Do You Believe Christmas Is Really Jesus' Birthday? Do You Know When He Was Really Born?

Do you know when he really died? What months?

Update:

SORRY NO! The BIBLE doesn't say he was born 12/25 check again. If your church is really telling you this you need to ask again OR read the BIBLE for yourself and not depend on the answers of others... :D

Update 2:

True the Calendar has changed. SOOOO, What seasons??? Thank you.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    No---I believe that the theologions have made this out to be sometime in April (by our present day calendar)

    But-- this does not really matter as far as an Exact day for the OBSERVANCE ---niether does it matter much about how this day came to be the day THAT we observe His Birth On (whether or not it WAS a pagan this or that or whatever)--- And even though I believe that it pleases the Father that we observe the birth of His Son---I really don't think it has NEAR so much signifigance as the Death of Christ for our sins and His ultimate Reserection over death, hell, and the grave !!!!

    We rejoice at this time---for it is a worldwide COMMON day of observance of God's Gift to us --- that gift being His only Begotten Son--- and the "instructions" from the angels---to rejoice !!

    And, as far as this particular day being of pagan origins----who gives a rat's rump about that ?? The observances that Christians have on this day are no more related to that than someone born on St Patrick's Day having to be Irish !!

    As a matter of fact---it is Biblical to say that the absolute opposite is true when it comes to people's joy at birth and sadness at death--- Biblically it is written that if we knew the total story-- there would be weeping at a person's birth and rejoicing at their passing !!

  • 1 decade ago

    No I do not believe Jesus was born on Dec. 25 because it is the rainy season and shepherds wouldn't be out in the fields at night for one reason. Another is that is nowhere in the Bible is it commanded to celebrate the birth of Jesus. The date of birth is well hidden. As for when He died it was probably around Passover. The actions of the women and the Sabbaths referred to at the time of the crucifixion fit.

  • 1 decade ago

    Hmmmm..... Does it matter on what date He was born? I think not. We celebrate His birth and His death at convenient times - approximately the winter solstice and the vernal equinox. These times for celebrations are used by multiple cultures, multiple religions outside the tropics.

    Two credible groups of scientific studies have shown that Jesus was born in (1) September and in (2) April. Two credible groups of scientific studies (significant overlaps between 1 and 2 on the month) have shown that Jesus was born in (1) 3 BC and (2) 7 BC. In other words, there is no definitive answer.

    Christians can honor Jesus at any time of year; Christmas and Easter dates are convenient conventions.

  • 1 decade ago

    Jesus was not necessarily born on Christmas day. It was a day picked out so that His birth could be recognized. I don't think that anyone really knows when His birthday was. His death is about 2 or 3 AD. Also, the calendar was different back then so I don't think you could really distinguish what month.

    I hope that that was of some help.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Mid December is the Winter solstice. The pagan realm celebrated, and in some cases, brought a tree indoors for homage to nature. The Church adopted the celebration to encourage membership of the pagans.

    Newest research says The Nazarene was born about Easter time. In the spring at least.

  • Flea©
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Answer is- we don't know when Christ was born. According to Bible descripions of the birth, the date could be any time between mid spring to mid autumn. Christian church officials simply picked a Christian feast day close to the pagan holiday Yule/ winter solstice to make the conversion of pagans to Christianity a trifle less headachey for themselves.

  • 1 decade ago

    Evidence shows that Christ was really born sometime in April. Early Christians celebrated his birthday in December because it aligned with the winter solstice and they wouldn't be persecuted by Pagans.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    According to an hour long Discovery program I watched a couple months ago...they did a lot of research and their final conclusion was either April 17th or 18th.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Ronin

    I think everyone accepts that Dec 25 isn't his real b-day.

    4 minutes ago

    How could you say that you stupid religious zealot? I don't accept that December 25th was Jesus's birthday. I don't believe in Jesus. Jesus didn't exist, he doesn't exist, and he never will exist. Religious is the opiate of the masses, and God is dead. Remember that, and also don't make gross stereotypical rationalizations of people?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think everyone accepts that Dec 25 isn't his real b-day.

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