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Immanuel, God with us

Posted by Luke J. Wilson on 19th December 2016 in Christmas | christmas,xmas,nativity,book,David H. Petersen,author,God With Us,Immanuel,bethlehem,house of bread,bread of life
I had been thinking about what to write this coming Christmas time, when I came across this quote the other day. I thought it sufficient enough, rather than go into a long theological treatise! So without further ado, here is a quote/excerpt by David H. Petersen, author of God With Us: “The Savior is born unto you in bethlehem, the house of bread, on earth. It is no coincidence that He lacked a crib and was placed instead into a feeding trough. He was born unto you to be bread: bread for beasts, bread for wolves, and bread for sheep. He comes in His body to feed you into life, to slake your thirst, to satisfy your soul. He is put into a manger, not only b...
 

Does Christmas have pagan origins?

Posted by Luke J. Wilson on 19th December 2019 in Christmas | christmas,xmas,origins,pagan,pagan roots,church fathers,church history,Saturnalia,Epiphany,Annunciation,Tertullian,Origen,john chrysostom,incarnation,liturgical calendar,church calendar,festivals
...istianity-bethlehem-a8094496.html  Evans, C. F. “TERTULLIAN'S REFERENCES TO SENTIUS SATURNINUS AND THE LUKAN CENSUS.” The Journal of Theological Studies, vol. 24, no. 1, 1973, pp. 24–39. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/23959449.  Justin Martyr: https://patristics.info/justin-martyr-first-apology.html#Chapter_XXXIV_Place_of_Christs_birth_foretold (ch. 34 & 46) Tertullian: http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/0308.htm (ch. 9) Clement of Alexandria: http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/02101.htm (ch. 21) http://www.csun.edu/~hcfll004/jesuvita.html On Christmas: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03724b.htm https://www.ccel.org/ccel/hippolytus https://www.bbc.c...
 

Lent: Day 14 - Justin Martyr: First Apology, Chaps. 24-35

Posted by Luke J. Wilson on 16th March 2017 in Lent | Lent,great lent,fasting,early church fathers,devotional,daily reading,Justin Martyr,apologetics
...Day Fourteen: St. Justin Martyr: First Apology, Chaps. 24-35 Who: Justin Martyr was a Philosopher who converted to Christianity and became a tireless evangelist and apologist. Justin wrote more Christianity than any other person prior to his time. He is classified herein as Eastern, since he a native of Samaria and his thought patterns were Eastern. However, he spent the last years of his life in Rome, where he was executed as a martyr (c. 165). What: An apologetic (defence) essay to explain what Christians believe and do. Why: Justin is demanding the Emperor to investigate accusations and unjust persecution against Christians so that they at least may face...
 
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