Misplaced Obsessions: Understanding Why Christmas Is On December 25th.

A question I am asked every year at Christmas time is this: How do we know that Jesus was born on December 25th? The most honest and credible answer I can give to this question is that we don’t know if this was the date when Jesus was born. When I share this answer with people, the responses range from being scandalized to “oh, okay.” For some, their strong reactions would lead some to think that the entirety of the Gospel message hinges on Jesus being born on December 25th. The fact of the matter is that nothing of Christian faith would be compromised if Jesus were born on a different date. In fact, there is a good chance that Jesus wasn’t born on December 25th for reasons that have nothing to do with the feast days of pagan gods. Let’s take a look at what I mean. Problem One: Were Birthdays Celebrated at the Time of Jesus? To begin with, the first stumbling block … Continue reading →

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