It used to be that the one leader Joe Biden would refuse to mention by name was Donald J. Trump. Now, that role has been replaced by Jesus Christ.
With great fanfare and an oversized Bible, Joe Biden was sworn into office in January of 2021. The fawning press suddenly found religion again and praised Joe Biden’s faith as contrasted to how decidedly ‘unchristian’ the predecessor they dare not name might be.
Uh-huh. The coastal elite journos sure are selective about what aspects of ‘the faith’ they like to praise. If the guy in the pulpit is a Farrakhan-loving Marxist like Warnock, he’s the bees’ knees. But your ordinary pastor who refuses to shut down during COVID? Off to jail with him.
If Joe’s a better Christian than Donald Trump, surely that will be reflected in his Christmas message, right?
Here’s how Trump began his Christmas message in 2020:
The First Lady and I send our warmest wishes to all Americans as we celebrate Christmas. While our gatherings might look different than in years past, this Christmas, like every Christmas, is an opportunity for us to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, and show our heartfelt gratitude for the abundant blessings God has bestowed upon our lives and country.
Let’s see: in that very first paragraph, Trump has mentioned Christmas (3x), the birth of Jesus, his role as savior, and God as the source of all our blessings.
Here’s how Joe Biden, Super-Christian, handles that same opportunity in his 2022 Christmas address.
Good afternoon. “How silently, how silently, the wondrous Gift is given.”
There is a certain stillness at the center of the Christmas story. A silent night when all the world goes quiet and all the glamour, all the noise, everything that divides us, everything that pits us against one another, everything — everything that seems so important but really isn’t, this all fades away in stillness of the winter’s evening.
And we look to the sky, to a lone star, shining brighter than all the rest, guiding us to the birth of a child — a child Christians believe to be the son of God; miraculously now, here among us on Earth, bringing hope, love and peace and joy to the world.
Yes, it’s a story that’s 2,000 years old, but it’s still very much alive today. Just look into the eyes of a child
on Christmas morning, or listen to the laughter of a family together this holiday season after years — after years of being apart. Just feel the hope rising in your chest as you sing “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” even though you’ve sung the countless times before.
Yes, even after 2,000 years, Christmas still has the power to lift us up, to bring us together, to change lives, to change the world.
The Christmas story is at the heart of the Christmas — Christian faith. But the message of hope, love, peace, and joy, they’re also universal.
It speaks to all of us, whether we’re Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, or any other faith, or no faith at all. It speaks to all of us as human beings who are here on this Earth to care for one another, to look out for one another, to love one another.
The message of Christmas is always important, but it’s especially important through tough times, like the ones we’ve been through the past few years.
At the center of Trump’s Christmas message is a person, Jesus Christ, and his purpose: to come as the Savior of mankind.
At the center of Biden’s Christmas message is… feelings. Christ is reduced to a story, an inoffensive something ‘they’ believe. Something that — when you get right down to it — can actually be reduced to a metaphor and ‘universal’ themes of hope, love, peace and joy.
Joe is literally inviting us to celebrate what is in effect, a Christ-less Christmas… a Christmas that is equally accessible to the devout Christian, the secular agnostic, the Muslim, or the Hindu.
Then the man who spent the last few months blasting half the country as the real enemy took this moment to call us to ‘unity’. Riiiight. Another ClashDaily contributor stuck a fork in THAT claim here: White House Trots Out ‘Unity Joe’ Instead Of ‘Dark Brandon’ For Christmas Message (VIDEO)
The entire POINT of the Christmas ‘story’, Joe, is that the Peace Isaiah promised has nothing to do with the warm fuzzy feelings of nostalgia you’re trying to evoke here.
Our sin puts us on a collision course with the Thrice-Holy God, and the Peace Christ offers is of the sort that can give us the kind of inward transformation and new life that it would take to survive an encounter with the Lord of Life himself.
The ‘poison’ that needs to be addressed in any Christmas message is not political, Joe, but the sin that separates us from God and marks us as treasonous rebels revolting against his righteous reign.
Joe cited the lyrics of several Christmas carols, while utterly ignorant of the rich meaning they were packed with. He closed with this reference, for example:
As we sing “O’ Holy Night” — “His law is love, and His Gospel is peace” — may I wish you and for you, and for our nation, now and always, is that we’ll live in the light — the light of liberty and hope, of love and generosity, of kindness and compassion, of dignity and decency.
His law is love — as in Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
The good news of peace is the news that Christ has come to save us from our sins, has paid the price on the cross to redeem us from our sins, has risen from the dead to give us new life, and — in so doing — provides a path of peace for anyone who puts their trust in Christ’s finished work on the cross to put an end to the hostility between a righteous God and his formerly-rebellious creation.
What gives Christmas a very different ‘feel’ than any other time of the year is our (fading) tradition of elevating Christ and His work in our public consciousness at this time of year.
As we draw nearer to Him in love, that love swells up in those who love him and flows out to others.
That peace is available to everyone, but it isn’t given to everyone in some ‘Universalist’ sense. Because the same Jesus whose birth Joe made an oblique reference to, but whose name he refused to utter gave a warning:
So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.
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