Monday, December 26, 2016

Importance of Merry Christmas

       Not long ago, the words “Merry Christmas” was treated as if uttering the phrase would instantly bring about cancer but more and more people are openly saying it. Even among Hollywood, an extreme liberal bunch, Merry Christmas is spoken in place of the politically correct happy holidays. Nowadays the typical “happy holidays” phrase is still voiced frequently by the media especially by news outlets but along with the headlining political correct phrase the media is also announcing “Merry Christmas” to the world. What likely happened is that enough Christians, religious leaders, and even politicians announced their dislike of “Christmas” being intentionally forgotten and turned into an absent phrase not related to Jesus. Even people well read in the Bible with our everyday blogs, newspaper articles, and conversations between our friends and social circles educated people in the true meaning and history of Christmas, the fact that it involves the birth of a Savior and has nothing to do with a red nosed reindeer and a fat man in a happy red suit. The media is listening. Sadly though, much of their past work has already produced results. When speaking to coworkers, neighbors, people working within their stores, their restaurants, even while at church the phrase “Happy Holidays” is spoken often. Though at times the greeting is immediately followed by “Merry Christmas”, or even “Happy Hanukkah”. It is as if people of the world are trying to say something that will please everybody. Or they are trying to make up for an unintentional mistake. They are so afraid of angering individuals that they forget that December 25 is a day that is supposed to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, not proclaim equal respect of all religions. Sorry, but Jesus said that He is the only way. Though He loves Mormons, He still insists that they follow Him and Him only. Jesus loves Buddhists but will not accept in His Kingdom a man worshipping Buddha. He will not accept any man or woman who does not regard Him as The Lord of his or her life and The Lord only. This is the truth about Jesus that the world rephrases as “hate”. A rebellion from a world whom refuses to acknowledge Jesus as Lord insisting instead on creating and following their own gods, worshipping their own creations from the world. This is one reason why knowing the difference between “Merry Christmas” and “happy holidays” is so important. This is the reason why the knowledge of the true meaning of Jesus Christ is so essential. When looking at the details in the differences between the heaven and the world it can resemble the difference between life and death.