Commonwealth Journal

December 15, 2011

‘The Reason for the Season’

Commonwealth Journal

Somerset — Dear Editor:

I have a problem with some churches today who proclaim to be of Christ and serve Christ.

Why, you ask? Lets look just a minute at a couple of things:

First, the churches of today uphold the Sabbath, the Lord’s day, as Sunday, but when Christmas falls on a Sunday, the churches seem to forget all of a sudden and want to shut down services. They preach over and over “Jesus is the reason for the season” and then they close the doors. Without Christ in Christmas you wouldn’t have nothing but mas.

Second, you hear well it’s a time that family gets to spend time together and families need this time. Once again do we not believe what the Bible tells us: Exodus 20:3, the very first commandment “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”

Have we took them out of our churches too?

Anything you put before God becomes your god, and if you think spending time with family is a legitimate excuse than you haven’t read the Bible.

Matthew 10:37, Jesus says, “He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; And he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me”.

Third, 1 Corinthians 9:14 says, “Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.

2 Timothy 4:2 says, “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.

Therefore, lets not be hypocrite churches who preach this and turn around and do the opposite.

Shame on all you churches, big or small, who close the doors on Christ’s birthday (Christmas). It is a time to celebrate the birth of the GREATEST thing that ever happened for man!

Greg Lockard

Science Hill, KY 42553