Believers and non-believers worldwide will gather together again to honour this yearly holiday with lively gatherings and gift exchanges throughout the planet as December 25th approaches and the underlying “soul” of Christmas persists.
There is nothing quite like enjoying quality family time, unwrapping gifts altogether, and seeing fellow humans smile with joy as they receive gifts they have coveted for weeks.
But, more significantly, celebrating the birthday of the Lord and Master, Jesus Christ, always has been a memorable event. However, as people buy bibles more and more each year, people become extremely aware of the reality of celebrations: the ostensive observance of Christ’s birthdate is both incorrect and unjustified by the Bible.
Scripture Doesn’t Encourage Christmas.
When you buy bibles, among the first facts you’ll discover is that the term “Xmas” is not referenced in any phrase, section, or chapter. Hardly any of Jesus’ followers or disciples sought to commemorate our Lord and Savior’s wondrous conception.
The lack of the word “Christmas” in the Bible would have been enough to emphasize its authority. “All bible is delivered by the revelation of God, and is valuable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,” says II Timothy 3:16 (KJV).
Aside from the fact that Christmas has no Biblical foundation, it’s also worth noting that the observance of the major holidays is not founded on Biblical or Church principles. In truth, current Christmas customs are descended from ritual practices that precede Christ’s conception.
As per history, these customs existed in Europe over several decades before Christ’s entrance. Believers of Oden in Germany, for example, celebrated Christmas-like customs. Similarly, during the Yule holiday in Scandinavia, Xmas eve rituals were observed.
Sometimes in Rome, celebrations of the Sun-god Mithra’s birth were always too prevalent in the weeks leading up to Christmas, and they closely resembled modern-day Xmas practises. To fulfil the demands of the folks residing under Roman control, Religious people in the Catholic Church created a Festive season that included elements of each of these customs.
The eventual consequence of their endeavours was a festival that commemorates Christ’s nativity while keeping pagan rites to appease and calm Rome’s opposition.
By these results, Christmas is not Christian; contrary, it is the consequence of pagan beliefs and practices that worked their way into the Christian Community. As each Christian understands, paganism’s acceptance or practice is wrong in Christ’s sight.
Santa Claus with the Christmas Tree
Maybe the two most prominent and essential characteristics of modern Christmas festivities are the Xmas tree and Santa Claus. These two emblems, however, go in unbiblical directions. Nevertheless, one fascinating element of either of them would be that the Bible expressly forbids the practice of both.
The sawing down (and decorating) of a Xmas tree, like other Christmas customs, has its origins in pagan rites that prevailed before Christ’s birth. Spruce trees were employed by tribes and cultures all across the world to “keep away witches, ghosts, evil spirits, and illness”. Trees did not become a key component of the Holiday season until the 16th century. However, a brief look at the Scripture reveals the absurdity of such behaviours.
Santa Claus shares a standard worshipping idols cycle, but his issue goes far beyond mere devotion. Although grownups are capable of discerning between history and opinion, children are frequently unable to do so and rely significantly on their families, communities, and culture to warn them of deceit.