After that, the brothers at Bethel never celebrated Christmas again." Yearbook 1975 p.147 "After that, the brothers at Bethel never celebrated Christmas again. Sister Lilian Kammerud recalls: "How readily the brothers all dropped these holidays and admitted they were glad to be free. (2014) p.105 "Pardon me for intruding on your precious time, but I just can't help letting you know how much I appreciate the phonograph which came to me on the morning after the 8th, which was my 80th birthday.It was indeed a birthday gift from Jehovah, to be used in proclaiming his name. Such celebrations have their roots in pagan religions, and not Scriptural grounds.1956 May 8 p.26 Mother’s Day is a heartwarming concept about respect and honour, and has nothing to do with worship.The only complaint could be one that Jarvis raised herself by the 1920’s; that Mother’s Day had become overly commercialised.But the people are in ignorance of Satan’s subtle hand in the matter. Neither the man nor the woman should be worshiped for doing right.Creature worship of any kind is wrong and is an abomination in God’s sight.” Awake!
In 1908, Anna Jarvis held a memorial in honour of her late mother, Ann Jarvis, to recognise her work as a peace activist, and because mother’s do more for their children “than anyone else in the world”.
God was graciously pleased to cause the nation to be formed and to grow under the most favorable conditions in the world for the preservation of liberty, civil and religious.
This is a land divinely "shadowed with wings"--over-shadowed by the providential watchcare of God's word --where God has lifted up an ensign on the mountain (kingdom), and where he has blown the trumpet message of the truth.
In 1910, the first US state recognised this as a local holiday and in 1914 it became a national holiday.
(Mother's Day ) In the 1931 book Vindication, Rutherford made the ludicrous argument that Mother’s Day was a plot of Satan to draw worship away from Jehovah and towards women.