Christians and Christmas

By Weylan Deaver

I’ve never roasted chestnuts on an open fire, but have enjoyed tree decorating, gift wrapping, sneaky shopping, holiday tunes in the background, families converging, lights twinkling, carolers caroling, and stocking stuffing. But, with all that activity also come the nativity scenes, religious hymns with added musical instrumentation, and pressure from the denominations to “Keep Christ in Christmas” since “Jesus is the reason for the season.”

So, what’s a Christian to do with Christmas? Some members of the church advocate total abstention from the holiday, whereas others think we should dive right in and observe Christmas religiously as Jesus’ birthday. We think the right answer is between the extremes, where it is often found. As with any other subject, biblical principles should inform our thinking on Christmas…

[Published at RingOutTheMessage.com – see the rest of the article here.]