Equipping Your Reimagine Journey
The celebration of the Birth of Christ on December 25th or January 6th annually is a "man-made" tradition. Scripture is silent on these dates and on the celebration itself. Thus, "men" could change the date.
Here is one item of Evanlogical evidence for Christianity to Commemorate the Birth of Christ on Worldwide Communion Day (first Sunday in October).
That Sunday, again a determination of "men," has the benefit of no conflicting secular or pagan tradition. Plus, it is chronologically closer to a realistic date for the Adventus.
Why "men" chose the pagan winter solstice for the Christmas celebration is debatable. But debate is unnecessary.
From "Black Friday" through "Holiday Shopping Returns Week," Christians are torn between servicing two masters: Almighty God or almighty commerce. Believers know that, in their weakness, they often make the wrong choice.
Why does organized religion continue a tradition that is a stumbling block for numerous Christians and seekers? Why would organized church leaders risk a millstone necklace?
God hasn’t Asked for a Remembrance of His Birth. But “men” should consider if their celebration traditions need improvement.