Radio Streams
SA Radio
24/7 Radio Stream
VCY America
24/7 Radio Stream

My Favorite Things
Home
NewsroomALL
Events | Notices | Blogs
Newest Audio | Video | Clips
Broadcasters
Church Finder
Live Webcasts
Sermons by Bible
Sermons by Category
Sermons by Topic
Sermons by Speaker
Sermons by Language
Sermons by Date
Staff Picks
CommentsALL -57 sec
Top Sermons
Online Bible
Hymnal
Daily Reading
Our Services
Broadcaster Dashboard
Members Only

Breaking News All | United Prayer | SA Center | SA Newsroom
FRONT PAGE  |  8/4/2021
MONDAY, DEC 22, 2008  |  14 comments
No, Christ isn't allowed in Christmas
A public school teacher in Mississippi marked down an eleven-year-old's Christmas poem assignment and told the boy to rewrite it because he used the word "Jesus," which, the instructor explained, is a name not allowed in school.

Liberty Counsel, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, reports that sixth-grader Andrew White of Hattiesburg, Miss., chose to write the poem on the assignment "What Christmas means to me."

After White turned in his rough draft, however, his teacher circled the word "Jesus" and deducted a point from his grade. The teacher then explained that he needed to rewrite the poem without the offending word. ...


CLICK HERE to Read Entire Article
www.wnd.com

  START  
  Recommended sermons | more..
•  Radio Debate: Child Discipline • Rev. Ivan Foster | 12/3/2000
•  Keeping Education In Check • Dr. Bob Jones Sr. | 11/4/2000
COMMENTS  locked  
    Sorting Order:  
· Page 1 ·  Found: 14 user comment(s)
News ItemSystem Notice
SermonAudio.com
This forum thread has been closed by SermonAudio.
No further comments are permitted for this news item.

News Item12/26/08 4:59 AM
Mark M. | GA in the Obamanation  Contact via emailFind all comments by Mark M.
Might I point out to you Jessica that you did get to where you are today, at least in part, due to that "child like faith". As you have grown in faith I'm sure that you have come across many Bible facts that you were misinformed about. Seeking knowledge and growing is a good thing, but many never get beyond the child stage in their journey. For them it's alright. This is what gets them to the dance, God will be able to straighten us all out once we are in eternity. Better to get in with a simple faith than to think yourself out of Heaven. Besides that we are all wrong about some things. Personally, I see nothing wrong with a Christmas celebration. I like to go to the mid-night church service and hear all the singing and have fun the whole day long. The Bible doesn't give us an exact date for the birth of Christ nor does it tell us to celebrate the birth, but there are no rules against it. I think the teacher is foolish for telling her student to remove Jesus from his poem. I am an English teacher myself and I wouldn't take any points away for something like that. I think some of these liberal nuts just want the publicity that comes from a story like this.
14

News Item12/25/08 12:56 AM
Jessica Dawson | Canada  Contact via emailFind all comments by Jessica Dawson
Matthew 19:13,14 Then little children were brought to Him that He might put His hands on them and pray, but the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, ‚ÄúLet the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.‚ÄĚ

Matthew 21:15,16 And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the son of David; they were sore displeased, And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?

I know December 25th is not really Jesus' birthday, but I didn't know as a child. I didn't know this till I was an adult and it really upset me, upset me that I wasn't told the truth. I remember as a child, sincerely looking up to find the star of Bethlehem in the sky.

13

News Item12/24/08 7:43 PM
Frank Costanza | New York City  Find all comments by Frank Costanza
Toysareus wrote:
'BUT considering the huge variations on theological convictions,'
Whadaya talkin' -------- "theological convictions?"

Frank Costanza: Many Christmases ago, I went to buy a doll for my son. I reached for the last one they had, but so did another man. As I rained blows upon him, I realized there had to be another way.

Cosmo Kramer: What happened to the doll?

Frank Costanza: It was destroyed. But out of that a new holiday was born: a FESTIVUS for the rest of us!

Therefore, let us all gather 'round the FESTIVUS Pole and after our traditional ululations and howlings, we'll all partake in the FESTIVUS Dinner. The Airing of Grievances will commence during the Slurping of Blood Pudding, and the Feats of Strength will follow dessert. If there's anyone with stories of FESTIVUS Miracles, we wanna hear about 'em!

Happy Festivus!!! (for the rest of us)

12

News Item12/24/08 7:08 PM
Toysareus  Find all comments by Toysareus
'BUT considering the huge variations on theological convictions,'

Well we could add the convictions of the cults and the charismatics but where they fail is when they are tested with the word of God.

Imagine a translated bible being dropped from a plane and picked up by a tribesman for the first time.

Let us suppose through reading such he was converted.

