Pagan Holidays: Christmas, Easter, & More

-What's the big deal? 

-It's just innocent fun for the kids.

-It's a time for family.

-We are turning something bad into something good.

-I'm not a pagan.

-I don't worship pagan gods and idols. I worship God.

-What's wrong with celebrating Christ's birth and resurrection?

-What you're saying just doesn't sound right or feel right.

These are just some of the responses and objections Christians have when confronted with whether Christians should celebrate Christmas, Easter, New Years, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Halloween, etc. And most people have little to zero knowledge about where these customs and traditions came from and why they do what they do. These traditions have been passed down to us from generation to generation. But the question isn't how we feel about it. The question is: How does God feel about his people adopting the customs and traditions of pagans and worshiping God in that way? Is that acceptable worship to God? That is what we should be asking ourselves. Let's take a look at what these customs and traditions are all about and then see what God has to say on the matter.

But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. Matt. 15:9

Christmas - You may be celebrating the birth of Christ, but are we really honoring Jesus by celebrating Christmas?

Easter - You may be honoring the resurrection of Christ, but is this how God instructed us to do so?

Halloween - The most obvious of Satan's holidays. Yet Christians still seem to justify dressing their kids up like demons.

New Years - Who's new year is this? It's not God's new year. Who are we honoring by observing this celebration?

St. Valentine's Day - Who is St. Valentine? Who is Cupid?  

St. Patrick's Day - Who is St. Patrick? And did he spread the true gospel?

- Now that we know what these pagan holidays are all about, let's consult the only opinion that matters.