Why I no longer celebrate Christmas
I was blessed to grow up in Risingsun, Ohio next door to my
Grandma and Grandpa Hoover on their farm that embraced where we
lived, surrounding us with its loving arms on both sides (until
the age of 11) and behind, with our woods over yonder a bit,
that I loved to walk through as a boy, always looking for my
"brother" hawk, circling overhead, to greet me.
Anyway, besides my parents, Grandma and Grandpa Hoover always
made sure we had a rich Christmas celebration, in every sense of
the word. We always went to their house, next door (an orchard
field in between us), on Christmas eve and to my Grandma King's
in Fostoria on Christmas Day.
Grandma Vivian Hoover always made sure we had plenty of
wonderful homecooked food and baked goods of every kind and
different types of fudge and peanut brittle (my sister Sue and
Grandpa liked it), and that we each had ten presents to open.
She bought year round from mail-order catalogs and hid them
upstairs somewhere. She also preferred the blue Christmas
lights, like the candles in the windows, and always had us bring
down the box with her artificial tree (because she was allergic
to the real thing) and the horse sleigh bells to put around the
front door and candy canes for the tree...
As kids, my sisters and I, we always wanted to open up our
presents right away, but Grandma would leave that decision to
dad to decide if we ate first or not. We ate first (which is
undoubtedly wise). So I know the warm and lovely cherished Christmas memories many have, having experienced
them, but once I learned that such holidays are actually pagan
in origin, unclean observances that the Great Creator God of the
Bible forbids His children, and that God wants us to enjoy
family and friends and wonderful memories keeping His
biblical festivals that are kosher, I promptly stopped keeping
Christmas and started keeping God's holy days with His blessing.
Now I try and help expose Christmas is an
abomination to others who might have never known
I hope and pray for America, and our Israelites peoples
everywhere who have been Gentilized in too many ways, to
remember our Hebrew roots (identified at the website of Brit Am Israel) and
biblical responsibilities and draw closer to our God and
increasingly further away from those ways and days He strongly
disapproves of since God loves us. (Learn more about T
he United States and Britain in Prophecy).