Should Christians recognize Earth Day? If you send your kids to public school, you should really be thinking about how to deal with this at home since schools really push Earth Day and environmentalism (that is for another post).
This is more of food for thought.
I love the earth that God hath made. Genesis 1:1-2
Earth Day glorifies the Earth but not its maker.
Some Christians reading this will be saying “its ok to celebrate the earth, after all God hath made it”.
Some Christians will be saying “NO, Christians should not glorify the earth. Don’t you know the history of this holiday?”
I say do you not know the history behind Christmas & Easter? They were once Pagan Holidays combinded with Religious holidays. The only difference between Earth Day and Christmas and Easter is, they haven’t attached Earth to a Religious holiday to coerce more people into celebrating it.
I challenge you to look at the historic details of these holidays and see if they challenge your faith in God.
I would also like to challenge you to put it up against what Jesus told us, or didn’t tell us, in the Bible.
He never said for us to celebrate his birth, which isn’t in December, or the day that he rose from the dead, which was not on Easter Sunday. So is it ok to celebrate these? That is for you to pray about and see what God says about it.
For Christmas we decorate a tree even though it plainly says:
Is this talking about a Christmas tree? Are we making an Idol out of the tree or Jesus?
What IF celebrating Christmas or Easter was a sin? Would it be covered under the sacrifice/debt Jesus already paid? Even Halloween?
What did he tell us?
Did he tell us to keep the festivities that he partook in?
What about his sacrifice for our sins? Do we celebrate the day? Or are we to celebrate what he has done for us everyday?
Go, seek out the truth. Dig deep in study to find what is actually said.
You seek God in what you should do.
This post is not to judge you or your traditions, I just wanted to encourage thought and study into the historical contexts of these traditions/celebrations. I just felt God telling me to write about it. Maybe it will touch someones heart. I don’t know. I am not anti-Christmas or other holidays, I just decide to focus on God/Jesus in what ever we do. My eldest wants to have our guest room decorated in Christmas, and I am up for it as long as it glorifies God and not Santa and Elves.
I personally wouldn’t be celebrating any of these, but I do it for “tradition for kids” and I pray that God is not displeased with us since we focus it all on Him. Well, we don’t do Halloween and haven’t for years, its just plain evil in disguise, or not really disguised.
Ok, mature serious time is over 🙂