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To Christmas Or Not to Christmas…. That Is The Question

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For those who struggle with this issue…. Something to think about…


“Paganism could have a secondary or distant relationship to Christmas without having the sort of prominent influence that critics of the holiday often suggest. It’s not as though heavy pagan influence, on the one hand, and no influence at all, on the other hand, are the only options. There’s a large spectrum of possibilities between the two. The less significant the relationship between paganism and Christmas, the less significant the objection to Christmas based on such a relationship. Meat sacrificed to idols had a relationship to paganism, but Paul considered it acceptable to eat such meat (1 Corinthians 8, 10). The relationship was distant enough to not be significant. If somebody is going to avoid Christmas because of distant pagan associations, then does he also avoid food, kitchen utensils, furniture, clothing, calendars, etc. that have been associated with paganism in some way? If competing with paganism was part of the motivation for the initiating or popularizing of Christmas, or some Christmas traditions were derived in part or in whole from paganism, for example, how would it follow that the modern holiday in its entirety should be rejected? How would it even follow that we should reject any aspect of the holiday?”


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  1. SLIMJIM says:

    Good point by Jason!

    • Rob Barkman says:

      Absolutely… really enjoyed his posting. Thanks for sharing it on your site at As a matter of fact your site has been a real blessing to me throughout this year (and prior as well) Thanks for the extremely hard work you put into it. May the Lord continue to bless you and your church for your faithfulness.

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