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We will be having a potluck and a special game night on December 15th. There will be a 2:30 PM service followed by a potluck followed by a special game night. Lots of fun and surprises and everyone is welcome!
Also this month much of the world will celebrate the holiday of Christmas…but not us! How can that be?
I observed Christmas for a large part of my life. Growing up and into my adulthood I remember hearing and seeing about people or groups that did not observe Christmas. To be honest I thought they were weirdos!
So it’s no wonder that many people think it’s weird that we in United Church of God, a Christian church, do NOT observe Christmas.
Why don’t we observe Christmas? The answer is incredibly simple but extremely challenging.
It’s simple because Jesus Christ CREATED holy days and told his followers INTHEBIBLE to observe the holy days he created. These days are listed in Leviticus 23.
It’s simple because Jesus Christ, when he incarnated on earth, KEPT those same days he had created thousands of years ago. So did his early followers, the first century church.
It’s simple because as Christians we are to DO what our Lord and Savior did and says to do.
But it’s challenging BECAUSE the Christian religion today has taught that other holidays, man made holidays with no basis in scripture, are the preferred days for Christians today.
It’s challenging because for many thousands of years this idea was promulgated and taught by the Christian church.
It’s challenging because these ideas have filtered into society and culture and have become NORMAL.
As the saying goes “Normal” is just a setting on the washing machine. At one point in my life I decided that I would rather live the truth and be abnormal then to be normal and reject the truth.
How about you? Is the need to fit in more important then the need to live the truth? I