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"For the customs of the peoples are worthless; they cut a tree out of the forest, and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel. They adorn it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so it will not totter" (Jeremiah 10:2-4, New International Version).

Incorporating traditions used in worship of the pagan gods Mithra and Saturn (among others), Christmas has its roots in just about everything but Christ's birth. Find out where Christmas really came from and what God thinks about people observing it.

  • by Lorelei Nettles
Does being Christian mean you have to acknowledge Christmas, or is there something else going on?
  • by Steve Myers

In our culture, there are many traditions. Do any of them conflict with the...

  • by Randy Shoemaker
I don’t know about you, but this time of year is very disappointing for me. I dread leaving the house, and I avoid listening to the radio and watching TV. I can’t help but feel trampled by hundreds of reindeer as I overhear the mind-numbing songs of the season.
  • by Darris McNeely
You probably realize Christ was not born on December 25, and you may not think it’s important. But it really does matter. And it really is important that you not celebrate that day as His birthday!
  • by Jerold Aust
How did Santa Claus enter the picture? Why is this mythical figure so closely aligned with the Christmas holiday? Here, too, many books are available to shed light on the origins of this popular character.
  • by Darris McNeely

Christmas is pagan and most people who know don't care. But does God care,...

  • by Phillip Edward
Have you ever considered if Jesus Christ was actually born on December 25?
  • by Darris McNeely
Was Jesus born on December 25? Can we even know when He was born? And most importantly, does it even really matter when Jesus was born?
  • by Darris McNeely

One last thought about Christmas and the trash that is generated.

  • by Steve Myers

Christmas was not always celebrated in America. Why?

  • by Allen Stout
This is a time many enjoy being home together as a family. But why is it celebrated as the birthday of Jesus Christ?
  • by Gary Petty
If you really loved someone, would you celebrate the person with reminders of a past rival for your affection? Are many Christians guilty of dishonoring Jesus in this way?