Many religions have room for a jesus (notice non-capitalization). They have room for a baby in a manger that is harmless, unassuming, all accepting–simply a signpost pointing to the ultimate happiness of an all-inclusive, pluralistic, otherworldly utopia.
Many religions have room for a jesus. They have room for a long-haired, limp-wristed, effeminate renaissance painting that forgives the harlot, but conveniently forgets to say “Go and Sin No More!”
Oprah believes in a jesus–a non-jealous, non-judgmental teacher who leads people to god (non-caps), the light, nirvana, heaven, or whatever other term floats your inter-faith, ecumenical, tolerance-happy boat.
And yet, for THE Jesus of the Bible, other religions have no room. There is no room for Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God and God in the Flesh who is the ONLY way the ONLY truth and the ONLY life. Many people in the spirit of anti-christ will accept a “jesus”, but it is not the Jesus Christ of the Bible, and is therefore an idol. One aspect or another of His person is left out to suit their own fleshly desires, and therefore the image in their minds can NO LONGER be labeled as the Christ, the Son of the Living God!
This season of Christmas, let us realize that–while the first appearance of Christ on earth is a blessed event– it is His person that we truly celebrate. Let us remember that we celebrate the fact that the righteous, loving, living, only God came to earth for us, in order to die, be buried, and rise again the third day so that our sins may be forgiven, and that we may go to live with Him in Heaven eternally. Let us remember that we are celebrating HIM as the ONLY way the ONLY truth, and the ONLY life!
Let us remember the Real Jesus.