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How the War on Christmas is the War for America’s Future - rebroadcast from Dec 2013

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How the War on Christmas is the War for America’s Future - rebroadcast from Dec 2013

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December 19, 2019 7:00 pm

Over the last many decades, almost every sector of life in America—schools, government, media, corporate America, to name a few—have incrementally and systematically eliminated Christmas for what it is—a commemoration of the birth of the Son of God and Savior of mankind, Jesus Christ.

“Merry Christmas” is chastised in favor of “Happy Holidays”.  “Christmas break” in schools is now “Winter break” and Christmas trees are “festive trees”...

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Is actually the war for American that is the topic we discussed today in this last live broadcast of the Christian world view. This year for the mission is to sharpen the biblical worldview Christians and to share the good news that all people can be reconciled to God through faith in Jesus Christ and David Wheaton.

The host your website the Christian will so glad you joined us this weekend before Christmas here on the Christian review radio program hope you and your loved ones are having a meaningful time remembering the coming commemoration of the birth of Christ, and over the last many decades almost every sector of life in America weathers the public schools or governments media corporate America just to name a few, have incrementally and systematically eliminated Christmas for what it is the commemoration of the birth of the son of God and the Savior of mankind. Jesus Christ. Merry Christmas is chastised in favor of happy holidays Christmas break in schools is now winter break and Christmas trees are well festive trees. All this may seem sort of insignificant a matter of beat being quote inclusive and "nonoffensive in our pluralistic society which also includes Jews and Muslims and nonbelievers and atheists. But there is actually something much greater here than just altering speech, the war to remove Christianity from the season is really the bigger ongoing war to remove Christianity from America. So this weekend on the Christian world view wert going to discuss this war against Christmas and Christianity are also going to discuss how Christianity today. Their latest editorial by editor Mark Galli entitled Trump should be removed from office that she provides aid and comfort to those seeking to eradicate the faith that did make America great. Hope your stay tuned it out with us today here on the Christian world view. I read an article this week a column by radio host Dennis Prager and if you listen this program, you know, we've talked about Dennis Prager and the pasties he's Jewish she's not a believer. He doesn't believe in Christ is the son of God, but he has a conservative worldview and therefore there is some crossover in what he believes, with a Christian worldview. And he wrote a column this week on this issue of the war in Christmas and he starts out by saying many on the left. He makes a distinction between the left and liberals. Liberals were were were people who were no slightly more liberal than Republicans and so forth. But the left is more of a socialistic Marxist type worldview that starting a take a strong foothold in this country, so he makes a distinction there's many in the left have been warring on Christmas for more than a generation. Leftists always deny there is a war on Christmas in mock those who claim there is there is a mind blowing chutzpah, he says, or lack of self-awareness when people do something and yet deny that they are actually doing, but the evidence is overwhelming the left to stop schools from calling Christmas vacations by that name. The name schools called them throughout American history into the last couple of decades almost every non-Christian school America now calls Christmas vacation quote winter break. Fewer and fewer Americans stores companies or media wish people of quote Merry Christmas, preferably preferring the neutered happy holidays. Despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of Christmas. Americans actually celebrate Christmas in but one generation virtually every American business has gone from having a quote Christmas party to having a holiday party having written the past about the falsehood of Merry Christmas or Christmas vacation in Christmas party not being inclusive. I will not reiterate the point here. He writes self is that the say that it takes a breathtaking level of narcissism for a non-Christian to be offended by mentions of Christmas and a breathtaking level of meanness to seek to deprive deprive the vast majority of fellow Americans of the public mention of their holiday. That's how he starts out his column by Dennis Prager now thinking about that saying Merry Christmas and Christmas party in Christmas break and so forth. If someone says a happy Hanukkah to mere happy Kwanzaa to me mean what what I do, I'd saved them all. Thank you for your well wishes.

But I'm a Christian. I celebrate Christmas and a reason for me to be offended. Just the person misidentified me as a Jew and okay whatever. Luckily go on holding it against the person and and try to make sure that person never says happy Hanukkah and anyone else it's not imposing Christianity on anyone for stores to say Merry Christmas or for schools to call it Christmas break that that is the history of this country in history plays a very important role place in what countries do look on Wikipedia as a Christianity is the most adhered to religion in the United States is professing Christianity with 65% of polled Americans to adults identifying themselves as Christian and this year in 2019, 65% no notice. This this is down from 85% of 20% lower than in 1980 and 81% of us are 1990, 81% in 2001 and 12% lower than the 78% reported for 2012. That is actually very very significant.

Of course, you know, 70, 80% of people professing the cursor doesn't mean there are few born-again truly saved believers, but there is a profession there and this is exactly what the war on Christmas is all about lowering that number and making it unmentioned and not influential in the public square. That's the goal of the left to eradicate Christianity is a stance complete opposition to what they believe in the been very successful. Look at those numbers 65% this year as opposed to 85%, 30 years ago at a 20% drop. That's huge score of the article from Dennis Prager.

He continues, I want to try to explain why this is happened why they stop my there's been a warrant Christmas. The inclusive argument is so absurd I'm a religious Jew and cannot even fathom being offended or feeling quote not included by an invitation to a Christmas party that there have to be other, or at least additional reasons for the left neutering of Christmas. He says there are one is that the left sees in Christianity is primary ideological and political enemy is a very important line that is read there may get back that the second one is that the I left sees in Christianity is primary ideological and political enemy and it is right to do so. Dennis Prager writes the only large-scale organized opposition to the left comes from the traditional Christian community, whether evangelical Protestants traditional conservative Catholics, faithful Mormons and Orthodox Jews. Leftism is a secular religion and it deems all other religions in moral and false. That is also a very important line leftism is a secular religion religion and it deems all other religions in moral and false from Karl Marx to Vladimir Lenin to George Soros, the left has regarded religion in general and Christianity in particular as the quote opiate of the masses, a drug that dulls the masses into accepting their oppressed condition and thereby keeps them from engaging in revolution. The left understands that the more people believe in Christianity and he puts in Judaism the last chance the left has, to gain power. The left doesn't concern himself. This is interesting.

The left doesn't concern itself with Islam because it perceives Islam as an ally in its war against Western civilization and I'll say I'll add this against Christianity because Islam wants to take over the world and they've Christianity is an obstacle to do that because leftists do not have the courage to confront Islam. They know that confronting religious Muslims can be fatal. Whereas confronting religious Christians entails no risks. That's the first reason right there that Christianity is a primarily I'd ideological and political enemy of the left as number one why there's a warrant Christmas in Christianity. Number two, he says secondly the left.

Regards Christianity in America as an intrinsic part of net American national identity and identity it wishes to erode in favor of a quote world citizen identity.

The left is not only warred against Christmas. It is sought to undermine other national identity holidays for any number of reasons, not only including the left. Americans no longer celebrate George Washington's birthday. It has been replaced by the utterly meaningless Presidents' Day or they don't celebrate Abraham Lincoln's birth birthday as they did when I was a child. The only American celebrated in national holiday is guest to Martin Luther King Jr. which is acceptable to the left and she is not white. One proof of the left desire to undermine specifically American national holidays is its war and the two remaining specifically American Howlett holidays Independence Day and Thanksgiving.

The left deems Thanksgiving a historical fraud and immoral celebration of genocide of the American Indians. We went over this a few weeks ago on the program, which is what American children are now taught in many American public schools. We played that soundbite a few weeks ago about Thanksgiving undermining the European settlers came over and was about genocide and killing off the Indians. They didn't exactly say that but that was the that the intent of saying that in happy Thanksgiving has been replaced by happy holidays or turkey day or football in America day. As for Independence Day, the New York Times is leading the undermining of that celebration of American birthday by declaring the real founding of America was 1619, the year the New York Times asserts of African slaves first arrived on the American continent. You can read and do a search for this article online by Dennis Prager this week. I think it was called subject warrant Christmas or something like that just to assert for his most recent recent call now what he said there at the very top of what I read. The left sees in Christianity is primary ideological and political enemy and it is right to do so.

It's a very important line which you wrote there. That is the war taking place right now and has been taking place for a long time that will determine America's future. Notably, Christians aren't waging war to coercively eradicate the left, but the left is waging war to coercively eradicate Christianity from this country. So the question is why the answer is very simple because the principles of Christianity, the belief in God.

