December 1

Written by Bill Grandi on December 1st, 2022

It is the first day of December, the day we start preparing for Christmas. That is, unless you are a merchant, in which case you started in October, even before the Halloween stuff was put away.  Or you might be one of those eager beavers (some might say wise people) who took advantage of warm November weather to hang Christmas lights outside.

In any case, this is the month we focus on the birth of Christ. That will be my attempt here at “Shadow.” I’m going to attempt, in some way, to draw attention to the “goings on” during Christmas. Here is my first attempt:

“From the very first verse, John tells us of Christ’s eternality, His personality, and His deity. No matter how far back we consider the beginning of time to be and no matter what model we may have in our minds of how time began, there we will find the preincarnate Son of God. He was not created, for He is the Creator. The child in the manger was the very same person who put the stars in the sky-including the very star which led the wise men from the east to come and worship Him.”   Alistair Begg-Truth for Life-Dec. 1

There was more to that devotion, but that is enough for now. There is a cult (JW) that teaches Jesus was a created being, He is Michael the Archangel. According to John 1, that is heresy! There is another cult (LDS)  that teaches that Christ existed with his brother, Lucifer, as a spirit-child, the result of celestial sex Elohim was privy to. Then Elohim came to earth and had physical sex with Mary. Blatant heresy again.

“In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.”  John 1:1-2 (ESV)  The JWs want to add an extra “a” before that last one and make it say “a God” to fit their Scripture twisting.

Jesus was, is, and forever will be One with God. It’s no wonder they have nothing to celebrate. They have taken Jesus the Son of God and made Him a mere man, a created being.

I’ll stick with John’s words and celebrate Jesus, the One who was, is, and is to come.


6 Comments so far ↓

  1. I’ll stick with John’s words, too, Bill. I was unaware if the heresy practiced by these off-shoots of “Christianity.” Thanks for enlightening us.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      Glad to share them Martha. Every time I do it is a possibility that one more person will hear and know

  2. gail says:

    I love John 1:1-2 I do not think it can be said any better than that. I will stick with Jesus as the Savior, the One who was, is, and is to come. Every Christmas I read the book by Rick Warren: The Purpose of Christmas.
    God comes down to earth as a baby, offers us Salvation, and reconciliation will Him. That is a story to get excited about. Hallelujah

  3. Ryan S says:

    I have resolved to care far less about what others say (simply because I can’t – or choose not to keep up with it all) and simply know what the Bible says. Makes is far more simple and 100% more correct.
    I do agree with your thoughts regarding Christ. John 1 describes exactly what my expectation is… Jesus is the light that came and was with and at the same time IS God… Hard for our minds to comprehend, but my mind is finite.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      I understand your sentiment Ryan. Sometimes we can get bogged down in what others teach. My intention was to open eyes and for others to see why believing what John writes about is so important. I’m sorry if I came off as arrogant or harsh. And for the record: it is hard for my finite mind to grasp also