HIS LIGHT GROWS AND THE DARKNESS CANNOT OVERCOME HIM!
Having been raised in a traditional church, I thought I was familiar with Advent. I thought it was all about Christ’s first coming as a baby in Bethlehem. During the Advent Season I would read the Christmas story and think about Jesus’ first coming in its historical context.
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Imagine my surprise,when a few years ago, I learned that is not all that Advent is about. I learned that the first two Sundays of Advent anticipate Christ’s Second Coming. That got me to thinking about the Season…what is the real history of Advent?
I would like to quote from an article entitled “What Is Advent?” by Justin Holcomb on Christianity.com.:
“The word “Advent” is derived from the Latin wordadventus, meaning “coming,” which is a translation of the Greek word parousia. Scholars believe that during the 4th and 5th centuries in Spain and Gaul, Advent was…
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