Christians, if Jesus wasn't really born on December 25th, does that make God incompetent he couldn't control what day people celebrated it?
It seems the vast majority of Christians here believe that Jesus was not born on December 25th (even though that is the day it is celebrated and has been believed by Christian tradition he was born). Why would God mislead so many about so important a date? 1. Either God is incompetent 2. God is not all -powerful
- Anonymous11 months agoFavorite Answer
God is perfect in every possible way. A person can better comprehend the Infinite Mysteries of God by reciting the rosary each day with care.
- PubliusLv 711 months ago
God didn't establish Christmas, dear one. What makes you pretend that the did?
God misled no one, Einstein.
He is certainly not incompetent. He wasn't involved in the creation of Christmas in the first place. He lets his children create their own culture and societies.
- Kilroy JLv 511 months ago
The God of those who celebrate Christmas is not Jehovah.
- BJLv 711 months ago
Why would God mislead so many about so important a date? God does not mislead, man or woman does.
The only event Jesus specifically instructed his followers to commemorate was his death, not his birth, and this was to be done as a simple communion meal. Luke 22:19, 20 Note, too, that the Gospels of Mark and John are silent about Jesus’ birth.
There is no historical evidence that the early Christians celebrated the birth of the Christ. But they did memorialize his death. 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 It was not until more than 300 years after Jesus’ birth that Christendom officially began to observe Christmas on December 25.
The unsavory origin of the celebration itself. The roots of Christmas can be traced back to pagan Rome with its mixture of festivals for honoring the agricultural god Saturn and the sun god.
coauthors of the book Pagan Christmas, write: Like many pre-Christian customs and beliefs, the old feast commemorating the yearly return of the sun was rededicated to the birth of Christ.
can you see why true Christians do not celebrate Christmas?
Millions were brought into the church from Paganism. But the change was mostly in name, for the pagan priests became christian priests and the pagan holidays came to be called by christian names Christmas being one of these holidays.
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- PaulLv 711 months ago
It means He didn't control what date people celebrated it. It obviously does not mean that He couldn't.
- Anonymous11 months ago
Based on the Synoptic Gospels, Jesus' birth is estimated to be in the time of lambing (around August). The Bible does not directly give a date for Jesus' birth because the date is not important. The Important part is the remembrance of Jesus' birth. The church may have chose Dec 25th to give an alternate celebration to pagan traditions during that time. This is similar to how Easter (Resurrection Day) is scheduled for March/April time frame.
Again, the days are not important, the remembrance of Jesus is. The days were selected by humans, not God.
- DavidLv 711 months ago
If God thought it was important for us to know what date Jesus was born, he would have told us what it was. Clearly the date isn't the important part, it's the incarnation. God became man in Jesus Christ.
- dewcoonsLv 711 months ago
You seem to think that God cares on which day we celebrate the birth of Jesus. I see no reason why it would matter. The Jewish calendar is very different from our calendar, so if we know the date with would be different every year. Like the way that Easter floats around to different days each year.
There are commandments to "remember" the death of Jesus. And a ritual connected to it (communion.) So the Christian church has taken the time to determine why it would have happened and set up that celebrate as close to the origin date as possible.
There is no commandment to celebrate the birth of Jesus. So its actual date is not important. Just as we do not celebrate the birthdays of Washington or Lincoln on the days when they were actually born, but rather set aside one specific (random) day to celebrate then both (and all Presidents.)
That the God and the church does not believe that celebrating the life of Jesus and the actual death of his birth is not important does not mean that God is not all-powerful. It just means that is nothing something he cares about.
If you look back at the history of the Christ Mass, it was to celebrate the LIFE of Jesus, and not his birth. The idea that it was the birth of Jesus came long centuries later.
- Anonymous11 months ago
the date of Jesus' birth was said to be in the summer June or July and the year also isn't fully known but that doesn't mean God is incompetent just because we don't know the exact date that Jesus was born that is on us.
- Annsan_In_HimLv 711 months ago
Almost all the Christians I know know that December 25th is not Jesus' birthday. It may have been around then that the Holy Spirit caused the virgin Mary to conceive, however. So, in a sense, that time in the calendar is significant. I reckon Jesus was born late September or early October. But NOBODY knows, apart from God!
That is significant. God does not want us to know because that is not a date that we are to keep in any particular way. Jesus told us that we DID have to commemorate His death, and Christians are commanded to partake of the bread and wine at that event (spring-time). Yet even that date cannot be worked out exactly!
God is not incompetent - He knows the times and the seasons and "At just the right time, while we were powerless, Christ died for the ungodly." Romans 5:6 Find out why His death was "at just the right time" - even for you, who would not be born till nearly 2,000 years later, an ungodly person (right?)
- Anonymous11 months ago
No gods ever said anything about celebrating Jesus's birthday. The Roman Catholic church combined the Jewish Jesus movement with paganism, repurposing pagan celebrations with Christian symbolism. This created a common religion that all could agree upon with and served to unite the Roman empire.