Kay, I see nothing in the bible telling us to celebrate it either.
Do you or anyone you know celebrate other peoples conception date? NO
Christmas celebrated by people is MOST often about Santa Clause, elves, angels, reindeer’s, buying gifts for people and spending lots of money on trees, decorations etc, etc.
NOTHING to do with Christ.
NOTHING about the birth of Jesus and his coming to die on the cross for our sins.
However, God told Moses to tell the people
Exo 23:12 Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest: that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed.
Exo 23:13 And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other >>gods<<<, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth.
I would think that santa claus and everything associated with most people’s christamas celebration to be other “gods”.
Exo 23:14 Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year.
The seal/mark belongs to those that worship and obey God. Those that follow his 10 commandments, observe his 7th day sabbath and his feast/holy days are acknowledging that he is their GOD. They were given as statutes to be observed forever. We just celebrate them differently than the “Jews”.
Deu 6:17 Ye shall diligently keep the commandments of the LORD your God, and his testimonies, and his statutes, which he hath commanded thee.
Eze 20:11 And I gave them my statutes, and shewed them my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them. 12 Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them.
Eze 20:20 And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am the LORD your God.
The “Seal of God” is conformity to God’s commands and will, a passion for prayer and praise, and love for His people. These things are the evidences that the Holy Spirit has renewed the heart and that the Christian is sealed for the day of redemption. “You are sealed in Christ when you hear the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believe, you are marked with a seal, guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession”. It is good to know that God’s children are sealed, secure, and sustained amid the wickedness of this world.
Exo 13:9 And it shall be for a SIGN unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes, that the LORD’S law may be in thy mouth: for with a strong hand hath the LORD brought thee out of Egypt.
(Passover and the other holy days (feast days) are about remembering his bring us out of Egypt and then they apply to us again in the New Testament with the sacrifice of Jesus, which we are to remember and share with our children too.
Deuteronomy 11:18 -19 “You shall therefore impress these words of mine on your heart and on your soul; and you shall bind them as a SIGN on your hand, and they shall be as frontals on your foreheads. 19 And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
The Holy Days contain sabbaths outside of the weekly sabbath, that we are to observe.
Ultimately, go do your own study to see if I’m telling the truth. It is told throughout the bible. I could be here for hours. I have already done through studies and shared them @ Tammy Moody on facebook. Go read them or again do your own study. That way God, will never say to you, that he never knew you. God Bless and have a nice day.