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When was Jesus Born?
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The Bible says in John 3:16,"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
The problem is that . . .All of us have done, said or thought things that are wrong. This is called sin, and our sins have separated us from God.
The Bible says in Romans 3:23,"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;"
God is perfect and holy, and our sins separate us from God forever.
The Bible says in Romans 6:23,"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
The Good News is, about 2,000 years ago, God sent His only Son Jesus Christ to die for our sins. Jesus is the Son of God. He lived a sinless life and then died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins.
Romans 5:8 says,"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
Jesus rose from the dead and now He lives in heaven with God His Father. He offers us the gift of eternal life -- of living forever with Him in heaven if we accept Him as our Lord and Savior.
In John 14:6 Jesus says to us,"I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."
God reaches out in love to you and wants you to be His child.
John 1:12 tells us,"But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:"
You can choose to ask Jesus Christ to forgive your sins and come in to your life as your Lord and Savior.
If you want to accept Christ as your Savior and turn from your sins, you can ask Him to be your Savior and Lord by praying a prayer like this:"Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. Please forgive my sins and give me the gift of eternal life. I ask you into my life and heart to be my Lord and Savior. I want to serve you always."
Welcome to the Kingdom of God
Acts 16:31 "And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house".
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When was Jesus born?
It is unlikely that Jesus was born on December 25. Shepherds were "out in the field, keeping watch over the flocks by night" when the angels announced the Messiah's birth to them (Luke 2:8). In the cold month of December, their sheep would have been corralled around a fire. Luke's reference points to the spring lambing season as the more likely time of Jesus' birth.
Why, then, do we celebrate Christmas on December 25?
One explanation relates to pagan celebrations. The Romans held their mid-winter Saturnalia festival in late December, a Mardi Gras-like party marked by immorality. In AD 274, the Roman emperor Aurelian established the feast of the birth of Sol Invictus (the Unconquered Sun) on December 25, coinciding with the winter solstice. In response, Christians located the birth of God's Son on that day as a way of inviting pagans to his worship.
However, many scholars dispute this explanation. A second theory is related to Jesus' death at Passover, which some early Christians dated as March 25. They theorized that Jesus was conceived and crucified on the same day. Therefore, he would have been born nine months after March 25, on December 25.
While no one is certain of the date Jesus was born, it seems entirely appropriate that we celebrate the birth of God's Son near the time when we most need the sun. Our Lord was born into grave spiritual darkness, a culture dominated by emperor worship, mystery cults, pagan religions, and horrific immorality. Few saw a helpless baby in a feed trough as the Light of the world (John 8:12) and the hope of humanity.
But "God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are" (1 Corinthians 1:28).
He still does.
So says Dr. Jim Denison!