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"The Son of God became a man to enable men to become the sons of God." - C. S. Lewis

"The coming of Christ by way of a Bethlehem manger seems strange and stunning. But when we take Him out of the manger and invite Him into our hearts, then the meaning unfolds and the strangeness vanishes." - C. Neil Strait

"Christmas is less than what it can be-and less than what it was intended to be-where gifts are given grudgingly, and where gifts are received without appreciation."

"Christmas is like a microwave dinner. It's here before you're really ready for it." - Robert Orben

"Some businessmen are saying that this could be the greatest Christmas ever. I always thought that the first one was." - Art Fettig

"Shopping in crowed stores gives me Santa Claustrophobia."

"November runs into December. December runs into Christmas, and Christmas runs into money."

"Christmas is one of the worst times of the year. Suicide rates go up, more people die from 'natural causes,' marriages fall apart, psychiatrists' patients suffer regressions, religious communities are torn asunder, new family feuds are begun, and many alcoholics venture forth on Technicolor binges. God rest you merry, gentlemen indeed." - Andrew Greeley

"When Jesus came to earth he did not cease to be God; when he returned to heaven he did not cease to be man.

"Christ was a complete man." - Augustine

"Jesus Christ is God in the form of man; as completely God as if he were not man; as completely man as if he were not God." - A. J. F. Behrends

"Jesus Christ, the condescension of divinity, and the exaltation of humanity." - Phillips Brooks

"Jesus became as like us as God can be." - Donald English

"Jesus did not become identical to us; he did become identified with us." - Donald English

"Christ's humanity is the great hem of the garment, through which we can touch his Godhead." - Richard Glover

"If ever the Divine appeared on earth, it was in the person of Christ." - Johannes Von Goethe

"Christ is our temple, in whom by faith all believers meet." - Matthew Henry

"In Christ Jesus heaven meets earth and earth ascends to heaven." - Henry Law

"Surely royalty in rags, angels in cells, is not descent compared to Deity in flesh!" - Henry Law

"Jesus was man in guise, not in disguise." - Handley C. G. Moule

"He suffered not as God, but he suffered who was God." - John Owen

"The impression of Jesus which the gospels give…is not so much one of deity reduced as of divine capacities restrained." - J. I. Packer

"If you want to now what God has to say to you, see what Christ was and is." - C. H. Spurgeon

"Remember, Christ was not a deified man, neither was he a humanized God. He was perfectly God and at the same time perfectly man." - C. H. Spurgeon

"Because Christ was God, did he pass unscorched through the fires of Gethsemane and Calvary? Rather let us say, because Christ was God he underwent a suffering that was absolutely infinite." - Augustus H. Strong

"A cloud over the sun makes no change in the body of the sun; so, though the divine nature be covered with the human, it makes no change in the divine nature." - Thomas Watson

"He who made man was made man." - Anonymous

"He who sees the Son sees the Father in the face of Christ. The Son exactly represents and reflects the Father." - J. A. Bengel

"If Jesus Christ is not true God, how could he help us? If he is not true man, how could he help us?" - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"Jesus is God spelling himself out in a language that man can understand." - S. D. Gordon

"It was great condescension that he who was God should be made in the likeness of flesh; but much greater that he who was holy should be made in the likeness of sinful flesh!" - Matthew Henry

"Jesus did not cease to be the Son of God when he became man. He did not drop his deity, which is an impossible thought. He remained what he was and added what he had not had, namely a human nature, derived out of a woman, a human mother. He became the God-man." - R. C. H. Lenski

"Anything that one imagines of God apart from Christ is only useless thinking and vain idolatry." - Martin Luther

"I have had so many experiences of Christ's divinity, that I must say: either there is no God, or he is God." - Martin Luther

"If Christ is only man, then I am an idolater. If he is very God, then the man who denies it is a blasphemer. There can be no union between those who hold his deity and those who deny it." - G. Campbell Morgan

"The Saviour of sinners knows what it is to be poor." J. C. Ryle

"Unless our Lord Jesus is very God of very God, there is an end of his mediation, his atonement, his advocacy, his priesthood, his whole work of redemption." - J. C. Ryle


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