What is Advent?

What is Advent? November 29, 2016

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It’s Advent! Time to prepare for the coming of the Lord.


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4 responses to “What is Advent?”

  1. I cannot go along with this. I believe in God, the father, and Jesus Christ. I know that Christ was sent here as a human to forgive us for our sins that we are prone to commit, and he is to save the believering people for his church, But, Christmas is a pagan festival which we are warned against. Christ was actually born in September when the shepherds were in the fields tending their flocks. The weather in Bethlehem is too cold in December, therefore the shepherds would have already put their flocks in the barns for the cold winter months. And, think about it–no ruler in all of history would have ordered the people to return to their hometowns for a census in the cold of winter as their mode of travel was by donkey, cart, or walking. I am really disappointed in what I have found here. I do not mean to be disrespectful, but it is not accurate. No where in the Bible are we told to celebrate the birth of Christ, but rather to celebrate his resurrection.

  2. Total nonsense. There is no winter in your sense of the word in Bethlehem. The pagan festival was copied from the Christian, not the reverse (it was introduced after 250 AD) and there is decisive evidence for the date. http://fpb.livejournal.com/270073.html I am sick and tired of having to link to this post over and over again. When will these lies finally be retired? As for “nowhere in the Bible”, if the Incarnation is not something to be celebrated for you, you must value your own humanity very, very little.