The Christmas Story: Birth Of Our Lord And Saviour Jesus Christ

The Gospel of Luke teaches us the story of baby Jesus, Jesus was born in a manger, there was no room for his parents Joseph and Mary at a guest house in Bethlehem. His way of living renounced the acquisition of wealth and worldly goods. His message celebrated and elevated the poor, and he was quick to warn of the danger of materialism.

Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”. (NIV, Matthew 19:21)

Today too many of us celebrate Christmas by exchanging overpriced gifts. We worry if the gifts will be favoured by the recipient while people all around the world are living in mere poverty. That being said, Christmas is the celebration of the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

The Brith of Jesus (NIV, Luke 2:2-14)

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while[a] Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register.

4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.

8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”


  • What is your opinion on rape, I find that Christians seem to have a very open-ended view on rape. If a woman is raped, should she have to bare the insult of giving birth to a rapist’s child, or is it a gift/curse from God she must keep?

    • I am 100% against rape. Christians, like all people on this planet, are bound by the human condition, a selfish nature.

      To answer your question directly, YES a mother should always bare the gift of a baby. We MUST NOT kill the baby for the crime of the father. Which is worse rape or murder? I also want to bring some perspective here. Rape accounts for less than 1% of abortions. This is hard to stomach, but today abortion clinics are killing children due to their gender. The practice has been named “sex-selective abortion.” Couples go in for abortions if the gender of their baby does not fit THEIR wants.

      It is sad that killing a child is not evil enough, but I want to point out that a abortion is not an uncomplicated procedure. They are destructive to the mother both spiritually and physically. Life-threatening complications arise from tears, damage to the uterus, baby parts being left behind, heavy bleeding and infection. Spiritually, of course, the guilt and pressure of sin can be overwhelming.

      I would also encourage you to watch the video below. It puts into perspective the choice that’s really being made.

      “My biological father is a rapist. But I am still a human being and I still have value. My life isn’t worth any less than yours because of the way I was conceived. And I did not deserve the death penalty because of the crime of my father.”

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