I Would Like to Celebrate Christmas with Nina Grewal but…

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  1. Joyce Hendricks says:

    Merry Christmas Ryan. Enjoy your break and thanks for all the thought provoking words this year.

  2. Nicole says:

    Well, I hope you are writing the above to Nina Grewal personally.

    Given the history of the politically correct idiots in our culture who have for years strived to take the word CHRISTMAS out of the public sector ….I for one am super happy that someone from another faith had the guts to stand up in front of the public sector and tell the public sector/govt off. Sure, they may not truly understand the true meaning of Christmas. They never did. BUT — you can bet your bee-hind that they do know it’s about CHRIST. And so to remove the Christian word “CHRIST” out of CHRISTMAS – as a way to be inclusive to all other faiths, the public sector/govt has done away with Merry Christmas in favour of Happy Holidays and Seasons Greeitings —- taken away Christmas tree in favour of holiday tree etc ……… heck ya, I am glad someone stood up and said something! This is a prime example of tolerance for all except Christians. The word CHRIST is what offends them, not Christmas. And so yes …. hats off to Nina Grewal. and Merry Christmas! 🙂

    • Thanks for the comment Nicole. I stand by my argument that what Ms Grewal is purely agenda driven, politically correct drivel and nothing more. My point is that we should not be offended when the world wants to remove Christ out of Christmas. It is nothing new. They want to have a a day off without the religion attached to it, just like everything else. The whole point of this is that no one, not government, not Satan, not other religions, not jail, nor persecution nor death, nor anything can “rob” us of our faith in Christ Jesus. The true meaning of Christmas is not lost because some non Christians said so…

      • Tim Denbok says:

        Absolutely Ryan (or do I call you Dad?) 🙂 But what Nicole points out is that it took guts, style and risk for Nina Grewal to stand up in front of Parliament and do what she did. That’s not her constituency she is representing there, you can bet on that. Her accent is so thick you could slice it with a breadknife. So, politically, I don’t understand what her ‘agenda’ could possibly be, and it certainly wasn’t ‘politically correct’ at all. It was her standing up for another faith. Give the lady some credit. The only way Nina’s little speech could be coloured by politics is if someone uncovered that the Tory caucus or the PM! asked her to deliver it – even if she believed what she said anyways. That would be stinky. But I doubt that very, very much.
        Merry Christmas Ryan. And here is what Dr. deVisser of the CanRef Seminary had to say at Streetlight Christian church tonight:
        Worship the Jesus of 2012 AD at Christmas. The risen Christ, seated at the right hand of the Father, [who will reign until He has put all his enemies under his feet.] Now that – truly – was a perspective I have NEVER heard before. Makes Nina Grewal look like a blithering idiot. Anyways. Blessings for the season.

    • Merry Christmas Nicole. 🙂

  3. Yvonne says:

    Merry Christmas, Ryan! I was intrigued by your classification of Adam as our first mediator before God. I don’t think I have ever considered him in this position before. Is this based on Romans 5 or 1 Corinthians 15?
    Thanks, Yvonne

    • Hi Yvonne, Merry Christmas! Adam functioned like a mediator or covenant head before God. When he sinned the entire human race was plunged into sin and brokenness. In Romans 5 15, we read, “For if by the one man’s offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many.” Here we see the contrast between the death that came upon us because of the disobedience of Adam and the glory and life that comes to believers because of Christ’s obedience.