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« on: December 12, 2010, 01:52:49 pm »

I'm presently getting an earful from my family for not wanting to participate in the festivities this year. During our xmas show at my church today, I stayed silent on a couple of hymns the world would embrace during this time, and in my prayer at lunch, my mom wanted me to say to be thankful for Jesus' birth at this time of year, but instead, I chose instead to replace those words with being thankful daily for his death, shedding his blood, and his resurrection power saving the world from their sins.

Just curious - what kind of reactions do you get from your family and close ones when you choose not to want to participate in any way in these festivities? The comments I've been getting were stuff like "You're twisting scripture", "You're anti-social", "But our pastor is very sharp, if he says so, it must be true", "Our seminary Presidents are the most godly people, don't you ever say they are wrong!", etc.

I know we have to put all our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and his Word, but just curious what kind of reactions do you get? And how do you respond? Personally, I'll admit I express my frustration back, which is very wrong too.
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2010, 02:22:52 pm »

I get really odd reactions from people. I usually tell them i do not celebrate Christmas as its a pagan holiday and that im a Christian so i dont celebrate it. That usually gives me a good opening to explain the holiday and whitness for Jesus.

I always love their reactions when i explain the reason for mistletoe and those pretty white berries.  Shocked
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2010, 04:51:51 pm »

I always love their reactions when i explain the reason for mistletoe and those pretty white berries.  Shocked

Was is the 'reason for mistletoe and those pretty white berries.'?
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2010, 07:53:10 pm »

i told my family the scripture about the pagans cutting the tree from the woods and hanging it upright in the house, and they said just use a tree you didnt cut so i brought a tree in but i am feeling guilty about it and want to cry about it but i am thinking about taking it down once i can get my husband to understand that scripture.
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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2010, 08:10:02 pm »

I tell people that Jesus was probably born in September or October which connects with the Jewish Calendar and lambs being born. I tell people that December 25 is a pagan ritual day and not a Celebration of Jesus's birth. If they are not a Christian this information doesn't mean anything to them.

"I always love their reactions when i explain the reason for mistletoe and those pretty white berries."  Shocked

What's the meaning of mistletoe and white berries?

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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2010, 11:07:54 pm »

I tell people that Jesus was probably born in September or October which connects with the Jewish Calendar and lambs being born. I tell people that December 25 is a pagan ritual day and not a Celebration of Jesus's birth. If they are not a Christian this information doesn't mean anything to them.

Here lies the problem when I explain what you said-one person responded how the old Jewish calendar and the modern day calendar are much different, and how somehow the Sept in the Jewish and Dec 25 in the modern day match up. And they say how they know this because, "Whoever well-respected seminary professor or godly pastor said so".

I even go on to say that the RCC et al used astrology to make up this 12/25 nonsense, and their response is something like, "But times were different almost 2000 years ago". I'm like, "Huh? We should know that the Word of God NEVER changes, now all of a sudden there's exceptions?".(ie-astrology, as we all know, is condemned in the bible, and is rooted in witchcraft - still, somehow, they say how I misinterpret bible passages).

And they also say stuff like how I surf the internet too much, etc, etc.

In general, people need to put things more in perspective - if xmas really is a "christian" holiday, then why the heck does the entire world of unbelievers celebrate it cheerfully?
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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2010, 12:44:44 pm »

I always love their reactions when i explain the reason for mistletoe and those pretty white berries.  Shocked

Was is the 'reason for mistletoe and those pretty white berries.'?

What's the meaning of mistletoe and white berries?

The white berries are a representation of the Roman god's semen, blessing the kiss of the young lovers. Not something i want hanging over my head.
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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2010, 05:41:34 pm »

And they also say stuff like how I surf the internet too much, etc, etc.

In general, people need to put things more in perspective - if xmas really is a "christian" holiday, then why the heck does the entire world of unbelievers celebrate it cheerfully?

hey people tell me that too that "how do you know truthers aren't lying to you" and "well theres weirdos online" wow

also i know what you mean i tried to tell my stepdaad that what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God, and i look at how theres santas EVERYWHERE on tv this time of year. santa is so stupid!
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« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2010, 06:15:23 pm »

And they also say stuff like how I surf the internet too much, etc, etc.

In general, people need to put things more in perspective - if xmas really is a "christian" holiday, then why the heck does the entire world of unbelievers celebrate it cheerfully?

hey people tell me that too that "how do you know truthers aren't lying to you" and "well theres weirdos online" wow

also i know what you mean i tried to tell my stepdaad that what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God, and i look at how theres santas EVERYWHERE on tv this time of year. santa is so stupid!

Well, there's many more WACKOS in the MSM and the rest of television, FWIW. FOX and CNN, as we all know, CONTROL the news reportings and play the nonsense left/right paradigm, and to boot, even "conservative" FOX News has many times praised the Pope and the Vatican. And then there's all the money-grabbing wolves on TBN, Skyhype, etc.

Frankly, I'll take my chances with the "wackos" on the internet. Wink
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« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2010, 07:09:01 am »

The decked out trees freak me out. They are in every house I go into. They ignore scripture even though they claim Christianity. Like the Lord said, "for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good." "But they are altogether brutish and foolish."

As for a reaction... I'm insane Smiley Thank you Lord Jesus!@!
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