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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

You shall call his name Jesus!

You shall call his name Jesus, for it is he who shall save his people from their sins. - Matthew 1:21b, World English Bible, public domain.

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Blessed Christmas to you all! Thanks for reading.


Anonymous said...

I find it amazing that people think they are honoring
God and Jesus Christ by substituting man-invented days
and traditions, often borrowing customs from paganism
to worship God, which God forbids (Deuteronomy 12:29-32),
for the annual holy days and festivals that God actually
commands, each of which has deep meaning for Christians,
such as Passover (shed blood of Christ), Pentecost (the
gift of God's Spirit), and Trumpets (second coming of
Christ), to name just three of the seven festivals God
has ordained.

There is an article on the Web someplace that says that
the Great Tribulation is coming as a punishment on the
United States and Britain for our sins, and not just
sins of obvious immorality such as pornography and
abortion, but also for not keeping God's annual holy
days and keeping days like Christmas and Easter instead.
The website is called the meaning of Pentecost or the
secret of Pentecost, something like that, but it says
that something like 90% of our people will dies from
war, disease, and famine in this punishment.

I was raised in a Christmas-keeping tradition, but I no
longer can keep it with a clear conscience.

Martin LaBar said...

Thanks, anonymous. It's possible to honor Christ at Christmas time. Not easy, but possible.

He did tell us to remember His death and resurrection.