We Should Not Celebrate Christmas?
This is among great misconceptions about December, 25, the day which Christians celebrate the birth of Christ (Christmas Day).
There has been argument that the Christmas date was chosen to replace a pagan holiday referred to as Saturnalia. However, there has been no concrete evidence to prove this.
Also, it is not definite that Jesus was born exactly on December 25th. In fact the first reference to December 25 as Christ’s birthday arose from Julius Africanus, an author in the early days of the third century.
Due to this, some people have argued that Christians should not celebrate a pagan holiday.
Many other people say it should not be celebrated because it was not cited or commanded in Scripture, the word of God.
It is right to refer that Jesus reminded his disciples to commemorate his death during the last supper but he did not talk about his birth.
However, this disputed date, is when Christians celebrate and remember Jesus’ arrival to this earth to save we the sinners.
As far as December 25th, is not the exact date Jesus Christ was born, it does not derail Christians from remembering all the good deeds Jesus did for us and sacrifices he made for us.
The date may not have been mentioned ins Scripture but in the same word we see angels and shepherds praising God for sending his son as our messiah- This, Christians are allowed to do. It is more of thanking God for letting Christ step on this earth and save us.
Excerpts from: Answers in Genesis