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December 2020 Monthly Message
BECAUSE OF JESUS
Six grand things, no seven, I can name,
Because Christ Jesus, I trust and claim.
Such marvelous blessings, come my way,
From God’s storehouse, ev’ry single day.
God’s love, is the best blessing of all,
There to pick me up, each time I fall.
Hid loving-kindness, is amazing,
Nothing on Earth, can top this blessing!
Christ’s Presence is with me, e’er so near,
Removing my worries, and my fears.
What a grand blessing this is, indeed,
When to His loving will, I do heed.
The Father’s patience with me, ne’er ends,
Because His Holy Son, is my Friend.
The unwise world, simply cannot know,
This superb blessing, that God bestows!
God’s faithfulness, is there all the time,
Day or night, and I can claim as mine.
God will always, be faithful to you,
If only righteousness, you pursue.
The pardon when I sin, is complete,
All my vile, ugly sins, He deletes!
Cast in the sea, of forgetfulness,
The Almighty God, surely does bless!
All our needs are supplied, so wisely,
For He watches o’er us, tenderly!
Body and soul, He blesses each day,
When we love and trust Him, and obey!
That great hope, of life eternally,
That blessing is assigned, O so free!
This hope is a feeling, deep inside,
That knows one day, with Christ we’ll abide!
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Nov.20, 2013 #1337
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (KJV) Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (KJV)
I remember the first time someone called Christmas a pagan holiday. I was deeply angered, that anyone could think such a terrible thing! Wasn’t our Lord Jesus born on Christmas day? How could they think Christmas was started by the pagans? Well, since that time years ago, I have changed my mind completely, and I now agree whole heartedly with this couple that called Christmas a pagan holiday, and because as these people deeply angered me back then, I know for a fact that I too will anger many by my beliefs.
First, I believe that the virgin birth of our Lord Jesus is vital to the Gospel of Christ. I fully believe in it and I would never diminish its importance in any way. It is a sound Biblical doctrine as is His death, resurrection and ascension; but NO where in God’s Word does it say anything about Christmas; NO where does it say we are to celebrate the birth of Christ. There are only two birthday celebrations mentioned in the Bible and BOTH are connected with murder (Gen.40:20-22; Mat.14:1-12). IF Jesus had wanted us to celebrate His birth, He most certainly would have told us; but, He did NOT say to do so. We are told to "remember" His death, and each time we receive communion (1 Cor.11:24-25), we can celebrate His sacrificial death for us; but NOWHERE does Jesus tell us to celebrate His Birth.
The Bible is God’s Word to us. Its pages holds all we need to know about how we should live in this brief life on Earth. It tells us what we should and should not do. If we read anything else into it, such as celebrating Christmas, we are adding to it. No person has the right to change God’s Word (Deut. 4:2; 12:32; Pro.30:5-6; Rev. 22:18-19).
Was Jesus really born on December 25? The month of December is the middle of the rainy season where Jesus was born, and to my knowledge, the sheep were kept in the folds at that time of the year, normally from October until April each year. So, IF this is true, Jesus could NOT have been born in December because the shepherds would NOT have been in the fields at night in December (Luke 2:7-15).
Luke 2:1-3 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.  (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)  And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. (KJV) This is yet another reason Jesus could not have been born in December. The ruler of Rome would not have set a date to be taxed in the middle of winter, for travel would have been very difficult and some could not have made it. He’d have set a date when weather permitted so everyone could be taxed. Jesus told of hardships of travel in winter (Mat.24:19-20). Consider: The Bible tells us the dates of Jesus’ Death (Lk.22:15; Jn.13:1), and Resurrection (3 days later), but NO where is anything said about His birthday! Jesus probably died on the Passover either 29 or 30 AD.
WHY do millions of non-Christians around the world celebrate Christmas? IF Christmas is a Christian holiday, WHY do these people who hate Christ and what He stands for celebrate His supposed birth? They know nothing of the Bible or Jesus, yet they celebrate Christmas. IF December 25th were the birthday of God’s only begotten Son, Jesus the Christ, do you honestly think the world would have anything to do with it? NO! Absolutely Not!