By Jim Jester It shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth. (Deut. 28:1) Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light. (1 Peter 2:9) We have all heard well-meaning Christians say “keep Christ in Christmas.” I too have contended for this, but I soon realized this was a useless assertion. Is Christmas of Christian origin that was paganized, or of pagan origin that was Christianized? The answer to this question should determine if it is accepted or rejected by those honestly wanting to serve God. This article/sermon should give anyone enough evidence to answer this question. Is Jesus the “reason for the season?” If He were, then we should recognize Christmas as His birth and forsake the pagan customs that perverted it. In other words, “keep Christ in Christmas.” However, just the opposite is true. The evidence leads us away from December 25 as the birth of Jesus. He was never the reason for the season. The supposed Christian Christmas is simply a deceptive lie. I shall explain, on several fronts, why Christ should be taken out of Christmas.
From a pamphlet which was given as a speech by the leader of Cincinnati's Hebrew Union College (College for Reform Rabbis), Jacob R. Marcus. It was his speech given on the 200th year anniversary of America's nationhood delivered to the 53rd General Assembly of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations; Dallas, Texas -- November 1975. The title of this speech was: The Jew and the American Bicentennail: "Ours is the greatest Jewry the world has ever known. ..."