Now that another Christmas has come and gone, let's count the the number of the 10 Commandments which were broken in the frenzy to observe this annual rutual:
Here are the 10 Commandments for those, the vast majority, who are unfamiliar with them:
1. You shall have no other gods before Me.
2. You shall not make any graven images.
3. You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.
4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
5. Honor your father and your mother.
6. You shall not murder/kill.
7. You shall not commit adultery.
8. You shall not steal.
9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
10. You shall not covet (neighbor's servants, animals, or anything else).
So here we are each December, and the 1st, and #1, Commandment is "You shall have no other gods before Me".
Which "god" takes precedence over YHWH? "Santa Claus?"!
Tell me, when do children today learn of YHWH when they are ripping off
the wrapping of Christmas morning presents from "Santa"? Haven't you
relegated YHWH to at least 4th place, after Santa, Mom or Dad, Grandma
or Grandpa? Does anyone receive a Christmas present from YHWH? Well, of
course not! It's from "Santa"!
#2: You shall not make any graven images.
What is a "Manger Scene" with a doll representing the "baby Jesus" if not a graven image?
#3: You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.
How is equating the birth of "Jesus" at December 25th NOT
taking the name of the Lord in vain? Did "Jesus" come to be remembered
only once a year, and only when you received gifts under a tree loaded
with lights and decorations? Since Christianity equates "Jesus" with
"Lord", how is that NOT taking the Lord's name in vain? And when you do
remember that the purpose of Y'shua (the real name of "Jesus")
was to offer Himself on your behalf for your SINS, how does that relate
to celebrating His birth (at the wrong time of year) with gift giving - to each other? (The three Wise Men didn't give presents to each other; they brought them for the baby Yeshua.)
And how is it that receiving undeserved gifts solely out of obligation
has anything to do with "Jesus" laying down His life for you so that
you might gain eternal life, if only you would know YHWH and the Messiah
#4: Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
the busiest shopping day of the Christmas week if not the Sabbath day,
the 7th day, Saturday before Christmas when most are off work?
#5: Honor your father and your mother.
is this instilled in our children when on Christmas morning, upon
receipt of a present the ungrateful child did not desire, he or she
proceeds to throw a tantrum completely disrespecting the parents?
#6, 7, & 8: You shall not murder/kill, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal.
here are 3 of the 10 commandments which are not typically broken at
"Christmas". Nevertheless, there have been cases of the willful breaking
of all 3 at Christmas! People have been murdered for their presents,
people have committed adultery upon drinking too much at "Christmas
parties", and Christmas presents have been stolen, so strong is the need
to fulfill this horrible annual ritual that some will resort to theft
to fulfill the obligation.
# 9: You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
Wow! This is a "biggie"! What can be more false than for us to LIE to our children that there is a "Santa Claus" who
will bring them presents, and that he "knows who's been naughty or
nice?" According to Scripture, only GOD knows these things….Not to
mention, "Santa" employs magic (something YHWH abhors!) to fly with his
reindeer around the world in 24 hours, to shimmy down billions of
chimneys and deliver his presents…. All LIES we tell our children.
Not lying is the essence of this commandment!
# 10: You shall not covet (neighbor's servants, animals, or anything else).
How is it that we comply with this commandment when the very reason we will purchase the
latest and greatest gizmo for our kids is because we know the neighbor
kids will get one or that it's the "in" thing this year? How is that
So by my count, 7 out of the 10 Commandments are routinely broken at Christmas every year and, arguably, the remaining 3 (numbers 6-8) are broken by some families!
So, please think long and hard about how it's "fun for the kids" to do Christmas and that it is the "highest holy day of the year" in Christianity….