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  • Nepal Removes Christmas as a National Holiday, Christians Protest

    The Nepali government has removed Christmas as a national holiday, which has prompted protests from the country’s Christian population.



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    The observance of Christmas is not commanded in the Bible. For Christians to waste their energy protesting something that doesn't actually infringe on their freedom to follow Christ is liable to give nonChristians a wrong idea about what Christianity really is and could make the job of evangelism harder. We should always be ready to oppose any government action that limits our ability to carry out Christ's commands but we should not waste our time and energy on things that aren't essential to following the Bible.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by theophilus View Post
      The observance of Christmas is not commanded in the Bible. For Christians to waste their energy protesting something that doesn't actually infringe on their freedom to follow Christ is liable to give nonChristians a wrong idea about what Christianity really is and could make the job of evangelism harder. We should always be ready to oppose any government action that limits our ability to carry out Christ's commands but we should not waste our time and energy on things that aren't essential to following the Bible.
      The same could be said about the Ten Commandments in courthouses, and In God we trust on the dollar bill. When does it stop, I think the main thing is understanding the motive behind such actions, I do not believe the government has orthodoxy in mind concerning the Christian faith, but rather the eradication of the Christian faith.
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      • #4
        Um... Wasn't America the safe haven for Europe's persecuted believers, who then banned Christmass so that until 1862 it was not an official holiday. Ten Commandments is a different issue. Haven't they been a part of America's legal system for almost 400 years.
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          Originally posted by slippy View Post
          Um... Wasn't America the safe haven for Europe's persecuted believers, who then banned Christmass so that until 1862 it was not an official holiday. Ten Commandments is a different issue. Haven't they been a part of America's legal system for almost 400 years.
          America is only 240 years young.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by slippy View Post
            Um... Wasn't America the safe haven for Europe's persecuted believers, who then banned Christmass so that until 1862 it was not an official holiday.
            You have your facts wrong. In 1659 the Massachusetts Bay Colony ban Christmas. That had nothing to do with the U.S. because there was no such thing at that time. Moreover, the ban was overturned in 1681, 22 years later. Grant declared Christmas a legal holiday in 1870. However, even before that we know for a historical fact Christmas was celebrated in the U.S.
            Last edited by Origen; 04-09-2016, 09:09 AM.
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