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No matter what day Jesus was actually born on, Christmas is about the willingness of the second person of the Trinity, Jesus Christ, to enter our sin-filled world and become one of us. He lived the perfect, sinless life that we could never live to one day become the Savior of the world. He knows what it’s like to be rejected, misunderstood, mocked, ridiculed, and hated.

Because all of us are sinners our sins have separated us from God the Father who is completely holy, righteous, and just. Sin had to be dealt with, and Jesus, being God cloaked in human flesh, was the only one who could save us. Jesus was sinless; He was the spotless Lamb of God who was sent to die in our place and to take upon Himself all of God’s wrath and punishment that was meant for us because of our sins. No matter how good we try to be and no matter how many good works we do, we will never be able to earn our salvation. We have all lied at one time or another, some of us have stolen things at some point in our lives, and there are others who have taken the life of someone, whether it be the life of an unborn child or the life of someone else out of anger, hatred, or revenge. God’s Word even says that to hate someone in our heart is like committing murder in our hearts! Others have committed adultery, if not by the very act, then by the lustful thoughts that we have allowed in our minds and have dwelt upon.

The joyously good news of Christmas and of the Biblical gospel is that a Savior was born unto us. This is God’s only provision that He has made to bring us into having a relationship with Him and to be able to become His child. Yes, God made all of us, but only those who choose to trust only and completely in the finished work of Jesus Christ’s dying in our place on the cross as being sufficient to pay the debt of our sins in full will truly and only then become His child, and only then will we have the assurance of eternity in heaven. (1 John 5:9-13)

God never made the place of eternal torment called hell for us. It was created for the devil and his angels. (Matthew 25:41) Rejecting the only way that God has provided for us to have forgiveness for our sins, will result in a life that will never find forgiveness for sins, freedom from guilt, true peace, joy in the midst of sorrow, and His grace and strength at times when we will face overwhelmingly painful and grievous times in life. Choosing to trust in a religion or in anything else other than in Jesus Christ alone will lead to an eternity where one will be separated from God and His love; our own choice and rebellion will be the only reason that anyone will find themselves in the eternal torment of the fires of hell. That is the truth of the Biblical gospel that needs to be spoken, no matter how harsh or blunt that may sound to any of you. Why would anyone choose to reject the extent of the love that God showed us by sending His one and only Son into our sin-filled, rebellious world to one day die in our place and to gloriously arise from the dead in bodily form on the third day? Jesus Christ did that for me and for you.

Receiving this truth about Jesus Christ, which is the Biblical gospel — and the good news that the angels announces that silent, holy night — is the greatest gift you could ever receive! Read the Bible and discover this good news for yourself. Read the Gospel of John, the Book of Romans, Ephesians, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, and Hebrews (Chapters 7-10 especially).

Merry Christmas!♥

God Bless You One And All

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