Article: Our Christmas is With or Without Christmas? (Christ is a must for Christmas) | ABin Alex

Luke 19:9-10 recounts Jesus declaring “Today salvation has come to this house because he also is a son of Abraham; for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” Jesus emphasizes that his purpose as the Son of Man is to find and rescue those who are lost. As we immerse ourselves in the significance of Jesus’ earthly arrival during this festive season, it is imperative to comprehend the dual nature of his being. Despite being born as a human, Jesus is the Son of God. The Bible explains that Mary was overshadowed by the Spirit of God, and although Jesus had a human body from Mary’s genes, his divine nature came from his heavenly Father. Luke 19:10 succinctly encapsulates the essence of Christmas: God took on human form to “seek and save the lost.”

Messiah, weighing around seven pounds, accepted the greatest responsibility in human history, paying with his life to purchase salvation and redeem humanity. Incarnation symbolizes the union of divine and human natures in Jesus Christ. The meaning of God’s divine revelation is complex due to the lack of comparisons. God, a Spirit, came to earth as a man, demonstrating his divinity through his flesh, spirit, and preaching. In John 1:14, Apostle John explains that Jesus Christ, the eternal God, became flesh to save our souls, by blending his divine and human nature as a sacrifice for our sins.

There would be no Christmas without Jesus! This time of the year would be just like any other time of the year – just another month of the year, just another day on the calendar. Although I am aware that Jesus was not born on December 25th—he was most likely born in late September or early October—we nevertheless hold special memories of him on this day because we remember that he was born for our sake. He came into the world to save us. His mission on earth was to “seek and to save the lost.”

Acts 4:12 emphasizes the unique nature of salvation, stating that there is no other name under heaven for it. Without Christ, we would have no hope, eternal rewards, or hope, but through Jesus Christ, we can be saved. Charles Wesley would have never penned the word to “Hark, the Herald Angel sing” without Christ. “O Little Town of Bethlehem” or “The First Noel” would be meaningless. Just think! If you took the name of Jesus out of the Bible and the story of the Incarnation out of the Word of God, what would you have left? Nice stories, some history, and some words of encouragement. But it would read like any other novel. God wrapping himself in flesh and coming as a babe in the manger for our salvation makes the Bible different from any other book written. The Word washes me when I read or hear it. The Word gives me strength and direction. The Word tells me how to overcome sin and how to be saved.

It got my attention when there was a systematic effort to remove the word “Christ” from our vocabulary for many years. They made us stop public prayer in our schools a few years ago, and now in the Indiana State House, you can pray but you can’t mention the name of Jesus. You have to pray generic prayers about God or the Lord, but you can’t mention Jesus Christ! As I heard someone say: When you are praying, you are talking to someone. You have to say “Jesus” or you aren’t praying to anybody! I’m just talking to the wind. The world wants us to say “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas. They want to remove Jesus Christ from our hearts and minds and make this time of the year just like any other time.

A Christian is considered Christ-like, as without Christ, all Christians would be sinners. Paul describes the church in Ephesus as being children of wrath, but due to God’s mercy and love, they were aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, strangers from covenants of promise, and without hope, as described in Ephesians 2:2-4, 12. Verses 13, 14, and 19 emphasize the presence of God as a man on our planet, who through Christ’s blood brings those once far away near, making us fellow citizens and members of God’s household. Without Jesus Christ, we would merely be house guests, but with Christ, we are a part of God’s household. What a change Jesus brings!

Why would we baptise people if it weren’t for the name of Jesus Christ? I would have to say, ‘I now baptize you in the name of whoever might be listening to my prayer for the remission of your sins.’ How effective would that be? John 3:16 summarizes, “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned. And this is the condemnation, that light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil.” In Luke 2:8-14, shepherds were terrified when an angel appeared, surrounded by glory. The angel told them that Christ the Savior was born in David, and a multitude of angels appeared, glorifying God.

I would like to impart a little knowledge. Why, in your opinion, does the devil encourage people to ignore Jesus Christ? Why does he object to our worshipping, talking, or singing about Jesus? However, scripture does not say, “The angels sang” at the birth of Jesus. The only two instances the Angels are mentioned in the Bible are at Creation and in Heaven among God’s saved believers. No other time throughout the Lord’s earthly ministry is recorded as having seen them sing. (Rev. 5 and Job 38) Ps. 100:1,2; Ps. 27:6; Ps. 47:6; Ps. 104:33; Ps. 40:2,3; Eph. 5:18,19. Since the fall of Lucifer, every place in the Bible records worship, it has to do with our redemption. It has to do with Jesus saving our souls!!!

The entire story of Christmas is the story of our redemption!

Without Christ, we have no hope, no redemption, no salvation. But with Christ, we have it all! The angels did not sing at the 1st coming Of Jesus Christ but they will at his 2nd coming. Until we get to Heaven, and lead the choir, all the angels can do is “talk about it” and repeat it, but until we get there as the redeemed and sing about it, they have no one to lead the way.

With Christ, we have it all, but without him, we have nothing!



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