The Christ of Christmas

This celebration has its fundamental origin before Jesus was ever born in the little town of Bethlehem. In fact, this celebration started as a pagan holiday celebrated during the winter solstice to look forward to longer days and extended hours of sunlight. It was not until the fourth century that church officials set aside this time to celebrate the birth of Jesus, which was before that time never celebrated as a holiday. This winter season was chosen to replace the wicked, worldly celebration with one that honored Christ. Since that time, we have mostly forgotten about Christ and have returned Christmas to nothing more than a pagan holiday worshipping Santa Clause and the Christmas tree more than our Lord and Saviour. No, Jesus was not born during this time in history, but it is the time that we set aside to remember His birth and why He came. God sent His only begotten Son to be the ultimate gift of sacrifice for you. This year do not forget about the Christ of Christmas.


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