Earth Day & other celebrations, do we or don’t we…

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

In the beginning God created the sky and the earth. The earth was empty and had no form. Darkness covered the ocean, and God’s Spirit was moving over the water.

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: 

Jeremiah 10:1-3 (talks about Idols of the Nations, you should read it in full)
Hear you the word which the LORD speaks unto you, O house of Israel:

Thus says the LORD, Learn not the way of the nations, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the nations are dismayed at them.

For the customs of the people are vain: for one cuts a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.

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 🙂

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One Response to Earth Day & other celebrations, do we or don’t we…

  1. Genevieve V. says:

    Great food for thought! Your boldness is refreshing in a time of much compromise and watering-down of God's Word. After much prayer and research, our family has discovered the truth about the very questions you challenge your readers in this post. We gave up many of the secondary type of holidays (Valentine's, Halloween, etc)early on, but really felt the desire in the last few years to remove all of the “leaven” from our home. We no longer partake in Christmas or Easter and quite frankly, when we made the initial cut, it was liberating! Here are some Scripture verses that we found to be helpful in our quest to worship the Lord in spirit and in truth.

    Deuteronomy 12:30-32 (NKJV)

    take heed to yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed from before you, and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.’ You shall not worship the Lord your God in that way; for every abomination to the Lord which He hates they have done to their gods; for they burn even their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods.

    “Whatever I command you, be careful to observe it; you shall not add to it nor take away from it.

    Colossians 2:8 (NKJV)

    Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.

    John 4:24 (NKJV)

    God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

    2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV)

    Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

    May the Lord bless you as you continue to earnestly seek Him.

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