WHICH DO YOU PREFER?Rev. Alberto Thieme
It is impossible to speak in Christmas and in Jesus, the birthday, without speaking of whom he is descending. The Word of God says:
"Now Jesus himself was about thirty years old when he began his ministry. He was the son, so it was thought, of Joseph, the son of Heli,
the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melki, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph,
the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos, the son of Nahum, the son of Esli, the son of Naggai,
the son of Maath, the son of Mattathias, the son of Semein, the son of Josek, the son of Joda,
the son of Joanan, the son of Rhesa, the son of Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel, the son of Neri,
the son of Melki, the son of Addi, the son of Cosam, the son of Elmadam, the son of Er,
the son of Joshua, the son of Eliezer, the son of Jorim, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi,
the son of Simeon, the son of Judah, the son of Joseph, the son of Jonam, the son of Eliakim,
the son of Melea, the son of Menna, the son of Mattatha, the son of Nathan, the son of David,
the son of Jesse, the son of Obed, the son of Boaz, the son of Salmon, the son of Nahshon,
the son of Amminadab, the son of Ram, the son of Hezron, the son of Perez, the son of Judah,
the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son of Terah, the son of Nahor,
the son of Serug, the son of Reu, the son of Peleg, the son of Eber, the son of Shelah,
the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech,
the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Mahalalel, the son of Kenan,
the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.
In this text, the word "son" appears some 77 times. This shows the importance of the natural family, marriage and the traditional conception blessed by God. At the same time, this text gives no space for homosexual unions who never beget children. The duals gays can by unjust law be considered "married", but by the law of God and of nature never will. A society that opens hand this reality is doomed to destruction.
The "enemies" of the family and traditional marriage they want at all costs enter their diabolical ideologies to justify the unjustifiable: the union of a double who commits homosexual acts. They struggle to refute the family and traditional marriage. Moreover, Satan always fought to destroy the family and the individuals we see using notorious on this ambush of sin, trying to match the unparalleled. Will is heaven and earth, but the Word of God, eternal evidence of marriage only between a man and a woman, never will.
Jesus was only considered "son" of Joseph, as saith Luke 4:23 am, because outside generated by the Holy Spirit. The act of the Holy Spirit become pregnant Mary shows how traditional marriage is open to the God who created them. Opposite, the sexual practice between two homosexuals, considered by God as an abomination, generates only sadness and death, never to life.
Joseph was considered the father of Jesus because he was married to Mary, who became pregnant before having sexual relations with Joseph. It pleased God through the Holy Spirit to accomplish the miracle of conception of life in the womb of Mary. To get up to Joseph, the Bible mentions who was son of whom until reaching the Adam. There is an old proverb which says: "father" is the one who creates. Joseph has created very well his adoptive son, Jesus Christ, but in this case the true Father is God, but Joseph had the privilege to create it as a human being.
All 77 son cited also got married and had children, and so to the new generations the opportunity to know their descendants, through reproduction blessed by God by marriage. Therefore, the human genealogy of Jesus Christ was only possible because none of them opted for homossexual "marriage". None of them is no longer influenced by sins of anti-marriage, leaving for future generations the family record of "who was the son of whom," precisely because God values the marriage between a man and a woman and never the sexual union between two men regarded by him as "disgusting and sexual depravity." Each traditional marriage in the lineage of Jesus Christ was fundamental part of God's plan to generate Its conception blessed.
Many feel boring read the genealogy of Jesus. But to read it, we see the importance that God gives the marriage between a man and a woman. Incidentally, the first miracle that Jesus performed was exactly during the ceremony of a wedding.
What importance has this for Christmas?
The word "Christmas" is linked to the word "birth." thus, Christians and non-Christians, even without knowing it, are celebrating the birth of Jesus at Christmas. In own Wikipedia, some people already have looked to find the origin of Christmas, which date from the third century a.d. in which the Christian Church then changed the calendar to celebrate the birth of Jesus on December 25, the date on which it was celebrated the birth of the sun god. It was very good that the Christians of the time decided to make this change to celebrate the birth of Jesus, even if knowing there is not much time that Jesus was born on this day. Does not matter. What counts is the goal of all if us this day.
However, we must not forget to give thanks to God for the birthday of Jesus Christ, because Christ human spiritual is from eternity, as describes the Gospel of John chapter 1: "In the beginning, He (Jesus Christs) was the one who is the Word. He was with God and He was God."
Propose-if this Christmas, remember the Birthday, supporting and praying for the families and taking the attitude of combat all attacks of darkness who want to eliminate the genealogies and the natural family.
A long genealogy of natural families was needed to bring about the birth of Jesus. The Birthday help us to remember that the family is central part of His plan to bring hope and redemption in this world.
With the collaboration of Julio Severo.
Source (in Portuguese): www.juliosevero.com
MORE INFORMATION: http://www.youtube.com/user/illbehonest/search?query=marriage / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqdQ6_MAH2A / http://www.frc.org/Marriage-and-Family / http://www.alliancedefendingfreedom.org/issues/marriage-and-family
GOD PROTECT THE NATURAL MARRIAGE AND SHALOM!