From the article: Why Do Christians Celebrate Christmas on December 25?
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.
His Death, Not His Birth
- We are to celebrate his death, not his birth period. many so called christians do not know what or why they celebrate man made holidays. I believe is because they listen to preachers, that they themselfs know not what they are preaching. christmas is an Abomination to Yahweh.
- —Guest Jose
A Pagan Date
- This is a pagan date why would you associate GOD and a pagan celebration. All through scripture GOD says He hates mixed worship. Jeremiah 10 speaks clearly of the practice of heathens. Are you a Christian or a heathen? Why don't christains celebrate the days GOD says are His. Leveticus 23 clearly state that these feasts are the feasts of the LORD. John 1:1-4 clearly states who the word is. If this word says to do these things we should do them. Not some man made traditions and being pagan.
- —Guest Mark
No, We Shouldn't
- The only thing we were told to do is remember the death of Jesus that is why there is no mention in the bible of when he has born because it didn't matter it was his unsinfull death that was importent also he died when he was 33 and a half so count back 6 months from his death and it doesn't take u to Christmas
- —Guest Richard
Christmas is not worthy of celebration
- The reason behind it is that the origin of Christmas is of paganism. However one would choose to say that we should observe the birth of Jesus Christ but must it be done through Christmas? You can observe any day equally for the commemoration of everything Jesus came to do on this earth but through only one medium-The Last Supper-because that concludes everything that Jesus performed on earth. Why burden ourselves with a celebration(s) Jesus had not commissioned us to observe. I sincerely believe that if you want to please Jesus through a medium,opt for Jesus' commission to: Preach the good news of God's Kingdom to the entire inhabited earth. Take on the preaching work and I'm beyond doubt that Jesus will appreciate your lifetime devotion to the preaching work as His Disciples did.
- —Guest Elijah
YES I celebrate the Birth of Jesus!
- The Holy Bible gives us the example. The Gospel of St. Luke Ch. 2. The angels in Heaven celebrated His birth praising God. The Gospel of St. Matthew Ch. 2. Wise men fell down, and worshiped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts. It is a shame though, that in modern society, Christmas is such a huge commercial industry. "Celebrating" is lost in self-indulgence. The actual date of His birth is irrelevant. That He was born to be our sacrifice is very relevant. And because of this, my family and I do celebrate Christmas!
- —Guest Chris
A Reason to Celebrate
- At Christmas we give gifts to one another as God gave his most precious gift to us. We give with our hearts and with our hands. We spread good will and hope. It is a time in the bleak midwinter when we reunite and strengthen bonds. It's a time when we are reminded of Christian charity, because we need to be reminded. We make time for one another. We give the best of ourselves and by doing so we give to Him. I think the Lord would approve.
- —Guest Victoria Tucker
Why Do You Feel Threatened?
- Why do people feel threatened when I celebrate Christmas? They go into arguments as to why I am wrong. They say it is not in the Bible, they say it offends them, etc. For the sake of argument let's assume they are right. Who are they to attack my beliefs? I would be reviled if I had the temerity to attack Islam, or other religions. If I want to celebrate the birth of Christ, it is my business. If people deign to worship the mighty dollar, that is their business. I am free to worship an aluminum pole if I so desire. Stop trying to eradicate my belief by removing Christ from Christmas. You are welcome to your beliefs, let me follow mine.
- —Guest Al
No, Because This Is Rationalizing Sin
- This article makes no biblical reason this pagan holiday should be observed, and never points out that he told us not to worship him as the pagans worship their gods. When we "christainify" the holidays, we are doing as the pagans do. Sin is a VERB. An act. It's something you DO. When you act out other god worship, that is something you are DOING. What is in your heart is relative and only leads to sin, but is not he sin itself. This article is a lie from the pit of hell, and you are leading others to their eternal deaths with this lie.
- —Guest Sondra
Do not celebrate Mxas
- Bible tells us to remember Jesus death and why he died. Nothing about remembering his birth. Majority of so called Christians think about gifts and family dinners not Jesus. Just like Easter the Raising of Jesus is discussed and then there is talk about the Easter bunny and egg hunts. Who was raised on the 3rd day? Was it Jesus or the Bunny. Too many lies just to get along within the church.
- —Guest Sam
Decided Not to Celebrate
- My husband and I just recently decided to NOT celebrate christmas. 1. It isn't in the bible. 2. God commands us to commemorate the death of His Son dying for our sins NOT His birthday - which IS NOT ON Dec 25th. 3. Luke 2- Shepherds watching their sheep.... according to history, the sheep are taken in around October and released back to the pastures in March. If SO, then Jesus was not born in the middle of winter. 4. Christmas was coined so by 4th century roman Julius 1 when they worshiped the sun god mithra. In order to make the "holiday" more believable for "Christianity" he named Dec 25th Christmas and the birth date of Christ. WHAT BS. 5. God commands us NOT to follow pagans or worship idols. Good enough?
- —Guest Lorelei7
Christmas is not Biblical
- Charles Spurgeon said it well; "We have no superstitious regard for times and seasons. Certainly we do not believe in the present ecclesiastical arrangement called Christmas: first, because we do not believe in the mass at all, but abhor it, whether it be said or sung in Latin or in English; and, secondly, because we find no Scriptural warrant whatever for observing any day as the birthday of the Savior; and, consequently, its observance is a superstition, because not of divine authority. (Charles Spurgeon, Sermon on Dec. 24, 1871)."
- —Guest Mike Wood
No, I don't celebrate
- Buying people material gifts (the majority don't even need them or like them), decorating a Christmas tree, hanging up stockings, asking Santa for toys, having drunken office Christmas parties, etc. has absolutely nothing to do with "celebrating" Christ. It baffles me that in 2013 so many people still go into debt over Christmas. This is most definitely something Jesus would not want us to do. If everyone took the hundreds/thousands of dollars they spend and actually spent the entire day feeding/clothing the poor, building a homeless person a tiny shelter, etc. then that would be celebrating Christ. Don't get me wrong...I like attending Christmas parties but in no way am doing this to celebrate Christ.
- —Guest BJ
I Do Not Celebrate Christmas Anymore
- I have been celebrating christmas since child up unto 2 years ago , christmas is a sugar coated day to make christians believe its a day of Christ, which It is certainly not , its the celebration of sun gods and candles as for the afrikaans name "kersfees" which means the feast of candles, further more it has never been mentioned anywhere in the bible that we should be celebrating his birth. Celebrating christimas on especially this day the 25th is rather in my opinion a total disgrace to Christ, for it is trully not the celebration of Christ's birth but only sugar coated as if it is. Saint Nicolas chose this date ,and you can go read it further on ,on the internet its a given fact
- —Guest micke
We Are Not to Celebrate
- here in our church we are not celebrate the christmas because it is not doing for the christian life for celebrate the pagan festival, it is dangerous of christian life to do this kind of celebration and the Scripture says:But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. (Mat. 15:9) But the command of God is of this: God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. in Jireh Reformed Church did not follow the pagans celebration.
- —Guest uarheen
I Do Not Celebrate
- The reason I do not celebrate Christmas is because the early church did not. We are told to celebrate the Resurrection explicitly.The ancient church(Roman) adopted the Roman winter festival as the time of Christs' birth. The Roman church adopts pagan rituals and christianizes them wherever they go and obtain influence. Christmas is a holiday designed to satisfy mans inherit religious nature.
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