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The Real Reason (for Christmas)

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 Messiah (Christ)." or worse, you might say, "It is Messiah's (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 Yahushua (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 Re-Newed Covenant, (New Testament) to support the celebration of the birth of our Master, (Lord), who is the Aleph (Alpha) and the Taw (Omega), therefore, His true age in human terms is not known, indeed cannot be known, He is Elohim, 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.   (In fact, since studying the Scriptures in more depth, Christianity itself is a form of Paganism). 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. Messiah 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 mantelpiece at home. Messiah is the Saviour and Master of the world, living, breathing, doing those works through the people He has chosen in the world to be His disciples (talmidim).   So come on Brothers and Sisters in Messiah, 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 Elohim of Abraham, the Elohim of Isaac, and the Elohim of Jacob, the ABBA of our Master, Yahushua the Messiah, bless you and have mercy on you. Amen.
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