Which Spirit of Christmas?

 

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.

Do you guys believe in Demons & Devils? If you don’t I will just tell you to go read the Bible. Also Demonic Discouragement; Worship of Idols and Demons; Angels In Chains by Henry M. Morris PhD

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!

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Further Reading:

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.

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So what’s NEXO Knights?

So What is Nexo Knights? well my post on the LUN blog gives some details! :D
#UpgradeYourPower

LEGO Universe News!

NexoKnights[1]

Official LEGO Nexo Knights site: http://www.lego.com/en-us/nexoknights/

Introducing new intellectual property that bridges physical and digital play with building sets, episodic content and digital gaming. New York Comic Con attendees get first-look at story, products and gaming app

The LEGO Group today announced LEGO® NEXO KNIGHTS,™ a new, original LEGO property depicting a medieval kingdom set in a futuristic world where five young, brave knights “download” special powers to their shields in order to battle the royal court’s evil Jestro and a cast of monsters to restore peace. The story comes to life through LEGO building sets, an episodic television and a digital gaming app that fuels story-driven gameplay. The property launches later this year, with products available starting January 1, 2016. LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS characters, story, app experience and two iconic building sets from the collection will be previewed to New York Comic Con attendees, Thursday, October 8 through Sunday…

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Day of Turkey?

Why do people hate Godly holidays so much? They can’t say THANKSgiving, they need to say X-giving, or TURKEY day.

Bunch of wimps of you ask me :P

All joking aside, it is a good indicator of what sort of person they are (Either Ignorant or Godhating) . The Bible is always telling us to be thankful, In fact, not being thankful is one way if saying You Don’t Care about God!

This is not a day to Worship Turkey, or giving X’s to everyone! It’s Thanksgiving, A Reminder to Thank God (And Eachother).

Here are some Bible verses about being thankful for you guys!

1 Thessalonians 5:18 – In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Psalms 107:1 – O give thanks unto the LORD, for [he is] good: for his mercy [endureth] for ever.

Ephesians 5:20 – Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

Colossians 3:15-17 – And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.

James 1:17 – Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

Philippians 4:6 – Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

2 Corinthians 9:15 – Thanks [be] unto God for his unspeakable gift.

Psalms 106:1 – Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for [he is] good: for his mercy [endureth] for ever.

Psalms 105:1 – O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.

Colossians 3:15 – And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.

Colossians 4:2 – Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;

Psalms 118:1-18 – O give thanks unto the LORD; for [he is] good: because his mercy [endureth] for ever.

Psalms 20:4 – Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel.

Psalms 30:12 – To the end that [my] glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.

Colossians 3:17 – And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, [do] all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

Romans 1:21 – Because that, when they knew God, they glorified [him] not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

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HAVE a THANKFUL ThanksGiving everyone!

Lego gets Toy of the Year in 3 categories!

Of Course, I know it’s late but it needed to be told :P

LEGO Universe News!

Lego gets Toy of the Year in 3 categories!

(Source:http://www.toyassociation.org/TIA/Events/TOTY/Past_TOTY_Winners/Events2/TOTY_Awards/2015_TOTY_Winners.aspx#.VkpWlcuFPcs)

Those catagories are

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E-Connected TOY OF THE YEAR

LEGO® FUSIONThe best toy that through play help children develop special skills and/or knowledge.

WINNER: LEGO® FUSION by LEGO Systems, Inc.

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EDUCATIONAL TOY OF THE YEAR

LEGO® TechnicThe best toy that through play help children develop special skills and/or knowledge.

WINNER: LEGO® Technic by LEGO Systems, Inc.

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PRESCHOOL TOY OF THE YEAR

LEGO® JuniorsFor toys created for children of any age that have a considerable electronic component involved. This includes “plug ‘n play” and interactive videos.

WINNER: LEGO® Juniors by LEGO Systems, Inc.

Other Nominees:

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GO LEGO! :P

May the Lord be with you!

NENEN

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Thanksgiving Day

Did you notice that right after Halloween, everyone is suddenly getting “Christmassy”?

Where are the Thanksgiving songs? or the Thanksgiving themed storefronts?

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I guess it shows our culture, why Give thanks when we don’t really mean it anyway.

I had just finished reading a book entitled, The Holy Wild, The Overriding message is to Rest in the Lion of Judah, & to Risk for him. The final Chapter spoke on Faithlessness. Did you know that Faith isn’t Belief, but rather Trust! Cain knew God existed (See Genesis), The Devils know there is One God (see James in the NT), but neither has Faith in God, neither is willing to Trust that the Lion won’t tear them apart the moment they turn their back.

It’s Time we all Wake UP, Stop being the Sleepy Christian. We need to Trust and Thank God for All.

Psalm 107

1 O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Amen.

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Why You’re Failing [Theory]

Exactly! I wish the Roblox Team would understand this and tell everyone.
If they tell people, there is a bigger possibility of everyone else learning from it.

Stopsecret Design

If you want the TL;DR version of this article, read only the words in bold and look at the pictures.

If you’re a game developer at any level, I’m sure you’re aware of the following scenario (I will be using the analogy of a brick wall to explain building a game)

Fail1

You scope out this large (it’s going to be amazing) game. Then, as one person, you try to complete the whole thing. Sure, when you start to build the wall, you think you have have a lot of bricks. You work on making that one corner super polished. Perhaps the character controller is really detailed even if there’s not actually any levels. I think you’ve been there. That moment when you start polishing two hours into the process.

