« "I don't want a Christmas card.... | Main | "Our generation didn't have the green thing in its day. »

December 24, 2011

"Christmas isn’t just the holiday that celebrates the birthday of the Founder of one of the world’s great religions....

It’s the main reason so many of the world’s other great religions
don’t like Christianity very much. Christians talk about that baby in the manger as God on earth. The monotheistic religions like Judaism and Islam find that idea blasphemous; polytheistic religions like Hinduism wonder why Christians think their own divine birth is so special and look down on those who worship other divine babies born in other places and times. Christmas, a holiday that is supposedly about peace, is one of the most divisive holidays on the world’s calendar." -- The Thirteen Blogs of Christmas: 2011 | Via Meadia

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 24, 2011 8:34 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

Your Say

Joh 15:18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

Posted by: I-RIGHT-I at December 24, 2011 9:49 AM

"... a stumbling block to the Jews and an absurdity to the gentiles." 1 Cor 1:18-25

Posted by: Little Gidding at December 24, 2011 12:07 PM

And... "She who bore her Creator in her womb and gave birth to Him" certainly offers a challenge to non-believers.

Posted by: Little Gidding at December 24, 2011 12:41 PM

”Christmas, a holiday that is supposedly about peace, is one of the most divisive holidays on the world’s calendar"

>LUKE Chapter 2
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth PEACE, good will toward men.

But it is about peace, people(even those who call themselves Christians) just read the message wrong.
The message isn’t about peace between men, but about peace between God and men.
That baby was to be a sacrifice that God offered to bridge the gap between God’s righteousness and man’s sin.

Of course those who reject the meaning of the sacrifice aren’t going to be at peace on this earth with those who accept it.

>MATTHEW Chapter 10
32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a SWORD.
35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
36 And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.
37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
40 He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

The angel's message wasn't about peace between men and men at all.
It was about God providing a way for men to be at peace with Him.

Posted by: Oz at December 24, 2011 1:03 PM

I choose to view Christ's promise of redemption for every man as revolutionary rather than divisive...But who am I to dare resist the superior intellects and will of my betters?

Posted by: monkeyfan at December 27, 2011 2:13 PM

Post a comment

Remember Me?

(you may use HTML tags for style)