Because of the pagan origins of Christmas, increasing numbers of Christians realize that one cannot 'put Christ' back into something in which He never was.
Orthodoxy in virtually every aspect of life has been discarded, indicating how perverse human nature is in its determination to rebel against God.
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.
The Catholic Church mixed truth and falsehood to have the 'official' birthdate of the Son of God coincide with the rebirth of the sun, the winter solstice.
The end-time church is warned against Nicolaitanism, for it exists today. The Scriptures, plus some first century history, reveal who the Nicolaitans are.
Both Israel and Judah during Hosea's time adopted paganism from the surrounding nations. Syncretistic religion blends paganism and Christianity.
Numerous examples in scripture demonstrate a sudden reversal by God, who overturns the pride of human will, revealing His plans to the lowly and the humble.
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on a recent telephone call from an angry woman who argued vociferously that Colossians 2:14 proved that God's Law had been nailed to the cross, suggested that this woman had been perhaps hopelessly deceived by her church pastor, steeped in Protestant, antinomian theology. The impending economic, …
Richard Ritenbaugh discusses the topic of the office of kings, observing that not many functioning kings are left in the world. In Revelation 11, the office of king replete with might and power will be returned. For God's called-out ones, our tenure on this earth is intended to be preparation for this position of rulership in …
Americans and Europeans once provided the driving force behind mainstream Christianity, but Asians, Africans, and Latin Americans are now re-energizing it.
We need to follow Nehemiah's example in submitting to God, focusing on the right goals, having wisdom in handling complex situations, and having courage.
When a righteous man feels an inclination to sin, God will place stumblingblocks in his way to force moral choices, as well as a watchman to give understanding.
God has given us His Law, which shows us the way of sanctification and holiness. God is in the process of reproducing His kind — the God-kind.
Things written in the Old Testament were written for us. The differences in the covenants focus on justification and access to God, not doing away with the law.
The Thyatira epistle carries a central theme for all seven churches, namely the tendency to syncretize or mix worldly ideas with the truth of God.
Any syncretism with the world will lead to confusion. We must separate from the world in terms of its religious practices and its false gospels.