If we Christians were not so defensive about Santa Claus, lighted trees, gifts aplenty and wise men at the manger, we might come to believe that the antiChristmasites are doing a great service to the Truth of Christ, for much of the traditional American Christmas story is not truth, butmyth. Santa is not a savior. Gifts, rather than reveal, effectively mask The Gift. The Christmas tree is not the tree of life nor will its leaves (or needles) ever heal the nations. The Bible doesn’t number the wise men as three; neither did they go to the manger but to a house (See Matt. 2:1; 2:11).
Ok, enough already! You’re upsetting me!
Oh, come on, may I venture just a little more? What of Bible Education classes and the Christmas story presented at our public institutions of learning? Perhaps we Christians should prefer our children know Bible truth aside from myth. And, perhaps we should prefer they be taught Bible truth by qualified Christian Bible teachers in a Church setting rather than by secular educators in a setting dedicated to secular learning. Alright, already, it’s just a thought!
Come on, stow the anger, at least for another moment. It’s Christmas time. Consider the following Christmas story. No myth, just truth:
2 Cor 5:18-21
18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation,
19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God.
21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. (NKJ)