Archive for December 24th, 2018

Happy Decemberween!

I would have worded some things differently, but … yeah.
Merry Tuesday. And Christmas.

Daniel

A Bit of Orange

My goal today is not to tell you what to think, but merely to encourage you to think about what you think, and to think consistently about it. And by “it,” I mean them, and by “them” I mean Christmas and Halloween- although this has lots of applications. It’s like duct tape or bacon.

Every Halloween we hear that we should NOT celebrate Halloween for one of two reasons:

  1. It has roots in evil paganism, and so, even though the majority of us have no idea what that means or what used to be done in its name (And whatever it was, it was certainly not dressing up small children as licenced movie characters and going door to door asking for candy from friends and neighbors) it’s an evil pagan holiday.
  2. Evil Pagans today do evil pagan things on that day, and non pagans do sinful things on that…

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His Son’s Name Is…

Proverbial Thought (& More)

First of all, I would like to thank Daniel Klem for his posts on Advent. They were a blessing and obviously much appreciated.

Secondly, for all of you who have been regular followers of this blog over the years, thank you for reading and praying for all involved.

But to the main point, tomorrow we celebrate the birth of someone who was not only spoke of extensively in the New Testament, but also in the Proverbs.

As a matter of fact, in the next to the last chapter, one of two that are attributed to people other than Solomon, a wise man named Agur asked a very profound question (or several in one):

Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? Who hath gathered the wind in his fists? Who hath bound the waters in a garment? Who hath established all the ends of the earth? What [is] his…

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VerseD: Isaiah 7:14

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
Isaiah 7:14, ESV

Science may say it is possible that a woman could possibly conceive without a man, but how many times has it ever happened?

Just once. With genetics different from Mary (as evidenced by His being male), so that we may know God did this.