Saturday, December 3, 2011

Scrooge, Santa and the Savior?

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HOW? Before UNBELIEVING AHAZ God points out His Son: “Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a Son, and shall call His name IMMANUEL [God with us]” (Isaiah 7:14). “For unto us a CHILD IS BORN, unto us a SON IS GIVEN: and the government shall be upon HIS SHOULDER: and HIS NAME shall be called Wonderful Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6). JOSEPH BELIEVED: “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a Son, and they shall call His name IMMANUEL, which being interpreted is, GOD WITH US” (Matthew 1:23). YOU CAN BELIEVE: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

WHO ME? YES YOU! “Verily (positively), I (the Lord Jesus) say unto YOU, He that HEARETH MY WORD, and BELIEVETH on Him that sent Me, hath EVERLASTING LIFE, and shall NOT come into condemnation, but is passed from death unto LIFE” (John 5:24). “For Christ also hath ONCE suffered for sins, the JUST for the UNJUST, that HE might BRING US TO GOD” (1 Peter 3:18). “Then spoke Jesus again unto them, saying, I AM the LIGHT of the world: he that FOLLOWETH ME shall NOT walk in darkness, but shall have the LIGHT of LIFE” (John 8:12). “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me: And I GIVE unto them ETERNAL LIFE; and they shall never perish neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand” (John 10:27-28). “Then said Jesus to those Jews which BELIEVED ON HIM, if ye continue in MY WORD, then are ye MY disciples indeed; And ye shall know the TRUTH, and the TRUTH shall make you free” (John 8:31-32).

GIFTS which you may or may not give and receive cannot be compared with GOD'S LIFE, LIGHT and TRUTH, all of which are to be found in GOD'S best and greatest GIFT, His UNIQUE SON.

GREETINGS which you may give and receive cannot be compared to God's Word: “Peace I leave with you, MY PEACE I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27).

GLADNESS you can have if you will rest and rely upon HIS SURE WORD and HIS SAVING WORK on the cross, to bring you into a RIGHT RELATIONSHIP with the living God; that Christ may dwell in your heart upon your RECEIVING HIM as your personal SAVIOR and LORD. “But as many as received Him, to them gave He the power to become the children of God, even to them that believe on His Name” (John 1:12). Trusting in such a great Savior we can sing:

“JOY TO THE WORLD, THE LORD IS COME!” “COME LET US ADORE HIM, CHRIST THE LORD!” You are invited to COME and WORSHIP HIM with us.

MBC I.F.

The Gospel of John Challenge


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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Santa came through folklore/ north pole. Dear me, erm no it didn't he came from the Roman pagan belief to replace a pagan god/ idol with a Roman Catholic 'saint' (St Nicholas.
Oh joy oh joy unto this world that Christ Jesus is alive and sits on his throne.

So then again I ask what is Xmas?........

Thats right its a lie, no matter how much you try and change the day or say its not the New birthday of Jesus its is STILL a pagan holiday. Durrrr!

The Ignorant Fishermen said...

lol.... dude/dudette you are a total trip... Wow... you are out to save the world from CHRISTmas. lol...

My friend, loos'n up and go have a diet Coke and slice of nut bread and relax… then go and read Matt 1 & Luke 1-2 and reflect on the Biblical observance of Christ's birth. It might do you some good. It is a great time of the year to share the Gospel and lead individuals to the Savior (1 Cor. 15:2-4). Try to be a fisherman for the Lord if you know Christ the Savior - who is Almighty God in the Flesh (John 1:14).


Merry CHRISTmas!

Anonymous said...

Dude??? You "ignorant fishermen" are bringing shame to that name. Yahushua's disciples would never have celebrated christmas. And they would have called it like it is! You should be ashamed of yourselves, unless of course you are wolves in sheep's clothing....if so you are doing a great job. But YHWH's TRUE children see right through you. BTW consider me anonymous #2. Not the same "anonymous" who previously posted, though I agree with everything #1 said.

The Ignorant Fishermen said...

My friend, eat some cookies and drink some milk. It's all good!
If we are a stumbling block to you we apologize but you are over reacting. May God help you see it.


I.F.