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Should Christians Keep Christmas?
« on: August 19, 2017, 02:15:29 PM »

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I have read a great deal on this subject and it would seem that many of the things associated with Christmas have pagan origins and others things such as revelling, gluttony, drunkenness and all things in excess etc are not even close to Godliness. I often wonder what Christ would have thought about all this in His name and would he accept it?



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Re: Should Christians Keep Christmas?
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2017, 03:49:23 PM »
Revelling, gluttony and drunkenness are bad things in any context, and are not confined to Christmas!

Also, it's perfectly possible to celebrate Christmas in a godly way, without bringing in any of these bad behaviours.

Now why do the people who make such a fuss over the supposed pagan connections of some Christmas traditions ignore the fact that the days of the week have pagan names - yet we are happy to use them all year round?

"Should Christians keep Christmas?" I think that's the wrong question to ask. There's no "should" about it - it's not like baptism or the Lord's Supper, which Jesus commanded us to do. Nor did He forbid us to celebrate His incarnation and birth!

A better way to word it would be, "May Christians keep Christmas?" We don't have to - but most of us do.
"Christ died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and was raised again." (II Corinthians 5:15)

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Re: Should Christians Keep Christmas?
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2017, 05:00:44 PM »
As Deborah has said why shouldn't we celebrate Jesus's birth.

Have you thought how you could make Christmas more of a Christian experience.
Use ecards rather than Christmas ca\rds and give the money to charity. Send Christmas cards, but only 'Christian' cards with a Christian message. Use any card but put a thought or prayer in it.

Presents, if your family already have everything, give them gift cards. These are nice cards that say, the twenty pounds I was going to spend on you has gone to named charity to buy, what ever it can buy.

Ensure that everyone in yur house attends the carol concert adChristmas day service.

At home read the account of Jesus's birth to everyone, if they can't/won't atend church.
Involve those you know who are on their own, either neighbours, friends and those in the church, inviting them over for dinner and ensure there is a present for them.
Lastly send a thank you letter to everyone, including a brief explanation of Christmas in those sent to non christians.


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Re: Should Christians Keep Christmas?
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2017, 09:46:56 PM »
My family and I celebrate Christmas, and I assure you there is no drinking of alcohol or any of the other things mentioned.  We don't drink alcohol at all, at any time.  We keep Christmas as a holy day, celebrating the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.  This big, ugly, lost, evil world can celebrate as they will, but those of us who truly know and appreciate what Christmas is know that it is the sweetest of holidays!  I say if they string lights, put up trees, sing and celebrate in the right Spirit and for the right reason, it's a great thing!

God bless!

Offline Peace Warrior

Re: Should Christians Keep Christmas?
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2017, 01:35:36 AM »
A more apropos question:

Should Christmas be allowed to keep Christians ?

Offline francis drake

Re: Should Christians Keep Christmas?
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2017, 04:09:32 PM »
A more apropos question:

Should Christmas be allowed to keep Christians ?

Haha PW.

It seems to me that most Christians have been completely deceived, captured, and imprisoned by Christmas paganism, all the time protesting that its now a Christian festival.
Meanwhile Satan applauds and rejoices in the Christians that serve his demonic feasts.
Disturb us Lord, when we are too pleased with ourselves. When our dreams have come true because we dreamed too little. When we arrived safely because we sailed too close to the shore. Disturb us Lord, to dare more boldly. To venture on wider seas. Where storms will show your mastery; Where, losing sight of land, we shall find the stars. We ask you to push back the horizons of our hopes; And to push into the future, in strength, courage, hope and love.                     (SIR FRANCIS DRAKE 1577)

Offline Rose Anna

Re: Should Christians Keep Christmas?
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2018, 02:21:17 PM »
Man looks at the appearance of things but God looks at the heart and the heart intention.

I cannot see anything wrong in a genuine celebration of the heart, that God came to earth as a man.
Providing its not forgotten that His death and resurrection is recognised in significance, in reconciling us to Him and is more important.

Luke 7:32 not like those who do not dance to the flute being played.

Providing its sincere and not a praise of the mouth, with the heart being far away.

"Knowing the schemes of the devil as well, that can get in to turning it to paganism."

Only considering that God created fir trees, before pagans misused them.

Then what is our heart towards Him.
What is a label and description if it doesn't fit the behaviour.

How many people use the label "christian" and it does not truthfully describe the heart.

How many people use the label "pagan" and it likewise does not accurately describe the heart intention.

Where God sees all and knows all. Where our relationship is with Him, in our falleness in a fallen world, and He delights in true worship towards Him of the heart, regardless of the label.

Who is perfect with the perfect theology ? Only God.
We are fallen and cannot get things perfect but only to want to be reconciled to Him.

Where He that begun the good work will bring to completion.
Where now we see a faint glimpse in the mirror and one day we will see face to face.

We do not have the perfect theology. None of us have it. Yet in a relationship in Christ- we have the essential truths and the truth sets us free.

 Free to worship Him, despite our falleness in a fallen world.
That we know God came to this world as a man, so that man can come to God. We can celebrate that.



Offline John

Re: Should Christians Keep Christmas?
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2018, 05:47:16 PM »
Well said Rose Anna.

Currently we can publicly show that we are 'Christian' but with the laws coming before parlament it is going to be easier and easier to pick on Christians asa extremist, or un brititish, to limit where and who we can work for and whether we can publicly make statements as Christians.


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