Does God Have Amnesia?

Amnesia:  1:  loss of memory due usually to brain injury, shock, fatigue, repression, or illness  2:  a gap in one’s memory  3: the selective overlooking or ignoring of events or acts that are not favorable or useful to one’s purpose or position (Webster).

Amnesia, as Webster’s definition #1 says, has been the subject of many stories — real or imagined.  An outstanding example is the true story of Anastasia, the Russian czar’s heiress who had amnesia and had forgotten who she really was.

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The Comings of Christ

Many who profess faith in Christ believe in His first and second coming to this our planet earth.  The “first” coming they would refer to God’s miraculously becoming a human fetus in the womb of the virgin Mary.  This is theologically called “the incarnation.”  The well-told story is found in Luke 1-2 and in parallel accounts in Matthew 1-2 and John 1.  Many people around the world celebrate December 25 as the supposed date of the birth of Jesus Christ.  In fact, Christmas is also often called Jesus’ “Advent,” which is another word for “coming.”  (As we’d say, “With the advent of the computer, manual typewriters have now become junk to most people, or at best museum pieces.”)  [See:  True Worship and Feast of John the Baptist.]

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