Why Doesn’t Church Of Christ Celebrate Christmas
The Church of Christ has no official statement on whether or not it should be celebrated. However, the church does not celebrate Christmas because the Bible doesn’t mention it, and there are no scriptural references to an annual celebration of the day Jesus was born. The story of Jesus’ birth is found only in Luke 2:1-20 and Matthew 1:18-25 (and includes no reference to December 25). Further, there are numerous similarities between Christmas and pagan holidays such as Yule and Saturnalia, both celebrated around this same time of year.
The Birth Of Jesus Is Missing From The Bible
The Church of Christ believes that the birth of Jesus is missing from the Bible. The Bible does not mention his birthday, the date of his birth, nor does it even say how old he was when he died. According to the Bible, Jesus wasn’t born on December 25th either.
The Bible says that Jesus was born in Bethlehem (Matt 2:1-6). The word “Bethlehem” means “house of bread”, which refers to a place where priests lived back then. In ancient times, people believed that being born in such a location would give them special powers like healing or prophecy. However, there are many reasons why we know that this story isn’t true:
There Are No Scriptural References To An Annual Celebration Of The Day Jesus Was Born
The Bible does not record the day Jesus was born, nor does it tell us how old he was when he died, or how old he was when he was crucified.
What we do know is that Christ’s birth occurred during a time period called “the beginning of creation” (2 Peter 3:4). That point in time is estimated by some scholars at 4 billion years ago, while others estimate it as 12 to 15 billion years ago. The Bible says nothing about an annual celebration of Christ’s birth on December 25th—or any other day for that matter!
Celebrating Christmas Is Worshiping Pagan Gods
Church of Christ members believe that Christmas is not a biblical holiday because it has pagan origins. The celebration of the birth of Jesus did not occur until centuries after his death, so there are no scriptural references to an annual celebration of this day. While many people celebrate Christmas for its religious significance, and others celebrate it as a secular holiday, some may question why Church of Christ members do not observe this holiday at all.
The Bible does not record anything about an annual birthday celebration for Jesus or anyone else, much less any details about how such a celebration should be observed. We know from Luke 2:8 that Mary gave birth to baby Jesus in a stable, but we don’t know when this occurred because shepherds were out tending their flocks at night (see Genesis 29:3). It is assumed by most scholars that shepherds were out in the fields at night because they had been tending them all day long; however if you’ve ever heard sheep bleating during daylight hours you’ll understand why this assumption is problematic!
If one assumes humans have been celebrating births since before recorded history began (which seems reasonable given what we know today), then there must have been something significant about this child’s birth which made him worth remembering every year afterward up until now–and yet nowhere does Scripture reveal what made him so special compared with other babies born around the same time as he was born who weren’t later remembered each year by millions around world annually either.”
The Church of Christ does not celebrate Christmas because it is not a biblical holiday.
The birth of Jesus is not mentioned in the Bible, and there are no biblical references to an annual celebration of the day Jesus was born. In fact, there is no mention at all of when or how he was born!
When people ask why we don’t celebrate Christmas, we tell them that God never gave any instructions for us to do so. We hope this helps you understand our position on this subject better!
This is why our church does not celebrate Christmas. It is a pagan holiday with no biblical basis and therefore should not be celebrated by Christians.