As Christmas approaches, there are three items I would like to call to your attention.
1. The U. S. House just passed a resolution introduced by Rep. Steve King (IA) recognizing the importance of Christmas and the Christian faith (H. Res 847). It is a wonderfully written and powerfully worded recognition not only of the birth of Christ but also of the impact of Christianity in the world and especially in the history of the United States. Click here to read this superb resolution.
2. The above House resolution honoring Christmas passed by a sizeable margin, but the House resolution honoring the Muslim of Ramadan (H. Res. 635) as well as the House resolution honoring the Hindu holiday of Diwali (H. Res. 747) both passed by a larger margin than did the resolution honoring Christmas. In fact, nine Democrats who voted for Congress to join in celebrating Ramadan and Diwali voted against honoring Christmas. The sponsor of the Christmas resolution — Rep. Steve King — had a strongly worded response to those members that also described the positive influence of Christianity in America. Click here to watch his powerful comments (90 seconds).
3. At WallBuilders, we recently obtained an 1844 Christmas sermon that provides great insight into the history of Christmas celebrations, including in early America. Click here to view this sermon.
Thanks for your support of WallBuilders, and Merry Christmas!
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the increase of the
government will be on His shoulders. . . . of the increase of His
government and peace there will be no end.” Isaiah 9:6