Is Christmas a day Christians can celebrate with a good conscience, or is Christmas condemned in the Scriptures? How do we deal biblically with our differences of perspective and practice on this relevant topic?
We must learn from God's Word how we may glorify Him in all things. In opening up the Scriptures in this series, Pastor Martin provides a biblical case study in the doctrine of Christian liberty. (TT-G-1)
Also available in RealAudio¬ģ format on www.tbcnj.org
Also recommended: "Christmas and the Gospel", SermonAudio message #122027375
For a more recent study in the doctrine of Christian Liberty see the series, "A Fresh Look at the Doctrine of Christian Liberty", beginning with message #6220481340.
Great Sermon! The delivered one has some sense, has he not?! Thank you for your comment
Delivered One (12/20/2014)
from In Christ
VANITY! VANITY! You delivered well. There is no confusion about what we are called out of and to.
Unfortunately, what our parents did in ignorance, and even in moderation, our children will do in excess.
Why can't believers understand that acknowledging Christmas is dishonoring the Word of God? Our children and neighbors are pressured to live in lusts, according to
1 John 2:16. We need bigger barns as it is.
This is a season when we all get along; the holy (believers) and the profane (rebels). There is no difference between the clean and the unclean for the most part. Believers love their lives too much to endure persecution and rejection by not participating in this celebration. Believers ignore what they hear if it offends their flesh. Yet they will pray to a holy God and ask for His blessings; still. What vanitiy!
Thank you for being biblical.
Delivered One (12/20/2014)
from In the Word of God
FINALITY OF CHRISTMAS I am in total agreement with this message.
The sad thing is that unbelievers and our children in some cases have heard that chris mass is pagan. In spite of this, we (Christians; so-called) disobey what we know to be the truth and think our children will believe what we tell them about a Deliverer.
If we won't listen to God, why would anyone else? We are causing many to blasphem with our disobedience.
Thank you very, very much for bringing the truth as it is in scripture.
Also, I agree with you that it is all emotionalism.
NEEDFUL MESSAGE I do not support "causes." However, if ever this was a time for protesters to picket the abortion clinics, it would be at Christmas. Of course with gentleness, meekness and in the spirit of love - if they are Christians.
Redeemed One (12/20/2014)
from The Word of God
A Worthwhile Sermon Now this is a message worth repeating throughout the year.
It is also a message that needs to be brought to the attention every person celebrating this day. I wonder if Planned Parenthood supporters realize that the One being celebrated was sought out by Herod; not to celebrate the birth, but to murder.
Michael Peterson (12/16/2005)
Great Sermon! This sermon is a classic in both Christian duty and liberty. The sermon is excellently, thoughtfully and lovingly presented, and will undeniably challenge the hearer personally, especially as it regards his sentiments and feelings about Christmas. But the preached Word of God should challenge us, turning us from our ways to God's ways. It is a very timely and necessary sermon for today's church. I am thankful for men like Pastor Martin (and others) who are faithful to preach the full counsel of God to the Lord's people. This is genuinely an excellent sermon, and worthy of the believer's prayerful consideration. The Word of God is indeed to be honored above everything else in our lives, and thereby we honor our Lord Jesus Christ. It is rarely comfortable and seldom easy when God, through His preached Word, calls upon us, by His grace and His Spirit, to conform to some aspect of His Truth. But the fruits of such conformity are always immense. This sermon gives the believer the Biblical perspective he needs for the appropriate celebration of Christmas. I am glad for it; it is very refreshing to hear such clear preaching about this matter.
For over forty years, Pastor Albert N. Martin faithfully served the Lord and His people as an elder of Trinity Baptist Church of Montville, New Jersey. Due to increasing and persistent health problems, he stepped down as one of their pastors, and in June, 2008, Pastor Martin and...