The Church needs Reformation and Revival and so do our calendars. Many people thoughtlessly adopt occultic calendar events such as May Day and Halloween and celebrate humanistic holidays such as Women's Day, Human Rights Day and Youth Day. Many happily celebrate their country's Independence Day and their own birthday. Let us rather celebrate things that are thoroughly Christian.
There are no end of negative stories, theories and accusations against every aspect of Christian culture and our Christian calendar. However, having carefully examined and studied these matters, I am convinced that the critics of Christmas are wrong. Christmas can be a thoroughly Christian holiday and a wonderful opportunity for discipleship within our families and Evangelism to friends, family and even strangers around us.
We would not want to join the atheists and Muslim enemies of Christmas. The very fact that so many of the enemies of Christ are enemies of Christmas and Easter should give us reason to stop and seriously question the wisdom of Christians joining in with atheists and Islamists in attacking a long-standing Christian tradition.
Please see our article: Was Jesus Really Born on 25 December?
Our family and Mission enthusiastically celebrate Christmas in a God-honouring way and use it for Evangelism to friends, neighbours and strangers. Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year for reaching out with the message of the Gospel. There is a greater openness for the Gospel during Christmas than at any other time of the year.
You may be interested in a number of articles I have written on the subject, including: Should Christians Celebrate Christmas?, Dispelling the Myths of TimeandDoes Your Calendar Reflect Your Faith?
We also have a number of other articles that you will find on our www.frontline.org.za website, including Disinformation About the Twelve Days of Christmas.
May God continue to be your joy and strength.
Yours for Faith and freedom
Dr. Peter Hammond