The following articles are related to the topic of CHRISTMAS

May Christians Observe Holidays?

Is it wrong for Christians to celebrate some of the holidays popular in our society-like giving gifts at Christmas time, allowing children to go trick-or-treating at Halloween, or hunting eggs at Easter? In considering this issue, several things should be kept in view. A practice may have originated under certain circumstances but, eventually, have lost that significance-either in whole or ... read more »

The Growing Anti-Christian Sentiment

For more than a decade now, those who proclaim allegiance to Christianity have been facing an increasingly hostile environment. As far back as 2003, an article published by World Net Daily highlighted a raging dispute that ensued in New York City over whether or not schools may be allowed to display religious symbols. Apparently, Jewish menorahs and Islamic crescents were ... read more »

Is America Too Big to Fail?

For the past year or more of campaigning, we have been bombarded daily with news about our nation's terrible economic condition. Here in California, we've seen our property values plummet and our fuel prices soar to record levels over the summer. Now our unemployment rates are skyrocketing and our state government is on the brink of bankruptcy due to overwhelming ... read more »

The San Francisco Atheist Convention

How would you like to throw a party and have nobody show up? Well, almost nobody-relatively speaking. That's what happened when the atheists had their recent West-Coast convention. The Freedom From Religion Foundation (with headquarters in Madison, WI) convened a "mini-convention"-and I do mean mini. The grand event took place on the weekend of July 30-31 in San Francisco. Atheists ... read more »

Ishmael or Isaac? The Koran or the Bible?

The Islamic holiday, Qurbani Id (or Id Al-Adha), is known as the "Sacrifice Festival." Muslims celebrate this "great feast of sacrifice" on the tenth day of the last month of the Muslim year. According to their doctrinal scheme, this day celebrates the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son by Hagar, Ishmael. If you remember the Old Testament account, you ... read more »

Foolish Reasons for Getting Married

There are a number of good reasons, in harmony with God's design for the home, for desiring to be a part of a marriage relationship. One may meet a winsome Christian person who has attractive spiritual and personal qualities that appear to be ideal for a life-long marital union. Certainly children of God, who opt for marriage, ought to seek ... read more »

An Analysis of the “Salvation Army”

Street corner bands, trucks collecting repairable items, red kettles, ringing bells at Christmas time, and soup lines are well-known marks of the internationally publicized Salvation Army. This is an organization that is hailed as a paragon of virtue by most religious people. The Salvation Army is widely acclaimed for its charitable thrust. It operates hostels for homeless men and women, ... read more »

America—A Nation Out of Control

An optimist views everything in the most favorable light possible. On the other hand, a pessimist sees things rather negatively. The optimist sees a silver lining in every cloud; the pessimist believes a dark cloud obscures every silver lining. The realist is somewhere between these extremes. Most of us would like to think that we are realists, and, if anything, ... read more »

I Was Sentenced to Death in the Electric Chair – A True Story

There are two motivating factors in a person's life. One brings him to God; another is love for God. Fear brings a man to realize the consequences of his sin and turns him to God, and love for God will cause one to grow in God's favor. He loves God when he sees the love that was manifested in the ... read more »