At the end of this age when Christ returns, the final act of purification will take place; all impurities in the hearts of God's people will be done away with.
But that promise of purity has begun to be fulfilled in the first coming of Christ. Hebrews 1:3 says, "When [Christ] had made purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high." And Titus 2:14 says that Christ "gave himself for us to redeem us from all iniquity and to purify for himself a people of his own who are zealous for good deeds." In a word, Christ came to make us clean. Christmas is for purity. . . .
Christmas purity is not essentially the removal of sin, but the restoration of righteo…