We are all aware of the spirit that permeates the Holiday season. The spirit (little s) I speak of has nothing to do with Jesus. No it doesnt. The marketers have done a fabulous job of turning something potentially beautiful into a commercialized stress fest. A celebration built on debt and guilt rather than love and peace. This Holiday promotes covetousness like no other.The *spirit of Christmas* directly contradicts many of Christs teaching.
Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses" (Luke 12:15).
All that being said the Bible is clear on Holidays. We have liberty under Christ to celebrate Holidays as long as our concious permits. As long as we can do it *unto the Lord* and it is not a stumbling block to our fellow brethren. 1 Corinthians 8, 1 Corinthians 10:23-33
Colossians 2:16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday,
This Scripture in Colossians is followed by scriptures talking about the type of people who like to judge falsely and act holy claiming that they have seen angels visions[false] humility and the worship of angels tell you that you don't deserve a prize. Such a person, whose sinful mind fills him with arrogance, gives endless details of the visions he has seen.
These scriptures describe perfectly all those self righteous religious types who love to go around telling everyone how much holier they are because they have heard from God on Christmas and God said its pagan and yada yada yada.....Corinthians actually refers to those that abstain as the weaker one.
So does that mean that those who have Christian liberty to party, to eat drink and celebrate.... those are actually the ones that have more faith?