We've examined how Christmas gave us all the fulfilled promises of Christ's coming. We've seen how Christ's coming gave us a clear revelation of God and what He desires. We've witnessed the controversy that Christ stirred up when He came and how His First Coming still breeds controversy today. Finally, we finish this year by examining one more gift that Christmas affords us. Read on to find out what it is and why it matters to you
Last time we looked at how Christ revealing himself in such a humble manner and living an equally humble life revealed how God chooses to relate with us. He desires to get down on our level so that He can bring us up. God felt what every person feels in life: sorrow, pain, adversity, hope, hardship, love and conflict. God did this as a gift to us, that He might relate with us better and that we might relate with Him greater. Today, we turn our attention to another thing that came when Christ arrived. It is still something that exists after His first coming. That thing? Controversy
Last time, we opened our Christmas series by looking at the promises God kept when Christ came. We found that, while God desires to help us in our time of need, he came to call us to repentance, to open a pathway to salvation and many more promises that lead to relationship with Him. Christ performed the sacrifice necessary for man and God to reconcile. These promises and actions came about because God chose to robe Himself in flesh and dwell among us and it all started in a manger. Today, we turn our attention to another gift from God that came with Christ's coming: The Revelation of the the One True God to all man.
Chris Farris is the author of The Way, a manual detailing how to implement the Beatitudes into your life. He review events and other media and offers other insights into writing and working for the Kingdom of God.