Fake News about Christ’s Birth (Advent 23, 2016)

Isn’t it rich? The people most loudly decrying fake news these days are often the very people who have been telling us for years that there is no absolute truth. It is relative: what’s true for you and what’s true for me can be two different things. Therefore, you must give up your holy roller Christianity and finally acknowledge moral relativism so I can do what I want without guilt. Who are you, Christian, to push your beliefs on someone else? And yet someone else now can determine what’s fake and what’s real when it comes to “news.” Does anyone else find this incredibly ironic? The truth suddenly matters and it’s not relative at all.

The big and original Christmas event–the birth of Christ–is Evidence Exhibit A that truth is absolute and He is a person. Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6 )

Yes, the Christ Child, Jesus, is God’s means of bringing about judgment. And justice, reconciliation, peace, mercy, punishment, and even wrath. There will be no deliverance without His Truth, and no life without His Christ.  Salvation is found in no one else.  Acts 4:11 [Jesus] is “‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the capstone.’ 12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”

Consider all the “fake news” out there about the birth of Christ, His life, and ministry.

  • Jesus was just a good moral teacher and a prophet. The Quran says so.
  • He wasn’t born of a Virgin. A consensus of scientists says that would be impossible.
  • He isn’t God’s only Son. Elvis says so,  Santa knows that we’re all God’s children. That makes everything right.  Fill your hearts with Christmas cheer. ‘Cause Santa Claus comes tonight.
  • He isn’t Savior. It’s dust to dust like for all the animals. Darwin said so.
  • Jesus isn’t God’s unique Son, but was elevated to godhood because He lived such a good life. We’ll all get to be gods if we do likewise. Joseph Smith of Mormonism heard that from the Angel Moroni.

Bunk.  Fake news.  Totally false!

Now get this: Longtime atheist activist Rob Sherman died a few days ago in a plane crash. Sherman loved to push a false narrative – fake news – about Christianity in particular. He was the Green Party candidate for Congress this year and wrote this into his platform.

No more God on our money. No more God in the Pledge. It’s time for the federal government to stop bullying atheists that way. Eliminate Christmas as a federal holiday. Christians want to put Christ back into Christmas. That won’t happen as long as the government is involved. When the government is involved, Christmas has to be bland, generic and secular. Christians want Christmas to be religious. You do that by getting the government out of Christmas. Also, I will sponsor legislation to eliminate the National Day of Prayer. The government has no business telling us when to pray or if we should pray since, when you pray, Nobody is listening. Nobody lives in Heaven.

Here’s the interesting thing about fake news… it’s not fake if it’s true. I wonder what Sherman thinks of Nobody now and whether he wishes he’d been listening to the One alive in heaven. 

Reflect on this truth:  Not even the government can take the Christ out of Christmas.  The angels said so.

Luke 2:11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.


Join me for Advent 2016 Devotionals called Timeless: the Message of Christmas for All Ages beginning November 27, 2106.  Timeless hope, encouragement, grace, peace, and love will be ours as we look into the Word, see the face of our Lord Jesus, and experience restoration in His presence.  His goodness and His Gospel are truly Timeless.

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