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“How wise were the Wise Men?”


 We assume that there were three wise men because of the three gifts that were given: gold, incense, and myrrh (Matthew 2:11). However, the Bible does not say there were only three wise men. There could have been many more. … Continue reading

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“Should we give gifts at Christmas?


 Many people take the idea of gift giving at Christmas back to the scripture in Matthew 2:10-11which talks about the Magi (wise men) giving gifts to Jesus at his home: “When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming … Continue reading

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“Was Jesus born on December 25?”


 Speculation as to the time of Jesus’ birth dates back to the 3rd century, when Hyppolytus (ca. 170-236) claimed that Jesus was born on December 25. The earliest mention of some sort of observance on that date is in the … Continue reading

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“How should Christians respond to the ‘War on Christmas’?”


 Many people perceive that there is a concerted effort to eliminate the word “Christmas” from public discourse—sort of a “war on Christmas.” The stories seem to be coming more frequently: a grade-school choir sings “We Wish You a Happy Holiday” … Continue reading

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“Should Christians celebrate Christmas?”


 The debate about whether or not Christians should celebrate Christmas has been raging for centuries. There are equally sincere and committed Christians on both sides of the issue, each with multiple reasons why or why not Christmas should be celebrated … Continue reading

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“Should we give gifts at Christmas?”


Many people take the idea of gift giving at Christmas back to the scripture in Matthew 2:10-12 which talks about the Magi (wise men) giving gifts to Jesus at his home: “When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On … Continue reading

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“What is the true meaning of Christmas?”


The true meaning of Christmas is love. John 3:16-17 says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send … Continue reading

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“Why did the Wise Men bring gold, frankincense, and myrrh to Jesus?”


Matthew 2 tells us that the magi, or wise men, travelled from the East in search of the Christ child. They inquired of King Herod where they might find Him, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of … Continue reading

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“Why is the Virgin Birth so important?”


The doctrine of the virgin birth is crucially important (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:27,34). First, let’s look at how Scripture describes the event. In response to Mary’s question, “How will this be?” (Luke 1:24), Gabriel says, “The Holy Spirit … Continue reading

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“Was Jesus born on December 25th?”


Speculation as to the time of Jesus’ birth dates back to the 3rd century, when Hyppolytus (ca. 170-236) claimed that Jesus was born on December 25. The earliest mention of some sort of observance on that date is in the … Continue reading

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