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Birthdays celebration discussion: Bad or Good, Wishes and Messages

Author: Wexki Himm
by Wexki Himm
Posted: Jan 12, 2019

I recently observed few cases around me, where i saw some folks having a deep discussion about the birthday celebration. Topic was is it good to celebrate the birthday. Center was the Bible and we can ask ourselves, directly and without anesthesia, does the Bible prohibit the celebration of birthdays? No. And this can not be identified except as a mere commandment of men about a specific question. But, although it can be banned (as it actually is), they nevertheless restrict people from something very important to their lives. We'll see why. Jehovah's Witnesses go to the Bible not to support the celebration of birthdays, but of situations where we are not strictly prohibited from celebrating birthdays. There are two occasions where such parties are mentioned, and in both a disastrous incident occurs. The first is the following:

"On the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, the king made a feast to all his servants; and he lifted up the head of the chief cupbearer, and the head of the head of the bakers, among his servants. And he brought back to his office the chief cupbearer, and he gave the cup into the hand of Pharaoh. But he hanged the chief bakers, as Joseph had interpreted. " On his birthday, Faraon sent someone to execute. Who was Pharaoh? Was he part of God's people? No, he was pagan. Let's see the other example in the following text:

"But when Herod's birthday was celebrated, the daughter of Herodias danced in the middle, and pleased Herod, for which he promised him with oath to give him whatever he asked. She, instructed first by her mother, said: Give me here on a plate the head of John the Baptist. Then the king was sad; but because of the oath, and of those who were with him at the table, he ordered that they give it to him, and he ordered John to be beheaded in prison. And his head was brought on a plate, and given to the girl; and she presented it to her mother. "

Here the same thing happens: A bad king; a birthday, and a beheaded. Can we conclude then that at each birthday party there must be a beheaded? It would be absurd to think about it, but it seems to be the position of Jehovah's Witnesses. On the official website of Jehovah's Witnesses, we read: "The first Christians did not celebrate birthdays. That custom comes from the false religions of antiquity. "And in the book" Reasoning from the Scriptures, edited by Jehovah's Witnesses, it says:

"Jehovah's Witnesses take note of the fact that the Word of God presents an unfavorable report about happy birthday images and, therefore, avoids them."Let's see then what the Bible says or does not say.

What Bible Have to Say-

There are things that are not mentioned in the Bible, perhaps because in the context of what God wants, it is indifferent. For example, the Bible tells us that Jesus, being God, was human as much as any of us, to what we ask, was Jesus ever going to the bathroom? Did you have physiological needs? The Bible does not say it, not because it did not happen, but because it does not matter (although it is obvious that it did have needs like us, undoubtedly). So, if Jesus never celebrated his birthday, should we believe that it is because he is not good in the eyes of God? Absolutely. In fact, when it comes to something relevant, God condemns or orders it. I say this because there are people who ask themselves: If birthdays are good, why does not the Bible order or encourage us to celebrate it? For example, in the pentateuch there are thousands of rules for everyday life, from the first day of birth until the day of the death of people and how they should live. God rejected the lack of hygiene, the food, the rest, the sexual laws, the coexistence, the offerings, the priesthood, etc. But of birthday, why did not he say anything? Why did not he forbid it? Simply because it is not important, and celebrate or not does not affect our faith or less salvation.

But, although he does not order to celebrate it, he does not order not to do so either. Norman Geisler and Ron Rhodes wrote a book called Answers to Cults, and they say about Matthew 14: 6-10 that the interpretation of witnesses is, in this text, "a case of guilt by association. The only thing that this verse shows is that Herod was bad, not that birthdays are bad ».

Many people do not know that Abraham, the father of faith, celebrated his son's birthday. The Bible says: "And the child grew, and was weaned; and Abraham made a great feast on the day when Isaac was weaned. "(Gen 21: 8)

What does this mean? When was it weaned? We see Abraham celebrating and having a party for his son Isaac. Anyone can say that it was not birthday because it does not say it, but because it was weaned. But when we realize that he was weaned on his birthday, optics change. To know this more accurately, we must see when Samuel was weaned, in order to know the time in his life when these things happen: "As for Anna, she did not go up, because she had said to her husband:" As soon as the boy is weaned, I have to take him, and he must appear before Jehovah and dwell there indefinitely "(1Sam 1:22)

The above text tells us that it is weaned when it is presented in the temple of Jehovah. This is just the clue, that we can locate it with another passage: "apart from his genealogical record of the males from three years old up, of all those who came to the house of Jehovah as a matter of routine every day, for his service according to their obligations according to their divisions "(2 Chron 3:16).

Here is the moment: when the children turn three they are taken to the temple of Jehovah to be weaned. So when Abraham celebrates, it's because Isaac is three years old. And there is celebration! This is a strong argument against the belief that only pagans or impious celebrate birthdays. But that is not all. Birthday parties celebrate the birth of people. What is this? Is not the celebration by birth? If the Jehovah's Witness does not celebrate birthdays and does not want to do so, he can wield the reasons he wants, but he would be lying if he said that the Bible forbids them.

Little collection of Wishes and Messages

  • On your birthday, may God bless you with happiness and prosperity. May all your dreams come true this year
  • May your life be filled with love, harmony, peace and energy during the coming year! I wish you a super excited birthday!
  • You are that friend of my life, who is always with me to support and encourage me. You are the one who was always with me to listen to all my problems and the best things happen in my life. Happy Birthday friend.
  • The birthday gives you the feeling of being a celebrity because on your special day you will receive a lot of attention and congratulations from everyone! Happy Birthday dear!
  • I feel so lucky to have a wonderful and affectionate aunt like you. I hope that all your wishes come true on this special day. Happy birthday aunt!
  • It is always a great feeling every time you smile. I always forget all my worries and tensions. Thank you for being in my life You are the strongest reason for my survival. Happy Birthday!
  • May you touch the sky with your massive success. I fully trust you, one day you will achieve all your dreams. I love you and happy birthday for you!
  • You are the person who always takes my hand gently, who listens to my voice day and night, and does things well around me. Happy birthday to that boyfriend.
  • You have given me many precious and irreplaceable memories in my life. So, I’m sending tons of birthday wishes to my boyfriend. Happy birthday to the boy I fell in love with, stay blessed!
  • Aunt, the whole family wishes you a happy birthday and a colorful life. We all love you very much!
  • Today is a very special day for me, because today is your Happy Bday, although every day is special for me only because of you. With a lot of love and a smile just for you!
  • Another birthday, so you age gradually. But I do not find any change in you. You look perfect as before. Happy Birthday.
  • Happy Birthday. May all the best things in the world happen in your life because you are definitely one of the best people too.
  • I always wanted to be a great friend like you. But there is no way to be a better friend than you in the world. Happy Birthday.
  • Soon you will start a new year of your life and I hope that this coming year brings you all the success you deserve. Happy Birthday.
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Author: Wexki Himm

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