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The Doctrine of the Incarnation

The doctrine of the incarnation is the central truth of the Christian faith and the real meaning behind Christmas. The word incarnation comes from two Latin words, ‘in’ and ‘caro,’ which means ‘in flesh.’ The doctrine of the incarnation teaches that God the Son, the second person of the Trinity, took on human flesh. Not only is the incarnation central to the Christian faith, but as C. S. Lewis wrote, “If the thing happened, it was the central event in the history of the Earth.”

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December 7, 2011  /  Comments Off on The Doctrine of the Incarnation

The Original Santa Claus

On December 6 many people around the world celebrate Saint Nicholas Day. While there are many legends about Saint Nicholas — some even question if he was a real person — I found this article by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson more historic and less legendary. Most of the information in this article was taken from The Life of Nicholas, written by tenth century biographer Symeon Logotheta the Metaphrast. Hope you find it interesting.

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December 5, 2011  /  Comments Off on The Original Santa Claus