Who Were The Wise Men That Visited Jesus After His Birth?


Who were these “wise men” or magi that visited Jesus after His birth? Why did this do this?Who were the Wise Men? Some translations call the “wise men” the magi but who were these men? How many were there? The word “magi” is from the Greek word “magos” (plural) and means magicians or astrologers but some translations have it as “wise men.” This name was given by the Babylonians (Chaldeans), Medes, Persians, and nearly every other nation to the teachers, priests, physicians, astrologers, seer … [Read more...]

What Is Epiphany?


Have you heard of the word “epiphany?” What does it mean? What is it important for us to know?What is an Epiphany? The Epiphany is a Christian festival that’s observed on January 6th and commemorates the manifestation of Christ to the gentiles in the persons of the Magi or the Twelfth Day. This announces the appearance or is about the manifestation of the deity of Jesus Christ. The word “Epiphany” comes from the Greek word “Epiphania,” and means “to show, make known, or reveal.” The celebrat … [Read more...]

6 Ways To Keep Christ In Christmas

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Here are six ways that you can keep Christ in Christmas.Keep it Biblical What I mean by keeping it biblical in trying to keep Christ in Christmas is to read the story of the nativity but go back even before Jesus was born, before Mary conceived, and even before the New Testament was written. Read the many prophecies of Jesus (Isaiah 7, 53; Micah, Psalm 22, 23) found in the Old Testament. Then turn to the New Testament and read about the Christmas story in Luke 1:5-56 and then Luke 2:1-20). … [Read more...]

Why Do Christians Celebrate Christmas On December 25th?

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Why do Christians celebrate Christmas on December 25th, a known pagan holiday?The Winter Solstice December 25th is the winter solstice. For most of the northern hemisphere, it is the day with the smallest amount of sunlight that there’ll be all year. Most Bible scholars agree that this was not likely Jesus’ date of birth but rather they suggest it was in September. Some believe the date was coupled with what is called “the epiphany” which was among the first feasts of the Christian church. I … [Read more...]

10 Good Christmas Trivia Questions and Answers


Here are 10 good Christmas trivia questions and answers for you to use.Was Christmas observance ever illegal? Yes it was. In England, Christmas was banned for a time by the Puritan Oliver Cromwell in 1649 who outlawed both Christmas carols and Christmas celebrations. This ban lasted until 1660. Even in the Colonies, it was illegal in Boston to observe Christmas from 1659 to 1681.There were three wise men or magi? True or False? False. The Bible doesn’t tell us how many wise men or magi … [Read more...]

Who Was The Angel Gabriel In The Bible?

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Who was the angel Gabriel? Why was he mentioned in Scripture?Gabriel’s Name Gabriel’s name is Hebrew in origin and is “Gavri'el” and means “man of God” or “strong man of God.” Gabriel is also known in the Bible as an angel of revelation because he was always bringing messages from God or bringing revelations from God that were especially important. Even the word “angel” means “messenger of God” and that is what Gabriel’s main purpose was. Gabriel is an archangel and one of the highest rankin … [Read more...]