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10 Reasons Not To Celebrate Easter Sunday At Church

In Church, Holidays on November 14, 2010 at 7:12 pm

I have friends and family who enjoy going to Good Friday and Easter services at their church, and/or celebrating other holidays. I think that is great for people who have chosen to do so. I usually enjoy decorating Easter eggs and baskets for my younger kids, and cooking a big yummy family dinner, myself. So keep in mind that this list is not something anybody has to follow or write in the proverbial religious stone, which would be defeating the whole purpose of this list anyway.

The Bible says, whatever you do, do it with all of your HEART…. (Col 3:23) That means we are free to do what we want. So this list is primarily written for those who feel pressured to celebrate a holiday when they would rather be doing something else.

1) While festivals and new moons can be fun to celebrate, and it can be special to esteem one day over another, it is also not required in any sense, especially by God. A belief is something to “celebrate” every day of the year. And whether it’s going to church or buying a lot of candy, it’s all human tradition. There is absolutely no indication that the first century church ever celebrated Easter anyway. In fact, the apostle Paul said, “See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition…” Col 2:8 Read the rest of this entry »