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What if Christmas is a core value of belief in a personal God who lived among us and His freely given promise of eternal salvation that no believer should reject or apologize for? What if Christmas is the rebirth of Christ in the hearts of all believers? What if Christmas is the potential rebirth of Christ in every heart that will have Him, whether a believer or not?

What if Jesus Christ was born about 2,000 years ago in Bethlehem? What if He is true God and true man? What if this is a mystery and a miracle? What if this came about as part of God’s plan for the salvation of all people? What if Jesus was sent into the world to atone for our sins by offering Himself as a sacrifice? What if He was sinless? What if His life was the most critical turning point in human history? What if the reason we live is that He died?

What if after He died, He rose from the dead? What if He was murdered by the government because it feared a revolt if it did not murder Him? What if the government thought He was crazy when He said He is a king but His kingdom is not of this world? What if He was not crazy but divine? What if when He said that He could forgive sins, He was referring to Himself as God?

What if He is one of the three parts of a triune God? What if this is an inexplicable mystery? What if there is no power without mystery? What if the power He possessed, He exercised only for the good? What if He truly gave sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf, musculature to the lame, hope to the disillusioned, courage to the weak and even life to the dead?

What if He freely did these things but sought no acclamation for them? What if after each of these miracles, He disappeared into the temple precincts or walked well past the crowd, lest the crowd hail him as a temporal or secular leader? What if there was in that towering personality a deep thread of shyness? What if He was shy about His Godness? What if He was shy about His goodness? What if He loved saving us? What if He was joyful but did not want us to see His joy?

What if He knew all along how profoundly untimely and utterly painful the end of His life on earth would be but He neither feared nor avoided it? What if His greatest display of love was self-restraint on the Cross?

What if most of the world that He came to save has rejected Him? What if He still loves those who have rejected Him? What if He still offers them salvation? What if His offer is real and forever?

What if many folks today have rejected the true God for government-as-god? What if the government-as-god has set itself up as providing for all secular needs in return for fidelity to it? What if this seductive offer has been accepted by millions in America?


What if the acceptance of this seductive offer of government-as-god has ruined individual initiative, destroyed personal work ethic, fostered cancerous laziness, enhanced deep poverty and impelled thoughtless obedience to government in those who have accepted it? What if the defiance inherent in the belief of government-as-god chills the exercise of personal freedoms for fear of the loss of the government’s munificence? What if government charity is really munificence with money it has taken from those who work and earn it? What if it’s then given to those who don’t? What if it is impossible to be truly charitable with someone else’s money?

What if Jesus came to set us free from the yoke of government oppression and the chains of personal sin? What if freedom is our birthright, given to us by the true God, not by the government-as-god? What if the true God made us in His own image and likeness? What if the most similar likeness between us mortals and the true God is freedom? What if just as God is perfectly free, so are we perfectly free? What if we have failed to preserve freedom and have permitted governments to take it from us? What if we are not full people without full freedom?

What if the world was full of darkness before He came into it? What if there is darkness still today but yet much light? What if we recognize that He is the Light of the World? What if Christmas is the birthday of the Son of God and the Son of Mary? What if we recognize the presence of the Son of God and the Son of Mary in our hearts and among us? What if the God-as-baby whose birthday we celebrate is the Savior of the World? What if we don’t mask this but live it?

What if we say with our hearts and mean with our words — Merry Christmas?

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  1. bartok says:

    What if a libertarian Judge twisted Jesus’ “I will gather all the nations” to mean “Merge all the Nations through mass immigration”?

    Note well that Judge Andrew Napolitano loves mass immigration, the Great Replacement and White Genocide. He’s a libertarian so of course he loves the destruction of the American nation. Libertarians are No Border No Wall leftists.

  2. @bartok

    Not this libertarian! As Hans-Hermann Hoppe put it, illegal immigrants are trespassers who should be forcibly removed. I strongly agree!

  3. @bartok

    Agreed. But this piece is kinda beautiful, no?

  4. Clever rhetoric. False dichotomy.
    So what if both the Jesus story is true & the “government is god” story are false ? So what if they are both false ? You pay your income tax, expect government to fix the roads etc & generally hope your kids will do a little bit better than you ? This is government as god ? As opposed to reliance on a belief system its own practitioners (usually) admit is based on faith ?
    Perhaps its time that people believe that they are the government & try to act accordingly ?

  5. What if readers were sick of your “what if” articles?

    What if readers began to just click out of your article as soon as they saw that you had written another article in this annoying style?

    What if you tried writing without resorting to a whole page of “what if” questions?

  6. It’s not a What If.

    Merry Christmas.

  7. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    And what if Joseph Atwill is correct and Jesus was a false flag op by the Roman Court in the War of the Jews?

  8. Log says:

    What if all mankind must actually and literally do what Christ said to do or else they are not and cannot be saved?

    What if Christians must not lust after any woman, including one’s wife?

    What if Christians must give to every man that asks them?

    What if Christians must turn the other cheek when struck to be struck again instead of reviling their assailants?

    What if Christians must lend to all comers, without hoping to receive again?

    What if Christians must not collect on debts, but instead forgive whatever debts they hold against others?

    What if Christians must yield without a fight whenever they are sued?

    What if Christians must not ask for their possessions back from anyone who takes them?

    What if Christians must not build up stores of goods or food or money or possessions for themselves?

    What if Christians must give all their possessions above their immediate needs to the poor?

    What if Christians must give alms to the beggars who hold up signs?

    What if instead of fighting evil Christians must not resist evil, such as abuse and persecutions, and return good to their abusers for the evils done to themselves?

    What if Christians must forgive every wrong and trespass against themselves?

    What if the teaching and literal execution of Christ’s commandments is the cross of Christ?

    What if the Sermon on the Mount is the Gospel which all must believe and obey or else abide without salvation?

    What if instead of only talking about Christ Christians actually did what Christ said to do?

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