Should Christians celebrate Christmas? : Here is another frequently asked question which David Jeremiah has taen time to answer. Dr. David Jeremiah who is the senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church and the founder of Turning Point Ministries has taken upon himself to provide anwers to the questions”Is Christmas a pagan holiday? Should Christians celebrate Christmas?” below:
Is Christmas a pagan holiday? Should Christians celebrate Christmas?
December 25th was often used for Roman feasting and celebration. In the beginning, of course, Christians and Romans had little in common. But by the time of Constantine, those two designations became almost synonymous. In the West, Christianity was the “Roman Church.” It was inevitable that, just as Christian influences spread into Roman lands, Roman influences found their way into Christianity.
In the end, December 25 became just what it is today: a holiday that mixes the sacred and the secular. In Constantine’s time, there was a celebration of the Roman god Mithras occurring as the birthday of Christ was observed; today, worship is in competition with the modern “gods” of sports and materialism. There is an undying tension between the Christian and the non-Christian elements that compete for our attention during the last month of the year…
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