Christ or Culture

Christ or Culture?

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries1 Minutes

In a recent interview, a well-known atheist was asked about his attitude toward Christmas. He admitted that he celebrated Christmas, but primarily “for family reasons.” Why? Because Christmas was no longer “a religious festival” and had become “divorced” from religion. But he had no problem wishing people a Merry Christmas. Why? Because this phrase “retains zero religious significance.”

Every year, many around us make claims just like this. In fact, Christians face pressure to ignore Christ and make Christmas a secular event. But for believers, Christmas is a reminder about the central issues of our faith. Yes, it is a time for gifts and sharing, family, and celebrations. But we must not lose sight of the primary meaning.

Our focus must remain on Jesus. We must never fail to honor and worship Him. Proclaim Him as Lord. Realize that He is God incarnate, “born in the likeness of men” (v. 7). Remember how He lived in perfect submission to the Father. He humbled Himself and died on a cross for our sins, and then He rose from the dead.

Many in our culture may not understand the real reason for His birth. This is why, as believers, we must use every opportunity to talk about why Jesus came to earth.

This Christmas season, make sure you focus on Jesus. Worship Him. Honor Him. And use every opportunity to declare His name.