The Empty Tomb

Christmas?
            ~by Cliff Newman


All the while acting as though they care, the Catholics are indeed ruled by monsters who want to control everyone [even the world] all for greed and power [in fact the Pope and the top people who oversee the Catholics are the secret head of the New World Order]. The Catholics use Christ for their purpose… to rule and control the people.

Also… the Catholics call themselves Christians but in actuality they are a pagan cult for even though there is a curse near the end of the Bible in the book of Revelations against anyone who changes the book or letter one dot… the Catholics have completely changed and rewritten the entire Bible to fit their ways rather than the ways of God Who inspired His word in the first place.

For instance… the Catholics have the people confessing their misdeeds to mortals and doing or paying what those mortals demand as payment. This whole concept makes the shed blood of Jesus meaningless for the unaltered scripture states that Jesus died for our sin and we confess them to Him...  not mortals nor...  do 'we' pay for them for Christ paid for them.

Now since the Pharisees of the Roman Catholic Church are the ones who conspired to murder Jesus in the first place… and Jesus Himself in scripture warned us of religion… one can see this pagan cult is not of or for God.

Now the real Christians… the people who actually follow Jesus Christ and His ways know He was not born on December 25th but it is the day chosen to celebrate His birth.

So for those who follow The Living God through His Firstborn Son… in a sense… Christmas is like the cross where Jesus was crucified. We no longer take up residence at the cross because Jesus said to follow Him and… He left that cross over two thousand years ago. But today even though Christ is no longer on or at the cross… it is still important to His followers.

Why?

Because now rather than being a place of residence… it is a place of decision, a sign post, a point in ones life when change was made.

Today Christmas and the cross are merely points of memory for those who believe… to remember and celebrate a change of direction and destiny in their lives. For those who do not believe… these two subjects are meaningless… and merely words on a page.

But that is OK because God [through His Firstborn Son] gives us who truly believe the message of reconciliation… not condemnation to the unbeliever.

For God did not send the Son into the world in order to judge (to reject, to condemn, to pass sentence on) the world, but that the world might find salvation and be made safe and sound through Him. [John 3:17 (Amplified)]

But all things are from God, Who through Jesus Christ reconciled us to Himself [received us into favor, brought us into harmony with Himself] and gave to us the ministry of reconciliation [that by word and deed we might aim to bring others into harmony with Him].
19 It was God [personally present] in Christ, reconciling and restoring the world to favor with Himself, not counting up and holding against [men] their trespasses [but cancelling them], and committing to us the message of reconciliation (of the restoration to favor). 20 So we are Christ’s ambassadors, God making His appeal as it were through us. We [as Christ’s personal representatives] beg you for His sake to lay hold of the divine favor [now offered you] and be reconciled to God. 21 For our sake He made Christ [virtually] to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in and through Him we might become [endued with, viewed as being in, and examples of] the righteousness of God [what we ought to be, approved and acceptable and in right relationship with Him, by His goodness]. 6:1 Laboring together [as God’s fellow workers] with Him then, we beg of you not to receive the grace of God in vain [that merciful kindness by which God exerts His holy influence on souls and turns them to Christ, keeping and strengthening them—do not receive it to no purpose]. 2 For He says, In the time of favor (of an assured welcome) I have listened to and heeded your call, and I have helped you on the day of deliverance (the day of salvation). Behold, now is truly the time for a gracious welcome and acceptance [of you from God]; behold, now is the day of salvation! [2 Corinthians 5:18-6:2 (Amplified)]

How does one accept or make this change [decision] in their destiny…

For with the heart a person believes (adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Christ) and so is justified (declared righteous, acceptable to God), and with the mouth he confesses (declares openly and speaks out freely his faith) and confirms [his] salvation. [Romans 10:10 (Amplified)]

Seem too simple?

That is because Jesus [the Firstborn Son of The Living God] did all of the hard work for us by coming and paying with His innocent blood and life for our acceptance and restoration back to the Father. Thus on December 25th those of us who believe... celebrate the birth of Jesus with thanks giving.  Our celebrating Christmas is likened to our cheering to and for our Father and His Firstborn Son.

And to that we say… Merry Christmas!

You say you do not believe? I’m OK with that but just one question… are you absolutely positively sure that choice was your freewill decision?

For the god of this world has blinded the unbelievers’ minds [that they should not discern the truth], preventing them from seeing the illuminating light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ (the Messiah), Who is the Image and Likeness of God. [2 Corinthians 4:4 (Amplified)]

It’s a simple decision [choice] choosing between darkness & Light but a choice required [that all must make] while still wearing their physical tent… for just the first click on the clock of eternity is eighty trillion years to the tenth power and those clicks… are endless [being eternal].

Now not making the freewill choice between darkness & Light in the appointed time means going into eternity without being restored to the Father and that means outer darkness for all of those endless clicks of eternal time.

It’s your move… darkness or Light.

Will you choose now?

Until the next time I put ink on paper,

Cliff