There are 3 Big Christian Traditions that are nowhere found in the Bible. (And I’m not talking about “Wednesday-night prayer meeting.”)


(1)  Easter

(2)  Christmas

(3)  Sunday


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   This, of course, in no way implies they are wrong.

   Or that these are the only three. Many churches have even more traditions that emphasize important Christian doctrines that are key to Christian faith. But the programmed celebration itself is humanly created and implemented.

   The Bible is silent about, when, and however frequently these celebrations should occur–yearly, weekly, etc.

   Take EASTER. First, we’re not sure just which day of the year Jesus rose from the dead (which He did, of course). And shouldn’t we celebrate, or recognize the resurrection every day and not just once a year?

  Then there’s CHRISTMAS. Again, there’s been endless debate as to just when Jesus was born (which He was, of course). And shouldn’t we recognize this more often as well?

  Finally, there’s SUNDAY, about which not a syllable has been recorded in the Bible. Nothing. In one place in the Bible the N.T. believers gathered on the first day of the week to worship and collect money. But they did that on other days as well. Perhaps you assume that Sunday is now the old Sabbath since in a cloud of anti-Semitism (among other things), the Roman Church “changed” God’s “special day” to the day that was compatible with the worship  of other pagan religions to let people serve the gods of their choice. The “resting” part of the Sabbath of the 10 Commandments and other parts of the Old Testament was half-hearted encouraged, but soon ignored.

   The takeaway here:

   (1)  The patterns and expectations of these do not come from the Bible.

   (2)  They are human traditions. They come from people .

   (3)  In time they become modified or ignored entirely, and that’s done for and by people. That can be good or bad¹.


   ¹ Specific issues with Christians are the the over-commercialization of (1) and (2), and the almost total abandonment of the Biblical purpose of the Sabbath (mainly rest and family worship).