Some Thoughts on Christmas

by Darrell Hamilton I actually don’t believe that God intended for us to celebrate the birth of Christ, so I am one of those who purposely separates any religious aspects from Christmas — which is actually quite easy to do. I see Christmas as a holiday that is dedicated to some good virtues. Just like…

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Is it sinful to listen to a song against Christmas?

Question: Is it sinful to listen to a song against Christmas? The song does not speak against the true meaning of Christmas (the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ) and rather speaks against Christmas traditions, such as eggnog, Christmas trees, gift-giving, etc. The song also uses some bad language. It also claims Christmas is a horrible…

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Should Christians celebrate Christmas at all?

Question: Hi, Thanks for taking up the time to answer all our questions. Forgive me if my English doesn’t seem correct since it isn’t my first language, but should we Christians even celebrate Christmas at all? Jeremiah 10:1-5 states: “Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of Israel: Thus saith…

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When was the earliest Christmas celebration performed?

Question: When was the earliest Christ Mass performed ever? Answer: According to historian Bruce David Forbes in Christmas: A Candid History: “Early Christians had no Christmas. The first written evidence of an annual celebration on December 25 commemorating the birth of Jesus comes from the fourth century. Epiphany developed a little earlier, in the eastern portion…

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Why did Catholicism start and when did it happen?

Question: Why did the religion Catholicism start and what year did Catholicism start? Answer: Why Catholicism started is fairly straightforward. Man has a difficult time leaving something alone. There is a strong desire to modify things with the goal of “improving” things. This tendency is encouraged by Satan who wants to destroy the works of…

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Christians and Christmas

by Ethan R. Longhenry It’s that time of year again: the weather is getting cold, snow is beginning to fall, and we are constantly bombarded by retail stores and their marketing blitzes. Christmastime is upon us yet again, and every year it seems more commercialized, more cutthroat, and less about family and togetherness. Many attempts…

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Observing Holidays

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2004/04/ObservingHolidays.mp3   I.         It is that time of year when one holiday after another is observed: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and finally New Years.             A.        Usually this time of year also brings up the question of how we, as Christians, treat these celebrations?             B.        Many denominations do special events for these days                         1.         Christmas being the main one with denominations…

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