Our Lord never followed the traditions of men when He walked the earth nor would He do so today. Many would not think of christmas as a tradition of men,but it most assuredly is. How many times do we hear at this time of year saying we’re doing a “New tradition” this year. It sounds harmless after all there’s so much to like about it such as the special food only made at this time of year, special decorations, special clothes to wear whats not to like. Sadly a lot! There is so much wrong with Christmas.
First and foremost DO TRADITIONS BRING HONOR TO GOD? Scripture teaches traditions of men is something we should be warned about.
Does lying honor God? Of course it doesn’t and is probably not the best thing to do since we are told no liar will inherit heaven. (Revelation 22:14,15). Yet many lie to their children every year by telling them a man named santa will be bringing them a bunch of gift’s and they need to put out a plate of cookies and milk, and other lies are kept alive by the following.
1.) Reindeer can fly.
2.) Pine trees are the tree of choice put up indoors to put decorations on,because it honors God.
3.) A snowman can be built and the magic of a black silk hat can make him come alive.
4.) Red and green are colors used and wore more than any other color’s.
5.) Special songs to honor these traditions are sung …… Here comes santa claus, Silver bells, I’m dreaming of a white christmas, All I want for christmas.
6.) Poinsettias are the plant of choice along with mistletoe. Any other time of year they are just a plant.
GOD IS REPLACED! by the imaginary person named santa!
The great deceiver of the christian soul is one who is called satan, and we are instructed to flee him at all costs. It is no coincidence that out of all the letters in the entire alphabet and words innumerable one could use there is the five simple letters whose name is satan-santa. God is replaced by this well crafted name as the words of the song “Here come santa claus” say of this imposter “He sees you when your sleeping, He knows when your awake, He knows if you’ve been bad or good”. Keeping God in mind we should know…………
ONLY GOD CAN see us when we’re sleeping ONLY GOD KNOWS when we’re awake. ONLY GOD KNOWS if we’ve been bad or good NOT santa.
GOD IS REPLACED as a big fat jolly fellow with rosy cheeks who absolutely adores children as they scream his name santa santa once a year. This is not making God happy, but satan has a big smile on his face as so many once again are being deceived by celebrating this tradition of men!
Where did the idea of massive gift giving at this time come from anyways? Gift giving came about when the three wise men brought gifts to the Christ child when He was born, but want to know another deception……… there were NOT three wise men? There were however wise men bringing THREE GIFT’S of Gold, frankensence, and Myrrh. (Matthew 2:11). And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED THE WORD CHRISTMAS IS NOT IN THE ENTIRE BIBLE? There’s a reason for that………….. Our Lord plainly did not follow traditions of men, and did not leave instruction‘s at His death for His follower’s to do so either. The way of the world is a far cry from the way of a true follower of Christ!