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It’s All About Hell

A very holy, happy, merry, upcoming Christmas to all of you.

December 20, 2016  0


When religious theme music is sung, it should be representative of the truth. Take, for example, this Christmas carol and its provocative opening verse:

So what is Christmas all about? Saving us from Hell — that's it. Forget the Church of Nice infantilizing the Infant.  

The Infant is the God-Man, Immanuel, God with us, Prince of Peace, Wonder-Counselor, Christ to earth Descended. And He is all those things for the exact sole and precise reason to preserve us from everlasting damnation.

Hell is our natural destiny, so to speak, our default destiny. We are fallen and missing something we are in need of to avoid Hell. But the party line being bandied about the Church these days is more akin to: "We all go to Heaven and Hell is an interesting theory."

If Hell really isn't much of a reality for most of humanity, if not all of humanity, then the Eternal Logos really overstated His case in becoming Man. Christmas is all about Hell, as in being saved from it.

It's the only reason for the season, regardless of the theologically deficient, yet well-intentioned bumper stickers: "Jesus is the reason for the season." The deeper question is: What is the "reason" for Jesus? And the answer to that most basic question is: to save us all from Satan's power.

Generations before ours, including Catholic clerics, understood basic truths so completely that they could actually sum them up in little hymns and Christmas songs. But the problem today with all these songs is just that: They are too clear for modern man. Why talk about the eternal truths of the Logos, the Word of God become Flesh, when you can sing about reindeer, fat red-suited men and bells jingling?

Christmas is all about Heaven being concentrated completely and totally in a tiny Body which would grow to manhood and destroy the kingdom of Satan.

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