Why Christmas?

What is this big day all about? 

During this time people give gifts, come together with family, and put up Christmas decorations. A great number of things are done on or around this day. 

Why?

Genesis 1:1 says, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”

Genesis 1:26-27 let’s us know, 26 “… God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”

 

God put mankind on this earth and gave them dominion over it. He told them to rule it and have control over everything that was on the earth. But one day man did what God told him not to do. He sinned by disobeying God, and he allowed God’s enemy, satan, into the earth,. This brought sin and death and separated man from God whom He had created for Himself. Man became a sinner and satan became his master (Gen 3:15). God could not let satan get away with that.

 

God created a divine plan for the redemption of mankind from satan. Since He was unable to find anyone on earth that would qualify to redeem man out of the enemy’s hand, He looked among the Godhead. There He found His Son, Jesus. He was willing to become the second and last Adam. So He laid aside His deity, and stepped into time.

 

A Covenant was made between God and a man on earth named Abraham. Jesus our Savior came through his descendants; forty two generations later Jesus was born. He became our redeemer and brought us back to God.

 

We all can become a part of God’s family through Jesus and the new birth according to John 1:12 “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:”, and Romans 10:9-10 9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

 

This is why we have Christmas. God gave His Son to the World so we celebrate that every year on December 25th.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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