Much of our practices regarding religion are carried out in ignorance and many pagan practices have crept in to Christmas. I believe we should use Christmas, which most everybody celebrates to some degree today, even unbelievers, to witness what Jesus Christ did on the cross for us, if they believe upon Him. In other words, declaring the Reason for the Season. We know about the origins of the traditions surrounding Christmas and yes they are wrong. But a mass amount of people really do believe in their heart that they are worshiping God through Christ Jesus in honoring Him by celebrating this holiday and when they say Grace over their holiday meal it is to Jehovah that they say it. They don’t feel that they are praying to some mythical god. Intentions mean everything to Jehovah.
Jehovah is a “Heart Knower” Psalm 44:21 would not God have discovered it, since he knows the secrets of the heart? And Jeremiah 17:10, I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward a man according to his conduct, according to what his deeds deserve. Acts 1:24 24 Then they prayed, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen. Hebrew 4:13 13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. Jehovah is not a legalist if he were a legalist He would be very lonely in Heaven because none of us could ever measure up to what he expects.
So we Bible literate Christians, who know better regarding some of the corruptions in Christmas, spend the holidays calling others who are ignorant to religious history names such as “heathens” and we turn people off. We turn people off to any message about Christ and Jehovah. In doing this we become an enemy of that which we love – Jehovah God and Christ. Hundreds of years ago the Catholic Church consolidated feasts with the heathens and allowed them to leave in the corruption in our holidays and then want to cast them off, those caught in their snare.
Heathens will worship whomever they will, but I don’t think Biblically-illiterate Americans are really in their hearts worshiping some pagan god or goddess.
I don’t think so. For many people, this is the most religious time of their lives. Jehovah hears them when they thank Him over their Christmas meal. I believe he hears them and take their intentions of giving honor and thanks well to heart.
If he is with them as they dine, then why wouldn’t we be?
And if they are observing pagan rituals and rites, then why don’t we lovingly and with patience teach them the truth in the context of their holiday season, instead of throwing our weight around with our “much knowledge” about the history of pagan feasts and how the corrupt churches have let them slip in.
I seek to help other into the kingdom of God
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