This Week’s Posts to Ponder
Saturday, December 25, 2021
It’s Christmas Day, and this special feature from the Ponder-osa is to bring you just a couple of articles to interrupt (though pleasantly) your Christmas happenings; and steer you upward where truth comes down and goes out and out and out until the world is impacted beginning with your world ( I know, long sentence). Nonetheless, take a gander at these two articles on your Christmas evening.
Andrew Sandlin writes:
“The Christmas God, like the Easter God, is the true God. There is no God standing behind or above Jesus Christ different from the God we see in and as him.
Charles Wesley wrote lyrics from the famous Christmas hymn, “Veiled in flesh the Godhead see,” but these lines can be misleading. It is true that it’s difficult for us to understand how God could be incarnate, since he is a spirit, and in that sense his deity is veiled to our finite minds; but the fact is, God is incarnate in (and as) Christ, and the Bible does not tell us that God was veiled in the flesh, but rather that he was manifest in the flesh (1 Timothy 3:16). God came to earth so that people could hear and talk to and see and touch him (John 1:–14; 1 John 1:1)
If you want to know what God is like, look at Jesus Christ”
Kenneth Gentry writes,
“I do not believe that Adam and Eve crept through the Garden of Eden, singing “Lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh my!” Nor do I believe that God’s people will always endure enmity in the earth which is the Lord’s. As this blog shows in many ways, we may rightly expect the eventual victory of God’s kingdom in the world.”