According to scripture, God revealed himself in the beginning by creating.
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. [Genesis 1:1, KJV.]
Then God revealed himself to humanity, by speaking.
And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: [Genesis 2:16, KJV.]
God revealed himself to Adam, ...
In the New Testament, Jesus never prescribes or approves of any particular canon
Jesus doesn't anywhere speak of the canon,1 except to refer to common ways of dividing them: "the Law and the Prophets" (Matthew 5:17), "the Law, the Prophets, and the Psalms" (Luke 24:44; cf. 24:27). This latter one is significant for our purpose becaues among the Jews, the ...
Did Jesus reject the apocrypha?
Nowhere in Sacred Scripture has Our Lord rejected the Apocrypha.
Who has the authority to declare what is Apocrypha and what is not?
The comment of Lucian is quite revealing to say the least.
If such a rejection would indeed have existed, then the presence of references to pious pseudepigraphical works on an even lower ...
The accusation that Christmas was usurped from Sol Invictus is probably a result of works of the puritans of the 17th Century England. It makes no logical sense whatsoever.
If we look at the outlook of the early Western Church (and by Western, I mean both the Latin Catholics and the various Eastern Orthodoxies) towards pagan life and rituals in general, its ...
One of the earliest records of celebrating Christ's birthday is from St. Theophilus (✝181 AD), bishop of Cæsarea, who wrote:
We ought to celebrate the birthday of our Lord on what day soever the 25th of December shall happen.
Magdeburgenses, Cent. 2. c. 6. Hospinian, De origine Festorum Chirstianorum.
Taylor R. Marshall, God’s Birthday: Why ...
December 25 could be the day the day a star stopped.
Dr. Larson did a presentation on the Bethlehem Star. The position he takes is that the star was a real astronomical event. Using software we can view where the stars are in the night sky at any point on earth and in history.
How do you stop a star?
On December 25 of 2 BC as it entered retrograde, ...