The Perfect Government

April 10, 2010 by  
Filed under Kingdom of God, Society

In October and November 2008, general elections were held in Canada and America respectively. The results of the Canadian elections were predictable. That is the way elections have seemingly unfolded over the past few decades: short and sweet with a little bit of controversy here and there. There was nothing earth-shattering or historically significant as […]

Archaeology Corner

December 31, 2007 by  
Filed under Biblical History

King Herod’s Tomb Found? Has the tomb of King Herod been found? King Herod was the reigning King of Judea, from around 37 B.C. to 4 B.C. (during the time of Jesus’ birth). Professor Ehud Netzer, an archaeologist from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, says he located Herod’s tomb at Herodium, just south of Jerusalem. […]

Letter to Polycrates

April 1, 2007 by  
Filed under Biblical History, Is it Christian?

Controversy was brewing again, not a bit unusual in the Second Century, since the departure of the highly respected and last living apostle ‘Saint’ John. It was near the close of the Second Century in Ephesus, Asia Minor, an area where great men of God such as the apostles Paul and John, had trod the […]

From Passover to Easter

 Unquestionably, Jesus Christ was a Jewish Passover observing individual. He never kept an Easter in His life! How then, did the day He both observed and instituted for the sacrificial emblems of His body and blood change from Passover to Easter? Who did it and how was it done? Church history is a fascinating story. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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