WHY SHOULDN’T YOU CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS? By Sanusi Olawale Ibn Abdulwasii
In the event that you purchase new computer, you would anticipate that it should accompany a guidance manual. Without a manual, you would need to figure out how to utilize it through experimentation—and conceivably erase vital records and programming all the while. The guidance manual spares clients numerous cerebral pains.
As a “true Christian”, one would expect that the only guidance manual of your lifestyle should be the Bible. Any of the Bibles you believe in should do, as it is not a fallacy that there are different Bibles, not just translations.
As you celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, have you considered checking the permissibility?
Birthday festivities are referenced in the Bible on three separate events and, for each situation, something horrible happened. These three records bear brief examination.
The first record can be found in the book of Genesis.
Pharaoh, the Egyptian king, celebrated his birthday by executing his chief baker (Gen. 40:1-23). The baker would lose his life three days after Joseph interpreted the dream. Joseph understood that Pharaoh would use this event—his own birthday party—to put his baker to death. As the dream had prognosticated, the dough puncher was hung at the gathering. What a critical occasion, would you say it isn’t?
In the second occurrence, the New Testament figure Herod the tetrarch reluctantly requested the decapitation of John the Baptist (Matt. 14:3-11). Amidst the dancing and merry-making at his birthday party, Herod got carried away and eventually made a promise that he did not want to keep. As a result, a great Prophet of God lost his life.
The final account is found in the book of Job. The Bible says that Job’s seven sons
“went and feasted in their houses, every one his day; and sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them” (Job 1:4).
These gatherings were clearly not revolved around any sort of festivity identified with God, or Job would not have stressed that his kids may have trespassed amid these festival feasts. He was not actually beyond any doubt what was happening in their psyches, however the simple festival of their birthday celebrations activated incredible worry in him (1:5). Clearly, amid the birthday gathering of Job’s most seasoned child, God enabled Satan to kill each of the 10 of Job’s kids through what seems, by all accounts, to be a tornado (versus 6-13, 18-19).
Additional verification that these birthday festivities disappointed God is found in Job 3. You can read that up yourself. The loss of the majority of his kids, because of a birthday festivity, staggered and calmed him. His words make plain that there is no positive aspect regarding the day of a man’s introduction to the world. He straightforwardly reviled the day he was conceived.
Some who know about these records endeavor to clarify them away by saying that there is no announcement contained inside them that straightforwardly disallows birthday festivities. They additionally overlook Job’s remarks depicted in the past section. The facts demonstrate that the above sacred writings don’t contain a direct judgment of birthday celebrations beginning with the expression “Thou shalt not… ” or something comparative. Be that as it may, consider for a minute the focal exercise of every one of these records. They speak to the main three birthday parties portrayed in the whole Bible. Absolute debacle happened on each occasion!
Is there any Prophet of God, I mean the true Prophets as recorded in the scripture that celebrated the his birthday?
Be that as it may, shouldn’t something be said about Christmas? It is in the Bible, isn’t? Doesn’t it observe Christ’s introduction to the world? Didn’t the wise men convey presents to infant Jesus since it was his birthday?
Study any trustworthy reference book or visit a very much supplied open library and you will find that Christmas was commended by improper, idol worshipers—individuals who commonly relinquished their youngsters to idols—2,000 years previously Christ was conceived! December 25th initially denoted the season of the winter solstice. These idol worshipers held idolatry celebrations to praise the “resurrection” of the sun when the days started to extend.
But in 336AD, it became a Christian festival. So the first 336 years after Jesus has left has no true Christian to remember his birth?
The only evidence that seems scriptural that those who celebrate Christmas would present is the event of the “three wise men”, who journeyed to Bethlehem just to celebrate him.
We should quickly inspect the subject of the “Wise men” who offered blessings to Christ. The sacred writing that portrays this is in Matthew 2:1, 11:
“Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, saying, Where is He that is born King of the Jews?…And when they were come into the house, they saw the YOUNG CHILD with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto Him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.”
Contrary to what many of us believe, the wise men has no number. “The three wise men” was probably coined out of the three categories of the gifts they presented. What if they actually took 20 golds, 12 frankincense and 10 myrrh?
It is also regularly assumed that these were birthday presents for “baby Jesus.” But is this what the Bible really says? In no way, shape or form!
Additionally, they arrived well after his “birthday.” Notice that it alludes to Christ as an “a young child” instead of a baby. This is one more reason that the presents conveyed to him couldn’t have been “birthday presents.”
A long-standing, antiquated custom of the East was to introduce blessings when one came into the nearness of a ruler. These men comprehended that they were within the sight of the “King of the Jews.” The Bible has numerous instances of individuals sending endowments to rulers or introducing them upon landing into the lord’s presence. This custom is regular today when envoys or others come into the nearness of a respectable Ruler.
Finally, notice what the Adam Clarke Commentary, volume 5, page 46, states about what really happened on this occasion: “Verse 11. They presented unto him gifts. The people of the east never approach the presence of kings and great personages, without a present in their hands. This custom is often noticed in the Old Testament, and still prevails in the east, and in some of the newly discovered South Seas Islands.”
Before I sign off, Jesus Christ spent 33 years with the disciples, how many times was his birth celebrated?
May Allah guides us aright.
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