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Origin of Holidays

What are the foundational origins of the holidays? How are Christians to correctly lead their families as they seek to worship the Lord during these special seasons of the year?

Thanksgiving

Many educational resources and institutions neglect to mention the strong Christian origins of this national holiday. For America to return to its Christian roots, individuals must once again recognize God as the Provider.

Halloween

Halloween provides an opportunity to reach hundreds of children (and their families) with the good news of Jesus Christ.

Easter

As you consider how best to acknowledge the Resurrection, take time to make sure your practices help you bring honor and glory to Christ. Make sure Christ is the focus of your worship not only during the celebration of the Resurrection, but every day of your life.

Christmas

Because of Jesus’ birth into this world for redemption, the sinner can be born into the family of God. That’s reason to celebrate at Christmas and throughout the year!

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Articles About Holidays

  • March 17, 2015

    On March 17 millions of people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with parades, parties, and the color green. Who was the man who inspired these traditions?

  • Oct. 31, 2014

    When did Halloween begin and why? How should Christians view this day in general? To understand these questions, we need to go back to the roots of Halloween.

  • Nov. 28, 2013

    We are losing our focus on the original reason for Thanksgiving as the spiritual state of America continues to decline. Many people may ask, “What is Thanksgiving?”

  • Just Another Thanksgiving?
    Nov. 22, 2012

    This holiday comes every year, so at times Thanksgiving Day can seem like just a tired tradition. After all, each time is usually about the same as the year before.

  • Thanksgiving: A Traditional American Holiday
    Nov. 26, 2009

    It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly implore His protection and favor.

  • A Night When Evil Is Celebrated
    Oct. 27, 2008

    Few festivals give Christians more cause for debate than Halloween. To some Christians, it is merely a harmless time.To others, it is indicative of the prevailing godless worldview.

  • Dec. 4, 2007 from Answers Magazine

    As Christians, we don’t know whether to be sad, angry, or indifferent. The frustrating reality is that, for most in our culture today, secularism has almost fully obscured the roots of many holidays.

  • Sept. 5, 2006 from Answers Magazine

    Mini chocolate bars, gummy bears, and the gospel? Yes, they can go together, especially on October 31 when children in costumes knock on your door.

  • Magazine Department Article
    Publisher’s Pen
    Sept. 5, 2006 from Answers Magazine

    Fall is a glorious season, especially for an Illinois boy like me!

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