Liberals don’t seem to know much about religion or other things, for that matter. As they read the official RNC Christmas message referring to, just as “the three wise men did on that night, this Christmas heralds a time to celebrate the good news of a new king” liberals went into panic mode at the thought that the greeting signified President-elect Trump.
Some news outlets demanded an apology for the RNC’s comparison of Donald Trump to Jesus Christ and calling him a “new king.” They reminded readers that this likeness between a president and a king “is not trivial.” Another news outlet accused the GOP of blasphemy to crown Trump “king of America.” It gets better as the RNC message “literally refers to Donald Trump as a king and compares him to Jesus Christ.”
We must excuse the liberal ignorance at Christmas time. They have been only subjected to a fairyland of snow, Santa and jingle bells instead of learning about the baby Jesus and songs that refer to, “Glory to the newborn king.”
A specific moment recounted in Saint Matthew’s gospel, is the actual wording in the GOP greeting refers to where three wise men (or “magi”) come to Jerusalem from the east inquiring where they can find the “newborn king of the Jews.” King Herod is so upset, that he orders the extermination of all male children two years old or less, in order to eliminate a possible contender to his throne because of this news of a new “king.”
So, with forgiveness in our hearts, we tolerate the unawareness of others and find hope that new enlightenment may come with less religious restriction in schools where Christian children learn.
The full Christmas statement of Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus and Co-Chair Sharon Day can be read below:
“Merry Christmas to all! Over two millennia ago, a new hope was born into the world, a Savior who would offer the promise of salvation to all mankind. Just as the three wise men did on that night, this Christmas heralds a time to celebrate the good news of a new King. We hope Americans celebrating Christmas today will enjoy a day of festivities and a renewed closeness with family and friends.
“Even as we celebrate, we must also remember those among us who are less fortunate. Many on this day are without hope, and need the kindness and compassion of those around them. It is our prayer we will rise to meet the material, emotional, and spiritual needs of individuals all around us, and what better day is there to love our fellow man than today?
“As we open presents, enjoy Christmas dinner, and celebrate our own family traditions, we are mindful of our men and women in uniform. Many are stationed around the world today protecting our freedoms, and cannot be with their own spouses, children, parents, and siblings. We express the deepest gratitude for service that takes them away from celebrating with loved ones, and we ought to remember them in our thoughts and prayers not just on Christmas Day, but the whole year round.”