We can’t nativityknow all there is to know about an all-knowing God. Nobody gets downloaded the full package but I think God is big enough to work through all religions. After all, love and peace are pretty basic concepts for those who believe in a Power Higher than themselves.

But it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here…and many will be celebrating the birth of the one who birthed Christianity.

What makes Jesus Christ different from other prophets and holy men of old?

The birth of Jesus is detailed in the Bible and his followers called him the Son of God. Jesus called himself the Son of Man. He seemed to be christened with some kind of supernatural power so he was known as the Christ. What he taught is honoured in the whole western world.

Verses in the Koran also talk about the birth of Jesus by a virgin Mary (Qur’an, Surah 3:38-48). Muslims believe him to be a great prophet and he is highly respected. But how can this be by these two great religions? Because Jesus Christ said some outrageous things!

He said he came down from heaven (outer-space) to give us good news about a  kingdom of God .

He said God is his father and that we too can be brothers and sisters (children of God) if we do his will.

He said he forgives our sins, heals our diseases, frees us from oppression.

He said that if we believe in what he says, we’ll have eternal life.

Yes, he did say these things. Click the links above and read them for yourself. Can all this really be true? If his words are not true, then Jesus Christ is a liar.

How can we respect and honour anyone if they aren’t telling us the truth? Why do we celebrate Christmas if we don’t even believe what Christ said? How can Muslims declare him as one of the great prophets if he’s lying?

shepherds-in-the-presence-of-godSo, I challenge you…to look closely at the words Jesus spoke to us, wherever we live on this planet, especially in this season when a supernatural star in the heavens appeared announcing some stupendous good news!

What if it was all true and he did come down to humanity as an ambassador from a government in the heavens? And what if he comes again?!

 

––––––––––––––––––––– ♥ Heart Thoughts ♥–––––––––––––––––

Stars arising from bookJesus read from the scroll of the prophet Isaiah:
 
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.”
 
Luke 4:17-19, Isaiah 61:1,2 (see Septuagint); Isaiah 58:6 NIV Bible
A quote from the book: The Celestial Proposal: Our Invitation to Join the God Kind, 
Chapter 4,The Fusion of Human and God Being, page 43.

"This luminous mass first appeared to be moving, then stopped at a specific time and place. What star does that?
 
History tells us there were Magi, influential learned men who first sighted it and traveled to follow it. ...the star they had seen in the east (or when it rose) went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. (Matthew 2:9) If these men had our vocabulary, perhaps they would have claimed it was a UFO that had come down from the heavens.
 
A host of celestial entities gave them a fantastic message—that the savior of the whole human race had been born (Luke 2:12), a child who was part God, part man and sent to us as a celestial ambassador. This was and is good news because we and our planet still need saving. Praise God that they deem us scrawny human beings worthy enough to be saved!"

 

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