The correct way of looking at Christmas PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 27 December 2015 14:57

KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

 

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…For God so loved the world, He Himself came down from heaven into the world, in the form of man, so that whoever believes in Him will not perish but will have eternal life…” (John 3:16, the Holy Bible, AND KNK translation).

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THE CORRECT WAY OF LOOKING AT CHRISTMAS: For much too long of a time, Christmas has been defined by serious Christian believers all over the world as an act of love by God, in sending His only Son, Jesus, to the world, so that whoever believes in Him will not perish but will have eternal life.

This is great, but did you know that the real meaning of Christmas is fully explained by the Bible itself in its several verses from its Old and New Testaments? If we will only carefully read these verses, we will not fail to see that what really happened on the very first Christmas eve, was that, God Himself, whose Name is Jesus, came down from heaven in the form and in likeness of man to become the Savior of all believers.

The correct way of looking at Christmas, therefore, is this: for God so loved the world He Himself came down from heaven in the form of, and in likeness, of man, informing the world that His Name is Jesus, so that whoever believes in Him will not suffer the penalty of being burned and eaten by worms in hell for eternity, but will have everlasting life in Paradise, in the presence of God!

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BIBLE PROPHESIED GOD HIMSELF WILL COME TO THE WORLD: The Biblical verses I refer to are Isaiah 7:14 and 9:6 in the Old Testament, and Matthew 1:18-25 and Luke 1:26-37, of the New Testament. A reading of these parts of the Scriptures will show us that the prophet Isaiah exactly prophesied that God Himself will come to the world in the form of a “baby boy” who, despite its human attributes, was in reality “Mighty God, Everlasting Father.”

Yes, Isaiah 7:14 and 9:6 uniformly said that this “baby boy” would be conceived and given birth to by a human virgin. But this conception and birth would both be supernaturally fulfilled, since the woman would conceive even without entering into any physical relationship with the man she was engaged to be married beforehand.

The supernatural character of this conception and birth was clarified by Isaiah 9:6 where it was emphatically clarified that the “baby boy” was going to be “Mighty God, Everlasting Father.” Indeed, it would have been the height of blasphemy for Isaiah to have called the “baby boy” “Mighty God, Everlasting Father”, if it was not true that the “boy” was indeed God and the Father Himself.

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THE TRUTH THAT IS HIDDEN FOR AGES: In Matthew 1:23, the Bible was careful to highlight the fact that the prophesy of Isaiah found fulfillment in the conception by Mary and her subsequent giving of birth to Jesus, evidently to leave no doubt at all that Mary was the virgin referred to in Isaiah 7:14, and that Jesus was the “baby boy” who was in reality “Mighty God, Everlasting Father.”

Yet, it is evident that this truth has become hidden and virtually muddled through generations of Christian believers, perpetrated by supposed preachers and teachers who willingly (or perhaps blindly) accepted the distortion of the truth that it was God Himself who came down from heaven, setting up in the process a blasphemous distinction between God and Jesus.

God now wants this falsity corrected. He now wants His disciples and believers whom He had called, even before creation, to furiously pursue the end-time work of letting the world know the truth that had been hidden for ages, to enable mankind to know that Jesus is God and Savior, who is the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit all rolled into one, because this knowledge is the only way to salvation from eternal perdition.

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