Holiday Day Information Christmas
New Wine and Old Bottles 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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The Plain Truth About CHRISTMAS 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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CHRISTMAS 2,000 Years Before Christ 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 - Questions We Are Asked 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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So You're Not Keeping Christmas? 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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Is Christmas Christian? 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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Millions Don't Know the Real Jesus Christ of Nazareth - Do You? 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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Does Christmas Honor God? 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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The Christmas Problem 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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CHRISTMAS 2,000 Years Before Christ 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 and Christ's Birthday 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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THE FIRST CHRISTMAS IN ROME 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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JESUS' BIRTH The Untold Story 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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WHY THE WORLD NEEDS CHRISTMAS 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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INCREASE YOUR BIBLE IQ: Christmas Before Christ? 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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