The Church of God is one but overtime on the note of Christmas, Pastors and Evangelists tends to see it from different perspective. Hear their View:
Dr D.K Olukoya of Mountain of Fire and miracles ministries said: “In Mountain of Fire, we don’t celebrate Christmas because the root is demonic. Many a Nigerian pastor swathes himself in that rapacious cloak even as it evolves into an iron cage from which he mesmerizes his habitually-gullible followers, leading them on by a leash, into his iron cage.”
Pastor Kumuyi of Deeper Life Bible church Said“We don’t celebrate Christmas. It actually came from idolatrous background. That is why you don’t hear us sing what they call Christmas carol, Never! We always say it is the December retreat. We are only gathering together because it is the holiday period and love the lord more, and rededicate ourselves more. “When you find anybody coming in, or any leader, trying to introduce the idolatry of mystery Babylon, that they call Christmas and you want to bring all the Christmas carol saying that is the day that Jesus was born, and you don’t find that in the Acts of the Apostles or in the early church, then you don’t find that in the church either.
Charles Spurgeon one of the for front minister of the early ages known as a powerful preacher once wrote:
“WE HAVE NO superstitious regard for times and seasons. Certainly we do not believe in the present ecclesiastical arrangement called Christmas : first, because we do not believe in the mass at all, but abhor it, whether it be said or sung in Latin or in English; and, secondly, because we find no Scriptural warrant whatever for observing any day as the birthday of the Saviour; and, consequently, its observance is a superstition, because not of divine authority.
Some other ministers of the Gospel has anyway see Christmas from another perspective, this is what some of them said:
Bishop J.O Oyelade of Christian Church International said: If they ask me about Christmas, I will tell them; Christmas is one of the significant season to Christians because without Christmas this world is lost forever. John 3:16 is God demonstrating Christmas to the World.
Reinhard Bonnke the Great evangelist to Africa said: People ask Do you like Christmas?” Like it? God planned the world for it! That was the key of history locking together all days. Without Christmas the world would be meaningless… The Incarnation and work of Christ are God’s greatest achievement. Christmas! It is HIS day, not the festival of fried turkeys and geese. Those who quibble about the 25th of December being once a pagan mid-winter feast have no perspective whatever. They may as well say we can’t grow wheat in a field because some thorns grew there before. “Beyond all questions the mystery of godliness is great: He appeared in a body!” 1 Tim. 3:16. Have a very merry Christmas.
Joel Osteen also said: Christmas is the perfect time to celebrate the love of God and family and to create memories that will last forever. Jesus is God’s perfect, indescribable gift. The amazing thing is that not only are we able to receive this gift, but we are able to share it with others on Christmas and every other day of the year.
Norman Vincent Peale said: Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
Pope Francis of the Catholic Church also said: God never gives someone a gift they are not capable of receiving. If he gives us the gift of Christmas, it is because we all have the ability to understand and receive it. Christmas is joy, religious joy, an inner joy of light and peace.
The Bible which concludes every man’s disposition therefore says in Romans 14:5: One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. 14:6 He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks. 14:8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s.