A large, powerful storm system threatened to bring a white Christmas to parts of the Great Plains and dangerous tornadoes to the Southeast, forecasters said.
A winter storm warning is in effect through at least midnight Tuesday for much of Oklahoma and Arkansas and parts of southern Missouri. By the time the storm is through, these areas could have between 4 to 6 inches of sleet and snow.
But precipitation is just part of the concern. The same system could produce relatively long-lasting tornadoes not normally seen this time of year, the National Weather Service notes in its severe weather outlook.
A moderate chance of severe weather is forecast from southeast Texas to portions of the Florida panhandle, according to forecasters. The threat of severe storms may reach as far east as parts of Alabama, southeast Tennessee and western Georgia by Tuesday evening and could reach coastal South Carolina by early Wednesday, the weather agency said.
It's a winter season and Christmas is arrived so it's possible that snow may come to make this Christmas more beautiful..The same system could produce relatively long-lasting tornadoes not normally seen this time of year
@ little mister ©:
A Merry, Merry Christmas to you.
Merry Christmas to all my blogging buds!
merry christmas everyone...remember to keep Christ in your christmas!
If anyone has preponderance of evidence (citation please) that Christ was born at this specific time of year, please bring it forth. As to Xmas, have a man-made Merry Xmas.
The Bible does not give a specific date. It simply states: "THere were also in that same country shepherds living out of doors and keeping watches in the night over their flocks. And suddenly God's angel stood by them, and born to you today a Savior, who is Christ the Lord." – Luke 2:8-11
Facts point to Jesus' birth at approximately the beginning of October when shepherds with their flocks would still spend the night in the fields
Secondly: The only event Jesus specifically instructed his followers to commemorate was his death, not his birth, and this was to be done as a simple communion meal. Luke 22:19, 20
Thirdly: There is no historical evidence that the early Christians celebrated the birth of the Christ. But they did memorialize his death. 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
It was not until more
than 300 years after Jesus’ birth that Christendom
officially began to observe Christmas on
December 25. Interestingly, in themid-17th century,
an act of parliament banned Christmas celebrations
in England. In the United States, the
Massachusetts General Court did the same.
“There is no biblical or historical reason to place
the birth of Jesus on December 25.” It adds that
to the Puritans, “Christmas was nothing but a
pagan festival covered with a Christian veneer.”
That brings us to a fourth reason: The unsavory
origin of the celebration itself. The roots of
Christmas can be traced back to pagan Rome
with its mixture of festivals for honoring the agricultural
god Saturn and the sun god Sol Invictus,
Anthropologists Christian Ratsch and Claudia Muller-Ebeling, coauthors of the
book Pagan Christmas, write: “Like many pre-Christian customs and beliefs, the old feast commemorating
the yearly return of the sun was rededicated
to the birth of Christ.”
In view of the foregoing, can you see why true
Christians do not celebrate Christmas?
My long ago research has to admit that you are correct in your postings. But, I also decided long ago it is not mine or anyones place to tell others they are wrong in their beliefs. Each person has the right to believe and worship ( or not ) as they choose. Who is to say who is right and who is wrong ?
Now, that being said, HAPPY HOLIDAYS to "all" my blogging friends.
@ bobcat (in a hat)©,
Where in my posts did I order or tell others NOT to celebrate Christmas ? Some do some do not, I pointed out the reasons why some do not.
The misconception probably when you said if people were true Christians, they wouldn't celebrate Dec. 25th as Jesus's birthday.
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