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 […]

Is There an Eternal Hellfire?

  I’ll be your guide and you will follow me, And I will lead you through a world of pain, Where dead souls writhe in endless agony and clamor, As they cry to die again.” Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy The doctrine of an eternal Hell was around at the time when Italian Poet Alighieri […]

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. […]

God’s Master Plan

December 1, 2006 by  
Filed under God, Holy Days, Is it Christian?, Kingdom of God

In every country, we find that people devotedly celebrate their national holidays. These special days are reminders of important events in a country and/or culture’s history. They provide permanence between a nation’s past and present. Most often, citizens can understand and explain at least some of the significance of these national celebrations. Yet, in contradiction, […]

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 […]

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