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Old 12-03-2008, 09:14 AM
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This is the best article I have seen yet on why it is ok for Christians to celebrate Christmas/Easter etc. The only one I don't agree with him on is Halloween, personally I believe we ought to stay away from that one, but he does bring up some very good points about Christmas and Easter. He doesn't use KJB though so you will have to look up the verses in your own Bible.

http://www.familyministries.com/secular_customs.htm
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Old 12-03-2008, 10:21 AM
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http://www.swordofthelord.com/online...eChristmas.htm
This one is good as well.
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Old 12-03-2008, 12:01 PM
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Interesting articles. I agree that it's a Christian liberty issue. As long as we don't get caught up in the commercialism of Christmas, it can be a fun holiday to celebrate.
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Old 12-03-2008, 01:06 PM
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Maybe we should concentrate on what God has said his children should do before we do things or celebrate things he never mentioned in his word.
For the love of monkeys I can't understand how blood-washed, born again followers of Jesus Christ can go to great length's to keep a tradition born of pagenism in the name of Christ but will quickly fall short of the mark to do what he specifically said to do.
Suggested reading: Mark 7:5-17 [Our traditions]
1 Corinthians 11:23-25 [Jesus said to remember his death, not his birth]
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Maybe we should concentrate on what God has said his children should do before we do things or celebrate things he never mentioned in his word.
For the love of monkeys I can't understand how blood-washed, born again followers of Jesus Christ can go to great length's to keep a tradition born of pagenism in the name of Christ but will quickly fall short of the mark to do what he specifically said to do.
Suggested reading: Mark 7:5-17 [Our traditions]
1 Corinthians 11:23-25 [Jesus said to remember his death, not his birth]
I don't think anyone here was saying that we should go all out and spend lots of money on Christmas decorations and put so much emphasis on the holiday itself.
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Old 12-03-2008, 01:20 PM
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All spiritual meaning aside, I prefer Easter to Christmas myself because it's in the springtime.

Christmas and Easter being the two holidays that bring visitors out to church, I think it's the perfect occasion to redeem the time, for Jesus' sake, and in a God-honouring way.
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Wow, it took almost a week after Thanksgiving for the Christmas/Christmas tree debate...I mean thread.... to get started. I figured 24-48 hrs max.

Carry on.
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Old 12-03-2008, 02:11 PM
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Lol I hope I'm not starting a debate. I was just greatly discouraged this year because I have friends that don't celebrate Christmas, Easter, their anniversary etc, anything except birthdays, and they say that all those other things are pagan but still celebrate birthdays. I thought birthdays were pagan too. Anyway it's discouraging because my husband won't even consider not celebrating them, and I don't want to not celebrate either, but my friends can be pretty dogmatic about stuff. Even though I can say I'm just obeying my husband, it can still make me feel bad. So now I don't have to feel bad when we do celebrate these things as a family.
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Wow, it took almost a week after Thanksgiving for the Christmas/Christmas tree debate...I mean thread.... to get started. I figured 24-48 hrs max.

Carry on.
Hehe

I love Christmas and all, but I am one of those that doesn't believe in decorating Christmas trees or in celebrating Santa Claus. As far as Easter goes I refuse to have anything to do with Easter Bunnies and Easter Eggs. That being said, I've learned that no one wants to hear about my concerns over these holidays (liberty liberty liberty...). I just politely refuse to get myself involved with activities I'm uncomfortable with (I want to remain seperated unto God). But that leaves plenty of room for enjoying the company of family and friends, and exchanging gifts etc. I also make a point to give God much thanks for His Son during these holidays. I try to, in the privacy of mine own heart, take back things for Christ.

For Jesus' sake,
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I love Christmas and all, but I am one of those that doesn't believe in decorating Christmas trees or in celebrating Santa Claus. As far as Easter goes I refuse to have anything to do with Easter Bunnies and Easter Eggs. That being said, I've learned that no one wants to hear about my concerns over these holidays (liberty liberty liberty...). I just politely refuse to get myself involved with activities I'm uncomfortable with (I want to remain seperated unto God). But that leaves plenty of room for enjoying the company of family and friends, and exchanging gifts etc. I also make a point to give God much thanks for His Son during these holidays. I try to, in the privacy of mine own heart, take back things for Christ.

For Jesus' sake,
Stephen
I can live without decorations and I don't do Santa Claus or the Easter bunny, but I agree with enjoying family and friends, praising God for the birth of the Baby born to die for us and focussing on Christ.
 

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