Not the day (time of year due to the sunâs position) the pagans celebrated the birth of their deity.
I want us to gird up our loins and be more serious about whatâs going on here. Weâre supposed to be a people set apart.
Nearly the entire world celebrates this holiday. That should tell us something.
And I might as well add...Stop telling children there is a Santa. How likely are they to take us serious when we tell there there is an all knowing, omnipresent God after they find out they were lied to about Santa Claus for eight years. Who knew when you were sleeping and knew if youâd been bad or good.
Ask ourselves, are we celebrating a holy day nonchristians celebrate?
Sounds like youâre describing Christmas to me, unprofitable. Plenty of history describing mansâ tradition but man willingly ignores. Man can do as he wants. Weâre told to expose evil. If you want to say your savior was born on the time of the sun being reborn, go ahead. There are plenty of text describing pagan deity worship. Iâll stick with Scripture. Deuteronomy 4:19.
Itâs not my pattern. Regardless of the monthâs name it follows the sun. Our Father told us not to entangle ourselves in the pagan nations around us. Syncretize, the verb form of the word, is very revealing. It means "to attempt to unite and harmonize especially without critical examination or logical unity." Satan, knowing he couldnât destroy the church, counterfeit it. Allowing all religions in so long as the renamed their gods to saints names and called themselves Christian. They were allowed to keep their sun worship days and pagan celebrations. So much that the day of Christâs resurrection was even changed in the council of Nicaea.