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Daniel of Doulogos Name:Daniel
Home: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
About Me: I used to believe that evolution was reasonable, that homosexuality was genetic, and that people became Christians because they couldn't deal with the 'reality' that this life was all there was. I used to believe, that if there was a heaven - I could get there by being good - and I used to think I was more or less a good person. I was wrong on all counts. One day I finally had my eyes opened and I saw that I was not going to go to heaven, but that I was certainly going to suffer the wrath of God for all my sin. I saw myself as a treasonous rebel at heart - I hated God for creating me just to send me to Hell - and I was wretched beyond my own comprehension. Into this spiritual vacuum Jesus Christ came and he opened my understanding - delivering me from God's wrath into God's grace. I was "saved" as an adult, and now my life is hid in Christ. I am by no means sinless, but by God's grace I am a repenting believer - a born again Christian.
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Monday, December 24, 2007
Unto Us A Savior..
Yes, Christmas has become increasingly secular.

Yes, Christmas has become commercialism's darling.

Yes, Christmas is a man invented holiday that God never asked anyone to observe.

Yes, Christ was almost certainly not born on December 25th

Yes, the name of Christ (and Christianity in general) is being surgically removed from the holiday

But we cannot forget that God -did- send a Savior. The angel spoke to Joseph saying, "You shall call His name Jesus, for He shall save His people from their sin."

That is the Christmas message, that God sent Jesus to earth to save a chosen people from their sin.

It is disturbing that Christmas is becoming more a celebration of what Christ came to save His people from, than the fact that Christ came to save His people from it.

Let us who are His people celebrate the salvation He came to bring us. Spend some time contemplating the Savior this season.

And have a Merry God-sent-Jesus-Christ-to-save-His-people-from-their-sin day!

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posted by Daniel @ 8:28 AM  
4 Comments:
  • At 1:44 PM, December 24, 2007, Anonymous Radical Atheist said…

    Times they are a changing... get ready for it.

     
  • At 5:47 PM, December 24, 2007, Blogger Daniel said…

    If by "changing" you are referring to the rapid moral decay of the western civilization, I heartily agree, the times are indeed changing.

    Typically, when an atheist posts on a Christian blog it means that he or she want to chat about how hateful, bigoted and idiotic Christians are. May I presume that the "radical" in your username means that you do not engage people of faith from the foregone perspective that they are all baffoons? Or do you merely mean that you are especially an atheist?

    I am curious.

     
  • At 9:15 AM, December 26, 2007, Blogger Ebenezer Erskine said…

    I like what you have to say here. You may have an ally in my blog. Please come and check out my mission, I think you will be in agreement.

     
  • At 8:56 PM, December 26, 2007, OpenID thomastwitchell said…

    radical-

    Maybe what he is saying is that as an athiest he has no higher power, but one to the zero power is one, and without that radical he would just be nothing. No variable exists without a higher power. His blog "proves" the non-existence of God, bruaaaaaaaaaa, by asserting that the infinite cannot be known, ah but wait, isn't infinity to the zero power, one? Funny how that higher power has the creative effect of making the variable what it is. Infinity swallows the finite and knows itself as one.

    Anyway, just another radical view of realithe, he, he, he, he...

    Actually, then mathmatics would seem to affirm the existence of the all comprehensive knowledge of the infinite by the only true value of infinity, God.

    It is bizarro logic to insist that because ra doesn't know infinity, no one can, except that he knows all infinite possibilities and knows that there is no possibility that knows all possibility. And, by the way, without that radical higher power of the one, the variable doesn't exist as himself, either. Just thinking through this...

    Oh by the way, djp at Pyro is asking this question on why the world should love Jesus. If he came to save HIS PEOPLE from their sins, then they have sin. So his coming into the world is as Jesus said, as judge, and criminals don't like the judge. That would mean that when he said this world is evil, the God so love the world takes on the meaning that he hates it and loved it to be that way. John 3:16 reads, "God loved the world this way.... And God hates sin, which is evil, which Jesus said was the sorry estate of the world. To love the Christ child first take humble admission that we a sinners in need of a savior or the wonderous birth of Christ is no welcomed gift at all, but the condemnation well deserved.

     
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