God’s View of Birthday Celebration.
Birthdays and Holidays.
There is no where in the Bible where celebration of ones date of birth becomes a sin. The fact that two pagan Kings killed people on their own birthday in the Bible does not mean that you will also kill people on your own birthday. Is it reasonable to forbid weeding ceremony because two persons kill people on a weeding day? Not at all. For we are not to judge our fellows humans on what they consider important to them. There are many faithful servants of God who had good times and had a big feast on their own days(Birthdays) Let us consider the followings:
The angels celebrated the birth of Jesus.
The Bible presents life as a gift to be celebrated and for which to be thankful. The Bible said, “But the angel said to them: “Have no fear, for, look! I am declaring to YOU good news of a great joy that all the people will have, because there was born to YOU today a Savior, who is Christ [the] Lord, in David’s city. And this is a sign for YOU: YOU will find an infant bound in cloth bands and lying in a manger.”
And suddenly there came to be with the angel a multitude of the heavenly army, praising God and saying: “Glory in the heights above to God, and upon earth peace among men of goodwill.” On seeing the star they rejoiced very much indeed. 11 And when they went into the house they saw the young child with Mary its mother, and, falling down, they did obeisance to it.
They also opened their treasures and presented it with gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. ( Matthew 2:10, Luke 2:10-14)
Abraham Celebrated Isaac Birthday.
Now the child kept growing and came to be weaned; and Abraham then prepared a big feast on the day of Isaac’s being weaned. (Genesis 21:4,8)
Job Children Celebrated their Birthday.
Job, an “upright and blameless man” celebrated with his children, in what was possibly their birthday celebration.
“And his sons went and held a banquet at the house of each one on his own day; and they sent and invited their three sisters to eat and drink with them. And it would occur that when the banquet days had gone round the circuit, Job would send and sanctify them; …”(Job 1:4,5)
God does not object to commemoration, with a number of yearly festivals, memorials, and celebrations in the Jewish calendar.
Paul tells us, “… where the spirit of Jehovah is, there is freedom.” and condemns those that are judgmental, rather than those that celebrate a particular day special. (2 Cor 3:17),
“One man considers one day more sacred than another; another man considers every day alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. He who regards one day as special, does so to the Lord. … But why do you judge your brother? Or why do you also look down on your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of God…?”(Romans 14:5,6, 10)
“Truly I say to YOU men, Whatever things YOU may bind on earth will be things bound in heaven, and whatever things YOU may loose on earth will be things loosed in heaven. Again I truly say to YOU, If two of YOU on earth agree concerning anything of importance that they should request, it will take place for them due to my Father in heaven. For where there are two or three gathered together in my name, there I am in their midst.”(Mathew 18:18-19)
Since all believers think that December 25, is acceptable day to honor and celebrate our Lord birthday one will not commit a sin for doing so.
The annual festival of the Christian church commemorating the birth of Jesus: celebrated on December 25 and now generally observed as a legal holiday and an occasion for exchanging gifts.
From Monday to Sunday each of these days were used to worship idols and false Gods before Jesus Christ mediated the New Covenant and reconciled all humans to the only one true God. Those days are now been used to worship our God. Glory be to Jesus, to our God and to the Holy Spirit.(The Tri-Unity)
“There is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving”, and birthdays afford the opportunity to appreciate the joy of giving”.(Acts 20:35)