Are these points about Easter true?

Question: Is this true? Origin of Easter: Origin of word, “Easter”: Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring: “Eostre” In her honor sacrifices were offered at the vernal equinox or spring By 8th century church leaders applied “Eostre” to Christ’s resurrection In Acts 12:4, “Passover” in mistranslated “Easter” is in some Bibles Origin of symbols of Easter: Easter…

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Some Thoughts on Christmas

by Darrell Hamilton I actually don’t believe that God intended for us to celebrate the birth of Christ, so I am one of those who purposely separates any religious aspects from Christmas — which is actually quite easy to do. I see Christmas as a holiday that is dedicated to some good virtues. Just like…

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Is it sinful to listen to a song against Christmas?

Question: Is it sinful to listen to a song against Christmas? The song does not speak against the true meaning of Christmas (the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ) and rather speaks against Christmas traditions, such as eggnog, Christmas trees, gift-giving, etc. The song also uses some bad language. It also claims Christmas is a horrible…

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Is it wrong to want to smash pumpkins in protest of Halloween?

Question: This one was really on my mind, and I was reminded of a Bible verse: “Be angry and sin not.” I’m not sure where it came from, but I remember hearing it from another brother. The thing is that I see all these costumes. You have the girl costumes which are skimpy and you…

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Should churches observe Advent?

Question: Thought’s on Advent: Christ coming into the world, anticipating his second coming. Obviously preaching and teaching about Christ coming into the world and preaching and teaching about the fact that Christ will return again can be scheduled anytime during the year but for those who make Advent a November through December tradition, what are your thoughts?…

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Do the churches of Christ observe Palms Sunday?

Question: Do the churches of Christ observe Palms Sunday? Answer: Christians observe every Sunday in the worship of the Lord, but there is no teaching in the Bible to observe one Sunday differently from all other Sundays. Palms Sunday is a term used to refer to the day of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, but…

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Do Christians celebrate Yom Kippur?

Question: Hello! Do Christians celebrate Yom Kippur? Should Christians fast on Yom Kippur? Why or why not? Is there anything that Christians should do on Yom Kippur? Thanks! Answer: Yom Kippur and the other Jewish feasts are a part of the Old Testament. Jews continue to celebrate them because they refuse to believe that the…

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Should Christians celebrate Christmas at all?

Question: Hi, Thanks for taking up the time to answer all our questions. Forgive me if my English doesn’t seem correct since it isn’t my first language, but should we Christians even celebrate Christmas at all? Jeremiah 10:1-5 states: “Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of Israel: Thus saith…

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Is it a sin to celebrate the New Year?

Question: Is it wrong to celebrate January 1st as being New Year’s day? I recently saw a video stating that January 1st isn’t New Year’s day and the video goes as far as to imply that the whole global community celebrating January 1st as New Year’s is sinning. If this is true, what makes celebrating…

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Should Christ be put into Christmas?

Question: It just doesn’t seem right that we shouldn’t bring Christ into everything. I thought that’s what we were supposed to do. Wouldn’t it be alright to sing carols about Christ because they are just songs about his birth, even though some of them might have Christmas in them? This is really difficult for me…

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