Should A Christian Celebrate Christmas

Should A Christian Celebrate Christmas

Introduction

For many Christians, the question of whether one should celebrate Christmas is a confusing and divisive issue. This article will explain what the Bible says about this topic, particularly in relation to the modern-day celebration of the holiday.

The article will be broken down into five main sections:

A brief overview of how Christians are instructed to treat holidays

The history and origins of Christmas

What some churches teach about Christmas today

Common arguments for and against celebrating Christmas

A conclusion that sums up everything and offers suggestions for further reading!

As you can see from this outline, this is a big topic with a lot to cover!

The origin of Christmas

The truth is, the origin of Christmas does not lie in the Bible. The word “Christmas” itself comes from the pagan Roman festival Saturnalia, which was celebrated from December 17th to December 23rd. While it’s true that Jesus was born sometime around 6 B.C., no one knows exactly when; hence, there are many conflicting dates for his birth within our culture’s history. And while some Christians may celebrate Christmas because they want to experience joy during this time of year and others will simply do so because they have family traditions surrounding it (which I think is perfectly fine), neither reason should be used as an excuse for embracing a pagan holiday like Christmas Day itself—not if you’re truly following God’s Word!

In fact, according to various historians and scholars throughout history who have examined Christianity’s roots closely enough, it appears that early Christians did not celebrate Christmas at all! In fact, one scholar named David Wasserstein wrote an article back in 1998 titled “The Origins of Advent” where he discusses how early church fathers such as Tertullian had negative things to say about Roman festivals like Saturnalia being incorporated into Christianity at all:

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The Date of Christmas

The date of Christmas has been a matter of debate for many years. Some people have argued that the 25th of December was chosen for the birth of Jesus because it was considered to be the birthday of Mithras, a pagan god who had his own festival on this day.

However, there is no historical evidence linking these two events and in fact the Bible does not mention when Jesus was born at all (Matthew 2:1-18).

Christmas as a Christian celebration

As a Christian, you may be wondering whether you should celebrate Christmas. The answer isn’t simple, as there are many factors to consider. But here’s one thing you should know: the Bible doesn’t say Christians shouldn’t celebrate Christmas!

The apostle Paul wrote about how Christians were always supposed to remember Christ and put aside their differences during this time of year (Ephesians 2:11-18). While none of the faith’s foundational documents indicate that the celebration should be abandoned altogether—or even that it needs to be avoided—there is no explicit mention of celebrating Jesus’ birth on December 25th.

That said, there are plenty of reasons why celebrating this holiday can be beneficial for your spiritual growth as well as your relationships with others in your community. Whether or not you choose to celebrate Christmas doesn’t depend solely on what God says about it; instead, it depends on what makes sense for both yourself and those around you who may have different beliefs than yours (or no beliefs at all).

The Jesus’ tree

The Christmas tree is often thought of as the symbol of the Christian celebration. It is an evergreen tree, which represents life and hope. Decorations such as lights and ornaments have been added to this symbol over time, but they are not so important in themselves. The main point of celebrating Christmas is to remember that Jesus came into this world to save us from sin and death.

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Conclusion

As a Christian, you can celebrate Christmas as an expression of your faith. You should not be ashamed or feel guilty about participating in this holiday. Instead, you may want to use the occasion as an opportunity to share your faith with others and spread the message of Jesus Christ.

It is okay for Christians to celebrate Christmas to commemorate the birth of Jesus.

As Christians, we should celebrate Christmas to commemorate the birth of Jesus. Christmas is a festival of the Church and it is not just a pagan celebration; it is also a time to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

While most people in Western countries are familiar with Christmas trees, Santa Claus, and angels on top of their rooftops singing “Silent Night” or other holiday carols; these customs have their origins in paganism. However, this does not mean that we should stop celebrating them since they are part of our culture. We even use these customs during worship services when preparing for Christmas Eve services or other special occasions such as weddings or funerals because they are an important part of what makes up who we are as humans living under God’s creation order which He created for us to enjoy together during this life before we go into eternity where there will be no more suffering but only joy!

Conclusion

In summary, Christmas is not a Christian holiday but it has become one because we as Christians have made it so. It may be OK to celebrate Christmas if you are not bothered by the fact that there is no biblical basis for doing so and feel comfortable with any pagan origins associated with the holiday.

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