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Why do so many people spell CHRISTMAS, X-mas? Thoughts or opinions?

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look there are many atheists out there that are trying to get rid of God and Jesus's name in the public square-
Because of that we need to keep the Spirit of God alive during this time of year!
The devil loves it when he sees dissension amount brothers and sisters in Christ!

So Keep the CHRIST IN Christmas!
Use it to spread the love of God to that people may ask you- Why do you celebrate Christmas? And you may then spread the good news!
You can use this as an opportunity for the Glory of God!

Christmas-a commemoration of the historic moment!God became man in order to live among us-A day Our Salvation was born!We have cause to celebrate-a reason to share our faith with as many people as possible!
---paul on 1/7/09


You said:
God made man, and God taught his man how to speak and how to write, and God dictated to his man his words to write down for the future offspring.

And yet, we would not be able to understand the divinely-inspired Bible without the use of uninspired grammar texts and dictionaries to understand and translate the original languages. So there are necessarily some uninspired books that Christians must use.

(Not to mention the fact that this very blog here that we use would not have been possible without manuals on computer software, which are also uninspired).
---StrongAxe on 1/5/09

some people prefer not to acknowledge Christ in a holiday that the secular even acknowledges, even if it is primarily as far as they are concerned, for commercialism and materialism purposes.

all Christians would like the whole world to acknowledge Christ and the true meaning of what everyone calls Christmas. but who knows if it will even be a celebrated time in the millennium?
---opalgal on 1/4/09

...NOT what the word "mass" means, but truth has never meant anything when it's time to play Bash the Catholics.

bash the catholics??? catholics BASH Gods Truth by christianizing PAGAN traditions of MASS a service for the dead ...sometimes difficult to understand because it is clouded in chaotic eratic babblings of their catechism that is USED OVER Gods Word ...then run whining when they are called on it by true Christians who DEFEND Gods Holy Word

catholics feel "bashed" because the TRUTH of Gods Word STINGS

Matt 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.
---Rhonda on 1/3/09

2 Thessalonians 2:15
Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.

Please Katavasia enlighten me to Gods Truth in 2Thess 2:15 ...where is TRUTH of christ-mass FORM Gods Word?

where does Christ honor his birth?

where do Apostles honor Christs birth?

where is christ-MASS in Gods Word? aka HIS Holy Bible which is the ONLY Word of God?

I'll save you some time - ITS NOT

defending x-mas defending religious system not Gods Truth ...xmas not from TRUE GOD it is from another spirit 2Corin 11:4
---Rhonda on 1/3/09

God made man, and God taught his man how to speak and how to write, and God dictated to his man his words to write down for the future offspring.
---Eloy on 1/3/09


The "Uncompromised, Eye-witnessed, Documented, and Proven" Bible was written in Greek. How many people here are fluent in Greek? Are you? Instead, we use an English translation.

How was such a translation prepared? By translators who knew Greek. How did they learn Greek? By using textbooks and dictionaries. Unless you are prepared to say that Greek textbooks and dictionaries are also divinely inspired, you msut admit that the translators used imperfect WORKS OF MEN in order to learn the Greek language. In this way, Christians also RELY on some works which are uninspired.

In the same way, the temples of God had their foundation stones resting on mundane earth, upon which they relied for support
---StrongAxe on 1/2/09

.strongaxe, on this Christian forum, the Christian should be using the Inspired, Uncompromised, Eye-witnessed, Documented, and Proven Truth from Christ, that is namely, the Holy Bible. Now if any nonChristian wants to use fabricated words from the unregenrate and from the foolish minds of the antiChrist, then they are relying upon vain imaginations rather than the Truth from God. And if anyone build upon the sand of falsehood, rather than the Rock of Truth which is the words from Christ, then they will fall, and great will be their falling.
---Eloy on 1/1/09


Christians use uninspired books all the time. It is difficult to obtain a deep understanding of inspired scriptures without access to uninspired tools such as dictionaries, atlases, concordances, etc. (not to mention Christians using man-made venues like this forum).

