Christmas and Easter: Christian “holy days”
Are Christmas and Easter Christian “Holy Days”? A significant percentage of the world celebrates Christmas and Easter, yet few neither know nor care to know anything about Jesus Christ. For those of us who are Christian and choose to celebrate Christmas and/or Easter while proclaiming a connection between these festivals and Jesus Christ, where are these connections based from? Are there any solid Biblical foundations for Christmas or Easter?
What might seem strange to many, especially non-Christians, is that these holidays are strewn with images of Santa Claus, the Christmas tree, reindeer, and Easter bunnies that lay multi-coloured eggs. What do any of these things have to do with Jesus Christ? It may surprise many Christians and non-Christians alike to learn that Christmas and several others traditions commonly celebrated by Christians and associated with Jesus Christ are not found in the Bible. Where did they come from?
In addition to looking into the history of Christmas and Easter, we will examine some of the typical arguments put forward as to why Christians choose to keep these traditions while dismissing the Biblical Feasts of the LORD. After all, even if we may choose to keep Christmas and/or Easter while choosing to define what these various symbols mean to us, we should firstly consider the following: What does the Bible say about how we should worship God? How does HE want to be worshiped?