Christmas was not always celebrated in America. Why?
[Steve Myers] Ban Christmas? Well, did you know that at one time in America Christmas was banned? If you go all the way back to the time of the Puritans you will find some interesting things. In fact, I challenge you. Go back and find out why did the Puritans ignore Christmas? Why did they discourage people from observing Christmas? Check it out.
I challenge you to find out why they didn't celebrate Christmas, and then ask yourself, "Why do I celebrate Christmas? Should I be celebrating Christmas?" Is this a tradition that actually honors God? I hope you'll check it out.
Look at all the reasons why William Bradford and many of the other Puritans did not celebrate Christmas, and compare that to your own practice, and then write us or make comments on this video and let us know what you find and what you find out when you examine what you do. I think you'll find some interesting things.
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