To the editor:

“What Child is This?” has become a very popular Christmas Carol since being written in 1865 by an insurance salesman in England. The lyrics answer that question with “The King of Kings , salvation brings, Let loving hearts enthrone Him.”

However, that question was answered for the Church definitively at the Council of Nicea in 325 A.D. and held by Catholic, Orthodox and Protestants (Evangelicals) ever since. Athanasius of Alexandria argued that there was never a time that Christ did not exist refuting Arianism which claimed that Christ was created. Subsequent Church Councils affirmed that The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are all equally and eternally God. All of this was agreed upon because the Word of God teaches it.

“What Child is This?” He is the second person of the Trinity fully God and fully man. God incarnate, our Savior. “Let loving hearts enthrone Him” indeed.

Let us not miss so great salvation. Blessed Christmas greetings to you all.

— Arthur Volkmann

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