How many Christians are aware that Christmas actually has pagan origins and that Christ’s birth was not referenced in the Bible to have taken place on December 25? Then, when was Jesus born? How did Christmas come to be an accepted holiday of Christ’s birth?
The Lord’s Evening Meal—An Observance That Honors God
CHRISTIANS are commanded to observe the Memorial of Christ’s death. This observance is also called “the Lord’s evening meal.” (1 Corinthians 11:20) What is so significant about it? When and how should it be observed? Jesus Christ instituted this observance on the night of the Jewish Passover in 33 C.E. The Passover was a celebration held just... Continue Reading →
Is Lucifer a Name that the Bible Uses for Satan?
The name Lucifer occurs once in the Scriptures and only in some versions of the Bible. For example, the King James Version renders Isaiah 14:12: “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!” The Hebrew word translated “Lucifer” means “shining one.” The Septuagint uses the Greek word that means “bringer of dawn.” Hence, some translations render the original Hebrew... Continue Reading →
Does God Have a Name?
If God had a name, what would it be And would you call it to His face? These lines from Joan Osborne’s song “One of Us” has always made me think, “How many people are not aware that God has indeed a name?” I was born and raised in a Christian family where Bible study... Continue Reading →
Valentine’s Day: A Christian Celebration?
It’s February 13 once again, and tomorrow, people will celebrate Valentine’s Day. A day of romance, love, sweet affection, and what else. But is Valentine’s Day a celebration for Christians? Is it scriptural or pagan? Legend of Valentine’s Day The history of this celebration is actually shrouded with mystery. And for what I know, Christendom... Continue Reading →