Saturday, December 13, 2014
Rededication and Chanukkah
At the end of his sermons the ecumenical Billy Graham would invite his listeners to make a " rededication " of their lives to Christ . The Jewish Talmud , he seems not to oppose , is used as a basis for "rededication " through Chanukkah , the Jewish festival of lights . This eight day occult celebration begins on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev , the Jewish Christmas . This was based upon Shabbat 21 b Babylonian Talmud with its nine candle " chanukkiak " menorah . The traditional candle lighting time is ( 6+6+6 ) , or , eighteen minutes before sunset . Nine is an occult number ( 3x3 ) . Jesus died at the ninth hour . Kislev culminates with the winter solstice .