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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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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Can’t men give glory to God by creating holidays?

Question: I am a little confused by Holiday Observances. So are we not supposed to think of religion when celebrating Easter or Christmas or holidays like that? Is it bad to associate the Bible with holidays? Answer: The problem is that these are not what God asked of men. Men made them up to satisfy their…

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Where does God say not to celebrate Jesus’ birth?

Question: Where in the Bible does God tell us not to celebrate Jesus’ birthday, but His death, resurrection, and return? Are we really not to celebrate Christmas as Jesus’ birth? Answer: Your question is backward. God told us everything needed for life and godliness (II Peter 1:2-4). “Everything” leaves nothing out. So the question is…

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When was the earliest Christmas celebration performed?

Question: When was the earliest Christ Mass performed ever? Answer: According to historian Bruce David Forbes in Christmas: A Candid History: “Early Christians had no Christmas. The first written evidence of an annual celebration on December 25 commemorating the birth of Jesus comes from the fourth century. Epiphany developed a little earlier, in the eastern portion…

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Do you perpetuate the myth of Santa Claus?

Question: Do you, or the flock, there perpetuate the deceit that is the myth of Santa Claus? Thank you for your time. I apologize for repeatedly bugging you about things. I hope I am not a burden, I just don’t have very many people I can trust to ask difficult questions. Answer: I don’t mind…

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