E. Edward Zinke

Senior Advisor, Adventist Review

The Real Christ of Christmas

Although we do not know the day of Christ’s birth, Christmas has traditionally been the time to remember this wonderful event. It is a time for friends and family, a time to celebrate together, and, like the kings from the East, to worship Jesus, the Christ.

Who is this Person we recognize during this season? Jesus is often seen as a cuddly baby, a buddy buddy, a charming Savior. His “matchless charms”* are extolled to the neglect of who He really is. His majesty is revered, but dazzled by His glory; His attributes often go unrecognized. A doctrineless Christ will not do; He is not a “designer god” we can meet on our terms within our comfort …

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