Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Obama is Not Immanuel

Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.
Isaiah 7:14

But while Joseph thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.” 22 So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: 23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”
Matthew 1:18-23

“The State is God walking on Earth.”
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

I could have easily entitled this post, "George Bush is not Immanuel." Whoever (s)he is, the President is not Immanuel. "The government" is not Immanuel. "The State" is not Immanuel.

"Immanuel" means “God with us.”

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us
The Gospel of John, chapter 1

This is the meaning of Christmas. God with us.

The name "Jesus" comes from the Hebrew word Yhowshuwa', which is derived from yasha', which is the Hebrew word most frequently translated "salvation." "Jesus" means the One who brings salvation. The One who brings salvation is God with us.

In the Bible, the vast majority of occurrences of the word for "salvation" refer to such things as health, welfare, peace, prosperity, wholeness, victory, security -- all of which the State claims to provide us.

Both the Republicans and the Democrats promise salvation through government. Both parties can trace their dialectical heritage to Hegel and Marx. Both parties and their establishment-approved candidates believe they are God walking on earth, bringing salvation to the world. Voters who cast their electoral palm branches before these Demoblican and Republicrat candidates are part of the world's most powerful religious cult.

This Christmas, remember who God is, and who brings salvation.

The 12 Days of Liberty:
How Christmas Brought Liberty to the Modern World
Day 1: Incarnation and Liberty
Day 2: I'm Dreaming of a Large Christmas
Day 3: The Birth of the Anti-King
Day 4: Defeating the Enemies
Day 5: Peace on Earth
Day 6: Peace on Earth, Goodwill Toward Capitalists
Day 7: Kingmas: Christ = King
Day 8: Let's Keep Christmas Commercialized
Day 9: A Christmas Nagocracy
Day 10: Christmas for the Lowly
Day 11: "All Flesh Will See the Salvation of God"
Day 12: The Christmas Millennium

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