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Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Truth About Christmas Celebration

Christmas is not Christ's birthday, he wasn't actually born on December 25th. There was so much controversy over when he was really born, but whatever everyone thinks of Christmas, each one has the their own belief bases on the religion they arevinto But does that make any difference to you? We grew up celebrating Christmas. Children's were made to believe that Santa Clause has a naughty or nice list and that he gives toys to all the nice kids on Christmas night. Exchange gifts is also a part of it because of the wise men who presented gifts to the Christ when he was born.

This one was posted on Facebook. I find it interesting what she  said about Christmas and the reason why she don't celebrate it.

" I don't celebrate Christmas because nowhere does it say in the Bible that we should celebrate Christmas. It is not a command from God or from Jesus. Even the word Christmas is not mentioned in the Bible. If God wanted Christ's birthday celebrated, it would have been clearly stated, but it is not. It is instead a pagan holiday that is being celebrated; something God is fully and scripturally against, and He absolutely hates it. Please do a research. Furthermore, there is not a single event in the Bible from the first century Christians along with Jesus' apostles to indicate that they celebrated Christmas.

However, the Bible makes direct reference to only two birthday celebrations, those of Pharaoh of Egypt (18th century B.C.E.) and Herod Antipas (1st century C.E.). These two accounts are similar in that both occasions were marked with great feasting and granting of favors; both are remembered for executions, the hanging of Pharaoh’s chief baker in the first instance, the beheading of John the Baptizer in the latter.—Ge 40:18-22; 41:13; Mt 14:6-11; Mr 6:21-28.

With the introduction of Christianity the viewpoint toward birthday celebrations did not change. Jesus inaugurated a binding Memorial, not of his birth, but of his death, saying: “Keep doing this in remembrance of me.” (Lu 22:19) If early Christians did not celebrate or memorialize the birthday of their Savior, much less would they celebrate their own day of birth. Historian Augustus Neander writes: “The notion of a birthday festival was far from the ideas of the Christians of this period.” (The History of the Christian Religion and Church, During the Three First Centuries, translated by H. J. Rose, 1848, p. 190) “Origin [a writer of the third century C.E.] . . . insists that ‘of all the holy people in the Scriptures, no one is recorded to have kept a feast or held a great banquet on his birthday. It is only sinners (like Pharaoh and Herod) who make great rejoicings over the day on which they were born into this world below.’”—The Catholic Encyclopedia, 1913, Vol. X, p. 709.

As Christians we are to carry out this commandment and that is to "Go therefore, and make disciples of people of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy spirit, teaching them to observe all the things I have commanded you." Matthew 28:19-20. Notice what Jesus said?

Teaching them to observe all things that I have COMMANDED you. And 1 John 5:3 says "This is what love of God means that we observe his commandments and his commandments are not burdensome.

Also the Bible says "For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?" Matthew 16:26"

by Belle

Do we really need to observe Christmas? 


  1. Really, I truly believed that Christmas is a time to share with family, friends and also, a time to be joyous because of our belief that can never be erased...THE BIBLE.

  2. Hindi naman yung exact date ang ipinagdiriwang kundi yung diwa ng kapanganakan ni Jesus. Wala naman talagang naka-aalam at nakatitiyak kung kelan. So, puede namang magdiwang kahit anong araw. Kaya lang, baka walang mga kasabay mag-celebrate?

    Para lang "Tomb of Unknown Soldier" yan...kahit hindi sure kung sino ang nakalibing doon, o para yun sa mga hindi nailibing dahil naglaho sa battlefield, pinararangalan din yung libingan.

  3. I do agree with what is stated here. There is no exact date when Christ was born.. Some bible scholars think it is April or May when Jesus was born. Yea, Christmas is a pagan tradition. Also, Jesus himself stated the we Christians follow what He commanded. Yes to it too. But what the world is celebrating is the birth of the Savior which is prophesied more than 400 years before His birth. PERIOD. Now, I had a question which anyone can give his/her thought. Which is more important; the birth of Christ or the death of the Jesus?

  4. Well that is surprising. But I still think Christmas is all about sharing and spending time with family and friends. :)

    Nakaka surprise lang ito heheh

  5. Yes I know that Jesus was born in April but I celebrate it because of the birth of Jesus and the symbolism behind it. This is the best scripture about Jesus and the foretelling of his greatness, For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace


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