Translators couldn't have translated Greek to English without knowing Greek grammar and vocabulary - which require Greek textbooks and dictionaries. We can't get a good grasp of where Bethlehem, Nazareth, and Jerusalem were in relation to each other without an atlas, etc.
---StrongAxe on 12/31/08

Eloy :-The truth is everywhere You must find it His way.Your broken record does not play it scratches, like a grating sound as you emit False.
---MIC on 12/31/08

.mic, Since I am a born-again Christian, I am not able to receive your falsehood, but I think that catholic blogs would welcome your catholicism.
---Eloy on 12/30/08

Eloy:-I wish to inform you that you are in default. Jesus sid"The gates of Hell shall not prevail against it"You are opposing His church so you fit the description You needto evaluate Your standard or perish God will NOT change one iota of his doctrine as he says It is HIS WAY not yours and YOU do attempt to destroyhis teaching to suit Your imagined Falseness as truth.
---MIC on 12/30/08

.mic, that which is already condemned of itself cannot be denigrated, for the false religions are not Christ's church nor are they Christian nor do they have Christ as their God. I pray that you come out of gatherings of idolatry, and instead be joined to Christ and his one true Christian church, then you can also be called by his name and be joined to the true family of God.
---Eloy on 12/30/08

Eloy:- Every, once in a while,You take it upon yourself to denigrate the true church in Matthew 16:13-19, and its followers forgetting it is Jesus's Church whom you profess to love calling yourself a TRUE BELIEVER to which I am forced to add with NO CHARITY in your heart.This is not what my Jesus taught me.Who is the Jesus you follow who said "I give you another Commandment Love one another as I Have loved You".During this holy season of Christmas I remind you of the change in demeanour which is expected of Us.God bless as you enter 2009 with a new Leaf, Hopefully.
---MIC on 12/29/08

Mass is a prayer of the DEAD:Rhonda.Wrong or why would Christ say "Do this in commeration of ME"One must remember Jesus is sacrificing Himself to the Father and humbling himself to represent a morsel of Bread.Strips Himself of his Regal Dignity He uses the simplest form of Bread amd wine as species to which in appearance is coverted to His own Body and blood by His power majesty and Dignity as Creator.This therefore is sustenance of the living in Christ not the dead.JESUS's words are similar to those used by Moses in Exodus 24:8, in replacing the Old covenant.People who dont know spread the falseness they conjure up in their own minds.
---MIC on 12/29/08

.rhonda, No real Christian follows uninspired nonChristian books like a catholic encyclopedia. Instead we saints from Christ follow Christ's inspired holy Word endorsed with his very own blood, and proven truth by his evident works and his resurrection from the dead. And until you get saved, you will continue to be lost in the darkness and in the lies from the unsaved. But we real Christians hear Christ's voice: "and he calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out. And when he puts forward his own sheep, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from that one: for they know not the voice of strangers." John 10:3-5.
---Eloy on 12/28/08

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The world may keep their "happy holidays", whatever empty thing that is, but I will have my "Very Merry CHRIST-mas". Happy Birthday Jesus! Do you want some "Jesus Cake"? asked the mother. I laughed and said, yea! I want some Jesus cake!
---Eloy on 12/28/08

rcc merry christ-mass is LITERALLY Merry Death of Christ**

This is NOT what the word "mass" means, but truth has never meant anything when it's time to play Bash the Catholics.
---katavasia on 12/28/08

It is not how you spell God, but how you see, God!

For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen?

And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness, that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.

If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?

Either make the tree good, and his fruit good, or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.

The Tree, know ye not your own selves!
Look to your heart!
---TheSeg on 12/28/08

I've done it. Until I came across, I read all about it, someone who was against it and I got to thinking. So, I went back to spelling Christmas out. I was only trying to save time by spelling Christmas with the x.
---catherine on 12/28/08

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Christmas X-mas...It's not in the spelling it's in the Celebration. You may say christmas but really dont celebrate it the way you should. Then you can say X-mas and give jesus all the Glory on that day. We call God many names it all doesnt matter if your not living for him.
---Kiannah on 12/27/08

Eloy said: Christ comes from the Greek name Christos, + the suffix "-mas" comes from the old greek word "simeio", which literally means, "mark"

