X- Rated Christmas -huh?

Welcome to the world of Xmas not to be confused with Christmas.

Now playing in a church near you! Rated X for the extras.

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Xmas is the season where some extras have been carefully added and served to us on a platter of deceptions. Yes, with a thread of deceit they bring truth and lies together to change the true story of the birth of Jesus Christ. The sad thing is that they have done it with so much craftiness that many Christians fail to see it. Dear friends, the story of Mary, Jesus and Joseph does not need to be reinvented, just retold.

*With all respect to all those who minister and help at pregnancy centers, let me say one thing. I do believe in the great work that many of these centers do, but the reality of teen pregnancies that we deal with today, has nothing to do with the story of Christmas. Mary was not a victim of teen pregnancy. 

The story of the birth of Jesus, as told in the Bible can be found in the books of  Matthew 1:18 – 2:23 and  –Luke 1:26 – 2:40 . 

Buy truth, and do not sell it; buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding.

Proverbs 23:23

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Story of the CHURCH billboard where this picture was posted. http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/billboard-depicts-virgin-mary-holding-pregnancy-test-150612060.html

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4 Comments

  1. akcielo

    Reblogged this on Truth Pressure.

  2. akcielo

    Reblogged this on Moments 2 Give.

  3. Hi Akcielo I do agree with you Mary was indeed not a victim of Teenage pregnancy she was greatly blessed but even Joseph was going to divorce her as the Scriptures tell us and he loved her, so can you imagine how others would have reacted. I will leave a link for you of a post on my Blog, perhaps it will explain better then I could and with less wordage but of course it is using a case scenario but there is much Truth in what this man shares, Mary would have prayed for others to understand especially Joseph and wonderfully God sent an angle to him too explain that Mary was indeed greatly blessed.

    Blog post – http://freedomborn.wordpress.com/2011/12/14/the-same-old-story-or-is-it/

    Christ-mas Love Anne

    • akcielo

      Hi Ann, Thanks for the friendly exchange. I guess the Aussie way! 🙂 Love that of you all! We could lear about that on this end. Thanks for your reply on the post, Here is my take.
      *I appreciate your view, and the comparison or the “much Truth” you see in this case scenario that this man shares. (Link in your post) Nevertheless, I don’t see any similarities at all. I do believe that the story should be retold never reinvented. What I mean is that we can’t take a license to suggest a possibility if there is nothing to sustain it in the Bible. The truth stated in the Bible does not match up with the different scenarios of stories poems and songs treated as gospel truth during the holidays. Authors pull on emotions and common experiences, but this just happens to be one thing that was experienced only once in history. With all respect, the story of any case like the one the gentleman presents (which could be real to many) has no bearing on Mary’s story.
      Mary, a virgin, was living in Galilee of Nazareth and was engaged to be married to Joseph, a Jewish carpenter. An angel visited her and explained to her that she would conceive a son by the power of the Holy Spirit. She would carry and give birth to this child and she would name him Jesus.
      At first Mary was troubled by the angel’s words. Being a virgin, she questioned the angel, “How will this be?” The angel explained that the child would be God’s own Son and, therefore, “nothing is impossible with God.” Humbled and in awe, Mary believed the angel of the Lord and rejoiced in God her Savior.
      The word trouble in Luke 1:29 does not mean confusion –vexed or reluctant, but to be troubled as in alarmed. She was in the presence of a messenger of God. <>

      She could never have expected to hear the most incredible news — that she would have a child, and her son would be the Messiah. Although she could not comprehend how she would conceive the Savior, she responded to God with belief and obedience.

      Surely Mary reflected with wonder on the words found in Isaiah 7:14 foretelling this event, “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel”
      ** Now imagine being in her shoes. You know the prophecy that all were waiting for. And totally uninspected you have a special visit. You hear the words of an angel of God addressing you, calling you favored among all women, and you are just a young girl. It hits you in the moment that you are witnessing and living what had been foretold. You, right there in that moment realize that you are the chosen one and it is happening before you and in you at the same time. AMAZING!! She was troubled, but not in shame or for wrong doing. She wondered how could this be and the angel explained it to her. <> She rejoiced and later on goes to see Elizabeth and sings as all is confirmed to her by Elizabeth, another miracle herself. There is no shame or confusion or worry in sight. She is rejoicing! She confirmed what the angel told her. What a surreal experience it must have been at first.
      The angel later speaks to Joseph and ministered to him. He keeps his engagement with Mary and became the earthly father to Jesus.
      ~The angel of God went before Mary and made her path strait with Joseph. Her situation cannot be compared to any other one on earth. Her circumstances were totally different. Never had this happened, and never will it be again. Her situation is not one of a young lady having to explain herself for being unfaithful and pregnant, but a miracle. I do understand the dilemma of an unwanted or unplanned pregnancy, but the story of Mary has nothing to do with it.
      ~I don’t imagine what she thought and felt. I read the story in the bible and the account of Mary herself in her song. She rejoiced. She was not in a pickle. Some might have wondered about people not understanding –<> Btw people judged then and still do today of all of us with and without reason, but it doesn’t stop us from living our lives. Now, how would that, people’s opinion compare, to the news she just received? -Insignificant- Her only concern would have been Joseph if any and it was taken care of. She was highly favored; fear and shame or worry was not part of her countenance. She had no reason for shame or worry. This was God’s doing and He was in charge. The prophecy would be fulfilled and she was the chosen one. WOW!

      Listen to her song~

      Luke Chapter 1
      46 And Mary said:
      “My soul glorifies the Lord
      47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
      48 for he has been mindful
      of the humble state of his servant.
      From now on all generations will call me blessed,
      49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me—
      holy is his name.
      50 His mercy extends to those who fear him,
      from generation to generation.
      51 He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;
      he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
      52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones
      but has lifted up the humble.
      53 He has filled the hungry with good things
      but has sent the rich away empty.
      54 He has helped his servant Israel,
      remembering to be merciful
      55 to Abraham and his descendants forever,
      just as he promised our ancestors.”

      Before Joseph had the angel’s visitation, it is more than understandable that he was puzzled. How else could you explain a woman being pregnant had she never known a man? But even then he loved her enough to not have her stoned or publicly humiliated. When he learned the truth from the angel of God, he received her and embraced the promise of God knowing that he as well had been chosen for that moment and time. He was not reluctant when he learned that God’s hand was over them. It is a beautiful story. One full of wonder, love and grace! Emanuel God is with us! 🙂

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