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Christmas or Xmas

English: Christmas postcard picture with Santa...

English: Christmas postcard picture with Santa Claus and holly, with message, “I bring you a Merry Xmas from” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

courtesy of “Theological Word of The Day

 

The annual holiday celebrated by Christians on December 25 celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ was born somewhere between 7 and 2 BC. Dec. 25 is probably not the date when Christ was born, but was designated as such in the 4th century in order to substitute for pagan celebrations of the winter solstice. The designation Christmas comes from a combination of “Christ” with “Mass.” Often the Greek X (Chi) is substituted for “Christ” making Xmas (as was the custom in the early church when abbreviated Christ’s name). Although there is no command in Scripture to celebrate this day as a holiday, Christians believe the incarnation is the foundation to salvation and, according to many, the greatest miracle in the history of man.

 

So, Merry Xmas to all :)

 

 
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Posted by on 25/12/2013 in Gospel, history, Jesus

 

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The first Christmas gift

Merry Christmas to all my readers!

The LORD bless you and keep you;
the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.
(Numbers 6:24-26)

 
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Posted by on 24/12/2012 in Gospel, Jesus

 

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Christmas or Xmas

A Christmas re-post courtesy of “Theological Word of The Day

The annual holiday celebrated by Christians on December 25 celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ was born somewhere between 7 and 2 BC. Dec. 25 is probably not the date when Christ was born, but was designated as such in the 4th century in order to substitute for pagan celebrations of the winter solstice. The designation Christmas comes from a combination of “Christ” with “Mass.” Often the Greek X (Chi) is substituted for “Christ” making Xmas (as was the custom in the early church when abbreviated Christ’s name). Although there is no command in Scripture to celebrate this day as a holiday, Christians believe the incarnation is the foundation to salvation and, according to many, the greatest miracle in the history of man.

So, Merry Xmas to all :)

 
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Posted by on 24/12/2009 in Jesus

 

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Christmas or Xmas

courtesy of “Theological Word of The Day

The annual holiday celebrated by Christians on December 25 celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ was born somewhere between 7 and 2 BC. Dec. 25 is probably not the date when Christ was born, but was designated as such in the 4th century in order to substitute for pagan celebrations of the winter solstice. The designation Christmas comes from a combination of “Christ” with “Mass.” Often the Greek X (Chi) is substituted for “Christ” making Xmas (as was the custom in the early church when abbreviated Christ’s name). Although there is no command in Scripture to celebrate this day as a holiday, Christians believe the incarnation is the foundation to salvation and, according to many, the greatest miracle in the history of man.

So, Merry Xmas to all :)

 
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Posted by on 24/12/2008 in General, Jesus

 

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Bethlehem Star Found

Apparently some scientists have used astronomical forecasting data to identify a bright star above the Middle East about 2000 years ago. Imagine that! I, personally, think it’s very cool! I was listening to a talk yesterday by an Aussie guy, Al Stewart (pastor of a Church in Wollongong), discussing these sorts of scientific “discoveries” and how they might cause us to reflect on God’s abiding control of the universe.

Increase in knowledge like this is probably intimated by a comment in Daniel. It certainly doesn’t undermine the miraculous nature of the event. We understand that God, as creator, orchestrated the universe to align at the precise point in time so that astronomers (Magi or “Wise men”) would be directed to Israel to visit he who is born King of the Jews!

Understanding the scientific process behind the event does not lessen its significance. It makes, me for one, appreciate that if God can distribute the stars and planets to point the way to Christ, then he can also:

  • direct my daily life
  • answer my prayers
  • provide me an income
  • send people into my life with whom I can build evangelistic relationships
  • watch over my loved ones
  • influence government and world leaders
  • build the church
  • redeem people to himself
 
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Posted by on 08/12/2008 in Apologetics, Gospel, Jesus

 

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