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Religious Person And Christmas

I am in a situation where a very religious person wants to come to my house for Christmas and celebrate it for their religious purposes. They will get very upset if anybody else comes. I am born-again and they are not. Should I give in to them, or should I stand firm and say no?

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 ---Helen_5378 on 12/3/06
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But Christmas is a religious holiday. It's the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus. Can't understand Helen's objection.
---Caring on 5/2/08

Helen I feel certain that you are born again, saved, and on your way to heaven. Therefore being far removed from the situation I am going to go with your judgment. And from the wording of your question I believe you want to say no. So just say no!!!!!
---Mima on 5/1/08

Helen ... Who are you to judge whether someone is born again?
---AlanUK_quent5969 on 5/1/08

Peter- I told you you werent a Christian.
You sound like a wayne dyer (whatever his name is) disciple.
---craige on 12/26/06

craige- I believe that GOD IS EVERYWHERE, so I don't believe that it is possible to be saved in the literal sense (saved from god). I believe that we have FREE WILL, so just because we don't remember it dosn't mean that we didn't choose to come here for a reason. Does born again mean to accept Jesus Christ as your savior? If it is than i think it means to allow the CHRIST within to translate the mind, and body into the CHRIST-LIKE energy (LOVE) that it was manipulated from with your FREE WILL. PEACE.
---peter8365 on 12/26/06

Peter- Well what exactly is it that you do believe? Just please tell me what it means to be saved (born again) or do you believe in being saved?
---craige on 12/25/06

craige- I am here because I share some of your beliefs, but not all of them. I do not agree with all of them because they contradict themselves. I am simply trying to make you think about why that is, and what implications they have in your world TODAY. I am trying to help you reinterpret words to coincide with the original meaning. MERRY CHRISTMAS.
---peter8365 on 12/25/06

You must stand firm. Even if it offends.

Peter- why do you insist on being on a christian blog site, when its obvious you have no idea what it means or takes to be a christian. You are a pawn in the hands of satan and none of your blogs edify, only destroy.God have mercy on you, becuase you seek only to sow discord and confusion.
---craige on 12/24/06

Emcee - You amaze me, you really do! Thank you and I hope your Christmas is a very happy one for you and your family. All the best for a very blessed New Year too! P.S. What does "UKW" stand for please?
---Helen_5378 on 12/23/06

Peter8365 - Your question has nothing to do with the Blog question. If you would like you can open up a new Blog by clicking on "Post a New Blog" at the top here.
---Helen_5378 on 12/23/06

Helen- What do you think is the relationship between physical and spiritual?
---peter8365 on 12/23/06

Helen::I have specially chosen this blog to wish you dear Lady all the blessings of Jesus & the joy of His Birth with our recognition of Him as our Saviour.May He guide & protect you & with the shield of His arch angel,simply because of your saying you experienced a demonic attack before.Have a good Christmas dont indulge too many treats as after they pass the throat, the residue is UKW.God bless you & may His light shine upon you.
---Emcee on 12/22/06

Peter8365 - Yes I do believe that Jesus died, and I also believe that God raised Him from the dead. However, that was a physical death, not a spiritual one.
---Helen_5378 on 12/22/06

Helen- You obviosly believe "death" is real. Do you believe that Jesus Christ "died".PEACE BE with YOU.
---peter8365 on 12/22/06

Peter8365 - Yes, you did say "you must not be born-again" -- ("There is no need to be born again since no-one has ever died"). People die every day.
---Helen_5378 on 12/21/06

Helen- Did I say you must NOT be born-again. PEACE BE with YOU.
---peter8365 on 12/21/06

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Peter8365 - Jesus says that you must be born-again (John 3:3-7). You are teaching falsehood on these Blogs. You must read what the Word of God says.
---Helen_5378 on 12/20/06

Whatever YOU decide don't JUDGE it on "I am born- again and they are not". How could this person exist if they are not "born-again" every single instant, just like you. There is no need to be born again since no one has ever died.PEACE.
---peter8365 on 12/20/06

**Jesus went to many parties and happenings that contain Christians**

How could Jesus have attended parties with Christians when the term itself--to say nothing of the concept--didn't even EXIST until some years after His Ascension?
---Jack on 12/18/06

