Matthew, an inspired apostle, explicitly states that Bethlehem is in “the land of Judah” (Matthew 2:6; cf. Luke 2:4). Judah is the “land”; Jerusalem is a “city” (cf. Zechariah 8:3; Matthew 5:35); and so is Bethlehem (Luke 2:4). Note the precision of Matthew’s descriptions elsewhere in the same chapter. Twice he refers to the “land of Israel” (2:20-21), and then to the “city of Nazareth” (v. 23).
First, Bethlehem and Jerusalem are never confused in the Bible, as if the former were a mere “suburb” of the latter. The fact is, both “Bethlehem” and “Jerusalem” are mentioned in the same text (Matthew 2:1), with not the slightest hint that the two, in reality, were the same.The birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ is the most important event in history, next to the day of His resurrection.
Our Lord Jesus Christ was the ‘firstborn of the new creation’ (Luke 1:35; Col 1:15) and ‘firstborn of the dead’ (Col 1:18; Rev 1:5). Likewise, we are born of the flesh, then born of the Spirit (John 3:6-7; 2 Cor 5:17), and will be raised from the dead (Rom 8:11). This is the miraculous gospel of salvation
Christmas is not the day on which Yeshua (Jesus) was born.There is a difference of 400 years between the Old and New Testament times, which is referred as dark or Macbeth’s period. No prophet/ priest raised in these years.
It's theorized that, given the tumultuous religious/political climate during this time, historical record keeping dropped off altogether; this is what accounts for the credibility of the new-testament as the sole account of what went on.Because of other phenomena, like the loss of the great library in Alexandria, what many people don't realize is that this "lost period," between what we call BC and AD (or, as contemporary historians like to say, BCE and CE) actually extends longer than the purported life of Christ. Non-biblical record keeping drops off at about 420BC and picks back up again around 69AD.
Arch angel Gabriel told Virgin Mary on December 24, 0005 BC eve that she will beget a son, whom she must name as Immanuel. She immediately obeyed and responded to him saying "Be it unto me according your word."A baby takes around 40 weeks to develop and to come into the world.
A calculation from December 24, 0005 BC to the Yeshua's (Jesus) birth reveals that his birthdate falls in the month of September, during the days of Rosh Hashanah festival. For reference, please refer to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosh_Hashanah
Many years later descended a king (Herod perhaps) born on 24-Dec eve made an order that his birthday fell on the same day (years differ) Gabriel prophesized virgin Mary about the birth of Christ as mentioned above, to be celebrated as Christmas.This order was later followed officially by the Romans who did this to honour the man of God whom they crucified.
While multitudes around the world celebrate “Christmas”, whether they focus on Saint Nicholas (aka Santa Claus) and/or the birth of Jesus Christ, all Christians know Jesus was not born on December 25th. This date was established by the Roman Catholic Church in approximately 360 AD, when they held a special mass to honourChrist, while the pagan world celebrated Saturnalia, a feast honouring the birth of their sun god. This eventually became known as "Christ-Mass". Why would we willingly celebrate Christmas on December 25th, knowing its pagan origins? Does it attract those of the world to the true God when they confuse the birth of YHWH with the birth of the Roman sun god? Why not celebrate the birth of Christ on His true birthday? Is He pleased? That is the question.
You may be shocked to find out that 'Mass' actually means DEATH ~ quite the opposite of BIRTH! Christ-Mass is interpreted DEATH of CHRIST.
Proofs that Jesus was not born on 25-Dec:Bethlehem is located well much above the sea level and the temperature is much colder in the month of December, unlike Mumbai. For reference, Please refer to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethlehem
The scripture says that two kinds of people were awake when Jesus was born.
Believe me; Shepherds were taking care of their sheep/ rams in open when Jesus was born and this cannot happen during December.
According to theologists, Jesus was born on September 29, 0004 BC during the days of Rosh Hashanah festival. For reference, please refer to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosh_Hashanah
He obeyed his parents, took well care of the family (not married of-course!) and worked as a carpenter till the age of 30 as per the scripture.
He was baptized by John the Baptist on Saturday, August 31 0026 AD, when his time begun.
He then roamed around doing good deeds, preaching the word of God, healing the sick, serving the needy, saving souls for the kingdom of God and performed other good deeds for about three and half-years.
Jesus was crucified on Thursday April, 6 0029 AD. He offered himself as a pleasing sacrifice on the cross of Calvary.
- December 24, 5 BC – Arch-angel Gabriel told Virgin Mary that she will beget a son, whom she must name as Immanuel.
- September 29, 4 BC during the festival days of Rosh Hashanah
- Saturday, August 31 0026 AD – baptized in the river Jordan by John the Baptist
- 1035 days - He roamed around doing good deeds.
- Thursday, April 6 0029 AD – crucified for us on the cross at Mt. Golgotha.
- Total days Jesus lived in the earth - 12294 days (~33 and 1/2 years)