The Kingdom of God!
Most of us claim that we believe Jesus Christ was born, that He suffered and died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins, that He rose from the dead, ascended into heaven, is ruling at the right hand of the Father and is coming again to judge the living and the dead!! The question many seem to be asking today is this: Is claiming to believe something the same as KNOWING something to be true? Is “belief” simply a personal choice made on the basis of some inner feeling, or is it a decision based on knowledge of facts that are accepted as truth because of overwhelming evidence? For many today there seems to be a disconnect between “religious beliefs” and fact-based truth, but for those who accept the Bible as the very Word of God FAITH is based upon the KNOWLEDGE of the TRUTH God has revealed. Ours is not a faith based upon suppositions and feelings, but rather, upon facts presented by those inspired by the very Spirit of God to write HIS Word and to reveal the one way of eternal life through the very Son of God, Jesus, the Christ!! Celebrating His birth is connected to remembering His death on the cross. It is in knowing that the “reason for the season” is more than celebrating the birth of a baby, but rather, the birth of THE King who is our Savior and Lord!!! Merry Christmas!!