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    08 Dec '07 21:56
    The poem below describes the true meaning of Christmas
    and how a person receives the gift of eternal life.


    The Eternal Christmas Gift*

    New fallen snow--Oh so bright and pretty.
    The mercury shows degrees at twenty.
    Christmas carolers merrily singing.
    Church bells are triumphantly chiming.

    Colorful Christmas lights--Oh so glittering and bright.
    Christmas decorations everywhere--what a beautiful sight.
    Christmas gifts piled under the tree--
    Ready to be opened with joviality.

    At a park there is a display--
    Depicting the true meaning of Christmas Day.
    The baby Jesus lying in a manger--God incarnate.
    The birth of Jesus--God's love gift to the world is the ultimate.

    The Lord we give thanks for this day of celebration--
    In remembrance of our Savior's birth--making possible our salvation.
    By trusting only in Jesus the Messiah with sincerity--
    The perfect Christmas gift of salvation is ours for eternity.

    (c) Jim Colton


    *John 3:16; John 14:6; Ephesians 2:8-10; Romans 10:9-10, 13

    Note: Bible verses above explain about God's gift of Salvation.
    A person can receive God's gift of eternal life by repenting of one's
    sins and inviting Jesus Christ to come into his or her life and trusting in
    Jesus completely for Salvation.
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    08 Dec '07 22:121 edit
    Originally posted by johnchp3
    The poem below describes the true meaning of Christmas
    and how a person receives the gift of eternal life.


    The Eternal Christmas Gift*

    New fallen snow--Oh so bright and pretty.
    The mercury shows degrees at twenty.
    Christmas carolers merrily singing.
    Church bells are triumphantly chiming.

    Colorful Christmas lights--Oh so glittering and bright esus Christ to come into his or her life and trusting in
    Jesus completely for Salvation.
    Which definition applies?:

    re·pent
    1. be sorry: to recognize the wrong in something you have done and be sorry about it

    2. change ways: to feel regret about a sin or past actions and change your ways or habits
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    08 Dec '07 22:43
    Originally posted by johnchp3
    The poem below describes the true meaning of Christmas
    and how a person receives the gift of eternal life.


    The Eternal Christmas Gift*

    New fallen snow--Oh so bright and pretty.
    The mercury shows degrees at twenty.
    Christmas carolers merrily singing.
    Church bells are triumphantly chiming.

    Colorful Christmas lights--Oh so glittering and bright ...[text shortened]... esus Christ to come into his or her life and trusting in
    Jesus completely for Salvation.
    Great poem!

    Not to take away from the spirit of your thread, but how does repentance help one obtain salvation?
    It seems to me that repentance is a work. Salvation is a free gift. How do you reconcile the two?
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    08 Dec '07 23:191 edit
    Originally posted by johnchp3
    The poem below describes the true meaning of Christmas
    and how a person receives the gift of eternal life.


    The Eternal Christmas Gift*

    New fallen snow--Oh so bright and pretty.
    The mercury shows degrees at twenty.
    Christmas carolers merrily singing.
    Church bells are triumphantly chiming.

    Colorful Christmas lights--Oh so glittering and bright esus Christ to come into his or her life and trusting in
    Jesus completely for Salvation.
    And this song celebrates the true spirit of Christmas as celebrated in America and much of the western world (2 points to the first person to identify the author):

    Christmas time is here, by golly,
    Disapproval would be folly.
    Deck the halls with hunks of holly,
    Fill the cup and don't say when.

    Kill the turkeys, ducks and chickens,
    Mix the punch, drag out the Dickens.
    Even though the prospect sickens,
    Brother, here we go again.

    On Christmas Day you can't get sore,
    Your fellow man you must adore.
    There's time to rob him all the more
    The other three hundred and sixty-four.

    Relations, sparing no expense, 'll
    Send some useless old utensil,
    Or a matching pen and pencil.
    "Just the thing I need, how nice!"

    It doesn't matter how sincere it is,
    Nor how heart felt the spirit,
    Sentiment will not endear it,
    What's important is the price.

    Hark, the Herald Tribune sings,
    Advertising wondrous things.
    God rest ye merry merchants,
    May ye make the Yuletide pay.
    Angels we have heard on high,
    Tell us to go out and buy!

    So, let the raucous sleigh bells jingle,
    Hail our dear old friend Kris Kringle,
    Driving his reindeer across the sky.
    Don't stand underneath when they fly by.

    --- Penguin
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    08 Dec '07 23:31
    Originally posted by Penguin
    And this song celebrates the true spirit of Christmas as celebrated in America and much of the western world (2 points to the first person to identify the author):

    Christmas time is here, by golly,
    Disapproval would be folly.
    Deck the halls with hunks of holly,
    Fill the cup and don't say when.

    Kill the turkeys, ducks and chickens,
    Mix the punch, dr ...[text shortened]... g his reindeer across the sky.
    Don't stand underneath when they fly by.

    --- Penguin
    Frank Zappa?
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    10 Dec '07 13:38
    Originally posted by josephw
    Great poem!

    Not to take away from the spirit of your thread, but how does repentance help one obtain salvation?
    It seems to me that repentance is a work. Salvation is a free gift. How do you reconcile the two?
    I agree with you that salvation is a free gift & repentance is a work but there are Christians also that believe that an unsaved person should repent of sins when accepting Jesus as Lord & Savior. I believe a person needs to admit to God that he/she is a sinner when accepting Jesus as Savior & acknowlodge that He was crucified on the cross for his/her sins.
    There are many verses as you know in the NT about repentance including Luke 5:32 which states:I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
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    10 Dec '07 14:07
    Originally posted by johnchp3
    The poem below describes the true meaning of Christmas ...

    New fallen snow--Oh so bright and pretty.
    The mercury shows degrees at twenty.
    I fully expect the mercury to show 45C this Christmas as it does most years. The last time I saw fallen snow I was 4 years old.
    If the 'true meaning' of Christmas involves being in the northern hemisphere then I am forever doomed to miss out on it.
    And what makes you think you have the right to define 'true meanings' of anything anyway?
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    10 Dec '07 14:58
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    I fully expect the mercury to show 45C this Christmas as it does most years. The last time I saw fallen snow I was 4 years old.
    If the 'true meaning' of Christmas involves being in the northern hemisphere then I am forever doomed to miss out on it.
    And what makes you think you have the right to define 'true meanings' of anything anyway?
    I expect there will be snow in heaven, at 20C (a nice and comfortable temperature).

    The poem sounds like a 6 year old child's attempt at making rhymes.
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    10 Dec '07 16:34
    Originally posted by ThinkOfOne
    Which definition applies?:

    re·pent
    1. be sorry: to recognize the wrong in something you have done and be sorry about it

    2. change ways: to feel regret about a sin or past actions and change your ways or habits
    Repent means #2: change ways: to feel regret about a sin or past actions and change your ways or habits
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    10 Dec '07 16:48
    Originally posted by johnchp3
    Repent means #2: change ways: to feel regret about a sin or past actions and change your ways or habits
    Good for you. There don't seem to be many who believe that one must overcome sin as Jesus states in Matthew 7:21-23 and John 8:32-36.
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