Should Christians celebrate Father's Day?

 

Sunday, June 15, 2014, is the day America celebrates as Father's Day. It was first celebrated in the United States, in June of 1910. Predictably, like its holiday companion known as Mother's Day, it has Pagan roots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The two holidays share one common theme: observance on the day of veneration of the Sun - Sunday. This commonality betrays their connection with solar worship. The fact that it is held on or near the summer solstice, is a key to unlocking the mystery that leads to its Pagan source.  Most agronomic civilizations since ancient times, have commemorated the summer solstice with celebrations and worship of the sun. Also known in some English speaking countries as Midsummer, it was often was celebrated with bonfires, sometimes referred to as "setting the watch." It was believed that this fire would prevent evil spirits from entering a village. This Pagan ritual was in celebration of the power of the sun god, overcoming the darkness.

 

Sometimes called the Great Sky-Father's Day, it is associated with the Pagan ritual Litha, dedicated to the Celtic god, Lugh. This day, also known as the celebration of the “Holly King,” is associated with solar veneration in many cultures including Alban Hefin, Birkat Hachama, Feill-Sheathain, and Thing-tide. Like all Pagan rituals, it was “Christianized” by the Roman Catholic church, after the time of Constantine. It is now referred to in the Catholic church as St. John's Day.

 

Sunwheels were often employed mark the occasion. A wheel would be set alight and then and rolled from a hill into a river. Some believed that if the fire went out before the wheel landed in the river, a good harvest would be ensured.

 

It is a sad fact that many professing believers will defend the practice of clinging to rituals and traditions that are rooted in pagan practice. They will protest that their indulgence in these customs are not against God’s ordinances and will even try and quote scripture to support their desire. Some believe that God’s commandments were abrogated by Christ’s death on the cross, despite the fact that God’s Word says otherwise.

 

 Deuteronomy 18:9:
 

 
When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.

 

 

Jeremiah 10:1-2: 


 

 
Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of Israel: Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.

 


 

Luke 6:46-49:


 

 
And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like: He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.

 

 

The modern day believer can call Christ him Lord, but if he refuses to hear and do his commandments, they may have a rude awakening on judgment day.