Reasons Jehovah’s Witnesses Do Not Celebrate Christmas

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If You Are Not One Of JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES,,, You May Ask,,,,,
Why don’t JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES Celebrate Christmas,,,,,,,, Well,,, below Are The Reasons...
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JESUS CHRIST commanded that We Commemorate His Death, not his Birth... Luke 22:19, 20....
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There's No Record in the Bible that JESUS OR Any Of His Apostles Celebrated Christmas. The New Catholic Encyclopedia says that “ the Nativity feast was instituted earlier than 243 [C.E.], ” more than a century after the last of the apostles died...Also,,, Just as a schoolteacher does not want his students to go beyond the instructions given to them,, JESUS does not want his followers to “GO BEYOND THE THINGS THAT ARE WRITTEN” IN THE HOLY SCRIPTURES.—1 Corinthians 4:6.,,,,

On the other hand, there is one important event the Early Christians were very Familiar with,,,, the COMMEMORATION, or MEMORIAL, of JESUS’ DEATH. JESUS personally told His Disciples when to Observe this Occasion and showed them how to do it. These specific instructions, as well as the calendar day of His Death, are Recorded in the Bible.,,, Luke 22:19; 1 Corinthians 11:25.
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There is no proof that JESUS was born on December 25; His Birth Date is not Recorded in the Bible....
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We believe that Christmas is not Approved by GOD because it is rooted in Pagan Customs and Rites,,, Corinthians 6:17.......

But,,,, Why make Christmas An issue..?

.......Many still celebrate Christmas despite knowing about its pagan roots and lack of support from the Bible... Many do celebrate it because they don't want to be left alone,,,, they want to do what others are doing....... Such persons could ask: Why should Christians take such an unpopular stance? Why make it an issue?
The Bible encourages us to think for ourselves, to use our “power of reason.” ( Romans 12:1, 2) It teaches us to value the truth. ( John 4:23, 24) So while we are interested in how others view us, we adhere to Bible principles even if it means that we become unpopular.

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Celebrating Jesus’ birthday: “ The early Christians did not celebrate [Jesus’] birth because they considered the celebration of anyone’s birth to be a pagan custom. ” ... The World Book Encyclopedia . It is not biblical.... It can't be found in the bible to celebrate chrismas...
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December 25: There is no proof that Jesus was born on that date. Church leaders likely chose this date to coincide with pagan festivals held on or around the winter solstice.
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Gift-giving, feasting, partying: The Encyclopedia Americana says: “ Saturnalia, a Roman feast celebrated in mid-December, provided the model for many of the merry- making customs of Christmas. From this celebration, for example, were derived the elaborate feasting, the giving of gifts, and the burning of candles. ” The Encyclopædia Britannica notes that “ all work and business were suspended ” during Saturnalia.
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Christmas lights: According to The Encyclopedia of Religion , Europeans decorated their homes “ with lights and evergreens of all kinds ” to celebrate the winter solstice and to combat evil spirits.
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Mistletoe, holly: “The Druids ascribed magical properties to the mistletoe in particular. The evergreen holly was worshiped as a promise of the sun’s return.”—The Encyclopedia Americana.
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Christmas tree: “ Tree worship, common among the pagan Europeans, survived after their conversion to Christianity. ” One of the ways in which tree worship survived is in the custom of “ placing a Yule tree at an entrance or inside the house in the midwinter holidays. ” ........Encyclopædia Britannica

"""Although JW choose not to celebrate Christmas,,, Jehovah’s Witnesses Respect each person’s right to decide for himself in this matter.,, They do not Interfere in the Christmas celebrations of others....!!!
 
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