Contending for Christmas

Jude 1: 3 reminds us of our common cause – “contend for the faith”.

“… it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.”

This past week news outlets have reported that Christmas has been restricted or removed from neighborhood schools, city plazas, and civic events. Even the name “Christmas” removed from parades and city events. Christmas is not “winterfest” or “twinkle season”. It is Christmas! It is to remember and celebrate the birth of our Lord!

Under the guise of tolerance and progressive liberalism, we have witnessed a new assault on our religious freedoms. Our children will be restricted in the celebration of Christmas and our grandchildren will be robbed of their heritage. Christmas is the birth of Jesus!

When you celebrate Christmas, you are also contending for our faith. When you go out to eat, shop, or buy groceries, say “MERRY CHRISTMAS!” You wishing a MERRY CHRISTMAS is contending for the faith!

The ultimate struggle is about Jesus – a historical real Jesus that was born in Bethlehem, a Saviour, Christ the Lord! He was born to give His life that we all might have life eternal!

WOW! What a gift! The gift of forgiveness, the gift of starting over in the love of Jesus! Christmas is the season! Jesus is the reason!

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