Answer by Lexylex at 5:41 AM on Dec. 4, 2008
Answer by gdiamante at 1:27 AM on Dec. 4, 2008
ACCORDING to The World Book Encyclopedia, “Christmas is the day on which Christians celebrate the birthday of Jesus Christ.” Nevertheless, the encyclopedia also states: “The early Christians did not celebrate [Jesus’] birth because they considered the celebration of anyone’s birth to be a pagan custom.” The Making of the Modern Christmas, by Golby and Purdue, agrees: “Early Christians did not celebrate the birth of Christ. Birthdays in themselves were associated with pagan practices; the Gospels say nothing about the actual date of Christ’s birth.”
Answer by lisarose45 at 1:54 AM on Dec. 4, 2008
Answer by MamaK88 at 1:58 AM on Dec. 4, 2008
Answer by bonn777 at 2:09 AM on Dec. 4, 2008
Answer by thehairnazi at 3:04 AM on Dec. 4, 2008
Answer by srhmldndo at 3:06 AM on Dec. 4, 2008
If God says we are NOT to do as the nations who do not worship him and Christmas really isn't a Christian holiday but comes from the worship of another god how is it OK?
Deu 12:30 Watch out for yourself for fear you may be entrapped after them, after they have been annihilated from before you, and for fear you may inquire respecting their gods, saying, ‘How was it these nations used to serve their gods? And I, yes, I, will do the same way.’
Answer by lisarose45 at 3:23 AM on Dec. 4, 2008
A further example is the Christmas tree. The New Encyclopædia Britannica says: "Tree worship, common among the pagan Europeans, survived after their conversion to Christianity in the Scandinavian customs of decorating the house and barn with evergreens at the New Year to scare away the devil and of setting up a tree for the birds during Christmastime."
Answer by lisarose45 at 3:25 AM on Dec. 4, 2008
Answer by Lexylex at 5:43 AM on Dec. 4, 2008