Holy or Profane?
Ezekiel 44:23
And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.



"We have no superstitious regard for times and seasons.
Certainly we do not believe in the present ecclesiastical
arrangement called Christmas: first, because we do not believe
in the mass at all, but abhor it, whether it be said or sung in Latin
or in English; and, secondly, because we find no Scriptural
warrant whatever for observing any day as the birthday of
the Savior; and, consequently, its observance is a superstition,
because not of divine authority."
Charles Spurgeon
Sermon on Dec. 24, 1871



 The Why of the Thing

Why We Don't Celebrate Christmas

Encouragement for Our
Fellow Non-celebrators

A Victorious Night Before Christmas

What Do We Tell Them?

What to Do in December when
You Don't Celebrate Christmas

To Those Who Do Celebrate

Historical Origins of the Christmas Tree

Running In Vain? - A Holiday Challenge
This is probably not what you think. Please, at least take a look. 
You might be surprised. :-)

Those Poor Souls Who don't Celebrate...

Why Jesus Christ Is Better Than Santa Claus

Other Related Items

A Day to Remember

A Study of Jesus Christ's Birth

Links - Christian and Against

Disclaimer on some content and Bible translations other than the KJV.

Christmas Carols: Sound Doctrine, or Catholic Tradition? - Originally from Biblical Discernment Ministries - An examination of some of the well known carols of the season.

The Christmas Star Research Project - by Dr. Craig Chester - When was Jesus Christ born? This astronomical research shows that it was not on December 25th.

The Christmas Story as Given In the Bible - by Stephen Van Nattan  - It isn't what you might think!

How Christmas Got the Pre-eminence in the USA - by Carolyn McCulley  - This holiday, not accepted by many Christian groups of the North, was a Southern holiday until after the Civil War when it was used to encourage national unity by drawing the North and South together in merry making (a paltry tidbit offered to the South after they endured such destruction, in my opinion).

Money Is the Reason for the Season - by Darryl R. Coats

The Origins of Christmas Pt. 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 - by Caryl Matrisciana - This is a four part video on Youtube dealing with the pagan, occult and ungodly origins and history of the holiday.  While I feel that the conclusion is somewhat weak in declaring the need to separate the profane from the holy, I find there is a considerable amount of information here and feel that those who watch all four parts of this are truly faced with an important decision - Will you continue to incorporate overtly pagan ritual and tradition in your observance of the birth of Christ, or will you "come out from among them, and be ye separate" (2 Cor. 6:17)?  It is impossible to ignore the historical details presented in this video.  A choice must be made.  [NOTE: I do not recommend watching this documentary with children present.]

Links - Secular, Pagan and Pro

Myths of the Season - A Pagan Christmas - by Richard Gilbert  - This is a discussion by a Unitarian trying to blend the pagan and the allegedly Christian aspects of Christmas.  It is very revealing.

Christmas unWrapped - The History of Christmas Pt. 1,  Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 - A program from the History Channel on Youtube.  Five parts in all.  -  While this is a "positive" presentation of the traditions of Christmas, it also is very revealing and quite compelling in showing the pagan, carnal, and ungodly roots of the holiday.  They present much of the same information that is discussed elsewhere on our page and in our links, but give it all a "good" or "neutral" context and conclusion.  Nevertheless, there is much here to consider. [NOTE: When they refer to "the church" in this documentary they do not distinguish between the Roman Catholic Church and the true church of the living God.  Please exercise discernment in this.  There are many references to "the church" that are referring to Rome, not the true believers.]


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