Santa Christ?

Text: Various
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: December 21, 2008

As I was seeking inspiration for a Christmas message I came across a short article by Sinclair Ferguson entitled, “Santa Christ”. The point of the article was not to bash those who incorporate Santa into their Christmas celebration, but rather to show how many professing Christians have views of Jesus which resemble how people think about Santa.

Some detach Jesus from history and make of him what they want him to be. Many professing Christians deny the factuality and the importance of Jesus virgin conception and birth, His miracles, and His resurrection. Many also look upon Jesus as a mere example for us to follow so that we can as a result of our good works be rewarded by God. Some look upon Jesus as the source of the material prosperity the world craves. Finally, some see Jesus as one of many religious options, none of which is necessarily better than the other.

Posted on December 21st, 2008 | Permalink