Answers to a “Pagan Christmas”

Shaun McAfee

Shaun McAfee

Shaun McAfee is a veteran of the Air Force and current civilian in the Army Corps of Engineers as a Contract Specialist. He blogs at Currently he is pursuing a Masters in Dogmatic Theology with Holy Apostles College and Seminary where he also serves as the Social Media Director. He also works for Patrick Madrid's Envoy Institute as the Social Media Administrator. A convert to Catholicism, he loves learning, explaining, sharing, and defending the faith. He is married and has two boys named Gabriel and Tristan. They live in Omaha, NE.

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  2. God has very specific instructions in regards to His Law and His commandments.
    Deuteronomy 4:2
    You must not add anything to what I command you or take anything away from it, so that you may keep the commands of the LORD your God I am giving you.
    Deuteronomy 12:30-31
    take care that you be not ensnared to follow them, after they have been destroyed before you, and that you do not inquire about their gods, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their gods?—that I also may do the same.’ 31 You shall not worship the Lord your God in that way, for every abominable thing that the Lord hates they have done for their gods, for they even burn their sons and their daughters in the fire to their gods
    There is no way to spin it. It’s not about the imaginings of man. It is what God demands of His people. “Christmas” wasn’t celebrated until well in the 300’s when it was used as a “tool” to convert pagans to Christianity. The Emperor made it so the popular festival could still be celebrated. But God demands we keep His commandments. He HATES the ways of the Pagans and how they worship their gods. He HATES it. You can’t “spin it” and think God will just change his mind. He said….DON’T DO IT!!!

    1. Shaun Alexander McAfee

      Thank you, first of all, for your comment Justin. The dialog is appreciated and always welcome. My question to you is: do you celebrate Christmas and/or Easter? Second: you cite Deut 4:2, but are you subject as a Christian to the OT laws?

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