I saw people commenting on this video; ranting and complaining, “Christ has nothing to do with December 25th and Christmas!” You can watch the short video below.
Jesus Wasn’t Born on December 25th
Yes it’s true, It’s likely Jesus wasn’t born on December 25th. Yes, there was a time when December 25th was associated with “sun god worship” by the Romans and Babylonians. However, Still doesn’t change the message portrayed by the video below. The point of the message is simple. People are obsessed with possessions, gifts and self. While other people in our communities are cold, hungry and without hope. What you do unto the least of these, you do unto Christ himself. If you ignore the poor, the hungry, the cold, the naked, then you also ignore Christ. (Matthew 25:40)
It’s about being the light of Christ, caring for those in need. Obviously, December 25th wasn’t actually the day Christ was born. Truth be told, we don’t know what day it was. We might have some good theories, but the scriptures do not make it clear to us.
There’s also not a single day on the calendar that’s not associated with a ancient pagan holiday of some sort. However, December 25th is the day decided by the Church for a special celebration of the birth of our Savior, Jesus, The Christ. Very few Christians are showing up to Church on Christmas day, to sing praises and worship an ancient sun god or sex god. Even if it was the practice of the Romans or Babylonians in the past. If Christians want to sing praises to Christ and remember his coming on Dec 25th, or January 3rd, it really doesn’t matter. It’s about the heart!
So many people in the faith are ever learning, but never coming to the full knowledge of the truth. (2nd Timothy 3:7)
Your knowledge about the ancient roots of December 25th is worthless compared to being the hands and feet of Messiah. Worthless compared to clothing and feeding the hungry. What good is your religion and knowledge if your without love? It’s of no use. It’s like salt that has lost it’s saltiness. It’s not even good enough for a pile of dung. (Luke 14:34-35)
There will be many I suspect, who stand before Christ on judgement day, and talk about all their great religious accomplishments. They will say to the Lord, I observed all the new moons, feast days and sabbaths. I never ate pork, I didn’t pick up sticks on the sabbath day and I didn’t dare put up a pagan and evil Christmas tree in the month of December. I wonder if the Lord will then respond with what is written in the Gospel of Matthew chapter 25.
Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal. (Matthew 25:41-46)
May you choose this season to love someone in need, instead of beating down your fellow brothers and sisters in the faith. God bless, yea, Merry Christmas.
Shawn L. Ozbun