Hank Hanegraaff, president of the Christian Research Institute and host of the 𝘉𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘈𝘯𝘴𝘸𝘦𝘳 𝘔𝘢𝘯 broadcast, reminds us of the reason that we rejoice at Christmas. The baby born to Mary and Joseph was no ordinary child. St. Matthew makes this plain when he says this child is the ultimate fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy of Immanuel—“God with us” (Matthew 1:23; Isaiah 7:14). The self-revelation of God to humankind. The Lord Jesus was and eternally is God incarnate—literally God in flesh. “The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14 NIV). In the Incarnation, Jesus Christ was and is truly God and truly Man—that is, He exists as the perfect unity in one Person of a divine and a human nature. This reality is eloquently expressed in Scripture. “In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross!” (Philippians 2:5–8 NIV). We celebrate the coming of Jesus Christ this Christmas season in tandem with the reality that He “died for our sins according to the Scriptures” and “that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:3–4). St. Paul says the resurrection of Christ is of first importance because if Christ is not raised, we are among all men most miserable—we are yet dead in sin. But Christ has risen indeed! And so we who long for His appearing will too rise immortal, imperishable, incorruptible, as the children of Messiah—the long-awaited Christ who came into the world and will most certainly come again. Merry Christmas!
Connect with Hank Hanegraaff,
the Christian Research Institute (CRI)
and the Christian Research Journal
Sign up For Our E-mails
Make sure to listen to our three podcasts,
Bible Answer Man
Available on over 20 different podcasting platforms each
Also available on the following Smart Speakers. Ask them to play Bible Answer Man Podcast with Hank Hanegraaff podcast.
- Listen to Hank’s podcast and follow Hank off the grid where he is joined by some of the brightest minds discussing topics you care about. Get equipped to be a cultural change agent.
- You can help spread the word about Hank Unplugged by giving us a rating and review from the other channels we are listed on.
Also available on the following Smart Speakers. Ask them to play Hank Unplugged podcast.
Don’t miss an episode; please subscribe to the Postmodern Realities podcast wherever you get your favorite podcasts. Please help spread the word about Postmodern Realities by giving us a rating and review when you subscribe to the podcast. The more ratings and reviews we have, the more new listeners can discover our content.