Birthdays: A Day of Celebration for Those Born Once

ONCE UPON A TIME: Before the new birth...
ONCE UPON A TIME: Before the new birth…

DATES WHICH USED TO MEAN SOMETHING

Commemorations, celebrations, birthdays, anniversaries, milestones, memorials: most humans organize their lives around a variety of dates which signify important points in their lives.

When a person is born again, he becomes a new creature.

A completely new creature.

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”2 Corinthians 5:17

This becoming a new creature is something quite real.  The things of this world fade in importance as this world’s place in the believer’s scheme of things becomes clear: this world is only a probationary period; a time to determine where a person will spend eternity.

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As the things of this world fade in importance, so do the dates one previously considered important while he was in the world.

One day in particular which no longer should have much significance is the birthday. The Bible mentions two birthdays: Herod (at which it was decided to behead John the Baptist) and Pharaoh.

Birthdays are VERY important to those who are of the world. Birthdays are a day of celebration for those who have been born once.

“Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
John 3:3

Birthdays are still very important in the apostate churches. And when it is pointed out that the Bible has nothing good to say about birthdays, those in the churches are quick to respond. Which makes sense: a birthday is no great thing to one who have been born again.

Birthdays form the basis for horoscopes (strictly forbidden to believers). Once more: Birthdays mark the natural birth, which is of no consequence once a person has been born again. The world (not the Bible) places great emphasis on one’s natural birthday.

Time passes and occasionally the true Christian is reminded of another date (which was marked and celebrated once upon a time) which has passed without notice.  Sometimes, that date unnoticed is one’s birthday.

And one suspects that’s one more way to tell the wheat from the tares.

“And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.”
Revelation 21:5

[Parts of this piece originally appeared in End Times Prophecy Headlines: March 3, 2015.]

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