Christ alone, the hope of the nations!

Posted on December 15, 2015 · Posted in Gospel

Biblical Christianity is not limited to one culture. The earthly biblical heritage of Christianity is the Ancient Near East, which has influenced Asian, African, and European traditions. In short Christianity addresses not the heart of a particular culture or ethnic background, but the heart of man. Sin is not limited to one culture. It is deeply ingrained in all cultures. Wherever there is man, there is sin!

Thus, God has revealed his righteousness to all the nations. All of the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of God. God chose a time and place in the timeline of human history where the message of the gospel would be spread to all the earth. So, Christmas is about the survival of mankind. We don’t just celebrate Christ’s goodness to us, but we celebrate that God has made it possible for people from all over the planet to be saved from their sins. Apart from the Lord of the Universe coming to Earth to die and rise again on the third day, there would be no hope.

The Advent of the Savior, Jesus Christ, is a big deal – the biggest deal in all of history. Don’t let this truth become lost in a pile of wrapping paper. In Christ alone we have hope. Don’t keep this to yourself. Tell someone!

The Lord has made his salvation known
  and revealed his righteousness to the nations.
He has remembered his love
 and his faithfulness to the house of Israel;
all the ends of the earth have seen
  the salvation of our God.
Psalm 98:2-3

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Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.