“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.”
A few thoughts on Christmas, Christmas 2020, as well as this and that in the hours leading up to Christmas 2020.
1- This worldly holiday we call “Christmas” has been built on a SOLID foundation of paganism. One is reminded of just how much the Christmas we celebrate owes to pagans while scanning photos, trying to find one which was appropriate for a piece titled “Christmas 2020.” There were photos GALORE of Christmas trees (a pagan tradition), Yule logs (another pagan tradition), wrapped gifts under a Christmas tree (ANOTHER pagan tradition) and/or folks singing Christmas carols (yet another pagan tradition.
2- After DECADES of playing coy, the media has finally (the past few years) joyfully begun to write about the many pagan traditions Americans observe at Christmas. Satan’s Mouthpiece (the Corporate Media) certainly wants Americans to KNOW the Christmas traditions they have come to know and love are PAGAN IN ORIGIN.
Most of the Christmas traditions celebrated around this time of year may be pagan in nature, but that doesn’t mean that NEW TRADITIONS can’t be established.
The latest “new traditions“?
Limiting one’s gift giving to a specific number of gifts seems to be something HIGHLY promoted by the media over the past several years.
- Want, need, wear, read: Will the ‘four gift rule’ take off?
- The 3-Gift Christmas Rule Is a Thing, but Would You Follow It?
- The 5 Gift Rule, Our New Christmas Tradition
3- It is supposed that the BIGGEST single difference between Christmas 2020 and previous Christmases is the coronavirus–and all of the various changes brought about in the name of “keeping everyone safe.”
From trying to belt out a hearty “Ho ho ho” through a required mask to observing social distancing in the checkout lines, the virus has certainly left its mark on Christmas 2020.
4- Americans may be currently indoctrinated on how their lives are falling apart, but Americans are STILL very well off economically, compared to the rest of the world.
One way the reader can know this is true is by HOW MANY folks are proclaimed to be “hard to buy for” (finding them a gift). The reason most often given for such difficulty?
“What do you get a person who has EVERYTHING?”
“They don’t need ANYTHING!”
“They told me they appreciate ANYTHING; they can’t think of something they really want.”
5- Because the Christmas season involves SO MUCH gift giving (and planning for such a massive undertaking), so many approach such a season with, what could be called, a “battle plan.”
Because of such a circumstance, the primary emotion felt on Christmas Day is not JOY or EXCITEMENT.
It is RELIEF: relief that everyone on one’s gift list received their appointed present; relief that the entire holiday is over for another year.
6- The time most people seem to take for a little relaxation (and the quiet contemplation which comes from being able to afford such a time) is Christmas Eve.
The night before Christmas–the calm before the storm, so to speak, of Christmas Day–appears to be a time when many folks reflect on the past year, on their many blessings (though, increasingly, folks do not think of their blessings as “blessings“) or on the luxury of having time to reflect on ANYTHING.
Some folks maintain that Christmas 2020 will be remembered because of the many coronavirus changes.
Other folks claim that Christmas 2020 will be remembered because it was the FIRST to feature coronavirus.
And a very few believe that coronavirus could be only the beginning of much worse things yet to come.
MUCH could be written about the coronavirus and its resulting effects on the USA. MUCH has already been written, most of it by Satan’s Mouthpiece.
So, since this is Christmas, we will leave it at that.
7- ALL THAT being said, as has been pointed out before, Christmas–for all of it pagan trappings–is STILL the only day of the year when the world gives Jesus a little lip service.
At least then, for those few moments, folks may have concentrated on Jesus Christ and the claimed season which supposedly honored the Son of God.
Even though Christmas was supposedly a time of focusing on Jesus Christ, it became anything but that.
BUT AT LEAST it was a day that the world PRETENDED to focus on Jesus Christ.
However, for a few moments each season–which ran about six-eight weeks–the odd person MAY have put aside the pagan celebrations and quietly reflected on Jesus Christ.
—Christmas: A Pagan Holiday…BUT
WHAT does the reader think about when he hears the word “Christmas“?
It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
- Gospel of Jesus Christ: Making a Choice
- The Gospel of Jesus Christ
- Gospel of Jesus Christ: The Power of God Unto Salvation
- Gospel of Jesus Christ: The End Times Power of God Unleashed
THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: December 25-27, 2020.]
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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