When is the Real New Year Celebrated by Christians?

1/04/2019 14 Comments

True Christian New Year

A person who had been to different places could attest that people in different places celebrate New Year at different months, depending on the kind of calendar they follow. The Chinese, for instance, have their own calendar. Hence, they celebrate New Year at a date different from the date being observed by the Catholics who, on their part, follow the Roman calendar. While the Chinese New Year usually falls in February, the New Year of the Catholics is every January 1. It is common knowledge that in a Roman calendar, a year ends on December 31 and the new year commences in January 1.

How about us in the Church of God, do we celebrate New Year and when do we celebrate it?

We do celebrate New Year but in doing so, we use the Hebrew calendar as our basis.

Before the Israelites left Egypt, God prepared a calendar for them. It must be recalled that on their last day in Egypt, God gave a pronouncement to the Israelites (in Exodus 12:1-2):

“And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.”

This was spoken to them fifteen days before they all left Egypt. You see, in the Hebrew calendar a new day begins at sunset unlike in the Roman calendar wherein a new day starts at midnight. For example, if today is Saturday, come sunset it is already Sunday.

The first month of the year in a Hebrew calendar is Nisan or Abib, and its equivalent in the Roman calendar is at mid March 15 to 31, and the first half of April.

It is the Hebrew calendar that we follow because that was also the calendar that our Lord Jesus Christ followed. We do not follow the Roman calendar as our calendar of worship because it was made by the pagan Romans who were worshippers of false gods.

I just find it ironic that many religions like the Protestants, the Jehovah’s Witnesses, and the Seventh-day Adventists, who claimed that they departed from the Catholic Church because of their erroneous doctrines, but they continue to follow their equally wrong calendar.

We, members of the Church of God International, adhere to the Hebrew Calendar where Nisan or Abib is the first month of the year.

14 comments:

  1. SALAMAT SA DIOS SA MGA GIYA NA DAPAT LAKARAN NG MGA LINGKOD...TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

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  2. To God be The Glory
    Salamat po sa Dios

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  3. I am looking forward to that day New Years Eve is celebrated according to the Hebrew calendar and not the Roman calendar...

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  4. I believe thee will be no more fire cracker victims if we celebrate the New Year with wisdom as the Hebrew people celebrated it...

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  5. it might be glaring to those who are not open minded of knowing the truth and not aware of it

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  6. To God be the Glory ❤
    #BiblicalChristianNewYear

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  7. Salamat po sa Dios naunawaan ko na po ngayon na hindi dapat icelebrate ang new year sa kalendaryo ng mga paganong romano. Ang tama po pala ay March 15 to 31 ayon sa hebrew calendar na sinabi ng Dios noong una sa mga Israelita exodus 12:1-2.
    Salamat po sa Dios...

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  8. SALAMAT SA DIOS SA MGA TUKLAS NA MATAGAL NA IKINUBLI NG MGA BULAANG MANGANGARAL ( MGA ASONG WALANG KABUSUGAN). MARAMING SALAMAT SA DIOS NA KINASANGKAPAM NIYA ANG KAPATID NA ELY UPANG MALAMAN NG BUONG KAPATIRAN ANG KATOTOHANAN...

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  9. Salamat po sa Dios sa Kaniyang kaloob na hindi masabi. Ang lahat ng nakasulat sa Biblia ay dapat nating masunod kung wala ay huwag nating sundin dahil iyan ang gawa lamang ng tao.

    Salamat po ay ako ay naliwanagan dahil sa yong aral. Ang tunay na bagong taon ay nasa Biblia. Wala nang iba dahil ang pagdiriwang ng bagong taon ng tao ay puro kalayawan, panganib at kapahamakan. Kaya sa isang sugong katulad mo ay nagpapasalamat ako sa Dios.😄🌻
    TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!

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