Christmas? Pagan?

Here are a couple of blog posts that I thought you might enjoy!

A Kosher Christmas Tree?

Jeremiah 10 & the Christmas Tree

Isn’t the One we celebrate the most important thing? The Son of G-d…Yeshua the Messiah…the Light of the world…has come! That is what we celebrate, whether through Hanukkah or Christmas or Sukkot or???

Where is our focus? Is it on other people’s customs, traditions and behaviours? Or is it on sharing the love of YHWH, and the love of the Messiah? We can do all the right things, but without love, it means nothing. If we truly love, then we will seek to do the right things as G-d reveals them to us. This means we focus on what YHWH is showing US…not on what He is showing to our neighbor.

Let’s stop the religious wars. Let’s rightly divide the words of scripture and then do what we are truly called to do!

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About Abigail

We are a couple who loves the Creator...the G-d of the bible...Elohei Avraham, Yitzchak b'Ya'akov, who expresses Himself in many ways, including: Abba/Daddy/Father, Yeshua/Jesus/Son and Ruach HaKodesh/Holy Spirit.
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2 Responses to Christmas? Pagan?

  1. vesselofgod says:

    Thanks Abigail for linking to those posts, they are very interesting. This time of the year is generally hard for hubby and I for a no. of reasons. We have come a long way in our faith, when we first started keeping shabbat we made a big deal of not doing anything that smacked of work, over the years our understanding of it has changed so that if for example someone is too ill to do their shopping etc. I will do it for them and I know God is happy with this.

    Christmas is harder, I don’t personally celebrate it and I do believe that there is a occult spirit associated with many aspects of it BUT I also feel that for those who genuinely love the Lord and go out of their way to mark his birth and bless and give love and hope to those with no hope this is a beautiful thing.

    For the last few years we have ben raising money for those sleeping rough and buying them gifts, they know we are Believers so this glorifies the Lord but because it’s Christmas we have a valid reason to share the story of our saviours birth, death and ressurection.

    As Paul said, if we have all knowledge but lack love we are a clanging cymbal.

    • Abigail says:

      I believe that, whatever we do, we should do it with YHWH at the center. Our words and actions should glorify Him and Him alone. If people do not see Yeshua in us, then we have no real testimony.

      Regarding Shabbat…it is lawful to do good on Shabbat. 🙂

      I agree that Christmas comes at a time of year when a lot of people are more open to hearing about the L-rd. I think we should use every opportunity we can to share Yeshua. We are celebrating “Christmas”, but not in a traditional sense. We are also celebrating Hunukkah for the first time…again, not in a traditional sense. We are feeling our way into it as we learn and grow.

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