Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Unwrapped #1.

Harry Smith, "Christmas Unwrapped", History Channel;


Jeremiah was written 600 years before Jesus was born:

Jer 10:1 Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of Israel:

Jer 10:2 Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.

Jer 10:3 For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the ax.

Jer 10:4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.


Jesus was not born on 25th. December, so why do we celebrate it?

"Why is it important that we know when Jesus was born? We certainly do not use this knowledge to celebrate His birthday—He tells us to commemorate His death, not His birth (I Corinthians 11:23-26).

The true date, however, destroys the entire foundation of the Christmas holiday. It also points to the proper time of His ministry, crucifixion and resurrection, helping to disprove the Good Friday—Easter Sunday tradition also.

Lastly, and maybe most importantly, it renews our faith in God's Word—that it is true, verifiable and historically accurate.

In addition, we should know even these details so that we can provide common-sense reasons for our beliefs. We live in a world of compromise and confusion—especially in the realm of religion—and thus we must study and follow what is true so we will not be fooled by what is counterfeit.

The Christmas season promotes a lie concerning the date of the birth of Jesus Christ."
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A few more days of cold weather.  It won't be 65 again until Thursday.  Tonight the low will be 29 deg. and it didn't go over 57 deg. today.

1 comment:

pidge said...

It got kind of cool here last night too. I think it was 37 when we got up, but it has warmed up to 59 now. I think I can handle these temps after spending last winter in the ice and snow.. :)