Posted back in 2012

I don’t believe ‘keeping Christ in Christmas’ will sanctify the day.

Don’t get me wrong, celebrate Christmas any way you like, I would never prevent you from doing so…I just don’t see a biblical reason for the celebration.

The Puritans didn’t either.

They went a step further and had it banned because of the open drunkenness and debauchery that attended the celebration. The Puritans were wrong for trying to ban Christmas. I wouldn’t ban the ‘holiday.’ (I also wouldn’t ban a gay pride parade, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa…I just don’t want tax dollars funding them.)

Christmas is one of our cultural traditions that I will participate in, just like Thanksgiving, but not because I am a Christian or because I believe it is a Christian Holy Day.

Keep a holy day if you like its up to you.



  1. DRA · December 17, 2012

    Well said J.

    • jm · December 17, 2012

      Thanks Bro. DRA. I was very hesitant to blog my thoughts on the subject because I know how people love tradition (me included). I just don’t think Christ would approve of the commercialism in His name, the gluttony that ensures and the general materialism that we have come to know as Christmas. I love family and spending time with them but I do not esteem one day over another or keep ‘Holy Days.’

      • DRA · December 17, 2012

        I understand completely, I was hesitant to post what I did a few weeks ago, and I have another coming up, but when it comes right down to it I agree with you. I do take time to think about Christ birth on Christmas, but that is no different than any other day for me.

  2. Andrew Suttles · December 18, 2012

    I feel about the same way..

    I think we should be clear, however, that stating a holiday is not Biblical does not mean that is is bad or unhelpful. A mid-week Bible study is not mandated by the Bible, but may be edifying. A special time set aside every year to reflect on the Incarnation is not a bad thing.

    One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it.

    Romans 14:5-6

  3. Contendia · December 21, 2016

    Christmass is popery. Apostate Rome adopted pagan festivals in its missionary strategy from its beginning in the 4th century. The christmass is the Romish adaptation of Saturnalia and Dies Natalis Solis Invicti.

    God would not have his people to do as the heathen do.

    Deut 12:29 When the LORD thy God shall cut off the nations from before thee, whither thou goest to possess them, and thou succeedest them, and dwellest in their land;

    30 Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou enquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.

    31 Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD thy God: for every abomination to the LORD, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods.

    God has not commanded His church to commemorate Christ’s birth, especially not at the winter solstice, also known to be the birth day of all of the various solar dieties. Consider what an offense doing this is to Him. What liberty is this?

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