Holiday Day Information Christmas
New Wine and Old Bottles
John A Halford  -  Good News   -  December 1985
Jesus Christ expects His followers to become totally committed to all of God's laws and way of life. The transition can be very difficult! Are you thinking about making some big changes in the way you live? You have begun to understand the truth about how a real Christian ought to behave. You have ...
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New Wine and Old Bottles
 
The Plain Truth About CHRISTMAS
Herbert W Armstrong  -  Booklet   -  1974
Where did the world get Christmas?...from the Bible, or from paganism? Here are the astonishing facts which may shock you! Test yourself.  How much do you know of the origin of the Christmas tree of "Santa Claus of the mistletoe of the holly wreath of the custom of exchanging gifts ...
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The Plain Truth About CHRISTMAS
 
CHRISTMAS 2,000 Years Before Christ
Clayton D Steep  -  Good News   -  December 1985
How did customs, celebrated long before the birth of Jesus, come to be called "Christmas"? It was that festive season again. The little children were filled with anticipation and excitement. The whole family was busy putting up decorations. Boughs of holly and evergreen were assembled and ...
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CHRISTMAS 2,000 Years Before Christ
 
Christmas - Questions We Are Asked
Herbert W Armstrong  -  Good News   -  October-November 1983
About this time each year our Personal Correspondence Department receives - and answers numerous inquiries regarding the coming holiday season. Here are just a sampling. I've heard you say on your television program that Christmas observance does not come from the Bible. Where does it come from, t ...
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Christmas - Questions We Are Asked
 
So You're Not Keeping Christmas?
Henry Sturcke  -  Good News   -  December 1985
The halls are decked with boughs of holly; the stockings are hung by the chimney with care. The wistful voice of Tiny Tim mingles with the strains of "Silent Night" as he wishes a blessing on us, every one. All the world seems at peace. Except you. You, who can no longer in good conscience ...
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So You're Not Keeping Christmas?
 
Is Christmas Christian?
Scott G Rockhold  -  Good News   -  December 1976
In the minds of many, Christmas is the most important Christian holiday. Yet the facts of history show that this day and the celebrations which surround it are little more than a perpetuation of ancient Roman paganism! Until the fourth century A.D., Christians did not celebrate the birth of Chr ...
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Is Christmas Christian?
 
Millions Don't Know the Real Jesus Christ of Nazareth - Do You?
Garner Ted Armstrong  -  Good News   -  December 1975
Let's suppose you're talking to a person about a mutual friend, discussing all about what a fine fellow he is. But you don't know approximately when he was born, his height, weight or what he looks like; you don't know to which race or ethnic group he belongs. You know nothing abou ...
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Millions Don't Know the Real Jesus Christ of Nazareth - Do You?
 
Does Christmas Honor God?
E Michael Heiss  -  Good News   -  December 1973
Santa Claus, reindeer, decorated trees and candy canes. What have these to do with Christ? Is Christmas Christian? And should it be observed? FOR ME Christmas was one of the most joyous times of the year. Well do I remember, as I grew up in New York and Chicago, the cut pine trees in the pub ...
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Does Christmas Honor God?
 
The Christmas Problem
William F Dankenbring  -  Good News   -  October-November 1965
Looming right around the corner is the world's chief holiday - Christmas! Do you know HOW to face the trials and handle the problems imposed by this pagan holiday? Here are helpful hints on how YOU can avoid the usual Christmas chaos and confusion! THE WHOLE world is beginning to prepare for the B ...
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The Christmas Problem
 
CHRISTMAS 2,000 Years Before Christ
Clayton D Steep  -  Plain Truth   -  December 1981
How did customs, celebrated long before the birth of Jesus, come to be called "Christmas"? It was that festive season again. The little children were filled with anticipation and excitement. The whole family was busily involved in putting up decorations. Boughs of holly and evergreen were ...
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CHRISTMAS 2,000 Years Before Christ
 
Christmas and Christ's Birthday
Garner Ted Armstrong  -  Plain Truth   -  December 1976
Peace on earth, good will toward men" may sound trite and hollow this year. But in spite of terrifying world troubles, the traditional, commercial, chief of the "Christian" holidays looms on the horizon once again. Yet, chances are, you would flunk miserably in a simple test about its ...
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Christmas and Christ's Birthday
 
THE FIRST CHRISTMAS IN ROME
Gerhard O Marx  -  Plain Truth   -  December 1976
Believe it or not, it took the Christian church at Rome over 300 years to begin celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25, originally a pagan holiday. Only in A.D. 354, under the auspices of Liberius, bishop of Rome, did the city on the Tiber start to observe Christmas. Why did the church ...
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THE FIRST CHRISTMAS IN ROME
 
JESUS' BIRTH The Untold Story
Keith W Stump  -  Plain Truth   -  November-December 1985
Read here the eye-opening facts about the time of Jesus' birth. WHY would a magazine address in early autumn the subject of Jesus' birth? Surely that would be a topic more suitable to a wintry (Northern Hemisphere) December, when readers' minds are turning toward the Christmas season. Or would ...
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JESUS' BIRTH The Untold Story
 
WHY THE WORLD NEEDS CHRISTMAS
Charles F Vinson  -  Plain Truth   -  December 1973
Behind the modern observance of an ancient pagan holiday - now clothed in religious respectability - is an urgent need within every human being. Here's how that need should be filled. THE SEASON to be jolly is nearly upon us again. With it will come parties, gifts, family get-togethers - and very ...
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WHY THE WORLD NEEDS CHRISTMAS
 
INCREASE YOUR BIBLE IQ: Christmas Before Christ?
Richard H Sedliacik  -  Plain Truth   -  November-December 1984
HUNDREDS of millions of people around the world are looking forward to the Christmas holiday season. Families will soon be busy putting up Christmas decorations. Holly, mistletoe and evergreen will deck the house. And just the right tree will be chosen and decorated with tinsel and ornaments. Christ ...
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INCREASE YOUR BIBLE IQ: Christmas Before Christ?
 

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