A biblical principles of morality, the belief in that were made in God's image and the right to life, the principle of work in incentive and the definite God's definition of a family are completely opposite to the belief the religious beliefs of the left got the blue the left is skeptical that God exists or guesses all they believe in a in a perverse kind of morality. They don't believe in the right to life. Of course there their highest sacrament is to kill unborn children. They believe in the welfare state, not incentive to work and they redefined the family there values are completely opposite to Christianity in this war is not a primarily political but is primarily fundamentally religious its humanism or leftism words man-based worldview versus Christianity a Christian or biblical-based worldview, now gets manifested partly in politics because Christian principles have largely influenced the Republican Party. That's why the Republican Party is for limited government and the right to life and basically the emotionally God's definition of marriage and free markets and nationalism and religious liberty.because Christianity has influence Republican Party and the left is just for the opposite. But then along comes Christianity today this week. Supposedly Christian publication writing an article about Trump being removed from office will discuss that next right here in the Christian world view. I'm David.

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It's definitely a political war. Although we see it manifested a little bit in politics is that's what gets covered in the news but there's a level deeper than that.

In the din than the deepest fundamental level is between humanism, a man-based Satan inspired religion were man is God versus Christianity or God is God and that's where this huge war. This battle is taking place so that his contacts along this week comes an article by Christianity today, and their editor Mark Galli and he writes an article that is entitled to get the exact title of it here. It's Trump should be removed from office when what this column's gonna be about. He says this. Let's grant Vista.

The president is that this is the main article in Christianity today.

It was covered by every news organization was on.

That was the top featured story on the Drudge Report.

It was covered everywhere. Okay, let's get this let's grant this to the president. He writes in his column. The Democrats have headed out for him from day one, and therefore nearly everything they do is under a cloud of partisan suspicion.

This has led many to suspect not only motives but facts in these recent impeachment hearings and no Mr. Trump did not have a serious opportunity to offer his side of the story in the house.

Hearings on impeachment will you know by now that present Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives this week. I'm surely partisan vote. Not one Republican in the House of Representatives voted for Trump impeached and actually all Democrats, except for three. A believe to voted against impeaching him and one voted present okay purely a partisan vote in the house this week and now they're deciding whether they're even going to send the articles of impeachment over to the Senate to see whether it will be voted on, there will certainly go down in the Republican majority said, but the plumbing Trump like I'm some people thought Trump is not be removed from office. This is the mean he's removed from office is the is a similar type of thing that happened to Bill Clinton back in the 90s when he was impeached in the house but not removed from office in the Senate. But after that first paragraph. There, he said this is purely a cloud of partisan suspicion. Mr. Trump and have a serious opportunity to offer his side of the story, but so he's going to conclude he should be removed from office because of a partisan vote. Okay was because the article but the facts in this instance are unambiguous hears discharge, the president of the United States attempted uses political power to coerce a foreign leader Ukraine president to harass and discredit one of the president's political opponents.

This is not only a violation of the Constitution. More importantly, it is profoundly immoral. The reason many are not shocked about this is that this president has dumbed down the idea of morality in his administration he has hired and fired a number of people who are now convicted criminals. Okay, he himself has admitted to immoral actions in business and his relationship with women about which he remains proud his twitter feed alone with its habitual string of mischaracterizations lies in slanders is a near perfect example of a human being who is morally lost and confused. This is Christianity today writing this trumps evangelical supporters have pointed to his Supreme Court nominees. His defense of religious liberty in his stewardship of the economy. Among other things as achievements that justify their support of the president. We believe the impeachment hearings have made it absolutely clear in a way, the molar investigation that partisan investigation did not that present, Trump has abused his authority for personal gain and betrayed his constitutional oath. The impeachment hearings have illuminated the presidents moral deficiencies for all to see whether Mr. Trump should be removed from office by the Senate, or by popular popular vote next election. This is a matter of prudential judgment that he should be removed we believe is not a matter of partisan loyalties, but loyalty to the creator of the 10 Commandments to the many evangelicals who continue to support Mr. Trump in spite of his blackened moral record, we might say this, remember who you are and whom you serve. Consider how your justification of Mr. Trump influences your witness to your Lord and Savior.

