Fireworks light the sky as a Christmas tree is lit in the Lebanese capital Beirut, December 9, 2010.
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The true meaning of Christmas is love.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that
whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did
not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world
The true meaning of Christmas is the celebration of this incredible act of
love that God became a human being in the Person of Jesus Christ.
As is written in Philippians chapter 2, Jesus emptied Himself by adding human
attributes to His divine nature. He laid aside the independent exercise of His
divine power, submitting perfectly to His Father’s will, for the
duration of His earthly life and ministry.
Why did God do such a thing? Because He loves us and we needed a
Why does God love us so much? Because He is love itself
(1 John 4:8).
Why do we celebrate Christmas each year? Out of
gratitude for what God did for us, we remember His birth by giving each other
gifts, worshipping Him, and being especially conscious of the poor and less
The true meaning of Christmas is love and God revealed His love us by
providing a way — the only Way — for us to spend eternity with
He gave His only Son to take our punishment for our sins. He paid the price in
full, and we are free from condemnation when we accept that free gift of love.
“But God demonstrated His own love for us in this: while we were still
sinners, Christ died for us”
Why did Jesus have to be born of a virgin? Scripture teaches that Jesus was
fully human, with a physical body like ours. This He received from Mary
(Luke 1:30, 35). At the same time, Jesus was fully God,
with an eternal, sinless nature
(John 1:14; 1 Timothy 3:16;
Hebrews 2:14-17.) If He was not born
sinless then Jesus was in no position to save anyone from the consequences of
The Virgin Birth circumvented the transmission of the sin nature and allowed
the eternal God to become a perfect man and thus be able to pay in full the
price for our sin so that we can be declared not guilty before a holy God.
Christmas was all about giving us the greatest gift in this life- eternal