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Christmas:
The breast milk of the denominational churches.
Christmas is for the kids - how often have you heard that said? You know, when a child is born, he or she is nurtured by the mother's milk (unless there is a medical or other reason not to)for a few weeks or even months until the time is ready for them to be weaned on to more solid foods.
Fine, at Christmas, the masses gather in their local churches to listen to the Christmas message, great, but what happens next? The Pastor, Rector, Vicar, probably won't see those people again until they want their child christened, they want to get married or there's a death in the family.
What's my point? It is this, Church - it's about time you weaned your regulars onto the solid food of the Christian faith, or should I say Messianic faith. Yahushua is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, OK, so you may lose a few people from the congregation, which equals a few ££££££'s or $$$$$$' s income, but at least you won't lose your appointment for your place in the heavenly kingdom!!
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August 24, 2008

Christmas: The real reason
OK, so we are still in August, but already this month, I have heard the C word many times, in relation to how many shopping days there are left, what the vegetables will inevitably be that appear on the plate, in relation to the entity that is called father Christmas, and so on.
 
Nothing is mentioned about the so-called real reason for Christmas.
 
So what is the real reason? You might say, "It is the time we celebrate the birth of Christ." or worse, you might say, "It is Christ's birthday."
 
It is true to say that this is the time when the church celebrates the birth of Christ. However in the Good book, the Holy Bible, it doesn't actually give a date for the birth of Y'shua (Jesus). There is however, enough written evidence to suggest He was born as man around the time of the Festival of the Feast of Trumpets, still celebrated by the Jewish people today.
 
There is not one verse in the New Testament to support the celebration of the birth of our Lord, who is the Alpha and the Omega, therefore, His true age in human terms is not known, indeed cannot be known, He is God, check out John's Gospel, chapter 1 verses 1-18.
 
I would go so far as to say that there are verses which argue against celebrating Christmas. For instance Mark chapter 7 vv7-8.
 
So what about the real reason? Augustine was sent to Britain in 597 to evangelise the Pagans, but, they wouldn't give up there festivals, so Christmas was an attempt to Christianise Paganism, but as is evident from the way it is celebrated today, it is quite clear Christianity has been paganised.
 
It is true the churches fill up for Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, surely then Church AWAKE, tell the congregation the TRUTH, the WHOLE TRUTH, and NOTHING but THE TRUTH. Christ Himself said, I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, and THE LIFE.
 
He is not a baby doll to be dusted off and placed in a makeshift manger near the font in your church or on the sideboard or mantlepiece at home. Christ is the Saviour of the world, living, breathing, doing those works through the people He has chosen in the world to be His disciples.
 
So come on Brothers and Sisters in Christ, do not celebrate Christmas as the world celebrates it. Search out those organisations who are prominent at this time and offer your services as a volunteer, you never know you might like it.
 
May the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the ABBA of our Lord, Y'shua the Christ, bless you and have mercy on you. Amen.
 
 
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