This topic is very hot and I would try my best to answer you in my opinion with someverses from the Bible, nevertheless let your conscience, the Bible and God guide youin accepting or rejecting it.PETER, This is a very typical argument some people would put forward why youshould not celebrate Birthdays, Christmas, Easter and other Holidays.
They would begin by saying that: “the only birthday observancesmentioned in the Bible were two rulers who did not worship God (Genesis40:20; Matthew 14:9 and Mark 6:21) Pharaoh of Egypt and Herod Antipasand that they were both presented in a bad light especially Herod leadingto the beheading of John the Baptist, and that they were also held in honourof pagan deities and that Jesus disciples likely knew that celebrations wereconnected with superstition. Because of this, God certainly would not bepleased with any celebration that would link Jesus with superstition. Forinstance they say the ancient Greeks believed that each person had aprotective spirit that watched over him or her and that spirit had a mysticrelation with the god on whose birthday the individual was born accordingto THE LORE OF BIRTHDAYS.When it comes to Christmas it goes like this: “there is no evidence of thefirst-century disciples of Jesus observed such a holiday as Christmas. Theywould quote that THE WORLD BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIA says, the earlyChristians “considered the celebration of anyone’s birth to be a pagancustom.” They go on to say that hundreds after Christ, new Christianswished it to coincide with the pagan Roman festival marking the birthday of the “unconquered sun). Thus in winter, the sun was deemed at it’s weakestpoint, so the pagans held ceremonies to get this source of warmth and lightto come back and December 25 was thought to be the day that the sunbegan its return. Thus in an effort to convert pagans, religious leadersadopted this festival and tried to make it seem “Christian”. So that meansthat celebrating Christmas is filthy after all who would eat meat that hasfallen in garbage although it’s sweet.”Easter is not left out like many other holidays. In fact they say it has beenlinked to EOSTRE, or OSTARA, the Anglo-Saxon goddess of the dawn and of spring. They say that it was from a pagan god who is described asresurrecting each spring on Easter, a day which was dedicated to Ishtar, themother goddess who was thought to be the Queen of Heaven andinterceding for all mankind. She is known by different names like Astarte byPhoenicians and Syrians, Ashtoreth in Israel, Ishtar in Sumeria andBabylonia, Cybele in Phyrgia, Demeter in Greece, Artemis in Ionia, Ceres inPoseidonia and others. In fact they say it is associated with eggs andrabbits and that eggs have been prominent symbols of new life andresurrection according to the ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, while the rabbitas a symbol of fertility. That means it’s a fertility rite disguised as acelebration of Christ’s resurrection. Thus because the Bible does notcommand or authorize the commemorating of Jesus resurrection then it’s a