No, I do NOT mean in Ukraine – that is just part of a much larger war – the resurgence of Russian traditionalism and its historic Orthodox faith. It is the revival in Russia since the collapse of Communism of a militantly conservative Christian Russian Orthodoxy and the fact, evident in successive and broadly popular legislation enacted by the Russian Duma and public statements and proclamations by the nation’s leaders, that currently fashionable perversions and inverted moral and religious conditions now regnant in America and Western Europe, are not acceptable in Russia.
That is bad enough, but I mean the other war………….closer to home…..
The other war? The war on Christmas!
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
Satanic wars against the servants of God are as old as mankind –
And I will make enemies
Of you and the woman,
And of your offspring and her Descendant;
He shall bruise you on the head,
And you shall bruise Him on the heel.” - Gen 3:15
Because, at the end of the day, you must either bend the knee to Jesus Christ or to the Prince of this World. You will be forced to choose a side and there will be a price. Standing proudly on your own is an illusion and it was never an option.
And that is THE GOOD NEWS – So Merry Christmas to you and yours!