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The Good News of the Kingdom of God

Jesus' main message he shared with the world was that he died for our sins to save us, that he is coming back and will bring his father's kingdom with him. Let his words comfort us and always be in our thoughts no matter what happens in the world around us.

Thanksgiving Myths

The commonly accepted history of Thanksgiving is based almost entirely on myths. And this is the easiest place to start researching the history of Thanksgiving. 

The reason that we have so many myths associated with Thanksgiving is that it is an invented tradition. It doesn't originate in any one event. It is based on the New England puritan Thanksgiving, which is a religious Thanksgiving, and the traditional harvest celebrations of England and New England and maybe other ideas like commemorating the pilgrims.
James W. Baker, Senior Historian at Plimoth Plantation
Here are a few of the most common myths.

Have you asked "is Thanksgiving a pagan holiday?"

Go to, or and type in "is thanksgiving" and notice what pops up in the search suggestions. Why is this question so popular? What have you proved about Thanksgiving Day? The congregations of God obey the command to observe weekly and annual sabbaths. We are willing to lose our jobs, cause difficulty in our relationships and suffer ridicule in society for this. Are you this convicted about observing Thanksgiving?
Read - Is Thanksgiving a Pagan Holiday?

What do you really know about Thanksgiving Day?

The congregations of God have always observed the American holiday Thanksgiving. At this point there are no official doctrinal instructions on observing Thanksgiving in any of the current organizations. But there are many published writings, sermons and video productions that have consistently offered tacit approval over the years.

But Thanksgiving is not found in the Bible, and is therefore a man-made holiday. Christmas, Easter and Halloween all have obvious pagan histories, but what about Thanksgiving's origins? The history of Thanksgiving is incredibly misrepresented in modern references and popular culture and this makes it difficult to discern the truth.

Read the true complete history of Thanksgiving

Gelatin, are you sure it's clean?

Food grade gelatin is primarily made from the collagen of animal skin, and pig skin is the most common source. We have erroneously been lead to believe that food marked as kosher would not contain pork products. But this is not the case with gelatin, in fact some modern kosher rules allow any animal source to be used for gelatin.

Read more about gelatin