Eloy your fantastical delusional idea's don't line up with history let alone Gods Truth

try an encyclopedia to get an understanding of christ-mass ....per catholic encyclopedia word for Christmas in late Old English is Cristes Maesse, Mass of Christ, first found in 1038, Cristes-messe, in 1131.

the word "mark" is never used to describe Christ in Gods Word

rcc merry christ-mass is LITERALLY Merry Death of Christ

mark you speak of comes from another spirit Rev 13:17, 14:11
---Rhonda on 12/27/08

.rhonda, your etymology is erroneous. THe word Christmas is not a compilation of Greek and Latin languages, but rather the word Christmas is wholly Greek only. Christmas has nothing to do with any false religion's masses. Christ comes from the Greek name Christos, + the suffix "-mas" comes from the old greek word "simeio", which literally means, "mark". It is the time of Christ. Christmas means, Festival of Christ, and it does not, nor has it ever wrongly meant Mass of Christ, that is a completely wrong definition of the word Christmas.
---Eloy on 12/24/08

Christ and the Apostles never celebrated Christs bday that is TRUTH Christ-mas is TERM from christemasse (cristes maesse) Cristes from Greek Christos, Maesse from latin missa (mass)

Christ-mas is Mass of Christ

a Mass is a PRAYER for the dead

True Christians do not pray for dead ...pagans prayed for dead ..NOTHING IN Gods Word about prays for dead

actually saying Merry Mass of Christ (Merry Death of Christ) when they bid someone Merry Christ-mas

When mixing the HOLY name of Christ with the word of Mass (heathen form of worship for the dead) one is polluting the name of Christ Exe 20:39

Christ is NOT DEAD ...HE LIVES at right hand of God the Father to RETURN to RULE Gods Kingdom on earth
---Rhonda on 12/23/08

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R honda:-Are you not a nay sayer as you don't belong in the majority, but a negative Minority?.If chrishmass belongs to the Rcc That would be telling a lie, Cause God came to save Humanity from their sins.You spin a web of deceit, from which there is no escape.Sorry but have a happy CHRISTMAS anyway.
---MIC on 12/21/08

This is your will, your God given choice, which you waste on deaf ears. CHRISTMAS is the celebration of Jesus's Christs can chi mass or x mas to your delight but you are WRONG
---MIC on 12/20

your religious system declares infallibility THAT is not what TRUE Christians strive for

THOUSANDS walked AWAY from Christ ...if people walked away from Christ I EXPECT "deaf ears" to Gods Truth

you are exceptionally DECEIVED christ-mass is blending two words you may loudly proclaim I am lying but anyone who desires TRUTH can look it up ...or they can just "believe" your LIE that claims I am wrong
---Rhonda on 12/21/08

honda:- You border on the brim of Hostility by your remark in which you desire to be Infallibly Right.This is your will, your God given choice, which you waste on deaf ears. CHRISTMAS is the celebration of Jesus's Christs can chi mass or x mas to your delight but you are WRONG
---MIC on 12/20/08

"X" can have various meanings. The prefix "ex" is first found to be used in 2160 B.C., when Abram was 85 years old in Genesis 15:1, and used in the word "exceeding". The crude abbreviation "X" should not be used to define Christ, merely because of the ambiguousity of its negative connotation, which namely means, "out of" or "without", as in the words "exclude" or "ex-wife, or "exit". It is better to use the name "Christmas" to properly name "Christ" on his birthday, or even more better to use "Christ-mas" which draws more attention to his name on his birthday.
---Eloy on 12/20/08

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The nay sayers will Neigh, but those who speak English write in English not Greek which is the norm

A nay sayer is one who express negative views IF the TRUTH of your religious system and ITS FABLES and pagan traditions of MEN (Mark 7:6-8) are "negative" and troubling to you then maybe you should take a closer look at Gods Truth contained in HIS Holy Bible only appears negative because you HATE Gods Truth

christ-mass is from rcc that is the Truth

xmas is simply an abbreviation for christ-mass nothing more

to worship xmas where Christ was superimposed OVER this pagan day of the sun then one worships rcc ...I defend Gods Truth you defend a religious system
---Rhonda on 12/19/08

honda:-The nay sayers will Neigh, but those who speak English write in English not Greek which is the norm .You may fool some of the people, some of the time, but never all the people, all the time.we all are those who owe true allegience to Jesus Christ By thought word and deed.Your action speaks otherwise.Love HIM HIS WAY, not yours.He is your creator.
DDM the bible is never wrong but you have a choice as a free thinker.
---MIC on 12/19/08

