Monday, December 9, 2013

“What do YOU: ‘Really Know’ about Christmas – 101” …Blog.

“What do YOU: ‘Really Know’ about Christmas – 101” …Blog.

*** (Acts 17:11) These people were more receptive than those in Thessalonica. They were very willing to receive the message, and every day they carefully examined the Scriptures to see if those things were so. [Or NOT!]
Do You ever wonder where the Christmas celebration came about…? Is there a “Command or Mandate” in the Scriptures about celebrating the birth of Christ Jesus, Messiah…? Could it ALL be… “Wishful Thinking” or “Something Else”…? Please find for your Examination, some of the Bible Blogs I have written in the past about Christmas. I will simply present to You… some evidence so that You may make a careful determination IF… these things are SO… Or NOT! Then the decision is up to You, HOW… “You obey the Scriptures”…!

Question: Was Christmas always celebrated by Americans…? Since 1776 and our Foundation?
Please answer: “Yes or NO”…?

Why was Christmas banned in America until 1820?

*** (Matthew 2:1-to-7) Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men came from the east to Jerusalem,
(Matt 2:2) saying, Where is He who is born king of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the east and have come to worship Him.
(Matt 2:3) But when Herod the king heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
(Matt 2:4) And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born. (Micah 5:2)
(Matt 2:5) And they said to him, In Bethlehem of Judea. For so it is written by the prophet,
(Matt 2:6) "And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are not the least among the governors of Judah. For out of you shall come a Governor who shall rule My people Israel." [Isaiah 9:6]
(Matt 2:7) Then Herod, when he had secretly called the wise men, inquired of them exactly what time the star appeared.

Question: Why could the wise men see the ‘Star’ and… “None”… of those in ‘Bethlehem or Israel’ could see it…? Was it in fact a Star or something ‘Else’…?

“The Bethlehem Star – 101”

*** (Proverbs 4:7) Wisdom is the main thing; get Wisdom; and with all your getting get Understanding. [Psalms 119:97-to-104]

*** (2Kings 18:4) He removed the high places, and brake the images, and cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the brasen serpent that Moses had made: for unto those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it: and he called it Nehushtan.

Question: Can the “Christmas Tree” be found in Scripture…? Does Scripture say it is to be part of any Christmas celebration…? Please answer: “Yes or NO”…?

“The Christmas Tree & ‘Nehushtan’ – 101”

*** (Luke 24:44) And He [Jesus] said to them; These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you; = that all things must be fulfilled = which were written = in the Law of Moses = and in the Prophets = and in the Psalms about Me.

*** (John 18:36-37-38) Jesus answered, My kingdom is Not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would fight so that I might Not be delivered to the Jews. But now My kingdom is not from here.
(John 18:37) Pilate then said to Him, Are you a king then? Jesus answered, You say it that I am a king. To this end I was born, and for this cause I came into the world, that I should bear witness to the Truth. Everyone who is of the Truth hears My voice.

Question: Did Christ Jesus come only as the ‘Baby Jesus’ or did He come as “Savior & Judge”

*** (Matthew 10:34-to-38) Do not think that I [Jesus] have come to bring peace on earth. I [Jesus] did “NOT” come to send Peace: but a Sword.

“Christmas: The Baby Jesus: or ‘Christ as JUDGE’ – 101” …Blog.
*** (1Corinthians 5:4-5-6) in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when you are gathered together, with my spirit; also, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ;
(1Cor 5:5) to deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh; so that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
(1Cor 5:6) Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven [SIN] –> leavens [Contaminates] the whole lump [Church]?

*** (1Corinthiams 5:7) Therefore purge out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, as you are unleavened. For also Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.

*** (John 10:17-18) Therefore My Father [God] loves Me, because I [Jesus] lay down My life so that I might take it again.
(John 10:18) No one takes it from Me, but I [Jesus] lay it down from Myself. I [Jesus] have authority to lay it down, and I [Jesus] have authority to take it again. I [Jesus] have received this commandment from My Father [GOD].

Question: What was the Purpose for Christ’s coming as the “Passover Lamb of God”…?

“Christmas or Easter [Passover] – 101” …Blog.

*** (John 1:29-to-34) The next day John sees Jesus coming to him and says, Behold the Lamb of God Who takes away the sin of the world!
(John 1:30) This is He of whom I said, After me comes a Man who has been before me, for He preceded me.
(John 1:31) And I did not know Him, but that He be revealed to Israel, therefore I have come baptizing with water.
(John 1:32) And John bore record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from Heaven like a dove, and He abode on Him.
(John 1:33) And I did not know Him, but He [God] Who sent me to baptize with water, that One said to me, Upon Whom you shall see the Spirit descending, and remaining upon Him, He is the One who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.
(John 1:34) And I saw and bore record that this is the Son of God.

