Denny answers:We cannot be sure, but Jesus might have been born on December 25th.
We can't be certain exactly when Jesus was born, but we celebrate His birth at Christmastime…or any day!
Many, many years ago, people believed Jesus was born on December 25th. Some of them found documents that said the date was correct, and others wanted to celebrate Christmas on that day in order to stop people from celebrating a pagan (evil) holiday on that day. However, many people today argue that Jesus was not born in the winter. Another interesting thing is we don't even know for sure what year Jesus was born. He may have been born in 6 B.C., 5 B.C., or 4 B.C.
God doesn't always tell us all of the details of what He did in the past. If He thought it were important for us to know, He would have told us in the Bible. What is important, though, is that Jesus was born and lived on the earth as a man, so He could die to pay the price for the sins of everyone who trusts in Him to be their personal Savior.
Go back to:
- "'Shout and be glad, O Daughter of Zion. For I am coming, and I will live among you,' declares the LORD. Many nations will be joined with the LORD in that day and will become my people" (Zechariah 2:10-11).
- "But the angel said to them, 'Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord" (Luke 2:10-11).
- "Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners – of whom I am the worst" (1 Timothy 1:15).