Did you read the title? I Hope so, in case you didn’t I’ll ask again.
Which Spirit of Christmas?
Have you guys heard about the woman who complained about the ‘holiday-themed’ starbucks coffee cups? how it killed her “Christmas Spirit”?
People seem to be really. . . Confused about what Christmas is, & what is part of the Christmas Spirit.
Let’s start with the simple facts. Everyone here knows the word Christmas.(Even if you just learned about it by reading this post!) Notice the First part.
Christ. What did you just learn? Obviously the meaning of this particular holiday is connected with Christianity! Now the second part.
Mas. this is a Shortened version of the word Mass, as in the Catholic Mass. (Another way of saying Church Service, A mass of people gathered together to worship Christ!)
Of Course the word Mass isn’t stuck with Catholicism and I am not about to speak on the errors the Catholic Church has, Suffice it to say that most Christians used to call themselves Catholics as well.
Christmas. So this is a Day when Christians gathered together to Worship Christ! Christians have Traditionally went even further, not only worship Christ, we worship his Birthday!
“The actual birthday of Jesus was sometime in the fall (September or October) rather than in December. The date is of lesser consequence, however, than the reason for the celebration (Isaiah 1:18). Heaven itself celebrated the birth (Luke 2:8-14). And after the shepherds got over their fear, they couldn’t stop telling the news.” What We Celebrate at Christmas by Henry Morris III
It Certainly isn’t about Santa Claus, or Buying and receiving material presents.
Also, by the way HOLI-day is actually another way of saying HOLY-day! So only Godly Holidays are actual holidays! (Otherwise where is the holiness?)
” “Holiday” is the Anglicized form of “Holy Day.” The original meaning has been totally lost. “Holy” has nothing to do with our holidays. The term has come to mean “no work.” We are conditioned to think of weekends as “regular holidays” and the “special holidays” as mere extensions of free time in which we can do pretty much whatever we want to do. ” XMAS: Removing the Reason for the Season by Henry M. Morris III, D.Min
So NOW we (Sorta) know the meaning of the WORD Christmas. We can talk about the SPIRIT of Christmas.
So i’ll just tell you that Evil Spirits, Ghosts, etc. Those are our real life Demons & Devils, And do you think that Satan doesn’t have some of his spirits going around on Christmas? Sure he does! So where do you think all the Antichristian aspects of so-called “Modern” Christmas comes from? The Evil spirit of Christmas! This is the Spirit of the antichrist “And this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.” (1 John 4:3) Please see http://www.icr.org/article/spirit-antichrist/ & http://www.icr.org/article/7588/
Saint Nicholas has become many things in “Modern” culture. The most obvious would be a full step away from God and into something very different. Recently we watched a cartoon entitled “The Story of Santa Claus”. What a bit of nonsense! First, Santa made up the name Christmas. and Second, the Christmas Star actually is what brought Santa to what would become his new workshop. But this cartoon is an example of what this person has become.
It’s sad because the true beginning of the “Legend of Santa Claus” was of a kind monk. http://www.history.com/topics/christmas/santa-claus
Xmas or Christmas? So why is one better then the other? Why do certain Christians insist on Christmas over Xmas? And why would others say it’s okay? According to the site ‘Why Christmas’
” In the Greek language and alphabet, the letter that looks like an X is the Greek letter chi / Χ (pronounced ‘kye’ – it rhymes with ‘eye’) [and] is the first letter of the Greek word for Christ, Christos.
The early church used the first two letters of Christos in the Greek alphabet ‘chi’ and ‘rho’ to create a monogram (symbol) to represent the name of Jesus. This looks like an X with a small p on the top: ☧” Source: http://www.whychristmas.com/customs/christmas_or_xmas.shtml
So does that really mean it’s okay to write Xmas instead of Christmas? I would say NO, and here’s why. In our culture today, they want Christians to suppress any so called ‘exclusiveness’ for anything Christian. (In the name of Tolerance, even though they sure aren’t being tolerant :/ ) and they see that Christmas has that pesky name Christ in there. Xmas is the quick solution. The very name Christmas is an Invitation to Christ! It can give somebody an idea to find our about this Christ who has his own Holiday!
The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter—’tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning. — Mark Twain
” Sometime during the last century (it is difficult to find an actual beginning), the word “Xmas” began creeping into public correspondence and advertisements. It was a little thing, hardly noticed by anyone, but it set the stage for a profound movement away from “Christ” in any public discourse. X is, of course, the universal symbol for the unknown.2 ” XMAS: Removing the Reason for the Season by Henry M. Morris III, D.Min
So choose Christmas! You spread the news of Christ even a little, and you will be blessed!
So which Spirit of Christmas? The True Spirit? Or some secular rendition of a pagan holiday? I hope you think hard, please don’t fool your kids into believing some myth of santa! They do not need to it believe in The Truth, The Way, and The Life! No More Lies! For God doesn’t Lie and neither should you! Amen.
Please share this Message with your Friends & Family. Thru Emails, Social Media, Reblogs, etc. I think people can use a little knowledge this days :) And this was a lot of work!
The Human ‘Stars’ of Christmas http://www.icr.org/article/4280/
Creation, Christmas, and the Qur’an http://www.icr.org/article/creation-christmas-quran
When They Saw the Star http://www.icr.org/home/resources/resources_tracts_whentheysawthestar/
Creation and the Virgin Birth http://www.icr.org/article/creation-virgin-birth/
What We Celebrate at Christmas http://www.icr.org/article/7762/
XMAS: Removing the Reason for the Season http://www.icr.org/article/xmas-removing-reason-for-season/
The Most Expensive Christmas Gift Of All http://www.icr.org/article/most-expensive-christmas-gift-all/
Picture Credit:Morris, H. 2008. When God Became Man. Act & Facts. 37 (12): 10-12.