Even though Christmas is an event celebrated EVERY YEAR, there are still a few points which bear the ‘friendly reminders’ tag.
1- Even though Christmas time was NOT the time of birth for Jesus Christ, it is STILL the time when the whole world–whether it is serious, or (more likely) whether it is pretending–chooses to mark the occasion of the birth of Jesus Christ.
2- Even though the holiday season has degenerated largely into “What am I getting?”, there is still much joy to be found in the selecting a gift which brightens the time and the eyes of the receiver.
Selecting, obtaining, preparing a gift which the giver is sure to be needed and/or desired by the receiver is STILL an activity which marks the Christmas season in some households.
3- For some reason–perhaps because it is an occasion which occurs EVERY year?–Christmas is a time when many folks take a few moments (or longer) and unlock the memories they have stored away for safekeeping.
Once unlocked, these memories are examined (like a collection of old photographs). The examination many times yields a warm feeling reminiscent of the original time the memory occurred.
Which seems to be the whole point in taking a few moments annually to examine such memories.
4- Almost EVERYTHING used to remind folks of Christmas–supposedly the birthday of Jesus–is of pagan origin.
Christmas trees, Christmas carols, Christmas gift-giving: all have their roots in once-pagan traditions.
It is hard to name one ‘Christmas’ tradition which is based on Jesus.
5- How many times has the reader heard the phrase, “Jesus is the reason for the season.” LATELY?
It seems that even the MOST COMMITTED have taken to using that phrase less as the year have gone by.
Perhaps they look around and SEE that that phrase is LARGELY only words and the actions necessary to back up those words are no longer performed?
FIVE friendly reminders…
Because the Christmas season is upon us.
HAS the reader been wrapped up in plans for the Christmas season?
AS deeply as in years past?
It is not YET too late–although time is surely running out: there is still a LITTLE 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?
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 12, 2022.]
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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