Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God, 
and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God.
All things were made through him, 
and without him was not any thing made that was made.
In him was life, 
and the life was the light of men.
The light shines in the darkness, 
and the darkness has not overcome it.

The true light, 
which enlightens everyone, 
was coming into the world.
He was in the world, 
and the world was made through him,
 yet the world did not know him.
He came to his own, 
and his own people did not receive him.
But to all who did receive him, 
who believed in his name, 
he gave the right to become children of God,
who were born, 
not of blood 
nor of the will of the flesh 
nor of the will of man, 
but of God.
And the Word became flesh 
and dwelt among us, 
and we have seen his glory, 
glory as of the only Son from the Father, 
full of grace and truth.  
(John 1: 1 - 5, 9 - 14)

For God so loved the world, 
that he gave his only Son,
 that whoever believes in him 
should not perish 
but have eternal life.
For God did not send his Son into the world
 to condemn the world, 
but in order that the world 
might be saved through him.
Whoever believes in him is not condemned, 
but whoever does not believe
 is condemned already, 
because he has not believed 
in the name of the only Son of God. 
(John 3: 15 - 18)

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