Christian Pilgrim


118. Birthdays

Birthdays (including "Christmas") are totally man-centred. Only the heathen celebrate them. Christians should not.

Genesis 40:20 - "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."

Proverbs 15:27 - "He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live."

Matthew 14:6 - "But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod."

Mark 6:21,22 - "And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of Galilee; and when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod and them that sat with him, the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee."