Call it by it's rightful name

            The Book of Isaiah in the Holy Bible foretells the birth of the Messiah. Matthew and Luke provide the account of the First Christmas. And in John, even Jesus speaks of the reasons for His being here. Then in the Book of Jeremiah, it speaks of the Christmas Tree, how amazing! So please don't wish others "Happy Holidays" because it's Christmas, the celebration of the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ! It's His blood which was shed for us and the reason for His coming! And now they want to rename Good Friday by calling it "Spring Holiday", God help us. This isn't political correctness, it's anarchy.

Isaiah 9:6-7 (NKJV)
            For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
            Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

Matthew 1:18-25 (NKJV)
            Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit.
            Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly.
            But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
            "And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins."
            So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying:
            "Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel," which is translated, "God with us."
            Then Joseph being aroused from sleep, did at the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him his wife,
            and did not know her till she had brought forth her firstborn Son. And he called His name JESUS.

Luke 2:1-20 (NKJV)
            And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world shall be registered.
            This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria.
            So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city.
            Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethleham, because he was of the house and Lineage of David,
            to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child.
            So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered.
            And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there ws no room for them in the inn.
            Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night.
            And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid.
            Then the angel said to them, "do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.
            "For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
            "And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger."
            And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
            "Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!"
            So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, "Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us."
            And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger.
            Now when they had seen Him, they made widely known the saying which was told them concerning this Child.
            And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
            But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart.
            Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them.

John 3:16-17 (NKJV)
            "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.
            "For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

**Note of Interest - even the Bible speaks of the Christmas Tree!

Jeremiah 10: 3-4 (NKJV)
            For the customs of the peoples are futile; For one cuts a tree from the forest, The work of the hands of the workman, with the ax.
            They decorate it with silver and gold; They fasten it with nails and hammers So that it will not topple.

Here's a thought, how about starting a new family tradition this Christmas! Print this page and read it to your children on Christmas Eve so they will know and be reminded of the true meaning of Christmas!

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