If there is one thing that has struck me as we came to the conclusion of 2020, it is that politics have somehow been introduced into many pulpits. I …Politics Have No Place in the Pulpit
A provoking title no doubt. Even so, as someone who did celebrate Christmas in the past, here are some thoughts I’ve been pondering today…
Have you ever felt that Christmas Eve “feeling” that’s not “felt” on any other night of the year? It’s hard to describe but you can definitely “feel” it. There’s a strong sensation that there is something extremely good and special about the night. Of course that’s not true, and it’s almost as if “another spirit” is manifesting, and it certainly is not the Holy Spirit.
Christmas is celebrated by people who adhere to other religions. It’s the great worldwide unifying factor. In wartime time fighting will cease for the day, only to resume the bloodshed on the following day. Mostly everything everywhere closes down on Christmas. And last night the Pope, who claims to be the Holy Father, tells the whole world that “Christmas reminds us we are all united as brothers and sisters”.
The spirit of Christmas seems to be a great unifying factor. It’s religious, it’s worldly, and it’s loved by all. It’s subtle, or maybe not so subtle, and it’s taken over the Evangelical/Protestant churches.
Matthew 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
2 Corinthians 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
Revelation 13:3 … and all the world wondered after the beast.
The spirit of the wild beast is adored wherever worldliness prevails.