MERRY CHRISTMAS! (Did the First Christmas Really Happen?)

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Lee Strobel, investigative reporter, former award-winning editor of The Chicago Tribune, and former atheist, presents his case for Christmas (in admittedly greatly summarized form):

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The Case for Christmas From Eyewitness Testimony

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The Case for Christmas from Early Records

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The Case for Christmas from Historical plus Embarrassing Records

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May we all have a special experience of the love of Jesus Christ this Christmas! God bless you!

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4 Responses

  1. For some reason, when your page loaded on my computer it loaded only with headings:

    “The Case for Christmas From Eyewitness Testimony”

    “The Case for Christmas from Early Records”

    Each of these was followed by a big blank, which paradoxically is exactly the evidence for a “case for Christmas.”

    And as everyone should know by now, Christmas was a date selected by the early Roman Church because that was the time of the Winter Solstice and the great Midwinter festivals, and they wanted to counteract the influence of non-Christians. So they basically borrowed a non-Christian holiday which had and has nothing at all to do with a supposed date on which Jesus was born.

    Of course none of that need keep you from enjoying this holiday season, and I hope you do.

  2. Hi, hokku.

    That’s too bad. I’ve tried revisiting the site again and again, even while not logged in to wordpress, and the images display just fine, and the video clips do play. Maybe you just happened to log in when the wordpress site was particularly busy? Please do try visiting and loading the clips again. Maybe you’ll see that the case is not so blank 😉 .

    And as everyone should know by now, Christmas was a date selected by the early Roman Church because that was the time of the Winter Solstice and the great Midwinter festivals, and they wanted to counteract the influence of non-Christians. So they basically borrowed a non-Christian holiday which had and has nothing at all to do with a supposed date on which Jesus was born.

    Maybe so, but there’s nothing wrong with trying to counteract the influence of non-Christians. Just as we accept your right to try to counteract the influence of Christians 😉 .

    Besides, even if there are problems with the traditions of societies and cultures, such as some people might view the celebration of Christmas, we still maintain that there’s nothing wrong with the biblical accounts themselves.

    Of course none of that need keep you from enjoying this holiday season, and I hope you do.

    Thanks very much! I do hope you enjoy this season, too. My warmest regards to you!

  3. mel, i think with the age of commercialized activities, a lot of people no longer realize the significance of simplicity and spirituality especially during xmas.

  4. Hello, kabayan!

    Sorry for the late reply. My wife and I have been very busy (please see my latest post, Kudos to My Beautiful Wife.

    Yup, agreed. The commercialization is very much emphasized during the Christmas season, but it is very prevalent in modern society. May I refer you to my posts What Would Jesus Buy?, This is Obscene, and The Simple Life? Shameless plugs, no? 😉

    God bless you throughout this year, kabayan!

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