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Keeping Christ in Christmas

Merry Christmas to all the followers of ABC’s Ministries. Happy New Year too!

ABC's Ministries

By Milton J. and Pamela K. Orgeron, M.A., Ed.S., BCCC, ACLC, Author

Christmas…the day set aside to celebrate the birth of the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ for many individuals is a favorite time of the year. However, a lot of chatter can be found on the Internet and other places criticizing those who celebrate the birth of Christ because of how commercialized the holiday has become and of how other groups have applied different meanings to the same symbols (e.g.: See the article entitled, Should a Christian Celebrate Christmas). What many of these critics probably do not realize is that many of the traditions associated with Christmas have Christian symbolism. According to Barnett (2006), among them are:

  • Evergreen Trees were the symbol of eternal life. Martin Luther introduced them to the Reformation Church as a picture of our endless life in Christ, by bringing in a tree to…

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