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An Atheist Christmas

September 29, 2009 1 comment

Atheists examine Christmas from angel-free angle


Can they really call it a Christmas book?

She denies the book is anti-Christmas: “I wanted to make it clear that it’s a friendly, quite a happy book. I’ve sent it to some of my religious friends. The book is not just about being atheist – there’s a chapter on how to get on with relatives and ideas for party games.”

She denies the book is anti-Christmas, yet look at the title, “There Probably Is No God: The Atheist’s Guide To Christmas”. Nope, no agenda there. You can all celebrate Festivus, and I’ll remember how the Lord was born of a virgin, in a manger, and how the angels rejoiced at the work of God.

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His Holy Arm

September 11, 2009 Comments off
a rather large bicep Isaiah 52:10

The Lord will lay bare his holy arm in the sight of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth will see the salvation of our God.

The Lord is rolling up his sleeves, loosening his mighty arm as if preparing for battle. His “holy arm” is Jesus, the suffering servant that appears in verses 13-15.

13 See, my servant will act wisely;
he will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted.
14 Just as there were many who were appalled at him—
his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any man
and his form marred beyond human likeness—
15 so will he sprinkle many nations,
and kings will shut their mouths because of him.
For what they were not told, they will see,
and what they have not heard, they will understand.

The Hebrew word for salvation in verse 10 is “yeshua“, which is also thought by many to be the Hebrew name of Jesus. What he would have been called by other Jews.

And indeed, all the nations of the Earth have seen and heard the salvation of our God – Jesus Christ. Will you accept what God has revealed to you, or will you succumb to spiritual blindness?

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