Why don’t Christians celebrate Jewish holidays?

Posted by Vera Ferris on October 27th, 2010 and filed under Jewish Holidays | 2 Comments »

Any Jewish history from before the birth of Christ is also Christian history, so why don’t Christians celebrate holidays that commemorate events that are part of this common history? I see no reason you can’t have Christmas and Hanukkah.

I think because Christians are technically suppose to follow the new testament. When Jesus died for our sins we were suppose to give up the old beliefs and just follow his rules. (worship Jesus and God, love others, don’t judge). We no longer had to follow the rules were a woman on her period could not enter the temple or sacrifice animals to God. Jesus was our sacrifice and mad us clean. I think many people still follow the old testament because some things are really good ideas–like honoring your parents and not stealing.
Also if you want to celebrate both holidays–go for it. I don’t think there is anything wrong with. My God is cool with you celebrating Him in the name of either religion. My God would want you to be respectful of all others. It is his followers who have the problems. Pray and see what God says to you. God told me it was cool.

2 Responses

  1. TRISTON Says:

    I think because Christians are technically suppose to follow the new testament. When Jesus died for our sins we were suppose to give up the old beliefs and just follow his rules. (worship Jesus and God, love others, don’t judge). We no longer had to follow the rules were a woman on her period could not enter the temple or sacrifice animals to God. Jesus was our sacrifice and mad us clean. I think many people still follow the old testament because some things are really good ideas–like honoring your parents and not stealing.
    Also if you want to celebrate both holidays–go for it. I don’t think there is anything wrong with. My God is cool with you celebrating Him in the name of either religion. My God would want you to be respectful of all others. It is his followers who have the problems. Pray and see what God says to you. God told me it was cool.
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  2. capitalgentleman Says:

    Because we are not Jewish.

    After Christ’s death, there was a big discussion about whether Christians also had to be Jewish. Paul thought not, but James (Jesus’ brother, and head of the Church after Jesus’ death) and others in Jerusalem though that they should. A conference was held, and Paul’s side won.

    Thus, one could go straight to being Christian, without having to become Jewish first. So, unless you are a Christian Jew, Jewish holidays have little or no meaning for Christians.
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