A commentator made the following comment in a previous post;
To take another tack, do you realize just how extraordinarily arrogant you must be to honestly believe that the creator of the universe took the time to make his presence known to you on March 17, 1997, at 10:30 am local time? To do this means this creator of yours entered our time and space and caused an effect on you (as if you had nothing to do with it), one of nearly 7 billion people, many of whom were suffering and dying needlessly at that very moment, many probably calling on this creator to give them aid and comfort. Does that arrogance seem justifiable to you? Does it make sense to you, that this creator would take this specific time out of all the universe to come to this speck of compacted cosmic dust to seek out 1 in many billions of humans, one out of trillions of life forms on just this planet to make his presence known… to you? You’re okay with this conclusion, claiming to be humbled and made meek in the wake of such a momentous singular occasion?
The great thing about the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ is that he came for all of humanity. It’s because of the suffering of humankind – that he came to us. This is the foundational belief of what Christmas is all about. Jesus Christ. The messiah. His name is prince of peace. Emmanuel, which means God is with us.
Jesus came to reconcile us to God. He came and taught us how to have a proper relationship with God and each other. Humanity is the cause of most of the pain and suffering that is experienced in the world. Poverty stems from our greed. Pain stems from our inability to show compassion and live in peace.
It’s not arrogance to believe that I am a sinner who needed forgiveness. It takes humility to admit that is a fact. And its a historical fact that Christ came and lived amongst us. He was crucified ever so cruelly. And he physically rose again on the 3rd day. And in doing so he made the way for us to be reconciled to God.
The rough statistics say that world wide, Christians make up 33% of the worlds population. My experience of God meeting with me and me meeting with God is no different to the same experience of what has been happening to people ever since Christs resurrection and the good news of forgiveness of sin was proclaimed.
I don’t think its arrogant at all to believe this good news. It is deeply humbling, to know that Christ died for you and for me and for all who believe.