Jesus Christ, "IS NOT" his name.
His name is Yahshua/Jesus, However,
"Christ"(Messiah)IS what he IS, NOT his last name.
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 12/19/08

WE all nkow Jesus CHRIST is His name it is His birthday we celebrate so let us ALL spell it the way we all should "HAPPY CHRISTMAS JESUS"

Who is "we all"?



pagan rcc who created xmas which is why it is NOT found in Gods Holy Word it is SIMPLY merging two words: Christ and Mass

the X is SIMPLY greek for Christ

xmas FOCUS is on MORTAL CHRIST bluring the POWER of Christ as coming King on Earth ...True Christians FOCUS is on DEITY OF Christ who is ALIVE sitting at right hand of God TODAY

X is greek for Christ

there is NO TRUTH in xmas ...True Christians worship God in spirit in Truth (John 4:24)
---Rhonda on 12/18/08

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WE all nkow Jesus CHRIST is His name it is His birthday we celebrate so let us ALL spell it the way we all should "HAPPY CHRISTMAS JESUS"Thank you for coming to show us YOUR WAY.May all of us comply as you desire.It is and will always be YOUR WILL, in the hearts words and actions of those true to you.
---MIC on 12/18/08

TO sandr5737 on 11/23/07

What ignorance! Christmas is the winter solstice celebrated by the pagans and the Roman Catholic churh which incorporated it into the Western calendar to win pagans to their faith!

Yeshua (Christian: Jesus) was born on Tishri 15. We know this as a fact because the Bible tells us the feast being celebrated when the high priest Zechariah was in the Temple. His wife was Elizabeth, cousin to Miriam (who would be mother of Yeshua haMachiach, Jesus the Annointed one, Christ (in Greek). Read your bible, use a Jewish calendar, and it will give you the whole picture.
---Ramon on 12/18/08

Christmas that is the only way I spell it.
---Ann on 11/28/07

Okay...X-MAS, The only reason why I abb. it is simply because it is easier and faster to write. But I see where you are coming from, we shouldn't take Christ out of any thing. Especially your life! Not saying that that's what ya'll are discussing now, but I'm afraid that that's where this conversation will end up...well, toodles!
---dorothea on 11/27/07

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It is true that X is Christ's Greek initial. So using it as an abbreviation for Christ is accurate. 'Xian' itself is fairly common Net usage.

As for 'Xmas', there seems to be a tendency to use it for the season, while Christmas Day takes the more formal spelling.

The exception, of course, is those who use 'Xmas' in order to fit the word into calendars, bulletin boards, signs and so forth.

As for the secular celebration, it's beginning to be called GIFTmas. At least on the Net.
---Nancy on 11/27/07

Whisper: Jack speaks the truth on this matter. Why do you attack him? The X stands for Christ in the Greek. You are the one who is showing ignorance now.
---Trish9863 on 11/27/07

In this day many people do things out of Rote, fashion, habit,some do it to save time.but after one is informed of what it implys we should take notice & desist from the practice.Because then we are being willing participants.Since it entails using the full name of our divine saviour ,being His Birthday I extend the wish of a very Happy Joyful Blessed and Happy Christmas for you all as you celebrate each in your own way The coming of the Christ Child , who came to bring us HIS way of redemption.
---Emcee on 11/27/07

No opinions just the facts: Christ is in the word Christmas. So we should not get lazy and not say the whole word. After all, Christ is our redeemer. That is the fact of life.++
---catherine on 11/27/07

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XMAS? As an "ex" opponent to the use of the term "Xmas", I agree with what Jack said about it. I further recommend CN bloggers google The Origin of "Xmas" by Dr. (PhD & ordained minister) Dennis Bratcher.

