FROM THE BARREL OF MY PEN /12/25/05
By Gonzalo “Jun” Policarpio
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!
During this Christmas season, let me write about the birth of Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of GOD, who came to this world to save humanity from eternal death because of sin. According to the Holy Bible, Jesus was conceived of the HOLY SPIRIT through a young virgin woman, Mary. Mary was about to be wedded to Joseph, an old man. But Joseph accepted Mary as a wife despite her pregnancy after an Angel from heaven told him of this mystery, the Immaculate Conception of the Savior.
Without the Holy Spirit’s intercession, a person cannot understand the mystery of Chiristianity. If a person is not called or chosen, he or she cannot comprehend God and the Holy Spirit. A person cannot have the Holy Spirit and the Spirit of understanding unless he or she will request the spiritual indwelling. As the church hymn says, Christians are not supposed to ask the reason why about the mystery of Godliness but just “to hold His Hand” in faith.
As the serpent devil induced Adam and Eve to eat the forbidden fruit at the Garden of Eden in order to “be like God” knowing good and evil, so are some people who try to peddle misleading thoughts about the divinity of Jesus Christ. One such work of deception is the reading material called the “Da Vinci Code.” There are also some researchers who tried to reject Christ Resurrection. I said BEWARE of such unscrupulous forces for they are of the devil, the Anti-Christ.
I defy this stupid call to avoid mentioning the name of Christ in our season's greetings for political correctness. So let me greet all of my readers MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR.