Tag Archives: Hanukkah

The Festival Of Dedication Revisited

Recently I participated in a somewhat fierce online debate where someone from another Church of God group was attempting, somewhat unsuccessfully, to argue that Hanukkah was pagan and that Jesus had worshiped at the temple on a different day than … Continue reading

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You Can’t Put Christ Back Where He Never Was

I always have a bit of a private laugh when I read about people trying to put Christ back into Christmas, or when I read of people who claim obedience to God’s laws trying to justify observing Christmas if they … Continue reading

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Hanukkah: The Festival Of Lights

In a little more than two weeks this year, from sunset on December 20th to sunset on December 28th, is the Jewish festival called Hanukkah, or the Festival of Lights, or the Festival of the Dedication. Many of you have … Continue reading

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On Hanukkah: A Request For My Readers

I have noticed on my blog that one post has been viewed far often (almost three times as many) as any other article, and I’m not sure why.  My article on “Why Jesus Kept Hanukkah:  Lessons From John 10:22-30” has … Continue reading

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Why Jesus Kept Hanukkah: Lessons From John 10:22-30

John 10:22-30 presents an interesting and topical subject, given that we are now currently in the time of Hanukkah, referred to in that passage as the Festival of Dedication.  This passage reads:  “Now it was the Feast of Dedication in … Continue reading

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