The Christmas-Easter Dichotomy

Updated 3/30/2021

Paul Amrozowicz

Christmas is a wonderful holiday. It celebrates a defining moment in mankind’s history – the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As John the Beloved describes it, “[t]he Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us (John 1:14, NIV). In other words, God became man! Such an event deserves worldwide celebration.

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Most people I know love and celebrate Christmas. Some people I know celebrate it with childlike fervor. And that’s good. We should celebrate Christ’s birth.  We should have parties. We should give gifts. We should sing carols. We should spread good cheer. We should gather with loved ones and develop family traditions.

The significance of what Christmas celebrates cannot be overstated. I do believe, however, that the way we celebrate Christmas, relative to another historic event, is completely overstated. That event, and the holiday that commemorates it, is Easter. At most, this latter holiday is celebrated for…

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