The Christmas season is synonymous with many traditions. Homes are decorated, sumptuous meals are served, gifts are given, and a tree temporarily dominates the living room. Most of us find these traditions enjoyable, but are they pleasing to God—especially when Christ’s birth is seemingly shunted to the periphery of the festivities?
How to approach Christmas with a Christ-honoring attitude is a vexing question for many believers. Should we embrace the various traditions or be antagonistic toward them? Should we vigorously participate or cautiously hesitate?
We recently asked John MacArthur about his personal attitude to celebrating Christmas and how he seeks to best honor the Savior at this time of year. Here’s what he said:
We don’t need to complicate what it means to be a Christian on December 25. Nor do we need to fear Christmas traditions as something sinister. Rather, we should embrace the central meaning of Christmas as an opportunity to extend love, evangelize family members, and reflect on the goodness of God throughout our lives.
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