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Readers Respond: Do You Celebrate Christmas?

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Secular humanists are not the only ones fighting in the "War on Christmas." Many Christians believe Christmas should not be celebrated or observed. Every year during the holidays, I hear from numerous believers who say that God never intended for Christians to commemorate Christ's birth. Others say that birthday celebrations are of pagan origins and, therefore, Christians should have nothing to do with Christmas celebrations. What do you say? Do you celebrate the birth of Jesus at Christmas? If so, we'd love to hear from you. If not, please tell us why.

Christmas is Pagan

The Lord commanded us to worship Him in Spirit and in Truth, not with vain festivals and holidays. If you still do not see the problem with Christmas, then please listen to this: Firstly, we are lying to the world when we affirm 25th December as the Lord's birthday, because even church leaders admit that no one knows the exact day of the Lord's birth. Did not revelation tell us that all liars have a part in the Lake of Fire? Then how can we lie to the world and fellow believers about this? What kind of testimony are we giving to the world when we lie about the Lord's birth? This is blasphemy of the Gospel! Secondly, there is no doubt from true records that Christmas consisted of traditions of pagans who did various things to worship a false god. Now if this is the case, should that not be an alarm to us that we should never partake in these traditions? Are we not commanded to worship Him in Spirit and in Truth? How then can we worship Him with pagan traditions? May God forgive us!
—Guest Esther

Do it For the Glory of God

1 Cor. 10:31 - "Whether therefore you eat, or drink, {{or whatever you do}}, do all to the glory of God." Colossians 3:17 - "And whatever you do, in word or deed, {{do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus}}, giving thanks to God the Father through him." Whether the dates are not known...we celebrate Christmas for the glory of God, nothing wrong with that.
—Guest Pastor Victor

Kindness

I believe in kindness and if giving gifts gets someone to be kind to you that is not love. Not giving the right present makes you pitied, that is not love. Being lonely 364 days of the year and hearing from supposedly busy or caring friends loved ones on the remaining days if the year they call Christmas is not live but sad. For in the other days I might of needed a friend, a job, some food or a place to sleep. Christmas is but a reminder like Father's Day and Mother's Day how little friends we have, a reminder that we are alone in the world. I choose not to celebrate because I am not a hypocrite contact me on all the other days that I was without a friend, food, or shelter. Kindness and remembering giving and sharing should be every day. I despise the people I only hear from one day a year. Who are they, I do not know them?
—Guest Donna

Tradition of Man - Emnity

I believe Christmas is a tradition of man and from the system of the world which is influenced and originated in the heart of Satan. We as Christians are commanded to keep ourselves unspotted from the world (James 2:26) or the love of the Father is not going to be in our heart. True Faith is to be completely dependent on God in every detail of our lives and doing His will not our own.
—Guest preshusfire

Where Has He Gone?

The number one thing to do is spend, spend, spend. What happened to the real meaning of Christmas?
—Guest JOHN

Christmas is Not Christian

Jesus asked us to remember his death, which date is recorded in the Bible. Not his birth, which the date is not. The so called wise men or Magi were sent by Herod who wanted to kill Jesus, he doing the bid of Satan who would use the star (they were Astrologers. God would not have sent them.) when they arrived Jesus was then in a house not stable so some time later, that is why Herod wanted boys of two years and under killed. They were warned in a dream not to report back to Herod. All the festivities of Christmas are pagan and would not be approved of Almighty God or his Son. Plus not giving under compulsion but willingly. 2 Corinthians 9:7.
—Guest Trish

Dec 25 Not Christ's Birthday

The Bible does not tell us to celebrate Christ's birthday. The Bible is silent on this. We should not add to or take away from his word. This is a holiday created by man. We should remember every day that he died for our sins so that we can be forgiven. We need to repent from our sins, confess we believe he is Lord and be baptized for the remission of sins. We are told also not to forsake the assembly. Then we should strive to always obey his word and try to be a good Christian.
—Guest Patricia Howard

No, I Don't Believe in Christmas

Who's birthday are we celebrating anyway? The Bible does not mention anything about the date of Jesus' birth so why do we want to associate Jesus with something pagan. Of course, I celebrate Jesus' birth in my heart everyday, not the 25th.
—Guest Guest Sam

Born 9 Months from Feast of Annunciation

Here is a great read for a scholarly inquiry concerning the birth of the anointed King of kings. (http://www.bib-arch.org/e-features/christmas.asp) No one knows for certainty in our time when the Christ came forth from the sealed womb of Mary, but scholars know that early Christians (Augustine, Tertullian etc.) knew of tradition that considered the month of Nisan to be the time of the conception as well as the time of redemption. Augustine was familiar with this association. In On the Trinity (c. 399–419) he writes: “For he [Jesus] is believed to have been conceived on the 25th of March, upon which day also he suffered; so the womb of the Virgin, in which he was conceived, where no one of mortals was begotten, corresponds to the new grave in which he was buried, wherein was never man laid, neither before him nor since. But he was born, according to tradition, upon December the 25th.” We don't know for sure, but we can "lay down our lives for others... loving others like Jesus loves us".
—Guest TJ Thomas

I Do Celebrate Christmas

All this really depends on the way we celebrate Christmas, that is, do you drink excessively, eat too much, and do things that are not respectable to both God and humans? As for me, it is more about a spiritual celebration, spending much more time with God than ever.
—Guest Petra

Jesus' Birthday

We celebrate Christmas because it's Jesus' birthday, he was also born to die for our sins.
—Guest amiyah morton

Pagan

It is a pagan celebrated for over 4000 years - never ever been related to the birth of Jesus Christ - Lucifer had been very clever to mislead all the nations.
—Guest Hermann

I Do Love and Celebrate Christmas

Remember if the heavens could celebrate the birth of Christ by leading the magi to present to the new born baby with gifts in their hands each; those gifts can only be presented to a King. So, it was God himself that instituted Christmas.
—Guest Rev'd. Michael

I Do Love Christmas!

I do really love Christmas because I do believe in our Savior Jesus Christ !♥
—Guest christian

I Love this Time of Year

Idolatry is all around us every day, and yes, the Roman Church was notorious in painting a Christian veneer over pagan rituals. Anyone who spends any amount of time prayerfully doing 2 Timothy 2:15 will come to realize when - within moments - he was born. Each of us realizing the truth can celebrate that. There have been and will be many more "Jesus" that will draw away from the true Messiah - remember there has been a great delusion poured out and most are asleep - with eyes wide open. Be thankful and celebrate and glorify Him - not that you know him but that you are known.
—Guest Thom

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