Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Most Amazing Gift

The issue that we all must deal with is our acceptance or rejection of the Messiah.

Messiah is Hebrew. Christ is Greek. Same meaning.

It is what differentiates Christians (Christ in us) from all other religions.

And, the virgin birth story causes many to question.

It is just too hard to imagine.

It is either true or not.

Either Y'shua (who we call Jesus) was born of a virgin and is the Son of God, or He is not.

That is the question that causes wars. Quandrys. Lost souls.

If He was just a prophet, then the history of the world changes.

The Bible records the story of Maryum (who we call Mary) being a virgin and giving birth to Y'shua.

So does the Qur'an. Or Koran.

In the 19th Sura, here is the official English translation:

[19:16] Mention in the scripture Mary. She isolated herself from her family, into an eastern location.

[19:17] While a barrier separated her from them, we sent to her our Spirit. He went to her in the form of a human being.

[19:18] She said, "I seek refuge in the Most Gracious, that you may be righteous."

[19:19] He said, "I am the messenger of your Lord, to grant you a pure son."

[19:20] She said, "How can I have a son, when no man has touched me; I have never been unchaste."

[19:21] He said, "Thus said your Lord, `It is easy for Me. We will render him a sign for the people, and mercy from us. This is a predestined matter.' "

You can check it yourself.

And you can also check the census of world religions.

Of the 6 billion of us, 2.2 billion are Christian. 1.3 billion are Islamic.

So, 3.5 billion of the 6 billion believe in the Bible or the Qur'an.

And both books say that Maryum gave birth to Y'shua as a virgin, via the Spirit of God.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all, a good night.

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