Churches Of Christ/Biblical Holidays

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Do you oppose celebrating the biblical holidays? If you do can you please give scripture reference to why?

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Hi Joy,

I am not real sure I understand your questions but I will do my best to answer. When you ask if I oppose biblical holidays I personally do not oppose any holidays and the only holidays that are "biblical" are those of the Old Covenant such as Passover. Also I should remind you that there is no book of creeds or doctrines for the churches of Christ so we do not have an official position as a church on anything. We are all independent and autonomous local congregations. I am sure there are individuals who might be opposed to biblical holidays as well as any current holidays that the world sees as "Christian". But I am not opposed to any holidays and can only speak for myself. If you would like to understand what the Bible has to say about holidays I can help you with that but we each can have our own opinions on certain things such as holidays.


Rom.14:5-8
5 One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. Let each be fully convinced in his own mind.
Rom 14:6  He who observes the day, observes it to the Lord; and he who does not observe the day, to the Lord he does not observe it. He who eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he who does not eat, to the Lord he does not eat, and gives God thanks.
Rom 14:7  For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself.
Rom 14:8  For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord's.

I advise you read the entire chapter of Romans 14 but according to Paul it is up to each individual as to whether or not they esteem one day over another but they need to be careful they are not causing a brother or sister in Christ to stumble too. But I want to point out that there are no "Christian" holidays that are biblical. I hope my answer has been acceptable. If you have further questions please let me know.

In Christian Love, Joe Norman

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I can answer questions regarding acceptable worship, organization of the church, or any apsect of the Christian life. I am the son of a preacher and have studied the Bible from cover to cover since I was 12 years old. I am strong in my research skills and do not follow teachings of men. Many will label me as conservative and some might label me as liberal, but I just seek to be biblical. I understand proper exegesis and hermeneutics and apply them. My desire is to share my knowledge of God's Word with others. Please always keep in mind that none of us who are listed as experts here are divinely inspired and therefore it is possible to get incorrect answers from any one of us. Study the Scriptures and decide for yourself if what is taught is true.

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I am the 4th generation in my family to be a faithful member of the church of Christ. I was raised by a preacher and have studied the Bible everyday since I was twelve. I am 45 yrs old now. I am not a "scholar", but I am very familiar with the scriptures.

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member of the church of Christ, served as a Deacon for a few years at LakeShore church of Christ in Waco, Tx. I currently live in the North Dallas area and am still very active within the church of Christ teaching, leading Bible Studies, and songleading as well. I am also actively involved in online ministry. I hope to open my own webpage eventually.

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School of hard knocks

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