Sunday, January 2, 2011

Christmas Topics As Discussed By "Professing Christians"

The Creationist Answers in Genesis has published some articles discussing some topics concerning Christmas that will be familiar to those of us familiar with Armstrongite teaching on this matter. I bring to attention in order to show that "professing Christians" are aware of what the various details mentioned by Armstrongites.

Miscellaneous Misconceptions About Christmas mentions the assertion that Jeremiah 10 is discussing Christmas trees, discusses how it is unlikely that Jesus was born on December 25, and discussing how some people (who are left unnamed) who teach that Christmas is not to be celebrated.

Regardless of what your opinion is of how the writer deals with these issues I bring

Footnote 3 of this article also discusses the argument that Zachariah, father of John the Baptist, was of the course of Abijah.

A Matter of Time discusses the timeline of the events concerning in Jesus' birth. It mentions that the Magi visited Jesus long after Jesus was born. I recall Meredith mentioned this point in his online study of Matthew. This detail about Jesus' early days is also mentioned in The Picture Bible, in which the Magi reach Jesus well after his birth.

I mention all this here to show that those the COGs teach us to look down on as "professing Christians" are actually aware of these details. The COGs are merely reciting information that was available from other sources.

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