His Truth Will Set You Free

Listen to what Jesus says; “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32)

Merry xxxxxxmas

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Merry Christmas - not

Jesus said, “You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.” (Matthew 10:22)

Of course his prediction was true. Christians are persecuted. But why? Why do so many people attack Christianity and Christians? Why do so many people attack Christmas, and try to take “Christ” out of Christmas? You can’t call it Christmas anymore; instead call it the holidays. Can’t call it a Christmas tree; instead call it a holiday tree. It all seems silly to me, and I don’t understand what’s going on.

Yet, people usually attack something because they feel threatened by it. Could that be why Christianity is under attack, because some people feel threatened by Jesus? But if that’s the case, what’s so threatening about Jesus? If he’s a legend, as a lot of people claim, where’s the threat in a legend? Something that’s false can’t hurt you.

Maybe, and this is where I’m really using my imagination, people attack Christianity because deep inside themselves, something is telling them that Jesus is real and true.

What do you think is going on?

Author: CJ Penn

First, my writing isn't about me. Don’t want the attention, don’t want to feed my ravenous ego (yep, I’m just a typical pride-plagued human). But I love writing - it gets me out of bed when it's way too dark, just so I can do some writing before heading off to work. I write because I’m passionate about God, Jesus, His Spirit, and His truth. And, I feel the Holy Spirit gets shortchanged in the world we call Christianity. The truth is sometimes lacking too.

2 thoughts on “Merry xxxxxxmas

  1. I believe it is the strong secular influence in this world that creeps into every aspect of life. People either refuse to accept the truth of Christ’s coming to earth as a baby, born to a virgin Mary or because they find it unbelievable. Or maybe they are more drawn to those things in this world where anything is acceptable as long as it doesn’t offend others, and people want to be more diverse or tolerate any kind of lifestyle. Many refuse to acknowledge sin as sin. For whatever reasons people choose to greet or address Christmas acknowledging Jesus as the reason for Christmas and wish only to use such terms as ‘Happy Holidays’ instead of Merry Christmas. We as Christians are called to be ‘light’ and ‘salt’ to the world, regardless of the differences.

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