Snow covers the lawn of the White House as seen through the fence along Pennsylvania Avenue, December 6, 2002. Residents in the nation's capital were digging out from six to eight inches inches of snow that fell in the area yesterday. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarq
ASSOCIATED PRESS - There's something for just about every faith at the White House this holiday season.
During the course of 24 hours last week, President Bush helped light a menorah for Hanukkah and the national Christmas tree, and visited a mosque at the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
The effort is as much about not offending as about including.
The official cards from the president and first lady do not mention Christmas. Little about its cover painting of a Franklin Roosevelt-era Steinway piano in the White House's grand foyer, save red draperies and flowers, calls the holiday to mind. One recipient even mistook it, especially given the card's early arrival, for a Thanksgiving greeting.
I hope we raise Him up all the time so that He can draw all men unto Himself. I think we should all look at this holy day called Christ-mass and think about where the Coca-Cola Santa came from. Listen to Spurgeon as he speaks about "Christ and Christ-mass" on this site or read from swrb.com what Calvin had to say about these Popish celebrations and the mass itself. What an abomination! As far as the President's faith goes, I don't think you can expect a godly man to succeed in such an occupation where there is so much corruption due to the power of the office. If he is celebrating faith then we might ask, faith in what?
The issue here is not one of favoring one religion over another nor of looking to governments which admittedly tend to be comprised of many who are unfortunately ungenerate but one of individually being faithful to whom it counts and that is Jesus Christ. All those who truly name the name of Christ will raise His banner high no matter what the cost. 1Pe 4:16