I want to talk a moment about the fight to eliminate Christ from Christmas. For some reason, atheists see it offensive when they see a picture of a person they don’t believe in. They find it offensive in that OTHER people believe in a God that they don’t believe in. That, in itself, is strange to me - why fight to eliminate something that you don’t believe exist’s anyway. On top of this fight, there’s been a growing battle with the atheist, and some liberals, to eliminate Christ from Christmas.

Atheist’s try to push themselves as smarter than people who believe in a God, but the fact that they are trying to eliminate Christ from Christmas actually shows how ignorant they actually are. Any atheist, looking at this, are feeling their heart rate and blood pressure increase right now. And, the Christian is starting to cheer, but let me explain why I say that.

The atheists are trying to remove Christ from Christmas, but, aside from some figurines, Christ has been largely removed from Christmas, even in the homes of professing Christians. In fact, besides some Christmas play’s, a word here and there, and a picture or figurine, I can’t find Christ anywhere within Christmas. Now, both atheist and Christian are a little confused.

I wanted to give a teaching of how Christmas was passed to the American church by roman catholicism, and show how the day is actually the day celebrating the pagan god baal, also known as the sun god. Yet, this would only point fingers at the knowledge I have of this day and would not really do justice. I want God to be glorified in this because it’s not about me, it’s about the Bible and how the people follow, who claim to follow. You see, giving all the facts of where the day really comes from would also not do justice because I get the same response every time, “I don’t see it that way, I’m a follower of Jesus”. Really? You're a follower of Jesus? You mean the same Jesus that told the rich man to sell all he had and give it to the poor then he could follow Him - THAT Jesus?
Luke 18:22 Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me."

So you're telling me, you follow the Jesus who said NOT to store up on Earth?
Matthew 6:19 19 "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal;

You mean the Jesus that said, you must be willing to get rid of everything to follow me - you follow THAT Jesus?
Luke 14:33 33 So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.

So, you follow the same Jesus Paul followed, who said to be satisfied with what you have, and buy only what you need and give the rest away to people who can’t get what they need - You're telling me you FOLLOW THAT Jesus?
2 Corinthians 8:14-15 14 but by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may supply their lack, that their abundance also may supply your lack--that there may be equality. 15 As it is written, "He who gathered much had nothing left over, and he who gathered little had no lack."

In the light of those questions, are you really telling me that Jesus is in the christmas holiday?

At the release of this teaching, we are headed into a day known as “black friday”. Every year, I get people asking me if I’ll be going shopping on “black friday” and I always say the same thing, “I don’t have insurance”. “Black friday”, the day after we give thanks for what we have, is the most covetous day of the year; and people get violent for the things of this world.

When the Philippines got hit, I'm sitting in a hotel room, browsing on my iPad, getting ready to go down to the heated pool. It hit me, this is not what God intended for His Body. I know that not everyone can just pull up from a job and go the Philippines and help out, but here we are, headed into the, so called, holiday season. And, the "body of Christ" will be "celebrating" His "birthday" by going out and buying more things to make their lives more fluffy and comfortable; while Christ is out there starving, cold, and sick.
Matthew 25:45-46 'Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.' And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."

So, they drop a twenty or so in the bucket at the store, with the guy ringing the little bell, or maybe make a small donation or two; they might even have a birthday cake that says, “Happy Birthday Jesus”, this way they can feel a little better about themselves. And, they say they are celebrating the holiday because of Jesus.

Show me in Scripture where we are even supposed to celebrate His birthday. Show me where He said, “Celebrate my coming for the world by buying yourself more things you don’t need”. No, if Christ was in this day, He would say, “Take, in your abundance, and give to those in need; because in doing this, you do it to me”. You see, when anyone else has a birthday, we buy presents for the birthday person. If we were really celebrating this day as Jesus Birthday, wouldn’t we be buying gifts for Him and NOT for us?

Christmas day is one of the most hypocritical days of the year and the atheist are fighting against it. This is why the atheists are really dumb in this. They actually believe the same thing that the professing christians try to shovel to the world - it’s about Jesus.

I have a challenge every year. If it’s really about Jesus in your house, don’t buy gifts for those who don’t need. Gather the family together and buy gifts for those in need. Then, take the family and go deliver those needed gifts in person; for those in need are Christ.

If you say, “I can’t do that, I have to get my family something”, then it’s NOT about Christ, it’s about the gifts. If you say, “The children would not understand”, then your not teaching them about the giving of Christ, you're teaching them the day is about getting gifts - your teaching them of the covetous of man.

In light of these facts, in light of what the Bible says, how is it we can continue in a day that is the exact opposite of what the Bible says? How can we say we follow the Bible, follow Jesus, if our actions are moving in the opposite direction?

The church really needs to repent of its ways.

Money per year needed to solve world hunger:
spent on Christmas in America each year

The church really needs to repent!