12/27/2010

"Jesus is the reason for....hmmm?"

Do Churches really have to make rules for or against Christmas and other holidays? Maybe it is not your local church's "job" to either condemn, nor espouse and promote, the culture's holiday calendar. This calender does not really belong to following Christ.  The next event on "our" calendar is the second coming of Jesus.  Other than commemorating His death until he comes, which we do at every fellowship meal, we really don't have our own calendar...rather we accommodate the culture's calendar and get on with our business of witnessing/martyring  for Jesus until he comes. For an interesting look at how "Christmas" has developed into the modern powerhouse holiday that it is, read Penne L. Restad's "Christmas in America: A History". It should probably be read annually just to keep some perspective.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,
Jeff

2 comments:

  1. Thanks Jeff. joe spell

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  2. Good to hear from you Joe.

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