As you probably know, this method fails in general. This method does work for some people though, queue next scenario:

Fail2

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Because it’s True.

Inspired by the book “The Last Christian Generation” & Real Freedom Only Comes from Real Truth

Also see Brainwashing Children to ‘Suppress’ Design Intuition , and  Evolution & the Wages of Sin

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 Why is the Bible true? And Why Do I Believe it’s True?

Have you guys heard of the idea that the Truth is what You believe? According to Your Preferences?

Here is a True Story.

” Imagine a courtroom where a litigating party tells the judge that different people have different truths. This situation actually occurred when a hostile witness accused a government contractor of wrongdoing during testimony. Notice how the contractor demonstrated his flimsy view of “truth” after the trial judge informed him of his right to cross-examine his adversary:

JUDGE: It’s now your turn to ask any cross-examination question of [the hostile witness] that you want to ask of him at this time.
CONTRACTOR: I don’t really have a question directed towards him, because…he has his own truth. I have my own truth.
JUDGE: Well, there’s a real truth out there, and that’s what I’m here for, is to try to find that.

Did the contractor really think a judge would attempt to adjudicate a courtroom trial based upon the assumption that everyone has his or her own truth? Is real truth subjective? No, the judge was right: There’s a real truth out there, and that’s what we are here for—to try to find that truth.”

(Real Freedom Only Comes from Real Truth quote of article by James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D.)   Reference: Athens I.S.D. v. Johnson, TEA Dkt. # 033-LH-11-2012.

I hope what that Contractor said was shocking for you, I encourage you to finish the article to see even more examples.

Even if you do believe in such nonsense (You have your Truth, and I have mine.) you’ve to realize that if somebody More powerful than you attacked you, Your ‘version of truth’ would be painfully changed. And that other person may decide that you deserved it.

Also Realize that God is The most powerful. So His truth, (Which is In actuality the Only Truth) is more important then Any of our Fantasies.

“For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written. That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged” (Romans 3:3-4). (Emphasis Added)

“Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:31-32)

 “The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever” (Isaiah 40:8).

“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away” (Matthew 24:35).

“Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled” (Matthew 5:18).

I Believe things Because they are True, not “they are true because I believe”!

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“Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever” (Psalm 119:160). (emphasis added)

Prepare to meet thy God!

Inspired by the Days of Praise article Prepare to meet thy God!

Why is it when God warns us, Or one of his children, We say that they are judgmental?

I am pretty sure that when the same people see the Allergy warning signs on their food packaging are Quite Grateful that they know that it cannot be given to this person because they could die if they had peanuts.

Do you know how many times people have SUED companies because they didn’t provide a warning? (And they win! All similar companies immediately place warnings on their products to prevent money loss!)

So what’s our problem with Gods warnings?

There is only one thing that everyone can know for sure. Not even death and taxes are certain, for some will never die. But “every one of us shall give account of himself to God” (Romans 14:12). (the days of praise article Prepare to meet thy God!)

The Bible States “the wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God” (Psalm 9:17 Emphasis Added)

“And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works” (Revelation 20:12)

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But there is Hope! The only reason we have time is because God loves us and is patiently waiting for us to repent!

 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” ( 2 Peter 3:9)

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)

The judgment is coming! But God hath provided a way! “For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:12-13 Emphasis added).

“For the wages of sin is death,” but “while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” so that “the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many” and—in the words of our text above—“whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 6:23; 5:8; 5:15; 10:13). (ICR article the Cup of salvation)

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“Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: and because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.” (Amos 4:12)

 

(If you need any help getting saved, please contact me, or go to your nearest church. Don’t Wait Please!

Then get some free publications from ICR, both Days of Praise, and Acts & Facts to help your life with Christ Abound! http://www.icr.org/icr-magazines/)

Because they didn’t stop to think…

Did you guys hear about those 3 guys who saved a lot of people on that train?

Maybe the better question is, did you know you can learn a Life lesson from it? (Did you even think about that :P ) If those guys didn’t receive the training that they did, they wouldn’t be able to react the same way they did, and it might have been a WHOLE lot worse!

And that is what us Christians need. TRAINING! How many times has your parents, or the ministers of your church told you to read the bible? This is part of your training to become a better Christian.

1 Peter 3:15 King James Version (KJV)

15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

You need to study the Bible everyday, I usually do it after waking up! And I will do more when I am bored, or looking for something.

See that verse up there (1 Peter 3:15)? That tells us to ALWAYS be Ready for anything! That hope is our salvation in Christ Jesus.

This is basically Spiritual Exercise! See Spiritual Hygiene from Days of praise.

“But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.” (1 Timothy 4:7-8)

God promises to give us strength to use in that day of need. When we will need God’s help to save others!

Philippians 4:13 King James Version (KJV)

13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

1 Thessalonians 1:10 King James Version (KJV)

10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

Depressed

Have you ever felt depressed? I have. I have felt like vomiting from it.

When I feel this way, I go find some quiet place where all of my siblings or parents wouldn’t bother me. And I cry. Sometimes I think about how others have a worse situation then me, and I just feel worse, what’s wrong with me? I ask.

The only way to deal with Depression is seeking God, (Aka our Lord Jesus Christ)

My comfort verse is this.

Romans 8:38-39 KJV

38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Don’t let yourself stay Depressed, you only make yourself sick (really). You have to seek God.

Colossians 2:2 KJV
That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;

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Further Reading:

http://www.icr.org/article/teenage-suicide-evolutionary-worldview/