THE LUKEWARM COMPROMISE OF JUSTIFYING CHRISTMAS REVELLERS (2018)
“For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.” [Rom 14:2]. This Scripture SHOULD NOT BE USED to justify ‘Christ-MASS’ revellers! The ‘Christian’ who rebelliously observes this Pagan Romish tradition is not like the ‘weak’ brother eating herbs . . . but either a rebellious Christian who wants to do his own thing or simply a ‘lost’ nominal ‘Christian’!!!
From what our Lord has said in the opening verses of Matthew 7 it might possibly be concluded that it is not permissible for us to admonish a brother or seek the amendment of his fault, yet further reflection should show us that that inference is entirely erroneous.
“Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him” (Lev. 19:17). How different is the tenor of that from the maudlin sentimentality of this effeminate generation. Nowadays, one who seeks to be faithful to the standard of holiness and to his brethren is, in the vast majority of instances, regarded as “lacking in love.”
People who speak thus have no idea of what spiritual love is. Spiritual love is no sickly sentiment but a holy principle. God is love, yet that prevents Him not from using the rod on His children when they require it, but rather moves Him to employ it. That parent who follows the line of least resistance, allowing the children to do as they please and never chastising them for their faults, is lacking in love towards his offspring; but he who truly seeks their good, lays aside his own feelings and inflicts corporal punishment when it is needed, is the father who evidences the most love. Genuine love is faithful, sets aside one’s own interests and feelings, and ever seeks to promote the well-being of the object of it.
“And having in a readiness to revenge ALL DISOBEDIENCE, when your obedience is fulfilled.” [2Cor 10:6]
Thus should it be between Christian brethren; thus it MUST be if obedience is rendered to the Divine precepts. It is not LOVE which ignores a brother’s failings, which refuses to perform the unpleasant duty of seeking an amendment in his ways. No, it is a species of HATRED, as Leviticus 19:17, plainly intimates, for there is no third quality between love and hatred, as there is no third alternative between right and wrong. If I really have my brother’s welfare at heart, then love itself requires that I wink not at his sins, but rather endeavour to save him from them-just as much as it would demand me warning him when I perceive the first wisp of smoke issuing from one of his windows: why wait till his house be half burned down before giving the alarm? Furthermore, to ignore the sins of one with whom I am intimate makes me (in some measure at least) a “partaker of them” (1 Tim. 5:22), as is intimated by the alternative rendering of the last clause of Leviticus 19:17: “that thou bear not sin for him” (margin). [A.W. Pink]
There was therefore nothing in Christ’s teaching in Matthew 7 which in any wise conflicted with Leviticus 19:17, but rather that which threw light thereon. It was not the act of admonishing a brother which He here forbade, but the wrong manner in which it may be done. This is clear from the verse at which we have now arrived: “Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the beam out of thy brother’s eye.” Here our Lord makes known the course which we must follow if we are to be of real help to those in whose case the old saying is likely to prove true, “a stitch in time saves nine” – helping to correct a man’s fault often saves from having to go to him about a much graver offence.
There is nothing ‘abominable’ in eating herbs, but not so “Christ-MASS”!
Christ-MASS is a BLASPHEMY of the onetime sacrifice of the Son of God and comes from the Mother of Harlots – (The Roman Catholic Whore – rev 17:1) and all that is associated with this Pagan Tradition is downright Satanic – the Five Pointed Star (Pentagram), the decoration of the Christmas Tree, The Santa Claus etc ALL have their origins in the occult! (Do a Google search and find out for yourself)
“And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now COMMANDETH all men everywhere to repent!” [Acts 17:30]
To know all the facts about this PAGAN ROMISH ABOMINATION called CHRIST-MASS and still wish others a ‘Merry-Christ-Mass’ or ‘grin and bear it’ when others greet YOU shows just how LUKEWARM you really are or maybe just plain DEAD (Spiritually!)