Editor’s Note: December 2008

by Steven Hong

Merry Christmas! It’s sad to think that such a joyful greeting is quickly becoming a controversial message.Maybe even as early as three years ago, we could say those words without a second thought. Today, a world that is so evidently opposed to Christianity considers it a message of intoleration.

Last year, while dining at a local restaurant with roommates, our waitress greeted us with those words unashamedly: “Merry Christmas!” She smiled, paused, and then explained, “The real meaning of Christmas. You know what that is, don’t you?”

This Christmas season, remember your identity in Christ, as we celebrate the humble birth of an infant that would be our Savior and King!


The Beacon is the monthly newsletter for Lighthouse Bible Church in San Diego, California. It covers a variety of subjects including LBC events, church history, current events from a Christan perspective, ministry profiles, and messages from our pastors and elders. To join the Beacon ministry, please contact Stephen Rodgers.



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