We all should know that Jesus was not born on December 25th or during the winter season. Heck, in this secular culture some even argue that HE did not even exist. So why should it be surprising that so many 'PC' devotees' are so dedicated to purging the Savior from the public square? The American empire has become a pagan Saturnlian culture. Saturnlia was the greatest festival of the Roman year, and was marked with great feasting, gift-giving, dancing, playing, and relaxing. Homes were decorated, work was suspended, and there was general merry-making done by all. Only an odd fellow would seek to defend the practice of a pagan celebration. But that is exactly what the elves of evil secularism want you to do. Their objection is directed towards a simple objective. Remove Christ from society. Those gnomes of multifariousness fanaticism have no room for the array of Christian believers. Their version of tolerance requires that the intention and purpose for the Good Shepherd tradition must serve up lamb upon the altar of diversity. A tree as a symbol is not their problem. No, it is the idea that a land settled as a Christian country must forgo that heritage for the sake of the multicultural high priests of acceptable and appropriate attitudes. The vast believing majority must subjugate their essential values and mainstream religion to the ecumenical will of heretics. That's exactly what is being argued when a society marches down the road of purging the spiritual revealed truth for the practice of a false worldly worship. No particular church has the only message, but there is only one gospel that offers the promise of salvation. So sorry to offend the thin-skinned non-Christians! Since when do outsiders get to make the rules for a celebration that has the central focus on the Redeemer? The Christmas observance should discard all those plastic trees and use the real symbol of the Christ. Therefore, strip those decorations off of trees and replace it with the simple Cross . . . Salvation through the Son of God is the message. Why not chuck the commercialism of those phony "Happy Holidays" and ignite a candle of light by erecting the cross of deliverance? The Falwell's are not the gatekeepers of the faith. But surely the 'so called' Rev. turned lawyer Barry W. Lynns' of the world are but secular choir-boys in the Black Mass of a Satanic social order. The marketplace of commerce needs to cater to customers in order to prosper. Public holidays are mere government contrivance for civic distractions. Adoration of the Lord is permanent submission to the will of God. Coupling the materialism of sales with the spirit of HOPE is superfluous at best but seriously detrimental when it becomes ingrained into the culture. If you want to be polite then be charitable. However, succumbing to the motive of politeness at the price of denying the essence of your faith reminds of the cock crowing thrice. If the spirit of cheer is your bag for a holiday merry, then old Saint Nick can dole out to you the presents of joy. But if your purpose for remembrance on the long-established day called Christmas is to worship the gift of Deliverance, than raise up the Cross of Salvation. The best reward for non-believers on this day is the example of the glory in the gift of grace. Don't let all those trees block your view of the promised land . . . James Hall aka SARTRE
Sophistry is the evangel hymn from which the religiously neutral chant. The mortal sin for these all-inclusive preachers has the missal text of a devoted heretic. Falling into the trap of the Falwell canard is hardly the issue. Those who fashion a fable of distraction surely have forgotten the lesson in The Parable of the Dishonest Steward - Luke: 13-15
13 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
14 And the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things; and they scoffed at him.
15 And he said unto them, Ye are they that justify yourselves in the sight of men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.
Those who worship under the ministry of diversity and claim that such relativity produces vitality in religion, demonstrate their greater love of public neutrality. As long as faithful believers are forced to obey the commandment of multicultural ecumenism, their sham inclusive church is served.
In the marketplace of commerce, how and with whom one spends their money seems to be a basic liberty that the bible ensures. Like the artificial Christmas Tree, those modern day Pharisees - unpleasant persons - want you to adopt a false shame for behaving badly. Accepting a secular tolerance for even intolerant religions may seem both modern and progressive! However, such an ethos requires that the lowest divisor of commercial economy, equate to equal adherence, with the faithful celebrator of the reason for the Holy Day.
Their secular holiday just is not equivalent. The season is a remembrance of [Ron: Jesus the] Christ; period.
All those trees will not make the "Cross of Christ". Yet, how many of those saintly open-minded Scribes would allow the happy vitality of the season if all those trees lost their branches and needles and stood straight and upright with just one horizontal timber to support the faith in salvation through the Messiah? So we are suppose to swallow that the ACLU is charitable by demanding a neutral Caiphas public policy? Pray tell, what other blasphemy is necessary to endure in the quest for "Simple Politeness"?
The message of the Bible Gospel includes both Old and New Testaments. Fulfillment by the later does not do away with the former. Is not that the message of true tolerance? Is not that the real role of witnessing the Good News . . . for all to hear and receive the gift of grace to believe ?
[Ron: I disagree. The ethno-centric, warmongering, genocidal Old Testament is not compatable with the New Testament with its message of love for all and everything.].
Not so for the ‘Princes of Politeness'. Let no Divine King take the place of the creed of public neutrality. So goes the joyful fallacy of a happy holiday, in a universal collective community.
So goes the secular society, never allow the country's Christian founding tradition go unchallenged. So goes the great society of human invention, the civic chaos is but an illusion.
Don't be humiliated into thinking that it is unchristian to speak out loud and clear in the public square your submission to the Son of God. Just maybe a non-believer may receive the Spirit of the season.
James Hall - ‘The Right'
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