President Obama again left Scripture out of an important piece of literature. This time, it was “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”
You may remember that at the end Linus Van Pelt explains the true meaning of Christmas by reciting Luke 28–14.
At the 50th Christmas showing, the President and First Lady spoke about the 1965 classic. Instead of quoting Scripture, President Obama said it teaches “us that tiny trees just need a little love and that on this holiday we celebrate peace on earth and goodwill toward all.”
Here you can see what Charlie and Linus really said: click here.
Linus reminds as that Jesus isn’t just a character in the Christmas story…. Christmas is all about the meaning of his birth. Jesus came to be our Savior, to take on our sins so that we can be reconciled with God.
The creator of Charlie Brown, Charles Schultz, explains why they included this speech in the show: “We cannot do this show without including the famous passage from Saint Luke. And that had never been done before either. No one would put biblical passages in an animated show, and we did it… That was the highlight of the show.”
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