This YouTube video by Desiring God discusses the origins of Christmas and why December 25 was chosen as the day to celebrate Christ’s birth. Long story short, no one agrees why. But Pastor John reassures us it’s all right to celebrate this holiday despite the features from pagan cultures.
Although the Old Testament of the Bible gives the Jewish people very strict and detailed guidelines for worship, the New Testament has very few for Christians. Pastor John says this is to accommodate the cultures of other nations and grow the church worldwide. The main rule for the church is to honor the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit above all other things, and not the false gods and idols of other religions. God is to be given credit as the Creator and Lord.