Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christians & Christmas. By Angel Manuel Rodríguez


QUESTION: Should Adventists celebrate Christmas?

Every year I receive letters or phone calls asking whether it is correct for Adventists to celebrate Christmas. The uncertainty is usually based on the absence of any biblical information about the date of Christ’s birth, and on the conviction that December 25 has been associated with a pagan festival. Let me provide some historical information about the celebration of Christmas and say something about its significance.

1. Christmas and Adventists: Before I comment on the question, let me clarify that Adventists are not, nor should we be, against Christmas. Why would we be against a period of time when Christians remember the birth of our Savior? However, since this festivity is not ordained by Scripture, we don’t consider it to be binding on believers. We recognize only one holy day, the Sabbath; and we keep it holy in obedience to our Creator and Redeemer ... Read the full article by Angel manuel Rodriguez in AdventistWorld




Source: Adventist World
Author: Angel Manuel Rodríguez, is a Seventh-day Adventist theologian and former director of the Biblical Research Institute (BRI). His special research interests include Old Testament,Sanctuary and Atonement, and Old Testament Theology. He has written several books, and authors a monthly column in Adventist World.


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