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This season of the year should deepen our consideration of the miracle that God visited us, our planet; that He became one of us in order to redeem us. While other male heirs to a throne are generally born as “princes,” He was born a King. So profound is the impact of His coming that it has divided time itself (BC, “before Christ,” and AD, “Anno Domini,” “in the year of our Lord.”) Similarly, His death and resurrection have eternal implications for every human being, because a person’s destiny depends on whether he or she has trusted Christ.
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The Bible clearly declares this in numerous places:
John 3:18, “He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
John 3:36, “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”
John 14:6, “Jesus saith unto him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.’”
1 John 5:12, “He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.”
Acts 4:12, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
Hark the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King!
The good news of the Gospel is that God offers salvation to every person, and He offers it as a gift, paid for by the Lord Jesus. “The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23). This is the message we strive to emphasize not only at this time of the year but throughout the year.