Question: Can you tell me about when Jesus was born? And if it’s ok to celebrate it? I would like too without trees and lights and a bunch of lies. Thank you God Bless
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Thank you for the question George.
While it is not common knowledge among Christians of today, our Lord and Savior was actually born on September 29th and conceived on December 25th.
Dr. Bullinger did an outstanding job of documenting through the scriptures the correct birth date of Jesus Christ. One of the most obvious signs is the shepherd’s would not have been tending their flocks in the field during the cold winter months. Instead, the shepherds would have had their animals pinned up in their barns at this time and not been tending their flocks in the field.
If we understand “the course of Abia” from the Scriptures, then we can understand the true birth date of Christ was September 29th.
With that said, I believe we should still celebrate on December 25th.
On December 25th the conception of Jesus Christ took place in the womb of Mary. In that moment, in that instant, “the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us,” (John 1:14). Our Savior was effectively placed on this earth and that is worth rejoicing over!
I agree with you about leaving out the tree’s and all of the consumerism that has overtaken the day set aside to honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, (see: Should We Celebrate Christmas?).
Instead, let us bring Christ into Christmas. We can do that by getting together with our families and enjoying a wonderful meal together in honor of Christ.
Do a Bible study and teach your children the truth of what happened on December 25th. Put together activities for them like coloring pages which can be downloaded online for free or other arts and crafts. This is a great way to gain the attention of your children and help them understand the true meaning of Christmas.