Question: Was there a Promise in the Scriptures about the “Holy Spirit” from Christ Jesus…?

*** (John 7:38-39) The one who believes in Me [Jesus], as the Scripture has said, will have rivers of living water flowing from his heart." Ephesians 1:13-14]
(John 7:39) Now He said this about the [Holy] Spirit, Whom those who were believing in Him were to receive. For the [Holy] Spirit was not yet present, Because Jesus had not yet been glorified.

“The Holy Spirit & Christmas – 101” …Blog.
*** (Ephesians 1:13-14) in Whom also you, Hearing the Word of Truth, the gospel of our salvation, in Whom also believing, you were Sealed with the Holy Spirit of Promise,
(Eph 1:14) Who is the earnest of our inheritance, to the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory. [Romans 8:9]

“Rivers of Living Water – 101” …Blog.
Question: Will You accept “God’s Truth”… OR: do You still want… “Santa Truth”…?

*** (1Jn 2:21) I have Not written to you because you do Not know the Truth; BUT because you know it; and know that -> ‘No Lie’ is of -> the Truth.

“Christmas: Santa or ‘Truth’ – 101” …Blog.
*** (2Corinthains 13:5) examine yourselves; whether you are in the faith; prove your own selves. Do you not know your own selves; that Jesus Christ is in you [Romans 8:9]; unless you are reprobates?

Question: Does one have to Violate Scripture: to worship Christmas and all its Trappings?

*** (2Peter 3:15-16) And think of the long-suffering of our Lord as salvation; as our beloved brother Paul also has written to you; according to the wisdom given to him.
(2Pet 3:16) as also in all his letters, = speaking in them of these things; = in which are some things ‘hard’ to be understood, = which the ‘unlearned’ and ‘unstable’ = “Pervert”; = as also they do the rest of the = “SCRIPTURES”; = to their own destruction. [1Corinthains 16:22]

“It’s ‘NOT’ just that Easy: Christmas – 101” …Blog

Question: What was the ‘Real Purpose’ of Christ Jesus in Reconciliation between God and His creation, ‘Mankind’…?

*** (1Jn 4:20) If anyone says: I love God; and ‘Hates’ his brother; he is a LIAR. For if he does ‘Not’ love his brother whom he has seen; how can he love God: Whom he has ‘Not’ seen?

“Christmas IS: –> ‘Reconciliation’ – 101” …Blog.
*** (2Corinthains 5:19-20-21) For in Christ God; was reconciling the world [any that would come] to Himself; by Not counting their sins against them through His forgiveness]; and He has committed to us; the message of reconciliation. [in Christ alone]
(2Co 5:20) Therefore, we are Christ's representatives; as though God were pleading through us [to You!]. We plead on Christ's behalf: “[You] Be reconciled to God!”
(2Co 5:21) God made the One [Jesus]; Who did not know sin; to be sin for us [Christ our Passover]; so that we might become God's righteousness in Him [Jesus].

Question: During your lifetime, have You celebrated Christmas… “Biblically”… or “Not?”

“Christmas & the NT Christian – 101” …Blog.

*** (Acts 17:11) And these were more noble than those of Thessalonica, in that they received = the Word with all readiness of mind and searched the Scriptures = “DAILY” = to see if those things were so [or Not].

*** (Luke 3:8) Therefore, bring forth Fruits worthy of Repentance; and do not begin to say within yourselves; We have Abraham for our father. For I [Jesus] say to you; that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.

Question: Do You sometimes ‘TREAT’… Christ Jesus as though He is… “Santa Clause”…?

*** (John 14:14) If you ask ‘Anything’ in My name; I [Jesus] will do it.

“Is Your ‘JESUS’ = Santa Clause – 101”…Blog.
*** (James 4:3) You ask for something but do “NOT” get it Because you ask for it for the Wrong Reason - for your own pleasure.

Oh Yes… “ONE Last Thing”…? American Culture has SO accepted Santa Clause: that Santa has “Taken OVER:  the place of a Terrorist”…! [Humor!]

Jack Bauer tortures and Interrogates Santa Claus

Please take some time to… “Read & Study”… this TOPIC…? Yes, there is a lot of information here, but perhaps by Next Christmas… You will be able to share the TRUTH with Others…?

Love [Agape]; in Christ, Roger // “Psalms 138:2”…!