At some point in our lives, most of us have heard that certain Christian traditions are actually Pagan in origin. The Christmas tree being the most talked about of all.
If these traditions are, in fact, Pagan, should Christians partake in them? How does scripture direct us in situations like this?
Are Our Beloved Christmas Traditions Pagan in Origin?
Every year the same arguments surface about Christmas being rooted in Paganism. Yule logs and the Christmas tree are a couple of traditions that are supposed to be Pagan in origin. In fact, church steeples are also said to be traditionally Pagan. According to some, Christians shouldn’t celebrate Christmas because of these things.
Since Christmas is ultimately about Jesus, why not teach our kids to hear His voice— and let His Spirit convict us or free us. As for my house—Colossians 2:18 is just one freeing passage among many. “Therefore, don’t let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day.”
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