There was a time not too many years ago when I would have seen this graphic and thought to myself, “What a ridiculous poster! Why would anyone say such an obvious thing?”
Christmas has had its naysayers, but certainly no one would question its base identity, would they?
Then, it happened. A few years ago at Christmas, billboards sprung up in Times Square boldly proclaiming, “Who needs Christ during Christmas? Nobody!” (See below)
I remember being upset enough to lose sleep. I posted a few opinions on the matter, ranted to some friends, prayed.
Mostly, I did nothing but watch in silent horror as another piece of sacred truth was painted over with a thick coat of slimy fabrication right before my very eyes.
In the short time since, this vigorous assault on Christmas has escalated to unthinkable heights. Businesses no longer freely express ‘Merry Christmas’ on their corporate card—it might offend someone. Advertisements steer away from the word Christmas all together; it’s all about ‘Season’s greetings’, or ‘Happy Holidays’. This list goes on and on.
Be clear. I embrace the right of every person to exercise his or her freedom of speech, even if they shake their fists at the sky and announce, “The sky is not blue — it is actually forest green!” They can shout at the top of their lungs, “Christmas is not about anything at all really but just a time of good will and general cheer, pretty lights and lots of gifts!” They can say, “Black is not actually black. It is the new white.”
But that does not make it true.
No, freedom of speech does not equate truth.People can attempt to surgically remove Christ and along with Him, all that pesky talk bout heaven and hell and accountability to a righteous God. They can try to “rebrand” Christmas and make it more user friendly, make it theirs. They can try to take out the “offending parts” and leave the good will and all that jazz, why not? They can make it up as they go and call it the updated version. Absurdities and falsehoods can fly beyond one’s wildest imagination under the guise of “tolerance”. They have. They do.
Yep, Christmas’s sacred foundation of Christ alone has finally evolved to a place where the statement, “There is simply no Christmas without Christ” is not only relevant but a necessary reminder to a whole new generation.
They are pelted with fallacies on every side—a continuous onslaught of “rewritten realities” with the ultimate goal none other than total destruction of Christmas as a sacred religious holiday.
Make no mistake—when paid ads are crossing out Christ with a big black X, Christmas with Christ at the core is not only on the chopping block, the axe is slicing away like mad.
Thankfully, the truth stands firm just the same.
“Heaven and earth will pass away but my words will never pass away. Matthew” 24:35
“The sum of your word is truth. And every one of your righteous rules endures forever.” Psalm 119:160
“The world and its desires pass away but the word of the Lord endures forever” 1 John 2:17
“Santify them by the truth. Your word is truth.” John 17:17
“I am the way, the truth and the life.” John 14:6
From now until the day every knee bows before Him, no attempt to cross Christ out of the sacred celebration of his birth will do a single thing to diminish His glory or take away His victory over death and neverending reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords to come! Hallelujah for that!
We are told to be ready for battle and putting on the belt of truth is the first step.
I hope you will join me in protecting this truth of Christmas that stands firm yesterday today and forever: Christmas is about Christ and Christ alone. There is NO Christmas without Christ.
May God bless you and yours in this Christmas season and always!