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Discussion Question: Should Christians Celebrate Christmas?

Should Christians celebrate Christmas and Easter?

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5 Responses

  1. Yes

    Chances are, Jesus wasn’t born on December 25th, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate his birth. Also, it’s a great opportunity to get people through church doors who wouldn’t normally attend.

  2. Romans 14:5-6 ESV / 115 helpful votes Thank you for your vote.

    One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. The one who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord. The one who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since he gives thanks to God, while the one who abstains, abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God.

    This vs seems like as long as you’re sure in your own mind it’s ok. I wouldn’t think God would have a problem celebrating the birth of his son even if we just picked a day.

  3. All throughout the Old Testament, YHWH created festivity after festivity for the people to celebrate. With the Sabbath being the most notable example, he made it clear that people needed a time to rest so they would not be worn out, other festivities for the sole purpose of acknowledgment and memorization in his people, and to just generally have a good time. So even with consideration of its pagan influence/origins I think it’s acceptable to celebrate Christmas. Perhaps more specifically, I think the celebration of Christmas is wisest for those with kids.

    (This is strictly in regard to Christmas as the remembrance/celebration of Christ’s birth and as a special time to give presents, of course, rather than Santa Clause itself.)

  4. You can celebrate it as a general holiday but there is no Bible authority to celebrate it in a religious sense. Christ commanded his disciples to celebrate/commemorate His death.

    If you want to do a study on the possible birth months of Christ there is some material available on the internet which examines the course of Abijah. It can be narrowed down to 2 possibilities, one of which is late spring, the other is late summer.

    We celebrate Christmas as a time for good will, family and gift giving.

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