In my Independence Day post, I told you that why true Christians shouldn't celebrate Independence Day. The thing about Independence Day was the day of rebellion against the Lord. It's not only a legal holiday, but a pagan one. While Moses led God's people to freedom, we should ignore that example and do what the Lord commands us to do.
Today, I am going to talk about why we as Disciples of Christ and Christians are not to celebrate Thanksgiving Day and how Thanksgiving really originate.
Most of the Protestant Churches claim that Thanksgiving was celebrated by the Pilgrims who landed in the new world on the Mayflower from England to Plymouth. That's is irrelevent and inaccurate. The Bible nowhere say that we should celebrate any holiday including the pagan Thanksgiving, because they are unscriptural.
You may point out in the bible that the word "Thanksgiving" is in the bible. That maybe true, but it's not talking about the Pagan Thanksgiving, but the term Paul was referring, is to the communion or The Lord's Supper, which is practiced every Sunday by the Early Church. :
You would say "How can Thanksgiving be Pagan?"
The answer is: if we trace it back to it's original source you should know why this holiday is pagan.
The idol "Cornucopia" that we have in our schools, work, churches, and home, is not a symbol of Pilgrim Thanksgiving, but a symbol of the Roman Goddess Fortuna, or in Vegas slang "Lady Luck". I wish I would show you the pictures of Cornucopia and the Roman Goddess if I have permission to use it. What does Jesus say if He was worshipped through this kind of ritual?
"But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men." Matthew 15:9, Mark 7:7
Is the Pagan Thanksgiving a commandment from Jesus? Absolutely not. We are commanded by Jesus to partake in communion of the Lord Supper every Sunday as the True Thanksgiving. The False Thanksgiving is a tradition of men.
The Thanksgiving that was new in pilgrimage, is not so new. So in conclusion, Thanksgiving like Independence Day is pagan. They're are not just American or global traditions, they're pagan traditions because traditions are unscriptural and the commandments of men, not Jesus.
Paul warns that pagan traditions including Thanksgiving, Christmas and Independence Day are doctrines of division and traditions. The Communion of the Lord's Supper is a doctrine of unity. If you want to be free from your holiday traditions, avoid all those things because you are not of this world, but in this world. When Jesus comes, traditions will be done away with and He replace this old Earth with a new one and puts the Holy Heavenly City New Jerusalem down and the new Earth will be a perfect fit for us with no other traditions.
I hope this helps you with your avoidance of any pagan days and with your walk with the Lord.