and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, (Col 4:23)
December 22, 2011 in Gospel, Theology | Tags: Christmas, gospel, Incarnation, Moralism, theology, video
HT: Glen Scrivener
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September 1, 2012 at 7:09 pm
Mr. Chin-Lee Chan
Thank you for sharing your poetic speech about the differences between Santa and Jesus! Well put! I agree with you.
Because the three eternal Persons taking up different roles to be our Examples, could Santa be a dim and fictional reflection of God the Father while Jesus is the bright and true reflection of God the Father and a foreshadow of God the Holy Spirit who dwells in the believers of Jesus who is the incarnated God the Son?
Since They adopted different roles, shouldn’t we have three similar yet different impressions of Them?
September 5, 2012 at 2:23 pm
Thank you for your comment Mr. Chin-Lee Chan
The point of the video is exposing how many people think of God in terms of being like a big Santa Clause. He is distant but keeping track of our good works. And if we do good He will reward us. This has nothing to do with what we find of God in the bible and the good news He gives us. The Lord drew near us in our rebellion of sin by coming to earth in human flesh and dying on a cross so that just penalty for sin would fall on Him and that, by faith in Him, His good works would become ours before the Throne of God. Two totally different gods.
Santa and the Father have no points of comparison. Santa stands far off and sees who is good and bad so that he can give rewards to the good. The Father on the other hand with out reserve poured out His mercies on the sinful. Just reading Eph 1: 3-14 is mind blowing. He crafted the amazing plan of redemption and wove His people into it so that He might be glorified in their fullness of joy in Christ. Because of the Father I have every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places! So two totally different gods.
And nothing in the bible speaks of the members of the trinity “adopting different roles.” The Father has always been the Father, the Son has always been the Son, and the Spirit has always been the Spirit. Could you please clarify what you mean, I am not understanding it.
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