The Reason for the Season — and It’s Not Jesus

Source / Courtesy: The Huffington Post

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Growing up in an African Methodist Episcopal household as a child (A.M.E. shout out to Richard Allen!), the annual Christmas program was a huge deal. From the flowing red gowns of the female choir members to the gold candles illuminating the sanctuary in a warm glow, the soaring notes of “O Holy Night,” and “Silent Night’ were congregant favorites. Everyone would sway and sing along, celebrating the birth of their one, true savior, Jesus — or Joshua for those people who like to be historically correct. There’s only one small problem:

 

Jesus was born when the dates ripe: “And shake towards thyself the trunk of the palm-tree; it will cause fresh ripe dates to fall upon thee". (Al-Qur'an 19:26)

Jesus was born when sheep were still grazing in the fields; "there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night," (Luke 2:8).

 

Dec. 25 is not his birthday. Biblical scholars have debunked the blind belief that Jesus was born on Dec. 25 time and time again. Instead, through scientific, historical and astrological calculations, they’ve pinpointed September of the year 3 B.C. as a more accurate date. But for some reason, as is the case with Easter, creationism and the entire Old Testament, many Christians have wrestled the concept from its origins, even going so far as declaring that people are heathens, ungrateful and unscrupulous for daring to take the “Christ” out of X-mas.

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  1. Time of Jesus’ birth according to the Holy Quran

    The Holy Quran preserves a revelation of mother Mary for us:

    “And shake towards thyself the trunk of the palm-tree; it will cause fresh ripe dates to fall upon thee. (Al Quran (Al Quran 19:26)

    This verse, among hundreds of others, also establishes that the Holy Quran is not copied from the Bible, as had been alleged by the Christian apologists for centuries, even in our generation’s times.

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