Birth of Jesus Christ: The Explanation & Purpose of the Incarnation

Birth of Jesus Christ: The Explanation & Purpose of the Incarnation

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In the past articles in this series on The Lord Jesus Christ we have taken a look at the Preexistence of the Lord Jesus, the activity of Christ in the OT and the meaning and predictions of Jesus’ birth.

In this post we are going to explain His birth and the incarnation of the Lord and the purpose of His birth. Let’s see what the Bible has to say about the the miraculous birth of our Lord Jesus Christ!

Explanation of the Incarnation

When talking about the incarnation John Walvoord states: “The incarnation of the Lord Jesus Christ is the central fact of Christianity. Upon it the whole superstructure of Christian theology depends. In one sense, the remaining discussion of Christology  as a whole is an amplification of the incarnation.”

Jesus Christ Our Lord by John F. Walvoord 

With that being said the incarnation is the foundation of Christianity and with out it our faith falls like a house of cards. We are going to examine what the Bible teaches on the subject. To do this we will take a look at the evidence of the incarnation in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ and the genealogies that describe the incarnation. Here we go.

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The Babywise Parent Directed Feeding Concept

The Babywise Parent Directed Feeding Concept

 

Baby’s do not come with owner manuals. That is what we learned when we brought our first daughter, Madison, home from the hospital. Some friends from church introduced us to On Becoming Babywise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep as a how to guide for our firstborn.

In Eph. 6:4 Paul commands fathers to bring their child up “in the discipline and instruction of the Lord”.Taking the passage serious made me realize that we had to have a plan to raise our daughter and that meant starting from here first days. It is the father’s responsibility to set the tone of his house.

This book helped us to build a foundation to instruct Madison in the ways of the Lord.

I will admit I am not a doctor and only have our first daughter as proof that the Babywise Parent Directed Feeding Concept worked for her. If you are like us and are looking for a way to create a schedule to get your child to eat and sleep, well this post will help you out.

I suggest you get the book On Becoming Babywise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep by Gary Ezzo and Robert Bucknam MD. It has been a great help to our family with our first daughter and we are in the process of applying it to our second daughter Bailey.

In this post all we aim to do is find out what the Babywise Parent Directed Feeding Concept is and  how to implement it. Easy right?

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Heaven is for Real Movie: Is It Biblical

Heaven is for Real Movie Is it Biblical

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The Heaven is for Real movie is out in theaters and many Christians are promoting it. My point of this post is not to review the movie or the book but to bring awareness to the fact that it does not line up with scripture.

Just like the Noah Movie which was anti scriptural we need to be aware of what Hollywood is promoting as Christian truth. If it does not line up with scripture it should be tossed out. (Col. 2:8; 2 Corinthians 10:5)

Description of the Movie

Based on the #1 New York Times best-selling book of the same name, HEAVEN IS FOR REAL brings to the screen the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world.

The film stars Academy Award® nominee and Emmy® award winning actor Greg Kinnear as Todd Burpo and co-stars Kelly Reilly as Sonja Burpo, the real-life couple whose son Colton (newcomer Connor Corum) claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience.

Colton recounts the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth … things he couldn’t possibly know. Todd and his family are then challenged to examine the meaning from this remarkable event… ( This is the description taken from the movies official Facebook Page)

Is it Scriptural

Proverbs 30:4 ask the question ” Who has ascended into heaven and descended?”

John 3:13 answers no one but the Son of Man.

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Noah Movie: What Every Christian Needs to Know

Noah Movie: What Every Christian Needs to Know

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The new Noah Movie by Darren Aronofsky starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson and Anthony Hopkins is out and is making an impact on all who watch it. There are tons of reviews out both from the Christian and Secular worlds.

I have not seen it and probably will not go to see it. I did find this article by Dr. Brian Mattson and I think that every Christian should read it to know what lies behind the movie.

He has done some solid research and lays out a good argument for the Noah Movie being grounded in 2nd century Gnosticism!

For more on Gnosticism and its beginnings I suggest you read  St. Irenaeus of Lyons: Against The Heresies. It is now on my list.

Dr. Mattson is a theologian, writer, speaker, singer/songwriter, recording artist, and avidly follows current events, cultural and political, as well as the Minnesota Twins Baseball Club.

He obtained a B.A. from Montana State University-Billings, an M.A.R. from Westminster Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from the University of Aberdeen (Scotland).

He now serves as Senior Scholar of Public Theology for the Center for Cultural Leadership  and as well serves as faculty for the Alliance Defending Freedom’s Blackstone Legal Fellowship and Collegiate Academy. He also co-host and produce Dead Reckoning, a weekly web video show and podcast.

You can also check him out here on his website Dr.Brianmattson.com.

Here is a teaser from his post titled: SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL

In Darren Aronofsky’s new star-gilt silver screen epic, Noah, Adam and Eve are luminescent and fleshless, right up until the moment they eat the forbidden fruit.

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More than Music Pt. 1 DJ Wade-O Download

More than Music Pt. 1 DJ Wade-O Download

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More than Music Pt. 1 DJ Wade-O Download. The new mixtape by DJ Wade-O and JahRock’n Productions.

This mixtape takes some of the biggest Christian Rap songs of the past year and mashes them up with classic Gospel, Hip Hop, Funk, Rock and Jazz Records.

DJ Wade-O and JahRock’n took the creativity one step further, as each mash-up combines songs that either have similar themes in content or have the same words in their title. Lecrae’s “Fakin’” is mashed up with Jr. Mafia’s “Get Money.” KB’s “Angels” is mashed up with Gospel-Great Richard Smallwood’s song of the same name. W.L.A.K.’s YHWH (is the King) is mashed up with Linkin Park’s “Wretches and Kings.”

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