Why dont Adventists celebrate/take part in: Christmas, Carnival, Easter etc ? any ideas?
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Yes. And I think you will be pleased to find out Kim - that the premise of your OP is faulty. Because we as SDAs DO celebrate all of the ones you suggested. R U SDA ? OR have you just been in hiding of late? lol
@mind bender, do you celebrate christmas and easter? and the carnival in your country is different from the carnival in my country.
Kim, we don't celebrate these pagan things and remember not everyone here is SDA. But Ellen G White said that we should not forget Christmas.We should not "celebrate' as the world does. Christmas for us should be helping the less fortunate
i agree with this jason. thanks 4 sharing
Should the tree be placed only on christmas, as this can signyfy to others that it is in celebration of the season?
I do not celibate Easter, but do celibate Christmas. This is because while Christmas can be made about nothing, but Christ in spite of the traditions that come with it. (I can easily cut out Santa..ect..) I tell my kids that the presents represent not only the way God wants us to put others before our selves, but the gift He gave us, I have even found a great symbol in the Christmas tree... In that the tree before it is decorated represents us dead in our sin with no root, and that the red ornaments symbolize the blood of Christ, the blue His law, the purple His majesty / His adoption of us, white His purity, the lights on the tree the robes of light we will receive, and the angel on the tree represents the one assigned too watch over us. I can not however do that with the Easter bunny, and the eggs.... Too blatantly pagan...
We also don't do Valentines day, or St. Patric's, because these are to honor Catholic saints.
Hope this helps...
P.S. One Christmas tradition I like is having my kids spend some of the Christmas money set aside for their own presents buying gifts for the Christmas Angel program, for those less fortunate. I am very proud of them.. Kids can be surprisingly generous if given the chance! :0)
Adventists, historically, at least, never celebrate(d) these things sister. Many do, but ignorantly. The reason is because they are Pagan in origin - this is not a very hard issue to understand.
Now I say "Adventists" but I am taking about anyone who knows the origin of these celebrations because I received an email from a Pentecostal friend of mine around Christmas telling me about the Pagan origins.
So it is really about those who care - many don't. But personally, I don't want to celebrate anything that has its roots in Paganism,
some adventist does just get caught up in these worldly things, trying to follow the world
i agree with u. i dont celebrate these neither. i just wanted to know the views of others on this site. blessings :)
humm very unbelievable!!!
@ leslie. why you said that?