Lunch is not a man-made holy day. You are trying to compare apples with oranges. There are PRINCIPLES laid out in the Bible,however,Dr.,of how we are to worship and there is NO LIBERTY in partial truth in so doing. and "The Bible doesnâ€™t contain one verse, one sentence, one word, one letter, one jot or one tittle ABOUT "christmas" ...NO REGULAR OBSERVANCE...Saying or going along with 12/25 as the date for Jesus' birth is a LIE. The father of lies is Satan. God's children are not to lie or follow after the way of the heathen. Would you like your wife to celebrate your birthday on her ex boyfriend's or husband's?
Thank you, Unprofitable, but I don't see racism as the only issue to which Jim was commenting. My thought was that the majority of what people support or represent in this country is not a good criteria for that which is moral or upright.
Dr. Tim, do you really believe that the "63 million" are Christians or even "moral" themselves? Just because one is a leader doesn't mean that God isn't using them as Judgment against a people or nation. Trump embodies what our country loves.
I never said that we should never remember anything. I doubt that any Christian is ungrateful or fails to recall the Lord's marvelous works on a daily basis. What is an issue and violation of Scripture is how we do so. B. Mc and John UK and others have explained the Scriptural problems in doing so quite clearly that anyone who still cannot see is either not reading their comments closely enough or are not so inclined to hear.
the reason for the season, Christopher, is not Christ. Now that this prolonged "season" is ending...do we remain less grateful because we are not wasting time going to celebrations and exchanging gifts? Still...there is no justification for perpetuating or going along with a pagan date or even a neutral date and ascribing it to GOD's incarnation. That is called lying or being accessory to that which is false. This is adding to Scripture and the only ones who "benefit" from partaking of these RC and pagan "holy days" are the people themselves who want to do what they will. God is not honored by worldly means even "in His name"...especially, "in His name". Dr.Tim, no one twists your arm to engage in discussion if you prefer the topic to be unaddressed. Idle words are vain.
Tim-"haughty" is what you project on my comment. Saying that something is irrelevant or not germaine to a specific topic does not carry with it a pompous attitude...just making a true statement. Truth is objective. Buckeyes-we don't care what Luther celebrated. We care more whether or not what the Scriptures say. What trumps Luther celebrating anything is that no Christians regularly observed "christmas" in the Bible. The date of His birth is omitted probably because He didn't want us to get caught up in it because apart from the rest of His completed works, we are left with a helpless baby in a manger. Why would Christians who have His Spirit and His word with the hope of His 2nd coming want to partake of Roman Catholic obligation days?...hmmm...maybe idolatry and because of a do what thou wilt mindset for many...take away the gifts,the parties,the time off,the gaudy decorations...probably would lose most of its appeal. Oh...and the best news ever: Christ is born is erroneous. The best news ever is that He paid the price for our salvation, is risen and is seated on the right hand of God interceding for His.
Buckeyes, you are really stretching to make "christmas" an acceptable HOLY day. Purim was a civil celebration and did not connect the name of God with that which was VILE. Trees were not decorated.They were used in the building of the house of Lord in carvings and the like. Using an olive tree to make a door is not any where comparable to the way of the heathen which we see in Jeremiah. The rest of the items that you mention are irrelevant.Nobody says that generally feasting,giving gifts,etc,even during a civil celebration like Thanksgiving,violates Scripture. All of the feasts and sabbaths in Scripture did not incorporate partial truth in the worship of God whom we are to worship specifically, in spirit and in TRUTH. Man does not have the right to claim something which they do not know. God told us how to remember Him. It makes no sense at all to go back to the manger when the cross had not yet come. Of course, you all will be dragging Him through that on "Good Friday" again which,worse than "christmas", will be contingent on the first sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox...not even on the same date from year to year. The vatican loves their mutually shared folidays.
Buckeye- The RCs took the saturnaia and yule festival date...this is why you celebrate it on the 25th You will not find a pattern or regular observation of Christ's Incarnation in Scripture...that does trump whatever traditions of men that follow thereafter ...this is called following after the way of the heathen
June A- if you came out of Roman Catholicism and are a Christian, now that is good news indeed! Thank you for your input into this issue. Maybe Christians will take note of your testimony and re-examine their love for "christmas" in light it. I often wondered why Christians would choose to look like RCs during their beloved holy days knowing full well of the lies of the RC church. ...always good to hear of those who come out from those who work iniquity
We acknowledge the resurrection of the Lord on sunday because he arose on the first day of the week. That is in Scripture. Obviously,Mary and Joseph didn't follow our calendar but I had asked for the equivalent of 12/25 in the Bible...of course, it's not to be found. The RCs decided which day to use not to honor Christ (which one can't with a lie any way) but to take advantage of the already existing pagan festival. Observing "christmas" is adding to the Bible.