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Easter vs Passover

Passover vs. Easter: Does it really matter?

As a follower of Jesus, where are we to turn to when trying to explain Easter? Do we find passages in the Bible that give us solid grounds for defending this holiday or must we look elsewhere? Let’s take a closer look at one of the most widely celebrated Christian festivals, and discover how it relates to Jesus. [Read more]

My thoughts on Christmas by Richard Shaules

My thoughts on Christmas

As a follower of Christ, I believe there are only three options when reviewing the customs and traditions of Christmas: 1) Remove Christ from Christmas, 2) Remove man-made traditions (of questionable origins, as indicated in the paragraphs below) from Christmas, or 3) abandon man-made traditions associated with Christ and adopt God’s Holy Days. [Read more]

63 Reasons to keep the Sabbath

63 Biblical reasons to keep the 7th day Sabbath

The Sabbath is a great point of contention among God’s people. Many become preoccupied with finding reasons not to keep it, or justifying why it should be kept differently than the way God instructed his people to keep it. [Read more]

What is the Lord’s Day? By Daniel Botkin

What is ‘The Lord’s Day’? By Daniel Botkin

The Apostle John’s mention of ‘the Lord’s day’ is often quoted by Christians who worship on the first day of the week instead of on Saturday, the Sabbath. But is this a correct understanding of this reference? Daniel Botkin explains the context of ‘the Lord’s day’ and the meaning of the Sabbath. [Read more]

Catholic Church Changed Sabbath to Sunday

Catholic Church Changed Sabbath to Sunday

Learn how the Catholic Church, at the Council of Laodicea (363–364 AD), changed Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday. [Read more]

Christian Holy Days by Ronald L. Dart

Christian Holidays (Holy Days) By Ronald L Dart

Everybody knows there are holidays mentioned in the Bible. But what are they? The holidays that are mentioned in the Bible are usually dismissed as Jewish. But did you know the New Testament Church still celebrated these holidays after Christ’s ascension? Walk through the Christ centered significance of the holidays in your Bible. This series goes in depth to each of the ‘Feasts of the Lord’, ‘Holy Days’, or ‘Sabbaths’ as listed in Leviticus 23 to include: The Sabbath, Passover, Feast of Firstfruits, Feast of Weeks (Pentecost), Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and the Feast of Tabernacles. Dart also discusses Christmas and Easter, addressing the questionable origins of these man-made traditions. [Read more]

Romans 14 and the Sabbath Commandment

Romans 14 and the Sabbath Commandment

Many use Romans 14 to argue that “all days are now the same” according to God, and that the Sabbath is no longer important, but the context of this passage — particularly its context within second temple Judaism. [Read more]