I suppose each and every one of us looks at Christmas in these almost godless days and wonder, what happened! What happened to those Christmases of the past when the emphasis was on the Lord Jesus Christ, when goodwill toward men meant something more than an exchange of gifts and where going to church was not just a social and feel-good event? Oh, those of us who read this magazine may know that Jesus was not born in December, but it didn’t matter in days past, because with so many Christians offering Him a special place in their hearts, the immensity of the worship seemed to elevate the feeling of closeness and brought us into a relationship too special to describe. And while Christmas today does not offer the same immensity of worship, there is still the potential of a greater closeness at this time of year and whatever one thinks of the holiday, that precious extra closeness is worth it.
Still, we can look at this Christmas of 2014 in sad astonishment as we see the Lord Jesus Christ pushed far into the background. Today, we have holiday trees, a festival of lights, a god of all religions, generic carols, and on and on and on. Babylon has done its best to outlaw Jesus and is aided by a growing number of theologians who are pushing Him aside in favour of a one-world religion, accompanied by the humanistic battle cry that all religions lead to God. Sadly, even leaders of our own groups are jumping on the “Christ is Not Divine” bandwagon. The Satanic plan, of course, is to first de-deify Him, then discredit His presence and finally to do away with Him as any significant entity. The ungodly conspirators want a world without Christ and that world is moving very quickly forward.