Is it wrong to celebrate christmas?

To answer the above we must understand the origins of Christmas. It may seem to us and everyone in the present as the “most wonderful time of the year”, but the celebration is an amalgamation of a variety of pagan traditions and rituals which have morphed into what we see it as today. (Please read this article for more info).

Even the modern depiction of Christ’s Birth; “The Nativity Scene” is not accurate when compared to the New Testament Writings, where we see the visit of the Wise men was almost two years after the birth of Christ. The fact is that the Magi did not visit Christ when He was a newborn placed on a manger. (Please read this article for more info).

We could easily say, “let bygones be bygones”, whatever the origins are; today’s celebration of December 25th is completely different and is focused on Christ. But the 25th of December itself was a Pagan day of worship directed at the “Invincible Sun” (Sol Invictus). (Please read this article for evidence).

It’s been almost 2000 years from the time when December 25th was celebrated as a special day in Rome separated for their Sun god – Sol. 2000 years seem to be a long time for us, but is it the same for our Creator in Heaven? or is the past 2000 years a blink of an eye for Him? Is it like yesterday? It is a small span of time for Him according to David & Peter(Psa 90:4, 2Pet 3:8). With this in mind, let us read the following;

Deu 12:30,31 Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou enquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise. Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD thy God: for every abomination to the LORD, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods.

If we put the above in context, in the present we are taking a day which was dedicated to the celebration of the Sun and using it to celebrate Christ – our Lord and Saviour. But didn’t God say “do not adapt things that pagans did to their gods and do them towards me” in the verse above? All the other traditions of Christmas Trees, Santa Claus and the like should only cement this view; but sadly most of us carry on with the traditions which were handed down by our forefathers without any examination.

So is it wrong to celebrate christmas? It is upto each individual to make a decision on this regard after carefully considering all the facts. Read, research, test and make your decision. In my case, I would not say “Bah, humbug!”, but I am not fond of any Spirit other than The Holy Spirit; especially not the “spirit of christmas”.

Advertisements

7 thoughts on “Is it wrong to celebrate christmas?

  1. Oldku

    You only need to look no further than inside one’s own heart. The Father knows our hearts. And if they truly belong to Him then have no hesitation in celebrating the greatest of all gifts. The birth of His only son.

    Reply
  2. Felipe Recio

    Totally agree! Same is true for sunday worship, new year, valentine’s day, halloween… thank you, blessings and Shalom!

    Enviado desde Yahoo Mail para iPhone

    El martes, diciembre 12, 2017, 10:53 p. m., Bible things in Bible ways escribió:

    #yiv8658185451 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv8658185451 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv8658185451 a.yiv8658185451primaryactionlink:link, #yiv8658185451 a.yiv8658185451primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv8658185451 a.yiv8658185451primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv8658185451 a.yiv8658185451primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv8658185451 WordPress.com | rameshdesilva posted: “To answer the above we must understand the origins of Christmas. It may seem to us and everyone in the present as the “most wonderful time of the year”, but the celebration is an amalgamation of a variety of pagan traditions and rituals which have morphed” | |

    Reply
  3. Bobbie Perkins

    Oldku,
    The problem with looking at our own heart is only God can do that and we are so easily deceived. We can only see evidence of our heart by our actions that proves our heart’s condition. Does our actions line up with scripture? Are we obeying what is written? Jesus wasn’t born on December 25th. It is a lie. We know where lies come from. It is written (Jeremiah 16:19-21; Amos 2:4) that one day we will look at our traditions that have been handed down; realizing that they are nothing but falsehoods. We will be corrected by God himself in the “wilderness” and we’ll finally see the error of our traditional ways. We need to be careful how we live, working out our salvation with fear and trembling.
    Yet another area of deception…our enemy, Satan, has taken away our fear of God, which is the beginning of wisdom. We have lost Godly wisdom!
    Warning: our correction isn’t going to be welcomed and it is coming.

    Reply
    1. Ninkie

      Excellent reply. Remember Jeremiah 16: 19 O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.
      Also out of the heart comes nothing but evil all the time. So don’t fool yourself into thinking that you are smarter than YHVH.

      Reply
      1. Oldku

        I understand every point made. But don’t be so presumptuous to think that many don’t clearly know this. My heart has been shaped by my relationship with the Lord. During Christmas I celebrate through time with the Lord reading and focusing the scriptures about of his only son sent to give us our salvation. The fact that the date is inaccurate doesn’t lessen the way I spend the time

      2. rameshdesilva Post author

        Dear Oldku,
        I think the issue is that most people do not know what December 25th stood for in history.
        Be a blessing to everyone around you

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s