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This is already Christmas

This is already Christmas

Today is already the 25th of December and it’s Christmas. A religious festival based on a payan festival still very popular in our country.

 

 

The origin of Christmas is not clearly established. But it is known that Christmas was born in ancient times, on the sidelines of the winter solstice. A pivotal period, during which were held, since antiquity, many celebrations dedicated to the worship of the god of sowing and fertility, Saturn. The “Saturnalia”, which took place from December 17 to 24, seems to have an undeniable link with the “Nativity”, which was born with Christianity. There is no certainty as to the exact day of Jesus’ birth. The date of December 25th was only decided in 354, by Pope Liberus…

In short, everyone understands that Christmas is a festival that celebrates the birth of Jesus.

We cannot understand the work of Jesus without a new birth (read John 3: 3) and a renewal of the intelligence. It is impossible to understand with a human intelligence. Jesus means savior. The deep concept is salvation. It means that there is a perdition. One cannot understand the basis of the Christian faith if one does not understand this concept of perdition or death. Death being the separation from God.

We are of course far from God. We don’t believe that God exists. And if he exists (maybe), it doesn’t change anything. We pray but it doesn’t work. Why not? Simply because there is a wall between us and God. So we invented religions thinking that maybe we can reach God. But it doesn’t work. The religion of the Bible (Judaism) is based on the law. If you do something against the law, there are consequences. It’s too difficult to apply. And we can’t do it. Other religions like Christianity, Islam or Buddhism etc… are not very useful. We are still far from God. We get closer to one meter while he is billions of billions of kilometers away.

In short, we cannot reach God, speak to him, hear him. We cannot enter into a relationship with him. This is perdition.

The only solution is Jesus. He paid for us to be able to find a relationship with God. If we want to. He leaves us free. God does not force us. Jesus is the only way to God. It is the only way to salvation. Jesus means Savior.

Obviously, human beings do not understand these concepts. We need a revelation. If in spite of everything you are curious. Look for yourself. Read the Bible. Jesus is the beginning and the end. The alpha and the omega. In the last verse of the bible you find the word Jesus. And what do you find in the first verse of the new testament? the name of Jesus. What do you find in the 1st verse of the Bible? The word ‘beginning’. Jesus is the beginning.

In short, Christmas is the birth of Jesus, the greatest of all Jews.

Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus. It is the celebration of the beginning of Jesus as a man. Jesus is the beginning. I have deliberately replaced the word birth with beginning. Jesus was before. He IS. He is the I AM.

Whether you are a believer or not. Merry Christmas and happy holidays.

Gospel Center Lausanne

Gospel Center Lausanne

My church introduced Covid pass in september and it was the reason why I was not able to join it. Covid pass discriminate poeple. And I felt rejected not accepted. The pastor was afraid to create a cluster like in Mulhouse in the Church Porte Ouverte in february 2020 then he is very zealous to apply restriction and the covid law.

And I decided to search for a church that could accept me. An internet search and I started to create a list of church that accept all people. Me included.

The first Church was Gospel Center.

This service take place in a bar in an activity area between company that rececycle trash and other company that sell solar panel.

My first impression when I arrive in this room was the music. The sound is very loud and it is only preparation. The mixage table is impressive with 4 screens.

It looks like a church show. But why not. I remember in the past I heard criticism about such church that do too much with emotion or show. But why not.

The perfect church does not exists and I have to focus on the positive part. Full of young people, life, worship and a preaching with basic teaching. The speakers talk about the potter and the jar with clay. We must be teachable and flexible. God is the potter and we are the pot.

for KING & COUNTRY – For God Is With Us

for KING & COUNTRY – For God Is With Us

Dare to believe in
A true love that gave us
A brand new beginning

Known for a king
No celebration and no ceremony
In that little town, nobody will think
This is the story of the coming glory

Can you hear the prayers that people pray?
Can you see the skies begin to break?
When heaven and earth were face to face
Oh, how the world forever changed

For God is with us
God is with us

All in the moment
All in an instant
The body was broken
It is finished

So let us bеgin
The celebration and the ceremony
There’s silence on earth but the heavens are roarin’
Tellin’ the story of the coming glory

Can you feel your heart begin to race?
Can you see the tide begin to change?
With all of our futures rearranged
The world will never be the same

For God is with us
God is with us

For God is with us
Oh, can we sing, oh, can we sing
God is with us
Oh, can we hear, oh, can we hear
For God is with us

Dare to imagine
Dare to believe in
A true love that gave us
A reason for living

Can you feel the hope that’s rushin’ in?
Can you hear the song that’s echoin’?
Join with the choir as we sing
This is where love truly begins

For God is with us
God is with us

For God is with us
Oh, can we sing, oh, can we sing
God is with us
Oh, can we hear, oh, can we hear
For God is with us

Oh, can we sing, oh, can we sing
God is with us

The story of Justin Bieber

The story of Justin Bieber

Did you know that Justin Bieber has released an Album with only Christian songs? Did you know that he has turned to Christ in recent years, left his promiscuous lifestyle and got married? That he had a near-death experience with Lyme disease and drug abuse? That he was born to a 17-year-old mother who struggled with drug addiction and attempted suicide, but found Christ? That Justin was the subject of a prophecy just before his big breakthrough? That Justin regrets so much of what he did wrong? That he had everything going for him but felt alone and empty?

