Christ came to overthrow the control of the devil. He came to die. Death was necessary to obtain the ever elusive forgiveness necessary to save mankind. The original script was written by God and can be found in the Bible. It is doubtful that Jesus’ birth was actually on Dec. 25, but since we don’t know and since tradition has held it for centuries, it is just as good as a day as any to remember His coming. Merry Christmas.
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December 25 and the winter solstice are connected to Saturnalis and the birth of the Persian sun-god Mithras. When was Christ born? Some say in the fall. Others say in the spring. I’m inclined to agree with Rabbi Jonathan Cahn that the birth of Jesus was in the spring. There are some hints in the Book of Luke. For example, it’s possible to figure out which month the priest Zechariah of the division of Abijah was serving in the temple (I Chronicles 24: 7-18) when the angel Gabriel appeared to him announcing the birth of John the Baptist. If Elizabeth got pregnant almost immediately when her husband returned home, this sets the stage for the Virgin Mary’s visit to her when Elizabeth was 6 months pregnant. Math is not by best subject 🙂 but others come up with a date around Nissan 1 on the Hebrew calendar for the birth of Christ.
Another clue is in Luke 2: 8 regarding the shepherds keeping watch over their flock by night. Lambs are born in the spring. That’s when the shepherds would have been keeping watch over the flocks as the lambs were birthed. That said, does it really matter when we celebrate the birth of Christ. Most people would say no. But there’s a disturbing passage In Deuteronomy 12:4, where God says don’t worship Him as the pagans worship their gods. The Yule log, the tree, mistletoe, holly–check it out.
Christmas was outlawed in the early days of America. Queen Victoria had a lot to do with making Christmas popular again. I don’t see a problem with celebrating the birth of Christ and I don’t mean to minimize it. I think the issue is when and how.
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