How does the Bible proclaim our Saviour’s birth?
In Luke 2:1-20 we read:
“In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.”
“And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,”
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”
“When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child. And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.”
So we ask the question – how will Hillsong Church UK demonstrate this most holy occasion to the secular world?
“The Christmas season is upon us and we are so excited to spend it with you! Carols at The SSE Arena is a night that is focused on celebrating what Christmas is really about – JESUS!” (Source)
“It’s a great pleasure to invite you to enjoy the amazing Hillsong Carols London 2019 is an event that is focused on celebrating the real meaning of Christmas.” (Source)
With thanks to “Salt And Light” YouTube Channel for their latest exposé of the 2019 London Carols promo – presented by Hillsong Church UK:
“If you use carnal means to attract men, you’re going to attract carnal men. And you’re going to have to use greater carnal means to keep them in the church. So what has happened is this – we have these large churches filled with many unconverted carnal people. But, in those churches, we also have this small group of people that honestly want Christ… all they want is Jesus. But the pastor, in order to keep this larger group of unconverted people, he caters to them; so, while he is feeding these carnal men and women with carnal things, he is letting the sheep of God starve to death. The leadership is catering to the carnal and letting the Bride of Christ starve to death impoverished. That is wrong, and there is going to be judgment for it.” Paul Washer (Source)
Source: ‘Hillsong’s Carnal Christmas’, ‘Salt And Light’ YouTube Channel, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGYbPPFcOGo&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2vkyVpWB2p8w13OpwPXwHKDzi3i-kZNK00RTgrM-o4Oc1l2rFuJg9QtSs Premiered December 14, 2019. (Accessed December 15, 2019.)
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