Celebrating a Birth

The Incarnation

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The True Meaning of Christmas

During the Christmas season, Christians celebrate the great truth of the Incarnation. For in the Christ child of Bethlehem, God enters into human history and reveals Himself up close and personal. The astounding truth is that in Jesus Christ, God is encountered in a real, personal, historical, and tangible way. Alistair E. McGrath reflects upon the ultimate significance of Christmas:

What sorts of things does the incarnation tell us about the ‘God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ’? Perhaps most obviously, it tells us that the God with whom we are dealing is no distant ruler who remains aloof from the affairs of his creatures, but one who is passionately concerned with them to the extent that he takes the initiative in coming to them. God doesn’t just reveal things about himself –- he reveals himself in Jesus Christ…. The incarnation speaks to us of a God who acts to demonstrate his love for us. That ‘God is love’ (1 John 4:8) is a deep and important truth—but far more important is the truth that God acted to demonstrate this love. ‘In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him’ (1 John 4:9).’ Actions, as we are continually reminded, speak louder than words.

 

 

 

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chris
    Dec 25, 2013 @ 16:44:47

    Reblogged this on Wings of the Wind and commented:
    Manny “speaks” of the great truths of the miraculous birth of our Wonderful Savior in “The True Meaning of Christmas.”

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  2. Delight in Truth
    Jan 05, 2014 @ 05:34:13

    Well said Manny. The incarnation of God, is perhaps the greatest mysteries of all time (along with his resurrection). If anyone attempts to explain it in natural terms they will fail. Manny, this is a HUGE stumbling block for unbelievers. They cannot fathom how a human can be conceived with only half of the genetic material. They cannot believe because they do not have the faith.

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    • Mannyr
      Jan 08, 2014 @ 17:18:25

      I agree with your comment about how unsaved people cannot fathom the conception of Jesus with only half the genetic material. I have a post i am putting together about a man of God who had some tests done on some D.N.A. what he discovered will blow even more minds. Bringing the unfathomable to the captives who are kept in fear and bondage all their lives unless the Son of Man knocks on the door of their hearts.

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