Should Christians celebrate Christmas - Part 2
SERMON TOPIC: Should Christians celebrate Christmas - Part 2
Speaker: Gavin Paynter
Date: 3 February 2019
Topic Groups: CHRISTMAS, CONSTANTINE, HERESY
Sermon synopsis: Some feel that it is unimportant (or even sinful) to celebrate Christ’s birthday at all. Other arguments used by anti-Christmas proponents are:
- Christians never observed Christmas until the 4th century. Therefore it must have been the emperor Constantine or “some pope” who introduced the festival as a form of honour to the sun god.
- There is no instruction or precedent in the Bible to celebrate Jesus’ birth.
Are these valid arguments?