Consider what an unbelieving world will say if you continue to brush off Mr. Trump immoral words and behavior in the cause of political expediency. If we don't reverse course. Now, will anyone take anything we say about justice and righteousness with any seriousness for decades to come. Can we say with a straight face that abortion is a great evil that cannot be tolerated, and with the same straight face say that the bent and broken character of our nation's leader doesn't really matter in the end I said a lot more that than this in his column. You can link to a regression kit you can't get on the cursor over an obvious website is down but you can find it online. It's everywhere online. No me to say this in response to those first couple paragraphs are read there from the column Christians would love a moral leader of high character and personal rectitude. We love nothing more than that, no president, though, has ever been impeached for being quote immoral.

However, Christianity today is defining that Bill Clinton he was impeached for lying to a a believe a grand jury lying under oath and obstruction of justice and I read Wikipedia charges stem from a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Clinton by Paula Jones and from Chris and Clinton's testimony denying that yet engage in a sexual relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. He lied to a grand jury lied under oath and obstructed justice club Trump. They said he that the charges were that he had obstruction of Congress, not objective justice, but obstruction of Congress and the second charges is is fleeing my memory right now. What was it, I'll think of it as we go on here in the program today, but none of them none the charges against him were actually what the Constitution states for having a present impeached, which is treason trying to undermine and defeat your own country bribery or high crimes and misdemeanors. None of the charges for Trump or had anything to do with those impeachable charges laid out in the Constitution. Now interestingly Mark Galli of Christianity today.

As far as I could tell has not written about the morality of any of the Democratic candidates for president.

I've never seen a column by him on people to judge who commits with the Bible calls abominable acts with another man on a regular basis or Elizabeth Warren, who faked her heritage to get ahead in her career faked being having in Indian Indian DNA or Joe Bryden who actually admittedly and bragged about threatening to withhold aid to Ukraine and thus the prosecutor was fired who was investigating the oil and gas company in which his son Hunter was getting paid tons of money. I've never heard Mark Galli write about that kind of immorality. I wonder why listen to what Joe Biden said here about this situation where he brags about firing this prosecutor was gonna be looking into the company on which upon which his son Hunter had no experience in oil and gas industry in Ukraine was on their board.

I remember going over convincing our team are others to convince you that we should be provided for loan guarantees and I went over I guess the 1213. Time to cave and I was going supposed to announce that there is another billion dollar loan guaranty and I got a commitment from Porsche Emco and from yachts in Europe that they would take action against the state prosecutor and they did so they said that they walk out frescoes and salon marketing, or were not committed dollars. They said you have no authority or not the president. The president said I should call and tell you not get dollars I sent you not get going. I will be leaving here, I think it was about six hours.

I learned as a leader in six hours of the prosecutor is not fired and not getting the money son of hellfire and put in place someone who was solid at the time. Where is the Christianity today column on that or people to judge or Elizabeth Warren or Joe Biden or or about Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama were the columns about their immorality and whatever.

However, they defined that I think have a different version of immorality different definition of immorality than the Bible does all of these people that I just mentioned, ardently support the killing of the unborn. It's a sacrament to them. All of them support the homosexual and transgender revolutionist cuts country would seek to criminalize basic criminalize Christian speech in Christianity but Trump gets the article about the one who's immoral like he's more immoral than they are in America we have two political choices between two political parties and it's all comparative. The question is are the policies of the left for the policies of the rights closer to a biblical worldview. That's the choice for the Christian who come back we'll talk more about that. We returned to the person will be be sure to take advantage of two free resources that will keep you informed and sharpen your worldview. The first is the Christian world view weekly email which comes to your inbox each Friday. It contains the upcoming radio program along with need to read articles, teacher resources, special events, and audio of the previous program. The second is the Christian world view annual letter, which is delivered to your mailbox. In November it contains a year-end letter from host, David. We had a listing of our store, including DVDs, books, children's materials and you can sign up for the weekly email and annual permit by visiting the Christian world view.or calling one AAA 646-2230 through your email and mailing address will never be shipped and you can unsubscribe at any time: one AAA 646-2233 or visit the justice is the gospel issue is become the mantra of many evangelicals rectifying perceived inequities of race, gender and sexuality, poverty, immigration, amongst others, is considered a top priority. But what exactly is social justice is working for social justice.

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As we discussed how the war on Christmas is actually the war or America's future and how the entity today in the reasons covered everywhere. Opinion editorial piece by Mark Galli their editor-in-chief and why Trump must be removed from office actually aids and abets the other side.

