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And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32

Frequently Asked Question


Question:
Why is Jesus's birthday celebrated on Christmas when historians say that his birthday was not in December?

Answer:
The Bible does not authorize Christians celebrating the birthday of Jesus, and it should not be done. You are right that Jesus in all probability was born in late summer or early fall, and not in December. If God wanted us to celebrate the birthday of Jesus, he would have given us the date, which he did not. We do not know the exact date of the birth of Jesus, nor is it necessary for us to know this information for us to serve and please God. The New Testament does tell us to remember Jesus, his life, his death, his promise to come again, each first day of the week (Acts 20:7; Heb. 10:25; 1 Cor 11:23-29; 1 Cor 16:1-2). If we set aside a single day in the year to exalt Jesus in a special way, there is a danger that the first day remembrance will be ignored, or diminished.


H. A. "Buster" Dobbs, email: had@worldnet.att.net
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