It's sad how angrily some Christians protest the idea of celebrating Christmas. They grouch about the pagan roots associated with the holiday and insist that Christ never meant for us to commemorate his birth.
To me, Christmas is a time of joy. The resounding message in our Christmas celebrations ought to echo with notes of joy--joy to the world, joy to you and me! My basis for this is Luke 2:10-11, when the angel announced, "I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord."
The good news of Christmas is the gospel. It's about the greatest gift of all timeGod gave us Jesus Christ, his Son, who brings great joy to everyone who receives him. The purpose of Christmas is to share this gift. And what a perfect opportunity! It's a holiday that focuses on the Savior of the world. That is why I celebrate Christmas.
If you don't know Jesus Christ as your Savior and you'd like to experience great joy, may I invite you to receive his gift of salvation right now, and join me in celebrating Christmas? It's very simple. Here's how:
- Admit you are a sinner. (Romans 3:23; 10:9-10)
- Believe Jesus Christ died on the cross to save you from sin and death and give you eternal life. (Romans 5:8; John 3:16)
- Recognize your sin before God and let him help you turn from your old life to a new life in Christ. (Acts 3:19; 2 Corinthians 5:17)
- Receive, by faith in Jesus Christ, his free gift of salvation. (Ephesians 2:8)
If you've just received Jesus, Merry Christmas! Why not celebrate by telling someone? You can leave a comment below or post a note in the forum.
Learn More About the Gift of Salvation:
- Why Become a Christian?
- How to Become a Christian
- Pray A Salvation Prayer
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