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To: RnMomof7

The first to state clearly that Jesus was born on December 25 was Hippolytus of Rome, in his commentary on the book of the prophet Daniel, written about the year 204. Some exegetes later noted that the feast of the dedication of the Temple of Jerusalem, instituted by Judas Maccabeus in 164 B.C., was celebrated on that day. The coinciding of these dates would therefore mean that with Jesus, who appeared as the light of God in the darkness, there is the true realization of the consecration of the Temple, the Advent of God upon this earth.

This just proves that the “church fathers” are not infallible..

My response:

And it proves you are. St. Hippolytus was killed for the faith by the Roman Empire. I would think he is closer to the truth than your “personal infallible opinion”

Merry Christmas to you and yours


11 posted on 12/24/2009 10:05:33 PM PST by CTrent1564
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To: CTrent1564

Think what you like..but the december date was chosen because of the pagan celebration of the winter solstice.it was Pope Julius as a day to celebrate Christ’s birthday for that reason.

Did the pope make this statement infallibly,or is it like so much Rome does human supposition taken as scripture by its folks?


14 posted on 12/25/2009 6:48:27 PM PST by RnMomof7
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