SOMETHING THIS CHRISTMAS

Everyone believes in something. Actually, everyone believes in a minimum of two things, without question. The one thing that is universally believed in is their own existence. This existing belief may take different forms, but whichever way one thinks about it, they ‘are’ and without a doubt each must admit to current existence and an acknowledgement of self.

The next thing that people believe is wide open. It’s not to say that this other belief should necessarily be open to as wide a variety of positions about life, the universe and everything as it is. But it is what it is. That’s just the world as we find it and it’s what we have to work with.

This additional belief is about God’s existence. It can be broken down into two major groups. However, one of these major divisions can be divided into a couple of additional categories. Please note; there isn’t going to be additional sub-categories’, which can be defined add infimum, as it would take too long and isn’t necessary. This topic will stay more on point to the advent of the Birth of Christ, where God became man.

There is a verse in scripture that will be illustrative of the dichotomy of the two position equation being addressed. (All Biblical quotations will be from the NASB)In Matthew 6:24 and also Luke 16: 13, Jesus tells us that, “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.” There is no more poignant verse in scripture to show everyone than this verse explaining those opposing beliefs people tenaciously hold on to.

It is time to cut to the chase. On one side of this division is God. There is a priority to make it clear that this God is triune in nature, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. To let the cat out of the bag, so to speak, it has eternal ramifications to understand that Jesus Christ, the Son of God is the LORD of all, meaning Lord of everything. Mankind is subject to this Truth whether he wants to accept it or not and also that this Truth is objectively provable. (See “A CONVERSAUNT EXISTENCE: An argument for the determination of God’s Ontology; His being real.) 

On the other hand, or side of the division, is a group on non-believers of the saving grace available through the atonement freely given to us through Christ Jesus. For a reference Look into John 1: 1 it tells us, “ 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” That Word is the English translation of the word Logos. John goes on to state, in John 1: 2-3, “ 2 He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him not even one thing came into being that has come into being.” That is only part of the majesty of who Jesus Christ is. Ultimately there was a purpose for God to take on flesh. John 3: 16 ties up the loose end telling us, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life.” For anyone wishing to understand the word begotten, it means the Son was not made or created. Back to John 1: 4, 5 we read, “ In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.”

In verses 9-14 we get clued in on the whole picture. It states, “ There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, 13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. 14 And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.” We believers, of course know His name. It is the name of Jesus and someday every man, woman, and child will bow the knee before Him.

The main precept of those disbelievers is that they are not looking for the light. They would rather reject it. By rejecting this Light, Jesus Christ, they are in essence serving Satan.  Distinguishing characteristics of this group is hate, fear and their lust for power. Two reasons for this need to have power, to hate, and to generate fear is their desire for wealth and control. For them it doesn’t matter how that power is achieved. One of the current methods for control and power is to divide people, to set one against the other. These power / hate mongers have deployed a new strategy for this division. It is called Critical Race Theory and they call their adherents ‘Woke’. They employ a strategy of having only two types of people, the oppressed and the oppressors. This sounds an awful lot like how the communists developed the the proletariat and the bourgeoisie.

For them, anyone who is not a part of the ‘woke’ groups are to be despised. Today, another weapon that is used in causing divisions is by the derogatory name calling of anyone who doesn’t want to use the vaccine for the Covid 19 virus calling them “The Unvaxxed.”  It’s like when the Germans of WWII were called the Nazi’s or the Krauts. It stirs up feelings of ‘us vs them’. Then with the use of the ‘us verses them’ in place, the power hucksters incorporate abject fear of the actual virus. This makes both the woke and the vaccine devotees panic stricken; leaving them without an ability to use reason and see the lies of those who control them.

Ultimately, I don’t know how this is going to end. I certainly can see it not ending well for my fellow Christians. However, that isn’t what really matters for believers. No, we are told that our job is to go out and make disciples.  Our job is to bring as many into the Kingdom of God as we possibly can. Time may be getting short, so we better get down to business. We had better get busy doing “Something this Christmas.”

Brad Nelson

2 thoughts on “SOMETHING THIS CHRISTMAS”

  1. I like it 🙂 I especially like the end… End of the day, no matter what, our job stays the same: Make disciples who make disciples, to the Glory of God 🙏

    It’s interesting how you start the article with two groups of people, those who accept or reject God, and end the article with two groups of people, those who oppress and the oppressed. One stark difference in these two groups is that the former has a choice and they’ve made it: to accept or reject God (free will). The latter has claimed the “oppressed” label, but then foisted the label on the “oppressor” whether it’s true or not, logical or not, fair or not! I tell folks that I get a chance to witness to, “God gives you free choice, the least I can do is offer the same!” It’s your choice which side to be on….just make the right one before it’s too late!

    1. I like your astute observations. It is certainly based on God giving mankind free will. The ending you enjoyed was fun, as it came to me, while I was writing the article. I thought it was rather cute, while at the same time being pertinent and to the point.

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