Jawa Christmas

The message of Christmas is not that Christ was born, but he lives and that through him all things are possible.

Even Peace in Syria.

And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.

And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?

And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.

And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man. And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus. And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink.

And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord. And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth, And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight.

Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem: And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name. But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel: For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.

And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost. And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.

And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus. And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God.

It has been said the wages of sin is death.

If this is so the war in Syria and Iraq is a great sin, The wages of ISIS' war are clear to see.

(Howie steps down from his soapbox.)

Posted by: Howie at 11:59 PM


The "death" spoken of is not physical death, although that might happen too. It is death of the soul. Each time we sin our souls die just a little bit until we become insensitive to our sins.
The murderers etc of IS are those who have reached a point where they are insensitive to their own wrong-doing. This includes the women who encourage any of the men involved in IS and also it also includes the young ones, including the children who have been caught up in the slaughter.

Posted by: Aussie at December 25, 2014 12:44 AM

2 I keep a small banner by my desk:


It is the only way to help them out of the mess.

Posted by: David Brown at December 25, 2014 09:53 PM

3 Are you sure the Lord said "pricks"?

And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

Posted by: Phil at December 25, 2014 10:33 PM

4 Kings James' says so.... Depends on the version you read I guess.

Posted by: Tony Montana Political Refugee From Cuba at December 26, 2014 08:59 AM

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