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Was Jesus Really Born?


Every December 25th, whether Christian or commercial, much of the western world celebrates Christmas in one form or another.  For the record, Jesus wasn't born on December 25th.  That date is more pagan than Christian, but laying that aside, was Jesus really born?  No, this isn't a trick question.  It's a theological question that gets to the core of what Christmas and being a Christian is all about.   


Colossians 1:15 through 18 states that Jesus is the image of the invisible God.  He created all things in heaven and on earth, whether visible or invisible, and, all of God's fullness lives in Jesus.  Hebrews 1:3 states that Jesus is the exact representation of God.  John 1:1 says that Jesus is both with God and is God, all at the same time. 


The above passages and others like them, speak to what Christians call the Deity of Christ.  That means that Jesus was, is, and always will be, just as much God as God His Father is God.  That makes Jesus eternal, without beginning or without end (Revelation 1:8).  In one real sense of the word, Jesus was never born.  His entrance into humanity was just a transition from one state of being to another.  This is the one and only true Jesus.  There is no other.  If this Jesus is not central to your belief, you believe in someone who does not exist.   


For all who have given ourselves to the Lord Jesus Christ, have a very blessed Christmas.     


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