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Christian St. Patrick's Day

How should Christians celebrate St. Patrick's day? Do you think he is honored by drunken revelry, and painting everything green?

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Christians should have nothing to do with pagan practices.The Roman Catholic Church has perfected the deceiving art of incorporating pagan worship into the christian faith and many unaware christians swallow the poison hook, bait and sinker. Let's be bold enough to say No to myths, teachings of demons and things crafted by men and only accept the Bible as the only authority in all matters of christian doctrine and life.The fulness of God is found in Christ Jesus alone. We ought to focus on Him alone and celebrate Him alone. Amen. Nairobi. Kenya.
---Joram_Mwati on 3/17/10


St. Patrick was captured by the Irish. In Ireland he drew close to God. He providentially escaped. In England God called him to evangelize the Irish. Everybody was shocked. He did go back and evangelize but the English church persecuted him. Watch the movie called "Patrick".
---Lewanna on 3/14/09


How do you celebrate the fourth of July if you are a Christian living in America? How do you celebrate Thanksgiving if you live in America? How do you celebrate December 25th? HOw about Valentines day? Paul said when I was with the Jews I became as the Jews when I was with Gentiles I became as gentiles. When you are in America become as Americans so as to spread the Godpel of the Lord. Just don't do anything in violation to Christ like getting drunk.
---Ryan on 4/24/08


I certainly don't think so.

However, in the USA, it's become a celebration of being Irish--or being wannabee Irish.
---Jack on 9/2/07


Jack, you make a great accuser.
---ron on 2/12/07




**AND the honoring of "saints" is NASTY. that I do affirm. Resembles what the hinduists do, have a protector god for every person and town. Idolatry.**

The Calendar of Saints, based on the they they died bears no resemblance to Hinduism or any other kind of polytheism.
---Jack on 1/28/07


** It's basically an Irish holiday, but most people don't realize that Patrick was English, as a boy he was captured by Irish pirates. **

One source says he was French.

His father was a deacon, BTW.
---Jack on 1/28/07


God got upset with the Israelites for celebrating holidays He had not decreed. But what you say is true too, regarding days to keep or not to keep. We are free in Jesus. Still the origin of those holidays has to be known. I mean, Christians should know what is and is not in the Bible, not just do things because everybody does them. AND the honoring of "saints" is NASTY. that I do affirm. Resembles what the hinduists do, have a protector god for every person and town. Idolatry.
---George on 1/28/07


It's basically an Irish holiday, but most people don't realize that Patrick was English, as a boy he was captured by Irish pirates. He eventually escaped and them went back to Ireland teaching Christianity.
---Phil_theElder on 1/27/07


Hey George :Like I said your belief is the result of your self education "Your eyes have been opened to the fruits of the tree Good & evil"Genesis 3 ;5.
---Emcee on 1/27/07




George. Although we are not commanded to commemorate anything else it doesn't say it's a sin if we do.
Col.2:16 Should solve the question. " let no man judge you in meat or in drink or in respect of a feast day or a new moon or a sabbath day."
Rom. 14 teaches the same principle. If what you do destroys the work of God then it is a sin. There is no harm to the kingdom of God to buy flowers on Feb.14. As a matter of fact I would say the opposite.
---john on 1/27/07


**DO THIS IN MY MEMORY, when he was sharing the bread and the wine.**

The Greek word ANAMNESIS does not mean a mere mental recollection, but to make actually present what is being commemorated, just as "symbolos" in Greek implies that the sign of something is actually the thing signified.
---Jack on 1/27/07


The ONLY commemoration the new testament commands us to have is when Jesus said: DO THIS IN MY MEMORY, when he was sharing the bread and the wine. That happenned the 14th of Nisan. He didn't specify if we should do it every 14th of Nisan (like the JWs), every week, or everyday. I may suppose Jesus shared the same table with his disciples most of the time. Saint Patrick? That's paganism and spiritism, like valentines, like all the other saints (saint george for england). not for christians.
---George on 1/27/07


Debbie: St. Patrick's Day is a celebration of being Irish.
---Madison1101 on 1/26/07


I don't really celebrate Patrick's Day. If I am going to celebrate, it would be for ALL saints (i.e. all Christians), not just for one. I guess I don't understand why this one person should be "celebrated". I'm sure he was a wonderful servant, but there have been so many over the years. I can't imagine calling myself Saint Debbie. Seems rather odd to me to call one a Saint above others. God says Christians are all saints.
---Debbie on 1/26/07


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