Undoubtedly a lot of planning has gone into your Christmas celebration this year. Between decorating the house, organizing meals and visits with relatives, preparing for and attending office, church, and family parties, and all the time spent shopping, wrapping, and sending gifts, you can see why Christmas is a multi-month event for many people.
But let’s take a step back from the hectic schedule and ask an important, fundamental question: Should Christians celebrate Christmas?
For many believers, that’s an audacious thought—Of course Christians ought to celebrate Christ’s birth!
But when you consider the rampant commercialism, greed, and self-indulgence that has overtaken the season, combined with the suspect pagan origins of the holiday and its various trappings, you can understand why more and more Christians are skipping Christmas.
So what is a conscientious believer to do? Can our Christmas celebration be a light to a lost world, or is abstaining altogether the best way to adorn the gospel? John MacArthur was recently in studio, and we posed the question to him. You can see his answer in the video below.
“Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31).
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