Bible Truth FAQs
WHEN WAS JESUS BORN?
If you do, then you know more than is revealed in the scriptures. Old Testament prophecies foretold the birth of our Savior, and the gospel accounts tell us of their fulfillment; but nowhere is it revealed unto us the exact date or time.
Through the presumptuousness of men a date has been established, and men make annual traditional religious observance. Jesus said (Matt. 15:9), "But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men." It is a very dangerous practice to try to worship the Lord presumptuously. (See Lev. 10:1-2.)
The Bible does not instruct men to observe the Lord's birth. Rather, it instructs regarding the observance of his death (I Cor. 11:23-26). Men have also established a traditional time for this observance; however, the divine example for Christians to follow is upon the first day of the week (Acts 20:1). Grammatically, from the context this can mean nothing other than the first day of every week.
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