The earthly biblical heritage of Christianity is born of the Ancient Near East, which has influenced Asian, African, and European traditions. In short, Christianity addresses not the heart of a particular culture or ethnic background, but the heart of man. Sin is not limited to one culture. It is deeply ingrained in all cultures. Wherever the human heart is, there is sin! In mercy, God has revealed his righteousness to all the nations. All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of God. God chose the time and place in the timeline of human history where the message of the gospel would best be spread to all the earth. Two thousand years ago Palestine was the world's crossroad. So, Christmas is about more than just what happens at your house or your church.
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