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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Why I Celebrate Jesus' birthday on December 25th.




Does it really matter on which day you celebrate Christ's birthday? Seriously, think about what you are saying if you say "yes." But, before you make your decision, read this passage of scripture.

Romans 14:1-10 (HCSB) Accept anyone who is weak in faith, but don’t argue about doubtful issues. One person believes he may eat anything, but one who is weak eats only vegetables. One who eats must not look down on one who does not eat, and one who does not eat must not criticize one who does, because God has accepted him. Who are you to criticize another’s household slave? Before his own Lord he stands or falls. And he will stand. For the Lord is able to make him stand. One person considers one day to be above another day. Someone else considers every day to be the same. Each one must be fully convinced in his own mind. Whoever observes the day, observes it for the honor of the Lord. Whoever eats, eats for the Lord, since he gives thanks to God; and whoever does not eat, it is for the Lord that he does not eat it, yet he thanks God. For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself. If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. Christ died and came to life for this: that He might rule over both the dead and the living. But you, why do you criticize your brother? Or you, why do you look down on your brother? For we will all stand before the tribunal of God.  

So, does it matter which day Christmas is on? No! Does it matter that someone over a thousand years ago decided to celebrate Christ's birth on the day that the heathen peoples celebrated a satanic deity? Maybe, if anything, it exposed the fake Christians that still worshiped their old gods. But this is predicated on the idea that this is the reason we celebrate Christmas on December 25th.

It may come as a surprise to you, but using facts found in the Bible, and in early church history, you can come to two different time frames for Christ's birth, and December 25th fits very well in one of those!

One of the supposed evidences against the 25 of December is that Zacharias was in the course of Abijah. It turns out that the course of Abijah falls on two different dates in the same year!  Specifically, the 10th week of the year and the 34th week of the year!

Using the 34th week of the year as the base for the conception of John the Baptist, Jesus is then conceived in late March or early April and born in late December or early January.

Now, the following link makes a very interesting point! Early Jewish writers state that the shepherds were in the fields year-round, but that they came even closer to town during lambing season, which happens to fall from November to March! What makes this article particularly interesting is that it points out that these shepherds near Bethlehem were Levitical shepherds that were watching the lambs that were meant to be sacrifices!

http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Articles/Christmas/christmas.html 

Furthermore, Hippolytus (who lived before the Catholic church was started) also stated that December 25th was Jesus's birthday! He used Math to make his point.

http://chronicon.net/blog/chronology/hippolytus-and-the-original-date-of-christmas/

Here is something for those of yal who like Clement of Alexandria because he backs your opinion of a woman needing to veiled. He also believed that Jesus was born in late December!

http://chronicon.net/blog/hippolytus/clement-of-alexandria-and-the-original-date-of-christmas-as-december-25th/

I also understand that there was also a tradition in the Early Church that martyrs died on the 3 month anniversary of their birth.

3 comments:

  1. I dont know if you remember a time when you were about 5 years old that we went through a short span of time that we decided to abolish Christmas and other holidays out of our lives as a way of cleansing the dross, but before long decided it was not conducive to keeping harmony and peace with our fellow man, a more important virtue to seek after.

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    1. I think I might remember that. I think that was around the same time as when you believed toys were idols. haha

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  2. It appears all three of the links have been taken down! ARG!

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