Each year as Christmas approaches one can find posts on various blogs advocating that our tradition of Christmas is based on pagan origins and that Christians that are worth their salt should not be participating in this holiday celebration. I’ve researched a fair amount of the history behind the tradition of Christmas that I and many others celebrate and I am providing 11 links below which present, in my estimation, a good overview on the subject matter.
From a biblical perspective there is one portion of scripture in particular that stands out for me as justification to either celebrate or not celebrate Christmas and it is found in Romans.
Romans 14:4-6 NIV “Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To their own master, servants stand or fall. And they will stand, for the Lord is able to make them stand. One person considers one day more sacred than another; another considers every day alike. Each of them should be fully convinced in their own mind. Whoever regards one day as special does so to the Lord. Whoever eats meat does so to the Lord, for they give thanks to God; and whoever abstains does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God.” This particular scripture is discussed further in one of the links below.
For those Christians who chose not to celebrate the tradition of Christmas, I personally don’t have a problem with that. If that is their conviction then they are free to follow it. Conversely, for those of us who do chose to celebrate the tradition of Christmas, I believe that we also are free to follow our conviction. I am not advocating that it is necessary for every Christian to celebrate Christmas and I believe it is scriptural that no Christian should advocate that all Christians should not celebrate Christmas.
Here’s the 11 links that I mentioned:
is-christmas-pagan (multiple links)
Worthy is the Lamb! Blessings!