Friday, December 18, 2015


Some Christians are worried that Christ is being taken out of Christmas. That seems absurd. How could you take Christ out of Christmas? Christmas is Christ.

Some say all the commercialism is too much. Christmas starts before Thanksgiving. Trees, ornaments, mistletoe. Gifts. Rolex watches. Lexus convertibles. All this emphasis on things upsets some Christians. But that is the way things are set up. Buying and selling. Mainly things you don't need. I would suggest not paying any attention to it. And not participating in it.

No nativity scenes on public property really upsets these Christians. This is a big deal that many Christians don't get. Even though we were founded on the principle of separation of church and state, folks get all upset when a court rules that there will be no nativity scenes on the courthouse lawn. My advice: Ask the county if you can borrow their nativity scene and put it in your yard. Or better yet, gather up some friends and have a live nativity scene party. This will make you and your friends happy and will not violate any laws.

Merry Xmas really makes people mad. Now I don't know if this abbreviation is an attempt to take Christ out of Christmas, or if they are just being lazy. Maybe they don't know how to spell it. Whatever the case, if it offends you, don't read it.

I don't understand how anyone could take Christ out of Christmas. I just don't think it is possible. Christmas is as much in your heart as it is real. A poor child born in a filthy barn, whose parents immediately had to go on the run to save him from the government. That same child would grow up to be the worlds greatest revolutionary, ushering in not a new government, but the Kingdom of God. If that doesn't put Christ in Christmas, you're not on the right planet. So buck it up folks. No one can take Christ out of Christmas but yourself. It's not possible, not if you got faith. But that's another story.

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