What day would he later choose to celebrate the Lord's birth and why isn't such celebrated by the Apostle Paul? Seems simple? Yes Christ's birth is glorious and joyous-just read the NT through several times a year and it ever remains so every time you read those passages of Holy Scripture Yet where is the scripture to celebrate such on Dec 25th.

The sabbath keeper who puts his child's toys away every Sunday-what does he do when xmas falls on a Sunday?

On Xmas day tomorrow how much time is actually spent worshipping and glorifying Christ. If it is a day kept in joyous worship like a sabbath then I can understand, but if not then I see a problem

11

News Item12/24/08 2:13 PM
Michael Hranek | Endicott, New York  Find all comments by Michael Hranek
pew view wrote:
In a perfect world we would worship God and His Son everyday in love thankfulness and grace.
Living in an IMperfect world a little publicity for Jesus is a price worth the effort.
"pagan holiday" most things are irreligious, evil and worldly about this human polluted earth at the moment. But we as the Remnant try to spread goodwill and the Gospel as best we can amongst a humanity which doesn't want to know.
The NAME of Christ Jesus as we know is very important, If "Christmas" touches a persons heart and results in developing a seeker then who knows what GOD may chose to do about that?
The theology of "Christmas" may be all wrong to some around here.
BUT considering the huge variations on theological convictions, creeds and discussion during the previous history of the church and society; - who can blame anyone for seeking something simple but joyous.
Merry CHRISTmas.
"And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." Luke 2:13/14.
(Even to those who can't receive it)
pew view
I liked your post "Merry Christmas" to you. May God help us all that we don't strain out theological gnats....
10

News Item12/24/08 1:12 PM
ErnieG  Find all comments by ErnieG
pew view wrote:
In a perfect world we would worship God and His Son everyday in love thankfulness and grace.
Living in an IMperfect world a little publicity for Jesus is a price worth the effort.
"pagan holiday" most things are irreligious, evil and worldly about this human polluted earth at the moment. But we as the Remnant try to spread goodwill and the Gospel as best we can amongst a humanity which doesn't want to know.
The NAME of Christ Jesus as we know is very important, If "Christmas" touches a persons heart and results in developing a seeker then who knows what GOD may chose to do about that?
The theology of "Christmas" may be all wrong to some around here.
BUT considering the huge variations on theological convictions, creeds and discussion during the previous history of the church and society; - who can blame anyone for seeking something simple but joyous.
Merry CHRISTmas.
"And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." Luke 2:13/14.
(Even to those who can't receive it)
Well said and Amen to that!
9

News Item12/23/08 11:29 AM
Anti-antichrist | God's land  Find all comments by Anti-antichrist
Not a problem John. I trust organic would be fine, but as for the carrots, would you prefer baby or original? I've heard the baby ones are rejects that are processed and reformed to make them nice and cute and smooth.
8

News Item12/23/08 11:20 AM
John UK | Wales  Find all comments by John UK
Aac, sounds good! Make mine a big bowl of crispy carrots and Romaine lettuce would ya?

Holy Wean, October 31st. Gotta ring to it.

7

News Item12/23/08 11:15 AM
pew view  Find all comments by pew view
There is Hope wrote:
Did it occur to anyone that maybe Christ doesn't want His Holy name associated with such a pagan holiday.
In a perfect world we would worship God and His Son everyday in love thankfulness and grace.

Living in an IMperfect world a little publicity for Jesus is a price worth the effort.
"pagan holiday" most things are irreligious, evil and worldly about this human polluted earth at the moment. But we as the Remnant try to spread goodwill and the Gospel as best we can amongst a humanity which doesn't want to know.

The NAME of Christ Jesus as we know is very important, If "Christmas" touches a persons heart and results in developing a seeker then who knows what GOD may chose to do about that?

The theology of "Christmas" may be all wrong to some around here.
BUT considering the huge variations on theological convictions, creeds and discussion during the previous history of the church and society; - who can blame anyone for seeking something simple but joyous.

Merry CHRISTmas.
"And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." Luke 2:13/14.

(Even to those who can't receive it)

6

News Item12/23/08 11:03 AM
Anti-antichrist | God's land  Find all comments by Anti-antichrist
Excellent John! I was thinking we could start Holywean as well. This would be way different from what is known as "Halloween" in that the "wean" is actually the reason for the season of celebrating when Jesus had been weaned from his mother - though we would make yearly festivity on October 31st.

Instead of costumes the day would be a food feast (meat as opposed to milk) symbolizing the transition. There's even scripture to support it: "And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned."

And if those "legalists" object, then there's: "One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks."