Paul spoke to the Greeks about the unknown god (quantity, X factor) they erroneously worshipped. (Acts 17:16-34) I believe the hands of God likewise work even thru the term "Xmas" when Christians, like Paul, choose wisely to use it to win converts. :)
---Leon on 11/27/07

Whisper *It stinks to HIGH HEAVEN and what you have written is untrue I do not beleive a word of the stuff you distort!!*

Instead of attacking Jack like a monster, why don't you tell us why Jack is wrong?

I am sure that you have research this topic for years, going to Bible School and self-studying, and have accurate sources to back your response. Please share them . . . .
---Ramon on 11/26/07

**So no matter what meaning they use it is still taking Christ out of Christmas. Jesus Christ is not an X.**

He is when you use the Greek abbrevation "X" (the letter Chi) or IC XC (iota sigma chi sigma), the first and last letters of the Geek spelling of Jesus Christ.
---Jack on 11/25/07

Jack, You really are ....a card....What is it that makes you so wise in your own eyes. It stinks to HIGH HEAVEN and what you have written is untrue I do not beleive a word of the stuff you distort!! Your words are always filled with intimidation and ridicule.
---Whisper on 11/25/07

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They don't no any better and do it in ignorace i did the same thing be for the Lord
fiiled me with his spirit
---Betty on 11/25/07

They are abbreviating the word. To me when they say or spell X-Mas as Christmas they are taking Christ out of Christmas. I know that people will use that the "X" is the Greek meaning for Christ, but technically it is anointed - the Greek translation of the Hebrew word Messiah. So no matter what meaning they use it is still taking Christ out of Christmas. Jesus Christ is not an X.
---Rebecca_D on 11/24/07

Jack "Xnity" for Christianity" If X stands for the name Christ shouldn't the abbreviation for Christianity be Xianity not Xnity? I'm sure you are correct about the origins of the 'X' but that is not the reason most people use it today. The majority simply do not like to use the name Christ and 'X' is a good opt-out for them. Strange how we never hear anyone refer to the anti-x.
---RitaH on 11/24/07

Blessings to you jack, thank you for the insights that you shared with me. Really, I did not know why people did this, but I wasn't here last Christmas. I have only been here since July. God Bless you Jack.
---Cynthia on 11/23/07

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If you spell x-mas you are taking christ out of christmas. The correct spelling would than be Christmas. Christmas is the birth of our Lord and Saviour
---sandr5737 on 11/23/07

**Specifically I believe this x-mas thing is the SPIRIT OF ANTICHRIST**

You're WRONG, Whisper.

Read the two first explanations given at the bottom of this blog, and correct your information.
---Jack on 11/23/07

Hi Cynthia how are you today? Specifically I believe this x-mas thing is the SPIRIT OF ANTICHRIST. That is like taking the Cynthia out of your own birthday. This is the same spirit that crucified Christ, This is the same spirit that killed all the babies under 2 y.o. when Jesus was born. This is the Christ hating spirit that spells X-MAS.
---Whisper on 11/23/07

I don't think that true Christians do this. Many church-goers might but people who truly know and love the Lord do not wish to erase His name from anything. I will not use Xmas or Merry on my greetings. Merry, here in U.K. at least, means 'tipsy' or 'getting drunk'. I prefer Happy Christmas, Christmas Greetings, Christmas Blessings etc. I make as many of my own cards as I have time to do, so I am in control of the wording outside and inside the cards.
---RitaH on 11/23/07

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It is I suppose an easy abbreviation.
They may say that X is a cross, therefore means Christ, because He is associated with the Cross, but I think that is pretty weak.
---alan_of_UK on 11/22/07

Cynthia, Actually I spell it "Saturnalia" which it actually is . Not a mass(Catholic) for Christ!
---1st_cliff on 11/22/07

Here we go again. This gets brought up several times a year.

The X in the form "X'mas" is the first letter of XPICTOC--the Greek spelling of "Christ".

You also see this standard abbreviation (used even in manuscript Bibles anciently) in such forms as "Xn" or "Xian" for Christian, "Xnity" for Christianity, and such.

For that matter, the Greek letter THITA is used as an abbreviation for God (ThEOC).

Lighten up, people!
---Jack on 11/22/07

The X stands for Christ in a language, I think the Greek, BUT I am not 100% certain about that.
---Trish9863 on 11/22/07

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