Jesus NOT Born December 25th...interesting PROOF for When was Jesus born!!

India
December 16, 2008 3:03pm CST
Jesus was not even born in the winter season! When the Christ-child was born "there were in same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night" (Luke 2:8). This never could have occurred in Palestine in the month of December.The shepherds always brought their flock from the mountain sides and fields and corralled them not later than October 15, to protect them from the cold rainy season that followed that date. Notice that the Bible itself proves in Song of Solomon 2:11, and Ezra 10:9, and 13, that winter was a rainy season not permitting shepherds to abide in open fields at night.It was an ancient custom among Jews of those days to sent out their sheep to the fields and deserts about the Passover (early-spring), and bring them home at commencement of the first rain, says the Adam Clarke Commentary, Vol. 5, page 386. Continuing, this authority states: "during the time they were out, the shepherds watched them night and day. As...the first rain began early in the month of Marchevan, which answer to part of our October and November [begins mid October], we find that the sheep were kept out in the open country during the whole summer. And,as these shepherds had not yet brought home their flocks, it is a presumptive argument that October had not yet commenced, and that, consequently, our Lord was not born on the 25th of December, when no flocks were out in the fields; nor could He have been born later than September, as the flocks were still in the fields by night. On this very ground, nativity in December should be given up. The feeding of the flocks by night in the fields is a chronological fact ...See the quotations from the Talmudists in Lightfoot." Any encyclopedia, or any other authority, will tell you that Christ was not born on December 25. The Catholic Encyclopedia frankly states this fact. The exact date of Jesus’ birth is entirely UNKNOWN, as all authorities acknowledge - tho if I had space in this booklet I could show you Scriptures which at least strongly indicate that it was in the early fall - probably September - approximately six months after Passover. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ If God had wished us to observe and celebrate Christ’s birthday. He would not have so completely hidden the exact date. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Dont misunderstand me..please am telling a fact only.Many People take offence to learn the Simple Truth.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
16 Dec 08
I don't think that anybody really knows when Jesus was born. December 25th came about by a change in the calendar and was in any case a pagan feast day previously. However, December 25th is symbolic of his birth, but it could have been any other day of the year. The point is that this is the day that Christians have selected to honour the birth of Jesus and that is what is most important.
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• India
16 Dec 08
Ok then shall we honour the birth of Jesus everyday.. Why we restrict this to one day.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
16 Dec 08
Convention and practice. Standardisation etc.
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• India
16 Dec 08
nice comment..thank you
• Philippines
20 Dec 08
Yeah, I agree to you that Indeed Jesus Christ was not born on December 25, neither born during winter time...The fact that the birthday of Jesus Christ is yet unknown to us until today is because God does not want people to adore on any other day than the Holy day which was given in the Book of Genesis...Yes its true that even before yet the birth of Jesus Christ,The pagans that worshipped their Sun God already worship the day which out of business now called Christmas day. I am Christian I believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God...
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• India
2 Jan 09
nice comment.
16 Dec 08
Hi sudheervin, I think everyone knows that Jesus was not born on 25th December and no one knws the exact date so I think its to do with the calendar date so that is why they decided to have it on his birthday on 25th December. Tamara
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• India
16 Dec 08
How dare a man to decide his birthday. I think its foolish to keep on saying that 25th is birthday. Why everyone are not realistic? Why every one give much importance to this fictional birthday. Did Christianity give importance to fiction???
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
17 Dec 08
No matter when Christ was born, the reason they put December 25, is because that was because they wanted to get the Romans who were celebrating Saturnalia to make it easy for them to switch to Christianity. They were blind then, not trusting in God working in people's hearts and figured that God needed a little help. I am sure that most Christians realize that Jesus may have been born earlier, but knowing this, will it make a difference? Will it ensure that people no longer celebrate Christmas? Is this the point of the discussion? I am still going to celebrate Christmas as it commemorates Christ's birth and besides maybe gift giving is to celebrate the day that the Wise Men brought the gifts. After all, that might have been December 25. Who knows?
• India
17 Dec 08
Did god ask us to celebrate his birthday. Also why we are making this drama to make others into christianity. Did God ask us to fool others to spread christianity.