Religion

Keeping Christ in Christmas: Sacred Carols

Keeping Christ in Christmas: Sacred Carols

on December 25, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion, Religion

Written by  William F. Jasper  God rest ye merry, gentlemen, let nothing you dismay, Remember, Christ, our Savior, was born on Christmas Day; To save us all from Satan’s power 
when we were gone astray.
 O tidings of comfort and joy,
comfort and joy; O tidings of comfort and joy. Yes, it is easy to forget, in our hyper-commercialized, secularized, paganized […]

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Why I believe in Santa Claus

Why I believe in Santa Claus

on December 25, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

By Dale Wilson When I was a lad of 5 or 6  we lived in Water Valley, Mississippi.  My earliest years were spent living out in the county on gravel roads; miles from town. Dad; a welder, worked 90 miles away; in Memphis.  He was gone during the week.  Usually he’d leave us on Sunday night and return (usually) on […]

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The “Inklings” — Providing Hope Against a Culture of Despair

The “Inklings” — Providing Hope Against a Culture of Despair

on December 25, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, International News, Religion

Written by  James Heiser The grand sweep of history is often presented as an account of nations and even entire civilizations upon which the religious beliefs and ideologies of different ages have their impress on vast and faceless multitudes. Nearly lost in that vast expanse of time are the moments in which the individuals who shape the character of their […]

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‘Twas The Night Before Jesus Came’

‘Twas The Night Before Jesus Came’

on December 24, 2017, 4:05 PM / in Religion

  I just heard Pastor Robert Jeffress read this on his Sunday program –   I wonder how many homes this is the picture of what the Lord sees. —–  Jackie Juntti ‘Twas The Night Before Jesus Came’ written by Unknown Author ‘Twas the night before Jesus came and all through the house Not a creature was praying, not one in […]

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A Patriot Christmas

A Patriot Christmas

on December 24, 2017, 8:00 AM / in International News, Religion

  The Birth of Jesus: “In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register. So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to […]

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Santa’s Surprising Origins-A Christmas Classic Feature

Santa’s Surprising Origins-A Christmas Classic Feature

on December 24, 2017, 7:45 AM / in Bedtime Stories, History, Religion

by Rev. Austin Miles  |   News With Views MYRA – (Note To Readers: This story was first published on December 20, 2001. It has been picked up and re-published all over the world every year since, becoming a Holiday Tradition. Hallmark contacted the writer and asked him to appear in the Holiday movie, Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus, playing the Mall […]

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The Forgotten Part of the Christmas Story

The Forgotten Part of the Christmas Story

on December 24, 2017, 7:25 AM / in History, Religion

By David Fowler  /  FACTN Most Americans think they know the whole “Christmas story,” much like many Americans think of Thanksgiving as simply a time when the Pilgrims and Indians celebrated a good harvest season. They know Christmas celebrates Jesus being born in a manger, and many know that Jesus is God in some form or fashion. But it’s more […]

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Ten Thousand Times Brighter than the Star of Bethlehem

Ten Thousand Times Brighter than the Star of Bethlehem

on December 24, 2017, 6:54 AM / in Religion

I came across this great OLD Christmas songs on You Tube –  No titles or artists named but I think I recognized some of the OLD voices – Gene Autry, Roy Rogers & Dale Evans – Red Foley – Johnny Cash – and a few others –  Lots of OLD Christmas songs that I haven’t heard in over 50+ years.  Enjoy […]

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The Birth of Jesus Christ

The Birth of Jesus Christ

on December 24, 2017, 6:00 AM / in News, Religion

Luke 5 There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the division of Abijah. His wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. 6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. 7 But they had no […]

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The World’s Greatest Gift Meets Humanity’s Most Desperate Need

The World’s Greatest Gift Meets Humanity’s Most Desperate Need

on December 24, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Editor’s Note: There is more to this holiday than Santa Claus. As the parents of four young children (ages 13, 11, 9, and 7), my wife and I have had many years of joyous celebration at Christmas time.  Interestingly, we’ve done this without ever “doing” Santa Claus.  In other words, we have never pretended with our children that the gifts […]

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Unto You Is Born A Savior

Unto You Is Born A Savior

on December 23, 2017, 8:02 AM / in Opinion, Religion

The birth of the Lord Jesus Christ as told in Saint Luke’s Gospel: And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own […]

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Christ is Knocking at the Door

Christ is Knocking at the Door

on December 23, 2017, 7:28 AM / in Opinion, Religion

By Erick Erickson I rarely put my cooking messes on Instagram. I put up a picture the other day of my messy desk, and people were surprised. One thing I do try to do is be open about my family’s life and struggles when I can as best I can. I do it not to put the spotlight on me […]

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Celebrate The Baby

Celebrate The Baby

on December 23, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

There is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. —Luke 2:11 Why do we celebrate Jesus’ birthday so differently from other birthdays? When it’s time to honor historical figures who have a day set aside for them, we don’t think about them as babies. We don’t have pictures of cute […]

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Merry Christmas

on December 23, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

I thought this worthy of sharing… Many of us who try to educate *family* and some friends can appreciate what OldDog has to say. from http://anationbeguiled.com Unfortunately, many of my personal friends and family members are not on my web site mailing list, and remain uninformed about what has taken complete control of my life these last eight years, [and […]

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“Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”

“Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”

on December 23, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved.” – Acts 16:30-31 “Finding the right questions is as crucial as finding the right answers,” says devotional writer Henri Nouwen. Yet how easy it is to run ahead of God’s Spirit as we talk to unbelievers about Christ, giving pre-packaged answers before we listen to their […]

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As we celebrate…

As we celebrate…

on December 22, 2017, 8:16 AM / in Opinion, Religion

I love CHRISTmas – I love everything about it and its TRUE MEANING. In my opinion, one of the most important verses in the Bible is this: “According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.” Ephesians 1:4 Have you ever thought about […]

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Christmas Wonder

Christmas Wonder

on December 22, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Remember His marvelous works which He has done. —1 Chronicles 16:12 After my first semester in seminary, my family was given airline tickets to fly home for Christmas. The night before our flight, we realized we had less than $20 for the trip. Parking, transportation, and other incidentals were certain to cost more than $20. Heartsick, we resolved to pray […]

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Small Spark, Big Fire

Small Spark, Big Fire

on December 22, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

The tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles! —James 3:5 In June 2002, the Hayman fire destroyed more than 137,000 acres of beautiful mountain forest in Colorado. Smoke darkened the skies, choking residents of cities 40 miles away. Thousands of people evacuated their homes, and millions of dollars were […]

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What Has Christmas Done To Christianity?

What Has Christmas Done To Christianity?

on December 21, 2017, 6:56 AM / in Opinion, Religion

By Dave Daubenmire   |    News With Views This is not what you think it is going to be. This is not about the pagan origins of Christmas.   It is not about the placing of coniferous trees in your home.  It is not about the commercialization of the birth of Christ or even about the glorification of Santa and the lying […]

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“Blessed Is He Who Does Not Stumble Because of Me”: The Messiah and Today’s Nationalists

“Blessed Is He Who Does Not Stumble Because of Me”: The Messiah and Today’s Nationalists

on December 21, 2017, 6:38 AM / in Opinion, Religion

2 And when John had heard in prison about the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples 3 and said to Him, “Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?” 4 Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and tell John the things which you hear and see: 5 The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the […]

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