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Christmas is about one thing and one thing only .... It is about Christ.

Updated on June 15, 2017

Christmas is about Christ.

It is important to understand exactly what Christmas is all about. It is not about presents. It is not about food. It is not about parties or get togethers. It is not about Santa Clause. It is not about decorations. It is not about trees. Ultimately it is not about you or I. It is about one thing and one thing only. It is about Jesus Christ. It commemorates His birth and the reason He was sent in the first place and in that regard it should indeed be celebrated.

It signifies the incredible agape love of God. This baby would grow up to save the world and save the world is exactly what He did. We no longer have to be separated from God from our sin. This day a savior has been born to take on our sin and save us and that is what He has done.

So is it important? Well nothing could be more important than our salvation and sanctification as Christ becomes the most vital and important gift of all the many gifts God gives to us. Perhaps even for that matter they should call it Christ-mas.

So have a very, Merry Christmas but try to remember what it really is about. God is giving you the ultimate present and peace through Jesus Christ.

Remember the Christmas Carol "If every day could be just like Christmas what a wonderful world this would be". Indeed it would be a wonderful world if we could love each other the way that God loves us. Not for just one day but indeed for everyday and for that matter for all time.

Here are some verses highlighting Christmas from the Bible:

Merry Christmas!

Luke 1:30 Then the angel said to her, " Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.

And behold, you shall conceive in your womb and bring forth a son, and shall call His name, Jesus."

Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign, Behold the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.

Luke 2:11 For their is born to you this day in the City of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder.

Matthew 1:21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.

Micah 5:2 But you, Bethlehem Ephtharah, though you are little among the thousands of Judah, Yet out of you shall come forth to Me The one to be the ruler in Israel, Whose going forths are from old, from everlasting.

God bless always.



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    • Damian10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Damian 

      2 years ago from Naples

      Hi Catherine,

      I guess that is kind of the point. While it should be holy it clearly is not. Loved your Hub on Florida by the way. Very entertaining and enjoyable.

    • CatherineGiordano profile image

      Catherine Giordano 

      2 years ago from Orlando Florida

      If Christmas is all about Christ, why say Merry Christmas. Wish people a Holy Christmas.

    • Rich kelley profile image

      Rich Kelley 

      2 years ago from The Ekklesia

      "It humbles me greatly."

      Amen, may it be so for all that believe.

    • Damian10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Damian 

      2 years ago from Naples

      Rich you are quite right in your affirmations. We do not need any of the commercial parts of this as society tries to dictate. I guess part of the problem that I see is that not enough people worship Him and for that matter even believe in Him. There are already too few opportunities to share the gospel.

      I can only speak for myself when I say that I have much work to do. I am a servant and a helper and God has reminded me of that many, many times. It humbles me greatly. Yet, I am blessed beyond belief to be able to be that helper. Jesus loves me and while I clearly do not deserve it I love Him as well. He loves you and did what He did for all.

      God bless you.

    • Rich kelley profile image

      Rich Kelley 

      2 years ago from The Ekklesia

      Damian10

      Thank you for your response. You asked if I celebrate and the answer would be no. I do not celebrate the birth of Christ on December 25, knowing full well that He was not born then. When I say I don't celebrate His birth I mean not as all that follow the pagan customs that Rome started. In my studies throughout anyday, when the scripture or the Holy Spirit brings to mind His birth, I reflect on the message and blessing that have come to those on whom He is pleased. I pray for fellow obedient believers that Christ would be pleased with our thoughts and actions as we live our live in the hopes of His return.

      You already have stated you cannot take all the wrong motives and things that go on and claim they have anything to do with Christ or His birth. To add to your list of things that are wrong one might consider 1) it is not His birthday, 2) We were never told to celibrate His birthday.

      You know the holiday is not about Christ yet you want to cram Christ into and among all the "things" that go on. That would seem to make it correct however it wouldn't. Doing something wrong but thinking about something good(Christ) while you celibrate is spiritual adultery.

