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Dear Marilyn

Christmas Day is celebrated for the birth of Lord Jesus Christ.

Will you be against lighting Fire crackers on the Christmas Day as part of Christmas celebrations which Hindus celebrate during Diwali festival by lighting Fire crackers?.

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Prashant

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Hello Preshant,

Typically we do not shoot off fireworks until New Year's Eve and during the first day of the new year. Whether one shoots fireworks or not on Christmas Day depends on the attitude and reasoning behind it. Fireworks are fun, they are pretty, they add to a feeling of celebration--those are reasons enough to shoot fireworks.

Paul says when discussing eating meat that has been offered to idols, it's ok to eat it, but if it causes another believer to fall, then it would be better to abstain. If shooting fireworks on Christmas Day would be a stumbling block to the weak since they might associate it with Hindu worship, then it wouldn't be a good idea.

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Corinthians+8

Sincerely,

Marilyn  

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I can answer questions on issues about evolution and creationism. I can answer questions on how the Bible applies to every day life and the future of mankind. I have some understanding of spiritual warfare. I have a broad, basic knowledge of many topics and can answer general questions. If I don`t know the answer to your question, I`m not going to try and pretend that I do. But every answer a questioner receives from any person, expert here or anywhere else, must be weighed against what the Bible says and laid before God in prayer. Spiritual issues are too important to just accept what a person tells you without confirmation from the Bible and the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit who gives a person wisdom. He will give peace regarding how to handle any issue or teaching if it is correct.

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I am a life long student of the Bible and have tested its teachings under fire and found them solid.

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I have a Bachelor's degree in English and Art Education. I am a mother, and I think that is an educational qualification of itself.

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