I’m going to comment on the image in post#5.
" Put the “Christ” back in Christmas "
I didn’t believe he ever left.
Businesses tried the generic X-mas to get more non-Christians to feel more comfortable & observe Christmas. To spend money & they didn’t care why.
I don’t understand non-Christains celebrating Christmas .
Jesus the Christ is the reason for celebrating Christmas .
If they don’t believe in Jesus then why celebrate his birth?
The second part:
“How about putting the Christ back in Christians”.
I’ve never talked to any Christian from Assembly of God to Presbyterian.
I think that covers most of the denominations .
That Jesus the Christ isn’t the major focus of their religion
with only God the father being above Jesus.
Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, [B]Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.[/B]
Christmas is a way Christians can tell others about Jesus.
I know a lot that say they don’t discuss religion & lump politics in with it.
Hardly the same thing. Even if this sub-forum does that.
Not discussing being a Christian if a person is a Christian is not what the Bible teaches us to do.
I could list many scriptures that cover this but I chose these:
Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light.
That light is Jesus . Christians are supposed to put the light on a candlestick .
That means discuss it .