To Christmas or not to christmas

This evening Bro Terry and I fellowshipped on the matters on christmas celebration with Joe. We mentioned that not all christian celebrate Xmas. The history is not based on the true account of the Bible. If you check the bible carefully, the fact has been twisted through time. In the bible, Christ birth was on a summer night where the sky is clear and the sheep is sleeping in the wild. That is why the mansion is empty for Jesus to be borned in. And if there is snow, I wouldn’t think that you will be able to see star in the sky.

That is why those of absolute true christian faith will not celebrate the Xmas.

The same account as to the crucifiction of Christ. If it is in early summer, the weather should not be cold at night till such that people need to stay around fire to keep warm.  Do recall that in the Bible that Peter has denied the Lord three times and the first time happened when he is warming up around fire. If the weather is not cold in summer, why would people need to gather around fire to keep themselves warm.

I’m a christian but I cannot accept Xmas because Xmas has been commercialised plus it is not according to the teaching of the bible. The bible has asked us to remember the Lord everyday by breaking bread from house to house, not once a week or once a year. So, fellow believer out there, don’t let Xmas influence your life.

3 responses to “To Christmas or not to christmas”

  1. May I correct some factual error?

    The blueiest and clearest skies are sometimes observed in the winter. When there is very little precipitation in the air, there is no snow and the air is very dry and clear. Winter is not perpetually snowy or billowy with snow. In fact sometimes we get the most cloud-laden skies in the summer due to the heat and humidity, although the region where Christ was born and raised is semi-arid.

    That region gets more frequencies of clear nights than we do, and because of the clear skies (i.e. lack of clouds) the nights could in fact get quite cold while it may be summer. I’ve been camping in the middle of summer in semi-arid regions when we needed to have a thick sweater to keep body heat on.

    I do not have any clear accounts of how people were dressed during Christ’s birth and death, so I am only commenting on the region’s geography.

  2. But those of the Christian faith would know that Jesus commanded that to remember Him, we should observed the breaking of bread and it has only mentioned that this practice should be done from house to house, it did not mentioned the frequency and other practices like Easter eggs and etc.

    All the Easter celebration are not biblical and are of human doings, not something that is tought by the Bible.

  3. You are correct Pierce, many of the Easter practices are man-made like you said.

    After their conversion to Christianity, many Europeans continued their local practices of spring rites and rituals (some pagan and pre-Christian) to coincide with the rebirth of Christ (Good Friday being the death of Jesus, and Easter being the resurrection), since Christ left little to no events to commemorate him by. Christ did not want any idols, or graven images or events to replace God. Catholics take note.

    The word “Easter” is named after the Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring during the vernal equinox, clearly a pagan ritual. Spring is when the earth wakes up from its wintry slumber and represents “birth”.

    The Easter Bunny used to be called the Easter Hare in England. Because rabbits multiply rapidly (hence the phrase “breed like rabbits”), they symbolize fertility (another pagan belief system) and hence “birth”.

    The Easter Egg is from pre-Christian Greco-Romans believes that an egg (dyed in colour, hence the egg painting traditions) is a seed of life, once again representing “birth”.

    Put all three together with the rebirth of Christ, these symbols became potent Christian images to the new believers.

    In the New World, we have other similar Easter traditions. One of our US president’s wife apparemtly rolled eggs down the White House lawn to amuse the children who visited the White House during Spring Open House, and started an America tradition; while that same tradition symbolizes the rolling of the rock in front of Jesus’ tomb.

    Finally, thanks the ingenuity of push marketing, these religious symbols became potent commercial symbols (to the god of money) – chocolate easter bunny, Cadbury chocolate easter eggs, Hallmark easter cards, etc. bearing little to no resemblance to what they were meant to represent. A favour to the Christians in many sense, since the inappropriate references are now removed.