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Author Ace Collins on The Meaning of Xmas

The author discusses why people shorten Christmas to Xmas and why it all means Christ. For more information, visit www.acecollins.com. Read Transcript


Reporter: OCCASIONALLY

AROUND CHRISTMAS WE SEE IT AS

XMAS.

ARE WE ABBREVIATING?

A LOT OF PEOPLE GET

UPSET.

THEY THINK YOU'RE TRYING TO

TAKE CHRIST OUT OF

CHRISTMAS.

BUT PAUL OR TIMOTHY WOULD

LOOK AT IT AS PUTTING CHRIST

BACK IN CHRISTMAS BECAUSE

THE FIRST LETTER IS "X."

IN THE OLD DAYS, WHEN A

CHRISTIAN WAS MARTYRED,

PEOPLE WOULD GO UP ON THE

STREET AFTER THE BODY WAS

TAKEN OFF AND DRAW AN "X" ON

THAT SPOT TO REPRESENT A

CHRISTIAN DIED HERE FOR HIS

FAITH.

FOR 1500 YEARS, THE CHURCH

WROTE CHRISTMAS AS XMAS,

WORSHIP CHRIST.

REMEMBER, MOST PEOPLE

COULDN'T READ.

AND "X" THEY COULD READ AS

CHRIST'S NAME.

AND PAPER AND INK WERE IN

VERY SHORT SUPPLY, SO THEY

WOULD ABBREVIATE ANYTHING

THEY COULD.

SO THIS WAS LIKE AN EARLY

FORM OF TEXTING.

XMAS.

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, IT WAS

NOT TAKING CHRIST OUT OF

CHRISTMAS.

IT WAS ACTUALLY KEEPING

CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS.

WE CAN USE THAT AS A WORSHIP

AND A WITNESSING TOOL

TODAY.

WE CAN TELL PEOPLE THE

HISTORY OF X MAS AND SHOW

THEM IT IS ACTUALLY PUTTING

CHRIST INTO CHRISTMAS.

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