The reason for the season has become the stumbling block of the masses. He is occasion for back peddling and a kind of silliness I had not seen before. If you don't believe in God, then it is just a story about a child in a manger, a baby born to save the world from sin. A young girl, who must have read the prophet Isaiah, and in 7:14, where he says, "Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel." You could say she read this, and being pregnant out of wedlock, decided to attach herself to this prophecy. Then this same girl taught her son the word of God, at a level superior to the priests of that time. She then proceeded to educate him in the business of miracles, and of course ultimately his sacrifice, to stick to the prophecies of Isaiah 53: "Who has believed our message
If its just a story, just a doll in a manger, some songs about a hero that made a group of people have hope a long, long time ago, then why is everyone so offended? Why do I hear people running around screaming about separation of church and state without the understanding that the same people who wrote this and many coming to our shores, were fleeing religious persecution. The pilgrims were sinners that had found the God of the Bible, normal men and women who still struggled as they sought to understand the world differently. We would say the pledge of allegiance when I was a child, "one nation under God," and yet those writers included "liberty and justice for all." There was tolerance of the belief of others written into this, and yet if I claim to be a Christian, it must go way beyond tolerance. I am told to love you, even if you hate me. A nation that worships political correctness worships dishonesty. It can no longer give an accurate portrayal of its history, origin or freedoms. I love my country, but it is changing rapidly. When asked to say if something is right or wrong, we back peddle again. When my daughter's band goes to play a song, the teacher feels the need to explain to the audience that it is not a Christmas song, lest anyone be offended. Well, I am offended, at how unbelievably ridiculous we've become. A story about the Creator of the universe, extending Himself to those who are lost. The story of a people who could not seem to save themselves, and so required this sacrifice of mercy. Yea, we don't need anything like that.
The virgin birth
God in a Manger
Fullness of God