Peace119 – Do you think Jesus was born on December 25?

Most Christians in the western world celebrate the birth of Jesus on December 25 called Christmas Day.  The Eastern Orthodox Church celebrate His birth on January 7 for they still use the Julian Calendar.


As the story goes, Jesus was born in Bethlehem located just south of Jerusalem.  The account of Luke (Chapter 2) says that there were some shepherds who were spending the night in the fields, keeping watch of their flocks, when an angel appeared to them.  The angel announced to them the birth of Christ the Lord in David’s town (Bethlehem) which they found to be true.


We know that December in Israel is cold and wintry.  There may not even be grass in the field for the flocks to feed on.  Is it likely that shepherds would be in the fields at night at this time of the year just to look after their flocks? 


If you think that Jesus was not born on December 25, when could He possibly have been born?


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Zacharias on 2008-10-04 at 8:40 pm

    I don’t think that it’s necessarily important as to the exact time Christ was born. Christianity celebrates Christmas when it does because in the ancient world there were many pagan holidays around this time. By placing the Christian feast when they did they were able to draw pagans away from their own celebrations and to eventually overshadow them.

    The when is the important part, it’s the why!


  2. Posted by peacecrusader on 2009-07-19 at 8:28 am


    Dear Zacharias,

    I am very sorry to just answer your comment just now. Just saw it actually.

    The date was revealed by the Holy Spirit Himself. I did not get the date from thin air. I just checked it out and have proven it to be true and correct after about 20 years since I first heard the date. Did you know that the Holy Spirit risked His credibility by revealing such date? Had I proven Him wrong, I would have renounced my belief in Him and branded Him as fake.

    With a correct date now established, could we remove one division that divides the Christian church between the Gregorian-calendar-using Western churches and the Julian-calendar-using Eastern churches? Hopefully, we will be able to unite Christians to celebrate the Lord’s birthday on the same date.

    With love, your brother in Jesus,
    Aristeo Canlas Fernando, Peace Crusader and Echo
    Motto: pro aris et focis (for the sake of, or defense of, religion and home)
    “The Internet is mightier than the sword.”


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