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What if Jesus had never been born.

Matthew 2:12-21
And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they withdrew to their country by another route.
The Flight to Egypt
(Hosea 11:1-7)
13When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up!” he said. “Take the Child and His mother and flee to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the Child to kill Him.”
14So he got up, took the Child and His mother by night, and withdrew to Egypt, 15where he stayed until the death of Herod. This fulfilled what the Lord had spoken through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my Son.”b
The Slaughter of Infants
(Jeremiah 31:1-30)
16When Herod saw that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was filled with rage. Sending orders, he put to death all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, according to the time he had learned from the Magi. 17Then what was spoken through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled:
18“A voice is heard in Ramah,
weeping and great mourning,
Rachel weeping for her children,
and refusing consolation,
because they are no more.”c
The Return to Nazareth
(Isaiah 61:1-11; Matthew 13:53-58; Mark 6:1-6; Luke 2:39-40; Luke 4:16-30)
19After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt. 20“Get up!” he said. “Take the Child and His mother and go to the land of Israel, for those seeking the Child’s life are now dead.”
21So Joseph got up, took the Child and His mother, and went to the land of Israel. 22But when he learned that Archelaus was reigning in Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Having been warned in a dream, he withdrew to the district of Galilee, 23and he went and lived in a town called Nazareth. So was fulfilled what was spoken through the prophets: “He will be called a Nazarene.” 

Our adversary satan is still trying to reverse the work of Jesus in this world.
Herod found out from the priests where the savior was to be born, and from the wise men he learned when. What if the grinch had succeeded at murdering the baby Jesus?
We would not have all these trees and lights in the honor of Jesus Christ, God’s son.
We would eliminate Thanksgiving with no one to thank.
There would be no John 3:16 and all would perish.
There would be no 1 John 5:12
The penalty of sin is paid.
The power of sin is broken if we look to the Holy Spirit for grace and strength.
Without the birth of Jesus, seaman John Newton would not have written the hymn “Amazing Grace”
The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ.
He paid a debt He did not owe, and I owed a debt that I could not pay.
If we could work our way to heaven, we would not have needed a savior
We are saved by grace through faith.
1 Corinthians 6:9
Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who submit to or perform homosexual acts, 10nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor verbal abusers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. 11And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
12“Everything is permissible for me,” but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible for me,” but I will not be mastered by anything. 13“Food for the stomach and the stomach for food,” but God will destroy them both. The body is not intended for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. 14By His power God raised the Lord from the dead, and He will raise us also.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Revelation 21:5

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