In a very real sense, Christmas is about promises. Importantly, they are promises that were made thousands of years before God finally fulfilled them. The Old Testament predicts the coming of Christ thousands of years before He was born. And, just like always, God came through. Today, as we approach the Christmas season, we are going to examine some of the promises in the Bible Christ fulfilled by coming to earth.
Before Christ came, all men had was the law. Yes you could still believe God and have it counted for righteousness but the law itself offered little in the way of hope. It was an unkeepable list of rules and every time you broke a rule, you had to offer sacrifice to atone for the rule being broken. The law could not be kept. The Jews undoubtedly looked at the law and felt so inferior. In a sense that was the point: to show the Jews they could not meet God’s standard on their own. However, with the impossible comes a lack of hope. The hope of all the earth….is Christ.
One of the common allegations thrown against creationists is that Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 are contradictory. This claim is popular, repeated ad nauseum by both old earth Christians and the atheist critics of the Bible. However, it is purely bogus. In making claims that Genesis 1 and 2 contradict one another, the scoffers assume facts not in evidence. Let’s have a look at Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 and see if they conflict.
While there is no requirement for a Christian to vote, it is not wrong to do so, nor should Christians feel guilty for engaging in politics.