Over at Scriptorium Daily, John Mark Reynolds discusses some “Myths About Christmas” that are in the typical Christmas carols we sing around this time of the year. He addresses some myths in “Silent Night, Holy Night”, “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing”, and “The First Noel”. A very interesting read.
His observations bring up a good point. Christians sing Christmas carols with gusto, enjoying the beautiful melodies. But it is important to be aware of what we are singing. While none of the songs Reynolds discusses contain heretical myths, it is still important for Christians to be aware of even seemingly small things that disagree with the Scriptural account. Scripture is the only authoritative source on the birth of Christ; everything else, including traditional Christmas carols, must be held up to the truth of Scripture.
~ Melinda ~