President Obama distorted and misrepresented Christmas at the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in two ways.
- Christmas is about the miraculous birth of Jesus Christ, God’s son. Emmanuel, God with us.
But President Obama called on Americans to share a “spirit of compassion”…
“That’s the message of the child whose birth families like mine celebrate on Christmas – a prince born in a stable who taught us that we should love our neighbors as ourselves; and that we are our brothers’ keeper and our sisters’ keeper; that we should feed the hungry, visit the sick, welcome the stranger. These are the lessons of Jesus Christ.”
- At Christmas we celebrate the son of God, the divine gift for salvation… Only though Christ is salvation possible.
But President Obama said:
“But they’re also the bedrock values of all faiths – values to be cherished and embraced not only during the holidays, but to be practiced in our daily lives.”
The President called this a “common humanity”… but Christ’s values are not the world’s. His mission is one of transformation that is unique…the world’s values are different.
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