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  • Wes
    Lord, I pray that you will guide my words for a fit answer.

    I've thought about this quite a bit being the oldest of 10. I was raised with the idea Santa is real. Well, I learn that santa is not real. I do however learn the 10 commandments.

    The second commandment really speaks to me about holiday celebrations. We are instructed to not make any graven image unto the lord. Nothing from the heavens, the earth, or from below in the sea.

    Exodus 20:4-6

    4 "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

    5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

    6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments."

    Celebrating a false idol such as Santa, is a violation of the second commandment.

    However, if we are to celebrate the glory of God, and Jesus Christ. Then I agree with Christmas. There is also nothing wrong with spending time to with family and friends. As long as it will bring glory to our Lord. Also, to make memories and celebrate life and love with your family which was designed by God is a Glory unto our lord.

    My final Conclusion on how you should live.

    Ecclesiastes 12:13

    "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man."


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