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2 Peter 1:19-21 King James Version (KJV)
19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:

20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

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Hebrews 3-15 King James Version (KJV)
7 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice,

8 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:

9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.

10 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.

11 So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)

How old was Jesus when the Maji visited?

Most traditions in many sects of Christendom have the maji visiting Jesus at the manger when he was just a baby. this however is not what the bible teaches.

First Joseph and the family were in a house in Bethlehem and not the cave anymore. They settled in Bethlehem.

Second the difference in meanings of the word babe and young child.

Babe in Luke 2 is brephos which means a new born.

YOung child in Matthew 2 is paidion which is a child or infant- 2 years and up. This is why Herod ordered all Children from 2 down killed to insure He had the new born king!

So Jesus was 2 years old or so when the astrologers from the east came and visited them.

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Matthew 2 King James Version (KJV)
2 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,

2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.

Wise men still seek Him! Very Cliche, but very true!

As today is the Eve of Christmas- permit me a second quote!

Luke 2 King James Version:

6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

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Isaiah 7:14 King James Version (KJV)
14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel, that is to say God with us!

A very blessed Christmas to all on discussionist!

A Christian perspective of a Christmas tree.

For those who do not know, most of the symbols and merriment surrounding Christmas all had their roots in pagan origins. But I have regularly shared at church this small message about a Christianized tree. ( I am sure I read it somewhere once.)

1. Before the advent of tree lots- we had to go search to find that "perfect" tree. Just like those looking for perfection must seek Jesus.

2. To make it our own- we must cut it down- just as Jesus was cut down for our sake.

3. We must take it into our hopmes- Just as we must take Jesus into our lives.

4. We find a prominent place in our house so all can see- just as our lives should show Christ in them.

5. We place the tree in water to keep it nourished- Water representing the Word of God- we also must stay in the water to keep spiritually nourished.

6. We place bright lights in th e tree branches to highlight the tree- just as we are the light of the world and our lives should highlight Jesus.

7. We decorate the tree with ornaments as our lives should be decorated by deeds that glorify God

8. As the tree we pick is evergreen and does not lose its luster through th e seasons- So it is with Jesus, He is ever God and never loses His ability to save.

9. As the Christmas tree is arrow shaped pointing up-- so should our attention of spiritual matters be directed up to heaven and not just the earth.

10. We lay gifts under the tree to share with others, which reminds us of the greatest Gift ever given, when God the Father gave us God the Son.

11. Many trees are topped with a star- to remind us that through the ages-Wise men still seek Him!

These are the reasons why a Christmas tree is special in my home and to my family as we rejoice and make merry over the Christmas season!!!!

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Isaiah 9 King James version:

6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.


REp. Gutierrez is whacked!

Equating illegal immigrants with Jesus??

He should be sent back to the land of his heritage!

Quote of the Day

Psalm 3:

3 But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.

4 I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.

5 I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the Lord sustained me.

6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.
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