Friday, December 7, 2007
Charlie Brown Christmas
Sometimes, just sometimes, even a cartoon can get it right (well at least the scripture was quoted correctly without being blasphemed). The purpose of Christ being born was to be the "Savior"- to the world. He is Savior to those called in Him from before the foundation of the world. He is the only one who can. That is why He fulfills the Laws of Moses and the prophets. Salvation is in "Christ alone," not Buddha, Krishna, Muhammad, Allah, Confucius, or any other. Why? Because He is - the WAY, the TRUTH and the LIFE! and no one comes to the Father, but through HIM! Understand this, there is only one reason why we celebrate this special day called Christmas- that is to solemnly respect the fact that God prophesied long before that He would come into the world. This day marks the beginning of that promise. But not to be left undone, the fulfillment of that promise is eternally expressed to humanity in the resurrection of Christ on the 3rd day. So look at it this way, He starts what He finishes (I wrote it that way specifically). Please understand your need for the Savior then fall at His feet in mercy. You are a law breaker (see the Ten Commandments for clarification) in the sight of Christ (Jew or non-Jew). You are evil to the core, but God in His infinite mercy decides to deliver some of His own accord. That is why if any man (or woman) be in Christ, He is a new creature. Old things have passed away and you are all together become new. Now, to be in Christ you must be born-again. To be born-again you must be born of the water and the Spirit. In other words, He leads you to repent and He decides to show mercy and make you over (just like a potter with some clay). Christmas day is that day of remembrance. That day to remember His birth into a sinful world, to seek and save that which is lost(you and I) to the glory of the Father.