The Birth of Jesus Christ (Part Two): Nativity

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

When Jesus was born, one of the greatest events in history occurred. The angel's announcement to the shepherds may have been the first preaching of the gospel.


When Was Jesus Born?

Article by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

The Catholic Church chose December 25 as the date of Jesus' birth, centuries after the fact. However, internal biblical evidence gives a very different story.


The Crazy in Christmas

CGG Weekly by Ronny H. Graham

Jesus tells us that we must worship God in spirit and truth. Where is the truth in Christmas? What is the Christmas spirit, and where does it come from?


The Names of Christmas

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Christmas is also called Yule, Noel, the Nativity, Advent, and the Feast of the Incarnation. Many were borrowed from other languages; all come from paganism.


The Plain Truth About Christmas

Herbert W. Armstrong Booklet

Did Christmas come from the Bible or paganism? Here are the origins of the Christmas tree, Santa Claus, mistletoe, the holly wreath, and exchanging gifts.


Announcing . . . Christ's Birth!

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The blending of paganism with inspired Scripture has degraded and obscured the meaning and glory of what happened in the announcement of Jesus Christ's birth.


'Tis the Season: Help for Our Young People

Article by Staff

As another Christmas season approaches, many in God's church dread having to endure it. Have you ever wondered how our children feel about it?


Four Views of Christ (Part 5)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Luke's gospel portrays Christ as the son of man, the high priest of man, and the savior of man, having all the feelings, compassions, and aspirations of man.


Jesus, Mary, and Josephine?

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh reiterates the hideous findings of the Atlantic Monthly that 'gay is the new normal' and 'same sex marriage is now acceptable.' Modern Israel has attained equivalency with Sodom and Gomorrah. The television program Pretty Little Liars glorifies lesbianism. Recently a Methodist church pageant in Iowa portrayed …


'Behold, A Virgin Shall Conceive . . .'

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

To some, the virgin birth is a major teaching, but it is only one of several signs that prove Jesus is the Messiah. Its major purpose is not to glorify Mary.


A Picture Against a Thousand Words

CGG Weekly

A fundamental difference exists between images and language, and by understanding the difference, we can understand the second commandment's importance.