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

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Why do we do some of the curious things we do? Why pretend that a jolly man in a red suit gives toys made by elves to children on one night a year Why pretend that rabbits lay eggs? And why do it in the name of religion?

Christmas is one of the world’s most popular holidays, celebrated by people of many faiths. Yet the holiday has a strange and convoluted past, one hinted at in such puzzling symbols as decorated trees, holly wreaths and mistletoe.

In view of centuries of criticism of the commercialization of Christmas, it is interesting to note that the holiday's secular, not its religious, aspect, has been most responsible for its popularity.

How well do the customs and traditions of Christmas match the biblical account of Christ's birth?

If Jesus Christ was not born on December 25, does the Bible indicate when He was born?

Many millions of people believe Jesus Christ rose from the dead on a Sunday morning. But do the Scriptures tell a different story? And how did rabbits and colored eggs come to be associated with Christ’s resurrection?

How did worship of an ancient god and goddess come to be associated with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ?

Have you ever wondered why eggs and rabbits--the popular hallmarks of Easter--were selected as symbols of fertility?

What is the biblically accruate chronology of Jesus Christ's crucifixion and resurrection?

Modern celebrations of Halloween may appear on the surface to be quite harmless, but the spiritual implications of dabbling with the spirit world are extremely serious.

Some believe we are free to add any religious holidays and celebrations of our own choosing. Is this true?

Many are surprised to learn that the Bible nowhere encourages us to celebrate Easter and Christmas. It does, however, show that God revealed a series of festivals that teach mankind about His great plan for all of us!

A listing of God's festivals - Holy Days - found in the New Testament of the Bible.

History shows that religious authorities systematically set aside the Bible’s days of worship and substituted other practices and celebrations with distinctly non-Christian origins. Is God pleased and honored with such worship?

The faith and faithfulness of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego remains an enduring example of respect for God.

A joy and peace of mind come from making right choices, from knowing you are conscientiously obeying God's instruction in the pages of the Bible.