Wednesday, December 07, 2005


Here is an interesting fact, on the day that we say we celebrate the birth of Christ, many Bible believing churches will be closing their doors! Sunday is the day most believers in Christ meet to worship. I know there are some exceptions, the messianic Jews etc. But for the most part Sunday is the day that the overwhelming majority of true believers in Christ meet together to worship. But on the day that Christmas falls on a Sunday, many churches are closing their doors. Is that not the strangest things you have ever heard? It is for me.

It makes no sense to me that churches would change the way they do things as far as day of worship on the day we celebrate the birth of Christ. I realize many churches have a Christmas eve service. And I am not saying if Christmas is on another day of the week that you have to have a special service, but to close the doors on the day you normally meet for worship in the name of Christmas? What kind of message is that sending to the world? How much credibility do you think that gives the Church with the world? Do you think Muslims would close their doors on their normal day of worship if some special day celebrating the birth of Mohammed fell on that day? The message it sends the world is that Christians are a weak group of people that care more for the things of the world then they do Jesus Christ. It shows the world that Christians are not at all like the One they say they follow and believe in. What a shame!

As for our church, the Holland Congregational Church, we will have not only a Christmas eve service at 6:00 pm, but we will meet for worship on Sunday morning, that's right , on Christmas, at 9:30 to celebrate and worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Hey, if your church has decided to close on that Sunday, feel free to come and join us for that morning!

blog you later,
pastor tom