When Is The Real Birthday Of Jesus
Could the star of Bethlehem actually have been the 2 stars of Venus and Regulus aligning as the same time, to give the illusion of one bright star. A NASA computer program has taken the historical information from the birth of Christ and calculated September 15, 5 B.C. as the real birthday of Jesus
Whats interesting is that 33 years later on March 28, 28 A.D. these 2 stars aligned again. Could this be the Ascension of Jesus?
Obviously, this is just another theory in the long line of “when was Jesus’ real birthday”. Whats more important is that modern Christan don’t fall for ploy of December 25. Which has nothing to do with Christianity, and everything to do with pagan ritual.
That doesn’t’ mean I think Christian’s have to boycott Christmas, I think it’s perfectly fine to celebrate and give gifts. If it’s done with the right heart, and not out of obligation or pressure.
But it’s another reminder, of how the real story and meaning of Jesus has been subsidized with wrapping paper and lights. I think it’s important for people not to forget, Christmas is not a christian holiday.
Maybe We Should Rethink Our Christmas Sermons
So if it’s historical fact that Jesus wasn’t born on December 25th, why does the church feed into the myth by making exuberant 4 week packaged sermons?
The church makes December noticeable more important then the rest of the year, other then Easter.
Why not confront this myth head on and honestly?
Do we really think people would throw their faith to the curb if the Christmas paradigm is shattered?
I think the opposite would happen, people would be drawn to the honesty, truth is more addictive then superstition.
December 25th Is The Accepted Birth Of Christ
I know the response from the church is, well we choice to celebrate Jesus’ birth on December 25th, because it’s the publicly accepted day of Jesus’ birth.
But that point doesn’t hold up for me. The only reason it’s accepted is because of the backing from the church and corporation. Take sweetest day, it’s a total crock. It’s not an official holiday, there is nothing more holy about that day, then December 25th.
By going along for the ride, Christianity is slowly being converted over to secularism. The radical message of a birth of a saviour of all man, is drowned out and replaced with a more even toned corporate message of “giving”. To Prove my point you only have to look as far as the public school system. Who are stripping the “Christian” meaning out of Christmas, it is offensive to other kids to learn about the birth of Christ, so lets stick to snowmen and reindeer.
All the while my 6 year old had to learn all about Ramadan and Hanukkah. It’s inclusion, and it’s the new “Politically Correct”.