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“If Jesus did not say or do it and, it is not mentioned in the Bible, it is wrong, unscriptural and should be avoided!”
This is the iron curtain behind which many Christian believers hide to reject any spiritual knowledge they cannot fit into their established doctrines and creeds! It is also one of the main arguments against Christmas!
Similar sentiments abound in each and every religion! In every instance where spiritual teachings are transformed into a religion, there is always this rigid concentration on the person of the truth bringer, history and tradition! As religion evolves, a priesthood class emerges and gradually becomes the earthly voice of the Deity and custodian of truth and purity. New thoughts must be approved by the hierarchy or, consigned to the dust bin as blasphemous and their proponents punishable! This was the bitter pill Jesus Christ had to swallow and eventually paid the supreme price!
The greatest adversaries or, better expressed, the most potent tools of the Darkness against Christ were the ego-rigid priests of Judaism! The average Jew had no problem accepting Jesus as the promised Messiah; only the priests could not live with the son of a carpenter who did not rise from their ranks being the Messiah, calling himself the Son of God and embarrassingly drawing so much followership! No, he had to be stopped before their synagogues became empty!
Unfortunately, mankind, including modern-day followers of Christ do not seem to recognize this root cause of Christ’s earthly travails!
“It is finished”, our Lord did and said it all” the average believer would say! But, did he? Did he have enough time to do and say it all? Did he not frequently lament that he had so much to say but could not, because, his listeners were not mature enough ‘to bear it’? Did Christ not promise:
“But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; …”! (John 16: 13)
Most Christians readily conclude that Christ was referring to Pentecost! However, the Outpouring of Power at Pentecost which many canvass as the fulfillment of Christ’s promise of the Spirit of Truth, cannot be it because, many years after the event, Apostle Paul still wrote:
“For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.” (1 Corinthians 13: 9-10)
The questions confronting mankind (not just the professed Christian) today are “Is the Spirit of Truth with us or, has He come, taught the whole Truth and departed earthlife? What new knowledge did He bring? What did He say about Christ and Christmas, other religions, reincarnation, Karma, Paradise, the exact structure of Creation, astrology and many more subjects that Christ did not have enough time to explain?”
Maybe, the rejection of Christmas has nothing to do with the Spirit of Truth, new revelation or, tangible spiritually knowledge but, due to spiritual indolence which manifests as ego-rigidity!
Rigidity everywhere you turn and in every religion: Rigidity that confers on the priesthood/clergy the authority as the accuser and arbiter; rigidity that celebrates the anniversary of a Christian organization but, prevents members of the organization from observing the birth of Christ! Why?…….
“Because, Christmas is not mentioned in the Bible!”