Christmas observance detracts from discipleship

Christmas or discipleship?The so-called Christian world celebrates a date that is most certainly wrong in order to mark the coming of the Christ into the world, rather than obey him as Lord and put him on as Savior. Christendom prefers the ritual of a yearly observance to the daily carrying of the cross of Christ.

Let us be clear: As we speak to those outside of Christ, as we will certainly do this evening and tomorrow, we will seek to use the moment to point people to the Lord Jesus Christ. But let us not work under the delusion that people, just because they might think at some time during this holiday of the God who came in flesh, will be more disposed to obey the Lord. On the contrary …

Christmas serves to redirect man’s attention away from the call to convert from idols to serve the true and living God. Christmas generates nice feelings rather than prepare for eternity. It substitutes a day of falsehoods for the truth of the gospel.

In a church’s calendar, Christmas has no place. If one person desires to observe special days, God gives each one liberty. And let us all realize that special religious observances have no special value to God. They often take away from the simplicity that is in Christ.

Merry Christmas. Speak the truth of the gospel to those whose hands are full of material goods and whose hearts have yet to submit to the Lordship of Christ.

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