The left in that war against Christianity. The left gets in power. They are going to do whatever they can to diminish Christianity in America. He's aiding and abetting a blessing.

Trump removed from office because he is right now Trump is the man who is not the only man but he's one of the reasons the left can have their way. Is he has political power now at Franklin Graham wrote a response to this this article by Christianity today with them in a read in just a minute but I was thinking for the break and we have just two choices between parties in America.

A couple third-party but the reality is that one of two parties wins in this country that's that's the reality. And until the third or fourth party can be viable. You only two viable winners in this country to be a Democrat or Republican, so the question is on the policies of the left or the policies of the right, which is represented now by Donald Trump closer to a biblical worldview. There's actually no question about that, while the right is not perfectly aligned with God's Word by any stretch.

The left stands incomplete ideological as Dennis Prager said opposition to God and his word. He didn't say the God's word part but that's that's what it is unlocking to sit here and defend Donald Trump as a person.

I will say though, that for being a pretty arrogant, narcissistic, self-aggrandizing, and even sometimes a bully not believe is a born-again Christian for one second that Donald Trump has remarkably conservative policy positions.

Whether it's on morality or the economy or family or Israel or whatever me for being someone who is not. Doesn't seem to be very that's a principled conservative personally his public policies actually are fairly conservative that sort of something II didn't really recognize when Trump was running for office. He was probably one of my least favorite of all the Republican candidates coming out. I thought with his kind of his personal behavior that he usually people with their personal behavior like that you should govern away their public policies are usually more liberal than that, but it's he's been through a paradox that way and finally for Christianity today to to believe the partisan show trial that we just saw the House of Representatives and the impeachment hearings leading up to it mean why would one is completely parts and what why would you think this is anything other than a partisan show trial which is aiding and abetting the left only a fellow leftist. What would take that particular position not be able to discern through what is taking place by Adam Schiff and Jerrold Nadler and Nancy Pelosi and others who who did this show trial to try to make up charges that weren't even impeachable offenses to get the president impeached and in the house wasn't mention Franklin Graham immediately wrote a response to this market.

Galli Christianity today column on Franklin's Facebook page and he says this, Christianity today released an editorial stating that Pres. Trump should be removed from office and they invoke my father's name that's needed because in the Galli article. I did read that portion of it talked about Christianity today being founded by Billy Graham. Therefore you can trust us. That kind of thing you know he said they invoke my there's name which Franklin says I supposed to try to bring legitimacy to their statements exactly. So I feel it is important for me to respond. Yes, my father, Billy Graham founded Christianity today, but no, he would not agree with their opinion piece. In fact, to be very disappointed.

I have not noticed under this important here. I have not previously shared who my father voted for in this past election, but because of this article, I feel it is necessary to share it now.

My father knew Donald Trump he believed in Donald Trump and he voted for Donald Trump, Billy Graham voted for Donald Trump. He believed that Donald J. Trump was the man for this hour in history for a nation for Christianity today to side with the Democrat party in a totally partisan attack on the president is unfathomable. Franklin Graham writes Christianity today failed to acknowledge that not one single Republican voted with the Democrats to impeach the president. He says I know a number of Republicans in Congress and many of them are strong Christians. If the president were guilty of what the Democrats claimed these Republicans would have joined with the Democrats to impeach a mall agree with that if there was really an issue here. There will be some really convicted principled cut Republicans in the house that would've voted for impeachment but not one did, but the Democrats were not even unanimous in their own side to voted against impeachment in one voted president. This impeachment was politically motivated 100% partisan.

Why would Christianity today choose to take the side of the Democrat left whose only goal is to discredit and smear the name of a sitting president. They want readers to believe the Democrat leadership to believe the Democrat leadership rather than believe the president of the United States and look all the president talks about the presence of that is accomplish some short time nervousness skim through this quickly.

He's the most pro-life can present modern history is been a staunch defender of religious freedom at home and abroad. He's appointed conservative judges. He ended the need criticizes Christian today for sanction, we ignore that as Christians, Christianity today said it's time to call a spade a spade last few sentences here. The spade is this Christianity today has been used by the left for their political agenda. It's obvious that Christianity today has moved to the left and is representing the elite liberal wing of evangelicalism is present Trump guilty of sin, Graham writes of course he is as were all past presidents and as each one of us are including myself.

