Here I go again. The season is Christmas and I’m going to talk to you about evil. From the standpoint of subjects, this may not be the most appropriate venue but, I assure you it is most relevant. Consider the following points. We celebrate the Christmas Story as the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Christmas is a re enactment of the gifts that the Three Wise Men brought Jesus as a show of their understanding that he was King. Christmas has as the base word Christ. We celebrate the birth of Christ on a specific day in his honor. As a culture, we practice or at least remind each other of the peace and joy that surround this day. Our Government has within the framework of its guidance, fundamental Christian concepts of humanity, justice and compassion for the peoples of our nation, “under God and to the Republic for which it stands.”
Therefore, to limit the philosophies of Christ or the teachings and precepts of Christ would be to deny the New Testament and the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. The Old Testament taught us that God has placed upon this earth some special people of a certain DNA called Hebrew and that they are his priests for a later kingdom. For us, we are the other fish to be caught by Christ’s net and the words spoken by him in the New Testament are for us to live by. In other words, should we not amalgamate Christ’s philosophies with our governmental and daily administration, we become secular in nature or not ecclesiastical and would therefore develop into a form of non-Christlike morality or paganism.
Currently we see the head of this dragon beginning to rise within our nation. We are becoming subjugated through the referendums and diversity of religion that applies itself as a majority thru the influx from secular nations as they vote the foundations of their nations cultures into law. We call for peace and justice as a Christian voice but only once a year. Enter Christmas.
Only at Christmas do we even acknowledge this man and even that is due to economics. Additionally I might point out, that the dragon is alive and very well thank you. We pay for our gifts with a denomination of currency that will soon have “in God We trust” removed from the surface and relegated into the dustbin of political correctness. It is now starting to become offensive to educate, mention or display anything that implies God or his Son is anywhere near by. This begs the question of just who is offended by the implication of Christ’s teachings at Christmas or any other time of year. Christ is nowhere at Halloween and that is becoming a greater attraction as a statement for the television and movie industry. They can show the most vile, horrific scenes of evil and human destruction all year. Christmas is only a few weeks. Christ was real, Halloween is based upon the vigil of All Saints Day which started out being a commemorative day for all the saints and martyrs.
For all that we remember of Christmas we seem to forget that the reason we remember Christ at all is the fact that he was crucified and rose to fulfill that prophecy. Evil was there in the unconsciousness of Judas guiding his betrayal (Luke 22:48), the priests that accused him (Luke 23:10), the Apostles manifested as denial and the treatment of Jesus. Evil was there and is still there. Evil is here and still with us today. We carry the attraction for evil in the actions that some in our civilized world find interest in and it shows in certain aspects of our society. We taint Christmas with crime and heinous acts of brutality. We call this a Christmas distraction. Evil will at all cost’s attempt to disrupt this holiday with barbarism and greed always hiding itself within very charitable works done for political or image reasons. That is for the control of Christmas not for the humanity of the Man. Las Vegas to name just one place, celebrate Christmas in a very large way as so many individuals give up their deeds to homes and cars. Yet, that is the free will of man and our susceptibility to the enticement of that culture.
Do we unwittingly contribute to that paganism at this time of year? Yes. We do. We do it through the Christmas Spirit of giving.
Christmas is giving to those that are for whatever reason denied that benefit directly in their lives. We contribute to their welfare in many ways and the giving need not be economic or material in nature. The Christmas Spirit is therefore enhanced by several factors. When we give to the least of Christ’s, we give also to him (Matthew 25:40). This is a door that evil will always hang around. He will use this plight to his advantage and entice our internal Spirit of God to move beyond the rational decision. Charities spring into being around this time of year and gather many dollars that will never reach the appropriate destination. Should we give more at Christmas? No. We should give all year long but to established and known charities of deserving need thus bypassing the demon in white hair with the emotional story of what we already know to be around us and in the world.
This is the Christmas Evil that entices us with what we know to not be of God’s work. Suffering, hunger, sickness, violence, discouragement and misery are not God’s doing. They are man’s doing under an enticement of destructive influences that evil endeavors to bring about with the destruction of mankind. We are therefore targets if we posses the Christmas’s Spirit. For the true Spirit will always move us to eliminate suffering, feed those that have not enough, cure the sick, mend those of ill health, combat brutal deaths of the innocent and encourage those with hope thru fact. To be aware therefore with the Christmas Spirit is to be on guard for the charlatan in the perfect red suit. The true Christmas suit is pure white, stained with the Son of God’s blood.
Webster’s Dictionary, Trident Press International, 1998
The Holy Bible
, The National Publishing Company, 1978