On this special holiday edition of “The Daily Wire Backstage,” co-host and god-king Jeremy Boreing shares his thoughts on Christmas and explains the real meaning of the season. Partial transcript and video below.
If we look to the biblical account of the birth of Christ, “in those days a decree went from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.” That is how (Apostle) Luke’s narrative about the birth of Christ begins, with a demagogue’s politician scheme to more effectively tax his subjects.
Right? That’s the reason we have a census so he can find out how many people owe him a nickel.
Caesar Augustus, Gaius Octavius, the first emperor of the Roman Empire. He was the most powerful man in the world. He was known as both a god and the adopted son of Julius Caesar (as the son of a god.) He ushered in the Pax Romana, the ‘Roman Peace,’ and was known as the Prince of Peace. From his throne on the most glorious city on Earth, this ‘god-king’ of the lowercase ‘g’ and the lowercase ‘k’ variety, would have been wholly unaware that in distant and backward Palestine, the God of the uppercase ‘G’ was tenting Himself in human form, condescending to be born of the only begotten of the Father through whom He would adopt for Himself many sons and daughters, as many as there are stars in the sky.
The Prince of Peace between God and man had no throne, but instead slept in a feeding trough for beasts of burden who were his roommates, there being no room for him in the familial home probably because his parents were being shunned for the stigma of carrying him in contradiction of religious ideals in the first place.
Prophecies had declared centuries earlier that Christ would be born in Bethlehem, but without the machinations of the lowercase ‘g’ god-king to make him in Rome to make himself even richer. The prophecy would not have been fulfilled. Just as without the roads that the same lowercase ‘g’ god-king built to more effectively gather those taxes, Christ’s gospel would not have spread after his death.
None of this, of course, happened in December. That was, of course, the effect of yet another the lowercase ‘g,’ lowercase ‘k’ muckety-mucks sometime about 1500 years later. The Bishop of Rome in an effort to co-opt one of the most popular pagan holidays in the world, the winter solstice, saw a correlation between the celebration of life from death, that the agrarian societies marked on the shortest day of the year in the dead of winter with evergreen trees and mistletoe and merrymaking, of the ‘in the tent’ kind.
And the concept of eternal life being literally born into a world of sin and death to rescue us from darkness and into light. So while we’re all busy trying to get Christ back into Christmas, it is worth remembering that he was never really there at all. So what? The uppercase ‘G,’ the uppercase ‘K’ God-King has been making good use of us scheming, conniving, and self-serving lowercase ‘g,’ lowercase ‘k’s’ since way back in the beginning, revealing His truth, His grace, and His light through many a flawed vessel and that is truth worth celebrating in December and every month.
So, Merry Christmas to all of you from us at the Daily Wire. He is not here, of course. He is risen. Now is as good a time as any to think about him.