Do Christians in America celebrate Independence Day?
In light of Christs words "Be not of the world?" Do they feel like hypocrites? How can they celebrate an earthly kingdom when they should have their eyes on heavenly things?
This wouldn't be a play on non-Christians being asked about Christmas, would it?
- Anonymous1 decade agoBest Answer
They say they do, but I don't understand why they would.
- solariusLv 71 decade ago
My church does not teach against it, and in fact, seems to encourage it. However, there are some denominations locally that refuse to celebrate Independence Day for the reasons you're already mentioned. They consider themselves not to be a part of this world, and refuse to hold public office, or celebrate nationalistic holidays. In some cases, these groups also will abstain from voting in elections, because such elections are only relevant to man-made "kingdoms", and not the Heavenly kingdom.
- BERTLv 61 decade ago
Christians of all people have the right to celebrate Independence day.This nation was founded upon Judeo - Christian principles. Independence Day has everything to do with God. Anyone who says otherwise does not know true American history.Our Founding Fathers were overwhelmingly Christian. And unlike one said, it was not for freedom from religion but freedom of religion. That is why the overwhelming majority of our first settlers came here in the first place. it's so sad that so many today do not know the true history of this great nation, even Christians.
John Adams proposed that when Americas future citizens celebrated The Declaration of Independence, they should have religious services to thank God for what He had brought about. President Adams said Independence Day should" be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival, commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty, from one end of the continent to the other, from this time forward and forevermore."
May God bring to light the truth that has been so long buried by our historical revisionists.May America return to her Christian heritage again.
God bless America!!
- thankyou "iana"Lv 61 decade ago
It has taken a while for me to completely warm up to the fourth of July celebrations.
I am Native American after all and I think we're a little late on immigration policies... so...
But I am Christian and I am in America which is a free country, and it is perfectly reasonable to celebrate this freedom we experience.
With regard to your second question there madam...
"The whole world's a stage..." a play on the play of words would that be a double entendre or what?
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
God's people celebrated holidays all the time, including passover which was a celebration of them being freed from slavery in Egypt,
In fact, the word Holiday is derived from the term Holy Day, which is a Christian term for setting aside a specific day to celebrate a specific thing.
Christ was instructing his followers not to be consumed by worldly possessions, He didn't mean that we shouldn't celebrate something joyful like the birth of a nation where millions of people can experience religious freedom and economic prosperity.
- DawnLv 51 decade ago
My family is very Christian and we celebrate Independence Day. As far as I know, none of us give a thought to "Be not of the world". To us it's about patriotism and an opportunity to get together with family. After all, we have a rather long tradition of our ancestors fighting for our country in the various wars starting in the seventeenth century (the earliest of our ancestors to arrive in the US was around 1611).
- 1 decade ago
Why wouldn't be ok to celebrate it? It is about when our country signed the Declaration of Independence! I am American and a christian. God allows us to do many thing but but encourages us to stay away from things that are harmful or sinful. Celebrating the fourth isn't harmful and it isn't a sin...unless you make it that way. When our founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence did they make that day evil? No...what is so evil about it? Nowhere in the bible does it say it is wrong...plus our government was founded upon Christian values. And who's to say that even though we celebrate it we can't celebrate in the way God wants us to? No one. And when Christ say "Be not of the world" he means don't act like the world. So i will still celebrate it but i won't go out and drink like the world...i won't go out and party like the world...i won't go out and act like the world....i will choose to celebrate it in a spiritual manner....
- 1 decade ago
Sure, I do. Some non-Christians celebrate Christmas, too. Most people really lose track of the meaning of holidays, anyway. They're just an excuse to celebrate.
- Noble AngelLv 61 decade ago
I celebrate Independence Day, I am not be of this world but I do still live in it and as such I am aware of who I have to live around. I am blessed ot live in the USA, seeing how other countries live and are restricted in their religious beliefs, I may not agree with my neighbor but we are both free to worship as we see fit. and also not exclude any to not worship and still be considered equal.
I am proud to be an American and a ChristianSource(s): o:)NA
- cacholaLv 43 years ago
My church does not instruct against it, and unquestionably, seems to inspire it. in spite of the fact that, there are some denominations regionally that refuse to rejoice Independence Day for the justifications you're already stated. they think approximately themselves to not be a ingredient of this international, and refuse to hold public place of work, or rejoice nationalistic holiday journeys. sometimes, those communities will additionally abstain from balloting in elections, through fact such elections are in basic terms appropriate to guy-made "kingdoms", and not the Heavenly kingdom.
- MeLv 41 decade ago
The Christmas question wasn't poor enough for you?
We are called to be 'in the world but not of the world.' In the world would include celebrating liberty and independence, IMNSHO.