Letters to the Editor

December 31, 2007 by  
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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 […]

The Road Not Taken

Scared…big…beautiful…best describe my memory of church when I was about 5 years old. I have some good memories of the years we attended, although they come in bits and pieces. One day, I can recall being scared standing in front of this huge structure. As we were about to enter through the large, blonde, wooden […]

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. […]

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 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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