History Is His Story

How much does it matter where you’re born? It all depends. Under article two of the United States Constitution if you want to be president of the United States it matters where you’re born! That became a pretty high profile issue in the last two presidential contests.

Critics are now saying Jesus was born in Bethlehem of the Galilee. The claim is utter deception based on a cacophony of lies. The intent is to show His birth did not fulfill the prophecy regarding Him being the Messiah. 

According to the Old Testament, Judean Bethlehem was the City of David where the future messiah would be born. “The Bethlehem that’s the only Bethlehem that matters is David’s Bethlehem,” Paula Fredriksen, an American scholar of the historical Jesus, says. “And David’s Bethlehem quite specifically is in Judea.” Numerous others concur. 

Attempts to discredit the birth of Jesus continue to emerge and be discredited.

Follow this closely. Efforts have long been made to elevate Mary to the status of divinity.  If she was, she was divine.  If she was divine and Jesus was conceived of the divine Holy Spirit, then He had no human parent; and thus was not human.  The true miracle of the person of Jesus is that He was the God/man-man/God.  He was God in flesh and blood. As much God as though He were not man and as much man as though He were not God.  He had to have both natures in order to reconcile, that is, bring God and man together.  He was “made of woman.”

A requirement of a modern mediator is that he must be equal to both parties.

Only Jesus, not Mary was. The efforts on behalf of Mary are made in good faith, but are not good. They rob Jesus of His role spoken of as: “For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus.” (I Timothy 2:5)

In going down such blind alleys as these the main point is missed as in this news story. “”The story is told that on that December day in 1903, after the Wright brothers were successful in getting their “flying machine” off the ground, they telegraphed the message to their sister Katherine: “We have actually flown 120 feet. Will be home for Christmas.” Katherine hurried to the editor of the local newspaper and showed him the message. He glanced at it and said, “How nice. The boys will be home for Christmas.” Nice story, wrong response.

To only say nice things about Mary and Jesus is to miss the point.

He came to be our Mediator, to bring us and God together.

Have no resentment that there is only one mediator. As undeserving as we are there is reason to marvel there is one. Make certain He is your mediator.