Many people will argue that God gave man the gift of free will in the Garden of Eden. A close study of the story of the temptation of Adam and Eve may indicate a more sinister source.
We love the idea of a new year, because we enjoy the opportunity of starting over. We love new beginnings, which is why we get such joy out of the birth of a baby. Thankfully, we serve a God who also loves new beginnings – who loves to create new things.
When did the story of Christmas begin? The world had its ideas. The Bible also tells us of that beginning, but in very different ways in each of the four gospels.