I'm not really trying to learn from you. I was correcting you. If you are a Christian, you should be mindful of correction. You were judging someone because they don't believe Jesus was born on the 25th. This is not a worthy subject to judge someone, as there are no indications from Scripture that Christians must believe Jesus was born on the 25th or on ANY particular date.
posted on 08/01/2005 2:03:56 PM PDT
(I'm uniquely one of us and one of them.)
"You were judging someone because they don't believe Jesus was born on the 25th. This is not a worthy subject to judge someone, as there are no indications from Scripture that Christians must believe Jesus was born on the 25th or on ANY particular date."
Let's try this again, shall we?
The Church celebrates Christmas on December 25 for a reason and that reason happens to be the obvious one, that Jesus Christ was indeed born on December 25th. The evidence for this is plentiful in the Tradition of the Church and that Tradition obviously is inclusive of Holy Scripture. The details found in Holy Scripture must certainly be important or they would not be found there, now would they?
But on top of that evidence, it is also interesting to note that an annual miracle takes place each year on Christmas Eve, one that has been venerated for centuries by Christian peoples, the annual budding of the Glastonbury Thorn.
For a complete run down on exactly why December 25th (Julian) is indeed the correct date for the Birth of our Lord and Savior, click on the rather lengthy article found at this link: http://www.struggler.org/birth3.htm.
If the link fails to work for you, try copying http://www.struggler.org/ into the search bar and then click on the first issue on the menu. Scroll to the article on "Pinpointing Christ's Birth Date". And if that does not work, google up the article using google.com. If, after reading the article in its entirety, you still believe there is more to discuss, by all means ping me and we'll talk. OK?
posted on 08/01/2005 2:21:59 PM PDT
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