Tuesday, November 30, 2010
I Miss Hearing Merry Christmas - Really?
Why are we so biblically ignorant? Why are we so easily and comfortably deceived by our emotions and feelings? Why do we attribute such non-sensical, unbiblical, and unimaginable things to the Lord of lords, King of kings, our blessed Lord Jesus Christ, our Saviour, the Son of God?
When you think you have seen the most ridiculous human imagination attached to our glorious Lord, stop, because someone will come up with something even more ridiculous. I have got to pull the plug on face book! I keep hearing or seeing the most ludicrous things imaginable.
A few minutes ago I checked in to see if there is anything of value or benefit and lo and behold what do I see? A 59 second video of the time elapsed installation of a billboard advertisement that says, "I Miss Hearing You Say Merry Christmas - Jesus. Really? You think Jesus really is grieved and pining away because of a bunch of ungodly politicians, the ACLU, godless atheists, religious anarchists who have decided to replace Merry Christmas with Happy Holidays? One more example of sentiment over substance.
The phrase wasn't even in existence until 1699 and didn't really catch any popularity until about 1843. How did Jesus feel about that? With the evangelical church in America almost apostate, the gospel re-defined until it is a good suggestion rather than the good news, immorality and godlessness rampant, II Timothy 3 becoming more and more the culture and climate, we think Jesus misses "Merry Christmas?"
First, let me say, that Jesus misses more our heart-felt worship and adoration for who He is than a trite phrase like Merry Christmas.
Second, Jesus wasn't even born in December, nor was He born on December 25th.
Thirdly, the "mass" is not even a biblical or Christian term or biblical event. In essence, the Mass is the ceremonial slaying of Jesus Christ over and over again, followed by the eating of his flesh and the drinking of his blood. The Mass is the death sacrifice, and the "Host" is the victim. This is official Roman Catholic doctrine, and "Christmas" is a word that they invented. Again, I ask, what is so merry about the pain, bleeding, suffering and death of Jesus Christ? Satan has done quite a job of getting millions of so-called "Christians" to blaspheme. What a deceiver he is.
Why did this cause my blood pressure to go up a point or two? Although we hear these words constantly as they resonate millions of times throughout the land, almost nobody understands what they are really saying.
A true Christian would want to examine everything they say, because Jesus said in Matthew 12:36-37, "But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgement. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned." (KJV)
Posted by Gregg Metcalf at 11:00 AM