Jehovah's Witnesses: Why shouldn't you celebrate a day that has its origins in the Bible?
"Historians and Jewish sources point out that America's Thanksgiving holiday may not have been a totally new celebration—but that its roots may go back thousands of years to the biblical Feast of Tabernacles." "Sukkot, the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles, celebrates the autumn harvest; a similarity to the Thanksgiving holiday observed in the United States which is not coincidental. Prior to making their way to the New World, the Pilgrims, themselves the victims of religious persecution, spent several years among Sephardic Jews in Holland. When they later celebrated the legendary first Thanksgiving, their conscious frame of reference was Sukkot" ("Sukkot ,"Cyber-Kitchen.com). David Stern says about the Feast of Tabernacles in The Jewish New Testament Commentary: "The festival also celebrates the harvest, coming, as it does, at summer's end, so that it is a time of thanksgiving. (The Puritans, who took the Old Testament more seriously than most Christians, modeled the American holiday of Thanksgiving after Sukkot [the Hebrew name for the Feast of Tabernacles])" (1996, comment on John 7:2) http://www.ucg.org/holidays-and-holy-days/thanksgiving-rooted-biblical-festival/ Kjw-if that were true, you should then be celebrating "The Evening Mealing" every evening. Right?
Asked By: Watchtower of Babel - 11/22/2012
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In the OT God instituted two special annual festivals--the Feast of the First Fruits (Lev. 23:9-14) and the Feast of Tabernacles (Lev. 23:33-36) as days for the people to give thanks for the material blessings He had bestowed upon them. In the NT, we are told in many passages that we should be thankful. Thanksgiving... More
Answered By: peacelily - 11/25/2012
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The bible Says celebration of such holidays are meaningless. Jeremiah:10:3
Answered By: Raphael - 11/22/2012
One should be thankful everyday, out of their heart, not by a calender date.
Answered By: Kjw47 - 11/22/2012
Kjw47- you state the same old stupid arragant argument that you guys always throw out . The old "One should be thankful everyday, out of their heart, not by a calender date". If that's not a crock of horse poo-poo that I have ever seen. We as Christians, are always thankful, not just every day but every moment of... More
Answered By: Big Guy 360 - 11/22/2012
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