Friday, December 27, 2019

Why the War on Christmas? Connecting some dots!

What’s with the hate on Christmas?
A cuddly baby, giving and receiving gifts, parties and merriment all around – what’s to hate?

Yet, and for decades now, there has been a systematic removal of nativity scenes – even from private property – greetings transformed to general holiday wishes – etc. etc. etc.

As usual, I ask: WHO BENEFITS? And who EXACTLY is behind it?
DaRight blames DaLeft – politically! But what does Christmas have to do with politics?

Prepare for surprises – ALL AROUND! (Yep – I was surprised as well!)

So let’s get started. Isaiah – around 740 BC wrote: “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end.

He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.” - Isaiah 9:6-7

Does that describe a cuddly baby? Government? Mighty God? Kingdom? Justice? Wha’dat?
That sounds like politics!
Question: Who is Jesus – in our minds?

C.S. Lewis wrote: …….You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse…. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come up with any patronising nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.

Question to every Christian (including myself): Why do we proclaim Him to be the Son of God, but act as if He was a lunatic?
Is He DaCuddlyComforter that we have transformed into our Divine Butler? Or is He Lord – of the whole universe?  (Matt. 28:18-20) – Choose!

While you and I enjoy the festivities around the Birth of Christ not as a political event – “I can assure you that Herod the Great thought of it that way as well as Rome.” - The Birth of Jesus Was the Greatest Political Event in History • by Gary DeMar •The American Vision

Let’s dig a little further - What Christmas Means for the State - By Derek Dobalian “Well, we know how the State reacted to the birth. The State, represented by Herod, attempted to kill the Baby upon hearing news of the new King. And eventually, the Roman State did kill Jesus because of the great threat He represented. The reason the State reacted in these dramatic and terrible ways is because Christ’s birth communicates a radical message: that Jesus Christ, not Caesar, is Lord and the King.”

And digging deeper still – Read The Gospels To Discover The Jesus Nobody Likes To Talk About - By Glenn T. Stanton – and read Paul’s writings to discover the source of most of the opposition to Jesus and Christianity – since 2000 years ago! (No – it did NOT start with Obama – just thought I would throw that in for the late comers! :)

OK – that was then – this is NOW: And yes, Christianity remains in their crosshairs

Now – let me get into something that blew my mind when I first read it about a year ago – The rapid rise of the super-wealthy “1%” that now accumulate almost all of the growth in the wealth of the country is an unprecedented development.
What does all this have to do with the crucifixion of a man named Jesus twenty centuries ago?  The answer to that question is “everything.” - total of 4 articles at this link.

Forgive us our debts – What? How did we get here?

After reading these, the subject category I named FEDONOMICS in DaLimbrawLibrary became much clearer to me – HISTORICALLY!

Furthermore, it reinforced what Gary North wrote about his book – Millennialism and Social Theory – “Secular economists and social theorists won’t read it because it was written by a Bible believer, therefore not credible – Christians won’t read it because they’re not interested in social theory.” (I usually add that for most churchgoers it’s about pietism and being nice!)
Also - The Alliance Made in Hell – which I wrote over 4 years ago, explains another major factor in the Christian conundrum.

North’s book, which I have read and still refer to, exposes our blindness and willful obstinacy – all to our individual and collective detriment. The answers to our societal travails are outlined by our Creator – is anybody listening – including those who claim to be His followers?

So – why the war on Christmas? It’s a war on Jesus Christ – a war they’ve already LOST – at the CROSS!
But DaDisciples of Old Devil Scratch labor on – mindlessly!

Jesus said: "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”

From the lyrics of Amazing Grace:
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

Yes, as Paul said: We see – darkly!

But it sure beats being mindlessly blind!

As always – if you stumbled here accidentally – start here! And return when ready for more!

Git’er’done – NOW! No more excuses!