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Let’s Say “Merry Christmas” Again!

Friday, December 9th, 2016
Front Left To Right: Alveda King (Director of Civil Rights for the Unborn), Dean Nelson (Board Chair of the Douglass Institute) and Day Gardner (President of the National Pro-Life Union). Back: Rev. Walter Hoye III (Founder of Issues4Life)

Front Left To Right: Alveda King (Director of Civil Rights for the Unborn), Dean Nelson (Board Chair of the Douglass Institute) and Day Gardner (President of the National Pro-Life Union). Back: Rev. Walter Hoye III (Founder of Issues4Life)

Friends, just after Thanksgiving, my good friend Dr. Day Gardner called me and said: “We need to say Merry Christmas again.” I totally agreed.

We quickly called our partners in Christ Rev. Dean Nelson and Rev. Walter Hoye to get the ball rolling and Christmas Bells ringing. The Movement has legs now.

LET’S SAY MERRY CHRISTMAS AGAIN!

Together we, Day, Alveda, Dean and Walter are promoting the letter Walter has written below to Pastors. Join us as we celebrate Christmas by signing on sharing the letter far and wide.

God bless you,
Evangelist Alveda King

Please sign our LET’S SAY MERRY CHRISTMAS AGAIN LETTER

Dear Pastors, community leaders and all believers …

Brothers and Sisters, Merry Christmas in the mighty and matchless name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, as we prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ, let us remember the reason Christ was born and the price He paid for the sins of the world as the Holy and Spotless “Lamb of God” slain before the foundation of the world. Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, born of the Virgin Mary, lived and died that the world would have a second chance at eternal life in Heaven.

Lifting up the name of Jesus in the public square, especially this time of year has and is the practice of billions around the world. December 25th (“Christmas Day”) has been a federal holiday in the United States of America since June 28th, 1870, when Congress created the original four holidays (“New Years Day”, “Independence Day”, “Thanksgiving Day” and “Merry Christmas.” Indeed, celebrating “Christmas”, the birth of Christ, is as American as it gets.

As Christians let us reject the trend to substitute “Happy Holidays” for “Merry Christmas”.

As Christians let us remember the admonition of Christ Himself in Luke 9:26 and boldly proclaim “Christ is the reason for season” by saying “Merry Christmas” as we consecrate His holy and miraculous birth in the language of our everyday lives.

Is saying “Merry Christmas” demanding that non-Christians convert to Christianity?

No! Of course not.

Just as someone in the Jewish faith who says “Happy Hanukkah” isn’t demanding that Christians or non-Christians convert to Judaism, neither are Christians who say “Merry Christmas” demanding that non-Christians convert to Christianity.

When we Christians greet the world with “Merry Christmas” we are openly expressing to the world that we believe in Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior. Not only is the public expression of our faith in Christ encouraged in the Bible, it is one of the fundamental freedoms we have and enjoy as Americans.

So let us reject the trend to say “Happy Holidays” or any other substitution for “Merry Christmas” and both faithfully and fearlessly say “Merry Christmas”.

May God richly bless you and yours.

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Evangelist Alveda King with Post Election Prayers for the Holidays

Friday, November 18th, 2016
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“Stay on good terms with each other, held together by [Agape] love.” Hebrews 13:1 (MSG)

The 2016 Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are at our doors. Yet, so many Americans are still reeling with post election shock. Several weeks ago, I realized that if God didn’t touch our hearts with healing, during the holidays many of us would have miserable times around the family and friend tables of America. So I rolled up my sleeves and got on my knees so to speak, and began to pray for America. Then I designed a holiday meme and began writing this message.

Somehow, America has elected a new president, Mr. Donald Trump. He needs our prayers, not our vitriol. The fussing and fuming is hurting our fragile relationships in our homes, our churches and in the marketplace. Throughout the 2016 debates and elections, many, including “yours truly” have reminded America that with prayer, we can do as my Uncle MLK often said: “We must learn to live together as brothers [and sisters] or perish as fools.” My Uncle MLK, Daddy Rev. A. D. King and Grandfather Daddy King often taught from Acts 17:26: “Of one blood, God made the human family to live together on the earth.” So we are not separate races, from womb to tomb, we are one blood, designed by our Creator to live together on the earth.

Honestly this has been a very difficult season for me; testing my faith and my love for God’s human family. From the onset of my publically acknowledged support for the 2016 candidacy of first Dr. Ben Carson and then Mr. Donald Trump, I have received so much angst that if it hadn’t been for God’s mercy and forgiveness in my heart, for myself and for my loved ones – friends, family, church members and others – I would have fallen into sin by either striking back at those who don’t agree with me or at least trying to defend my position.

Never mind that during the elections I wrote many blogs and participated in many interviews explaining that in accord with Proverbs 3: 5 and 1 Timothy 2:2 we Americans must trust God and not the human candidates to rescue America from this present state of disharmony. People still continued to flay each other with words, and in some cases as with the violent protesters, with physical acts of anger. Yet God continues to shine through our 2 Chronicles 7:14 prayers, and we must continue to pray and trust that even in the midst of the Book of Revelation Days, God has not abandoned us.

In closing; during this 2016 winter holiday season, let those of us who will, agree that for Thanksgiving, we will carve the turkey and not each other with our words. Then in repentance and Agape Love, for Christmas, let us celebrate the birth and Gospel of Jesus Christ, The Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. Let Agape Love prevail.

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