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Is the celebration of Christmas, Biblical?

  1. Larry Slawson profile image98
    Larry Slawsonposted 16 months ago

    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?

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    Norine Williamsposted 16 months ago

    YES!

    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)!

    Merry Christmas!

    Stay Blessed!

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      Norine Williamsposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      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!"

    2. Larry Slawson profile image98
      Larry Slawsonposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      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.

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      Norine Williamsposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Amen!
      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
      Thanks again!
      Happy New

  3. tamarawilhite profile image91
    tamarawilhiteposted 16 months ago

    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.

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      Norine Williamsposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      AMEN!  I like this Tammy (WORD)! 

      And Col 2:16 tells us "not to 'Judge' an holy day!"

      Merry Christmas!
      Blessings

    2. Larry Slawson profile image98
      Larry Slawsonposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      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)

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      Norine Williamsposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      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

    4. Larry Slawson profile image98
      Larry Slawsonposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      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.

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      Norine Williamsposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      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!

    6. Larry Slawson profile image98
      Larry Slawsonposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      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.

    7. gregas profile image80
      gregasposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      That's because the holidays, all holidays, have been over commercialized.

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      Norine Williamsposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      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!

 
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