In the Dead of Winter?

June 23, 2011 by  
Filed under Apologetics, Is it Christian?

Joy to the world, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King. These words are from the popular carol that is often sung during the Christmas season. Many celebrate Christmas under the assumption that Christ was born on December 25th—but was He? What time of year was Christ actually born? While the Bible does […]

Letters to the Editor

December 31, 2007 by  
Filed under Site News

Christmas Tree Replaces Christ Honestly, in my opinion, I would not have a Christmas tree in my home, simply because I do believe that it has nothing to do with the birth, death, even the life of Jesus Christ. The whole reason or point of me being a Christian is to follow Christ; so adding […]

No More Christmas

“Hear the word which the Lord speaks to you, O house of Israel. Thus says the Lord: ‘Learn not the way of the nations, nor be dismayed at the signs of the heavens because the nations are dismayed at them, for the customs of the people are false. A tree from the forest is cut […]

The Origins of the Christmas Tree

The Christmas tree is said to have originated in Germany with the decoration of pine trees with fancy ornaments. However, there are alternate theories that suggest otherwise. In fact, there are many legends about the Christmas tree that led to the widespread belief that the Christmas tree is an essential part of the Christmas season […]

The Birth of Christ

December 1, 2006 by  
Filed under Editorials, God, Is it Christian?

Jesus, the only begotten Son of God, the Christ and Saviour of the World, was born of a virgin and became flesh. If you are a true Christian, you have to believe this, or you cannot claim to be a follower. There is absolutely no way to argue around this reality. Let the Bible speak […]

The Empty Manger

December 1, 2006 by  
Filed under God, Is it Christian?

The day arrived, the time was right and a place was found for the birth of the Son of God. The very first place Jesus laid His head was in a manger. The voice of an angel called the lowly shepherds to come and see for themselves the long awaited Messiah. Then the angel said […]

Christmas Goes Overboard

Years ago, at Christmas you were fortunate to get an extra lump of coal in your stocking to warm yourself by the pot belly stove. Times were very hard and many didn’t have much. Occasionally, your mother was able to surprise the whole family with an extra piece of meat and, perhaps, bake some plum […]

The Evolution of Christmas

Every year, Christians around the world sing hymns in celebration of the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Today, Christmas is widely recognized as a season for charity, kindness, generosity and other virtues. Love is in the air and hearts are filled with joy. However, many would be surprised to learn that this […]

My Feasts

December 1, 2006 by  
Filed under Editorials, Holy Days, Is it Christian?

At this time of the year, many people have been planning for the past weeks or even months how they intend on spending their time during the holiday season. They all look forward to having the most wonderful time of the year, in keeping with the popular expectations of this festive time of Christmas. People […]

Saturnalia

December 1, 2006 by  
Filed under Is it Christian?

Saturnalia was an ancient Roman festival celebrated to honour the god Saturn. The celebration would start in mid-December and last from five to seven days, during which the courts and normal community business would be suspended. The Collins Encyclopaedia describes Saturnalia as a “large and important public festival” that took place in ancient Egypt from […]

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