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The Shocking Origin of the Custom of Celebrating Birthdays

The Shocking Origin of the Custom of Celebrating Birthdays
12/23/2007

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Where did the universal custom of celebrating the day of one’s birth originate? What about birthday parties, cakes, and candles? What does the Bible say about celebrating the day of one’s birth? You might be shocked at the answer. Though you look in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, you will find no mention anywhere of any of the saints of God observing their birthdays. In fact, strange as it may seem to many, even the exact date of the birth of Jesus Christ is NOWHERE REVEALED in Scripture! The universal custom of observing ‘Christmas’ as the birth of Christ, on December 25th, is acknowledged by all the historical authorities as having no basis in actual fact. For confirmation go to: X-Mas: The Biggest Pagan Holiday/Holyday of the Year. Jesus Christ was born nowhere near December 25th, in the dead of winter. If the very day of Jesus’ birth is deliberately left out of the Bible, doesn’t that fact tell us something? If birthdays should be celebrated, why did God leave the date of His own Son’s birth out of Holy Scripture? The plain truth is that birth day celebrations are only mentioned twice in the Scriptures — both times in reference to customs being observed by unconverted people — a pagan Egyptian Pharaoh, and wicked king Herod!

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