Erick wrote a post yesterday titled “To Understand the Beginning of the End, You Must Understand the End of the Beginning” which beautifully described God’s covenants with Abraham, Moses and Israel, and the connection to Christmas. I posted a comment posing the question “Did you ever wonder why God used angels to speak to Mary and Zechariah and Joseph?” with a possible answer. This post is the expanded version of that answer with lots of Scripture to back it up and an interesting twist at the end.
The left’s Christmas tradition is to minimize the holiday, because they have no understanding of Christmas or the Person being celebrated. They even go so far as to claim Jesus never existed. It’s easy to come to the conclusion that Jesus is not God when you start with the position that there is no God at all. And I think God might want it that way.
The deniers see a vengeful, capricious deity, whose rapacity for our affection and devotion causes him to become our ultimate stalker—watching every move we make, ready to pounce in judgment. This god has no plan, other than to force our worship at the business end of a very hellish gun. Their god is not worthy of worship, and certainly not exemplary of love.
God does have a plan, and very possibly part of that plan is the “strong delusion”. Because God is really good at going undercover. When he does, you never see Him coming.
God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
For thousands of years, God revealed His divine will by speaking through prophets, who were divinely inspired to write and speak. The entirety of the Law and the Prophets (the Tanakh, or canon of …read more