What should we celebrate this Christmas? With the arrival of the Advent season every year, Christians all around the world acknowledge that the celebration of Christmas has strayed so far from what it used to be. The humble remembrance of the prodigious gift of Jesus has become a month of hectic consumerism, based on a highly judgemental fictitious character. But has it strayed?
Where did Christmas come from? How did the early Church celebrate it? – As we unpack every aspect of the festivities, we will discover why Christmas is not so much of a Christian festival as we thought and what we should be proclaiming instead.
The Bible, the source of wisdom and truth for Christians of the world today, bears no mention of the festival. The book of Acts, written by the apostle Luke, records the actions of the early church for over 30 years after Jesus’ ascension and contains no record of any Christmas celebration. So what does the Bible say in relation to the convivialities?
Christmas trees- Around 30 million real Christmas trees are sold in the US alone every year. Surely an unpretentious tree, whose roots are found in the garden of Eden is acceptable during the time of advent.
“This is what the Lord says: Do not learn the ways of the nations…
For the practices of the peoples are worthless; they cut a tree out of the forest, and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel. They adorn it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so it will not totter.” – Jeremiah 10:2-4 Continue reading Why you shouldn’t celebrate Christmas!