QACan we choose another day to celebrate Christ’s birth?Neither the celebration of Christmas nor Jesus’ birthday are recorded in the Bible. So at least from a biblical perspective, Christmas celebrations are not recommended or demanded. But does that mean Christmas celebrations are disapproved? Look at this from Jesus’ perspective, since it is his supposed birthday. Would you like someone celebrating your birthday if you didn’t want them to? What if they wanted to celebrate it on a day you weren’t even born? And what if the very origins of the day people celebrated your birthday was to honor another person who you didn’t like much? Is that how we should honor Jesus’ birth? As we examined, Jesus is God. Jesus said, “Before Abraham was, I am” (Jn 8:58). “The LORD possessed me at the beginning of His way,
Before His works of old.
” (Prov 8:22). God became flesh (1 Tim 3:16) and lived among us (Jn 1:14). Since Jesus is actually God, without beginning or end, there is no need to celebrate Christmas to honor his birth. For the most part, people only celebrate Christmas to get presents for themselves; but, Christians should give to others every day in more ways than one (i.e., in material gifts).