Since the founding of the Republican Party in 1854, Christian Values have been a cornerstone of the Party. Many think the party is all about the financial worldview but it isn’t. It was founded on the Christian Worldview and a desire to bring back the freedom and liberty of conscience and the pursuit of happiness that the Founding Fathers of the United States of America had listed in the Declaration of Independence. Members of the party today who wish to strip the party of Christianity are not welcome and we at SaintPaulRepublicans.us will work to evangelize those people to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and personal savior. If they resist and reject Jesus we will work to remove them from the party and their ability to influence or intimidate others to feeling small and powerless without their leadership. Putting self ahead of Jesus Christ is the recipe for disaster and misery. Jesus is an excellent master who takes excellent care of all who believe in Him and do his work on Earth until He returns to rule. We believe in putting Jesus Christ First in our lives. Happy is the Nation who Jesus is Lord. ~~ Publius Jr.
This Christmas Card is for all the people who are friends, and potential friends of ours that we don’t have enough physical Christmas Cards to send out. Feel free to send it to others that you know.
We Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Peaceful New Year
God sent his only Son to redeem us from our sins and to teach us how to live, love, pray, and to serve others in His Kingdom. Jesus traded his spirit-only nature to become fully a man, fully God, and fully the Holy Spirit. To save us from our sins there needed to be a blood sacrifice of an innocent being. Jesus Bar Joseph of Nazareth was this sacrifice.
He knows what it is like to live a human life in all it’s triumphs, and it’s miseries. He asked his Father to take away his plight hours before he was arrested. Jesus enjoyed being a human, living a sinless life, but he knew he was to take on others’ sins and take the punishment that all of us deserve for living a sinful life. That punishment is death. No sin is too small to deserve this punishment. When one violates one commandment no matter how small or intentional in thought or deed you are condemned of them all. This is why we sinners need a savior to give us a new life.
God made it easy for us to do this. He sent his only Son to live and die for us, and resurrect from the dead for us, so that we can be redeemed of all the things we have ever did, or will do (you will sin again, but because you believe in Jesus, all God sees is the finished work of Jesus’ sacrifice, and God will forget your sin).
Jesus was born of a virgin and the Holy Spirit. It was necessary that he would not have a man of Adam’s disease of spiritual sin to be his father. Mary was from the lineage of King David. This was so Jesus could live a sinless unblemished life. He was Mary’s first son which gives him the characteristics of a sacrificial lamb that was used to atone for ones sins. In the Temple of God these lambs would be risen up for all to see after their execution on Passover.
Jesus didn’t come to set up a church that only perfect people can belong to. He didn’t come here to set up a holiday season that demands more and more of our money to celebrate traditions that usually get in the way of what God planned for us.
Jesus came to have a personal relationship with you. Ask yourself if you can have a fulfilling loving relationship with someone who regiments the time you spend with them with rites, brow-beating, demands that you wear special clothes, eat special foods, for only 1-2 hours (or < 1 hour during the NFL season) out of the 168 hours in a week. Do you think that relationship could last?
Jesus wants you. He doesn’t want to wait until you go through all the other things on your agenda. He wants to be first in your life and the other things a far distant second. He paid the ultimate price for you and he can wait until you come around to him…don’t wait too long, once you die you can’t change your mind. Only God knows when you will lose this life, you need to take the first step toward Jesus.
Here is the Sinner’s Prayer from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website:
Dear God, I’m a sinner. I’m sorry for my sins. I want to turn from my sins. I believe Jesus Christ is your Son. I believe He died for my sin and that You raised Him to life. I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Jesus, I put my trust in You and I surrender my life to You. Please come into my life and fill me with Your Holy Spirit. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.
That’s what Christmas is all about, the start of a new life in Christ.