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Christmas Peace

Perhaps no bigger theme will be advanced by us this holiday season than the message of peace. It is a timely subject no matter where you live in the world.

In this new video from the LDS Church, which is really a post-Thanksgiving tradition every year, the core message of peace and the need of a Savior is explored. This is beautiful and thought provoking:

In a world that further separates itself from scripture and religion at Christmas the true meaning of these familiar words is lost on a generation that would have you believe that Christmas can be explained in a song, a video or even found in a store. Of course, it can’t.

These words were written by Isaiah the Prophet and they come from the Old Testament, more than 500 years before Christ.

Many cannot accept there was Christmas before Christ. Of course, there. It was not only as widely celebrated as it is today it dates back to the very beginning of man’s known existence. Christ — which is a title, meaning “Anointed One” — has ties to almost every known religious system of antiquity.

We would be wise to delve deep into the scriptures and learn what it was our ancient ancestors were really celebrating. It is a message of timely importance in our world as Christmas is getting lost in the hype and the rumored wars of our time.

Christmas peace was never more needed.

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Emanuel...God with us! The power of the incarnation is awesome! Here's the rest of Is. 9:6, "For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."

That Jesus of Nazareth is Mighty God. Jesus is the Everlasting Father. He is the Prince of Peace. That He is all of those things really is a powerful truth, but not one easily grasped. Of course Philippeans 2:5-8 addresses that, "Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross."

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