      Luk 2:14 "Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased."

      May you be pleasing to the savior that God has sent to us.

      Rich

    • Damian10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Damian 

      2 years ago from Naples

      Maybe you can write a Hub on the many shortfalls of Christmas.

      Blessings anyway.

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      KingdomCome 

      2 years ago from those of the Ecclesia

      We understand perfectly. It's you who don't understand.

      Have a good day.

    • Damian10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Damian 

      2 years ago from Naples

      Rich and Kingdom:

      I am not sure you are understanding the message. All that I am saying is that Christmas needs to be and is about Christ. When it begins to be about anything but Christ the world misses the point of the Bible and of the holiday we know as Christmas. The birth of Christ is written about in both the Old and New Testaments. It is quite an important event in time and I do not believe there is anything wrong with celebrating the birth of Christ as long as one realizes that is what it is about. So neither of you celebrate Christmas? Well I do indeed think that the birth of Christ is rather important.

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      KingdomCome 

      2 years ago from those of the Ecclesia

      Damian10- I'm not questioning the forecasting of Jesus Christ birth as writen in scripture. I'm questioning christmas. You are saying that the verses you quote supports or implies christmas. And it doesn't. As Rich stated in his comment the scripture you quote are true verses, but they have NOTHING to do with christmas. Man invented the concept christmas and then tries to make something holy out of it.

    • Rich kelley profile image

      Rich Kelley 

      2 years ago from The Ekklesia

      Everything you quote in the scriptures are true no one that can read would disagree. Christ the Son of God was forecasted from the beginning of the world. The problem some people have is taking the scripture and fitting it into all that is of the world. This joining together of man's traditions and Christ began in the 4th century with Constintine. For the most part things have went down hill after that. Now believers have to argue with one another because some buy into all the things you mentioned that Christ is not about. In Constintines time it truly was happy holidays, all mostly pagan practices. Today nothing has really changed except the believer in Jesus today doesn't like sharing the bill or stage with all the other "Stuff" that goes on. I don't disagree with any of your hub, I just think it would be a lot easier to have this discussion in say August on some date not known to be pagan in orgin and surrounded by all the other things that happen.

      Christmas is the combination of the two words Christ and mass. Christ is understood but the mass slips by unnoticed. The mass is the ritual preformed by the Roman Catholic priest many times a day and especially the 24th of December. The mass is where the body and blood of Christ are re-sacrificed to God. The once-for-all scripture is ignored as priests perform the masses daily. Wishing merry Christ-mass is not a very good greeting if you are a disciple of Christ. There is nothing merry about re-sacrificing the body and blood of Christ. Yet this is not what 99% of the people mean when they say merry Christmas. So many things have been redefined to make all that buy into the holidays feel better.

      I would hope that what you have shared will be a daily rememberance instead what it actually is in the world.

    • Damian10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Damian 

      2 years ago from Naples

      Right but the forecasting of a savior is not. Moreover, it is not by chance regardless of what any of us think.

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      KingdomCome 

      2 years ago from those of the Ecclesia

      I ,too, am graetful for the birth of Jesus. But christmas is NOT biblical. Christmas is Pagan and if you researched it you would know.

    • Damian10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Damian 

      2 years ago from Naples

      Kingdom perhaps you have taken this message the wrong way. If so I certainly apologize. You are correct that His real birthday was not December 25. I respectfully disagree about the verses. though. They seem to reflect the birth of a coming savior. Regardless of the date a savior was needed and we have one in Jesus.

      Blessings.

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      KingdomCome 

      2 years ago from those of the Ecclesia

      The verses you quoted has nothing to do with christmas. Your just helping to spread a lie. I been reading the bible almost 2 to 3 hours a day EVERY DAY for the past 14 years. And not once have I come across the word christmas and I NEVER seen any verses where it say Jesus was born on 25th of December. Hummm, how about that. Maybe we should ask the Pope and see if he found it in his bible?

      This is just pagan garbage.

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