Frequently Asked Questions

Are we to celebrate Hanukkah instead of Christmas?

I will answer that question with a question posed in Sheldon’s book In His Steps: WWJD?  Or perhaps more accurately, What Did Yahshua Do?

Two months after making a belated appearance at the Feast of Tabernacles because of the Pharisees’ stated intention to kill him the next time he showed up in Jerusalem, Yahshua returned to Jerusalem in the month of December for the Feast of Dedication (Hanukkah).  Even in the face of death threats, Yahshua did not miss the opportunity to celebrate the winter festival that commemorates our deliverance from the pagan sun-god worshipping Greek heathens after they had erected an image of Zeus on the Temple Mount, declaring Zeus to be God on his birthday, December 25th.

The reason that modern Christians know nothing about the Feast of Hanukkah or its prophetic import for the last days is because the book of Maccabees was removed from the original 1611 KJV by the American and British Bible Societies in the early 1800s.  After Maccabees was expunged from the Biblical record, much of the context of the Gospel record was lost.  Only the Jews were celebrating Hanukkah, but they had added so many modern rabbinic inventions that it was almost stripped of its original significance.

Yes, we should be celebrating Hanukkah, and recognizing what Yahshua did and taught at that festival.  What better time of year to celebrate cleansing the “Temple” of the vestiges of paganism than the very time when we are most surrounded by its most blatant examples?  What has turned into the “Jewish Christmas” was originally the “Anti-Xmas,” and is properly celebrated as such today.  My 1.5 hour cd Hockin’ a Chanak on Hanukkah and the King James Version of the Apocrypha are in our bookstore so that you can get a full understanding of the significance of Hanukkah and its modern-day perversions in both the Christian and Jewish cultures.

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