Why Christmas?

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.  Man sinned, therefore, all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.  Sin is everything contrary to that which is right, God is right!  The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Jesus never sinned, but He willingly died for our sins according to the scriptures, and He was buried, and He was raised on the third day according to the scriptures; presenting Himself alive after His suffering, by many convincing proofs, appearing to His disciples over a period of forty days and speaking of the things concerning the kingdom of God.  Jesus ascended into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God and is presently making intercession on behalf of everyone who comes to God through faith in Him.

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  Christmas is the celebration of the first coming of Christ.  Jesus came as a baby in a manger; the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.  Jesus second coming will not be as a baby in a manger. He will return at a time of the Fathers choosing as King for judgment.

But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious thrown.  All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on His left.  The sheep are all those who believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; they hear His voice and follow Him as Lord and Savior.  The goats are all those who do not believe in Jesus, reject Him, and do not receive His sayings.  The goats will go away into eternal punishment, but the sheep into eternal life.


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