reply to post by theindependentjournal
Great post! I will star and flag your post. I have written a thread on the truth about Christmas, Easter and sunday worship when I first came to
ATS. I think some christians need to be shown in the bible where it says these things. First off the tree cutting and decorating.... also known as
idolatry is found in Jeremiah 10:1-5.
1: Hear the word which the LORD speaks to you, O house of Israel.
2: Thus says the LORD: Do not learn the way of the Gentiles; Do not be dismayed at the signs of heaven, for the Gentiles are dismayed at them.
3: For the customs of the peoples are futile; For one cuts a tree from the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the ax.
4: They decorate it with silver and gold; they fasten it with nails and hammers so that it will not topple.
5: They are upright, like a palm tree, and they cannot speak; they must be carried, because they cannot go by themselves. Do not be afraid of them,
for they cannot do evil, nor can they do any good.
And God speaking against pagan TRADITION with christian beliefs found in Deuteronomy 12:29-32.
29: "When the LORD your God cuts off from before you the nations which you go to dispossess, and you displace them and dwell in their land,
30: "take heed to yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed from before you, and that you do not inquire after
their gods, saying 'How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.'
31: "You SHALL NOT WORSHIP THE LORD YOUR GOD IN THAT WAY; for every abomination to the LORD which He hates they have done to their gods; for they
burn even their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods.
32: "Whatever I command you, be careful to observe it; you shall not add to it nor take away from it.
So there is some biblical proof against christmas and other pagan-to-christian holidays. On a side note, the only commanded holy days in the bible
are the ones mentioned in Leviticus 23. 7 feasts of the LORD which outline His plan for humanity. Also you should know that Jews and early
christians never celebrated birthdays but the death of loved ones.