Re: Husband says no more Christmas Tree, Santa, Easter, kids upset
Majority of Christians don't know the true origins of these pagan holidays nor do they care to.
Once the truth is known, they get angry and continue to practice them anyway.
I too participated in these pagan holidays as a kid. Didn't make me evil, pagan, etc. so very true. But as an adult, I know what the true origins of them are now and I chose to follow God's word and be separate from it.
Doesn't mean I'm ignoring all my friends and other families that do partake in these holidays. I still see them, and we have great gatherings. It's their houses and their customs and I respect that. But in our house, we follow to be separate and no more pagan holidays and decorating for reasons I never realized until recently. Eye opener for sure.
I'm not judging anyone or looking down on anyone that practices these pagan holidays.
If 95% of those who believe don't know the true origins of these pagan holidays, doesn't make it right. Majority means nothing to God. It's following his word or not. In the end, majority of the planet will not believe or follow God's word when Jesus returns anyway. It will be that bad.
Soddem and Ghemorrah, entire city was sexually sinful and corrupt. Only one family followed God's word....Lot and they were spared while the entire city was destroyed. Actually found the city, it was destroyed by a nearby volcano, with liquid faction and that was proved in the strata layers.
The bible was starting to be written only 30 - 40 years roughly after Jesus was crucified. Not 3+ hundred years. I've research that one as well. If it was written 3+ hundred years later, the desciples would of been long dead and no one would have accurate personal recordings like they did after Jesus was crucified.
I've also dived into why certain books were not in the Bible. Because they were gnostic and false, later proven that was the case. I remember looking into that.
Everyone has to do what they are comfortable with and this is my first year not celebrating pagan witchcraft based holidays. Kind of liberating if you ask me. No more hustle and bustle, running around, gifts, materialism, who has the best decorations, lights and trees, none have anything to do with Jesus.
God tells us not to drink and get drunk. So if 95% of believers drink and get drunk on the holidays, does that then make it right and because its been that way now for centuries? No.
Helping those in need, working at food banks, donating items anonymously, all are good to do.
If Jesus returned today, he would be in the food banks, helping build houses for the poor, he was a carpenter, assisting those on the streets, that's what he would be doing. He would not be decorating Christmas trees, celebrating Halloween, Easter Bunny, dressing as Santa Claus, etc.
There is a Bible verse when Jesus was alive........way back then about Christmas trees:
“Learn not the way of the nations, nor be dismayed at the signs of the heavens because the nations are dismayed at them, for the customs of the peoples are vanity. A tree from the forest is cut down and worked with an axe by the hands of a craftsman. They decorate it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so that it cannot move. Their idols are like scarecrows in a cucumber field, and they cannot speak; they have to be carried, for they cannot walk. Do not be afraid of them, for they cannot do evil, neither is it in them to do good.”
Strength and Honor. What we do in life echo's in eternity.
Last edited by CuddleBug; 12-06-2014 at 07:51 PM.