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A NOS VISITEURS LECTEURS ET AMIS
Beaucoup de questions nous sont posées sur la célébration de Noël. Le texte présenté est contesté par certains aussi nous avons décidé de publier l'original en anglais. Aux interrogations sur l'origine de cette fête, sur les rois mages etc. etc... Nous répondons à ces questions et à d'autres éventuellement en mettant en ligne :
l'Etendard de la Bible n° 210 - 204 :
Cordialement Le webmaster
POUR INFORMATION NOUS PUBLIONS LE COMMENTAIRE
EN ANGLAIS DE C.T. RUSSELL.
Although we cannot agree that this is the proper day for celebrating the birth of our dear Redeemer, but must insist that it was about October first, nevertheless since he did not intimate his desire that we should celebrate his birthday it is quite immaterial upon what day that event, of so great importance to all, is celebrated. Upon this day, so generally celebrated, we may properly enough join with all whose hearts are in the attitude of love and appreciation toward God and toward the Savior.
The habit of giving little remembrances one to another at this time of year seems to us specially appropriate. God is the great giver of every good and perfect gift. He is continually giving and we are continually receiving from him; but amongst all his gifts the one of greatest importance to us is the gift of his Son to be our Redeemer. While, therefore, thanking the Lord for this great gift and for the great plan which centered in it, it is appropriate that we cultivate in our hearts the spirit of liberality, generosity, and that we allow this spirit to exercise itself to some extent--according to our conditions and circumstances--toward those with whom we have contact, especially to the members of our own households. We recommend that every little gift on this occasion should, so far as possible, represent or be accompanied by some little remembrancer of the great gift--something to draw the mind of the recipient to the fact that the great gift of God in Christ is and should be in the minds of all who give or who receive the trifling exchanges of the season.
Z’ 03, (R3290) : page 457
Zion's Watch Tower 1903
Reprints n° 3290 page 457