Skip to comments.Have Yourself a Merry "Lawless" X-Mas
Posted on 12/24/2012 7:42:55 AM PST by kindred
The majority of the world wants a godless and lawless existence (conservative and liberal) and desires for their lawless lives the fruits of RIGHTEOUSNESS by applying godless and lawless means (Rom. 10:2-4, 2 Peter 3:16, Jude 1:10). Even today, just as 2000 years ago the majority of the world still REJECTS Almighty Gods FREE GIFT of saving grace, redemption and ETERNAL LIFE which is found ONLY in Jesus Christ (Rom. 1:18-32). So when Christmas is in the air here in America... is it any wonder that the majority of Americans this season will be celebrating a Merry "X-Mas" and not a Merry CHRISTmas (Matt. 7:21-23,15:1-9, Phil. 3:19, Titus 1:16, Jude 1:10)? My dear friends, no offense to anyone. I do not want to ruin anyone's X-Mas... but wouldn't it be WONDERFUL if those who celebrated Christmas TRULY KNEW the very One who came to earth 2000 years ago and why we as a fallen world so desperately need Him in our lives; for here in time and for all ETERNITY future (John 3:16-17, Eph. 1:7, 2:2-10).
Is it any wonder that the majority of Americans this season will be celebrating a Merry "X-Mas" and not a Merry CHRISTmas.
The dear shepherds and Israel at the birth of the Messiah were absolutely oblivious to who Almighty God TRULY was, why the present state and condition of the nation Israel and what was their greatest need for their lives. Their greatest need was not to be free from under the yoke of Rome and Herod, but to be delivered from the tyranny, oppression and bondage of Satan, their wretched fallen state and ETERNAL damnation (Rom. 7:24-25, Heb. 2:14-15).
Even today just as 2000 years ago the majority of the world still rejects Almighty Gods FREE GIFT of saving grace, redemption and ETERNAL LIFE.
Is today any different here in America. The Bible can be found in our own tongue abundantly in every facet of our society, but is the most neglected and rejected book in our nation. Our nation is fully saturated today with godlessness, lawlessness, corruption, decadence, violence, the blood of millions of the unborn, lewdness, narcissism, drug addiction, sex addiction, greed (poor and rich) and the outright rejection of Almighty God and His infallible Word. The height of hypocrisy is that we run around saying Merry Christmas, God bless you, God bless America and Happy Holidays and are absolutely oblivious that we as a nation are about to reap the whirlwind and receive the full weight of Almighty Gods wrath coming up shortly in the Day of the Lord (Rev. 6-16). We as a nation (conservative and liberal) are looking for solutions by godless means. We are seeking political saviors who cannot save this sinking Titanic. We have replaced REALITY with vain and delusional optimism and demonic euphemisms. We as a people want to be delivered from all of the ills that plague our nation but we do NOT want to give up our lawless vices that got us here in the first place. Our day is no different than that night 2000 years ago when the world and the shepherds guarding their sheep were oblivious to what Almighty God was doing and what He was going to do. Think about it, how many people back then and here today are looking for Almighty God's TRUE Savior? The answer is a horrific, nearly none (Isa. 53, Matt. 7:13-14, John 1:10-11)!
The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!
3:9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?
3:10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
3:11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
3:12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
3:13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
3:14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
3:15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
3:20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
3:21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
so, what law are you referring to?
And God spake all these words, saying,
20:1 And God spake all these words, saying,
20:2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
20:4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
20:5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
20:6 And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
20:7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
20:8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
20:9 Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work:
20:10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
20:11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
20:12 Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
20:13 Thou shalt not kill.
20:14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
20:15 Thou shalt not steal.
20:16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
20:17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor’s.
20:18 And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.
20:19 And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.
20:20 And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.
No “Law” created by man can get between God and salvation.
Only the stony heart of man himself can do that.
You know, the law of God given through the prophet Moses and acknowledged by the only begotten of God, Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour and coming King of the earth.
[No Law created by man can get between God and salvation.]
15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
15:54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
15:55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
15:56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
15:57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
ok thank you very much. just checking. sometimes with these threads you never know what you are gonna get :-) Shalom!