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The Christmas Story? Yes!

The passage from Thanksgiving to Christmas is a wonderful time of the year.  The leaves  fall and the air grows cooler.  The sky is clear and the days grow shorter.  Our thoughts change from hearts thankful for bounty and blessing to hearts adoring of incarnation and salvation.  We are witnessing growing unbelief and secularization of […]

Thankful? Yes!

It is a strange time in which to be living—in these last days.  The Christian has known that such a time would come, but talking about it or predicting it and living it are different things.  I know the coming of the Lord may be years away (or it may be momentary) but the Scripture […]

Is Christmas Hateful?

Have you wondered why Christ has been banned from the holiday which bears His name, Christmas?  Or why Christianity alone is banned in a country which bears the insignia, “In God we trust?”  Never mind the fatal inconsistency that in America everything is tolerated except what can’t be tolerated.  And what can’t be tolerated?  Anything […]

What Happened To Christmas?

Now that it is January and Christmas is over until next year, I can risk sounding like Scrooge or maybe even the Grinch.  I have to confess that I labored through the Christmas season moaning and groaning at Christmas store commercials, Christmas television movies (the new ones anyway), Christmas network specials, Christmas online ads, Christmas […]

A Nativity Scene

It was Christmas time in 1992 when I first visited Russia and Ukraine.  In America battles were raging over nativity scenes on government property.  It was a startling realization to find that in Russia, the former Soviet Union, nativity scenes were going up all over the place and government schools were inviting Christian ministers to […]

The Son of God

And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee; therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God (Luke 1:35).    There are no more powerful words than these for Christmas.  […]

Apostasy, Then and Now

I think we have finally gotten over any love of Halloween in our churches.  That pagan holiday with its ghosts and goblins, witches and broomsticks, can thankfully be gone from our church calendars.  I don’t know of any Christian church that celebrated it this year.  When the origins of customs remain unknown and harmless (such […]