The Bible's message is simple but profound. True happiness is possible but seems elusive because people seek it in the wrong way. Happiness pursued apart from the way that God has directed is man-centered and futile. Happiness is found in the law of God, in avoiding the path of sin; it is the indirect result of holiness.
Throughout the world, education always seeks to impart the overarching values of the culture to the student. Religious neutrality in education is a myth. The call upon the Christian church in our day is the same one taken up by the early church: to redeem and transform a decaying culture through the educational mandate and redeem education for Christ through re-establishing the truly Christian school.
The family is God's basic institution, and the church is God's family, of which Christ is head. The true and only source of power in life is the Holy Spirit, and His power manifest in a life of obedience to the gospel of God. As we are transformed by a full-orbed gospel, our families, and thereby the church, will be transformed and prepared to engage culture at every level.
The entire Bible centers around the plot line of the 'return of the King' in fulfillment of the words spoken by the Lord to the serpent after the fall of mankind in Genesis 3:15.
If we will turn in love to Christ, we can have peace: peace within, peace with God, and His indwelling power to make peace with others.
At Christmas we remember, celebrate, commemorate and proclaim the birth of the Christ child, the savior and deliverer of the world. Our creator has become our brother.