“Cursed be the day wherein I was born: let not the day wherein my mother bare me be blessed.”
Christians should not celebrate birthdays.
But the tares and counterfeits who populate the churches pretend as if there’s nothing wrong with such celebrations. Worse, they pretend they’re part of some Christian tradition.
Birthdays are pagan in nature and the tradition they represent is a heathen one.
Church-goers may celebrate birthdays because the corrosive culture which surrounds them pressures them into it.
Church-goers may celebrate birthdays because they are deceived–though it’s hard to believe a real Christian being deceived for very long.
They may celebrate birthdays because family or friends expect it.
They may do it simply because they want to.
BUT celebrating birthdays has NO part of Christianity and God’s Word frowns upon the practice.
WHO CELEBRATES BIRTHDAYS?
“A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one’s birth.”
The practice of astrology is condemned in God’s Word as an abomination, lumped in with such practices as witchcraft or sacrificing a child to a demon.
“There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD”
The celebration of birthdays is directly tied to the forbidden practice of astrology. Without a birthday, there can be no astrological charts drawn up or calculated.
“Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee. Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: there shall not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before it.”
“Originally the idea [of birthday greetings and wishes for happiness] was rooted in magic. The working of spells for good and evil is the chief usage of witchcraft. One is especially susceptible to such spells on his birthday, as one’s personal spirits are about at that time.”
—The Lore of Birthdays, Linton 1953, page 20.
“THE highest of all holidays in the Satanic religion is the date of one’s own birth.”
—The Satanic Bible, 1976 page 96
“The Greeks believed that everyone had a protective spirit or daemon who attended his birth and watched over him in life. This spirit had a mystic relation with the god on whose birthday the individual was born.”
—The Lore of Birthdays, by Ralph and Adelin Linton, 1953 page 17.
Birthdays come from pagans, not Christians.
There are two birthdays recorded in the Bible.
Neither person is a role model for the Christian: pharaoh and Herod.
“But when Herod’s birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod. Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask. And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist’s head in a charger. And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the oath’s sake, and them which sat with him at meat, he commanded it to be given her.
And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison.”
“And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh’s birthday, that he made a feast unto all his servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants. And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand: But he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them.
Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him.”
In addition, it’s speculated the Bible was referring to the birthdays of Job’s children in Job 1:4. But this is speculation only.
“And his sons went and feasted in their houses, every one his day; and sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.”
Did Early Christians celebrate birthdays?
Simply put, God’s Word does nothing to encourage anyone to celebrate the day they were born.
Yes, many churches celebrate birthdays and include them on their calendars.
But the churches are pagan temples, not Christian ones.
“Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived. Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither let the light shine upon it. Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it. “
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“But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.”
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
“Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.”
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