I think that you should stand firm . Jesus went to many parties and happenings that contain Christians and non believers, but he went. They were able to see how Jesus behave and carred himself in those situations. Alot of times, maybe it convinced the non Christian to follow him and seek the joy he portrayed.
---Clara on 12/18/06

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Jesus attended festivals feasts and marriage celebrations and provided wine for a bunch of drunk people he is not worried about days seasons or any such foolishness he wants the kingdom of God to be in every believer that they can live by their heart rather than the letter that killeth
---Exzucuh on 12/18/06

Christ came not for the saved but for the sinners. They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. Matthew 9:12. So remind your religious friend of this, and the fact that Christ is the reason for the season.
---ShawnM.T on 12/16/06

Helen-- If you don't mind my saying so, You have already answered you question. You want to do what the Lord wants you to do. Only you know in your heart what that is. Aside from what I or others may say its your personal relationship with God that matters over all else. Sounds like God may be trying to use this situation to fulfill his purpose. If you do what he asks you to do, he will work it out and you will not have to worry. Be vigilant and prayerful.
---buttons on 12/16/06

**You know how Jesus spoke to the religious people don't you. "Whitewashed tombs, full of dead men's bones" etc. etc.**

You should know. Takes one to know one, but this time you're badly mistaken.
---Jack on 12/16/06

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Jack - "Advent"! "Winter Sostice"! My, you sound so religious. You know how Jesus spoke to the religious people don't you. "Whitewashed tombs, full of dead men's bones" etc. etc.
---Helen_5378 on 12/11/06

** Jack - All I can see at this time of the year is food -- heaps of it, and heaps of chocolates too. I refuse to put Jesus into a food festival. **

Well, Helen, you just prove the adage that people see what the look for and hear what they listen for.

Of course, if one doesn't observe the preparation of Advent, traditionally a time of fasting, you wind up with a celebration of the Winter Solstice.
---Jack on 12/10/06

** Also, would you kindly back off from throwing false accusations at me.**

Are you saying that NOW you believe that Jesus took His human nature from the Virgin Mary?

That's good. When did you come to knowledge of the truth?

(BTW--I've mentioned repeatedly I'm not a Roman Catholic. When I quote standard Christian teaching, don't call it RCC.)
---Jack on 12/10/06

Jack - All I can see at this time of the year is food -- heaps of it, and heaps of chocolates too. I refuse to put Jesus into a food festival. Also, would you kindly back off from throwing false accusations at me. Thank you.
---Helen_5378 on 12/9/06

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Emcee - Thank you and I hope you have a wonderful festive season.
---Helen_5378 on 12/9/06

Helen, it all boils down to who you're serving...God or man?

Recall Joshua 24:14-16. Colossians 3:23,24.

While I don't know you personally, I do know a little of your character from these blogs. I know in my heart you will do what's right by God and I pray your strength in doing so without further hesitation, question or fear.

You have already been set free, now live accordingly.
---AlwaysOn on 12/8/06

Helen::You are strong willed & I know you will do that which is right.While you may be cagey the only way you will go against your belief is you.If you have developed an emotional tie.However May He who guides our Destiny guide you to that which is Holy & Happy to your best interests I, wish you Joy & Peace in this coming Season.
---Emcee on 12/8/06

** I am in a situation where a very religious person wants to come to my house for Christmas and celebrate it for their religious purposes.**

Of course, the obvious question is why this person doesn't celebrate the Nativity of Christ in his own house.

It's obvious why Christmas means nothing to you, Helen: you don't believe the the Logos took on a true human body.
---Jack on 12/8/06

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They are the cult. Christ said that he came to wage war, not to make friends. The word of God is for everyone, wether they like it or not.
---Jacques on 12/8/06

This sounds wierd. What 'religion' are these people that they've never heard about Jesus dieing on the cross for us??
---sue on 12/8/06

Helen, your home is the Lord's. What would Jesus share with whom He invited to His home? Would He allow them to come in & determine who was welcome & who wasn't & "preach" another gospel to turn your family from the Lord? Jesus would welcome strangers. His word would be seasoned with salt, His home would state with confidence the Truth His home was founded on & Whom He served. If the person invited didn't like the "terms" of the invitation, he has the choice not to come. Joshua 24:15
---Lindal on 12/8/06

Linda - This person has very strong beliefs of their own. They believe that Christmas should be family only, with nobody else allowed. They come to my house for Christmas so they can fulfill their own religious obligations. They do know that I am born-again, and have done everything in their power to get me out of the "cult" which they claim I am in, and back into their religion. I want to obey the Lord.
---Helen_5378 on 12/8/06

