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Was Jesus born on 25th December?

Asked by SHAD KHAN, 24 Dec '10 01:30 am
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BETTER QUESTION Why do many Christians celebrate Christmas on the 25th of December, if that is not when he was born?

The date was chosen by the Roman Catholic Church. Because Rome dominated most of the Christian world for centuries, the date became tradition throughout most of Christendom.

The original significance of December 25 is that it was a well-known festival day celebrating the annual return of the sun. December 21 is the winter solstice (shortest day of the year and thus a key date on the calendar), and December 25 is the first day that ancients could clearly note that the days were definitely getting longer and the sunlight was returning.

So, why was December 25 chosen to remember Jesus Christs birth with a mass (or Communion supper)? Since no one knows the day of his birth, the Roman Catholic Church felt free to chose this date. The Church wished to replace the pagan festival with a Christian holy day (holiday). The psychology was that is easier to take away an unho ...more
Source: CHRISTIAN.NET
Answered by truthmissile, 24 Dec '10 01:40 am

 
  
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There is no evidence for this date. So then, who decided that Jesus' birth would be celebrated on that date? The early Christian church did not celebrate Jesus' birth. It wasn't until A.D. 440 that the church officially proclaimed December 25 as the birth of Christ. This was not based on any religious evidence but on a pagan feast. Saturnalia was a tradition inherited by the Roman pagans from an earlier Babylonian priesthood. December 25 was used as a celebration of the birthday of the sun god. It was observed near the winter solstice.
The apostles in the Bible predicted that some Christians would adopt pagan beliefs to enable them to make their religion more palatable to the pagans around them. Therefore, some scholars think the church chose the date of this pagan celebration to interest them in Christianity. The pagans were already used to celebrating on this date.
The Bible itself tells us that December 25 is an unlikely date for His birth. Palestine is very cold in December. It ...more
Source: http://www.allaboutjesuschrist.org/was-jesus-born-on-december-25-faq.htm
Answered by yusuf syed, 24 Dec '10 10:09 pm

 
  
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We have seen from the above evidence that Chraistmas has its roots in paganism and certainly did not originate in Christianity. The next question is, was Jesus born on 25th December? There is no historical evidence as to the day or month of Christ's birth and some uncertainty exists as to the actual year. "St. Clements of Alexandria refers to calculations which placed it in April or May. Some such dates would better accord with the Gospel statement that 'shepherds were watching their flocks by night' than 25th December which falls in the cold and rainy seasons in the hilly country of Judaea".15 The 25th December could not have been the birthday of Jesus. The Bible shows that at the time "Shepherds" were still in the fields at night. As the Encyclopaedia Britannia (1907, Vol. V, p. 611) acknowledges, they would not have been there in the cold, rainy season of winter (Luke 2:8-12)."16 Accordingly, Jesus was not born in the winter season. We have seen that when he was born "there were, in ...more
Answered by lilliput, 24 Dec '10 01:44 am

 
  
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We are made to believe so
Answered by anil garg, 24 Dec '10 11:48 pm

 
  
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What's so important about his birth day or death day ?
what s important is his message as a massenger of God to worship one God and not the massengers
Answered by Ajeebdastan, 24 Dec '10 01:58 am

 
  
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No
Answered by PRINCE RAJ, 12 Jul '13 08:49 pm

 
  
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ASAK....

December 25th was originally the date of a Pagan holiday, and when they came through converting everything to Christianity, they decided to celebrate it on the 25th in order to make the transition easier. A lot of that kind of thing happened when it came to religious conversion.
The real date of Jesus birth is believed to be in September...
Answered by Alaina, 25 Dec '10 09:00 am

 
  
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