See The Reasons Why Jehovah’s Witnesses Don't Celebrate Christmas

See The Reasons Why Jehovah’s Witnesses Don't Celebrate Christmas

It is true that everyone is entitled to their believe and even those that believe in the Word of God, are also entitled to their understanding of the Bible. So many Christians today understand Bible differently. Most read a passage or a verse and interpret it in his or her own understanding while someone else does the same. 

What is the right understanding? I don't really know because as one understands, so shall he or she dwell and if is working for them, who am i to  say NO, you are doing it wrong?  The Common misconceptions and myth in the Bible.

Myth: The reason why Jehovah’s Witnesses do not celebrate Christmas is that they do not believe in Jesus.

Fact: We are Christians. We believe that salvation comes only through Jesus Christ.—Acts 4:12.

Myth: You divide families by teaching members not to celebrate Christmas.

Fact: We care deeply about families, and we use the Bible to help build stronger families.

Myth: You miss out on the “Christmas spirit” of generosity, peace on earth, and goodwill toward men.

Fact: We strive to be generous and peaceable every day. (Proverbs 11:25; Romans 12:18) For example, the way we conduct our meetings and preach is in harmony with Jesus’ instruction: “You received free, give free.” (Matthew 10:cool In addition, we direct attention to God’s Kingdom as the true hope for peace on earth.—Matthew 10:7.

Why don’t Jehovah’s Witnesses celebrate Christmas?

Jesus commanded that we commemorate his death, not his birth.—Luke 22:19, 20. Jesus’ apostles and early disciples did not celebrate Christmas. The New Catholic Encyclopedia says that “the Nativity feast was instituted no earlier than 243 [C.E.],” more than a century after the last of the apostles died.

There is no proof that Jesus was born on December 25; his birth date is not recorded in the Bible. We believe that Christmas is not approved by God because it is rooted in pagan customs and rites.—2 Corinthians 6:17.

Why make Christmas an issue?

Many still celebrate Christmas despite knowing about its pagan roots and lack of support from the Bible. Such persons could ask: Why should Christians take such an unpopular stance? Why make it an issue?

The Bible encourages us to think for ourselves, to use our “power of reason.” (Romans 12:1, 2) It teaches us to value the truth. (John 4:23, 24) So while we are interested in how others view us, we adhere to Bible principles even if it means that we become unpopular.

Although we choose not to celebrate Christmas ourselves, we respect each person’s right to decide for himself in this matter. We do not interfere in the Christmas celebrations of others.

This is their understanding and no matter what you say, you can't dispute that.
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