It’s Christmas Day! It’s a time for celebration and a day that many Christians have been craving. While many people will go overboard by borrowing money to buy clothes, foods, and drinks for Christmas, certain religious groups, such as the Jehovah Witnesses, do not celebrate the holiday.
Christmas is a holiday commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. The Jehovah’s Witnesses, on the other hand, do not share that opinion. Here are some of the reasons why Jehovah’s Witnesses do not celebrate Christmas.
1. They Don’t Believe Jesus Was Born December 25th
Jehovah’s Witnesses are adamant that December 25th is not the exact day Jesus was born. Because his birthday is not mentioned in the Bible, they avoid the celebration.
2. They Claim God Doesn’t Accept Christmas
Although many Christians disagree, Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that Christmas is not accepted by God since it is based on pagan traditions and rites. They back up this claim with 2 Corinthians 6:17:
“Therefore go out from their midst, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch no unclean thing; then I will welcome you”
3. It Was Not Commanded By Jesus.
Another reason Jehovah Witnesses do not celebrate Christmas is that Jesus commanded us to remember his death, not his birth. Luke 22:19–20.
“And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”
In the same way, after supper He took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is poured out for you.”
4. It Wasn’t Celebrated by the Apostle
Finally, Jehovah’s Witnesses do not observe Christmas because they think Jesus’ apostles and early disciples did not observe it.
Although Jehovah’s Witnesses do not celebrate Christmas, one thing I like about them is that they do not condemn other Christians who do……….See More