Christmas, December 25th, is celebrated as the day Jesus was born. How did this come to be? Is this celebration a violation of God’s Commands?
Scholars have filled many books with arguments as to when Jesus was born. Nowhere in Scripture is any significance given to a person’s date of birth. It was not until the third century that the festival of Christmas was heard of. It did not gain observers until well into the fourth century. The first recorded “Christian” Christmas celebration on December 25th was in Rome in 336AD. However, by this time, most other religions in the empire were already celebrating the birth of their gods on December 25th. They had been doing so for centuries.