Why do so-called Christians celebrate holidays that aren't set aside by God?

United States
June 28, 2007 12:56pm CST
With all the verses in the Bible that speak to Christians warning them agains tradition and fables, it is so difficult to understand why so many still celebrate holidays that are an abomination to God. Most of the traditional holidays celebrated here in America and around the world are pagan or heathen in origin. Deuteronomy 12:30-32 is clear to tell us to have nothing to do with anything that they had observed. We are clearly told not to add to what God has set aside for us. If you need more to help with this topic check out www.graceandtruth.net for some very helpful information. Agape.
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• United States
28 Jun 07
Human beings do a lot of stuff that we're not supposed to do in the eyes of God. It's not right to do that stuff but we all still do it. I'm sure everyone no matter how "perfect" they are, does things that God would look down upon. It's just human nature!
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@Beertjie (978)
• South Africa
10 Jul 07
I understand what you say and I agree to a certain extend with you. But, I take any oppertunity to celebrate what God has done. These holidays might have a pagan conotations, but there are also Christian conotations to them I use these days to reach out in celebration and make people more aware of Gods love and grace. A lot of people are more focused on God on these days and it makes it easier to spread the gospel. God uses anything to make His Word known. Let us not look at the negative things but focus on the good that can come from it. We serve a God Who is Almighty. Praise Him day and night. He is the God who created time, therefore each and every day belongs to him. Give the devil no day, it all belongs to God. Amen
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@Springlady (3986)
• United States
28 Jun 07
Which holidays are you referring to? I do celebrate Christmas and Easter. Christmas being that Christ was born as our Lord and Savior and Easter being that Christ was resurrected...the two greatest events in history. I do not like halloween. I do feel like that is a pagan holiday which I love when it is over! lol!
@Celanith (2334)
• United States
28 Jun 07
Not all Christians observe those days. Jehovah Witnesses don't, Messianic Jews don't, United church of God, Church of God 7th day, Living church of God, Philadephia Church of God, Remaint church of God, 7th day church of God all do NOT keep the worlds holdiay such as Christmas, Halloween, Valentines Day, Easter etc. I and my family don't keep them and I know many in the above mentioned churches plus others who don't keep them at all.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
3 Aug 07
I celebrate Christmas and Easter, because the first honors Christ's birth and the last, Christ's resurrection. I give gifts because Christ coming to Earth was a gift and we show our gratitude by giving to others. However I do not like Halloween because of the kids begging for candies. Our church honors it as Reformation Day because of Martin Luther to counteract the going from door to door. We do not know when Jesus was born, else we would celebrate on that day.