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Why celebrate Christmas and Easter?

Submitted: 10/25/2010
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Question: Traditions of men are an abomination to God; so why would we dishonor Christ by celebrating Christmas and Easter? I am new to the apostolic church (only last Wednesday) so I don't know what traditions are actually celebrated.

Answer: You will find that there is no universal agreement among apostolics on how Christmas and Easter should be handled. Some keep them just like the world, some reject them altogether, others fall somewhere in between. Since there are no New Testament 'holy days,' we conclude that these days have no spiritual significance any more than any other day of the year. Yet they do have significance to some people. We have chosen to follow Paul's admonition to the Romans, 'Who are you to judge another's servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand. One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. Let each be fully convinced in his own mind' (Romans 14:4-6).