Well, it is December already, another year just about over and Christmas just about upon us.
As we are in December I thought I’d start writing about the “Christmas story” and I want to start with a verse that describes what we see, read, hear and speak about Christmas.
This verse is Colossians 2 v 8.
A lot of what we believe about the account of the birth of Jesus (that for me is the “Christmas story” by the way) is traditions of men (Colossians 2 v 8).
Much of what we think is true about Jesus’ birth is not actually Biblical.
This actually is in common with a lot of things we see in the Christian life, like dragging up sin and asking for forgiveness in communion and like thinking God sends illness and disease on us for example.
These two “truths” like much of what we “know” about the birth of Jesus are not actually Biblical truths but traditions of men.
I will cover a lot of truths in the run up to December the 25th, but I will also make you aware of what I consider to be traditions and not Biblical truths.
For example Jesus did not come to bring peace on earth, there is nothing in the Word that says Jesus was born in a stable, the Bible does not tell us that the wise men visited Jesus at His birth and also says nothing about how many of them were eventually in His home approximately 18 to 24 months after His birth.
Much of what we see in a “traditional” Nativity scene should be removed!
The Bible is our account of all things about Jesus and we should read this and study this to find out about all aspects of His life, including His birth.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for your Word and thank you for the truths about Jesus held within”.
Colossians 2 v 8…..Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the traditions of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