My dear friend,
Christmas is evolving into a humanist holiday. Instead of celebrating Christmas as a holy celebration of Christ's birth, false "Christians" - humanitarians - take Christ out of Christmas.
For example, yesterday I heard a minister argue that instead of a church putting up the Nativity, it's more important to help someone fix up their house. Do you see how "Christian" humanitarians are taking the focus off Christ, and focusing on human needs?
The Nativity is an important display of the Church's celebration of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ and Savior.
The Nativity preaches the Gospel to the world.
Instead of handing out Bibles, holding special sacred Christmas services, and using this holy season to witness to lost souls, churches are busy competing with each other as to who is doing the most good works: feeding the "homeless" (freeloaders), buying toys for "needy" children (so their parents can spend money on booze, cigarettes, cell phones, cable and satellite TV, amusement parks, and other sins and luxuries), and so forth.
It is Satan's strategy, especially at Christmas, to keep Christians so busy focusing on "human needs" - good works - that they have no time for Christ.
Don't be fooled by humanitarianism. It is the spirit of antichrist.
humanitarianism 1. The ideas, principles, or methods of humanitarians; charity; philanthropy. 2. Ethics. a The belief that man's sole moral obligation is to work for the improved welfare of humanity. b. The belief that the nature of man may reach perfection through his own efforts without divine aid. 3. Theology. The belief of doctrine that Jesus was mortal rather than divine.
The American Heritage Dictionary, 1980
Beware! Humanitarianism is a vain philosophy.
Beware lest any man spoil you through
philosophy and vain deceit,
after the tradition of men,
after the rudiments of the world,
and not after Christ.
Humanitarians are not saviors; they cannot save the world.
But there is One who can save all people...
And the angel said unto them,
for, behold, I bring you tidings of great joy,
which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day
in the city of David a Saviour,
which is Christ the Lord.
Luke 2:10, 11
Joy to the world! The Lord is come!
Karen Pansler-Lam, J.D.