Bible Question:

How did it come about that some write X-mas instead of Christmas?

Bible Answer:

The letter “X” in “Xmas” stands for the first letter in the Greek word that is translated as “Christ.” Here is the Greek word,



The letter “X” is symbolic of Christ. Therefore, “Xmas” is an abbreviation for Christmas. However, many are using the abbreviation in an attempt to eliminate Christ from Christmas. Let us keep Christ in Christmas and spell out the full word.

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