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In theory, shouldn't all Christians really be Jehovah's Witnesses?

I ask because my friend, who is a Witness, was discussing it with me. Christmas has nothing to do with Christianity-December in Jerusalem is not lambing season (and yet the Nativity depicts lambs at Christ's birth?!) and Yule is a pagan festival; with a star placed on top of the tree to represent the sun god-Christmas was placed the same time to make the religious transition easier for people going from Pagan to Christian. Similarly, Easter, derived from "ester", meaning oestrogen (symbolising rebirth and fertility) has it's Pagan roots. Eggs and rabbits are symbols of fertility, Based on these theories and many more, is it not correct to say that those who truly believe in Christ, should join the Witnesses and avoid celebrating Christmas and Easter? aah i see, my friend didnt say much about what they actually believe in :) just that they dont celebrate the "christian" holidays. And actually, Easter and Christmas/Yule ARE still Pagan religions, Of course they are, Pagans decorated a tree with candles, a star on top and pieces of metal as a part of the festivities to bring back the sun god for summer. The modern equivalent is to adorn a tree with a star, and fairy lights, and tinsel. As for easter...eggs and rabbits still make up the main decoration. Which are Pagan symbols for fertilty-Easter being the festival of new things being born.

Asked By: - 11/26/2010
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In reality, all Christians should be living testimonies and witnesses to the saving power and grace of Jesus Christ. The Bible quotes Jesus at Acts 1:8 as saying, "you shall be MY witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth." Of the thousands of existing ancient... More
Answered By: peacelily - 11/26/2010
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Nice username.
Answered By: Wandering Stranger - 11/26/2010
 
Christmas is based on the pagan winter solstice. No, the JW church has too many added doctrines, and false teachings, one being that Jesus is actually the Archangel Michael... You see my hesitance?
Answered By: Shae - 11/26/2010
 
Jehovah's witnesses are false teachers, so the answer is no. No Christian I know believes that Jesus was born on Dec. 25. It is an observance.
Answered By: Esther - 11/26/2010
 
No...
Answered By: Milan J - 11/26/2010
 
Excellent point. But "the whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one" so no one's gonna listen much like the Jews who by and large rejected Jesus as the Messiah and went ahead murdering him. Jesus preached the truth but the Jews did not want the lies exposed. They covered themselves up by creating more lies... More
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Answered By: touch me not - 11/26/2010
 
As an atheist, i realize all this.
Answered By: punch - 11/26/2010
 
Jehovah Witness is a false christian religion.
Answered By: FROG E - 11/26/2010
 
Well, while all Christians shouldn't be witnesses(there is more to them than what holiday's they celebrate,) they shouldn't observe those holidays either.
Answered By: WhiteHat - 11/26/2010
 
No Sweety:-),Amazingly, some of the most prominent doctrines of Protestantism today are not found in the Bible at all. They have been brought into the Protestant churches by the mother church of Rome, who received them from paganism. A few of these false teachings are that... More
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Answered By: Susanna LIVES - 11/26/2010
 
no, they miss the mark by a mile >>>----------------> when they don't believe Jesus is God
Answered By: ἀποσπάω - 11/26/2010
 
You are correct that Jesus was not born on Dec. 25. However, His real birth date is not known, and thus we celebrate His birth on that day anyway... More
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Answered By: Evangelist Paul - 11/26/2010
 
No, everyone should join in the Holy Spirit and forget about holidays altogether. Moreover, JWs have seriously flawed doctrine which essentially takes Jesus out of the picture. Jesus is Christianity. I hope that answers your question.
Answered By: Vincent - 11/26/2010
 
Um...no. You've confused the fact that somethings have pagan origins with their still being pagan celebrations. That's as stupid and ignorant as saying "true" Christians shouldn't live in homes that Pagans once occupied or speak languages derived from pagan origins (like...English).
Answered By: Wesley B - 11/26/2010
 
Yes... More
Answered By: anejo71 - 11/26/2010
 
JWs have a much, much bigger problem than the "Christmas and Easter" thing. Ask them to consider 3 times, that Jesus clearly identified Himself as fully God, in His very nature and substance. His enemies clearly understood His words. So should you... More
Answered By: GodsLoveProven - 11/26/2010
 
I dare to say it was Lambing season because, Christmas symbolizes the birth of the Lamb of God. and Ester meaning rebirth is when Jesus was raised out of the belly of the earth to be reborn as the one how sits in all power at the right hand of God as I was reborn when I excepted Christ as my Savior.
Answered By: Achmed - 11/26/2010
 
Christianity does not teach Christmas.. however my Jesus said you are made new and made free... More
Answered By: djmantx - 11/26/2010
 
I am not a JW because they do not believe in the deity of Christ. Plus they have many other weird beliefs. They do not serve their country; they do not show patriotism to their country in refusing to salute the flag. They shun people, even their own family, when they should display the love of Christ to them. Shall I... More
Answered By: romans 8:1 - 11/26/2010
 
Totally wack stuff....the reason I keep coming back to R&S. To answer your question, not all Christians should become JWs. I enjoy the vairety of the 38,000 Christian sects out there and their different ideas of Jesus, God and heaven. Also, if Christians ever banded together, they would be worse than the Taliban.
Answered By: BOB - 11/26/2010
 
Sadly you have a few facts wrong... More
Answered By: Just another guy - 11/26/2010
 
A true Christian accepts the work that Jesus did on the cross and learns more from his Holy Spirit... More
Answered By: miracle receiver - 11/26/2010
 
jw's and mormons were both founded by ranking freemasons.the one denies the deity of Jesus Christ, the other worships lucifer. the jw bible is full of deletions and distortions of scripture, many to try to fraudulently substantiate their teaching that Jesus was not God. john 1:1 and 1:14 in the king james bible... More
Answered By: Mr E - 11/26/2010
 
ALL Christians are Jehovah's Witnesses, all True Christians that is !!
Answered By: Jill Durango - 11/26/2010
 
Well, first of all, you should realize that the whole religion of Jehovah Witnesses does not revolve around not celebrating holidays. No, they don't celebrate them, but there is so much more to it than that... More
Answered By: s - 11/26/2010
 
Please be careful and take what your witness friend says with a grain of salt... More
Answered By: Brother Jonathan - 11/26/2010
 
The vast majority of Christians know that there is no biblical basis for celebrating the birth of Jesus on December 25th and that date corresponds with the Pagan celebration of the winter solstice. What I find really interesting is that although mainstream Christianity will admit to this fact, Jehovah's Witnesses will... More
Answered By: Donny - 11/26/2010
 
1) In theory, shouldn't all Christians really be Jehovah's Witnesses... More
Answered By: http://www.bible-reviews.com - 11/26/2010
 
Yes you are right, Jehovah's Witnesses are the true Christians among the thousands of religions that exist today. Besides Christmas and Easter not being Christian celebrations also the Trinity,Hell and Immortality of the soul are not doctrines taken from the Bible.rather they are teachings of men.
Answered By: Rolando C I - 11/26/2010
 
I agree with brother Jonathan and the RR guy. Paul had roots in Judaism and destroyed the church at that time but God used him, although he was used for evil, to do good. In the same way, some things that were originally used for evil can in turn be used for good.
Answered By: KJ - 11/26/2010
 
We prefer things the way they always have been, not to suit a new trendy branch that makes themselves a weekly nuisance on the doorstep. Any group that would let a child die rather than administer medical care to save their life is despicable.
Answered By: Allantheboy - 11/27/2010
 
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