Should A Christian Celebrate Christmas?

 

Find out why A Christian Should Celebrate Christmas!

 Should A Christian Celebrate Christmas? Yes or no, would be the possible answers amongst Christians.


  Do you know the right answer to the question, Should a Christian celebrate Christmas? Find out below!


 It may surprise you to know that there are many lies behind Christmas, which in turn will determine whether or not, a Christian should celebrate Christmas.


 Why should a Christian celebrate Christmas? Find out now!


 Welcome to josephedembassey.com. I strongly believe whatever is worth doing is worth doing right. The celebration of Christ is one of those things worth doing.


 The situation at hand, questions the state of the doing; whether it be wrong or right.


 Today, I want to share with you the reasons, whether or not, a Christian should celebrate Christmas. 


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 In specification, what do you think a Christian should celebrate?


What Is Christmas?

 The term 'Christmas' is a product of two words, Christ and Mass. Christmas therefore means, the Mass for Christ.

 For many christians worldwide, Christmas is the most specially, eventful holiday to celebrate the birth of the Saviour of the world.


 To some, it is a holiday not worth celebrating. But why is it so?


 The reason can be traced back to the origin of Christmas, around the third centuries AD.


Also Read: Is Celebrating Christmas A Sin?


 According to some early commentaries, the worldwide Christian celebration (Christmas) was introduced in the early centuries AD, in order to get the attention of the pagans in Rome into Christianity.


An image of lantern light in Christmas article.


 This takes us back to Rome in those days when the winter solstice, saturnalia and Juvenilia festivals were celebrated, precisely in the month of December. 


 These festivals were celebrated to acknowledge the pagan gods and show appreciation according to the pagan believes. 


 Specifically, the Juvenilia festival was celebrated on the 25th of December as the most sacred day of the year in Rome.


Where was Christmas at this time?

 What is called 'Christmas' today,  wasn't known untill the third centuries when Pope Julius the 1st first picked the Christmas day.


What Is Christmas Day?

 Christmas day is the day of which Christmas is celebrated.


 Christmas day is a holiday, an eventful and feasting day for Christians to celebrate the birth of Christ.


When Is Christmas Day?

 According to histories, the Christmas holiday chosen in Rome by pope Julius 1 was and is 25th of December.


The Lies About Christmas Celebration

 If you do a good research about the orchestration of the Christmas holiday, you will find out that Christians invented Christmas not only to celebrate Christ's birth. They did so even to be accepted and recognized by the state.

 The supposed date of Christ's birth in line with the sacred festival of the pagans, is very much baseless, biblically. 

 The Bible doesn't in any way or form, communicate the birth of Jesus to be on the 25th of December.

 What is called Santa Claus in Christmas has noting in identification with Christ's birth.

  The phrase, "Three wise men" usually ministered during Christmas is not found in the Bible.

 Infact, the word "Christmas" is no way in the Bible.

 Therefore, should a Christian celebrate Christmas?


Should A Christian Celebrate Christmas?

 In the church, we have members and visitors. Something very unique about this two is that one is well recognized to the other in terms of involvement in church activities.


 The scene of the church covers a large number of people with different and even conflicting intentions.


 In other words, many people come to church for many reasons. Some of which are contradictory to what the scripture says.


 But does their reasons for coming and their activities in the church withhold the purpose of the church from being accomplished?


 If they don't, then YES, Christians should celebrate Christmas.


 Furthermore, the celebration of Christmas should be from a personal view of the occasion.


Also Read: Why I Celebrate Christmas


 The uniqueness of Christmas and our view of Christmas today is quite different from how it was in the early centuries.


 We no longer view it as a way of getting attention from any group of people.



Some Reasons why A Christian Should Celebrate Christmas

Here are reasons why Christmas should be celebrated.


  • Christians Should Celebrate Christmas Because It Proclaims That Christ Was Born

 The celebration of Christmas regardless of what people do, is centered on the birth of the Saviour.


 "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." (Isaiah 9:6)


 If our families would celebrate our birthdays, why shouldn't that of Christ be celebrated?

Did Christ Command Christians To Celebrate Christmas?

 No, Christ never commanded that Christians should celebrate Christmas. But the celebration of Christ's birth is not against Christ.

 That's the same way I never commanded people to celebrate my birthday. But each time they did, I was always grateful.

 Although Christ's birth wasn't on the 25th of December, the world is made to know that Christ was born.


  • Christians Should Celebrate Christmas Because Of Its Purpose

 I can't tell the individual reasons why people celebrate Christmas in the same way to why people go to church.

 The main purpose of Christmas regardless of the intents of the Christians in the early centuries, is to make Christ known.

 Honestly, this celebration among Christians in the world has made people aware of Christ on Earth.



  • Christians Should Celebrate Christmas In Remembrance Of Christ

 There's a Carol that says the King was born on Christmas day. That's not true.


 It is obvious that the birthday of Christ could not be in December, talk of the 25th.


 Nevertheless, the 25th of December was chosen and now has been agreed upon by many Christians as a memorial day for the birth of Christ.


 "One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.

 He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks." (Romans 14:5-6).


 In addition, Christmas is a period of great feasting, rejoicing and reconciliation in acknowledgement of the birth of the Saviour of the world. 

 The winter solstice, saturnalia and Juvenilia cannot annul it. Therefore, It should be celebrated within the knowledge of Christ for it to be of Christ.


Note:

 The word 'should' is not a Must, it is only a suggestion of the supposed.

 Also, it makes room for everyone to chose whether or not, to celebrate Christmas.


 Personally, I am not one who is given to observation of days and years. But I see nothing wrong with Christians celebrating the birth of Christ, whether on the 25th of December or any other day.


 Remember The Love That We Share On Christmas Day. Endeavour To Share It Everyday.



@JOSEPH EDEM BASSEY


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Joseph Edem Bassey

I am Joseph Edem Bassey, an author of positive life changing and informing books; a writer, singer and minister of the Gospel. Living to inspire my world with my God given vision: the vision of Positive Change and Acknowledgment (PCA). Writing to change my world, positively, while I sing to lift souls to the glory of God.

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  1. This is very helpful on whether a Christian should celebrate Christmas or not. Your point is very clear that the celebration of Christmas or the birth of Christ should be of a personal preference not otherwise. Thank you once again for this.

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