What Does Christmas Represent? by Rex Yancey

What Does Christmas Represent?
Rex Yancey
Genesis 3:15
December 14, 2009

There was a professor of a law school who began his class every year by putting two numbers on the blackboard- a 4, and then out beside it a 2. Then he would ask this question: "What is the solution?"
Well one student would immediately call out "6." Another one would call out "2." Then several would shout "8." But at each answer the teacher would always shake his head in the negative. Then the professor would point out their one fatal error.
He would say, "The reason you people cannot find the solution is because you have failed to ask the key question: "What is the problem?" Ladies and gentlemen, unless you know what the problem is, you cannot possibly find the solution."
We are living in a world frantically trying to find solutions when it hasn't even identified the problem. This world is in a mess.
1. This world is in a moral mess. Teenage pregnancy, abortions, alcoholism, drug use, crime is at an all time high, lack of responsibility, and licentiousness.
2. This world is in a political mess. We seem to be falling apart at the seams. With few exceptions the rest of the world is lining up against us.
3. We are in an economic mess. Entire nations are defaulting on hundreds of billions of dollars worth of loans. We have become a debtor nation to the Chinese. The dollar is shrinking everyday. Jobs are not to be found.
4. We are in a spiritual mess. Atheism, agnosticism, humanism, secularism, and foreign religions now dominate the world scene. Two out of three people in the world either have no religion or are involved in a false religion.
-Now we will never find the solution until we understand the problem. This is what Christmas is all about. It is about the problem and the solution. Christmas represents a truth but it also represents a tragedy.
-Christmas is that time of year when we celebrate the birth of God's Son. 2000 years ago Jesus came in ...


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