You writes therefore let's pray for this president as he continues to lead the affairs of our nation from Franklin Graham on his Facebook page so is come full circle now how does this all fit into the war on Christmas, which is the war for America's future back to Dennis Prager's first point the left season. Christianity is primary ideological and political enemy and it is right to do so. Even though Trump is a is no born-again biblical Christian you know is a professing Christian, but I don't see evidence of that. This is that this is just my opinion I was. I don't know the man person in my opinion, I'll give my opinion this I don't see the fact that he's a born-again biblical Christian okay maybe you disagree with that one. But he somewhat surprisingly, advocates that for print policy positions that Christians I think should support or at least he's not doing what the left does.

He is in trying to actively reject God and his word at least 90% of the time. So those in the left hate Trump because they represent what they hate God and his authority over the affairs of life and that is the a war on America and will the secular and religious left prevail in that war or will traditional Christian America prevail the war on Christmas is that exact same war with the secular and religious left. Prevail and eradicate Christmas critic. Any mention of Christmas Christmas out of our society is very good at doing so or will Christians prevail. I'll say this. II think the secular left is probably very likely just knowing that the sin nature of mankind in the history of how nations of the progress of nations. I think the secular left probably will sadly prevail in this country. But let me tell you who's going to win in the end Jesus Christ will be victorious in the end the lies of Satan, bring strong delusions man the left is able to couch their wicked and vile policies to make them sound good and noble and fair and reasonable and evangelicals like Mark Galli in Christianity today in this evangelical elite who who talk about well, you know, Christians should decide when one party or the other member. The Tim Keller article New York Times trust that your Christians shouldn't be associated with one party or is he trying to say there that Christians can vote for the policies of the left that stands in complete opposition to to God and his word. I can understand the Christian you said I can't vote before that.

I still agree with that position again. The political the political going to surface battle. That's the one that we can see it's the battle beneath that is the religious war that's beneath that. That's where the battle really is.

I want to read from Psalm two that describes what this war is like Psalm two says where, why are the nations in an uproar and the peoples devising a vain thing. That's what leftists are doing this country right now and those who who fellowship in about them there devising vain things the kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers take counsel together, they take counsel together against the Lord and against his anointed one.

And they say let us tear their fetters apart and cast away their cords from us other words, let's get out.

Let's get got out of the way he he's enslaving. We don't want his authority. We don't want him verse four Psalm two but he who sits in the heavens, God, he laughs, the Lord scoffs at them. Then he will speak to them in his anger and terrify them in his fury saying. But as for me, I have installed my King Jesus upon Zion, my holy mountain. I will surely tell of the decree of the Lord. He said to me you are my son, today I have begotten you. Ask of me and I will surely give the nations as your inheritance, your son, that's Jesus inheritance and the very ends of the earth as your possession, you shall break them with a rod of iron, you shall shatter them like earthenware.

Now, therefore, all kings of the earth, show discernment take warning all judges of the earth worship the Lord with reverence and rejoice with trembling due homage knitters bow down to the sun that he may not become angry and that you may perish in the way for his wrath may soon be kindled.

How blessed are all who take refuge in him no add him. Is Jesus Christ.

There is the war, and there is who is going to win the war. We all have a choice of which side we want to be on. We'll talk about that next year in the last segment of the year on the Christian review radio program David Wheaton here to tell you about my boys then story of love, loss and grace then was a yellow lab and inseparable companion stage of my life when I was single and competing in the professional tennis to. I invite you to enter into the story. Tapestry of relationships within my aging parents, child, friend. I would finally marry, and ultimately with God because all things, even the hard things to work together for good.

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There is been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

That right there is the meaning and the reason this season that God sent his only son into the world to be the Savior of mankind to be the Savior of you if you repent of your sin and believe in who Jesus Christ is the son of God and what he did for you and the crossing took the punishment that you deserve to pay for your sin, you deserve the death penalty for your sin. But Jesus Christ because he loved you so much. Took the penalty for you so that you could be forgiven and made right with God. That is the good news of Christmas and I hope you make that decision to repent is to believe in Jesus as your Savior and Lord, is that will not only change your life that will determine the Bible says where you spend eternity.