5

News Item12/23/08 8:20 AM
John UK | Wales  Find all comments by John UK
There is Hope wrote:
Did it occur to anyone that maybe Christ doesn't want His Holy name associated with such a pagan holiday. Maybe the world is doing us a favor and getting back to obeying the word and command of God to worship him in the ways He prescribed. Nowhere in scritpure did He ever command us to worship the day of His birth or else He would have given us the exact day and time. Yet the Romish church sought fitting to assimilate the day of Dec. 25 in occurdance with the Pagan holidays as the birth of Christ.
Full agreement!

Accept X-Mass and Eostre as legitimate celebrations, and why not New Moon Celebrations and special sabbath days as well? Come to think of it, why not make up any number of unbiblical celebration days. There could be one for every day of the year. Mary Days, Paul Days, Barnabas Days, Assumption Days..... But then we really would be back to Roman Catholicism.....For sure, some are still IN Roman Catholicism. Good ol' papa antichrist, they can't shake him off, can they?

4

News Item12/23/08 7:34 AM
There is Hope | United States  Find all comments by There is Hope
Did it occur to anyone that maybe Christ doesn't want His Holy name associated with such a pagan holiday. Maybe the world is doing us a favor and getting back to obeying the word and command of God to worship him in the ways He prescribed. Nowhere in scritpure did He ever command us to worship the day of His birth or else He would have given us the exact day and time. Yet the Romish church sought fitting to assimilate the day of Dec. 25 in occurdance with the Pagan holidays as the birth of Christ.
3

News Item12/22/08 8:51 PM
Overcomer  Find all comments by Overcomer
There is a hatred for Jesus Christ in most of the public sector. Anyone who dares to bring Christ into the public square can expect some sort of persecution. Having said that, Christ should never be allowed in the Mass of Christ. True Christians should flee from this Roman holiday, and turn from idolatry. There is no where in Scripture where we are commanded to "remember His birth". But we are commanded to remember His death,burial, and resurrection. Anyone who believes in the regulative principles of worship, should know better.
2

News Item12/22/08 5:51 PM
unworthy  Find all comments by unworthy
"After White turned in his rough draft, however, his teacher circled the word "Jesus" and deducted a point from his grade. The teacher then explained that he needed to rewrite the poem without the offending word."

Matt 1:21 "And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins."

Poor teacher she is not saved.

John 20:31 "But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name."

Phil 2:10 "That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;"

1
There are a total of 14 user comments displayedSubscribe to these comments


Dr. Curt D. Daniel
7 Things Not in Heaven

Pulpit Supply 2019
Sunday - AM
Faith Bible Church
Play! | MP3 | RSS


Tech Talk Zoom // Episode 06

Dr. James M. Phillips
The Face of Death

Dr. Jim on Mission Field
Discover The Word With Dr...
Video!Play! | MP4

Sponsor:
Theology- How Deep Will You Go?

The Bible has power and truth like no other book. Would you like to really dig in?
https://veritasschool.life

Sponsor:
Theological Lessons for Every Believer

God gave the depths of his Word for all bel­iev­ers! Let's go deep
https://veritasschool.life

Sermon: #1 Introduction to Philippians
Dr. James M. Phillips

SPONSOR | 6,700+

SPONSOR




SA UPDATES NEWSLETTER Sign up for a weekly dose of personal thoughts along with interesting content updates. Sign Up
FOLLOW US


Gospel of John
Cities | Local | Personal

MOBILE
iPhone + iPad
ChurchOne App
Watch
Android
ChurchOne App
Fire Tablet
Wear
Chromecast TV
Apple TV
Android TV
ROKU TV
Amazon Fire TV
Amazon Echo
Kindle Reader


HELP
Knowledgebase
Broadcasters
Listeners
Q&A
Uploading Sermons
Uploading Videos
Webcasting
TECH TALKS

NEWS
Weekly Newsletter
Unsubscribe
Staff Picks | RSS
SA Newsroom
SERVICES
Dashboard | Info
Cross Publish
Audio | Video | Stats
Sermon Player | Video
Church Finder | Info
Mobile & Apps
Webcast | Multicast
Solo Sites
Internationalization
Podcasting New!
Listen Line New!
Events | Notices
Transcription
Billboards | Biz Cards
Favorites | QR Codes
Online Donations
24x7 Radio Stream
INTEGRATION
Embed Codes
Twitter
Facebook
Logos | e-Sword | BLB
JSON API

BATCH
Upload via RSS
Upload via FTP
Upload via Dropbox

SUPPORT
Advertising | Local Ads
Support Us
Stories
ABOUT US
The largest and most trusted library of audio sermons from conservative churches and ministries worldwide.

Our Services | Articles of Faith
Broadcast With Us
Earn SA COINS!
Privacy Policy

TECH TALK
Tech Talk Zoom // Episode 06
Copyright © 2021 SermonAudio.