To say that CHRSITMAS was CANCELLED is to say that for those of US who are FOLLOWERS OF JESUS CANNOT CELEBERATE the miraculous BIRTH OF THE ONLY BEGOTTTEN OF GOD (Matthew 1:21-23)!
Furthermore, to state that CHRISTMAS is CANCELLED is to believe that that SALVATION is CANCELLED is to believe that JESUS was NOT BORN is to believe that JESUS did not die on the CROSS for the SINS OF THE WORLD is to believe that JESUS was not RESURRECED from the dead and that JESUS is NOT ALIVE!
WHATEVER our circumstances and WHEREVER we are we CELEBRATE with the utmost significance the BIRTH OF CHRIST and FREELY GIVE GIFTS on CHRISTMAS to acknowledge GOD’S FREE GIFT of the SALVATION OF GOD which is in JESUS CHRIST and this FREE GIFT is ETERNAL LIFE!
“[JESUS CHRIST THE SAME YESTERDAY, AND TODAY, AND FOREVER]” (Hebrews 13:8).
This was made apparent by Simeon, a just and devout man in Jerusalem who it was revealed by the Holy Spirit that he would not die until he had seen the Lord’s Christ (Luke 2: 25-26). When Simeon saw Jesus for the first time he said:
“[FOR MINE EYES HAVE SEEN THY SALVATION], which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; [A LIGHT TO LIGHTEN THE GENTILES, AND THE GLORY OF THY PEOPLE ISRAEL]” (Luke 2:30-32).
“To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen” (1 Peter 5:11).
JESUS says: “[I AM COME A LIGHT INTO THE WORLD, THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH ON ME SHOULD NOT ABIDE IN DARKNESS]’” (John 12:46). “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have [THE LIGHT OF LIFE]” (John 8:12).
“[HE THAT REJECTETH ME, AND RECEIVETH NOT MY WORDS], hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, [THE SAME SHALL JUDGE HIM IN THE LAST DAY]” (John 12:48).
“[THE TIME IS FULFILLED], and the Kingdom of God is at hand: [REPENT YE, AND BELIEVE THE GOSPEL]” (Mark 1:15). “I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance” (Luke 5:32).
“Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3).
“[AND THIS GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM SHALL BE PREACHED IN ALL THE WORLD] for a witness unto all nations; [AND THEN SHALL THE END COME]” (Matthew 24:14).
“I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death” (Revelation 1:18).
“And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. [AND, BEHOLD, I COME QUICKLY; AND MY REWARD IS WITH ME, TO GIVE EVERY MAN ACCORDING AS HIS WORK SHALL BE]” (Revelation 22:10-12).
“I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star” (Revelation 22:16).
“He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen” (Revelation 22:20-21).