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2 Birthdays That Were Celebrated in The Bible & Why Christians Should Not Engage in The Same

Birthdays are celebrated all over the world and it signifies when one was born. The celebrations are mostly accompanied by cakes and others have liquors.

Is it good for a Christian to celebrate a birthday and are they indicated in the Bible? This is the question you may be asking yourself and why some Christians do not encourage the same.

There are only two birthdays that have been clearly indicated in the Holy Book. The first one is recorded in Genesis 40:20-23 where Pharaoh celebrated his birthday and made a feast to his servants. A chief baker was later hanged on the same day for offending the King of Egypt days ago.

“Now it came to pass on the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, that he made a feast for all his servants... But he hanged the chief baker, as Joseph had interpreted to them,” quoted from New King James Version (NKJV).

Another birthday in the Bible was done to King Herod that is narrated in the book of Matthew 14:6-11. King Herod was happy with how the daughter of Herodias danced and told her to make a promise that he will surely fulfil.

Having prompted with her mother, the girl asked for the head of John the Baptist.

In both scenarios, the birthdays were celebrated with the killing of another human being. Death is condemned in the Bible and hence sinful.

Furthermore, everything written in the Bible is supposed to be for correction, inspiration and instruction. Therefore, the two incidents recorded in the Holy Book are not coincidence but a proof that some celebrations are not holy for Christians.

We should therefore desist and use the Bible for correction and inspiration as written in 2nd Timothy 3:16.

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