Christmas is the season during which Christians everywhere give thanks to God the Father for the birth of His Son, Jesus Christ. This joyous cycle begins on December 25,the Festival of the Nativity of our Lord, more commonly known in English-speaking countries as Christmas.
WHAT DOES THE WORD "CHRISTMAS" MEAN?
Christmas literally means the Mass (celebration) ofChrist.
"Christ" is a Greek word and title, meaning "anointed" or one set apart by God for a special purpose.
"Christ" is equivalent to the Hebrew word "Messiah."
Based on the words of ancientprophets, the first century Jewish people expected the arrival of the Messiah promised by God as a great deliver of the people.
WHAT IS CHRISTMAS?
Christmas is the season during which Christianeverywhere give thanks to God the Father for the birth of His Son, Jesus Christ.
This joyous cycle begins on December 25, the Festival of the Nativity of our Lord, more commonly known inEnglish-speaking countries as Christmas.
The historic record of the birth of Christ can be found in
Matthew 1:18-25 and Luke 2:1-20.
Unlike any other baby, the one born that night in Bethlehem was unique in allof history.
He was not created by a human father and mother. He had a heavenly pre-existence
John 1:1-3, 14
He is God, the Son—Creator of the universe
The reason is thatJesus Christ was and is the only person who claimed to be in essence and nature the one and true living God. Beside His claim to deity; He presented Himself as the only avenue for any person to havea personal relationship with God, the only source of forgiveness for sins, and the only way to salvation (eternal life). How this was to accomplished was His purpose for taking on the mantle ofhumanity, which was to become a sacrifice on the cross of Calvary where He paid the penalty-price for the sins of all mankind. This uniqueness and exclusivity of Christ attested to by Scripture defies...