Christmas News, Ancient & Modern

The Chosen, the series on the life of Christ has become very popular. It is so popular that it has been translated into 50 languages and has been viewed more than 200 million times. What “Good News” that we are witnessing many individuals turning to Christ.

“Christmas with the Chosen” was a Global Live Event. I hope many of you were able to enjoy the “Chosen Christmas” which was streamed in a theater near you. We saw it in Ephraim on Saturday, December 11 Dec. ’21. The talented singers were impressive – especially the children’s choir. My daughter, Shelli commented to me, “They must have been from Utah!” I hope that many of you have had the opportunity to view this Christmas special.

Many scenes for “Christmas with the Chosen “were filmed here in Utah. It is fun to think of all those talented people showing up in the little town of Goshen, Utah for filming in the Church’s facility which simulates Jerusalem and the Holy Land.

The people making the CHOSEN series have a talent for what it might have been like, two thousand years ago, which most of you have probably seen in the first two seasons.  I thought the nativity portrayal was excellent.

Other Observations

See additional links:
Having Mary being visited by Mary Magdalene in 48 AD in the Jerusalem area, I believe is not historically accurate, as I share in the following blog articles.
The Drama of Lost DisciplesImportance Of Missing Scripture

False traditions can get in the way of the truth (D&C 93:39); we know Jesus was not born on the 25th of December.  What is the most important common holiday of the year for Arabs, Jew, and Gentile?

Another Important Christmas Season Event

On the 23rd of December, we know of another very important birth 216 years ago, when Joseph Smith, Jr. was born.  He is the prophet for our day to best prepare us for the coming of the Lord.

Joseph Smith, the Prophet, and Seer of the Lord, has done more, save Jesus only, for the salvation of men in this world, than any other man that ever lived in it. In the short space of twenty years, he has brought forth the Book of Mormon, which he translated by the gift and power of God, and has been the means of publishing it on two continents; has sent the fulness of the everlasting gospel, which it contained, to the four quarters of the earth; has brought forth the revelations and commandments which compose this book of Doctrine and Covenants, and many otherwise documents and instructions for the benefit of the children of men; gathered many thousands of the Latter-day Saints, founded a great city, and left fame and name that cannot be slain.”He lived great, and he died great in the eyes of God and his people, and like most of the Lord’s anointed in ancient times, has sealed his mission and his works with his own life.”

Present Time Happenings

I just received my complimentary copy of the GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System), because of my work with the same.  I found it fascinating that they are planning to put up thousands of LEO (Low Earth Orbit) satellites to augment GPS (US), GALILEO (EU), GLONASS (RUSSIA), BEIDOU (CHINA) and provide improved navigation as well as improved communications across the globe.  The magazine’s fascinating front-page title is “ENTER LEO on the GNSS stage.”  The above-mentioned navigation satellites are MEOs orbiting the earth at about 4.2 earth radii.  The LEOs orbit at about 0.1 of the radius of the earth.  The some 200 GEO communication satellites orbit once per day and appear stationary above the equator at about 6.7 earth radii.

When the GEOs were put up, they wanted to use them for worldwide telephone communication, but the 0.3 second or longer round-trip time delay turned out to be a nuisance to the human ear, so they went to under ocean cable to make that delay acceptable.  The LEOs will have only a few thousands of second-time delay, which will make them totally acceptable for worldwide communication.  Adding navigation augmentation to their capability will be an enormous technical enhancement.  With signals available anywhere you go, cell tower signal drops out will disappear – in mountains, in valleys urban canyons, in deserts, and in the wilderness.  Within buildings, distribution will still be a problem, but that is being worked on now.

Privacy issues will be a big concern.  As Chief Justice John Roberts noted that a legitimate, expectation of privacy exists, “Time-stamped data provides an intimate window into a person’s life, revealing not only his particular movements, but through them his familial, political, professional, religious, and sexual associations.” (p 17 GNSS November/December 2021)

The 5G telecommunications system being rolled out now has some significant health challenges associated with it, and most are ignoring them as if 5G was the best thing since sliced bread!  Now they are designing 6G, as they look to the future.
You can be sure the globalists are right in the middle of all that is going, and unfortunately, they don’t have your best interests at heart:

Who Owns the World?The Mark of the Beast.

Have No Fear Because God is Near

Trust in the LordThe Great DivisionAmericas Great Need To RepentHarken to My Voice
There is Hope Not Fear  Regarding CovidTrust In The Lord (King James Bible).

Merry Christmas

David W. Allan

P.S. Here is a YouTube link to “The Making of the Chosen Christmas Special” you may enjoy.