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 people 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 since scripture teaches us to beware of mans traditions! (Colossians 2:8) Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
DO TRADITIONS BRING HONOR TO GOD? 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 at this time of year to their children 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 as people say and do the following:
1.) Pine trees are the tree of choice put up indoors to put decorations on,because it honors God. Scripture teaches it is the way of the heathen and we are not suppose to learn their ways (Jeremiah 10:1-8).
2.) Reindeer can fly.
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 such as 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 the year they are just a plant.
GOD IS REPLACED BY AN IMAGINARY PERSON NAMED SANTA!
The great deceiver of the christian soul is the one who is called satan, and we are instructed to flee from 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. Almighty God is replaced by this well crafted name so many children scream as the words of the song says of this imposter “Here comes santa claus” 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 2:1,11) Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, 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.
How is it so many who claim christianity say they believe the word of God, yet do not question why the word christmas is not once mentioned in the entire bible? There’s a reason for that as 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! How many have put their hand to the plough, but turn back to what they have been called from? (Luke 9:57-62).
11 thoughts on “Christmas ……. A tradition of men, Not God”
Christmas season could never feel like a celebration without the scripture flowing from the pews and Churches first. Nowadays they celebrate a corporate holiday of Black Friday sales online instead. It so disappointing to see the Christ factor becoming diluted more and more every year.
Yes sadly as the years pass the world has looked to his own needs and have found no place for God, although they claim He is the center of their activities. Blessings Always.
No kidding! Somehow I don’t believe we honor God by getting up in the middle of Thanksgiving dinner to flock to a department store where we can literally fight with others over the latest must-have toy.
Amen! You see things for the way they truly are, and not the deception of a season even God sees as foolishness. Life is short even if we live to be 100, yet many remain without the true knowledge of God. Thank you for your comment. Many Blessings Always.
Having an imagination does not hurt any child as long as parents tell them the reason for this beautiful season. For myself my children believed in Santa as well as I did however, during the season of Advent we share scriptures as well as on Christmas Scriptures are read when the Christ candle is lite, my children always wanted to have a cupcake made to sing Happy Birthday to Jesus. It is what the parents decide to do for the children, we have enough ugliest in our world to have an imagination is not a bad thing. Merry Christmas
Yes! Amen to be free from the world and as our Lord says “The wisdom of the world is foolishness to Him”. We are surrounded by it heavily at this time of year. God Bless You.
Yes and when we are blessed to have our eyes open to that we get to REST ❤️
Exactly Dear Sister!
When a falling away happens around us, perhaps even beginning before we are born, it is easy for our minds to adjust to the point that we forget the continuing rebellion against GOD and HIS way. Just because everyone is doing it in the world, does not mean that it is correct. Come out of Babylon people.
Very good point Chuck! People do not realize they are living away from God when celebrating pagan traditions. When people fall in line with everyone without questioning why it is easy to stray from the truth of the word. Many Blessings.