Friday, December 19, 2014

"Merry Christmas" mentoring

Merry Christmas! How much longer can we say those words? The politically correct police have forced “Happy Holidays” on us to the point that many people are afraid to say “Merry Christmas”. We are no longer allowed to have Christmas music and Christmas programs in schools. We now call them “Holiday” programs. How can something that isn't even taught in school become taboo?  Well, in many ways Christmas is taught, because it is subtly taught against. God has also been taught against by not allowing Him to be introduced or even talked about in schools or the work place. Officials and leaders have become so afraid of offending just one person that they are willing to offend everyone else. They can get away with this, because the majority of Christian people do not stand up for their rights or the rights on which this country was founded. You know; the right to express your own beliefs without going to prison or being sued for what you believe. Today, though, when we send our young girls to school, they are easily indoctrinated with the belief that they cannot offend someone else by expressing their beliefs. If wearing a cross around her neck offends someone else, then she must take the cross off. If saying “Merry Christmas” offends someone, she must say “Happy Holidays” instead. If someone does not believe in Santa Claus, then there can be no Santa Claus at the Christmas celebration. Woops, I mean at a Holiday celebration. Now, which Holiday are we actually celebrating? Oh, it must be a Winter Holiday break, because we are not allowed to celebrate Hanukkah or Christmas in the public arena.

Our young people are constantly told that the majority has to give up their right to say what they want to say, because some person may not agree or be offended. This is the opposite of why our country was established. Our country was founded on the right to express our faith. But sadly, there have been many news stories recently where a school district has asked a young child not to bring a Bible or Biblically based story to class for reading time, because it could offend some other child. Instead of allowing the offended parent’s child to do something else during reading time, the child that brought her cherished book is told that she has done something wrong by bringing it to school. Pre-school and Kindergarten starts the re-training and political correctness process early in our culture today. This re-training of our young people, though, creates confusion and ultimately subservience. I ran into a college age young woman the other day who actually said that it was against the law to say “Merry Christmas”. She really believed that! Unfortunately, this is what the secular world would like for us to believe, so that we will quit celebrating the birth of Christ. But, at present there is no law against saying “Merry Christmas”!

Why do our young women buy into these false beliefs? Unfortunately, as Christian women, we often do nothing when we or our children are forbidden to express their belief in God and Christ. Why do we not stand up together for the right of our children to bring a Biblically based book to school? Why have we accepted the views of the administration that our Christian beliefs are taboo or wrong? As our young girls see us doing nothing, they will also emulate us and not doing anything when they get older. They will grow up with no desire to do anything about standing up for their godly beliefs. Romans 12: 2 (NKJV) says, “… do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” 

When young girls and young women see Christian women succumbing to the push back of the minority, they simply think that Christian women don’t really have strong beliefs to begin with. They see us as accepting and conforming to the world. Remember, if we don’t stand for something, we will fall for anything. Our children and our young women will do the same, as they, too, are brainwashed into accepting the minorities’ right as having more worth than the majorities’. Because we have not set a godly example or mentored our young ladies in God’s Truth, then they, too, will not stand up for what is right and true and will fall for anything. We have to teach our young ladies and women not to allow the world’s scare tactics to stop them from worshiping God and His Son. Start this Christmas by mentoring young people in the true meaning of Christmas and by teaching them to stand up for the right to say “Merry Christmas”.

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