In 2007 I wrote an article for the Answers in Genesis website now titled “The Battle to Keep Christ in Christmas.”
On reading that six-year-old article recently, I realized how pertinent it is for today. We have updated the piece and are featuring it today on the AiG website. I thought it would be a good article for all my blog readers to again be reminded of the spiritual battle we are in. The article begins as follows:
Why in America is Christ being taken out of Christmas? If you told the average American 50 years ago that “in the 21st century, America will take Christ out of Christmas and make it nothing but a pagan holiday,” I’m sure most would have responded with something like, “No—not here—that would never happen.” But it is happening.I encourage you to read the rest of the article.
At this Christmas time, I think it’s important to ponder where America is as a culture and try to understand why this is happening. Then Christians will be better equipped in influencing the culture to keep Christ in Christmas. There are more Christian resources available in the U.S. today than at any time in its history—yet for all of that, America is becoming less and less Christian every day. The battle over keeping Christ in Christmas is a sad example of this.
Taking Christ Out of ChristmasAbortion, gay marriage, the Ten Commandments being ripped out of public places, taking Christ out of Christmas—all of these issues are in reality symptoms of a much greater battle.
Think about it. Who is Christ? He is our Creator (Colossians 1:16). He is our Redeemer (Galatians 3:13). He is the Word! “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made” (John 1:1–3).
The real reason many in this culture don’t want to keep Christ in Christmas is because they don’t want to believe and obey the Word. This problem began in Genesis 3 when Adam and Eve rejected God’s Word and wanted to decide truth for themselves. Ever since the Garden, this has been man’s problem. Man wants to reject the Word.
That is why Answers in Genesis must continue to stand up for the authority of God’s Word. In this era of history, called a “scientific age,” man has used supposed scientific evidence to discredit God’s Word in people’s eyes. As a result, generations have been led to believe that God’s Word can’t be trusted in Genesis. And subsequent generations have applied this more consistently and now believe God’s Word cannot be trusted from Genesis to Revelation.
Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying, Ken