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Helen, the first time I saw this question I wondered what you meant in your second sentence. Does this person want only you to celebrate in their religious manner? What kind of a relationship have you had with this person all along? Do they know you are a Christian? If so, wouldn't they know that you would not be comfortable celebrating in their manner? You should not have to "give into them" to be yourself. If you would not be comfortable with this "celebration", say so and why not.
---Linda on 12/7/06

Thanks everybody for your answers. They are most helpful.
---Helen_5378 on 12/6/06

Helen ... I am not picking on you!
I said that what you have now told us shows that your assessment that your potentisl guest is not Christian, or born-again was probably correct.
---AlanUKquent5969 on 12/5/06

AlanUKquent - I do not lightly say that somebody is not born-again. With a lot of people it is clearly evident. I do not understand why you always pick at me.
---Helen_5378 on 12/5/06

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Helen ... The evidence yu now give shows that in all probability they are not born again
---AlanUKquent5969 on 12/5/06

Helen::The birth of Jesus is an auspicious occasion .I dont know how you celebrate Christmas but I for one Go to Mass recieve Him in Communion & keep Him in my heart for the rest of the day. He is your Lord & saviour & you should do it your way & not His, if he is not a christian. It is YOUR GODS Birthday, not His. My answer would be "do it my way not your way"Avoid sin & the temptation there of.
---Emcee on 12/4/06

AlanUKquent - That has nothing to do with the question. I have asked the question because it is a very serious matter.
---Helen_5378 on 12/4/06

Donna9759 - This person believes they have to work their way to heaven. Christmas is a very big time in their church and they see it as a religious "festival" if you will. I have let them come to my house every year, but have noticed I come under very fierce demonic attack every time.
---Helen_5378 on 12/4/06

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2/... Donna9759 - They are not saved. Earlier this year I told them that Jesus came to die on the Cross. Their response was "I've never heard that". I have started to think that I am unequally yoked by taking part in any of their religious stuff.
---Helen_5378 on 12/4/06

As example, I think very few here would allow excessive alcohol, tokes, hits, or injections of illegal substances in our homes. How would you react to someone offering those things as part of your family's Christmas? While I have extended family and would never intentionally embarass anyone, there are rules. Remember if you don't stand for something you may fall for anything. What I would do; share what you will be doing and why, make the invite. As long as they agree, open the door.
---mikefl on 12/4/06

Now would be a time to set your foot down and begin controlling your own life instead of letting this out-of-control person do it. You cannot take back control until you do it all the way. This person will not be happy no matter how you handle the situation. So, just tell them no!
---Susie on 12/4/06

I'd do what you want, but do it in a loving way, maybe even allow them to say what christmas means to them, first and then tell about the coming of our lord. unless this person has been majorly hurt by the church they won't be too mad, my buddist uncle listens every year.
---Jared on 12/4/06

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Helen, what are their religious purposes? Do they want to worship a god other than Jehovah God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob? If that's the case, the answer is easy, say "No thank you." Stand firm Helen, do NOT compromise your beliefs for someone's false beliefs. Just the fact that they would get upset if anybody else comes tells you they are NOT walking in Love, but manipulation.
---Donna9759 on 12/4/06

M.p.a. - It is somebody who is very controlling. I am in the process of breaking free from their control. They are not saved, and celebrate Christmas in a very religious way which has nothing to do with Jesus at all.
---Helen_5378 on 12/3/06

Be direct with this "religious" person. Tell them you celebrate Christ's birthday at Christmas time. And it is 100% up to you whether the religious person is permitted to your place or not.
---Eloy on 12/3/06

it's cool that they want to come to your house. They must think alot of you.

Maybe God will use you to help them in some way.
---Chris on 12/3/06

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Celebrate Christmas according to your faith not theirs. Stand firm in your faith.
---grace3869 on 12/3/06

This sounds rather strange. Visitors are not usually the one who dictates the terms of their visit. If someone is coming to your home it should be because they have been invited and they should fit in with whatever plans the host has and with the other visitors that the host might also have invited. Could you explain what this is all about please if it's not too personal?
---m.p.a. on 12/3/06

My dearest, its your house. You decide who comes and who doesnt.
---pkay on 12/3/06

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