SDA's don't celebrate Christmas! Really?

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  1. Inquiring Mind

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    Not according to Ellen White.

    Quotes from Ellen White:

    God would be well pleased if on Christmas, each church would have a Christmas tree on which shall be hung offerings, great and small, for these houses of worship. Review and Herald, Dec. 11, 1879

    Let the several churches present to God Christmas trees in every church; and then let them hang thereon the fruits of beneficence and gratitude,--offerings coming from willing hearts and hands, fruits that God will accept as an expression of our faith and our great love to him for the gift of his Son, Jesus Christ. Let the evergreen be laden with fruit, rich, and pure, and holy, acceptable to God. Shall we not have such a Christmas as Heaven can approve? Review and Herald, Dec. 9, 1884
     
  2. Eric B

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    Who said SDA's don't keep it? There may be a few who [are consistent] and avoid it as pagan, but the majority of the church and its writings have always affirmed it and Easter Sunday.
     
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    The majority of those that I have contact with are of the conservative type. Bob Ryan being one of them.
     
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    Should We Celebrate With The Christmas Tree?

    Should We Celebrate With The Christmas Tree?
     
  5. BobRyan

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    How is this SDAs don't celebrate Christmas??
     
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    Clueless in ...??? Seattle?
     
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    Eric wins!
     
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    Ok Bob Ryan, we're all expecting gifts this year. We figured you just didn't celebrate Christmas but now we know the truth...
     
  9. BobRyan

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    This was an easy topic to resolve. :applause:

    What about birthdays? Thanksgiving? Are you guys ok with them as well?

    Yes?

    Well see - that is one more thing we agree on.:1_grouphug:

    In Christ,

    Bob
     
  10. Jim1999

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    I don't celebrate Christmas on the 25th of December.................I bet you all don't make so much fuss about me............:laugh:

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  11. LeBuick

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    When do you celebrate it? And why?
     
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    I don't celebrate it all.......Christ was not born on Dec 25th,,It was prolly in the spring of the year..............just like the Lord's Day...I celebrate His resurrection.

    When I served as pastor, obviously I had to preach around the birth of Christ as the majority of people expected that.......my beliefs on Christmas are personal...I really don't care if others celebrate it.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    Well I vote that someone start a thread on "Jim and Christimas":type:

    Something like "JimmineeChristmas this is a good thread"
     
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    WTG, my dear friend.....I shall appoint you to represent me.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     

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