In honor of the birth of Jesus, let’s remember his birthday. I may not be online today so I’m scheduling this post a couple of days early. Let’s remember that Jesus is the reason for the season.
An interesting point made by a pastor recently was the fact that it takes more faith to be an atheist than it does to be a Christian. If you look at all the prophecies that Jesus fulfilled, the odds of Him not being the Messiah are zero. Yet, many tend to ignore or downplay the various prophecies that the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus fulfilled. It doesn’t help that so many fake Christians are out there. I define a fake Christian as somebody who has not done what Jesus said you need to do to become a Christian. If you never accepted Jesus in your heart sincerely, then you are not a Christian. Based on the number of so-called Christian denominations that don’t make accepting Christ as part of how you join their denomination, it’s easy to see why probably 90% of people claiming to be Christian aren’t.
I believe Jesus is the Messiah that was mentioned numerous times in the Old Testament and that the New Testament verifies it. I am not going to debate the point. You can choose to believe or not believe.
There’s a meme going around Facebook that makes a good point: “You don’t go to the hospital looking for healthy people, so don’t go to church looking for perfect people.”
When was Jesus Born?
There is debate on exactly when Jesus was born and here are more than enough YouTube videos to muddy the waters even more as I have seen YouTubers pretty much offer every month of the year for when Jesus was born and often using the same Bible verses to support their claim: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=When+was+Jesus+born. I believe that if the Lord had a major issue with December 25th, He would have done something to clear it up. I don’t know if any of the videos in the above search include one keen observation, but some of the videos I watched made the point that Jesus was conceived on or around December 25th.
If you are going to celebrate the birth of Jesus, best to make sure you are only celebrating His birth and not adding somebody else to the mix (Frosty, Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, Rudolph, etc.) and don’t even get me started on Christian parents who have no problem lying to their children about any of these other “additions” to Jesus birthday.