Can Christians Celebrate Memorial Day?

Freedom comes at a cost, usually bloodshed. But is it worth it? Is it right? Should Christians memorialize those who gave their lives if they also took a life? Join ArieRashelle as she searches through Scripture to find the answer to the question, Can Christians Celebrate Memorial Day?

Exodus 35:16-17
1 John 3:14-15
Ephesians 6:10-12
2 Corinthians 6:14-16
Matthew 26:13
John 15:12-13

Can Christians Celebrate Memorial Day?

Freedom Comes at a Cost

19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, 20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Remember Past Sacrifices

When Jesus went to Bethany, a woman anointed His head with expensive ointment. Because of her sacrifice, He said her story would be told in memory of her. He memorialized her.

Now when Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper,a woman came up to him with an alabaster flask of very expensive ointment, and she poured it on his head as he reclined at table. And when the disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, “Why this waste? For this could have been sold for a large sum and given to the poor.” 10 But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a beautiful thing to me. 11 For you always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me. 12 In pouring this ointment on my body, she has done it to prepare me for burial. 13 Truly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will also be told in memory of her.”

Matthew 26:6-13

This is what we are doing for our fallen soldiers. We are remembering them and honoring their sacrifice.

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