Archive for the ‘Holidays’ Category

Keeping the Meaning of Thanksgiving Alive

By Wendy Griffith CBN News Anchor / Reporter Millions of Americans are celebrating Thanksgiving today, a holiday tradition that dates back hundreds of years. But some say there’s an attempt to remove the religious significance from this great American holiday. President Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving official in 1863. He proclaimed the last Thursday in November […]

Religion Expert Exposes Real Danger of Halloween

By Deborah Hamilton With Halloween just days away, children—and some parents, too—are eagerly anticipating donning costumes and asking for a ‘treat’ from neighbors as the price for not having a ‘trick’ played on them. Meanwhile, decorations designed to terrify—from skulls and witches to life-sized graveyards and giant insects—have turned homes across America into virtual haunted […]

Halloween History and the Bible

by Bodie Hodge When did this holiday begin and why? How should Christians view this day in general? To understand these questions further, we need to go back to the roots of Halloween. In the United States (and other countries), Halloween has become one of the most popular unofficial holidays. On the up side, retail sales […]

“HAPPY RESURRECTION DAY” or “HAPPY EASTER”

The information I am about to share can easily be found in any library, on the internet or in historical books and dictionaries. The facts are undeniable, but that does not seem to affect today’s lukewarm, modern-day believer. The following quote comes directly from my book, “The Church Has Divorced Itself From Its Roots”, which […]

Valentine’s Day

By Rev. Dr. Jonathan Hansen, Founder & President of World Ministries International Should Christians Participate in VALENTINES DAY? In today’s lukewarm church this article will be meaningless because nothing is sacred and compromise is the norm. Believers of yesteryear refused to participate in Valentine’s Day, recognizing its pagan roots and its lustful spirit. Valentine’s Day […]

The Pagan Origin Of Easter

Easter is a day that is honored by nearly all of contemporary Christianity and is used to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The holiday often involves a church service at sunrise, a feast which includes an “Easter Ham”, decorated eggs and stories about rabbits. Those who love truth learn to ask questions, and many […]

Be Nobody’s Valentine

Each year on February 14th countless millions of people celebrate a day known as “St. Valentine’s Day.” Millions of heart-shaped cards and boxes of chocolates are given as gifts, and even churches have Valentine parties on this so-called “Day of Love.” In schools, from pre-school and kindergarten on up, children draw names from a box […]

A Few Problems with Easter

“Ye shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God hath commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.” Deuteronomy 5:32 “Enquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise. Thou shalt not do so unto the […]

TRUE ORIGINS OF EASTER

When one sincerely begins to search the Scriptures, it is discovered that many things practiced by churches today are not commanded in the Bible. It is imperative that we humble ourselves to the Word, or we will not be the truly obedient children of the Most High. Ironically, when we research the texts to uncover […]

The Real Thanksgiving Story: A Failed Experiment in Socialism

The following is a reprint from the “Foundation for Economic Education” In the middle of December 1620 the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, leaving behind the sinfulness of the “old world” to make a “new Jerusalem” in America. Three years later, in November 1623, they had a great feast thanking God for getting them through […]

BOBBING FOR APPLES

The previous article entitled “Trick or Treat, Jack o’ Lanterns and Costumes”, explored the Druids practice of adorning white robes, traveling throughout the countryside, and collecting victims in celebration of the “Festival of Samhain, Lord of the Dead.” Samhain wasn’t known as the Lord of the Dead just for the fun of it. One part […]

TRICK OR TREAT, JACK O’ LANTERNS AND COSTUMES

Jack O' Lantern

Early Americans refused to allow the pagan holiday of Halloween to be celebrated in the nation. It was illegal in America for the first fifty years. They had good reasons. Halloween originates with the pagan Druids. It was called the “Festival of Samhain, Lord of the Dead.” Pastor David J. Meyer states in Halloween and the […]

WHAT’S WRONG WITH CHRISTMAS?

By Tena Bengtson “You don’t celebrate Christmas?  I thought you were a Christian.”  “Sure, we know it’s not Jesus’ actual birthday.  But no one knows for sure when it is.”  “We know it was a pagan holiday first, but we are really celebrating it correctly in our hearts when we are celebrating the day that […]

IS CHRISTMAS CHRISTIAN?

by Michael Schneider For the vast majority of people the question is really no question at all. Is Christmas Christian? “Of course it is! What could be more Christian than Christmas? Isn’t it Jesus’ birthday?” Others have begun to feel increasingly uncomfortable with the celebration of Christmas. When they look at the bacchanalia that takes place around […]