Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A Pastoral Concern -- The Origins of Christmas

If you want to know the true origins of Christmas, it starts at Genesis 1.  Keep reading until you get to the end.  If you want the short version, it is recorded in Luke 2.  Luke demonstrates the Christmas account as a real event at a real place in in real history,  This is neither legend nor myth.  It is the word of God.  Whoever would reduce this to legend or myth has only mythical salvation or make-believe forgiveness.

But in case you read an article about the pagan origins of Christmas or that the Church ripped off other myths to perpetuate its own myth, Lutheran Satire does a nice job of debunking those who argue for a pagan origin for Jesus.

Merry Christmas.  It is only merry if it is real.  And it is.

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