The final verse to the song replying, says born that man no more may die, born to raise the son ever born to give them second birth Jesus was born to offer you second birth, that you might be born again, you can avoid God's just judgment instead have God justify you and forgive you all your sin. That is truly great news and there is that war what side are you going to be on. We all have a choice. What were going to do with that message that revelation that message of the gospel are you going to repent of your sin and put your faith, not knowing your own good works that you've gone to church you been a relatively good person, or you give the charity or been baptized as an adult or a child you put any trust or faith, and that is making right with God. That is, remove your sins or remove your sins is putting faith in what Jesus did for you on the cross is faith alone in Christ alone. Not not in your own perceived acts of goodness those of the evidence of saving faith, not the means of gaining it.

So once you do that you've gone from being on that that that army of humanism. Satan saw your child of Satan when you don't have and put your faith in Christ. That's what the Bible says but God adopts you into his family and he takes he was one of the his own and he'll never forsake you or un-adopt you. Once you enter into to God's family by faith in Christ. You're never unadopted. That's incredibly good news you can't lose your salvation, and so I hope. As we enter Christmas. That is the reason for the season that God sent his son to be the Savior of mankind. He can be that only a Savior man. He can be your Savior if you suit simply respond in faith to what Jesus said repent and believe in the gospel, the good news about who Jesus is and what he did on the cross for you.

I hope you will do that today so you can be right with God and be forgiven of your sin and receive eternal life with God in heaven. I want to think here at the end of the year. So many folks who have really contributed to help so much to this radio program officer with the listeners. We have many listeners who write to us who listen every week who encouraged us to pray for us and just just I think not not not keep us going out.

I want to say that out because I think it's by God's grace that this radio program. I know it's because grace that is ready to progress from the air for now 15 years and that we've had the support to be able to do so so but we couldn't do it.

Of course, without listeners who support this program so thank you to our listeners and supporters. I also want to thank our Board of Directors and our volunteers for this ministry in the Christian worldview is a volunteer ministry nonprofit organization and we have an excellent aboard who is of the same mind as so and it is important for an organization that's were organization stray Christian organization stray when there's not a like mindedness and on the principles of God's word in leadership and so I'm just thankful for a board that is like-minded and are in our faith and beliefs and for volunteers like my wife Brody who does so much of the administration behind the scenes and us to who does all our resource fulfillment. Larry, who does all our phone calls and of course Bobby are studio director in Dallas, who's been with us for Val Asmus one how many years you been with this Bob is been eight or nine years that he's been faithfully week by week helping so much with this program and the podcasts and so much also. Thank you to all of them for doing so much to help this program be whatever it is suite which we strive to do the program in a way that's honoring to God to to just just being biblically sound and accurate to sharpening people's biblical worldview and in being clear and in accurate about the gospel and in asking and pleading with people to forsake their old way in and put their faith in Christ.

So thank you to all of you who've in some way contributed or listen to this program working to forward to a a Christmas here again in the just a few days from now and in our family as we celebrate Christmas.

We really try to focus on what the reason for Christmas is this that the coming of the son of God into this world and I hope your family takes time this Christmas in the midst of what can be a very distracting and busy season to read the Christmas story read what Christmas is all about. One of the Gospels. Read the birth of Christ, that will be a very meaningful element to your Christmas celebration. Hope you do it. Thank you again for another wonderful year of the Christian review may God give us more.

According to his will and that we wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas. Until next time. We urge you to think biblically and live accordingly.

And you can start doing that when you repent and believe in the gospel that Jesus Christ is who he says he is the son of God and Savior of mankind. We hope today's broadcast turned your heart toward God's word and his son to order a CD copy of today's program or sign up for our free weekly email or to find out how you can be reconciled to God through Jesus Christ go to our website the Christian world, call us toll-free at one Tripoli 646-2233. The Christian worldview is a weekly one-hour radio program that is furnished by the over comer foundation and is supported by listeners and sponsors request one of our current resources with your donation of any amount go to the Christian world or call us toll-free at one Tripoli 646-2230 3.2 us in Box 401, Excelsior, MN 55331 that's Box 401, Excelsior, MN 55331. Thanks for listening to the Christian world. The until next time, think biblically, we've according

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