Friday, December 19, 2014

Jesus Doesn't Have a Birthday

 This one kind of sticks in my craw a little bit. Maybe I am theologically quibbling a bit, but when people say "Happy Birthday, Jesus!" usually for a Christmas celebration I don't agree with at all, it bothers me. Jesus doesn't have a birthday. Yes there was a particular day in history that God came to earth and became both man and God, but Jesus Christ being God is an eternal being and He said so Himself.

  John 8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.


Anonymous said...

I agree Bible Believer. And thank you for saying so. He is eternal. And should be worshiped as so. I have been commenting on N4tm for 2 days now on the celebration of X-mas.
She was exalting X-mas and claiming that some brethren are yoking up w the heathen to tear X-mas apart. Glad to know you reject the pagan idol worship of X-mas.


Anonymous said...

Yes, I too was disappointed to see N4TM defend Christmas with such zeal. I wonder if her news blog is "fair and balanced?"

Anyway, concerning this post, there are several churches in our area that print "happy birthday Jesus" on their signs and in their advertisements in the local newspapers. Churches advertise "big time" in the media trying to draw in followers after very worldly!

And what surprised me the most is this....why do churches "lie" about celebrating a date which has nothing to do with the birth of our Savior? Why do churches "lie" saying that this "party/celebration" took place because the story of the birth of Christ is in the Scriptures-a one time event that took place, and yet I cannot find the Scriptures to support where the early called out ones/assemblies ever participated in honoring and celebrating a reoccurring birth date, and why does the church "lie" about those of us who choose not to honor a particular date which regards to Jesus?

Why does the world believe this lie? And why don't people really call it what it is....a big "LIE."
We have so many within the academia, you know, the ones who believe they are superior because they are extremely educated....and yet there is a famine in the land concerning a simple, uneducated truth here!

Little babies give us the warm fuzzies, and sentimenatal feelings and emotions of when our own children were helpless, so we can identify with a needy baby Jesus, however, when He returns at His Second Coming, there won't be any warm fuzzies....maybe the organized "church filled with lies" should focus more on this Final Event.

CD said...

Maybe I misunderstand, but Jesus does have a birthday. He has a mother, and a labor, and a birth.

It so happens, however that the day we celebrate for it, is not the actual day. At least I don't think so.

Either way, we're not told to celebrate it. I don't mind celebrating birthdays myself though.

Mourning is good. Festive is good.

I don't know. Let's not be legalistic. His birth is not all that we appreciate. Isin't that right?