Is the celebration of Christmas, Biblical?
I recently wrote a Hub article that discusses the Biblical nature of Christmas, and it got me to thinking: Do you feel as though the celebration of Christmas is sanctioned by the Bible? Why or why not?
Is going to 'church' on Saturday or Sunday Biblical? Bible doesn't 'specify' which 'day' we are to "Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy" (Exodus 20:8-11)! As a matter of fact, JESUS was accused of being 'unlawful' and 'the devil' for healing on the Sabbath (Matthew 12:10-45)!
We (men) have chosen 'a day' to honor the birth of Christ (holy day) and that's December 25th as we have chosen 'a day' to honor the Sabbath; (Saturday or Sunday).
"Therefore let no man judge you in meat, or in drink, or in 'respect of any holy day,' or of the new moon, or of the 'sabbath days:" (Colossians 2:16)!
Thanks Larry! You taught me something that I never saw in Scripture; there were not "3" wise men. Ps 72:10 "The kingS of Tarshish & of the isleS shall bring presents: the kingS of Sheba & Seba shall offer gifts." Sounds like MORE than "3!"
Yes indeed Norine! Its amazing how you can read the Bible multiple times and still discover little things that you never recognized. Happens to me each time I read it haha.
We (ALL) continue to grow into HIS likeness! II Cor 3:18 says we "change from glory to glory..." & I'm glad I do; otherwise, not "IN" Christ but "complacent!"
GOD doesn't place people in our lives for NOTHING! haha
Luke starts off his chapter with the birth of Jesus and the celebration of the angels, Wise Men, etc.
So while they didn't have a Christmas tree and other accoutrements, the celebration of Jesus' birth is in the Bible. You just didn't have anyone outside of the event celebrate it for a long time.
And you CAN argue when it took place, like whether or not Jesus was born in April when lambs usually were or December as is celebrated today.
AMEN! I like this Tammy (WORD)!
And Col 2:16 tells us "not to 'Judge' an holy day!"
Agreed. But my problem with Christmas is that its surrounded by customs that are not Biblical.The Bible gives us no indication of how we are to celebrate His birth. Ecclesiastes 7:1 even says it is better to celebrate one's death than birth (Easter)
If Matt 2:11 says "The Wise men bought "gifts" at HIS birth" isn't that "honoring HIS Birthday?"
Men have "commercialized" the day forgetting the "Reason for the Season!"
EVERYDAY we worship="honor"GOD&"Remember the Sabbath"="Rest"IF "IN" Chri
The wise men didn't come to His birth though. Luke shows that it could have been up to two years before the wise men actually made it to see Jesus. And during that time, it was customary in the Far East to present Kings with gifts when you visited.
Why it's "customary" today to "honor" "the child" at HIS birth! Matt2:1 "Now when Jesus was born...there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem." (v11)"...& when the had opened their treasures, they presented unto him GIFTS..." Enough for me!
Well, I would agree. But people never give gifts to Christ today (i.e. donations to Church or charity work). They spend it on gifts for everyone else instead haha.
That's because the holidays, all holidays, have been over commercialized.
I AGREE guys! We are ALL "Guilty!" I keep reminding my grandchildren "It's not your birthday (ages 1-8) anyway; It's JESUS'! Soon we won't "commercialize!" Same w/my kids who NOW volunteers!
"UNDERSTANDING" (children are "limited") heals!
by ngureco 7 years ago
What is Sabbath? What Day is the Sabbath, Saturday or Sunday?
by santosardee 9 years ago
Many religion now see Catholicism and Paganism more similar to each other. For example, the celebration of Christmas in Dec 25 by Catholics is rooted from a Pagan celebration according to some religion.
by Louis Fourie 15 months ago
Do we keep the Sabbath on Saturday or Sunday? The commandments tell us to remember it!The commandments tell us to keep the Sabbath Holy. Did we forget the Sabbath and was the Sabbath changed to Sunday?
by PlanksandNails 5 years ago
Did the three wise men actually visit Jesus at birth as the Christmas nativity scene depicts?According to the Bible, the wise men arrived in Bethlehem approximately 2 years after Jesus was born.
by Michael-Milec 21 months ago
Not believing in a Christmas, makes one a none-believer?Christmas doesn't exist, it is a man-made 'holiday'.As for me, I don't believe in 'Christmas' as it is presented, celebrated and commercialized publicly. Don't take me wrong, please I am a firm believer.
by retellect 6 years ago
Is Jesus still the reason we celebrate Christmas?
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