Fox News recently reported that a nit-wit professor from “Circle the Wagons of Ignorance University” declared that God was immoral for impregnating the Virgin Mary without her permission. How good of the wise sage to notify us that he is the final arbiter of what constitutes morality. After all, what could God possible know compared to a highly accredited academic? The teacher’s opinions are so ridiculous they are simply laughable, but they do remind us that the real Christmas story is under constant attack. Manger scenes and the simple phrase “Merry Christmas” are finding less tolerance in the public square.
The reasons are multiple, but the drums of annoyance continue to beat- which warrants a closer look at the agitated. There is a tendency in all humans to justify personal behavior with self-proclamations of morality, but the Left loves to impose their judgments on society in general. Of course, those on the Right are regularly accused of the same proclivity, preferring customs of traditional Americana above progressive intrusions. However, we have yet to hear of any Conservative complaining about or attempting to submarine Christmas. So what is the problem that plagues Liberals with Scroogitis?
Professor Slipjaw gave us the first hint when he gave reference to immorality. This was a veiled effort to dodge the real message of Christmas which is in a nutshell…morality. The Incarnation would never had been necessary if God had deemed mankind capable of sufficient righteousness to pass muster. When the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, He could not have made the purpose any clearer: “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21) The professor simply echoed the sentiments of the majority of humankind which is: “I don’t need God’s help in deciding the difference between good and evil; I can do that all by myself. Evil shall only be what I determine it to be.”
This was well illustrated recently when a newscast ran ten different clips of Nancy Pelosi declaring that building a border wall would be immoral. Not once did she offer any evidence for that opinion, imagining only that her judgment was sufficient to stop the world. Righteousness, goodness, integrity, virtue, honesty, honor and decency are determined by the One who gave the ability to comprehend these things in the first place. Check with God’s Word for definitions of each.
God lacking Mary’s permission was the next obstacle for the dispenser of wisdom. The Lord shouldn’t be allowed to violate our space without specific license to do so. Here is a news flash for the vaunted instructor: generally speaking, God will leave us alone without invitation. There are some notable exceptions in history, but the basic rule is that the Lord allows us to harbor all of the stupidity, ignorance, disobedience, intolerance, rebellion and denseness that we choose to entertain. It is incumbent upon individuals to press their own receiver button: “He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:11,12)
To assault the Biblical version of Christmas is synonymous with an attack on Christ’s deity. This is necessary if one has chosen to be his own god, but we would remind the reader that “Jesus had no wheat fields or fisheries, but He could spread a table for 5,000 and have bread and fish to spare. He walked on no beautiful carpets or velvet rugs, but He walked on the waters of the Sea of Galilee and they supported Him.
When He died, few men mourned, but a black crepe was hung over the sun. Though men trembled not for their sins, the earth beneath them shook under the load. All nature honored Him. Sinners alone rejected Him. Corruptions could not get hold of His body. The soil that had been reddened with His blood could not claim His dust.
He wrote no book, built no church house, but after 2,000 years, He is the one central character of human history, the pivot around which the events of the ages revolve, and the only Regenerator for the human race.
Was He merely the Son of Joseph and Mary who crossed the world’s horizon 2,000 years ago? Was it merely human blood that was spilled at Calvary’s Hill for the redemption of sinners? What thinking man can keep from exclaiming: My Lord and My God!” (Author unknown)
The above thesis must be adopted or Christmas of necessity must be denigrated, mocked, ridiculed and taken to court ---just like Jesus was!