(Two minute Christmas read)
We live in a world filled with customs, but few ever seek to understand their origin.
In a few days’ time, Christmas will be upon us once more but because of our multicultural societies, its true meaning has been lost, it has been hijacked by rampant commercialism. Perhaps this was inevitable as it is rooted in Paganism.
Once it was the time when professing Christians are supposed to focus on Jesus Christ but now it is secular—a part of virtually all cultures worldwide tradition, transcending religion, impossible to ignore.
Is religion still driving Christmas today?
Although this holiday is deeply rooted in religious reverence given its Christian origins, it has become more of a cultural celebration than the actual spiritual denominations it originated on.
The struggle we have today is that kids are trying to find who they are, they are desiring something, and they can’t find it in traditional religion.
Human beings are free moral agents—free to obey or disobey God!
In the Muslim world, Christmas is not celebrated.
It is not that Muslims are ignorant of Christmas. Based on what they have observed, too many, it represents a big party, with feasting, drinking (and getting drunk), and similar behavior — Eat Now, Diliveroo, you name it and it’s on tap.
For me, the key to Christmas is that it holds a universal message.
It is a time for friends and family to come together to spread joy by giving not receiving.
We do not know the exact date of Christ’s birth
The problem is that God does not say this is acceptable to Him! Actually, He plainly commands against it! Keeping Christmas dishonors Christ! He considers everything about it to be an abomination!
Just in case you feel like giving rather than taking here below are a few deserving links.
Happy Christmas to all my followers and visitors.
All human greetings are appreciated. All like clicks and abuse chucked in the bin.