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.
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.
Nay to Christmas
- Quite simply put I try to celebrate Jesus everyday just not on some holiday. Plus I kind of actually read my bible. Jesus Christ, I imagine, probably frowns upon the holiday. He never wanted any worship to be given to him over his father.
- —Guest Mikimii
Claiming the Day for God
- Although the date of our Christmas celebration differs from those that use a different calender. Regardless of the pagan roots of the date; claiming the day for God is more plausible then many of those criticizing such; would consider. I should also note that i have a personal, non-celebratory homage for Dec. 25 as a commemoration of the birth of Christ.
- —Guest S. Wesley Mcgranor
Christmas is Corrupted
- No, i do not; and since it was not prescribed to be such a holiday; then i think the spiritual necessity is not a matter. Like days for so-called saints and even church holidays; they are ultimately not going to bring anyone to more of a relation with God. The day is corrupted by commercial subterfuge and reverence. Christmas is a secular observance to most; although disguised other-wise.
- —Guest S. Wesley Mcgranor
Yes, I Celebrate Christmas
- I believe that the Lord Yeshua should be celebrated and remembered for the Love He has for human - kind. The God of Creation cared enough for all of man to give us His Son, so that we may not perish but have everlasting life, in order to have a true relationship with Him. To be able to walk with Him, like Jesus Himself does. Imagine when time is over we will all celebrate with Him. Christmas is just a little glimpse of Heaven.
- —Guest Sandy
Billions Of People Feel Better
- Only the family members, friends or those who are some way related or connected celebrate the birthday or important events of one’s life. Every celebration makes the relationship in the family or/and the group closer and intimate while everyone experiences joy though it varies from person to person. Celebrations make human life individually and collectively lively and enjoyable. It is an occasion to express our love and make others happy. In most of the situations we do not celebrate our own important events of life, but those who love us organize it and celebrate it for our honor. Jesus is loved by many and they celebrate His birthday worldwide. Since it is the celebration of Jesus, the Son of God, it is an occasion of joy and divine grace. Jesus is important in my life. So I celebrate Christmas personally and collectively expressing my love for Jesus. It makes me feel better and I hope Christmas makes billions of people feel better.
- —Guest Frank
I am Celebrating
- I am celebrating Christmas because it's a way of appreciate the work of salvation that Christ came to do for human kind, though the date may not be in the Bible, but its well accepted by me.
- —Guest PASTOR JAMES AYOOLA
Depends on How We Celebrate
- The issue of the celebration of the christmas does not matter even though its origin is pagan. I believe what matters is what one does in the name of christmas-Christ' mass. If one celebrate with the view of marking the birth of christ and its relevanc or significance and as a result keeps the day holy devoid of sin- boozing, fornication, lying e.t.c or anything contrary to the word of God, I see no wrong in its celebration. On the contrary, if one celebrate it as a period of enjoyment of all forms which are tantamount to sin then is better it's not celebrated. Thus if it must be celebrated, then it must be celebrated to mark its essence- the birth of Jesus Christ. Eben.
Why I Celebrate Christmas
- With out JESUS birth there would be no other way to heaven! Thank u JESUS
- —Guest Mike williams
25th of December
- for 1700 or more the 25th of Dec was pagans day. the Jews celebrate their new year Sept 15th. this is much more likely to be the birth of Jesus. not the 25th of Dec
- —Guest Tim Weiss
- I don't celebrate Xmas bcs of the inherent paganism assoc. w/it clouds the issue when I want to remain as close to the One True G~d of Abraham, Issac and Jacob; anything that G~d sees as a sin just gets in the way of following the path he sets out for me. He specifically commanded us not to worship him in any other way than HIS way.....
Yes, I Celebrate Christmas
- Yes I celebrate Christmas. Not only me, the angels were the first to celebrate Christmas. Who announced that Christ was born? How was it announced? With celebration, heavenly funfare and angelic songs. If angels celebrate Christmas how holy are you? Read the synoptic account of the birth of Christ and come back to say you don't celebrate Christmas. He may not have been born in winter but he was born and the angels in Luke's account said he was born for you i.e. you humans not angels. Forget binge drinking, revelling and killing. Christmas or no Christmas human beings will drink and kill one another. Review the number of deaths during the year and tell me they died because of Christmas. The fact is human beings are doomed. They are on the parth of self anihilation. They don't need any holiday before they drink acid and commit leudness. Yes I celebrate Christmass and in fact I celebrate Christmas everyday of my life. Glory be to God.
- —Guest Ade
I Love Him
- i do because he is my saviour, the one who purchased me through his precious blood, his birthday is very significant to me because it is the day i do show how much i loved him.
- —Guest malachy
No Ungodly Holidays for Me
- I was born and raised in the baptist church where Christmas was and is highly regarded. As a result, I grew up celebrating it up until the age of 40. When I began to seek God's truth, and purpose for my life, I began to heed the voice of the Holy Spirit. It wasn't long before Christmas was no longer a part of my life. God allowed me to see the fruit of the spirit behind this day. Professing believers and non believers partake of this holiday. There are parties where many partake of excessive alcohol, ungodly music, excessive spending on futile gifts that feed the flesh and this materialistic world, not to mention the lies being fed to the children. The suicide rate because of depression increased in the past (haven't checked the numbers as of late), and Jesus in many homes is replaced by Satan Clause. Putting the name of Christ on something doesn't make it holy if the spirit of it does not align with the righteous Spirit of God. I respect a person's right to choose as God has given the
- —Guest TruthLover
1-15 of 124Next