Born at St. Joseph’s Hospital in London, Ontario,4 Canada, Justin Drew Bieber was the only child of French-Canadian Patricia Lynn (born April 2, 1975)6 and Jeremy Jack Bieber (born June 4, 1975)-who became his parents when he was only 18 and never married. His parents separated shortly after his birth, and he was raised primarily by his mother, who worked one low-paying job after another, and his maternal grandparents, Diane and Bruce Mallette. At the time, his mother was struggling with substance abuse, depression and trauma from sexual abuse as a child and teenager. He has French Canadian, Irish, German, Scottish and English heritage.

In September 2019, Justin Bieber admitted to using numerous illicit substances from the time he was 18 until he was 20 years old.229 From the age of 13, he began using cannabis. Over the years, he developed a strong addiction to cocaine, hallucinogenic mushrooms, alcohol, Sizzurp, antidepressants and ecstasy. He then reveals that his many addictions led him to make “bad choices,” as well as to have “abusive behavior towards his ex-girlfriends:” “I started using drugs and emotionally abusing others at the age of 18. I was resentful, disrespectful to women, and angry. I became distant with everyone who loved me, and then hid behind a shell. I felt like I could never be otherwise.

In January 2020, the singer says he wanted to change and get sober, the day he thought he was dying: “Every night, my bodyguards and my team would come and check my pulse […] People have no idea how crazy everything was at that time. My first instinct when I got up every morning was to take some medicine and smoke a joint. That’s how I started my day. It was scary. “

[Verse 1: Justin Bieber]
I hear a lot about sinners
Don’t think that I’ll be a saint
But I might go down to the river
‘Cause the way that the sky opens up when we touch
Yeah, it’s makin’ me say

[Chorus: Justin Bieber]
That the way you hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me
Feels so holy, holy, holy, holy, holy
On God
Runnin’ to the altar like a track star
Can’t wait another second
‘Cause the way you hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me
Feels so holy

[Verse 2: Justin Bieber]
I don’t do well with the drama
And, no, I can’t stand it being fake
(No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no)
I don’t believe in nirvana
But the way that we love in the night gave me life
Baby, I can’t explain

[Chorus: Justin Bieber]
That the way you hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me
Feels so holy, holy, holy, holy, holy
On God
Runnin’ to the altar like a track star
Can’t wait another second
‘Cause the way you hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me
Feels so holy
[Bridge: Justin Bieber & Chance the Rapper]
They say we’re too young and
The pimps and the players say, “Don’t go crushin'”
Wise men say fools rush in
But I don’t know (Ah-ah-ah-ah)
They say we’re too young and
The pimps and the players say, “Don’t go crushin'”
Wise men say fools rush in
But I don’t know (Chance the Rapper)

[Verse 3: Chance the Rapper]
The first step pleases the Father
Might be the hardest to take
But when you come out of the water
I’m a believer, my heart is fleshy
Life is short with a temper like Joe Pesci
They always come and sing your praises, your name is catchy
But they don’t see you how I see you, Parlay and Desi
Cross, Tween, Tween, Hesi’ hit the jet speed
When they get messy, go lefty like Lionel Messi
Let’s take a trip and get the Vespas or rent a Jet Ski
I know the spots that got the best weed, we goin’ next week
I wanna honor, wanna honor you, bride’s groom, I’m my father’s child
I know when the son takes the first steps, the Father’s proud (Yes)
If you make it to the water, He’ll part the clouds (Uh)
I know He made you a snack like Oscar Proud (Mwah)
Suffer it to be so now gotta clean it up (Ooh)
Formalize the union in communion, He can trust (Woo)
I know I ain’t leavin’ you like I know He ain’t leavin’ us (Ah)
I know we believe in God, and I know God believes in us
[Chorus: Justin Bieber]
‘Cause the way you hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me
Feels so holy, holy, holy, holy, holy
On God
Runnin’ to the altar like a track star
Can’t wait another second, on God
Runnin’ to the altar like a track star
Can’t wait another second, on God
Runnin’ to the altar like a track star
Can’t wait another second
‘Cause the way you hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me
Feels so ho-ho-ho-holy

Kendji Girac a french gypsy singer

Kendji Girac a french gypsy singer

As introduction, I could say that I was talking on the Fediverse (my account is https://theres.life/@kris) about Gypsies.

Gypsies are nomadic people living in caravans. They move from place to place. Few have houses. This people is rejected because they are different of oxidental culture. Some say they don’t work, they don’t go to school, they steal etc… Sometimes this fact is exagerated sometimes it is true.

Then I discover Kendji Girac.

Is this man a christian as I saw him singing few christian songs on youtube.

Sure he grew up in a christian family. In France many Gypsies are christian. Personaly the first real christian I knew was Gypsie whis Mission Vie et Lumière. First time in my life I saw people talking about the Bible about Miracle and Jesus.

Looking for more information about his faith I notice that he is only a nominal christian. According to Libération he believe but is not baptized because he think that baptized people are not allowed to go to paries. I think he misunderstand christian life. Nevertheless he respect faith as he grew up in christian family and sometimes he sings christian songs.