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Should True Christians Continue To Celebrate December 25th As Christ's Birthday? by jadic: 12:42pm On Jun 14, 2020
My honest submission is a big NO! Since there is no scriptural or historical data to back this date. Imagine this, how can something as important as the birth date of our Lord and Savior be built on assumptions, half-truths and ambiguity? Certina Laughlin et al writing in The Almanac of Pastoral Liturgy said that 'although the month and date of Jesus' birth are unknown the Church in the early first century fixed the date December 25th, a day that corresponds to the winter solstice. Bradshaw Paul in his hypothesis 'The Rural History of Religion' posits that the early Church selected December 25th date to appropriate festivities held by the Romans in honor of the Sun god, Sol Invictus. A manuscript credited to the 12th century Syrian Bishop Jacobi-Bar-Saibi writes; 'it was a custom of the Pagans to celebrate on the birthday of the Sun god, December 25th, a day that was marked with wanton revelries and extreme forms of debauchery. The German Protestant Minister, in 1743 Paul Ernst Jablonski argued that Christmas was planned on December 25th to correspond with the Roman Solar holiday; Dies Natalis Solis Invict and was therefore a paganization that debased the true Church. In the Book of Leviticus 19:19 the Lord warns speaking through Moses.... 'You shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed or shall a garment made of two kinds of material come upon you'..... Bro Witness Lee speaking in the footnotes to the above scripture says that 'making a garment without mixing materials signifies that in our conduct as Christians we are not allowed to be mixed, those living the New Testament life should not be seen to be living as the people of the 'world' do, those who belong to the Lord must not live according to the customs of unbelievers! (Eph 4:17, Rom 12 :2)
In 2nd Corinthians 6:14b the Bible says.... or what fellowship does light have with darkness? Bro Lee also expanded this saying...'the word indicated that the believers in Corinth were unequally yoked with unbelievers not separated unto God from worldly people and their practices. Pointing out that considering the believers divine nature and holy standing there should be no accord or harmony between Christ and Belial! So why are Christians being associated with a day that is steeped in idolatry? Even consider this the excessive materialism, overt consumerism and obscene commodification of the days preceding the 25th of December is truly an anathema to the one in whose honor the is celebrated in the first place.
My final word is let the leading lights of the Church the world over appoint an ecumenical think tank, who through deep prayers, insights, study and submission begin the process of unraveling the actual birth date of our Lord Jesus Christ so we can once and for all establish the correct date and in true Christian fashion bury the ghosts of the Christmas' past forever.

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Re: Should True Christians Continue To Celebrate December 25th As Christ's Birthday? by Joshmodest(m): 12:43pm On Jun 14, 2020
Religion is simply a university of confusion !!

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Re: Should True Christians Continue To Celebrate December 25th As Christ's Birthday? by Nukilia: 12:54pm On Jun 14, 2020
Bro! People are less concerned about days of celebration, grin cheesy cheesy
Re: Should True Christians Continue To Celebrate December 25th As Christ's Birthday? by Waylex21(m): 1:19pm On Jun 14, 2020
That the actual date of Jesus' birth is unknown does not nullify the truth of the event. And since the aim of the celebration of Christmas was to rather celebrate the Son of God, rather than the sun-god, and eventually today it's a worldwide holiday known as the celebration of Jesus' birth, the Church has done very well to supplant the sun-god with the Son of God.

Christmas should be celebrated because the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem was well celebrated in heaven and the angels of God even could not contain their joy but shared it with the shepherds. Read that up in Luke's gospel from chapter one and there about.
Finally, God wanted people to know about it, that was why He got His message to the wise men from the East who eventually located Bethlehem as Jesus' birthplace. Read again Gospel of Luke chapter two and following. If Simeon could be glad at His coming, why not you?

As a matter of fact, everyday belongs to God. The Church simply reclaimed a day set aside to celebrate the sun-god to celebrate the coming of the Son of God.


When you ask questions like this, hope you're aware Sunday, the day we Christians go to Church was originally a day set aside for sun worship?

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Re: Should True Christians Continue To Celebrate December 25th As Christ's Birthday? by Missyajoke(f): 2:01pm On Jun 14, 2020
Am an mfm member and my family celebrates Christmas and Easter who cares. Enjoy your life abeg. Pagan koh Pagan in. grin grin grin grin
Re: Should True Christians Continue To Celebrate December 25th As Christ's Birthday? by Janosky: 6:18pm On Jun 14, 2020
Missyajoke:
Am an mfm member and my family celebrates Christmas and Easter who cares. Enjoy your life abeg. Pagan koh Pagan in. grin grin grin grin

You be Mfm Muslim? grin grin
Just asking ooo

Galatians 4:8-11.
2 Corinthians 6:14-16.
Re: Should True Christians Continue To Celebrate December 25th As Christ's Birthday? by Missyajoke(f): 6:23pm On Jun 14, 2020
Janosky:


Mfm Muslim grin grin

Galatians 4:8-11.
2 Corinthians 6:14-16.

grin grin grin grin
When rice and Chicken is not pagan
Different church with different doctrines.
Have always been a conservative.
Re: Should True Christians Continue To Celebrate December 25th As Christ's Birthday? by Janosky: 6:30pm On Jun 14, 2020
Missyajoke:


grin grin grin grin
When rice and Chicken is not pagan
Different church with different doctrines.
Have always been a conservative.

grin grin
But study those Scriptures, please.....
Galatians 4:8-11. 2 Cor 6:14-16. 1 Cor 11:1.
Jesus Christ is wiser than any human.
His example is best for our emulation.

Shalom
Re: Should True Christians Continue To Celebrate December 25th As Christ's Birthday? by Missyajoke(f): 6:49pm On Jun 14, 2020
Janosky:


You be Mfm Muslim? grin grin
Just asking ooo

Galatians 4:8-11.
2 Corinthians 6:14-16.

grin grin grin grin
See ehn have read those bible verses most churches celebrate Christmas except Mfm don't know about other churches. Celebrating Christmas doesn't make you more or less a christian. I know it's a pagan Holiday but the fact that we're celebrating the birth of Jesus doesn't make it Pagan.

My points though
Re: Should True Christians Continue To Celebrate December 25th As Christ's Birthday? by Dtruthspeaker: 7:24pm On Jun 14, 2020
Though Tmes and Laws have been changed now (Daniel 7:25), today we can keep the Laws of God through the Knowledge and Understanding and the Leading of the Holy Spirit.

For by The Goodness of the Lord, the keeping of All the Laws of God is now in the heart (Thoughts) and spirit (soul) and NOT IN THE LETTER as in the circumcision of the heart. Romans 2:29.
Re: Should True Christians Continue To Celebrate December 25th As Christ's Birthday? by vickydankal(f): 9:25pm On Jun 14, 2020
The queen of England celebrates her birthday twice a year, the actual day and the celebrated day.

December is not when we celebrate Jesus’ birthday as a matter of fact December celebrations had to do with different gods. If you are a Christian and Muslims are doing their Ramadan and your pastors decide to host a 2 days revival program for the church, will you say because it was fixed on Muslims festive day you won’t come ? In our work with God considering his end time move celebrating December 25 is small of a thing to take our attention. Let’s get the word.

Bless you
Re: Should True Christians Continue To Celebrate December 25th As Christ's Birthday? by Kobojunkie: 1:29am On Jun 15, 2020
While i no longer celebrate it as the birthday of Jesus Christ, i certainly celebrate on that day because i like to celebrate.... i even celebrate on halloween with costumes and the lot. It is part of what makes life joyous being able to celebrate

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