in his honour, and which has origins that are surprisingly dark. Each passing year, this holiday gets more difficult for me to accept and even tolerate. For anyone wondering about where the many traditions of Christmas actually came from, and what the Bible really has to say about it, I recommend reading the following article.

The Shocking Origins of Christmas: Should Christians today celebrate this ancient festival? Many today may think it is all right, but the opinions of men are not our standard or authority. What does the Word of YEHOVAH God itself say about this matter? It is a very serious question. Is it all right in the sight of YEHOVAH for men to take pagan customs and traditions, and to observe them, calling them "Christian"? Is it all right to merge and combine PAGAN practices with the truth of YEHOVAH God?

According to the prophet Malachi, YEHOVAH does not change (Mal.3:8). His laws and commandments are eternal (Psa. 111:7-8). Does YEHOVAH say it is all right to observe the traditions and customs of the pagans?

May you and your family be blessed.

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1 comments

  1. Talena, I have been aware of most of this information before, but this is the first time I have taken the time to read this article in it's totality. It was well worth the read, as it is very well researched, and presents the facts. The food for thought presented here should give every person cause for serious thought. I guess....instead of "merry christmas", the appropriate greeting should be "celebrate pagan traditions". I will not be able to use the word "christmas" again without the picture of the Catholic "christ-mass" springing to my mind.
    Thank you for doing the research and boldly standing for what you believe!
    LY

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