Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The First Advent


Does one need to grab the credit card and go into debt to celebrate the Birth of our Saviour? This way teaching their children to outdo the friends/neighbors with all the “gifts” they did receive. This in itself shows worldliness and is sin to start with. 
One never should celebrate as the world does, who uses an excuse to party.


Because others, believers and unbelievers, handle this festivity totally wrong, should the sincere follower of Christ, who is so glad that Jesus came into this world in human flesh, stop proclaiming and celebrating Christ’s Birth? 
NOT ME and my family, I tell you this.


You may say: "But it is the wrong date!" Any date would be good to glorify God for sending His Son. A child of God is responsible to the Father, glorifying and praising Him is always acceptable.
We celebrate in a “holy” way, pleasing the Father. And this is what Christmas is ALL about.
Too many Christians have been transformed to follow the world, while it should be the other way around.
All said and done, we are FREE to celebrate and FREE not to celebrate. 
The choice is ours.
Dr. Trudy Veerman


One of the reasons that Christmas has fallen into the hands of the unbeliever is that the church fails to use the correct terms.

Don't put your light under the bed, so others will stay in the dark


We really don’t celebrate Christmas, but THE CHURCH celebrates the season of Advent, the first Advent. The first coming of Christ into His creation. That first Advent was good news and a great joy for all the people. For unto you a Savior was born, who is Christ the Lord.

This is a season to remember the greatest Gift ever given to men. The Gift of a Savior. When someone says Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays, maybe you could reply with “The Lord Jesus Christ came once before and will return again, have a blessed Advent season.” or “Are you saved by the blood of Christ?” I am sure one of you can think of something better.


We as the CHURCH can not shrink away and yield this season to the unbeliever. We must contend for the faith. That means teaching our children and the lost pagan the season of Advent, the first coming of Christ into His creation.


And with that first Advent, we also eagerly await the Lord Jesus Christ’s second Advent. That second Advent will bring the resurrection of the body either unto either everlasting life with Christ; or everlasting Hell.
Proclaim the truth, contend for the faith. Go read Psalm 2.


Advent is not about the worship of the babe in the manger, it is about the Glory of God. As it is written … with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom He is pleased.”


So each Advent season, whether commanded by scripture or not, I can say, “Glory to God in highest, He shall reign forever and ever. Amen”

The above was a response by Brother Craig on a discussion blog to a topic by the founder of this discussion blog Why not to celebrate Christmas

I would like to add the following question: "Is it wrong to celebrate and glorify God for sending us His Only Begotten Son, so whosoever beliefs on Him will have eternal life? 
I am sure you will have the answer and so do I.


Without the cross the cradle has no meaning. 
Without the cradle there would not be a cross. 
Can you imagine where this would leave you?

I will take any opportunity to glorify God for ALL and ANYTHING He has given me, any time any day, and  glorify the Father for ALL and ANYTHING He means to me, according to His word. THANK YOU, FATHER!


SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS THAT CHRIST IS BORN!


Servant of the King of Kings, My Savior,
Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman

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2 comments:

Jack Brown said...

Amen

Biiiiiiig hug

Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman said...

Thank you Jack. Even if I would forget your name, I will always remember you by the Biiiiig Hugs.

God Bless you, my Brother.