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Happy Birthday?

This is the time of the year when I have my rant on my Christmas pet peeve. This is the time of the year when Christians all over the world will celebrate the "birthday" of Jesus who is also called Christ. This is the time of the year when some Christians will faithfully sing happy birthday to Jesus.

I find this to be a little bit inappropriate, to understate my sentiment. To make my case this time, we shall take a look at Isaiah 9:6:
For a child is born to us,
a son is given to us.
The government will rest on his shoulders.
And he will be called:
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. In this verse, it is explicitly stated (if one reads carefully) that a child is born to us and a son is given. The child, who was to be called Jesus, was born in Bethlehem in the year when Claudius had his census, to a virgin girl by the name of Mary. But Jesus, whose real identity is the Messiah and the second person in the Holy Trinity, existed eternally…

Of Judgment

This reflection comes from reading too much comments on newspaper articles pertaining to the CHC case. On top of it, it comes from reflecting on the issue of being judged and the act of judging as a Christian.

We often hear people, Christians inclusive, that if we are in Christ, we should not judge. Such popular notions of how Christians should behave, or rather, how people should behave towards one another in general, have led people to believe that judging one another is wrong. After all, didn't the Scripture say that we should not judge? Didn't the Scripture ask who are we to judge our neighbours?

I am inclined to believe that most people say these things like "you should not judge me" when they have done something they know that they should not do, or they have committed something that they instinctively know it's wrong. But in such situations, they are unwilling to face up to the consequences of their actions and hence, they bring out their trump card and pr…