Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.” (John 14:6-7)
Keep Christ In Christ
Bumper stickers, yard signs and church logos fill the land with a plea to ‘Keep Christ in Christmas.’ It is the season of poinsettias reminding people of the time when the world celebrates the birth of Christ when pageantry, gift giving, caroling and special church services devoted to the story of Jesus’ birth. Bibles are opened declaring the words of His amazing birth. Stories are passed from generation to generation of Joseph and Mary with their infant son surrounded by shepherds and wise men basking in the glow of a heavenly star. It is a magical time of year. New promises are made for the coming year for a momentary folly of consciousness driving the hearts of men to dedicate their lives to be a better person. In time all of the sounds of Christmas die out as winter takes a tighter grip on the land and folks return to their lives thinking little about the meaning of the baby born in Bethlehem. ‘Keeping Christ in Christmas’ becomes a public relations ploy soon replaced by the carnal pursuits of a materialistic world. Life returns to normal.
Religion becomes defined by the shallow ways people try to salve their conscious to pretend as if they love God. Christmas is an example of how easy it is to convince the masses of a story that is not found in the word of God. Trying to keep Christ in Christmas is attempting to create a world that does not exist. Jesus Christ was never in Christmas because the story of Christmas is based on a ruse by the Roman Catholic Church many years ago to embrace the feeble hearts of mindless followers. The Son of God was not born on December 25 – the Roman Catholic Church decided the date. Reading the text of scripture with an honest heart tells the student of the Bible the wise men never saw Jesus as a baby in the manger. The Bible never claims the ‘Star’ was above the manger. Only the shepherds found the family in the stable. It was much later (almost two years) when some wise men (unknown number) visited Joseph and Mary in a house guided by the Star. If the Bible was read in truth these facts would be clear.
Christ was never in Christmas and He has no desire to be in Christmas. He declared of Himself that He is the only Truth. The story of Christmas is a lie and yet people continue to blindly follow a story that is based upon the whims of an apostate church as if it were truth. Imagine the uproar if honest hearts removed the wise men and star from the manger scene. What would happen if the masses decided to stop celebrating December 25 as the birth of Christ? There would be chaos and confusion. Christ came to earth to bring men the words of His Father. Believing that Christ is in Christmas denies the Father. Jesus said if we know Him we will know the Father. Did God make a mistake in putting the story of His Son’s birth in the Bible? Are men so bold to think that changing the story of the birth of Jesus to suit their carnal needs is pleasing the Lord Almighty? Keeping Christ in Christ is to retain the honor of who Jesus is and what He came to do. He is the Christ, the Son of God. The birth of Jesus does not save men – His death and resurrection is what saves men. Serving the Lord is following His word and accepting the only truth is Jesus Christ. He is the only way to the Father. Life cannot be found outside of Christ. Keep Christ is Christ.