Books of Bible
Frequently Asked Question
Why is Jesus's birthday celebrated on Christmas when historians say that his birthday was not in December?
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.