Holidays and Holy Days

"Surely My Sabbaths you shall keep, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you" (Exodus 31:13).

The world celebrates holidays, while the Bible tells us about God’s Holy Days. What’s the difference? What does each festival mean—and which ones are worth observing? See what the Bible has to say about Holidays and Holy Days.

A blog post by Jason Nitzberg
I Won’t Be Decorating My Tree with Popcorn Strings

Memories and tradition

Oh, the excitement of decorating the Christmas tree!

Posted December 25, 2012 | 2 comments
Posted December 25, 2012 | 4 comments
A blog post by Milan Bizic
3 Reasons I Don't Miss Out by Not Keeping Christmas

I’ve never celebrated Christmas. A lot of people have the same question when they find this out. “Don’t you miss out? I mean, don’t you ever wish you kept Christmas?” It doesn’t bother me when people ask that. They’re usually well-meaning and just don’t understand how I can do without something that seems so good to them.

My answer is always the same. “Nope, I don’t miss out at all!” Here’s why.

Posted December 24, 2012 | 2 comments
Posted December 24, 2012 | 2 comments
A blog post by Larry Walker

The recent murders of 20 young school children in Newtown, CT has cast a pall of grief over this small community and sent shock waves throughout the nation and around the world at a time when much of the Christian world is preparing to celebrate Christ's birth.

Posted December 23, 2012 | 0 comments
Posted December 23, 2012 | 13 comments
A blog post by Darlene Lausted
Merry, Mary and Marry

Don’t you love our English language and all those homonyms, homophones, homographs and heteronyms? Do merry, Mary and marry have anything in common? What do all three have to do with Christmas, if anything?

Posted December 21, 2012 | 7 comments
Posted December 20, 2012 | 2 comments
A blog post by Darlene Lausted
Honor God, Don't Keep Christmas

For several years after becoming aware of the pagan associations, I still thought it was okay to keep Christmas. My intentions were good. I wanted to honor Christ. But is having good intentions good enough?

Posted December 19, 2012 | 7 comments
Why Is There Magic in Christmas?
Posted December 18, 2012 | 6 comments

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Holidays or Holy Days: Does It Matter Which Days We Observe?

Holidays or Holy Days: Does It Matter Which Days We Observe?

Many people are shocked to discover the origins of our most popular religious holidays. They are also surprised to find that the days God commands us to observe in the Bible—the same days Jesus Christ and the apostles kept—are almost universally ignored. Why? Also, why are today's supposedly Christian holidays observed with so many rituals and customs that are not sanctioned anywhere in the Bible? In this booklet you'll discover detailed answers to these questions.

God's Holy Day Plan: The Promise of Hope for All Mankind

God's Holy Day Plan: The Promise of Hope for All Mankind

Is it possible to know what the future holds for us? The Creator of mankind does have a plan for us, and He reveals it to us through an annual cycle of festivals described in the Scriptures. It is an astounding plan offering an incredible future to every man, woman, and child who has ever lived. This booklet will help you understand the incredible truth about what lies ahead for all humanity.

Sunset to Sunset: God's Sabbath Rest

Sunset to Sunset: God's Sabbath Rest

Too many of us live at a frantic pace, trying desperately to stay on top of everything we need to get done. It's no wonder we feel out of touch with our spouses, our families and even our Creator. But did you know that God offers a little-understood remedy for our hurried and harried lives?

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