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Why Christians need to celebrate Hanukkah

There’s a bit of history in this post, but if you can make it through to the end you should be able to join the dots.

Antiochus IV Epiphanes (God Manifest) was a Greek king of the Seleucid Empire from 175 BC until his death in 164 BC. His original name was Mithradates (gift of Mithra – the Persian sun god) and he assumed the name Antiochus after he ascended the throne. In 167 BC he invaded Jerusalem where he profaned the temple and dedicated it to Olympian Zeus.

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You Gotta Move

Warning: This article may be upsetting for some people...

 

As a believer, would you be comfortable participating in a satanic worship ritual? I would hope you would say “Certainly not,” because God forbids us from doing this.

Exodus 20:3-4:

“You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them…”

What is interesting is that the Israelites not only had to leave behind the false gods they worshiped in Egypt, they also had to deal with the false gods they were going to encounter in the Promised Land. God had clear instructions about how to treat the worship of pagan gods in the land Israel was about to enter...

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Is Your Mission Organisation Biblical?

News Release from Fuller Theological Seminary

“We are profoundly grateful for the heritage given to us by the Jewish people which is so vital for our own Christian faith. We believe that God used the Jewish people as the sole repository of the history centred disclosure of Himself to mankind. This revelation began with Abraham and continued to the Jewish writers of the New Testament. Not only were the oracles of God committed to them (Romans 3:2), but it was through this people that God chose to bring Jesus Christ into the world. We believe that He is the only hope of salvation for the Jewish people and for all mankind. Indeed we continue to pray that through the mercy and blessing of God, the Jewish people shall turn to the Messiah Jesus and become once again a light to the nations that His salvation may reach to the end of the earth (Isaiah 49:6).

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