Ramon Arias | December 8, 2014
For decades in America, we have witnessed a consistent and ever-increasing war against Christ and Christmas. This war is a reality, especially at this time of the year, but that is not to say that during the rest of the year this aggressive war sounds a retreat. The war against Christ in this nation is an ongoing battle to displace and destroy everything that resembles our biblical Christian heritage.
Christmastime is a reminder to a troubled world that there is only one true Messiah who solved all problems for humanity. Most Americans thought Obama was the Messiah. Last year (December 17, 2013) at Christmas time, the veteran journalist Barbara Walters was interviewed on “Piers Morgan Live”. She was asked why Obama was facing so much opposition. Walters’ answer was, “He made so many promises. We thought that he was going to be — I shouldn’t say this at Christmastime, but — the next messiah.”
In June 2009, Newsweek editor Evan Thomas told Chris Matthews on “Hardball” MSNBC, “I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God.” (His interview is no longer available in You Tube, but you can read more at MRC Newsbusters.)
In January 19, 2013 Newsweek celebrated Obama’s 2012 reelection, with the front-cover headline, “THE SECOND COMING.”
The country is increasingly becoming highly divided and torn apart since the promise of “hope and change” became a blinding light for millions of Americans who couldn’t see the fallacy of such man-made promises. When a Christian society replaces “In God We Trust” for “In man we trust” it’s digging its own grave. Man can never be the highest authority; he may think he is, but that has always been short-lived until another comes along and removes him, only to start the cycle all over again. Solomon was right by affirming, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death” Proverbs 16:25.
Christ’s presence on earth two thousand years ago became the fulfillment of what was told to past generations for thousands of years. He is the true source of hope and change for all nations, and there will never be another.
Those who reject this truth do so at their own peril; in the process they build ideological or religious resistance. In order to enforce their worldview they must destroy those who are followers of Jesus Christ; they are the greatest obstacle that stands in their way. Have they succeeded? No! Can they stamp out the name and deeds of Christ? Impossible! The resurrected Christ said: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me” Matthew 28:18. Does that sound like man can ever be the one with all authority? Of course not! They are mere mortals in transition towards physical death and then face judgment.
When King Herod learned that the purpose of the wise men from the East was to worship the newly born King of the Jews, also confirmed by the priests and the scribes that the Christ was to be born in Bethlehem of Judea, he and the people were greatly disturbed. He asked the wise men to report back to him once they found the child so he too could pay his respects; in reality he wanted to kill him. His lies and motives were manifested when the wise men ignored the petition, and Herod ordered the killing of the male children in Bethlehem, two years and under (Matthew 2:1-18).
Men, who do not understand nor accept who Jesus truly is, refuse to be under his rule by thinking they are superior to Him. The prophet Isaiah, 700 years before the birth of Jesus, announced Him to the Jews and the world (Emphasis added): “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end. On the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.” (Isaiah 9:6-7)
To acknowledge Jesus is to accept the very existence of God. Men who hate God hate Jesus because they can never reach His privileged position. No one can usurp His greatness and rightful title, “King of kings and Lord of lords” (Revelations 19:16). He is the only Messiah and Savior of the world; this is the real reason men are full of rage and jealousy against Christ, our Lord and Savior.
As you make your preparations for this Christmas celebration do not lose sight of the present condition of the nation and the world. Man’s irrationality in thinking that they can ignore or disregard God’s standards for living to make this world a better place are only spelling out their doom. Equally important for us to not overlook is the fact that the war on Christ is a war on his people as well.
In spite of the darkness, it is a great time to be alive. We must shine the light of God’s love, knowledge, wisdom and courage in order to make this world a better place as we proclaim that King Jesus is supreme in all areas of life.