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Do you reason this way: 'What does it matter whether people celebrate Christmas or not?  What harm can it do?  Why should rejoicing in the birth of Jesus Christ offend God?'  If you do reason this way, then ask yourself: Was it Christ's birth or his sacrificial death (the reason why he came) that benefits mankind?  Further, did he as a newborn babe save anyone?  No. And when he began his ministry, did he give sight to all the blind, cure all the sick, and raise all the dead?  No.  Why not?

Although physically perfect, Adam did not subject himself to Jehovah in spirit. The Christ did: "It is even so written: "The first man Adam became a living soul." The last Adam became a life-giving spirit."  (1 Cor 15:45). That is why Christ the "last Adam" could say: "It is the Spirit that is life-giving; the flesh is of no use at all. The sayings that I have spoken to you are Spirit and are life." (John 6:63). Seeing that the sayings of The Christ "are Spirit and are life", surely it is in these "sayings" we should rejoice. For while living in accordance with these "sayings" we are celebrating the real life of the Spirit, rather than life in the flesh by an excess of food, drink and material gifts (Christmas). For as The Christ says: "the flesh is of no use at all". What is more, Christ teaches us that only by exercising faith in him will we ultimately have our spirits perfected. Now ask yourself: What is it that The Christ says we should celebrate?  And how?

"The hour is coming, and it is now, when the true worshippers will worship the Father with spirit and truth, for, indeed, the Father is looking for suchlike ones to worship Him. God is a Spirit, and those worshipping Him must worship with spirit and truth."  (John 4:23,24).



"However, now Christ has been raised up from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep [in death]... Next, the end, when he hands over the Kingdom to his God and Father, when he has brought to nothing all government and all authority and power… For God "subjected all things under his feet"… But when all things will have been subjected to him, then the Son himself will also subject himself to the One who subjected all things to him, that God  may be all things to everyone.

Baptism symbolizes a vow to do God's Will. How can babies know His Will and fulfil this vow? How can reasoning adults do so if after their baptism they refuse to be subjected by The Christ's spiritual laws?  ►

Otherwise, what will they do who are being baptized for the purpose of being dead ones?"  
(From 1 Cor 15:20-29).

By the foregoing scriptures and explanation it is hoped you now realize that neither The Christ nor his disciples have ever directed that mankind celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ; but rather that we should annually bring to remembrance the meaning and reason for his life course, death and resurrection. Or do you think this speech is shocking!* (Read John 6:53-66*). Will you continue without The Christ by choosing to ignore his teachings as some of the disciples did? For true Christians are followers of Christ's teachings which are from God. Now you know the "will of the nations", will you stop running with them, or will you continue with them and speak abusively of us?  (1 Peter 4:3,4).

The Archangel Michael is the name of the Firstborn Son of God, created and named by Almighty God Jehovah in heaven. This distinguishes his heavenly spirit existence from that of his earthly existence in the flesh as Jesus Christ our Lord.

The sectarian clergy stop up the Kingdom of God before men by indoctrinating them as children through the celebration of Christmas. (Read Matt 19:14 & 23:13). Christmas is only one of their "veils". The "Little Scroll" reveals many others, including their baptism (christening) of children "for the purpose of being dead ones".  (1 Cor 15:29).