But many of these Christmas and easter, as with our Sunday, have been given Christian connotations. The "good news" or gospel, according to Jesus, is that the "kingdom of God" becomes a Christmas and easter on earth as we choose to live by love.
If we applied this argument consistently, we would need to discontinue the use of overheads, musical instruments, hymnals, chorus books, the church building, pews, Sunday school, Christian schools, and many other things.
One shepherd stayed with his flock at the same point for three weeks, so lush was the grass. For example, if one discovers that each of the days of the week is named after a pagan god, must we then stop using those names?
The backbone of history is chronology. Whether the custom began with Boniface or Luther, we know the Christmas tree has distinctly Christian roots.
Written for those with limited language skills. It is amazing that many believers are not willing to accept what even secular writers like the authors of Encyclopaedia Brittanica have understood clearly - that Christmas and Easter are of pagan origin.
Then Jesus, who was physically wounded but alive, met secretly with his disciples for some days before Jesus disappeared. Many spent the day quietly at home. It was actually never celebrated by believers in Messiah until sometime after AD. We must remember that Semiramis also known as Ishtar of Babylon, the wife of Nimrod and mother of Tammuz, was the same goddess worshiped throughout the world under various names, such as the Egyptian fertility god, Artemis, the Roman goddess of licentiousness, Venus, the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, and the Ephesian, many-breasted fertility god, Diana, as well as many others.
As parents we must be careful of misrepresenting the gospel of our Savior to our children. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven" Matthew 5: All food is clean, but it is wrong for a man to eat anything that causes someone else to stumble.
Their consciences remain clear until a weaker brother acquaints them with the original pagan connections. Emperor Claudius ll believed that refraining Roman young soldiers from the marriage made them a better soldier. The evergreen tree is a symbol of the eternal life which Christ, the Son of God, offers to man via another tree, the cross Rev.
My answer to the question, "Do Christian deists celebrate Christmas and Easter? Because of the translation of the KJV, "every appearance of evil," some have taken this to apply to anything that even looks like it might be evil.
Everywhere we go during the season, the signs of Christmas are there with all their glitter, tinsel, lights, greenery, cards, festivities, carols, bells, Santas, manger scenes, angels, trees and presents--and the push by Madison Avenue and the gimmicks of the retailers.
So how did the Christmas observance get its start? Appropriate for these audiences: They look for the season to give joy, rather than the Person of the season. But Christians of former times not only learned these heathen ways, they also incorporated them into their worship.
It seems that the points of reference for this preacher were to "wood cut from the forest," "they decorate it with silver and gold," "he plants a fir" an evergreen tree"scattered your favors.
Also, it is a time when many animals give birth to their young. Furthermore, to say that Jesus was no longer an infant because the magi visited Him in a house rather than a stable is quite weak. In trinitarian theology, Christmas is seen as the event in which God became "incarnated" as a human being, named Jesus, through a miraculous birth to a virgin mother.
The placing of gifts under the tree is much like the heathen who offered various gifts to their idols, and then kneeling before the tree to receive them back again. It is only a command to avoid those customs that are contrary to the revelation of God to Israel.
Think about it thoughif this had never been done before, have you ever wondered why in the world someone would do something as strange as cut down a tree and put it in their house and then decorate it with all different types of ornaments?
They, according to their literature, honor Mother Earth, and hold all of nature with great respect.
The most important thing is how HE feels about it. Just as there is nothing evil in meat sacrificed to idols, so there is nothing inherently evil in the traditional Christmas with the tree, presents, carols, and decorations. Make the Glorification of God your goal. Millions of rupees are spent on Christmas cards and gifts.
However, as is often the case, what is popular is not always right and what is right is not always popular. As human beings have recognized for centuries before the time of Jesus, there is a cycle of life of which we are a part. After the rains the once-barren, brown desert earth is suddenly a field of brilliant green.
But remember the birth of Christ through carols, reading the Christmas story, and times with other members of the body of Christ. Scripture does, however, set down principles which should affect the way we celebrate it.
Halloween is not specifically condemned in Scripture and therefore remains an issue of Christian liberty.Christian plays and musicals for churches and schools. Plays for all ages and denominations including dramas, liturgies, banners and much more. Christmas in Puritan New England.
Jump to navigation Jump to search. The Parliament enacted a law in abolishing the observance of Christmas, Easter, and Whitsuntide. The Puritans of New England then passed a series of laws making any observance of Christmas illegal.
Introduction "Should Christians celebrate Christmas?" or, "How should a Christian celebrate Christmas?" These are questions of concern for many sincere believers.
In fact, many believers dislike the season and have refused to celebrate it at all. A number of reasons are given, and while I might agree with some of their concerns and some of.
CHRISTMAS AND EASTER. This essay is written in response to email from readers who asked, "Do Christian deists celebrate Christmas and Easter?" This question has arisen because some readers, who have recently discovered that they are Christian deists, feel uncomfortable with the trinitarian interpretation of Christmas and Easter.
Christmas and Easter This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.
Should Christians celebrate Christmas or Easter? Does the Bible say we can spiritually celebrate Christmas or Easter? Where do all the modern Christmas and Easter traditions come from?Download