The smell and sounds of the Holiday season are floating in the air. It is an unmistakable aroma of turkey and pumpkin pies that permeate the nostrils. The air also includes the smell of pine and spruce, eggnog and mint. There is a constant Christmas seasonal melody playing in every store and office building along with TV show after TV show on the holiday. We mustn’t forget, the ever ready jingling of the salvation worker outside every store asking for spare change. Greeting of every consideration is thrown at you, sometime with vigor for the season and sometimes with mono indifference to the whole affair.
What is about this time of year Christians put on the blinders of denominational teachings on and refuse to peek outside the peripherals of seasonal traditions? Theological scholar after theological scholar and Historian after historian have come forward, written books, gave sermons and said unabashedly, Christ was not born at this time of the year. It seems that once a teaching is inspired and propagated with man it becomes a family tradition, that not even the love of God himself can change the minds of normally good people.
Every argument you can think of has been put forth in order to maintain these traditions which roots are far deeper than the birthday of Christ. Many of the traditions that are observed today go back as far as Babylon and Egypt. We never hear of this except for snippets and pieces here and there, why not? Why not tell the whole story about Christmas? Why not explain where the traditions of the Christmas tree, mistletoe and Yule log evolved from, shouldn’t we embrace these truths if they are truly Christian?
Why insist to the point of ridiculousness on something even if true, couldn’t be proven? Why teach children these traditions based on fairy tails and stories then turn around and scolded them for lying? What messages are we sending to our youth, it’s okay to lye when it comes to certain things.
If Christmas is all it’s cracked up to be; then be true to your convictions, stand up for the truth of the season. Embrace the Christmas tree and its Pagan origins, investigate the meaning of the ornament on the tree, and tell its meaning to your children, what are you ashamed of? Why not embrace the birthday of every pagan sun god this side of Noah’s flood (December 25th) why does the churches of today stand on mountains and shout without one iota of proof in hand, this same day is the birthday of Christ?
Is there a different agenda perhaps? Is there something that has to be covered up? Is there something the Christian world is not seeing? Why, why, why does this question about Christmas and its surroundings persist, why was Christmas outlawed in America until the early 1800’s. What did our ancestors know, that we refused to acknowledge?
Find out more on this subject and others by going to www.hgwaco.com discover the truth then herald it in its true context, at least you will be an honest person.
By: Ron Harmon