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This is really awesome upload: Truth or Tradition- Should Christians Celebrate Christmas

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joanie15   in reply to NATUREBOY
NatureBoy...there is nothing in the scriptures about a christmas tree it is a tradition and the star represents the star that that was followed after the birth of Jesus..Christmas is a Christian Holiday representing the birth of our most Holy Jesus Christ...I don't think this page should is about bashing one's beliefs. Live and Let Live...and May God bless you always!
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Lomasi   in reply to NATUREBOY
You are correct in your assumption there is no commandment in the Christian faith or bible concerning the "Christmas tree" like many other festive Christmas customs, the tree was adopted late in America. To the New England Puritans, Christmas was sacred. The Pilgrims second governor, William Bradford, wrote that he tried hard to stamp out "pagan mockery" of the observance, penalizing any frivolity. The influential Oliver Cromwell preached against "the heathen traditions" of Christmas carols, decorated trees, and any joyful expression that desecrated "that sacred event." In 1659, the General Court of Massachusetts enacted a law making any observance of December 25 (other than a church service) a penal offense; people were fined for hanging decorations. That stern solemnity continued until the 19th century, when the influx of German and Irish immigrants undermined the Puritan legacy.

Although there is no "commandment" to do such many also put on display Nativity setting as part of observance of the birth of the Christ child as well as "Angels" etc as a way to celebrate Jesus birth and that is what Christmas is about celebrating the birth of Christ it may come as a shock to you but even many tribes of native Americans have adopted many of this into their own culture. I don't think you need a black and white written commandment to celebrate or display things that celebrate Christ birth.
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The first question that should be asked in regard to this subject is the following: Is there a command anywhere in the Holy Scriptures that a human should cut a tree out of the forest, set it up in one's home at the time of the Winter Solstice, deck it with trinkets and various decorations, and then place a star on its topmost part to show an association of the tree with the signs of the heavens? There is, of course, no such command nor suggestion that such a thing should be done.
Hey Eutawangel my family and I also do not celebrate this holiday or April's because we already know the truth God showed us three years ago, we just acknowledge his birth, and praise God Jesus,is in Heaven, we do fully believe in Jesus's birth, but not in the pagan way, we Bless all year round, and believe in helping people all the time. We respect others belief and others respect ours, We share the truth when God leads us this way, so thank you for sharing, everyone should do research in these last days!!!..God Bless...:)
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I hope this blesses someone else too:)
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