Volume 10, Number 10
Christmas is considered a ?Christian? holiday, even though its biblical connections are tenuous. Its customs have more in common with ancient European pagnism than Christianity. Does its supposed honoring of Christ make it a legitimate holiday for Christians to celebrate? (Holce)
Personal from John W. Ritenbaugh
Christmas, Syncretism, and Presumption
Many think keeping Christmas is fine because it honors Christ, yet God never tells us to celebrate the day of His Son's birth. John Ritenbaugh explains that it is presumptuous on many Christians' parts to believe that such a syncretized holiday could please God.
The Whole Truth
by John O. Reid
Most of us have heard the courtroom mantra, "the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth." John Reid, however, applies these criteria to our behavior, showing that many of us shy away from "nothing but the truth"!
Globalism (Part Six):
Tide and Countertide
by Charles Whitaker
Globalism has an equal and opposite counterpart: tribalism. Charles Whitaker explains what tribalism is and how it affects the world and the church.
by Mark Schindler
Some of us cannot seem to realize a blessing if it slaps us across the face! Mark Schindler, in recounting a personal story, shows how ingratitude can hold us back in our relationship with God.
by David C. Grabbe
A survey of news, events, and trends in relation to Bible prophecy for December 2001.
by Martin G. Collins
Many churches understand tithing but do not believe that God commands them for today. This Bible Study shows that tithing has always been God's way of financing His work on earth.
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