by Al Benson Jr.
It is an obvious fact now that, for several years, there has been a subtle (and often not-so subtle) effort underway to de-Christianize Christmas. The politically correct among us would never dare utter those forbidden words “Merry Christmas.” Utterly unthinkable! We must all be programmed to say “Happy Holidays” or “Season’s Greetings” but never Merry Christmas. To openly acknowledge Jesus Christ and the Christmas season has become something beyond the pale–maybe not so much with Trump in office, but most certainly when Obama was in office. Obama claimed he was a Christian but he acted like a Muslim, and as they say, “the proof of the pudding is in the eating.” And so the liberal/Marxist mindset is at war with Christ and Christmas. The memory of Christ and Christmas must be stamped out nationwide just as surely as Confederate symbols must be stamped out in the South (and most other places too).
For years outfits like the ADL (Anti-Defamation League) and others have railed against Christmas as a Christ-centered season. They’ve managed to get most of the big retail places on their side. No one sells Christmas trees anymore. Now they sell “holiday trees” and government schools no longer have Christmas vacations, now they have “winterbreak” or some other such neutered holiday. And what do most Christians do? Some are distressed about it, as they should be, and they feel they are under cultural attack, which they are.
But let’s look at the whole scenario in a little different light. Actually, if we approach it correctly, Christmas is war against the World System, and the Great Swamp in this country. And the attacks against the truth of Jesus Christ and the idea of Christmas are not really new. They have gone on since King Herod had all the children in Bethlehem under two years old slain in hopes of killing Christ. The lunatics that inspired and ran the French Revolution thought to rid themselves of Jesus Christ by obliterating His memory from their country and starting all over again with the year one. All these ludicrous attempts failed miserably, and those attempts going forward today via the Deep State and others, will fail also.
One thing can be said, though, for these anti-Christ revolutionaries–they recognize the true meaning of Christmas where many culture-blind Westerners do not anymore. The revolutionaries know what Christmas means for them–ultimate defeat! They were not able to rid the world of Christ in His own time, and they will not be able to now. As long as Christians continue to celebrate the birth of Christ in a Christian manner, they are, in actuality, committing an act of war against the world, the flesh, and the devil–and no matter what he does, the devil is powerless to stop them. Christian worship is an act of war! It says to the devil “you did your best to eradicate Christ and failed, and we weekly celebrate His victory over you, and even though final victory is not yet attained on this earth, someday it will be and even those who hate Christ will be forced to bow the knee to Him.”
This is what Christmas commemorates–Christ’s first coming into this world that His ultimate victory might be made known and celebrated–and that grates on His enemies no end.
The official Christmas season does not end until January 6th, which is Epiphany–the revealing of Christ to the gentiles. So, until then, let us not hesitate to celebrate His birth, His ultimate victory over the World System, whether we live to see it or not. And let us make sure we wish various and sundry people a resounding Merry Christmas!