I think we all are entitled to our own beliefs, I choose not to celebrate Christmas and Iâ€™d like to state the reasons why. Prior to doing so, Iâ€™d like to add that I donâ€™t judge nor am I bothered by anyoneâ€™s beliefs. Our walks are independent and God judges us individually and so, to each his or her own.
My Reason Not to Celebrate:
Thou shalt NOT lie
If we lie to Children about Santa we are Sinning and if you lie about Santa, they might lose trust as they get older and then why would Children trust you about Jesus ? Are you lying about Jesus too?
Thou shalt not covet
All I want want want for Christmas is… hereâ€™s my want (Covet) listâ€ What makes the Christmas wanT lists and Black Friday brawls something Jesus would ever condone or approve of?
Thou shalt have no idols or graven images
Children leave â€œcookie offeringsâ€ to Saint Nick so he brings presents? Is Saint Nick an idol youâ€™re worshipping and offering goods too? How is this Jesus approved?
Oh Christmas tree with the graven images and
manger below thatâ€™s against the 2nd commandment against idols and graven images?
What about the whole Christmas Tree ordeal? Have you read
Jeremiah 10:3-5 KJVÂ For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.Â 4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.Â 5 They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.
Idea weâ€™re celebrating the Birthday of Jesus? He was born in September most scholars believe by biblical signs indicates in Bible from stars etc. God never provided the exact date which if he wanted us to celebrate a birthday he would have provided one.
Its a family tradition and itâ€™s for Jesus? Dishonoring ALL his teachings to hug a worldly tradition that is covering up a pagan holiday they didnâ€™t want to stop? Historically, Christianity merged with a pagan religion and the pagans didnâ€™t want to stop an old pagan holiday so they changed the name to â€œChristmasâ€ and claimed its to honor the birth of Jesus Christ.
Why would we honor Jesus Christâ€™s Birth by dishonoring his teachings and commandments?
Weâ€™re told to worship in spirit and in TRUTH which means if you know Santa is spelled Satan when you move the t (cross over) to the left and the ending A over. If we study the history and recognize that Christmas has pagan origins and doesnâ€™t recognize Jesus Christ and his teachings and we affirm that â€œSatan Deceives the entire world.â€ Can we not Â get together with family on a different day and carry our cross and respect Jesus Christ and worship in Truth?
Itâ€™s about family tradition??? Jesus tells us to throw that down, turn our backs towards the world and carry a cross and deny ourselves?
I donâ€™t mind people celebrating what they want itâ€™s not my business, I just wanted to indicate why I choose not to because I think biblically itâ€™s far Â away from Lord Jesus Christ and biblical truth. I love my friends and family that still celebrate and that wonâ€™t change. Just please respect that I donâ€™t celebrate and now you know why. Â Much love and peace and happy season to you â¤ï¸
John 4:22King James Version (KJV)
22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. 23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
Hosea 4:6 KJV 6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.