- Oct 2, 2017
I see what you're saying in a sense. I've recently, in the past year, decided to keep the feasts and not celebrate Christmas and Easter since they are based on Yule/Saturnalia and Ishtar. I honestly can't not keep the feasts based on the studying that I've done, yet I don't begrudge other believers who do keep Christmas and Easter out of a pure heart if it's about Jesus for them and not Easter eggs and a bunny and Santa Claus. I know it's not (secular) for many believers. In my family growing up there was a big nativity scene and more a focus on Jesus or at least more equal with Jesus and Santa, but as my parents fell away from the faith or I got older, it became totally Santa and worldly focused. I said nothing until recently because I have a problem with that. I don't want to go through the motions if it's going to be a purely secular holiday. But then, the lightbulb came on. Use it as a witnessing tool perhaps. They'll listen to the story of the birth of Jesus on that day. So take the opportunity and don't spoil their joy. Also a good friend was used by God to convict me on that, too. Don't spoil their joy.