Topic: Jesus Christ
Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us, Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word; It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus, That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed. (Luke 1:1-4 KJV)
What does the history researcher do? We might think the history researcher would try to find some historical evidences that happened long time ago and connect the dots to today’s society. Most today’s historian scholars are still looking for the answers that relate to our generation from the ancient history. Just as Luke did, many today’s historian scholars are trying to research carefully to look for some evidences that relate to our future, such as World War III, advanced technology, and rapture of the Church.
In the first two chapters of Luke, he carefully researched and wrote the event of the birth of Jesus Christ. Although he didn’t record the date of our Messiah’s birth, Dr. Luke was selected to add his book as the part in God’s inspiring words. If we combine his two books, Luke and Acts, Luke wrote a large portion of the New Testament.
Many of us may have learned that Matthew 1-2 and Luke 1-2 are the Christmas story over many years. Although we may have been learned some history facts of Christmas (I was blinded and guilty of this until God opened my spiritual eyes), the word has no meaning of Jesus Christ’s birth. Most today’s historian scholars and preachers may tell us that Christmas does relate to Christ’s birth, but the Bible has no mention its word, Christmas. Why?
1) If we read Luke’s account of Jesus’ birth, we see clearly that the angels’ announcement to shepherds was not during the winter season, but possibly during the spring.
2) The most pagan holidays occurred in the last quarter of the year (October to December).
3) There was no celebration of Christmas during the days of Apostles. One of Catholic Popes gave holiday a name officially as Christmas—that was after first couple centuries since Jesus ascended into Heaven.
4) Jesus celebrated His birthday [physically] only once, that was after Mary birth Him and had several people came over to see the Baby Jesus. After the birth of Jesus, there is no mention of His other 33 birthdays in all four Gospels.
These and more facts may be hidden from our school textbooks, but it can be proven by according to the Word of God. We must seek God to open our spiritual eyes to see the truth. Paul says in II Timothy 3:16-17, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.”
As we come to Christmas season, it is the good opportunity for us to share the love and gospel messages of Jesus Christ. As the world says that this holiday season is all about us, it is the time for us to shout out the name of Jesus Christ to the world. Are you ready for Christmas season while some of things may try to block your ways to celebrate Jesus’ birth, life, ministry, death, and resurrection everyday? Set a time each day for yourself with God to celebrate what He has done for you and your family.